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Reading after theory

Author: Valentine Cunningham
Publisher: Oxford ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell, 2002.
Series: Blackwell manifestos.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Valentine Cunningham's controversial manifesto asks what will and should happen to reading in the post-theory era. His account examines the spread of literary theory from the 1960s, when it was considered highly contentious, to the present time, when theoretical approaches are taken for granted across a range of disciplines. Whilst acknowledging the necessity of theory for reading and recognising the good it has
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valentine Cunningham
ISBN: 0631221670 9780631221678 0631221689 9780631221685
OCLC Number: 47689869
Description: 194 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: 1. What Then? What Now? --
2. Reading Always Comes After --
3. Theory, What Theory? --
4. The Good of Theory --
5. Fragments ... Ruins --
6. All What Jazz? Or, The Incredibly Disappearing Text --
7. Textual Abuse: Or, Down With Stock Responses --
8. Theory Shrinks --
9. Touching Reading --
10. When I Can Read My Title Clear.
Series Title: Blackwell manifestos.
Responsibility: Valentine Cunningham.

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This text looks at what is, and should be, happening to reading in the "post-theory" era. It examines what has happened to the idea of the reader, the text, and the reading act in the context of the  Read more...

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"This publisher's 'Manifestos' series seeks to offer educated but general readers chewy presentations of contemporary ideas, and Cunningham (English language and literature, Oxford) is stellar in his Read more...

 
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