What is the interventionist role of ‘reading’ (indeed, of too close reading) after the era of cultural studies? How does the materiality of language re-assert itself as. In Anti-Mimesis from Plato to Hitchcock Tom Cohen shows how, in an era of representational criticism and cultural studies, the role of close reading has been . The material elements of writing have long been undervalued; but analysis of these elements–sound, signature, letters–can transform our understanding of.

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A activation email has been sent to you. Learn more about Amazon Prime. Jonathan Cohen – unknown. How does the materiality of language re-assert itself as a transformative agent in reading canonical writings from a post-humanist perspective?

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Anti-Mimesis From Plato to Hitchcock

Meaning and Silence in Language and Translation. Cohen in this manner attempts to make American literature the receptacle of those critical values now associated with continental philosophers from Nietzsche to Foucault. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer. If you are interested in literature or film as art, you are best advised to avoid this book.


He studied directly from Derrida while at Yale and for other reviewers to critique his style, form, etc. How do we exceed, today, the ideologies of retro-humanism in the various forms it takes on the right and the left?

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Cambridge University Press As his later work perhaps reflects, I think this is moving more toward Lucretius, Spinoza and Deleuze than is evident plaro. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.

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English Choose a language for shopping. Share your thoughts with other customers. For those who cannot have that honor of learning from him directly I highly suggest reading his books. Walton – – Harvard University Press. How much has a mimetic bias to the traditions of interpretation constituted a conservative politics of its own, and is there, today, an anti-mimetic or anti-representational politics located in the activity of reading. This screed is not criticism, it is polemic. Jeffrey Anthony Mitscherling – – Humanity Books.

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Still, the book’s central concerns, style, and thematics are consistent, interesting, and very intelligently developed. Explore the Home Gift Guide.

Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers. Still, to be an important intervention in both materialism and American Literature is quite remarkable. Cohen quickly demonstrates that he is more than qualified to take de Manian literary theory into the nineties. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Actually, this book may be an extremely progressive form of novel, in which case it is a priceless work of art.

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In both cases you should know how to switch cookies back on! Arguing that much recent criticism has been caught in potentially regressive models of representation, Professor Cohen undertakes to counter this by rethinking the ‘materiality’ of the text itself. Having declared his allegiance to de Manian deconstruction, Cohen will proceed to offer a vindication of deconstructive practice, a vindication that will insist de Manian deconstruction has a significant political function to perform even now.

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Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. The Image of a Second Sun: Through astonishing new readings of writers such as Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman, and Conrad, Professor Cohen exposes the limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism, and demonstrates how the “materiality of language” challenges representational models of meaning imposed by the canon. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Request removal from index.

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Please try again later. The vestiges of this compositional mode are somewhat obvious and expected: