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Literary criticism : a concise political history, Joseph North

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Literary criticism : a concise political history
Title
Literary criticism
Title remainder
a concise political history
Statement of responsibility
Joseph North
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Literary Criticism offers a concise overview of literary studies in the English-speaking world from the early twentieth century to the present. Joseph North steps back from the usual tangle of figures, schools, and movements in order to analyze the intellectual paradigms that underpinned them. The result is a radically new account of the discipline's development, together with a trenchant argument about where its political future lies. People in today's literature departments often assume that their work is politically progressive, especially when compared with the work of early- and mid-twentieth-century critics. North's view is less cheering. For when understood in relation to the longer arc of the discipline, the current historicist and contextualist mode in literary studies represents a step to the Right. Since the global turn to neoliberalism in the late 1970s, all the major movements within literary studies have been diagnostic rather than interventionist in character: scholars have developed sophisticated techniques for analyzing culture, but they have retreated from systematic attempts to transform it. In this respect, the political potential of current literary scholarship compares poorly with that of earlier critical modes, which, for all their faults, at least had a programmatic commitment to cultural change. Yet neoliberalism is now in crisis--a crisis that presents opportunities as well as dangers. North argues that the creation of a genuinely interventionist criticism is one of the central tasks facing those on the Left of the discipline today.--
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Provided by publisher
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MH/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1980-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
North, Joseph
Dewey number
801/.950904
Index
index present
LC call number
PN94
LC item number
.N67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Neoliberalism
  • Criticism
  • Criticism
  • Neoliberalism
Label
Literary criticism : a concise political history, Joseph North
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The critical revolution turns right -- The scholarly turn -- The historicist/contextualist paradigm -- The critical unconscious -- Conclusion: The future of criticism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780674967731
Lccn
2016046677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959649912
  • (OCoLC)ocn959649912
Label
Literary criticism : a concise political history, Joseph North
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The critical revolution turns right -- The scholarly turn -- The historicist/contextualist paradigm -- The critical unconscious -- Conclusion: The future of criticism
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 253 pages
Isbn
9780674967731
Lccn
2016046677
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)959649912
  • (OCoLC)ocn959649912

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