Politics and Aesthetics: The Unsolved Issue of Marxist Critique

  • Francesco Muzzioli University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Keywords: Literary criticism, Commitment, Marxism, Political value, Aesthetic value.


The debate on politics and aesthetics developed in the Thirties of the 20th century, especially in the Marxist theory, with important specifications of Gramsci and Benjamin. Today, when we talk of commitment, it is necessary for literary criticism to start again from this debate, from its issues and unsolved problems, to deal adequately with the perspectives opened by Cultural Studies, following the theories of Neo-Marxists, such as Jameson and Eagleton.


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Author Biography

Francesco Muzzioli, University of Rome "La Sapienza"
Francesco Muzzioli teaches at the University “la Sapienza”, Rome. He began his research in the 70s, tackling the issues of avant-garde, experimentalism and alternative writing, approaching them through a “materialistic theory” of literature. He has published numerous volumes; among them: Le teorie della critica letteraria (Carocci, 1994; re-edited in 2005); Letteratura come produzione (Guida, 2010); L’analisi del testo letterario (Empiria, 2012).


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How to Cite
Muzzioli, F. (1). Politics and Aesthetics: The Unsolved Issue of Marxist Critique. Between, 5(10). https://doi.org/10.13125/2039-6597/2027