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Theory's Empire free pdf Not too long ago, literary1000theorists were writing about the death of the novel and the death of the author- today many are talking about the death of Theory. Theory, as the many theoretical ism's (among them postcolonialism, postmodernism, and New Historicism) are now known, once seemed so exciting, but it has become ossified and insular. This iconoclastic collection is an excellent companion to current anthologies of literary theory, which have embraced an uncritical stance toward Theory and its practitioners. With essays by nearly fifty prominent scholars. Theory's Empire questions the ideas, catchphrases, and excesses that have let Theory congeal into a predictable orthodoxy. More that just a critique, however, this collection provides readers with effective tools to redeem the study of literature, restore reason to our intellectual life, and redefine the role and place of Theory in the academy.

About Daphne Patai

Daphne Patai is professor of Brazilian literature and literary theory at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Her most recent book is Professing Feminism: Education and Indoctrination in Women's Studies, Revised Edition (with Noretta Koertge).- Will H. Corral teaches Spanish American literature and culture at California State University, Sacramento. He is the author or editor of several books in Spanish, most recently, El error del acierto (contra ciertos dogmas latinoamericanistas).

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Author : Daphne Patai
Publisher : Columbia University Press
Data Published : 30 March 2005
ISBN : 0231134169
EAN : 9780231134163
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 736 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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