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Literary criticism, an autopsy, Mark Bauerlein

Label
Literary criticism, an autopsy
Title
Literary criticism, an autopsy
Statement of responsibility
Mark Bauerlein
Title variation
Literary criticism
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As the study of literature has extended to cultural contexts, critics have developed a language all their own. Yet, argues Mark Bauerlein, scholars of literature today are so unskilled in pertinent sociohistorical methods that they compensate by adopting cliches and catchphrases that serve as substitutes for information and logic. Thus by labeling a set of ideas an "ideology" they avoid specifying those ideas, or by saying that someone "essentializes" a concept they convey the air of decisive refutation. As long as a paper is generously sprinkled with the right words, clarification is deemed superfluous
  • Bauerlein contends that such usages only serve to signal political commitments, prove membership in subgroups, or appeal to editors and tenure committees, and that current textual practices are inadequate to the study of culture and politics they presume to undertake. His book discusses 23 commonly encountered terms - from "deconstruction" and "gender" to "problematize" and "rethink"--And offers a diagnosis of contemporary criticism through their analysis
  • A self-styled "handbook of counterdisciplinary usage," Literary Criticism: An Autopsy shows how the use of illogical, unsound, or inconsistent terms has brought about a breakdown in disciplinary focus. It is an insightful and entertaining work that challenges scholars to reconsider their choice of words - and to eliminate many from critical inquiry altogether
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Bauerlein, Mark
Dewey number
801/.95
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.B387 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical authors & issues
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Criticism
Label
Literary criticism, an autopsy, Mark Bauerlein
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36727755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 156 pages
Isbn
9780812234114
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97014199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Literary criticism, an autopsy, Mark Bauerlein
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [149]-153) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
36727755
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 156 pages
Isbn
9780812234114
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
97014199
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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