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Title:
Revenge of the aesthetic : the place of literature in theory today
Author:
Clark, Michael, 1950-
Publication Information:
Berkeley : University of California Press, [2000]

©2000
Physical Description:
viii, 251 pages ; 24 cm
Language:
English
Contents:
Marvell and the art of disappearance / Stanley Fish -- Ekphrasis revisited, or Antitheticality reconstructed / Hazard Adams -- Friedrich Schlegel and the anti-Ekphrastic tradition / J. Hillis Miller -- On truth and lie in an aesthetic sense / Ernst Behler -- Pictures of poetry in Marot's Épigrammes / Stephen G. Nichols -- Murray Krieger versus Paul de Man / Denis Donoghue -- Organicism in literature and history: from (Murray Krieger's) poetics to (Jules Michelet's) politics / David Carroll -- Of wisdom and competence / Wesley Morris -- What is literary anthropology? The difference between explanatory and exploratory fictions / Wolfgang Iser -- "A self-unsealing poetic text": poetics and politics of witnessing / Jacques Derrida ; translated by Rachel Bowlby -- My travels with the aesthetic / Murray Krieger.
Reading Level:
1520 Lexile.
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ISBN:
9780520220027

9780520220041
Format :
Book

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Summary

This cutting-edge collection of essays showcases the work of some of the most influential theorists of the past thirty years as they grapple with the question of how literature should be treated in contemporary theory. The contributors challenge trends that have recently dominated the field--especially those that emphasize social and political issues over close reading and other analytic methods traditionally associated with literary criticism. Written especially for this collection, these essays argue for the importance of aesthetics, poetics, and aesthetic theory as they present new and stimulating perspectives on the directions which theory and criticism will take in the future.

In addition to providing a selection of distinguished critics writing at their best, this collection is valuable because it represents a variety of fields and perspectives that are not usually found together in the same volume. Michael Clark's introduction provides a concise, cogent history of major developments and trends in literary theory from World War II to the present, making the entire volume essential reading for students and scholars of literature, literary theory, and philosophy.


Summary

This cutting-edge collection of essays showcases the work of some of the most influential theorists of the past thirty years as they grapple with the question of how literature should be treated in contemporary theory. The contributors challenge trends that have recently dominated the field--especially those that emphasize social and political issues over close reading and other analytic methods traditionally associated with literary criticism. Written especially for this collection, these essays argue for the importance of aesthetics, poetics, and aesthetic theory as they present new and stimulating perspectives on the directions which theory and criticism will take in the future.

In addition to providing a selection of distinguished critics writing at their best, this collection is valuable because it represents a variety of fields and perspectives that are not usually found together in the same volume. Michael Clark's introduction provides a concise, cogent history of major developments and trends in literary theory from World War II to the present, making the entire volume essential reading for students and scholars of literature, literary theory, and philosophy.


Author Notes

Michael P. Clark is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University
of California, Irvine, and author of Michel Foucault: Tool Kit for a New Age (1983) and
Jacques Lacan: An Annotated Bibliography (1988).


Michael P. Clark is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University
of California, Irvine, and author of Michel Foucault: Tool Kit for a New Age (1983) and
Jacques Lacan: An Annotated Bibliography (1988).


Table of Contents

ContributorsHazard Adams and Ernst Behler and David Carroll and Jacques Derrida and Denis Donoghue and Stanley Fish and Wolfgang Iser and Murray Krieger and J. Hillis Miller and Wesley Morris and Stephen G. Nichols

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