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Felski, Rita 1956-

Works: 66 works in 214 publications in 7 languages and 7,752 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Cross-cultural studies  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, zxx, Contributor, Creator, Other
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Most widely held works by Rita Felski
Doing time : feminist theory and postmodern culture by Rita Felski( )

16 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Neither the modern nor the postmodern are unified, coherent, or self-evident realities. Drawing on cultural studies and critical theory, Felski examines a range of themes central to debates about postmodern culture, including changing meanings of class, the end of history, the status of art and aesthetics, postmodernism as "the end of sex," and the politics of popular culture. Placing women at the center of analysis, she suggests, has a profound impact on the way we think about historical periods. As a result, feminist theory is helping to reshape our vision of both the modern and the postmodern."--Jacket
The gender of modernity by Rita Felski( )

23 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Korean and held by 1,855 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In an innovative and invigorating exploration of the complex relations between women and the modern, Rita Felski challenges conventional male-centered theories of modernity. She also calls into question those feminist perspectives that have either demonized the modern as inherently patriarchal, or else assumed a simple opposition between men's and women's experiences of the modern world. Combining cultural history with cultural theory, and focusing on the fin de siècle, Felski examines the gendered meanings of such notions as nostalgia, consumption, feminine writing, the popular sublime, evolution, revolution, and perversion. Her approach is comparative and interdisciplinary, covering a wide variety of texts from the English, French, and German traditions: sociological theory, realist and naturalist novels, decadent literature, political essays and speeches, sexological discourse, and sentimental popular fiction. Male and female writers from Simmel, Zola, Sacher-Masoch, and Rachilde to Marie Corelli, Wilde, and Olive Schreiner come under Felski's scrutiny as she exposes the varied and often contradictory connections between femininity and modernity"--Publisher description
Beyond feminist aesthetics : feminist literature and social change by Rita Felski( Book )

19 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature after feminism by Rita Felski( Book )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher's description: Recent commentators have portrayed feminist critics as grim-faced ideologues who are destroying the study of literature. Feminists, they claim, reduce art to politics and are hostile to any form of aesthetic pleasure. Literature after Feminism is the first work to comprehensively rebut such caricatures, while also offering a clear-eyed assessment of the relative merits of various feminist approaches to literature. Spelling out her main arguments clearly and succinctly, Rita Felski explains how feminism has changed the ways people read and think about literature. She organizes her book around four key questions: Do women and men read differently? How have feminist critics imagined the female author? What does plot have to do with gender? And what do feminists have to say about the relationship between literary and political value? Interweaving incisive commentary with literary examples, Felski advocates a double critical vision that can do justice to the social and political meanings of literature without dismissing or scanting the aesthetic. Literature after Feminism will be welcomed by anyone looking for a lucid and balanced account of feminist criticism
Uses of literature by Rita Felski( Book )

27 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The diverse motives and mysteries of why we read are explored in this groundbreaking new work by Rita Felski. Challenging many time-worn homilies and theories put forth in contemporary literary criticism, "Uses of Literature" offers refreshing new insights into the purpose and value of reading literature." "Proposing that the interaction between reader and literature involves four "modes of textual engagement"--Recognition, enchantment, knowledge, and shock - the author bridges the gap between literary theory and common-sense beliefs about literature."--Jacket
The limits of critique by Rita Felski( Book )

12 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why must critics unmask and demystify literary works? Why do they believe that language is always withholding some truth, that the critic's task is to reveal the unsaid or repressed? In this book, Rita Felski examines critique, the dominant form of interpretation in literary studies, and situates it as but one method among many, a method with strong allure - but also definite limits. Felski argues that critique is a sensibility best captured by Paul Ricoeur's phrase "the hermeneutics of suspicion." She shows how this suspicion toward texts forecloses many potential readings while providing no guarantee of rigorous or radical thought. Instead, she suggests, literary scholars should try what she calls "postcritical reading": rather than looking behind a text for hidden causes and motives, literary scholars should place themselves in front of it and reflect on what it suggests and makes possible. By bringing critique down to earth and exploring new modes of interpretation, The Limits of Critique offers a fresh approach to the relation between artistic works and the social world. -- from back cover
Rethinking tragedy( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This groundbreaking collection provokes a major reassessment of the significance of tragedy and the tragic in late modernity. A distinguished group of scholars and theorists extends the discussion of tragedy beyond its usual parameters to include film, popular culture, and contemporary politics
Critique and postcritique by Elizabeth S Anker( Book )

11 editions published in 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now that literary critique's intellectual and political pay-off is no longer quite so self-evident, critics are vigorously debating the functions and futures of critique. The contributors to Critique and Postcritique join this conversation, evaluating critique's structural, methodological, and political potentials and limitations. Following the interventions made by Bruno Latour, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Sharon Marcus and Stephen Best, and others, the contributors assess the merits of the postcritical turn while exploring a range of alternate methods and critical orientations. Among other topics, the contributors challenge the distinction between surface and deep reading; outline how critique-based theory has shaped the development of the novel; examine Donna Haraway's feminist epistemology and objectivity; advocate for a "hopeful" critical disposition; highlight the difference between reading as method and critique as genre; and question critique's efficacy at attending to the affective dimensions of experience. In these and other essays this volume outlines the state of contemporary literary criticism while pointing to new ways of conducting scholarship that are better suited to the intellectual and political challenges of the present. --! From back cover
Comparison : theories, approaches, uses( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Comparison expands upon a special issue of the journal New Literary History, which analyzed theories and methodologies of comparison. Six new essays from senior scholars of transnational and postcolonial studies complement the original ten pieces. The work of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Ella Shohat, Robert Stam, R. Radhakrishnan, Bruce Robbins, Ania Loomba, Haun Saussy, Linda Gordon, Walter D. Mignolo, Shu-mei Shih, and Pheng Cheah are included with contributions by anthropologists Caroline B. Brettell and Richard Handler. Historical periods discussed range from the early modern to the contemporary and geographical regions that encompass the globe. Ultimately, Comparison argues for the importance of greater self-reflexivity about the politics and methods of comparison in teaching and in research"--
Cultural Studies. special Issue: Australian feminisms( )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australian feminisms( )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recomposing the humanities - with Bruno Latour( Book )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural studies by Rita Felski( )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To begin an article by acknowledging the problematic and provisional status of one'sterms of reference has become a routine gesture in recent years, yet such rhetoricalbanality seems unavoidable in the case of a journal issue on the topic of 'Australianfeminism'
Bralke in bralci by Rita Felski( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Slovenian and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural studies( )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond Bourdieu and other essays( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexology in culture : labelling bodies and desires( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sexology in Culture examines the impact of key writings by sexologists on Englishspeaking culture from the 1880s to the early 1940s. How influential a field was sexology during this period, and how much power did sexologists wield? What was the impact of their work on popular and official attitudes to sex? In this volume, Lucy Bland and Laura Doan have brought together leading historians of sex, cultural and literary critics, and scholars in gay, lesbian and queer studies, to reassess current debates on sexology in light of its history. Issues addressed include the relation of sexual science to the law, government policy, journalism, eugenical programmes, marriage and sex manuals, and literary representation. Other chapters map out new readings of transsexuality and bisexuality, and the centrality of race within sexological discourse. This book will be of interest to all those concerned with understanding modern sexual discourse in its historical context, and will be essential reading for researchers, teachers, and students interested in the history and study of sex
Aesthetics now( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feminism and tradition in aesthetics( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dit werk is een verzameling van essays die stuk voor stuk de taaiheid van tradities in de kunstfilosofie en de theorie van de esthetiek belichten. De centrale vraag is op welke manier onze culturele achtergrond onze waarneming beïnvloedt, begrippen als schoonheid, kunst en cultuur betekenis geeft en hoe kunstfilosofie en de theorie van de esthetiek op hun beurt de waarneming van het kunstobject door het individu hebben beïnvloed. In ieder geval: door de taaiheid van de esthetische tradities heeft ook het feminisme lang moeilijkheden ondervonden om in de esthetische theorievorming voet aan de grond te krijgen. In dit boek dat eigenlijk een bundeling is van essays zijn ook enkele bijdragen over film opgenomen, zo onder meer een essay van de vermaarde vertegenwoordigster van het zwarte feminisme, bell hooks, die het verband bespreekt tussen de positie van zwarte vrouwen in de maatschappij en de manier waarop ze naar speelfilms kijken
Feminist aesthetics : feminist literature and social change Beyond by Rita Felski( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Doing time : feminist theory and postmodern culture
The gender of modernityBeyond feminist aesthetics : feminist literature and social changeLiterature after feminismUses of literatureRethinking tragedyCultural Studies. special Issue: Australian feminismsAustralian feminismsCultural studies
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Felski, Rita

Felski, Rita Mary 1956-

Rita Felski Amerikaans literatuurcritica

Рита Фелски

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