Redirections In Critical Theory

Author: Bernard McGuirk
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134900163
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The essays in Redirections in Critical Theory re-analyse major figures and discussions in critical theory, asking questions often neglected or overlooked by a readership ever in pursuit of new theoretical positions. Contributors look at the work of major theorists and writers, including William Empson, Deleuze, Guattari, Chekov and Jameson. Concepts which have been destabilized in modern critical theory, such as truth, self, action and history, are reassessed through their work, shedding new light on many important issues in critical studies today. Redirections in Critical Theory brings together established critics and new names in the field of theory. It will be an important text for students of literature, critical theory and philosophy.

Critical Theory

Author: Douglas Tallack
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317866789
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An anthology of readings and extracts providing a comprehensive introduction to the main schools and positions of critical theory. The book is divided into five sections; structuralism and poststructuralism, psychoanalytical theory, Marxism, feminism, and post-foundational ethics and politics. It includes a general introduction covering the field of critical theory and identifies founding theorists and movements with a bibliography and notes.

Conradian Contracts

Author: Tamas Juhasz
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 073914555X
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Combining psychoanalysis, structural and economic anthropology, this book treats Joseph Conrad's interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. This is the first extended academic discussion of the social contract idea in the novelist's fiction. Furthermore, the simultaneous concentration on various fields of circulation (for example finances, dialogues, representations of women, or colonial mechanisms) invites the use of theories (Lacan, LZvi-Strauss, Simmel, Polanyi and Bataille) whose potentials for Conrad scholarship have not been exhausted (especially not in combination).

Postcolonial Theory And Psychoanalysis

Author: Mrinalini Greedharry
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230582958
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Psychoanalytic theory has been the critical instrument of choice for colonial critics. This book examines why critics who are otherwise suspicious of Western forms of knowledge are drawn to psychoanalytic theories, and whether it is possible to use such theories without reproducing the colonial discourse that also structures psychoanalytic thought.

Chaos And Madness

Author: Mónica Calvo-Pascual
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042033029
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In the 1950s prolific U.S. fiction writer Stephen Marlowe became a cult author for lovers of noir fiction mainly for his Drumbeat series, which present his best-known character: private eye Chester Drum. Yet, the academia never paid much attention to his multifaceted, extensive oeuvre . Chaos and Madness is the first volume offering a critical approach to MarloweOCOs riveting historical novels. Their relevance in the field of literary studies derives from their well-wrought structure and captivating prose as well as from their portrayal of remote European history OCo a distinctive feature that makes Marlowe a unique figure in the North American trend of historiographic metafiction. Chaos and Madness provides a comprehensive narratological and ideological analysis of three novels in which Marlowe deals with Spanish history. Preceded by an in-depth if reader-friendly theoretical chapter that traces the evolution of the historical novel as a genre, Calvo-PascualOCOs meticulous investigation into MarloweOCOs fiction proves compelling for anyone interested in contemporary American fiction, in Spanish history, or in the interaction of metafiction and the scientific discourse of chaos theory."

Gore Vidal S Historical Novels And The Shaping Of American Political Consciousness

Author: Stephen Harris
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This study explores Gore Vidal's use of classical skepticism in his historical novels and in his politics. This is written against the backdrop of an analysis of the general genre of historical novels and the particular way that Vidal has used his 're-versions' and 're-viewing' of American history to give voice to his concerns for American despotism and exploitative use of power for imperial control.

Thirty Years Of Latin American Studies In The United Kingdom

Author: V. Bulmer-Thomas
Publisher: University of London
ISBN: 9781900039130
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This book looks at the impact of economic reform and political liberalization on political institutions, state-society relations, and economic policymaking in the aftermath of the 1994-95 Mexican economic crisis.