The Pursuit of Signs
By (author) Jonathan Culler
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Pursuit of Signs by Jonathan Culler
Book DescriptionTo gain a deeper understanding of the literary movement that has dominated recent Anglo-American literary criticism, The Pursuit of Signs is a must. In a world increasingly mediated, it offers insights into our ways of consuming texts that are both brilliant and bold. Dancing through semiotics, reader-response criticism, the value of the apostrophe and much more, Jonathan Culler opens up for every reader the closed world of literary criticism. Its impact on first publication, in 1981, was immense; now, as Mieke Bal notes, 'the book has the same urgency and acuity that it had then', though today it has even wider implications: 'with the interdisciplinary turn taking hold, literary theory itself, through this book, becomes a much more widespread tool for cultural analysis'.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415253826
(198mm x 129mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 18-May-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Jonathan Culler
Theory of the Lyric, Hardback (June 2015)
What sort of thing is a lyric poem? An intense expression of subjective experience? The fictive speech of a specifiable persona? Examining ancient and modern poems from Sappho to Ashbery, Jonathan Culler reveals the limitations of these two models--the Romantic and the modern--and challenges the assumption that poems exist to be interpreted.
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, Paperback (July 2011)
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction offers insights into theories about the nature of language and meaning, human identity, and the power of language. Fully updated for 2011 and including a new chapter on 'Ethics and aesthetics', it steers a clear and lucid path through an often impenetrable subject.
On Deconstruction, Paperback (February 2008)
A guide for those interested in understanding modern critical thought. It presents a synthesis of Derrida's thought and an analysis of the problematic relation between his philosophical writings and the work of literary critics. It includes a preface that surveys deconstruction's history since the 1980s and assesses its place in cultural theory.
Grounds of Comparison, Paperback (October 2003)» View all books by Jonathan Culler
This volume includes essays on Anderson's themes and ideas by such scholars as Andrew Parker, Lydia Liu, Doris Sommer, Harry Harootunian, Partha Chatterjee, David Hollinger, and Marc Redfield. Of particular interest is a substantial new essay by Benedict Anderson, written for this volume.
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Author Biography - Jonathan Culler
Jonathan Culler (1944- ), Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Cornell University, pioneered the application of semiotics to the study of literature in the English-speaking world. Other publications include Structuralist Poetics and On Deconstruction.
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