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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But as criticism, I suggest its author lay off the bong and get down to serious business. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. This entry has no external links.

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Cohen in this manner attempts to make American literature the receptacle of those critical values now associated with continental philosophers from Nietzsche to Foucault. The vestiges of this compositional mode are somewhat obvious and expected: In this book Tom Cohen shows how, in an era of representational criticism and cultural studies, the role of close reading has been overlooked. If you are interested in literature or film as art, you are best advised to avoid this book. Cohen quickly demonstrates that he is more than qualified to take de Manian literary theory into the nineties.

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Philosophy of Language, Miscellaneous in Philosophy of Language. Email address subscribed successfully. Through a series of revealing new readings of the work of writers including Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman and Conrad, Professor Cohen exposes the 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 ffom.

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It argues that the role of close reading has been overlooked in an era of representational criticism. Cambridge University Press Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life.

He studied directly from Derrida while at Yale and for other reviewers to critique his style, form, etc. American literature, Cohen suggests, offers the truest American pragmatism, for it powerfully insists upon the decentered subject, upon the fact that the human is an always contingent sequence of mechanical re productions without origin. Indeed, the scandal going into the 90s is not the conservativism hltchcock 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.

How much has a mimetic bias to hitchcockk 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. Let’s connect Contact Details Facebook Twitter. Meaning and Silence in Language and Translation.

Plato’s Objections to Mimetic Art. Authentication ends after about 15 minutues of inactivity, or when you explicitly choose to end it. Through astonishing new readings of writers such as Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman, and Conrad, Professor Cohen exposes the limitations of new historicism and anyi, and demonstrates how the “materiality of language” challenges representational models of meaning imposed by the canon.

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English Choose a language for shopping. This work is largely a collection of essays recast and less a unified and homogenized book. This text exposes the limitations of new historicism and neo-pragmatism through readings of Plato, Bakhtin, Poe, Whitman, and Conrad, which challenge the imposed representational models of meaning.

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I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: If there is someone who can speak for de Man today, Cohen just might be that person.

Oddly, I find the ffrom 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.

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Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. Tom Cohen argues in this book that in an era of representational criticism the role of close reading has been overlooked. The material elements of writing have long been undervalued, and have been dismissed by recent historicising trends of criticism; but analysis of these elements – sound, signature, letters – can transform our understanding of literary texts.

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