Category: Literary Theory
By Irving Goh
This ebook proposes a conception of the reject, a extra enough determine than the topic for considering friendship, love, group, democracy, the postsecular, and the posthuman.
Through shut readings of Nancy, Deleuze, Derrida, Cixous, Clement, Bataille, Balibar, Ranciere, and Badiou, Goh exhibits how the reject has regularly been nascent in modern French notion. the hot flip to animals and naked existence, in addition to the increase of the Occupy circulation, he argues, provides a distinct urgency to imagine the reject today.
Thinking the reject most significantly is helping to boost our dedication to confirm others with out acculturating their adjustments. however the reject additionally deals, Goh proposes, a reaction eventually commensurate with the novel horizon of Nancy's query of who comes after the topic.
By Samuel Weber
During this significant paintings, major theorist Samuel Weber offers a much-needed creation to the idea of Jacques Lacan. Professor Weber methods his topic from a twin point of view: he reads Lacan within the mild of Freud (whose paintings Lacan is worried to interpret), and from the viewpoint of structuralism, certainly Saussure, from whom Lacan borrows and develops a particular perception of language as 'signifier'. Lacan is proven to give a contribution crucially to the rethinking of subjectivity that marks a lot of latest literary concept, and his 'return to Freud' - the complicated courting among his paintings and its Freudian antecedents - is explored widely. the outcome, made on hand right here for the 1st time in English (in a sort completely revised, up to date, and augmented via the writer) is a always illuminating paintings of highbrow enquiry, with vital implications for our age.
Conrad's 'Heart of darkness' and contemporary thought : by Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe; Lawtoo, Nidesh; Lacoue-Labarthe, PDF
By Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe; Lawtoo, Nidesh; Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe; Conrad, Joseph
With its leading edge narrative constitution and its debatable explorations of race, gender and empire, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a landmark of twentieth century literature that keeps to resonate to today. This booklet brings jointly top students to discover the whole variety of latest philosophical and important responses to the text.Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and modern Thought contains the 1st ebook in English of thinker Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's 2007 essay, "The Horror of the West", defined by means of J. Hillis Miller as "a significant essay on Conrad's novel, the most effective ever written". within the corporation of Lacoue-Labarthe, best students discover new readings of Conrad's textual content from a whole diversity of theoretical views, together with deconstructive, psychoanalytic, feminist and postcolonial ways. Drawing at the very most recent insights of latest concept, this can be an important learn of 1 of crucial literary texts of the 20 th century.
By Thomas A. Sebeok
Deals an account of the increase of semiotics within the usa. This paintings specializes in salient contributors and highbrow matters, together with theatre, tv, folklore, sociology, tourism, and picture layout. It additionally examines semiotic functions to structure, advertising and marketing and advertisements, jurisprudence, and medication.
By Pramod K. Nayar
This available cultural heritage explores four hundred years of British imperial experience in India, constructing a coherent narrative via a variety of colonial records, from exhibition catalogues to memoirs and travelogues. It indicates how those texts helped legitimize the ethical ambiguities of colonial rule while they helped the English model themselves.
- An attractive exam of ecu colonizers’ representations of local populations
- Analyzes colonial discourse via a powerful diversity of fundamental resources, together with memoirs, letters, exhibition catalogues, administrative reviews, and travelogues
- Surveys four hundred years of India’s heritage, from the sixteenth century to the top of the British Empire
- Demonstrates how colonial discourses naturalized the racial and cultural variations among the English and the Indians, and regulated anxieties over those differences
Chapter 1 Introducing Colonial Discourse (pages 1–11):
Chapter 2 shuttle, Exploration, and “Discovery” (pages 12–54):
Chapter three The Discourse of distinction (pages 55–103):
Chapter four Empire administration (pages 104–160):
Chapter five Civilizing the Empire (pages 161–200):
Chapter 6 Aesthetic knowing (pages 201–234):
By Ed Folsom
"This isn't any publication, / Who touches this touches a man," Walt Whitman famously stated. Taking account of Whitman’s id of himself together with his books, this introductory consultant weaves jointly the writer’s lifestyles with an exam of his works, particularly his evolving masterpiece Leaves of Grass. Authors Ed Folsom and Kenneth cost study the cloth stipulations and items of Whitman’s "scripted life," together with the long-overlooked unique manuscripts that remove darkness from his reasons, rules, and writing methods. in addition they examine Whitman’s "life in print," the ways in which his education and adventure as a printer and typesetter led him to think that he might actually move his identification to the broadcast web page and embrace himself in his books. the result's an cutting edge creation to Walt Whitman that specializes in these locations the place the writer’s lifestyles and paintings so much completely meld. Ed Folsom and Kenneth rate are co-directors of the Walt Whitman Archive, and the digital variation at whitmanarchive.org bargains readers additional possibilities for examine.
By Donald E. Hall
This crucial introductory consultant explores and aggressively expands the provocative new box of sexual identification reports. It explains the heritage of sexual identification different types, resembling 'gay' and 'lesbian', covers the reclamation of 'queer' as a time period of radical self-identification, and info contemporary demanding situations to sexual id reports posed through transgender and bisexual theories. Donald E. corridor deals concrete purposes of the summary theories he explores, with creative new readings of such works as 'The Yellow Wallpaper', Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Orlando and The colour Purple.
Throughout, corridor urges the reader to grapple with the altering nature of sexual identification within the twenty-first century and asks looking out questions about how we'd establish ourselves in a different way given new applied sciences and new chances for sexual experimentation. To scholars, theorists and activists alike, Queer Theories concerns a problem to proceed to disrupt slim, conventional notions of sexual 'normality' and to withstand developing new and confining different types of 'true' sexual id.
By Anthony J. Funari (auth.)
This booklet explores the resistance of 3 English poets to Francis Bacon's undertaking to revive humanity to Adamic mastery over nature, relocating past a dialogue of the strain among Bacon and those poetic voices to signify theywere additionally debating the narrative of humanity's highbrow path.