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The Ends of theory

Author: Jerry Herron
Publisher: Detroit : Wayne State University Press, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Featuring diverse disciplines and including creative as well as critical work, The Ends of Theory both exemplifies the impact of critical theory and questions its future. The sixteen essays in this anthology reflect on the nature and purpose of theoretical work in the humanities and succeed in bridging critical and creative production. Contributors include Arthur Danto, Paul A. Bove, Bob Perelman, and Steve  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Herron
ISBN: 0814325203 9780814325209
OCLC Number: 32664945
Description: 326 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: The Ends of Theory / Wallace Martin --
Paul de Man: Some Notes on the Critic's Search for Authority against Consensus / Paul A. Bove --
De Man's End / Steven E. Cole --
In the Name of Theory / Sharon Willis --
Orientalism and the Ethnographer: Said, Herodotus, and the Discourse of Alterity / Catherine Gimelli Martin --
From Ends of Theory to Theories of the End / Wallace Martin --
The (End of the) End of History / Christoph Cox --
The Textual Logic of Democracy: Theory and the Crisis of Representation / Steven Goldsmith --
Tossings and Turnings: On the Alleged Shift in the Humanities from Theory to History / Joshua Kates --
Gilles Deleuze: Postmodern Philosopher? / Ronald Bogue.
Responsibility: edited by Jerry Herron [and others] ; with an introduction by Wallace Martin.

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The essays in this volume take a historical look at critics and criticism and the aims and ends of theory, and consider how theory relates to aesthetics and poetics. It explores the relation of  Read more...

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