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Marc Redfield

Theory at Yale

The Strange Case of Deconstruction in America

€ 36.74


`This book examines the affinity between `theory` and `deconstruction` that developed in the American academy in the 1970s by way of the `Yale Critics`: Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Geoffrey Hartman, and J. Hillis Miller, sometimes joined by the French philosopher Jacques Derrida. With this semi-fictional collective, theory became a media event, first in the academy and then in the wider print media, in and through its phantasmatic link with deconstruction and with `Yale.` The important role played by aesthetic humanism in American pedagogical discourse provides a context for understanding theory as an aesthetic scandal, and an examination of the ways in which de Man`s work challenges aesthetic pieties helps us understand why, by the 1980s, he above all had come to personify `theory.` Combining a broad account of the `Yale Critics` phenomenon with a series of careful re-examinations of the event of theory, Redfield traces the threat posed by language`s unreliability and inhumanity in chapters on lyric, on Hartman`s representation of the Wordsworthian imagination, on Bloom`s early theory of influence in the 1970s together with his later media reinvention as the genius of the Western Canon, and on John Guillory`s influential attempt to interpret de Manian theory as a symptom of literature`s increasing marginality. A final chapter examines Mark Tansey`s paintings `Derrida Queries de Man` and `Constructing the Grand Canyon`, works that offer subtle, complex reflections on the peculiar event of theory as-deconstruction in America`-



Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
256 pagina's
Januari 2015
381 gram
226 x 150 x 20 mm
Fordham Univ Pr us


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