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The Resource The crisis in criticism : theory, literature, and reform in English studies, William E. Cain

The crisis in criticism : theory, literature, and reform in English studies, William E. Cain

Label
The crisis in criticism : theory, literature, and reform in English studies
Title
The crisis in criticism
Title remainder
theory, literature, and reform in English studies
Statement of responsibility
William E. Cain
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book is a statement of my views on a number of problems in literary theory and contemporary criticism. But it is also - as any theoretical study must be - a progress report, a record of inquiry that has not yet concluded. In a sense, a book on "theory" cannot really end. At a certain point, work on it ceases, even though one continues to think critically and skeptically about the problems - and the solutions - that the book contains." -- Preface. p. xi
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cain, William E.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • English literature
Label
The crisis in criticism : theory, literature, and reform in English studies, William E. Cain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Authority, "cognitive atheism," and the aims of interpretation: the literary theory of E.D. Hirsch -- Deconstruction in America: the literary criticism of J. Hillis Miller -- Constraints and politics in the literary theory of Stanley Fish -- Self as subject in English studies -- English studies and the emergence of the new criticism -- The institutionalization of the new criticism -- Reviewing the state of criticism, I: Trilling in our time. The rest of wholeness: F.R. Leavis. Leavis's authority. The Kenneth Burke problem. A critic's burden: R.P. Blackmur's reading of Henry Adams. Criticism and the academy -- Reviewing the state of criticism, II: Making judgments: criticism past, present, and future. Reflections on the Milton industry. Directions of criticism: Geoffrey Hartman and Stanley Fish. Beyond formalism: the politics of criticism. Politics and interpretation -- Reviewing the state of criticism, III: Edward W. Said, orientalism. Gerald Graff, literature against itself. Frank Lentricchia, after the new criticism. René Girard, "to double business bound" and Hayden White, tropics of discourse. Wayne Booth, critical understanding. Grant Webster, the republic of letters. Ihab Hassan, the right promethean fire. Christopher Norris, deconstruction: theory and practice. Success and failure in literary theory
Control code
10323916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 307 pages
Isbn
9780801831911
Lccn
83024400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)670433
Label
The crisis in criticism : theory, literature, and reform in English studies, William E. Cain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Authority, "cognitive atheism," and the aims of interpretation: the literary theory of E.D. Hirsch -- Deconstruction in America: the literary criticism of J. Hillis Miller -- Constraints and politics in the literary theory of Stanley Fish -- Self as subject in English studies -- English studies and the emergence of the new criticism -- The institutionalization of the new criticism -- Reviewing the state of criticism, I: Trilling in our time. The rest of wholeness: F.R. Leavis. Leavis's authority. The Kenneth Burke problem. A critic's burden: R.P. Blackmur's reading of Henry Adams. Criticism and the academy -- Reviewing the state of criticism, II: Making judgments: criticism past, present, and future. Reflections on the Milton industry. Directions of criticism: Geoffrey Hartman and Stanley Fish. Beyond formalism: the politics of criticism. Politics and interpretation -- Reviewing the state of criticism, III: Edward W. Said, orientalism. Gerald Graff, literature against itself. Frank Lentricchia, after the new criticism. René Girard, "to double business bound" and Hayden White, tropics of discourse. Wayne Booth, critical understanding. Grant Webster, the republic of letters. Ihab Hassan, the right promethean fire. Christopher Norris, deconstruction: theory and practice. Success and failure in literary theory
Control code
10323916
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 307 pages
Isbn
9780801831911
Lccn
83024400
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)670433

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