The Geoffrey Hartman Reader / Edition 2

The Geoffrey Hartman Reader / Edition 2

by Geoffrey Hartman, Daniel O'Hara, Daniel T. O'Hara
     
 


Geoffrey Hartman is a pivotal figure in twentieth-century literary thinking,especially in literary theory and its transformation into such fields as Holocauststudies, trauma studies, and work on witnessing and testimony. The essays inthis reader, preceded by an important autobiographical introduction, presentthe full range of Hartman's interests, which cover… See more details below

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Geoffrey Hartman is a pivotal figure in twentieth-century literary thinking,especially in literary theory and its transformation into such fields as Holocauststudies, trauma studies, and work on witnessing and testimony. The essays inthis reader, preceded by an important autobiographical introduction, presentthe full range of Hartman's interests, which cover almost the entire field ofcontemporary literature and culture-from poetry through psychoanalysisand trauma studies to midrash and the media revolution.Throughout his career, starting with his earliest books on Romantic literature,Hartman has interrogated the possibility of a healing culture of vision, one thatcould travel from one civilization to another and could satisfy safely rather thanexacerbate self-destructively the repetitive human drive to reverse time andexact apocalyptic vengeance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823224432
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
Publication date:
12/06/2004
Edition description:
2
Pages:
478
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

The culture of vision1
Autobiographical introduction : 'life and learning'11
1Christopher Smart's 'Magnificat' : toward a theory of representation29
2Evening star and evening land50
3Wordsworth's magic mountains79
4The use and abuse of structural analysis93
5Romance and modernity : Keats's 'Ode to psyche'118
6Purification and danger in American poetry128
7Pure representation145
8The new Perseus148
9The heroics of realism156
10Literature high and low : the case of the mystery story164
11Romanticism and anti-self-consciousness180
12Text and spirit191
13Midrash as law and literature205
14The voice of the shuttle223
15Practical criticism241
16The sacred jungle244
17Radical art and radical analysis252
18The critical essay between theory and tradition258
19Literary commentary as literature268
20Words and wounds273
21Reading, trauma, pedagogy291
22Defining culture303
23The question of our speech321
24Pastoral vestiges348
25Realism and 'America'350
26The reinvention of hate355
27Jeanne Moreau's Lumiere365
28Spielberg's Schindler's list369
29The interpreter's Freud384
30Lacan, Derrida, and the specular name398
31Public memory and its discontents415
32Tele-suffering and testimony432
33Poetics after the Holocaust446
34Passion and literary engagement453

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