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The literary in theory

Author: Jonathan D Culler
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2007.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the place of the literary in theory. This account of the fortunes of the literary in theory, of the resistance to theory, and of key theoretical concepts - text, sign, interpretation,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Culler
ISBN: 0804753733 0804753741 9780804753739 9780804753746
OCLC Number: 70045843
Description: 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Theory: The literary in theory --
The novel and the nation --
Resisting theory --
Concepts: Text: its vicissitudes --
The sign: Saussure and Derrida on arbitrariness --
The performative --
Interpretation: defending "overinterpretation" --
Omniscience --
Critical practices: bad writing and good philosophy --
Writing criticism --
Doing cultural studies --
Comparative literature, at last.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: Jonathan Culler.
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