Theory and the disappearing future [electronic resource] : on de Man, on Benjamin / Tom Cohen, Claire Colebrook and J. Hillis Miller ; with a manuscript by Paul de Man
- Cohen, Tom, 1953-
- London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (176 pages) : illustrations
- Additional Creators:
- Colebrook, Claire, Miller, J. Hillis (Joseph Hillis), 1928-, and De Man, Paul
- Part I: De Man on Benjamin -- Introduction / Claire Colebrook -- Transcript: Notes on the task of the translator / Paul de Man -- Part II: Theory and the disappearing future -- 1. Paul de Man at work: In these bad days, what good is an archive? / J. Hillis Miller -- 2. Toxic assets: de Man's remains and the ecocatastrophic imaginary (an American fable) / Tom Cohen -- 3. The calculus of individual worth / Claire Colebrook -- Notes.
- Paul de Man is often associated with an era of 'high theory', an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man's work as a critical resource for dealing with the most important questions of the twenty-first century and argues for the place of theory within it. The humanities are flooded with crises of globalism, capitalism and terrorism.
- 0203806727 (electronic bk.) and 9780203806722 (electronic bk.)
- AVAILABLE ONLINE TO AUTHORIZED PSU USERS.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- Technical Details:
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.
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