Author : Iain McGilchrist
Publisher :
Release : 1982-01-01
Pages : 271
ISBN : 0571119220
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Criticism

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Author : Martin Paul Eve
Publisher : Open Book Publishers
Release : 2016-10-17
Pages : 250
ISBN : 9781783742769
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : This is a book about the power game currently being played out between two symbiotic cultural institutions: the university and the novel. As the number of hyper-knowledgeable literary fans grows, students and researchers in English departments waver between dismissing and harnessing voices outside the academy. Meanwhile, the role that the university plays in contemporary literary fiction is becoming increasingly complex and metafictional, moving far beyond the ‘campus novel’ of the mid-twentieth century. Martin Paul Eve’s engaging and far-reaching study explores the novel's contribution to the ongoing displacement of cultural authority away from university English. Spanning the works of Jennifer Egan, Ishmael Reed, Tom McCarthy, Sarah Waters, Percival Everett, Roberto Bolaño and many others, Literature Against Criticism forces us to re-think our previous notions about the relationship between those who write literary fiction and those who critique it.

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Publisher :
Release : 2012
Pages :
ISBN : OCLC:815449178
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Art criticism

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Author : Richard Handler
Publisher : Univ of Wisconsin Press
Release : 2005
Pages : 224
ISBN : 0299213706
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : Critics against Culture: Anthropological Observers of Mass Society—a collection of essays on the history of anthropology focused on Benedict, Boas, Sapir, and modernist thought by one of American anthropology’s leading scholars—explores the roots of anthropology’s early involvement with the study of American society. The essays making up this volume, focused on the critique of mass society and the history of the culture concept, examine Boasian anthropologists as critics of mass society. The book also includes two new, unpublished essays: one on Alexis de Tocqueville and Margaret Mead, the other on Jules Henry and Richard Hoggart. Handler offers a striking analysis of Boasian cultural criticism and the intersection between anthropology, American studies, and cultural studies.

Author : Adam Phillips
Publisher : epubli
Release : 2015-05-01
Pages :
ISBN : 9783737543712
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : Lacan said that there was surely something ironic about Christ’s injunction to love thy neighbour as thyself – because actually, of course, people hate themselves. Or you could say that, given the way people treat one another, perhaps they had always loved their neighbours in the way they loved themselves: that is, with a good deal of cruelty and disregard. ‘After all,’ Lacan writes, ‘the people who followed Christ were not so brilliant.’ Lacan is here implicitly comparing Christ with Freud, many of whose followers in Lacan’s view had betrayed Freud’s vision by reading him in the wrong way. Lacan could be understood to be saying that, from a Freudian point of view, Christ’s story about love was a cover story, a repression of and a self-cure for ambivalence. In Freud’s vision we are, above all, ambivalent animals: wherever we hate we love, wherever we love we hate. If someone can satisfy us, they can frustrate us; and if someone can frustrate us we always believe they can satisfy us. And who frustrates us more than ourselves? In his 2015 London Review of Books Winter Lecture, Adam Phillips reflects on the ways we hate ourselves.

Author : Terry Eagleton
Publisher : Verso
Release : 2005
Pages : 133
ISBN : 1844670554
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Philosophy

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DESCRIPTION : A history and critique of the last 200 years of cultural criticism, form Addison and Steele to Barthes and Derrida, by Britain's most stylish critic.

Author : Philip Smallwood
Publisher : Bucknell University Press
Release : 2003
Pages : 226
ISBN : 0838755445
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : This study aims to bring the modern theory of literary criticism, and Pope's 'Essay on Criticism' of 1711, into a more productive and intersting association than critical-historical structures have generally allowed. Smallwood marks out in current terms and in depth the specialized theoretial and aesthetic problem of defining criticism. He recognizes that criticism, no more than literature or art, cannot be finally codified or defined, but insists on the need for clarity in the exposition of criticism's purposes and a fuller consciousness of a common community of practice available to audiences outside the academic fold. Affirming the unfailing currency and utility of the term criticism as new languages have taken over the critical domain, or have sought to replace or abolish literature, Smallwood distinguishes between the normative definitions that are everywhere apparent in modern theory of criticism, and the advantages to conceptual comprehension achieved by Pope's poetic idea of criticism in the 'Essay'.

Author : Sebastian Domsch
Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Release : 2014-08-19
Pages : 418
ISBN : 9783110362060
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : This study tries, through a systematic and historical analysis of the concept of critical authority, to write a history of literary criticism from the end of the 17th to the end of the 18th century that not only takes the discursive construction of its (self)representation into account, but also the social and economic conditions of its practice. It tries to consider the whole of the critical discourse on literature and criticism in the time period covered. Thus, it is distinctive through its methodology (there is no systematic account of the historical development of critical authority and no discussion of the institutionalization of criticism of such a scope), its material of analysis (most of the many hundred texts self-reflexively commenting on criticism that are discussed here have been so far virtually ignored) and through its results, a complex history of criticism in the 18th century that is neither reductive nor the accumulation of isolated aspects or author figures, but that probes into the very nature of the activity of criticism. The aim of this study is both to provide a thorough historical understanding of the emergence of criticism and as a consequence an understanding of the inner workings and power relations that structure criticism to this day.

Author : Patricia Waugh
Publisher : Oxford University Press on Demand
Release : 2006
Pages : 598
ISBN : 0199291330
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Literary Criticism

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DESCRIPTION : Edited by Patricia Waugh, this comprehensive guide to literary theory and criticism includes 39 specially commissioned chapters by an outstanding international team of academics. The volume is divided into four parts. Part One covers the key philosophical and aesthetic origins of literary theory, Part Two looks at the foundational movements and thinkers in the first half of the twentieth century, Part Three offers introductory overviews of the most importantmovements and thinkers in modern literary theory and Part Four looks at emergent trends and future directions.

Author : David J. Neville
Publisher : Mercer University Press
Release : 1994
Pages : 270
ISBN : 0865543992
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Religion

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DESCRIPTION : This monograph provides a "comprehensive history of the various arguments focusing on the order of pericopes in the Gospels to ascertain their original sequence of composition."--Editor's Foreward.