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The Logic of Sexuation
The Logic of Sexuation (April 2004)
From Aristotle to Lacan
Ellie Ragland - Author

Choice Outstanding Academic Title

Challenges essentialist notions of gender through a detailed account of Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference.

In The Logic of Sexuation, Ellie Ragland offers a detailed account of Jacques Lacan's theories of gender, sexuality, and sexual difference. Exploring Lacan's rereading (via Aristotle) of Freud's major essays on ...(Read More)
 
 
Performative Criticism
Performative Criticism (February 2004)
Experiments in Reader Response
Gerry Brenner - Author

Genre-bending experiments that appropriate, impersonate, and speak through already-created literary characters in order to offer fresh interpretations of well-known literary works.

In these inventive and genre-bending critical essays, Gerry Brenner provides fresh interpretations of classic literary works by empowering significant characters to represent themselves as legitimate readers with strong responses. Through i...(Read More)
 
 
Post-Jungian Criticism
Post-Jungian Criticism (January 2004)
Theory and Practice
James S. Baumlin - Editor
Tita French Baumlin - Editor
George H. Jensen - Editor
Andrew Samuels - Foreword by

Rereads Jung in light of contemporary theoretical concerns, and offers a variety of examples of post-Jungian literary and cultural criticism.

This groundbreaking collection brings the range and diversity of post-Jungian thought into the realm of contemporary literary and cultural criticism. These essays explore, expand, critique, and apply post-Jungian critical theory as they revisit and reread Jung's own writings fro...(Read More)
 
 
Edward Said at the Limits
Edward Said at the Limits (January 2004)
Mustapha Marrouchi - Author

Shows the full breadth and scope of Edward Said's work and of his role as a public intellectual.

In Edward Said at the Limits, Mustapha Marrouchi offers a sensitive critique of Edward Said, one of America's foremost commentators on the Palestinian cause. Marrouchi does justice to the extraordinary life of a complex figure who was fundamentally a humanist committed to the eradication of domination and whose angry ...(Read More)
 
 
Empire and Poetic Voice
Empire and Poetic Voice (December 2003)
Cognitive and Cultural Studies of Literary Tradition and Colonialism
Patrick Colm Hogan - Author

Explores the relation of post-colonization authors to literary traditions.

In Empire and Poetic Voice Patrick Colm Hogan draws on a broad and detailed knowledge of Indian, African, and European literary cultures to explore the way colonized writers respond to the subtle and contradictory pressures of both metropolitan and indigenous traditions. He examines the work of two influential theorists of identity, Judi...(Read More)
 
 
Historicizing Theory
Historicizing Theory (December 2003)
Peter C. Herman - Editor

Examines deconstruction, New Historicism, postcolonialism, and other contemporary theoretical movements in their historical contexts.

Historicizing Theory
provides the first serious examination of contemporary theory in relation to the various twentieth-century historical and political contexts out of which it emerged. Theory—a broad category that is often used to encompass theoretical approaches as varied as de...(Read More)
 
 
Disgust
Disgust (October 2003)
Theory and History of a Strong Sensation
Winfried Menninghaus - Author
Howard Eiland - Translator
Joel Golb - Translator

Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.

"Disgust satiates." — Kant

"Writers only talk stench." — Kafka

"Disgust is the very fundament of social communication." — Bataille

Disgust (Ekel, dégoût) is a state of high ...(Read More)
 
 
Strategies for Theory
Strategies for Theory (May 2003)
From Marx to Madonna
R. L. Rutsky - Editor
Bradley J. Macdonald - Editor

Interdisciplinary essays on the role of high theory in politics and popular culture.

Interdisciplinary in scope and often provocative in their choice of materials, the essays in this volume present new strategies for theorizing culture and politics. Not content simply to "apply" theory to political and cultural objects, they instead treat all three as complex, interconnected, and constantly evolving areas of...(Read More)
 
 
Narrative after Deconstruction
Narrative after Deconstruction (October 2002)
Daniel Punday - Author

Develops a rigorous theory of narrative as apost-deconstructive model for interpretation.

Interrogating stories told about life after deconstruction, and discovering instead a kind of afterlife of deconstruction, Daniel Punday draws on a wide range of theorists to develop a rigorous theory of narrative as an alternative model for literary interpretation. Drawing on an observation made by Jean-François Lyotard,...(Read More)
 
 
After Lacan
After Lacan (October 2002)
Clinical Practice and the Subject of the Unconscious
Willy Apollon - Author
Danielle Bergeron - Author
Lucie Cantin - Author
Robert Hughes - Editor
Kareen Ror Malone - Editor

The authors use examples from their own clinical practice to explain the development of Lacanian theory.

After Lacan combines abundant case material with graceful yet sophisticated theoretical exposition in order to explore the clinical practice of Lacanian psychoanalysis. Focusing on the groundbreaking clinical treatment of psychosis that Gifric (Groupe Interdisciplinaire Freudien de Recherches et d’Inter...(Read More)
 
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