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The Resource Theory at Yale : the strange case of deconstruction in America, Marc Redfield

Theory at Yale : the strange case of deconstruction in America, Marc Redfield

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Theory at Yale : the strange case of deconstruction in America
Title
Theory at Yale
Title remainder
the strange case of deconstruction in America
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Marc Redfield
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book examines the affinity between "theory" and "deconstruction" that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of the "Yale Critics": Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, sometimes joined by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. With this semi-fictional collective, theory became a media event, first in the academy and then in the wider print media, in and through its phantasmatic link with deconstruction and with "Yale." The important role played by aesthetic humanism in American pedagogical discourse provides a context for understanding theory as an aesthetic scandal, and an examination of the ways in which de Man's work challenges aesthetic pieties helps us understand why, by the 1980s, he above all had come to personify "theory." Combining a broad account of the "Yale Critics" phenomenon with a series of careful re-examinations of the event of theory, Redfield traces the threat posed by language's unreliability and inhumanity in chapters on lyric, on Hartman's representation of the Wordsworthian imagination, on Bloom's early theory of influence in the 1970s together with his later media reinvention as the genius of the Western Canon, and on John Guillory's influential attempt to interpret de Manian theory as a symptom of literature's increasing marginality. A final chapter examines Mark Tansey's paintings "Derrida Queries de Man" and "Constructing the Grand Canyon", works that offer subtle, complex reflections on the peculiar event of theory as-deconstruction in America"--
  • "This book examines the affinity between the notions of "theory" and "deconstruction" that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of a semi-fictional collective, the "Yale Critics": Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, in association with the French philosopher Jacques Derrida"--
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1958-
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Redfield, Marc
Dewey number
801/.95
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN98.D43
LC item number
R39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
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  • Deconstruction
  • Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / General
  • PHILOSOPHY / Movements / Deconstruction
  • Criticism
  • Deconstruction
Label
Theory at Yale : the strange case of deconstruction in America, Marc Redfield
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-249) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The Strange Case of "Theory" -- 1. Theory, Deconstruction, and the Yale Critics -- 2. Theory and Romantic Lyric: The Case of "A slumber did my spirit seal" -- 3. What Remains: Geoffrey Hartman and the Shock of Imagination -- 4. Literature, Incorporated: Harold Bloom, Theory, and the Canon -- 5. Professing Theory: Paul de Man and the Institution of Reading -- 6. Querying, Quarrying: Mark Tansey's Paintings of Theory's Grand Canyon
Control code
905520155
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780823268672
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2015018795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905520155
Label
Theory at Yale : the strange case of deconstruction in America, Marc Redfield
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-249) 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
Introduction: The Strange Case of "Theory" -- 1. Theory, Deconstruction, and the Yale Critics -- 2. Theory and Romantic Lyric: The Case of "A slumber did my spirit seal" -- 3. What Remains: Geoffrey Hartman and the Shock of Imagination -- 4. Literature, Incorporated: Harold Bloom, Theory, and the Canon -- 5. Professing Theory: Paul de Man and the Institution of Reading -- 6. Querying, Quarrying: Mark Tansey's Paintings of Theory's Grand Canyon
Control code
905520155
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
256 pages
Isbn
9780823268672
Isbn Type
(paper)
Lccn
2015018795
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)905520155

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