Historicizing Theory

Historicizing Theory

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Historicizing Theory provides the first serious examination of contemporary theory in relation to the various twentieth-century historical and political contexts out of which it emerged. Theory--a broad category that is often used to encompass theoretical approaches as varied as deconstruction, New Historicism, and postcolonialism--has often been derided as a mere "relic" of the 1960s. In order to move beyond such a simplistic assessment, the essays in this volume examine such important figures as Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, Stephen Greenblatt, and Edward Said, situating their work in a variety of contexts inside and outside of the 1960s, including World War II, the Holocaust, the Algerian civil war, and the canon wars of the 1980s. In bringing us face-to-face with the history of theory, Historicizing Theory recuperates history for theory and asks us to confront some of the central issues and problems in literary studies today.
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  • Paperback | 332 pages
  • 149.4 x 224.5 x 18.3mm | 430.92g
  • Albany, NY, United States
  • English
  • Total Illustrations: 0
  • 0791459624
  • 9780791459621
  • 2,328,015

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"This book effectively addresses the challenging problem of how cultural studies strategies can be employed in analyzing the emergence of late-twentieth-century theoretical discourses; in doing so, it re-examines a wide range of such discourses, along with their discontents and critics. I am impressed by the high degree of success that the collection achieves in situating theory amid its varied historical' moments, ' including precursors and aftermaths."
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About Peter C. Herman

Peter C. Herman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at San Diego State University. He is the author and editor of many books, including Day Late, Dollar Short: The Next Generation and the New Academy, also published by SUNY Press.
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