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Schad, John 1960-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 104 publications in 2 languages and 3,858 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Experimental fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: PR4750, 823.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by John Schad
Life after theory by Michael Payne( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book brings together interviews with four theorists: Jacques Derrida, Frank Kermode, Toril Moi and Christopher Norris
Victorians in theory : from Derrida to Browning by John Schad( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Victorians in Theory explores the conceit that nineteenth-century poetry is amazed by twentieth-century literary theory. In a departure from critical convention, Schad re-reads poststructuralist theory through Victorian poetry. Each chapter pairs a poet with a theorist: Robert Browning meets Jacques Derrida; Christina Rossetti encounters Luce Irigaray; Matthew Arnold engages with Michel Foucault; Gerald Manley Hopkins dreams with Jacques Lacan; and Elizabeth Barrett Browning haunts Helene Cixous. Reading both across and between these writers, Schad opens up a radically inter-textual space; he wanders, in Matthew Arnold's words, 'between two worlds'. Across this no-man's land appear a host of unlikely spectres, among them T. S
Dickens refigured : bodies, desires, and other histories( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reader in the Dickensian mirrors : some new language by John Schad( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Queer fish : Christian unreason from Darwin to Derrida by John Schad( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The late Walter Benjamin by John Schad( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A startling critical-creative examination of one of the 20th Century's leading thinkers, The Late Walter Benjamin is a documentary novel that juxtaposes the life and death of Walter Benjamin with the days, hours and minutes of a working-class council estate on the edge of London in post-war Austerity England. The novel centres on one particular tenant who claims to be Walter Benjamin, and only ever uses words written by Benjamin, apparently oblivious that the real Benjamin committed suicide 20 years earlier whilst fleeing the Nazis. Initially set in the sixties, the text slips back to the early years of the estate and to Benjamin's last days, as he moves across Europe seeking ever-more desperately to escape the Third Reich. Through this fictional narrative, John Schad explores not only the emergence of Benjamin's thinking from a politicised Jewish theology forced to confront the rise of Nazism but also the implications of his utopian Marxism, forged in exile, for the very different context of a displaced working class community in post-war Britain. -- Book cover
Writing the bodies of Christ : the church from Carlyle to Derrida( Book )

7 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Laodicean, or, The castle of the De Stancys by Thomas Hardy( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a wealthy railway magnate, Paula Power inherits Stancy Castle, an ancient castle in need of modernization. She commissions George Somerset, a young architect, to undertake the work. Somerset falls in love with Paula but she, the Laodicean of the title, is torn between his admiration and that of Captain De Stancy, whose old-world romanticism contrasts with Somerset's forward-looking outlook
Someone called Derrida : an Oxford mystery by John Schad( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Someone called Jacques Derrida, someone called him on the phone, someone who was dead - this was August 22nd 1979. A mystery, he thought; but it is a mystery that began more than ten years earlier, in 1968, when Derrida, a philosopher, visits Oxford and there, before the very eyes of the Philosophy Sub-Faculty, he dies, several times. Murder, he thought. And so I shall investigate, and begin with a sign that the philosopher says he left within a book from the thirteenth century, a strange fortune-telling book that he had found in the oldest part of Oxford's Bodleian Library. In the book are a host of cryptic questions, but the philosopher directs us to one in particular, a peculiar question about a boy, and the question is this: Does the boy live? The philosopher will not, though, give the answer; he requires, instead, that we go to Oxford to open the book for ourselves. So, I shall go. And, as I do, there is a phone-call from a boy who had struggled to live. This boy was once my father, a man who, for the last five or six years of his life, suffered from some kind of terrible dementia. It was as if he had lost his memory and found someone else's; for he spoke of appalling things, unspeakable things. Above all, he said, 'I must telephone. He is murdering me.' We have, it seems, another call from the dead and, perhaps, another murder on our hands. So, let us be going - and not just to Oxford in the late 1960s but also to an English public school in the middle of the Second World War. And much else may yet demand our attention, may yet act as clues - a forested silence near Freiburg, a stolen evening in America, an abandoned car in Paris. And all the while, all the while, the radio transmits, the TV is on, and, back in Oxford, analysts decrypt intercepted messages, a Jew investigates, the Great Dictator counts to six million, and Esther prepares to take the minutes."--Jacket
Crrritic! : sighs, cries, lies, insults, outbursts, hoaxes, disasters, letters of resignation, and various other noises off in these the first and last days of literary criticism and, quite possibly, the university( Book )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde famously spoke of 'the critic as artist' whilst Terry Eagleton once celebrated 'the critic as clown'. Part of the "Critical Inventions" series, this title brings together a range of writings that seek to radically re-imagine the often pale figure of the literary critic
Arthur Hugh Clough by John Schad( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clough, argues Schad, never gets in the way of the world, or worlds, of which he writes. And these worlds are many: ranging from the orthodox world of the Anglican Oxford that Clough famously abandons, through the turbulent worlds of Paris and Rome that Clough visits in the wake of the revolutionary events of 1848, to the quietly desperate world of Clough's final years. For Schad, though, Clough's defining world is the very strange world of continental thought, a world which makes him a most un-Victorian Victorian
Hostage of the word : readings into writings, 1993-2013 by John Schad( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hostage of the Word brings together a number of John Schad's very best uncollected essays, interleaved with a selection of autobiographical poems and a striking new work that brings together both critical and creative modes of writing. Hostage thus plots the intriguing trajectory of Schad's very distinctive work over the last twenty years - a trajectory that moves from a series of essays that juggle Christian, Marxist and Derridean intuitions, through a radically literary engagement with Deconstruction, to a daringly critical-creative mode of writing. In this exciting new field, as in the more established world of literature and religion, Schad is an idiosyncratic and sometimes audacious pioneer. Hostage is to be published simultaneously in hardback and paperback to accommodate adoption on critical-creative courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels."--Publisher's website
Derrida via Oxford, or, Everybody's autobiography by John Schad( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teoriden sonra hayat( Book )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Turkish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Laodicean : a story of to-day by Thomas Hardy( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paula Power has two suitors: Captain De Stancy, an Army officer with the aristocratic background she yearns for, and George Somerset, an architect who represents the 'new nobility of talent and enterprise.' No elegy for a lost past, the story of Paula's dilemma was meant to be a comic investigation of the 'incongruities that were daily shaping themselves in the world under the great modern fluctuations of classes and creeds.' --From publisher's description
Critical inventions( )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to A Laodicean by Thomas Hardy (Penguin Classics) by John Schad( )

1 edition published in 2005 in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life. After. Theory( )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is there life after theory? If the death of the Author has now been followed by the death of the Theorist, what's left? Indeed, who's left? To explore such riddles Life. After. Theory brings together new interviews with four theorists who are left, each a
A Laodicean: Edited with an Introduction by John Schad (Penguin Classics) by Thomas Hardy( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penguin Classics Introduction to A Laodicean by Thomas Hardy by John Schad( )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Schad, John

Schad, S. J. 1960-

Schad, S. J. (S. John), 1960-

Schad, S. John 1960-

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Victorians in theory : from Derrida to BrowningDickens refigured : bodies, desires, and other historiesThe reader in the Dickensian mirrors : some new languageQueer fish : Christian unreason from Darwin to DerridaWriting the bodies of Christ : the church from Carlyle to DerridaA Laodicean, or, The castle of the De StancysSomeone called Derrida : an Oxford mysteryCrrritic! : sighs, cries, lies, insults, outbursts, hoaxes, disasters, letters of resignation, and various other noises off in these the first and last days of literary criticism and, quite possibly, the university