After Poststructuralism: Interdisciplinarity and Literary Theory

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810110977
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/1993
  • Series: Rethinking Theory Series
  • Pages: 234
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.75 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
I Poststructuralism and Interdisciplinarity: Questions of Models, Assumptions, and Definitions 11
The New Interdisciplinarity in Literary Criticism 13
"I Am I Because My Little Dog Knows Me": Prolegomenon to a Theory of Mimesis 45
Simulacra, or, Vicissitudes of the Imprecise 71
II Poststructuralism and the Pragmatic Test: Theory in the World of Art and Criticism 89
From Text to Work 91
Play, Mutation, and Reality Acceptance: Toward a Theory of Literary Experience 105
The Crisis of the Literary Left: Notes toward a Renewal of Humanism 127
When No Means No and Yes Means Power: Locating Masochistic Pleasure in Film Narratives 141
III Revisionary Interdisciplinarity: A Selection of New Approaches 153
Razing the Framework: Reader-Response Criticism after Fish 155
Remodeling Truth, Power, and Society: Implications of Chaos Theory, Nonequilibrium Dynamics, and Systems Science for the Study of Politics and Literature 177
For the Time Being: Sideshadowing, Criticism, and the Russian Countertradition 203
Notes on Contributors 233
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