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Series Editors: Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte-Sasse

Theory and History of Literature

Aesthetic Theory
Theory and History of Literature (1981-98) is a landmark event in twentieth-century critical thought. Intended to stimulate research and encourage interdisciplinary dialogue, as well as to introduce prominent European theorists to the American academy, this book series is internationally renowned for its foundational literary scholarship. By making available English translations of essential work by Theodor Adorno, Jean-François Lyotard, Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari, Maurice Blanchot, Hélène Cixous, Giorgio Agamben, Paul de Man, Tzvetan Todorov, Jean-Luc Nancy, Georges Bataille, and many others, as well as publishing such influential American scholars as Fredric Jameson and Alice Kaplan, Theory and History of Literature became a staple resource in American higher education. This book series undeniably and indelibly changed the intellectual landscape of the late twentieth century and established the University of Minnesota Press as a premier publisher of literary and cultural theory and intellectual thought.

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