The Language, Discourse, Society Reader

The Language, Discourse, Society Reader

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For the last twenty-five years, Language, Discourse, Society has been the most intellectually challenging series in English. Its titles range across the disciplines from linguistics to biology, from literary criticism to law, combining vigorous scholarship and theoretical analysis at the service of a broad political engagement. This anniversary reader brings together a fascinating group of thinkers from both sides of the Atlantic with an introductory overview from the editors which considers the development of theory and scholarship over the past two decades.
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  • Paperback | 422 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 552g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2004 ed.
  • XII, 422 p.
  • 0333763726
  • 9780333763728
  • 2,333,638

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors Introduction; S.Heath, C.MacCabe & D.Riley James Joyce and the Revolution of the Word; C.MacCabe On Law and Ideology; P.Q.Hirst Language, Semiotics and Ideology; M.Pecheux The Case of Peter Pan or the Impossibility of Children's Fiction; J.Rose The Making of the Reader: Language and Subjectivity in Modern American, English and Irish Poetry; D.Trotter Understanding Beckett: A Study of Monologue and Gesture in the Works of Samuel Beckett; P.Gidal Signifying Nothing: The Semiotics of Zero; B.Rotman The Desire to Desire: The Women's Film of the 1940s; M.A.Doane 'Am I That Name?': Feminism and the Category of 'Women' in History; D.Riley Not Saussure: A Critique of Post-Saussurean Literary Theory; R.Tallis The Emergence of Social Space: Rimbaud and the Paris Commune; K.Ross Improvement and Romance: Constructing the Myth of the Highlands; P.Womack Poetry and Narrative in Performance; D.Oliver Visual and Other Pleasures; L.Mulvey The American Evasion of Philosophy: A Genealogy of Pragmatism; C.West Poets on Writing: Britain, 1970-1991; D.Riley The Crisis in Historical Materialism; S.Aronowitz The Birth of Pandora and the Division of Knowledge; J.Barrell On Pornography: Literature, Sexuality and Obscenity Law; I.Hunter, D.Saunders & D.Williamson De-Hegemonizing Language Standards: Learning from (Post)Colonial Englishes about 'English'; A.Parakrama Resources of Realism: Prospects for a 'Post-Analytic' Philosophy; C.Norris The Destructive Element: British Psychoanalysis and Modernisms; L.Stonebridge Death of Life: The Legacy of Molecular Biology; S.Shostak Pragmatics as Interpretation; J-J.Lecercle Cities, Words and Images: From Poe to Scorsese; P.Lombardo Series Bibliography
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About Denise Riley

STANLEY ARONOWITZ Distinguished Professor of Sociology and Urban Education, City University of New York Graduate Center, USA
JOHN BARRELL Professor of English, Department of English and Related Literature, Univesrity of York, UK
MARY ANN DOANE George Hazard Crooker Professor of Modern Culture and Media and of English, Brown University, USA
PETER GIDAL Writer and experimental filmmaker
PAUL Q HIRST Formerly Professor of Social Theory, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK
IAN HUNTER Australian Professorial Fellow, Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland
J. J. LECERCLE Professor of English, University of Nanterre, Paris
PATRIZIA LOMBARDO Teaches French, Film, and Comparative Literature, University of Geneva, Switzerland
LAURA MULVEY Professor of Film and Media Studies, Birkbeck College, University of London
CHRISTOPHER NORRIS Distinguished Research Professor in Philosophy, University of Cardiff, Wales, UK
DOUGLAS OLIVER formerly Senior Lecturer at the British Institute in Paris and poet
ARJUNA PARAKRAMA Senior Consultant, Centre for Policy Alternatives, Colombo, Sri Lanka
MICHEL PECHEUX formerly a linguist and philosopher
JACQUELINE ROSE Professor of English, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London
KRISTIN ROSS Professor of Comparative Literature, New York University, USA
BRIAN ROTMAN Professor, Department of Comparative Studies, Ohio State University
DAVID SAUNDERS Professor in the Faculty of Arts, Griffith University, Australia and Honorary Professor in the Centre for the History of European Discourses, University of Queensland
STANLEY SHOSTAK Associate Professor, Department of Biological Science, University of Pittsburgh, USA
LYNDSEY STONEBRIDGE Senior Lecturer in English, University of East Anglia, UK
RAYMOND TALLIS Professor of Medicine, University of Manchester and Professor and Consultant in Health Care of the Elderly, Salford
DAVID TROTTER Edward VII Professor of English Literature, University of Cambridge, UK
CORNEL WEST Class of 1943 University Professor of Religion, Princeton University, USA
DUGALD WILLIAMSON Associate Professor, Communication Studies, University of New England at Armidale, Australia
PETER WOMACK Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of East Anglia, UK
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