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The Animal PartHuman and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination

The Animal Part: Human and Other Animals in the Poetic Imagination

Mark Payne

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226650845
eISBN:
9780226650852
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226650852.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book explores the imaginative identification with animals enabled by aggression and the narcissistic aversion from them manifested as destructiveness. It explores the attraction to the society ... More

Animal RitesAmerican Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory

Cary Wolfe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226905136
eISBN:
9780226905129
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226905129.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little-known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to ... More

The Birth of Theory

The Birth of Theory

Andrew Cole

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226135397
eISBN:
9780226135564
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Modern theory needs a history lesson. Neither Marx nor Nietzsche first gave us theory. Hegel did. To support this contention, The Birth of Theory presents a refreshingly clear and lively account of ... More

Bleak Liberalism

Bleak Liberalism

Amanda Anderson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226923512
eISBN:
9780226923536
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226923536.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Bleak Liberalism advances a renewed account of liberalism, with the aim of providing a better understanding of the way liberal concepts, principles, and aspirations have informed novelistic art of ... More

The Conflagration of CommunityFiction before and after Auschwitz

The Conflagration of Community: Fiction before and after Auschwitz

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226527215
eISBN:
9780226527239
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226527239.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“After Auschwitz to write even a single poem is barbaric.” This book challenges Theodor Adorno’s famous statement about aesthetic production after the Holocaust, arguing for the possibility of ... More

Crimes of Art + Terror

Crimes of Art + Terror

Frank Lentricchia and Jody McAuliffe

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226472058
eISBN:
9780226472089
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226472089.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Do killers, artists, and terrorists need one another? This book explores the disturbing adjacency of literary creativity to violence and even political terror. The book begins by anchoring the ... More

Cultural GraphologyWriting After Derrida

Cultural Graphology: Writing After Derrida

Juliet Fleming

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226390420
eISBN:
9780226390567
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226390567.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In the late 1960s Derrida speculated that “Cultural Graphology” could be the name of a new human science, a discipline combining psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and a commitment to the topic of ... More

The Freudian RobotDigital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

The Freudian Robot: Digital Media and the Future of the Unconscious

Lydia H. Liu

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486826
eISBN:
9780226486840
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486840.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The identity and role of writing have evolved in the age of digital media. But how did writing itself make digital media possible in the first place? This book offers a study of the political history ... More

The Future of IllusionPolitical Theology and Early Modern Texts

The Future of Illusion: Political Theology and Early Modern Texts

Victoria Kahn

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226083872
eISBN:
9780226083902
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226083902.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This is a book about the neglected dialogue between several influential twentieth-century theorists of political theology and early modern texts. It focuses on Carl Schmitt, Leo Strauss, Ernst ... More

Geographies of Philological KnowledgePostcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic

Geographies of Philological Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Transatlantic National Epic

Nadia R. Altschul

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226016214
eISBN:
9780226016191
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226016191.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The most prevalent critical perspective on the meaning of studying the Middle Ages has been the coupling of medievalism with nineteenth-century European nationalisms. This book does not endeavor to ... More

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