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  • Material Eventsby Tom Cohen; Barbara Cohen; J. Hillis Miller

    University of Minnesota Press 2001; US$ 84.00

    Responding to the problematic of "materialism" as posed in Paul de Man?s posthumous last book, Aesthetic Ideology, a diverse and distinguished group of scholars explores the question of "material events" in ways that illuminate not just de Man?s work but their own, work at the forefront of critical theory, productive thinking, and... more...

  • Neatness Countsby Kevin Kopelson

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 57.00

    In Neatness Counts, Kevin Kopelson offers a series of meditations on how orderliness, chaos, and other physical states correspond with both the exhilaration of production and the desperation of writer's block. Focusing on Elizabeth Bishop, Marcel Proust, Roland Barthes, Tom Stoppard, and Bruce Chatwin, Neatness Counts is at once critical and creative,... more...

  • Reading De Man Readingby Lindsay Waters; Wlad Godzich

    University of Minnesota Press 1985; US$ 51.00

    Thirteen essays address de Man?s theory and practice of reading, including the nature of those readings and what they signify forreading in general, not just for literary texts.  more...

  • Rhetoric and Renaissance Cultureby Heinrich F. Plett

    De Gruyter 2004; US$ 238.00

    The volume presents a cultural history of renaissance rhetoric with special emphasis on literary theory with its aspects of imagination (inventio), generictheory (dispositio), style (elocutio), mnemonic architecture (memoria), representation (actio) (with Shakespeare's works as illustrations). Special attention is given to the intermedial rhetoric... more...

  • 1913by Jean-Michel Rabate

    Blackwell Publishing Ltd. 2007; US$ 34.95

    Puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913. This text examines the wide range of diverse artistic, literary, and political endeavours undertaken in this one year. more...

  • Gilles Deleuze: Travels in Literatureby Professor Mary Bryden

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 110.00

    Deleuze's writing is permeated with references to literature. Despite asserting that he was not a literary critic, Deleuze provides exhilarating and original interactions with texts. This study offers in-depth encounters between Deleuze's thought and the writers who fascinated him, demonstrating the productivity of a Deleuzian frame of reference. more...

  • Crimes of Art and Terrorby Frank Lentricchia; Jody McAuliffe

    University of Chicago Press 2007; US$ 22.50

    Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? In Crimes of Art and Terror , Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe explore the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. Lentricchia and McAuliffe begin by anchoring their penetrating discussions in the events of 9/11 and the scandal provoked by composer... more...

  • Teaching Beauty in DeLillo, Woolf, and Merrillby Jennifer Green-Lewis; Margaret Soltan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 95.00

    This book marks the growing exhaustion with a politicized approach to literature, and celebrate the return of beauty as a subject in its own right to literary studies. more...

  • Edward Said and the Literary, Social, and Political Worldby Ranjan Ghosh

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 44.95

    The contributors to this volume - many among the foremost Edward Said scholars in the world - examine Said as the literary critic, his relationship to other major contemporary thinkers and his involvement with major movements of his time (such as music, feminism, new humanism, and Marxism). more...

  • Literary Circles and Gender in Early Modern Europeby Julie Campbell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2007; US$ 119.95

    Exploring interactions of early modern male and female writers, Campbell examines how the querelle des femmes influenced the perception of well-educated women who were part of literary circles in Italy, France, and England from approximately 1530-1650. To gain a better sense of how querelle language and issues were used for or against learned women... more...