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The Resource The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction, Peggy Kamuf

The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction, Peggy Kamuf

Label
The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction
Title
The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Peggy Kamuf
Title variation
  • Division of literature
  • University in deconstruction
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The inclusion of literary study is a distinctive trait of the modern, scientific university. But this legitimation of a "division of literature" has been from the beginning a tenuous, ambivalent, and divisive affair. Why and to what effect? These questions guide Peggy Kamuf's analysis of the complex history of literary study in the modern university and orient her critical reading of developments from the French Revolution through the nineteenth century and beyond in Europe. She then turns to one of the most troubling works in the American literary canon - Melville's The Confidence-Man - to show how academic literary history has avoided confronting the implications of works in which meaning is never solely confined within a past. By engaging a future readership to which it applies for credit, Kamuf argues, literature cannot serve as a stable object of study. It locates, rather, a site of "the university in deconstruction."
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kamuf, Peggy
Dewey number
807/.1/173
Index
index present
LC call number
PN81
LC item number
.K338 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Literature
  • Universities and colleges
  • Deconstruction
Label
The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction, Peggy Kamuf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-254) 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: Catachresis and Institution -- 1. The University Founders -- 2. The Rhetoric of Ruin -- 3. The Walls of Science -- 4. Peguy and the Event of History -- 5. The University in Deconstruction -- Prologue: The Impasse of Literary History -- Prologue: Melville's Credit Card -- Epilogue: A Future for It
Control code
34663360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226423234
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96020255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The division of literature, or, The university in deconstruction, Peggy Kamuf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-254) 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: Catachresis and Institution -- 1. The University Founders -- 2. The Rhetoric of Ruin -- 3. The Walls of Science -- 4. Peguy and the Event of History -- 5. The University in Deconstruction -- Prologue: The Impasse of Literary History -- Prologue: Melville's Credit Card -- Epilogue: A Future for It
Control code
34663360
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vii, 259 pages
Isbn
9780226423234
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96020255
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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