The Unremarkable Wordsworth The Unremarkable Wordsworth Geoffrey H. Hartman 1987 Spring
Fifteen essays draw upon a wide range of contemporary theoretical approaches, from psychoanalysis to structuralism, from deconstruction to phenomenology. ". . . in teaching us to read Wordsworth it teaches us how to read." --The Wordsworth Circle
From Topic to Tale: Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages From Topic to Tale Logic and Narrativity in the Middle Ages Eugene Vance 1987 Spring
Shows how a rhetorical tradition was transformed into a textual one and ends with a discussion of the relationship between discourse and society.
Romantic Vision, Ethical Context: Novalis and Artistic Autonomy Romantic Vision, Ethical Context Novalis and Artistic Autonomy Géza von Molnar 1987 Spring
Exploring the full range of Novalis's (the pen name of the German poet and philosopher Friedrich von Hardenberg) work, von Molnar shows how he dealt, in theory and practice, with a central issue in Romanticism-the emerging concept of the autonomous self and its relation.
Questing Fictions: Latin America’s Family Romance Questing Fictions Latin America’s Family Romance Djelal Kadir 1986 Fall
Analyzes 20th-century Latin American fiction in the light of contemporary literary theory and focuses on the predicament of writers caught between the cultural domination of Europe and the need to strive for cultural autonomy.
Vengeance of the Victim: History and Symbol in Giorgio Bassani’s Fiction Vengeance of the Victim History and Symbol in Giorgio Bassani’s Fiction Marilyn Schneider 1986 Fall
The Resistance to Theory The Resistance to Theory Paul de Man 1986 Fall
Explores reasons why the theoretical enterprise is blind to, or “resists,” the radical nature of reading, in six essays that offer a new level of critical and cultural understanding in reference to the works of Jauss, Riffaterre, Benjamin, and Bakhtin.
Literature Among Discourses: The Spanish Golden Age Literature Among Discourses The Spanish Golden Age Wlad Godzich and Nicholas Spadaccini, Editors 1986 Fall
The Newly Born Woman The Newly Born Woman Helene Cixous and Catherine Clement 1986 Spring
Published in France as Le jeune née in 1975, and found here in its first English translation, The Newly Born Woman is a landmark text of the modern feminist movement. In it, Hélène Cixous and Catherine Clément put forward the concept of écriture feminine, exploring the ways women’s sexuality and unconscious shape their imaginary, their language, and their writing. Through their readings of historical, literary, and psychoanalytic accounts, Cixous and Clément explore what is hidden and repressed in culture, revealing the unconscious of history.
Heterologies: Discourse on the Other Heterologies Discourse on the Other Michel de Certeau 1986 Spring
Sixteen essays that illustrate the author’s work in the fields of history, literary studies and psychoanalysis.
The Power of Genre The Power of Genre Adena Rosmarin 1986 Spring
Just Gaming Just Gaming Jean-François Lyotard and Jean-Loup Thébaud 1985 Fall
Just Gaming
The Poetics of Plot: The Case of English Renaissance Drama The Poetics of Plot The Case of English Renaissance Drama Thomas G. Pavel 1985 Spring
A unique methodology for plot analysis focusing on an important body of English Renaissance dramas.
Theory and History of Folklore Theory and History of Folklore Vladimir Propp Anatoly Liberman, Editor 1984 Spring
A selection of seven essays and three book chapters from Russian folklorist Propp’s later work.
The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge The Postmodern Condition A Report on Knowledge Jean-François Lyotard 1984 Spring
This founding essay of the postmodern movement argues that knowledge-science, technology, and the arts-has undergone a change of status since the 19th century and especially since the late 1950s.
Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics Problems of Dostoevsky’s Poetics Mikhail Bakhtin Caryl Emerson, Editor 1984 Spring
This important 20th-century theory of the novel focuses on “Dostoevskian discourse.”