What is the interventionist role of ‘reading’ (indeed, of too close reading) after the era of cultural studies? How does the materiality of language re-assert itself as. In Anti-Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock Tom Cohen shows how, in an era of representational criticism and cultural studies, the role of close reading has been . The material elements of writing have long been undervalued; but analysis of these elements–sound, signature, letters–can transform our understanding of.
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To begin with, the very accusation of “formalism” itself is one that has long concealed a potential repression. Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. Indeed, the scandal going into the 90s is not the conservativism of post-structuralism a claim supplanting that of its “nihilism”, which is only the short-hand used about those installing a different model of meaning from the perspective of those standing to be supplanted but that of factions of the left and various anti-theory pragmatists.
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On the Foundations of the Representational Arts. Having declared his allegiance to de Manian deconstruction, Cohen will proceed to offer a vindication of deconstructive practice, a vindication that will insist de Manian deconstruction has a significant political function to perform even now.
View freely available titles: Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Jonathan Cohen – unknown. Further, Cohen’s capacity to move between literary texts and the broad expanses of philosophy with equal invention and creativity is as rare as it is welcome. Request removal from index. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Write a customer review. Cambridge University Press In this book Tom Cohen shows how, in an era of representational criticism and cultural studies, the role of close reading has been overlooked. The material elements of writing have long been undervalued; but analysis of these elements–sound, signature, letters–can transform our understanding of major texts. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Richard Fleming – – Philosophy and Literature 31 1: Through a series of revealing new readings of the work of writers including Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman and Conrad, Professor Cohen exposes the limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism, and demonstrates how ‘the materiality of language’ operates to undo the representational models of meaning imposed by the literary canon.
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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Showing of 3 reviews. How much has a mimetic bias to the traditions of interpretation constituted a conservative politics of its own, and is there, today, an anti-mimetic or anti-representational politics located in the activity of reading.
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