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Glossalalia : An Alphabet of Critical Keywords

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Although alphabetically arranged, Glossalalia - An Alphabet of Critical Keywords is not a conventional glossary or dictionary. It is an agenda-setting volume which speculates on the state of theory in the twenty-first century. 26 newly commissioned essays provide distinct, original sometimes playful or unusual definitions of theoretical keywords - both unexpected terms as well as words well-established in the critical canon: Animality Biotechnologies Chora Difference Event Flirting Genetics Hypertext I Jouissance Knowledge Love Music Nation Origins Poetics Quilting Reification Schizoanalysis Tele-techno-theology Universals Visuality Wit X Yarn Zero The volume invites the reader to engage with and enjoy theory, to seek out connections and become aware of the process of critical thinking. Anyone with theoretical interests in the humanities and in the future possibilities of theory will be delighted and intrigued by this volume.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 21mm | 761g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 5 b&w illustrations
  • 0748614354
  • 9780748614356

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This challenging and entertaining volume!is a celebration of critical theory at its most exciting! a most compelling compilation. I find myself really curious about Wolfreys's Glossalalia - An Alphabet of Critical Keywords . The topics are so diverse and so tantalizing (Flirting! Yarn! X!). The attraction of essays approaching the large topic of theory from such slightly offbeat perspectives is immense. Wolfreys has assembled an impressive collection of collaborators from both Britain and the United States. -- J Hillis Miller, Distinguished Professor, Department of English and Comparative Literature, University of California, Irvine This challenging and entertaining volume!is a celebration of critical theory at its most exciting! a most compelling compilation. I find myself really curious about Wolfreys's Glossalalia - An Alphabet of Critical Keywords . The topics are so diverse and so tantalizing (Flirting! Yarn! X!). The attraction of essays approaching the large topic of theory from such slightly offbeat perspectives is immense. Wolfreys has assembled an impressive collection of collaborators from both Britain and the United States.show more

About Julian Wolfreys

Julian Wolfreys is Professor of Modern Literature and Culture, with the Department of English and Drama, at Loughborough University. He has published extensively on nineteenth- and twentieth-century British literature, and theoretical approaches to literature. His most recent books are Thomas Hardy and Literature, in Theory. He is currently working on The Derrida Wordbook (EUP) and a study of the relation between philosophy and poetry in the nineteenth century.show more

Table of contents

Foreword: the alpahbetic body; Brian Rotman, Ohio State University; Animality; Frederick Young, University of Florida; Biotechnologies; Christopher Johnson, Keele University; Chora; Gregory Ulmer, University of Florida; Difference; Arkady Plotnitsky, Director, Theory and Cultural Studies Program, Purdue University; Event; Julian Wolfreys, University of Southern California; Flirting; Ruth Robbins, Nene College; Genetics; Stephanie Smith, University of Florida; Hypertext; Terry Harpold, Department of English, University of Florida; I; Thomas Pepper, University of Minnesota; Jouissance; Juliet Flower MacCannell, University of California, Irvine; Knowledge; Margaret Russett, University of Southern California; Love; Daniel Cottom, University of Idaho; Music; Simon Critchley, Essex University; Nation; John Brannigan, Queen's, Belfast; Origins; Julian Wolfreys; Poetics; Geoff Ward, University of Dundee; Quilting; John P. Leavey, Jr., University of Florida; Reification; Silvia Lopez, Carleton College, Minnesota; Schizoanalysis; Tamsin Lorraine, Swarthmore College; Tele-techno-theology; Martin McQuillan, Staffordshire University; Universals; Mark Currie, University of Westminster; Visuality; Steven Ungar, University of Iowa; Wit; Drew Milne, Cambridge University; X; Tom Conley, Harvard University; Yarn; Valentine Cunningham, Oxford University; Zero; J Hillis Miller, University of California, Irvine; Notes on Contributors.show more