Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century

Body and Text in the Eighteenth Century

by Veronica Kelly
     
 

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An understanding of the semiotic history of the body in the eighteenth century is crucial to understanding the orders of meaning and value that we have come to associate with this period. In this volume, twelve scholars from the fields of English, French, and German literature analyze the complex appearances of the human body at the centers and limits of the cultural… See more details below

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An understanding of the semiotic history of the body in the eighteenth century is crucial to understanding the orders of meaning and value that we have come to associate with this period. In this volume, twelve scholars from the fields of English, French, and German literature analyze the complex appearances of the human body at the centers and limits of the cultural production of meaning.

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“These theoretically sophisticated essays offer examples of the more innovative and exacting styles of scholarly investigation being practiced today: from cultural studies to deconstructive reading, from historical study to close reading, from theoretically inflected feminism to psychoanalytic studies.”—William B. Warner, SUNY, Buffalo

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ISBN-13:
9780804722698
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1994
Pages:
361
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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