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Theory's empire : an anthology of dissent

Theory's empire : an anthology of dissent

Author: Daphne Patai; Wilfrido H Corral
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Not too long ago, literary theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author; today many are talking about the death of Theory. Theory, as the many theoretical ism's (among them postcolonialism, postmodernism, and New Historicism) are now known, once seemed so exciting but has become ossified and insular. This iconoclastic collection is an excellent companion to current anthologies of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Daphne Patai; Wilfrido H Corral
ISBN: 0231134169 9780231134163 0231134177 9780231134170 0231508697 9780231508698
OCLC Number: 56532658
Description: ix, 725 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Theory, What Theory? / Valentine Cunningham --
Destroying Literary Studies / Ren Wellek --
Traveling Through American Criticism / Tzvetan Todorov --
The Rise and Fall of Practical Criticism : From I.A. Richards to Barthes and Derrida / Morris Dickstein --
The Power and Limits of Literary Theory / Richard Freadman and Seumas Miller --
Is Theory to Blame? / John M. Ellis --
Theory, Theories, and Principles / Denis Donoghue --
The Linguistic Unconscious : Saussure and the Post-Saussureans / Raymond Tallis --
Literary Theory and Its Discontents / John R. Searle --
The Quandaries of the Referent / Vincent Descombes --
The Great Dichotomy / Wendell V. Harris --
The Deconstructive Angel / M.H. Abrams --
The Grand Academy of Theory / Frederick Crews --
Theorrhea and Kulturkritik / J.G. Merquior --
Masters and Demons / Brian Vickers --
The Debate Over the Wartime Writings of Paul de Man : The Language of Setting the Record Straight / Alan B. Spitzer --
Presentism : Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism / Graham Good --
Preface for a Post-Postcolonial Criticism / Erin O'Connor --
Author! Author! : Reconstructing Roland Barthes / Clara Claiborne Park --
The French Intellectual Habitus and Literary Culture / Niilo Kauppi --
Social Constructionism : Philosophy for the Academic Workplace / Mark Bauerlein --
Bad Writing / D.G. Myers --
Everyman an Übermensch : The Culture of Cultural Studies / Stephen Adam Schwartz --
The End of Theory, the Rise of the Profession : A Rant in Search of Responses / Geoffrey Galt Harpman --
The Cant of Identity / Todd Gitlin --
The Gender Fallacy / William C. Dowling --
Feminisms Perverse Effects / Elaine Marks --
Queer Theory, Literature, and the Sexualization of Everything : The Gay Science / Lee Siegel --
Battle of the BienPensant / Kwame Anthony Appiah --
Oppositional Opposition / Harold Fromm --
Silence Is Consent, or Curse Ye Meroz! / Richard Levin --
Criticism as Displacement / Jeffrey Wallen --
Thick Aestheticism and Thin Nativism / Russell Jacoby --
Casualties of the Culture Wars / Eugene Goodheart --
Rationality/Science / Noam Chomsky --
The Furor Over Impostures Intellectuelles : What Is All the Fuss About? / Jean Bricmont and Alan Sokal --
The Sleep of Reason / Thomas Nagel --
Staying for an Answer : The Untidy Process of Groping for Truth / Susan Haack --
What Is Social Construction? / Paul A. Boghossian --
Postcolonial Science Studies : Ending Epistemic Violence / Meera Nanda --
Literature and Theory : Notes on the Research Programs of the 1980s / David Bromwich --
Changing Epochs / Frank Kermode --
Making Knowledge : Bioepistemology and the Foundations of Literary Theory / Nancy Easterlin --
Literature and Fiction / Peter Lamarque and Stein Haugom Olsen --
Literary Aesthetics and the Aims of Criticism / Paisley Livingston --
Crisis in the Humanities? : Reconfiguring Literary Study for the Twenty-first Century / Marjorie Perloff --
A Hippocratic Oath for the Pluralist / Wayne C. Booth.
Responsibility: edited by Daphne Patai and Will H. Corral.


Not too long ago, literary theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author; today many are talking about the death of Theory.  Read more...


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This is a splendid anthology that evaluates, puts into perspective and thoughtfully criticizes contemporary literary and cultural theory. A welcome alternative to dogmatic thought, this book is Read more...

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