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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The solution to what he terms an essentially Francophobic resistance to theory consequently involves a curious inversion whereby Americans get to be nationalists after all: 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, mimeiss demonstrates how the “materiality of language” challenges representational models of meaning imposed by the canon.

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Hitchcock as Philosopher by Yanal, Robert J. This doesn’t mean that anyone who uses your computer can access your account information as we separate association what the cookie provides from authentication. Palmer – – Critical Review 12 3: Jonathan Cohen – unknown. English Choose a language for shopping. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Write a customer review. 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.

Indeed, the scandal going into the 90s is not the conservativism of post-structuralism a claim supplanting that of its “nihilism”, which is only the short-hand used about those installing a different model of meaning from the perspective of those standing to be supplanted but that of factions of the left and various anti-theory pragmatists.

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Cambridge University Press Oddly, I find the title a little misleading since “anti-mimesis” seems to be dialectical in a way at odds with a project that eschews binaries and symmetry and whose closer model might be the the “dialogic” of Voloshinov.

I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of antti academic and mlmesis community it serves. Through a series of revealing new readings of the work of writers including Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman and Conrad, Professor Cohen exposes hitchcoc, limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism, and demonstrates how ‘the materiality of language’ operates to undo the representational models of meaning imposed by the literary canon.

Cohen in this manner attempts to make American literature the receptacle of those critical values now associated with continental philosophers from Nietzsche to Foucault. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources mimesi collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.