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The Resource What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory, edited by Judith Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas

What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory, edited by Judith Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas

Label
What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory
Title
What's left of theory?
Title remainder
new work on the politics of literary theory
Statement of responsibility
edited by Judith Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For several years," write the editors ofWhat's Left of Theory, "a debate on the politics of theory has been conducted energetically within literary studies. The terms of the debate, however, are far from clear. What is meant by politics? What is meant by theory?" What's Left of Theoryis a vigorous engagement with that thorniest of critical questions: how today are theory and progressive thought connected? Michael Warner, activist and critic, examines 'zones of privacy and zones of theory' while law professor Janet Halley considers theory and its applicability to sex harassment. Jeff Nunokawa examines Oscar Wilde, Marjorie Levinson reads Elizabeth Bishop alongsideNational Geographic; John Brenkman considers 'extreme criticism', Michael Berube the 'future of contingency'; William Connolly addresses the matter of secularism, Gayatri Spivak explores what she calls 'theory-remains', and Jonathan Culler demonstrates once again his gift for explaining the complex in an essay thatidentifies 'the literary in theory'. Editors Butler, Guillory, and Thomas have brought together not only outstanding questioners, but outstanding questions. As their introduction puts it, "Are there ways of pursuing a politically reflective literary analysis that have definitively left theory behind, and must 'theory' be left behind for left literary analysis to emerge? Has the study of literature passed beyond its encounter with theory? If so, in passing beyond theory, has it remained unchanged? Does the recent cry for a 'return to literature' signal the surpassing of theory, the fact that literature remains after theory? Does literature remain (the same) after theory?" For students of literature and the humanities in general, these questions are not only left: they endure
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
801/.95/0904
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS25
LC item number
.W48 2000eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
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  • Butler, Judith
  • Guillory, John
  • Thomas, Kendall
  • English Institute
Series statement
Essays from the English Institute
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  • American literature
  • Politics and literature
  • English literature
  • Criticism
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Criticism
  • English literature
  • Politics and literature
  • United States
  • Literatuurtheorie
  • Literaturwissenschaft
  • Literaturtheorie
  • Politik
  • Poststrukturalismus
  • Politics and literature
  • Literary theory
  • Politique et littérature
  • États-Unis
Label
What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory, edited by Judith Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Return of realism and the future of contingency
  • Michael Bérubé
  • Refashioning the secular
  • William E. Connolly
  • Picturing pleasure
  • Marjorie Levinson
  • Protestant ethic and the spirit of anorexia
  • Jeff Nunokawa
  • Literary in theory
  • Jonathan Culler
  • From Haverstock Hill flat to U.S. classroom, what's left of theory?
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Like race arguments
  • Janet E. Halley
  • Zones of privacy
  • Michael Warner
  • Extreme criticism
  • John Brenkman
Control code
51782760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415921190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780415921190
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile, portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51782760
Label
What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory, edited by Judith Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Return of realism and the future of contingency
  • Michael Bérubé
  • Refashioning the secular
  • William E. Connolly
  • Picturing pleasure
  • Marjorie Levinson
  • Protestant ethic and the spirit of anorexia
  • Jeff Nunokawa
  • Literary in theory
  • Jonathan Culler
  • From Haverstock Hill flat to U.S. classroom, what's left of theory?
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
  • Like race arguments
  • Janet E. Halley
  • Zones of privacy
  • Michael Warner
  • Extreme criticism
  • John Brenkman
Control code
51782760
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 292 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780415921190
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9780415921190
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimile, portraits.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)51782760

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