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Literature, in theory : tropes, subjectivities, responses & responsibilities

Author: Julian Wolfreys
Publisher: London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010.
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"By examining how 'theory' and 'literature' are concepts and names which touch on one another in complex ways, Julian Wolfreys seeks to understand their intersections and differences, taking the reader on a journey through the issues and ideas involved in reading literature, in theory."--Jacket.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Wolfreys, Julian, 1958-
Literature, in theory.
London ; New York : Continuum, ©2010
(OCoLC)432983194
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Wolfreys
ISBN: 9781441182302 1441182306
OCLC Number: 680039351
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 306 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Preface; Introduction: Literature, in theory; PART I Subjectivities; 1. Toward a phenomenology of urban Gothic: the example of Dickens; 2. Eminent Victorians or 'true histories': Anne Bronte, Thomas Hood, Christina Rossetti, Robert Browning; 3. The 'political' novel in the nineteenth century or, the contested ground of the present; 4. Professions: of English diaspora; 5. No, not, none, nothing, nobody: place, pattern, death and narratives of negation in Dubliners; PART II Responses & Responsibilities; 6. 'A self-referential density': Glyph, the fiction of transgression and the 'theory' thing; 7. Teaching Derrida?; 8. 'Theory' & the novel (& the novel?); 9. Of hospitality & the demands of criticism or, setting an example; PART III The work of the trope or, literature in theory; 10. The reiterable circularity of Being; 11. Responsibilities of J or, aphorism's other: criticism's powers of transformation; 12. 'The strong dead return': Harold Bloom's daemonic shades; 13. Heidegger's uncanny: the manifold technicity of the unhomely; 14. Face to face with Giorgio Agamben or, the other in love; Bibliography; Index.
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Addresses the interface between literature and theory. This book examines a wide range of authors, from Dickens to Joyce, and engages directly with a number of major theorists - including Derrida,  Read more...

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'Julian Wolfreys continue to impress, as one of the finest readers and teachers of literature today, with this new book. From the original and multi-layered readings of novels from Dickens and Hardy Read more...

 
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