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The Event of Style in Literature


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 8-53
  4. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 54-86
  5. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 87-129
  6. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 130-182
  7. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 183-208
  8. Mario Aquilina
    Pages 209-212
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 213-249

About this book


The Event of Style in Literature brings discussions about the question of style up-to-date by schematising the principal issues relating to the topic through a critical overview of the canon of style studies. It reads the work of Jacques Derrida, Maurice Blanchot, and Hans-Georg Gadamer as groundbreaking and 'eventful' interventions.


bibliography English literature event Hans-Georg Gadamer Jacques Derrida knowledge literature style tradition

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.University of MaltaMalta

About the authors

Mario Aquilina is a lecturer in English within the Department of English at the University of Malta, where he coordinates the MA in English. His teaching profile includes Applied Theory, Comparative Literature, Style and Rhetoric, Style in the Media and Electronic Literature. He has published peer-reviewed articles on Derrida, Shakespeare and Blanchot.

Bibliographic information


“Aquilina’s work is measured and insightful, offering clear readings of Gadamer, Blanchot, and Derrida, and presenting astute expositions of poststructuralist theories on writing through the lens of style. … Aquilina’s work provides an engaging study and a valuable resource through which to continue the exploration of writing and style.” (Maebh Long, CounterText, Vol. 2 (1), April, 2016)

“The Event of Style in Literature demonstrates how style is at the heart of the matter … . Aquilina’s reading of style exhibits lucidity even as it sheds light on the dimly-lit corners that a nuanced engagement with style must certainly contend with. This study not only engages with style in a thorough and rigorous manner, but it also engages the reader, who is continuously shown to be ‘structurally inherent in style as an event’ … .” (Elsa Fiott, antae, Vol. 2 (1), March, 2015)