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The J. Hillis Miller Reader

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780804750561
Pages : 454 pages
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Download The J. Hillis Miller Reader PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Hillis Miller and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology exhibits the diversity, inventiveness, and intellectual energy of the writings of J. Hillis Miller, the most significant North American literary critic of the twentieth century. From the 1950s onward, Miller has made invaluable contributions to our understanding of the practice and theory of literary criticism, the ethics and responsibilities of teaching and reading, and the role of literature in the modern world. He has also shown successive generations of scholars and students the necessity of comprehending the relationship between philosophy and literature. Divided into six sections, the volume provides more than twenty significant extracts from Miller’s works. In addition, there is a new interview with Miller, as well as a series of specially commissioned critical responses to Miller’s work by a number of the leading figures in literary and cultural studies today. Following a comprehensive critical introduction by the editor, each section has a brief introduction, directing the reader toward pertinent themes. There is also a comprehensive bibliography and a chronology of Miller’s professional life and activities. This reader, the first of Miller's work in English, provides an indispensable overview and introduction to one of the most original critical voices to have emerged since the inception of the teaching of English and American literature in universities in the English-speaking world.


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J. Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading

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ISBN 13 : 1441194053
Pages : 160 pages
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The J. Hillis Miller Reader

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Download The J. Hillis Miller Reader PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Hillis Miller and published by . This book was released on 2005 with total page 454 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This, the first reader of Miller's work in English, is an indispensable overview and introduction to one of the most original and challenging critical voices to have emerged since the inception of the teaching of English and American literature in universities in the English-speaking world.


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Black Holes

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Publisher : Stanford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0804732442
Pages : 537 pages
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Download Black Holes PDF Format Full Free by Joseph Hillis Miller and published by Stanford University Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 537 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J. Hillis Miller's text deals mainly with Anthony Trollope's Ayala's angel and Marcel Proust's A la recherche du temps perdu.


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Literature, In Theory

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ISBN 13 : 1441182306
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Literature, In Theory PDF Format Full Free by Julian Wolfreys and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2010-02-23 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Jacques Derrida has argued about the difference between literature and theory that despite its institutional status, part of its 'institution' is the right of literature to say anything. Literature cannot be defined as such, and as soon as one seeks to produce a reading of the literary, complications arise. Yet despite its institutional significance, 'theory' remains something many wish would go away; and which, for others, is still not read, is misread, and remains to be read. Like literature, it remains as an enigmatic identity, resistant to definition, but subject to misperceptions and open to general statements that are more or less inaccurate. By examining how 'theory' and 'literature' are concepts and names which touch on one other in complex ways, Julian Wolfreys seeks to understand their intersections and differences. Examining a wide range of authors, from Dickens to Joyce, and engaging directly with a number of major theorists, Wolfreys takes the reader on a journey through the issues and ideas involved in reading literature, in theory.


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The Language of Ethics and Community in Graham Greene’s Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 1137540117
Pages : 171 pages
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Download The Language of Ethics and Community in Graham Greene’s Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Paula Martín Salvan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-04-29 with total page 171 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of Graham Greene's fiction from the perspective of ethics and community, focusing on the narrative pattern that emerges from the author's idiosyncratic use of keywords like peace, despair, compassion or commitment. This book explores their potential for the textual articulation of narrative conflict and the dramatization of the ethical.


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J. Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading

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ISBN 13 : 1441107142
Pages : 176 pages
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Download J. Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading PDF Format Full Free by Eamonn Dunne and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2010-05-06 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: J. Hillis Miller is undoubtedly one of the most important literary critics of the past century. For well over five decades his work has been at the forefront of theoretical and philosophical thinking and writing. From his earliest work with Georges Poulet and the so-called Geneva School, which introduced a generation of North American critics to the concept of a phenomenological literary hermeneutic, to a deconstructive rhetorical philology and an ethically motivated textual analysis, Miller's readings have not only reflected major movements in literary theory, they have also created them.Surprisingly, Eamonn Dunne's J. Hillis Miller and the Possibilities of Reading is the first book devoted exclusively to examining Miller's work. Dunne argues that an appreciation of Miller is crucial to an informed understanding about the radical changes occurring in critical thinking in the humanities in recent years. This book, the first of its kind, will be a vital and enabling avenue for further research into J. Hillis Miller's exemplary and prolific output.


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Reading Victorian Literature

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1474447996
Pages : 464 pages
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Download Reading Victorian Literature PDF Format Full Free by Julian Wolfreys and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2019-08-28 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Festschrift honouring J. Hillis Miller and his contribution to Victorian Studies and nineteenth-century criticismProvides stheoretically informed critical essays on nineteenth-century and Victorian literature, by major internationally recognized scholarsChapters provide detailed close readings of the work of J Hillis Miller, Thomas Hardy, Walter Pater, William Michael Rossetti, George Gissing, Charles Dickens, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Anthony Trollope, George Eliot, and Joseph ConradShowcases a major new essay by J Hillis Miller, as well as a previously unpublished interview with MillerReading Victorian Literature provides a critical commentary on major authors of the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, from Dickens to Conrad. At the same time, the assembled group of internationally recognised scholars engages with Miller's work, influence and significance in the study of that era. The volume includes original work by Miller and interviews with him.


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Reading for Our Time

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0748646701
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Reading for Our Time PDF Format Full Free by J. Hillis Miller and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2012-03-05 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A masterclass in attentive reading that opens up brilliant insights into two of George Eliot's novels Can reading Adam Bede and Middlemarch be justified in this time of climate change, financial meltdown and ineffective politicians? J. Hillis Miller shows how, to be read for today, they must be read slowly, closely and carefully, with much attention to linguistic detail and especially to figures of speech. By relating mistakes like Dorothea's about Casaubon to current affairs, Miller's 'readings for today' can help us to come to terms with our human, social and political situation and even inspire us to act to ameliorate it.


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Reading Theory Now

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ISBN 13 : 1441190511
Pages : 144 pages
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Download Reading Theory Now PDF Format Full Free by Eamonn Dunne and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2013-06-20 with total page 144 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading Theory Now explores movements in critical thinking through a host of radical theorists, and channels those movements through the work of one of the most influential proponents of critical interpretation in the world today, J. Hillis Miller. It enables its readers to see how and why theoretical models of reading are of use only in the practical event of reading literary and philosophical texts, that the politics and poetics of interpretive paradigms are constantly shifting, changing and evolving as present day perspectives transform those traditions unalterably. it seeks to invite its readers to challenge the concept of the paradigm, the school, the movement, even the sequence, by presenting them with a choice to read in their own way, to "dip" in and out of singular events of interpretation from A to Z. In this respect Reading Theory Now invites its audience to decide for him/herself where they begin and end their own critical analyses. Reading Theory Now also contains: *A Preface by J. Hillis Miller which comments on the significance of reading as an event and the centrality of political and ecological issues in his most recent work. *An Afterword by Julian Wolfreys which tackles these issues in Miller's latest books. *A select annotated bibliography which will help students coming to Miller's work for the first time to find their own way into his vast critical corpus.


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A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

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Publisher : Taylor & Francis
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ISBN 13 : 1317422813
Pages : 308 pages
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Download A Reader's Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory PDF Format Full Free by Raman Selden and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2016-12-19 with total page 308 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Reader’s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory is a classic introduction to the complex yet crucial area of literary theory. This book is known for its clear, accessible style and its thorough, logical approach, guiding the reader through the essentials of literary theory. It includes two new chapters: ‘New Materialisms’ which incorporates ecocriticism, animal studies, posthumanism and thing theory; ‘21st Century and Future Developments’ which includes technology, digital humanities, ethics and affect.


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The Slow Philosophy of J. M. Coetzee

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ISBN 13 : 1474256473
Pages : 288 pages
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Download The Slow Philosophy of J. M. Coetzee PDF Format Full Free by Jan Wilm and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-06-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Slow Philosophy of J.M. Coetzee Jan Wilm analyses Coetzee's singular aesthetic style which, he argues, provokes the reader to read his works slowly. The effected 'slow reading' is developed into a method specifically geared to analyzing Coetzee's singular oeuvre, and it is shown that his works productively decelerate the reading process only to dynamize the reader's reflexion in a way that may be termed philosophical. Drawing on fresh archival material, this is the first study of its kind to explore Coetzee's writing process as already slow; as a program of seemingly relentless revision which brings forth his uniquely dense and crystalline style. Through the incorporation of material from drafts and notebooks, this study is also the first to combine an exploration of the writer's stylistic choices with a rigorous analysis of the reader's responses. The book includes close readings of Coetzee's popular and lesser known work, including Disgrace, Waiting for the Barbarians, Elizabeth Costello, Life and Times of Michael K and Slow Man.


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Reading and Responsibility

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Publisher : Edinburgh University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0748642455
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Reading and Responsibility PDF Format Full Free by Derek Attridge and published by Edinburgh University Press. This book was released on 2010-05-27 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? Derek Attridge argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding of literature and its value has still not been fully met, and in this book, which traces a close engagement with Derrida's writing over two decades and reflects an interest in that work going back a further two decades, shows how that work can illuminate a variety of topics.Chapters include an overview of deconstruction as a critical practice today, discussions of the secret, postcolonialism, ethics, literary criticism, jargon, fiction, and photography, and responses to the theoretical writing of Emmanuel Levinas, Roland Barthes, and J. Hillis Miller. Also included is a discussion of the recent reading of Derrida's philosophy as 'radical atheism', and the book ends with a conversation on deconstruction and place with the theorist and critic Jean-Michel Rabate.Running throughout is a concern with the question of responsibility, as exemplified in Derrida's own readings of literary and philosophical texts: responsibility to the work being read, responsibility to the protocols of rational argument, and responsibility to the reader.


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The Old Story, with a Difference

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Publisher : Ohio State University Press
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ISBN 13 : 081421021X
Pages : 134 pages
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Download The Old Story, with a Difference PDF Format Full Free by Julian Wolfreys and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Old Story, with a Difference: Pickwick's Vision explores in radically different ways from most approaches to nineteenth-century studies the tropes and metaphors of vision in Dickens' first novel, The Pickwick Papers. The author provides a close reading of Dickens' Pickwick Papers and argues that this novel is an exemplary text for the re-consideration of concepts such as literature, history, the novel, and the whole notion of Victorian studies. True to the purpose of the Victorian Critical Interventions Series, Wolfreys challenges scholars to rethink the use of a canonical text in Victorian literature. --Back cover.


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Inconceivable Effects

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Publisher : Cornell University Press
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ISBN 13 : 080146739X
Pages : 222 pages
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Download Inconceivable Effects PDF Format Full Free by Martin Blumenthal-Barby and published by Cornell University Press. This book was released on 2013-07-23 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Inconceivable Effects, Martin Blumenthal-Barby reads theoretical, literary and cinematic works that appear noteworthy for the ethical questions they raise. Via critical analysis of writers and filmmakers whose projects have changed our ways of viewing the modern world-including Hannah Arendt, Franz Kafka, Walter Benjamin, the directors of Germany in Autumn, and Heiner Mueller-these essays furnish a cultural base for contemporary discussions of totalitarian domination, lying and politics, the relation between law and body, the relation between law and justice, the question of violence, and our ways of conceptualizing "the human." A consideration of ethics is central to the book, but ethics in a general, philosophical sense is not the primary subject here; instead, Blumenthal-Barby suggests that whatever understanding of the ethical one has is always contingent upon a particular mode of presentation (Darstellung), on particular aesthetic qualities and features of media. Whatever there is to be said about ethics, it is always bound to certain forms of saying, certain ways of telling, certain modes of narration. That modes of presentation differ across genres and media goes without saying; that such differences are intimately linked with the question of the ethical emerges with heightened urgency in this book.


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The Intimate Critique

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Publisher : Duke University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780822312925
Pages : 324 pages
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Download The Intimate Critique PDF Format Full Free by Diane P. Freedman and published by Duke University Press. This book was released on 1993 with total page 324 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For a long time now, readers and scholars have strained against the limits of traditional literary criticism, whose precepts—above all, "objectivity"—seem to have so little to do with the highly personal and deeply felt experience of literature. The Intimate Critique marks a movement away from this tradition. With their rich spectrum of personal and passionate voices, these essays challenge and ultimately breach the boundaries between criticism and narrative, experience and expression, literature and life. Grounded in feminism and connected to the race, class, and gender paradigms in cultural studies, the twenty-six contributors to this volume—including Jane Tompkins, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Shirley Nelson Garner, and Shirley Goek-Lin Lim—respond in new, refreshing ways to literary subjects ranging from Homer to Freud, Middlemarch to The Woman Warrior, Shiva Naipaul to Frederick Douglass. Revealing the beliefs and formative life experiences that inform their essays, these writers characteristically recount the process by which their opinions took shape--a process as conducive to self-discovery as it is to critical insight. The result—which has been referred to as "personal writing," "experimental critical writing," or "intellectual autobiography"—maps a dramatic change in the direction of literary criticism. Contributors. Julia Balen, Dana Beckelman, Ellen Brown, Sandra M. Brown, Rosanne Kanhai-Brunton, Suzanne Bunkers, Peter Carlton, Brenda Daly, Victoria Ekanger, Diane P. Freedman, Olivia Frey, Shirley Nelson Garner, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Melody Graulich, Gail Griffin, Dolan Hubbard, Kendall, Susan Koppelman, Shirley Geok-Lin Lim, Linda Robertson, Carol Taylor, Jane Tompkins, Cheryl Torsney, Trace Yamamoto, Frances Murphy Zauhar


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Fiction and Repetition

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780674299269
Pages : 260 pages
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Download Fiction and Repetition PDF Format Full Free by J. Hillis Miller and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 1982 with total page 260 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Fiction and Repetition, one of our leading critics and literary theorists offers detailed interpretations of seven novels: Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights, Thackeray's Henry Esmond, Hardy's Tess of the d'Urbervilles and The Well-Beloved, Conrad's Lord Jim, and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway and Between the Acts. Miller explores the multifarious ways in which repetition generates meaning in these novels—repetition of images, metaphors, motifs; repetition on a larger scale of episodes, characters, plots; and repetition from one novel to another by the same or different authors. While repetition creates meanings, it also, Miller argues, prevents the identification of a single determinable meaning for any of the novels; rather, the patterns made by the various repetitive sequences offer alternative possibilities of meaning which are incompatible. He thus sees “undecidability” as an inherent feature of the novels discussed. His conclusions make a provocative contribution to current debates about narrative theory and about the principles of literary criticism generally. His book is not a work of theory as such, however, and he avoids the technical terminology dear to many theorists; his book is an attempt to interpret as best he can his chosen texts. Because of his rare critical gifts and his sensitivity to literary values and nuances, his readings send one back to the novels with a new appreciation of their riches and their complexities of form.