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Post-Theory: New Directions in Criticism
     

Post-Theory: New Directions in Criticism

by Martin McQuillan, Robin Purves, Graeme Macdonald, Stephen Thomson
 

ISBN-10: 0748610650

ISBN-13: 9780748610655

Pub. Date: 03/30/2000

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

Post-Theory brings together some of the most prominent figures and rising stars in the field of Critical Theory. Essays consider such issues as: the current state of Critical Theory; the type of work Theory has made possible; and the future of theory. Opening with a Preface by Ernesto Laclau, the book closes with a 'Post-Word' from Helene Cixous. This volume of

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Post-Theory brings together some of the most prominent figures and rising stars in the field of Critical Theory. Essays consider such issues as: the current state of Critical Theory; the type of work Theory has made possible; and the future of theory. Opening with a Preface by Ernesto Laclau, the book closes with a 'Post-Word' from Helene Cixous. This volume of new work features examples of new theoretical possibilities. Contributors include: Catherine Besley, Geoffrey Bennington, Hélène Cixous, Patricia Duncker, Lorna Hutson, Ernesto Laclau, Julian Murphet, Christopher Norris, Nicholas Royle, Robert Smith and Eric Woehrling.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780748610655
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
Publication date:
03/30/2000
Series:
Postmodern Theory Series
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1 Deja vu: deja vu, Nicholas Royle
deconstruction and the "unfinished project of modernity", Christopher Norris
post-gender—Jurassic feminism meets queer politics, Patricia Duncker
the pleasures of labour—Marxist aesthetics in a post-Marxist world, Anthony Easthope
is the novel original? Derrida and modernity, Eric Woehrling
Pierre Bourdieu and the chronotopes of "post-theory", Jeremy Lane. Part 2 Inter: inter, Geoffrey Bennington. Part 3 The post-theory condition: English studies in the postmodern condition—towards a place for the signifier, Catherine Belsey
Ethopoeia, source study and legal history—a post-theoretical approach to the question of "character" in Shakespearean drama, Lorna Hutson
The death drive does not think, Robert Smith
"various infinitudes"—narration, embodiment and ontology in Beckett's "How it is" and Spinoza's "Ethics", Alex Houen
said after theory—the limits of counterpoint, Charles Forsdick
grounding theory—literary theory and the new geography, Julia Murphet. Post-word, Helene Cixous.

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