Literature, in theory : tropes, subjectivities, responses & responsibilities / Julian Wolfreys
- Wolfreys, Julian, 1958-
- London ; New York : Continuum, 
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- Physical Description:
- xiii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
- 1. Toward a phenomenology of urban gothic : the example of Dickens -- 2. Houses, homes, rooms and tombs : the unhomely spaces and monstrous economies of Dombey and Son -- 3. In visibility, or the appearance of 'true histories' : truth, confession and revelation in Anne Bronte -- 4. Contested grounds : historical, epistemological and political identities in nineteenth-century literature -- 5. (Sub)urbi et orbi : the 'little worlds' of London, or, fear, whimsy and singularity -- 6. Professions : of English diaspora? -- 7. No, not, none, nothing, nobody : place, pattern, death and narratives of negation in Dubliners -- 8. 'A self-referential density' : Glyph, fictions of transgression and the 'theory' thing -- 9. 'Theory' & the novel (and The Novel?) -- 10. Ghosts : of ourselves, or, drifting with Hardy and Heidegger -- 11. The reiterable circularity of being : poetics, selfhood and the singular witness that is 'I' -- 12. Teaching Derrida : 'but just a minute, before we begin, a preface of sorts (after the event), a defence, apologia, apologue ... '; and other responses in the face of (yet another) programmed avoidance of reading -- 13. 'The strong dead return' : Harold Bloom's daemonic shades -- 14. Face to face with Agamben or, the other in love -- 15. Responsibilities of J, or, aphorism's other : criticism's transformation.
- "By examining how 'theory' and 'literature' are concepts and names which touch on one another in complex ways, Julian Wolfreys seeks to understand their intersections and differences, taking the reader on a journey through the issues and ideas involved in reading literature, in theory."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9781441161529 (hbk.), 144116152X (hbk.), 9781441123244 (pbk.), and 1441123245 (pbk.)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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