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Collini, Stefan 1947-

Works: 60 works in 364 publications in 7 languages and 8,243 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference proceedings  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Compiler
Classifications: JC585, 323.44
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Stefan Collini
Interpretation and overinterpretation by Umberto Eco( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 894 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Umberto Eco, international best-selling novelist and leading literary theorist, here brings together these two roles in a provocative discussion of the vexed question of literary interpretation. The limits of interpretation--what a text can actually be said to mean--are of double interest to a semiotician whose own novels' intriguing complexity has provoked his readers into intense speculation as to their meaning. Eco's illuminating and frequently hilarious discussion
Absent minds : intellectuals in Britain by Stefan Collini( Book )
23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An account of 'the question of intellectuals' in 20th-century Britain, this book challenges the myth that there are no 'real' intellectuals in Britain and offers an analysis of 'the intellectual' as a concept as well as detailed discussions of influential figures such as T.S. Eliot, George Orwell, and Edward Said
On liberty by John Stuart Mill( Book )
25 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and held by 725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This book is a philosophical work by British philosopher John Stuart Mill. It was a radical work to the Victorian readers of the time, as it supported individuals' moral and economic freedom from the state. This edition has been specially formatted by Andrews UK for today's e-reading devices, and features an easy-to-navigate table of contents
That noble science of politics : a study in nineteenth-century intellectual history by Stefan Collini( Book )
19 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and Japanese and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this unusual and important work, three well-known historians of ideas examine the diverse forms taken in nineteenth-century Britain by the aspiration to develop what was then known as a 'science of politics'. This aspiration encompassed a more extensive and ambitious range of concerns than is implied by the modern term 'political science': in fact, as this book demonstrates, it remained the overarching category under which many nineteenth-century thinkers grouped their attempts to achieve systematic understanding of man's common life. As a result of both the over-concentration on closed abstract systems of thought and the intrusion of concerns which pervade much writing in the history of political theory and of the social sciences, these attempts have since been neglected or misrepresented. By deliberately avoiding such approaches, this book restores the subject to its centrality in the intellectual life and political culture of nineteenth-century Britain"--Publisher description
Public moralists : political thought and intellectual life in Britain, 1850-1930 by Stefan Collini( Book )
28 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Arnold by Stefan Collini( Book )
8 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberalism and sociology : L.T. Hobhouse and political argument in England, 1880-1914 by Stefan Collini( Book )
14 editions published between 1979 and 1983 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Culture and anarchy by Matthew Arnold( Book )
16 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published in 1869, this celebrated work of social criticism is the reference-point for all discussion of the relations between politics and culture
The two cultures by C. P Snow( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and Greek, Modern and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The two cultures / C.P. Snow -- The Rede lecture (1959) -- The two cultures -- Intellectuals as natural Luddites -- The scientific revolution -- The rich and the poor -- The two cultures: a second look (1963)
History, religion, and culture : British intellectual history, 1750-1950 ( Book )
15 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economy, polity, and society : British intellectual history, 1750-1950 ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
English pasts : essays in culture and history by Stefan Collini( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Common reading : critics, historians, publics by Stefan Collini( Book )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. Collini focuses on critics and historians who wrote for a non-specialist readership, and on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach that readership." "Among the critics discussed are Cyril Connolly, V.S. Pritchett, Aldous Huxley, Rebecca West, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell, while the historians include A.L. Rowse, Arthur Bryant, E.H. Carr, and E.P. Thompson. There are also essays on wider themes such as the fate of 'general' periodicals, the history of reading, the role of criticism, changing conceptions of 'culture', the limitations of biography, and the functions of universities. Explicitly addressed to 'the non-specialist reader', these essays make some of the fruits of detailed scholarly research in various fields available to a wider audience, while maintaining rigorous standards of analysis. The book will engage readers interested in literature, history, and contemporary cultural debate."--Jacket
Interprétation et surinterprétation by Umberto Eco( Book )
26 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in 4 languages and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trois essais d'Umberto Eco forment le noyau de ce livre. Il y développe sa conception de l'intention de l'oeuvre et de la façon dont elle peut imposer des limites aux interprétations possibles. R. Rorty, philosophe, J. Culler, théoricien de la littérature, et C. Brooke-Rose, critique et romancière, discutent ses arguments
What are universities for? by Stefan Collini( Book )
7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Across the world universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. This book offers a compelling argument for rethinking the way we see our universities and why we need them
Matthew Arnold : a critical portrait by Stefan Collini( Book )
12 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
That's offensive! : criticism, identity, respect by Stefan Collini( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines claims that the criticism of another's deeply held ideas or beliefs is offensive, resulting in blocking the expression or publication of such criticism. Argues that treating others as capable of engaging in reasoned arguments, equals in intellect and humanity, is a way of demonstrating respect
Two cultures? The significance of C.P. Snow by F. R Leavis( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first annotated edition of Leavis's famous critique of C.P. Snow, introduced by a leading twenty-first-century critic
English pasts essays in history and culture by Stefan Collini( Book )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this collection of essays, Stefan Collini shows how much can be gained from bringing a rigorous historical perspective to some of the most contentious issues in contemporary culture. Whether he is asking what it means to inhabit and possess a 'national past', or reflecting on the role of the historian as social critic, whether he is scrutinizing the claims of Cultural Studies or challenging the assumptions about academic research, whether he is pondering the future of literary biography or reassessing some of the leading minds in modern British culture, Collini writes with a rare blend of sympathy, sharpness, and wit
Wozu Geisteswissenschaften? ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Collini, Stefan
コリーニ, S
コリーニ, ステファン
English (259)
French (12)
Spanish (11)
German (3)
Japanese (2)
Danish (2)
Greek, Modern (1)