During the past twenty years of intellectual boundary-crossing and widespread borrowing between fields, Turner's notions of "liminality" and the
"processual" have been adopted by many theorists of art and society. This is the first volume to place individual Turner concepts into the context of his entire career and to spell out their implications for literary studies.
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Table of Contents
Preface and Acknowledgements Introduction/Kathleen M.
Part I: Cultural Theory and Literary Studies Experiencing Murder/Ritualistic Interpretation of Ancient Tests/Mieke Bal Aesthetics, Roman, and Turner/David Raybin Liminality, Carnival, and Social Structure/The Case of Late Medieval Biblical Drama/C. Clifford Flanigan Narratives of Ritual and Desire/Thomas Pavel Liminality and Fiction in Cooper, Hawthorne, Cather, and Fitzgerald/Robert Daly Mud, Mirrors, and Making Up/Liminality and Reflexivity in Between the Acts/Barbara A. Babcok Symbolism and the Problematics of Postmodern Representation/Stephen William Foster
Part II: Turner's Theory and Practice Victor Turner's Definition, Theory, and Sense of Ritual/Ronald L.
"Hyperion to a Satyr"/Criticism and Anti-structure in the Work of Victor Turner/Frederick Turner The Literary Roots of Victor Turner's Anthropology/Edith Turner Victor Turner's Career and Publications/Frank E.