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Genealogy and literature

Lee Quinby 1946-

c1995

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  • Title:
    Genealogy and literature
  • Author: Lee Quinby 1946-
  • Description: Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Genealogy and the Desacralization of Literature; Part I: To Know What Literature Is; 1. The Functions of Literature; 2. Universalizing Marginality: How Europe Became Deaf in the Eighteenth Century; 3. Monstrous Body, Tortured Soul: Frankenstein at the Juncture between Discourses; 4. Indians, Polynesians, and Empire Making: The Case of Herman Melville; Part II: A Language Poised against Death; 5. Post-Foucauldian Criticism: Government, Death, Mimesis; 6. Cannibalizing the Humanist Subject: A Genealogy of Prospero
    7. Grounds for Decolonization: Arguedas's Foxes8. Genealogical Determinism in Achebe's Things Fall Apart; Part III: Seeking the Limits of the Possible; 9. Sex Matters: Genealogical Inquiries, Pedagogical Implications; 10. The Real and the Marvelous in Charleston, South Carolina: Ntozake Shange's Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo; 11. Body/Talk: Mishima, Masturbation, and Self-Performativity; 12. ""Dreadful Dioramas"": Guibert's Countermemories; Contributors; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W; Z
    Traditionalists insist that literature transcends culture. Others counter that it is subversive by nature. By challenging both claims, Genealogy and Literature reveals the importance of literature for understanding dominant and often violent power/knowledge relations within a given society.
  • Publication Date: c1995
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (268 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 0-8166-8632-7
  • Subjects: Social structure in literature; Canon (Literature); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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