The Future of Theory / Edition 1

The Future of Theory / Edition 1

by Jean-Michel Rabate, Jean Michel Rabate
     
 

Addressing current anxieties about theory and claiming that it still has a crucial role to play, Rabaté (English and comparative literature, U. of Pennsylvania) sketches the genealogy of theory, particularly its relationship to Surrealism, philosophy, and the hard sciences. He proposes that theory, like hysteria, consistently points out the inadequacies of… See more details below

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Addressing current anxieties about theory and claiming that it still has a crucial role to play, Rabaté (English and comparative literature, U. of Pennsylvania) sketches the genealogy of theory, particularly its relationship to Surrealism, philosophy, and the hard sciences. He proposes that theory, like hysteria, consistently points out the inadequacies of official, "masterful" language, playing a vital role by asking difficult, foundational questions which entail revisionary readings of culture and its texts. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631230137
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/28/2002
Series:
Wiley-Blackwell Manifestos Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Meet the Author

Jean-Michel Rabaté is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Pennsylvania. He has published books on Beckett, Bernhard, Pound, Joyce, Lacan, psychoanalysis, and literary theory. His recent books include The Ghosts of Modernity (1996), Joyce and the Politics of Egoism (2001), and Jacques Lacan and Literature (2001). He has also edited several collections of essays, including Writing the Image after Roland Barthes (1997), Jacques Lacan in America (2000), and The Cambridge Companion to Jacques Lacan (2002).

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. Geneaology 1: Hegel's Plague.

2. Genealogy 2: The Avant-Garde at Theory's High Tide.

3. Theory, Science, Technology.

4. Theory not of Literature but as Literature.

Conclusion.

Notes.

Index.

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