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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 Bond of the Furthest ApartEssays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

The Bond of the Furthest Apart: Essays on Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Bresson, and Kafka

Sharon Cameron

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226413907
eISBN:
9780226414232
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226414232.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In Robert Bresson’s cinematography the linkage of fragmented, heterogeneous images challenges our assumption that we know what things are, or the infinite ways persons, animals, and material objects ... 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

Distant HorizonsDigital Evidence and Literary Change

Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change

Ted Underwood

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226612669
eISBN:
9780226612973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

As literary historians have learned to compare thousands of volumes at a time, they have stumbled onto century-spanning trends that are not yet fully understood. This book explores some of those ... More

EnumerationsData and Literary Study

Enumerations: Data and Literary Study

Andrew Piper

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226568614
eISBN:
9780226568898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226568898.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For well over a century, academic disciplines have studied human behavior using quantitative information. Until recently, however, the humanities have remained largely immune to the use of data—or ... 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

Globalizing American Studies

Globalizing American Studies

Brian T. Edwards and Gaonkar Dilip Parameshwar (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226185064
eISBN:
9780226185088
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226185088.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The discipline of American studies was established in the early days of World War II and drew on the myth of American exceptionalism. Now that the so-called American Century has come to an end, what ... More

The Humanities and the Dream of America

The Humanities and the Dream of America

Geoffrey Galt Harpham

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226316970
eISBN:
9780226317014
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226317014.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book argues that today's humanities are an invention of the American academy in the years following World War II, when they were first conceived as an expression of American culture and an ... More

Imagining ExtinctionThe Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Imagining Extinction: The Cultural Meanings of Endangered Species

Ursula K. Heise

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226358024
eISBN:
9780226358338
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226358338.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Current rates of species extinction exceed the evolutionary background rate, and some biologists claim we are witnessing the sixth mass extinction in the history of life on Earth. This book analyzes ... More

ImpersonalitySeven Essays

Impersonality: Seven Essays

Sharon Cameron

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226091310
eISBN:
9780226091334
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226091334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Philosophers have long debated the subjects of person and personhood. This book ushers this debate into the literary realm by considering impersonality in the works of major American writers and ... More

Local TranscendenceEssays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Local Transcendence: Essays on Postmodern Historicism and the Database

Alan Liu

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226486956
eISBN:
9780226486970
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226486970.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Driven by global economic forces to innovate, today's society paradoxically looks forward to the future while staring only at the nearest, most local present—the most recent financial quarter, the ... More

The Moment of Racial SightA History

The Moment of Racial Sight: A History

Irene Tucker

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226922935
eISBN:
9780226922959
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226922959.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book overturns the most familiar form of racial analysis in contemporary culture: the idea that race is constructed, that it operates by attaching visible marks of difference to arbitrary ... More

Novel ViolenceA Narratography of Victorian Fiction

Novel Violence: A Narratography of Victorian Fiction

Garrett Stewart

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226774589
eISBN:
9780226774602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226774602.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Victorian novels, this book argues, hurtle forward in prose as violent as the brutal human existence they chronicle. The book explains how such language assaults the norms of written expression and ... More

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