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The Resource Re-thinking theory : a critique of contemporary literary theory and an alternative account, Richard Freadman, Seumas Miller

Re-thinking theory : a critique of contemporary literary theory and an alternative account, Richard Freadman, Seumas Miller

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Re-thinking theory : a critique of contemporary literary theory and an alternative account
Title
Re-thinking theory
Title remainder
a critique of contemporary literary theory and an alternative account
Statement of responsibility
Richard Freadman, Seumas Miller
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Re-thinking theory offers a bold approach to literary studies. The book itself is explicitly theoretical and yet makes a searching critique of some of the modes, concepts and movements which compromise modern literary theory. Discussing key concepts such as ideology, signification and discourse, and analysing schools including that of F.R. Leavis, Althusserian Marxism, Derridean and Foucauldian poststructuralism and New Historicism, the authors argue that there are major deficiences in the conceptual foundations and the literary and political implications of contemporary literary theory
  • These deficiencies are ascribed principally to three aspects of modern theoretical schools: the commitment to a non-referential view of language, the rejection of substantive accounts of the individual and a repudiation of moral and aesthetic evaluation. The 'alternative account' offered by Professors Freadman and Miller incorporates the values renounced by contemporary literary theory and places a central emphasis on ethical discourse
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Freadman, Richard
Dewey number
801/.95/0904
Index
index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.F684 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Miller, Seumas
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  • Criticism
  • Literature, Modern
  • Critique
  • Littérature
  • Literatuurtheorie
  • Literaturtheorie
Label
Re-thinking theory : a critique of contemporary literary theory and an alternative account, Richard Freadman, Seumas Miller
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) 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
Contents
  • 5.
  • Derridean poststructuralism: (post- )Saussurean linguistic constructivism
  • 6.
  • Foucauldian poststructuralism: Discourse Power Theory
  • 7.
  • The powers and limits of literary theory
  • 1.
  • Literary theory in the eighties: Catherine Belsey's Critical Practice
  • 2.
  • Two paradigms of literary theory
  • 3.
  • Literary theory and the problem of ethics
  • 4.
  • Althusserian Marxism: Text Production Theory
Control code
24068607
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780521380355
Lccn
91024050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1446036
Label
Re-thinking theory : a critique of contemporary literary theory and an alternative account, Richard Freadman, Seumas Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 281-290) 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
Contents
  • 5.
  • Derridean poststructuralism: (post- )Saussurean linguistic constructivism
  • 6.
  • Foucauldian poststructuralism: Discourse Power Theory
  • 7.
  • The powers and limits of literary theory
  • 1.
  • Literary theory in the eighties: Catherine Belsey's Critical Practice
  • 2.
  • Two paradigms of literary theory
  • 3.
  • Literary theory and the problem of ethics
  • 4.
  • Althusserian Marxism: Text Production Theory
Control code
24068607
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 296 pages
Isbn
9780521380355
Lccn
91024050
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1446036

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