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Eric Hayot

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199926695

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.001.0001

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Six Variables, Three Modes

Six Variables, Three Modes

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(p.136) Chapter 9 Six Variables, Three Modes
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On Literary Worlds
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Eric Hayot

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199926695.003.0010

This chapter addresses the connection between the six variables and three modes set out in the preceding chapters. Together, the variables and the modes describe the history of a set of representational norms, and connect those norms to the social forces that they helped register and conceive. None of this means that the work of art always “discovers” society or the world, that it is invariably ahead of the imaginative curve whereby the social comes to be represented to (versions of) itself. We can only say that the artwork encodes and makes legible a set of relations that are expressions of a world-view in whose origin, conceptualization, development, consolidation, and transcendence works of art themselves play a vital role—and to which, through the commitment to making, the aesthetic will have a privileged and shared relationship. What emerges neither asserts art's reflective epiphenomenality nor illustrates its subordination to or illustration of history. It demonstrates art's coevality and engagement with the historical, and confirms its imaginative power and its verdant, social force.

Keywords:   variables, modes, representational norms, social forces, art

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