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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, performative, and omniscience - provides insight into various theoretical debates.
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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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"This difficult yet interesting book asserts that theory is not dead, that theory is literature and literature theory... The book is throughout provocative in these and other defences of theory, and Read more...

 
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