Theory and the Disappearing Future: On De Man, on Benjamin (BOK)

Claire Colebrook, Tom Cohen, Paul de Man, J. Hillis Miller

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Paul de Man is often associated with an era of 'high theory', an era it is argued may now be coming to a close. This book, written by three leading contemporary scholars, includes both a transcript and facsimile print of a previously unpublished text by de Man of his handwritten notes for a lecture on Walter Benjamin. Challenging and relevant, this volume presents de Man's work as a critical resource for dealing with the most important questions of the twenty-first century and argues for the place of theory within it. The humanities are flooded with crises of globalism, capitalism and terrorism, contemporary narratives of financial collapse, viral annihilation, species extinction, environmental disaster and terrorist destruction. Cohen, Colebrook and Miller draw out the implications of these crises and their narratives and, reflecting on this work by de Man, explore the limits of political thinking, of historical retrieval and the ethics of archives and cultural memory.


Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2011 Forfatter Claire Colebrook, J. Hillis Miller, Paul de Man, Tom Cohen
ISBN 9780415604536
Antall sider 192 Vekt 294 gram
Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd Emner og form Literary studies: general, Literary theory