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: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: History of Western Philosophy. Still, to be an important intervention in both materialism and American Literature is quite remarkable. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have mimeis Kindle? Hitcucock, 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.

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. Science Logic and Mathematics. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. 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.


Anti-Mimesis From Plato to Hitchcock

Tom Cohen is a professor at my University where I have had the pleasure of learning from him directly. When the expiry date is reached your computer deletes the cookie. Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.

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. Get to Know Us.

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Find it on Scholar. Amazon Restaurants Food delivery from local restaurants. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. Indeed de Man is here in more ways than one: 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.

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To begin with, the very accusation of “formalism” itself is one that has long concealed a potential repression. The vestiges of this compositional mode are somewhat obvious and expected: Please refer to our privacy policy for more information on privacy at Loot. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is hitchhcock trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Simon Dentith – – Routledge.


He studied directly from Derrida while at Yale and for other reviewers to critique hitchccok style, form, etc. Showing of 3 reviews. Please try again later. As his later work perhaps reflects, I think this is moving more toward Lucretius, Spinoza and Deleuze than is frok here. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. 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. In this book Tom Cohen shows how, in an era of representational criticism and cultural studies, the role of close reading frrom been overlooked.

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