Literary Critique, Modernism and the Transformation of Theory

Literary Critique, Modernism and the Transformation of Theory

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Literary Critique, Modernism and the Transformation of Theory demonstrates the non-linear temporalities and trajectories through which theory operates. Italian Theory acts as the fulcrum of a more inclusive and less combative notion of critique. This 'living thought' cuts across the translation of European thought into Anglo-American theory and carries with it lingering modernist motifs linked to feminist and psychoanalytic criticism. While connecting to the 'post-critique' debate, the study focuses on recovering the ethical underpinnings of critique. Mena Mitrano demonstrates that before being a specific method or disciplinary practice, critique is a stance towards others including indocility, receptiveness, openness to transformation, awareness of relationality, attention to language, attunement to the body, distance, displacement, externality and wonder.

Book information

ISBN: 9781399513227
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
Imprint: Edinburgh University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 801.95
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xii, 278
Weight: 600g
Height: 161mm
Width: 241mm
Spine width: 23mm