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Methodology and the Study of Modernist Fiction

Keith Gandal

in The Gun and the Pen: Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Faulkner and the Fiction of Mobilization

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195338911
eISBN:
9780199867127
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195338911.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter discusses methodology and places the book in the context of related scholarship on the subject. In particular, it takes issue with literary scholarship whose approach is based on a ... More


Political Interpretation: Can a Construal be Ethical?

Patrick Colm Hogan

in The Politics of Interpretation: Ideology, Professionalism, and the Study of Literature

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062724
eISBN:
9780199855247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062724.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Throughout the various debates surrounding the politics (or ethics) of interpretation, it has been widely—and, it would seem, reasonably—assumed that there is such a thing as the politics of ... More


Credibility and Criticism:: On Walter Benn Michaels

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/9780823263806.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay challenges Walter Benn Michaels' position on cultural politics. Michaels' argues for class over diversity, but the problem is Michaels' ethos: he has little credibility in actual political ... More


Signs, Marks, and Archie Bunker: Post-Saussurean Visions of Language

Toril Moi

in Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226464305
eISBN:
9780226464589
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226464589.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter shows how the “philosophizing” of Saussure’s legacy reproduces the Augustinian picture of meaning, and gives rise to empty, and formalist, theories of meaning and literature. While Knapp ... More


The Turn to Affect: A Critique

Ruth Leys

in The Ascent of Affect: Genealogy and Critique

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226488424
eISBN:
9780226488738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226488738.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

In recent years, the topic of emotion has attracted more and more attention from cultural critics and theorists, and the purpose of chapter 7 is to explore the terms in which this turn to affect has ... More


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