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How Critics Became Smart

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces the history of judgment in academic criticism. It does so through keywords that critics used, from "sound" to "intelligence" to "rigor" to "smart." The current popularity of smart ... More


Bellwether:: J. Hillis Miller

Jeffrey J. Williams

in How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism, Culture, and the University

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263806
eISBN:
9780823266432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263806.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter profiles J. Hillis Miller, a major American critic of Victorian and modern literature and a major advocate of deconstruction in literary criticism. It draws on an in-depth interview and ... More


“What is Happening Today in Deconstruction”

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Deconstruction” shares with “irony” at least one irreducible feature: in both cases, it is difficult, perhaps impossible, to formalize a definition that would not by the same token disfigure beyond ... More


Signs of the Times: Nietzsche, Deconstruction, and the Truth of History

Kevin Newmark

in Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today's university occupies a site delicately poised between intellectual, institutional, economic, juridical, ideological and political values. The precariousness of its situation can be gauged at ... More


Theory’s Operation Shylock

Bruno Chaouat

in Is Theory Good for the Jews?: French Thought and the Challenge of the New Antisemitism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781781383346
eISBN:
9781786944092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781383346.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter 4 comes as a critique of what I call, as a tribute to Philip Roth’s novel, “theory’s Operation Shylock,” i.e., recent celebrations of Diasporic Jewry, irrational demonization of Zionism and ... More


Resistance: Waiting for Power in Fuenteovejuna

Philip Lorenz

in The Tears of Sovereignty: Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780823251308
eISBN:
9780823252633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251308.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Lope de Vega's famous play about a popular uprising and revolt throws the “organ transplant” logic of sovereignty into crisis. Here, the conceptual and representational operations of transfer and ... More


An Elementary Deconstruction:: Les Commencements

Mairéad Hanrahan

in Cixous's Semi-Fictions: Thinking at the Borders of Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780748642281
eISBN:
9781474406352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748642281.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The relationship between Cixous’s work and that of Jacques Derrida, who was a privileged interlocutor for the writer, provides the focus of this chapter. In particular, it explores the implications ... More


History Unhoused: Performing the Life of Human Bio-Cargo

Steven Blevins

in Living Cargo: How Black Britain Performs Its Past

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816697144
eISBN:
9781452955315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816697144.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction of Living Cargo presents the book as a project of unhousing the past; about opening up archives and drawing history out; and about the opening out that occurs when history goes ... More


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