The Structuralist Controversy: The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man

The Structuralist Controversy: The Languages of Criticism and the Sciences of Man

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by Richard A. Macksey
     
 

At a 1966 international symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, many of the leading figures of European structuralist criticism first presented their ideas to the American academic community. The proceedings of this event—which proved epoch-making on both sides of the Atlantic—were first published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 1970

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At a 1966 international symposium hosted by the Johns Hopkins University, many of the leading figures of European structuralist criticism first presented their ideas to the American academic community. The proceedings of this event—which proved epoch-making on both sides of the Atlantic—were first published by the Johns Hopkins University Press in 1970 and are now available once again, with a reflective new preface by editor and symposium convener Richard Macksey.

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Choice

Although its original applications were in linguistics and anthropology, structuralism has also cut across sociology, history, philosophy, psychiatry, criticism, the comparative study of arts and letters, classical studies, and other disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. The present volume is a full record of the proceedings of an international symposium... Participating were many of the leading figures of the structuralist dialogue—Barthes, Derrida, Lacan, Goldman, and the late Jean Hyppolite—and this is a useful demonstration of the movement, its aims and methods.

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I have no doubt that, structuralist or not, anyone interested in literary critical theory or, more broadly, in the forms of human expressiveness will find the material presented here worth his attention.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801883958
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
06/01/2007
Edition description:
40th anniversary edition
Pages:
360
Sales rank:
802,004
Product dimensions:
0.80(w) x 8.50(h) x 5.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Richard Macksey is a professor in the Humanities Center at the Johns Hopkins University, where in 1999 the Richard A. Macksey Professorship for Distinguished Teaching in the Humanities was endowed in his honor. Prior to his death in 1983, Eugenio Donato was a professor and chair of the Department of French and Italian at the University of California, Irvine.

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