An Alphabet of Critical Keywords
Edited by Julian Wolfreys
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Glossalalia by Julian Wolfreys
Book DescriptionAlthough alphabetically arranged, Glossalalia - An Alphabet of Critical Keywords is not a conventional glossary or dictionary. It is an agenda-setting volume which speculates on the state of theory in the twenty-first century. 26 newly commissioned essays provide distinct, original sometimes playful or unusual definitions of theoretical keywords - both unexpected terms as well as words well-established in the critical canon: Animality Biotechnologies Chora Difference Event Flirting Genetics Hypertext I Jouissance Knowledge Love Music Nation Origins Poetics Quilting Reification Schizoanalysis Tele-techno-theology Universals Visuality Wit X Yarn Zero The volume invites the reader to engage with and enjoy theory, to seek out connections and become aware of the process of critical thinking. Anyone with theoretical interests in the humanities and in the future possibilities of theory will be delighted and intrigued by this volume.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780748614356
(234mm x 156mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Derrida Wordbook, Paperback (April 2015)
While it makes no claims to being encyclopaedic in its coverage, this book seeks to accommodate the implications of Jacques Derrida's writings and thoughts, through an expository engagement with a series of words having significance throughout Derrida's text, and across the years of his publishing career.
Dickens's London, Paperback (April 2015)
Taking Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project as an inspiration, this book offers a project that opens a dialogue between phenomenology, philosophy and the Dickensian representation of the city in all its forms. It provides dual focus on methodology and the historicity of Dickensian urban consciousness.
Introducing Criticism in the 21st Century, Paperback (February 2015)» View all books by Julian Wolfreys
Provides a guide to directions in literary criticism. This book offer chapters that introduce the modes of 'hybrid' criticism which have emerged in the 21st century.
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Author Biography - Julian Wolfreys
Julian Wolfreys is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, with the Department of English and Drama, at Loughborough University. He has published extensively on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, and theoretical approaches to literature. His most recent books are Thomas Hardy and Literature, in Theory. He is currently working on The Derrida Wordbook (EUP) and a study of the relation between philosophy and poetry in the nineteenth century.
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