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Victorians in theory : from Derrida to Browning

Author: John Schad
Publisher: Manchester [England] ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Victorians in Theory explores the conceit that nineteenth-century poetry is amazed by twentieth-century literary theory. In a departure from critical convention, Schad re-reads poststructuralist theory through Victorian poetry. Each chapter pairs a poet with a theorist: Robert Browning meets Jacques Derrida; Christina Rossetti encounters Luce Irigaray; Matthew Arnold engages with Michel Foucault; Gerald Manley
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Named Person: Christina Georgina Rossetti; Luce Irigaray; Matthew Arnold; Michel Foucault; Gerard Manley Hopkins; Jacques Lacan; Elizabeth Barrett Browning; Hélène Cixous; Robert Browning; Jacques Derrida
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Schad
ISBN: 0719051347 9780719051340
OCLC Number: 40417795
Description: x, 180 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "Between Two Worlds" --
"The Lowest Room": Christina Rossetti through Irigaray's "Speculum" Other Than Writing --
The Buried Lives of Silence: Foucault after Arnold --
A'Dieu: From Browning, From Derrida --
Specters of Sludge, or Mr Derrida the Medium --
"No One Dreams": Where Hopkins Was, There Lacan Will Be --
"The Ends of Being": Between Aurora Leigh and Helene Cixous.
Responsibility: John Schad.
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