Release on 2019-01-08 | by Jessica Devos,Bruce Hayes
The Construction of a National Vernacular Literature in the Renaissance - Essays in Honor of Edwin M. Duval
Author: Jessica Devos,Bruce Hayes
This new volume of Yale French Studies both honors and adds to Edwin M. Duval's scholarship on the history and development of French Renaissance literature. Edwin (Ned) M. Duval's scholarship focuses on teasing out hidden structures and symmetries in the poetry and prose of the French Renaissance, a period when literature underwent radical changes. In honor of Duval's literary "sleuthing," the contributors in this issue explore the symmetries, as well as the dissymmetries, the fragility, ambiguities, and contradictions of French Renaissance literary production. This volume addresses evolving literary practices, innovations in genre, and intellectual developments in sixteenth‑century France.
Release on 2016-03-15 | by Gregory S. Jay,David L. Miller
The Role of Theory in the Study of Literature
Author: Gregory S. Jay,David L. Miller
Pubpsher: University of Alabama Press
In this collection of essays by seven outstanding American scholars, interests as diverse as feminism, Marxism, deconstruction, and cultural poetics are brought together around a central question: How does the choice of a particular theory after the practice of reading, and how do altered practices of reading in turn call forth more theory?
Table of Contents Patrick Bray: Aesthetics in the Shadow of No Towers: Reading Virilio in the Twenty-First Century Jean-Jacques Thomas: Photographic Memories of French Poetry: Denis Roche, Jean-Marie Gleize Sjef Houppermans: Tanguy Viel: From Word to Image Nina Parish: From Book to Page to Screen: Poetry and New Media Jean Duffy: Closed up and close(-)up: Jean Rouaud’s Books of Revelation Liesbeth Kortals Altes: Traces: Writing the Visual in Daewoo by François Bon Jan Baetens: Of Graphic Novels and Minor Cultures: The Fréon Collective Hugo Frey: “For All To See”: Yvan Alagbé’s Nègres jaunes and the Representation of the Contemporary Social Crisis in the Banlieue Vinay Swamy: The Telereal Republic: Nation, Narration, and Popular Culture in Benmiloud’s Allah Superstar Ari J. Blatt: The Revolution will be Televised, or Didier Daeninckx’s Cathode Fictions
Derrida wrote a vast number of texts for particular events across the world, as well as a series of works that portray him as a voyager. As an Algerian émigré, a postcolonial outsider, and an idiomatic writer who felt tied to a language that was not his own, and as a figure obsessed by the singularity of the literary or philosophical event, Derrida emerges as one whose thought always arrives on occasion. But how are we to understand the event in Derrida? Is there a risk that such stories of Derrida's work tend to misunderstand the essential unpredictability at work in the conditions of his thought? And how are we to reconcile the importance in Derrida of the unknowable event, the pull of the singular, with deconstruction's critical and philosophical rigour and its claims to rethink more systematically the ethico-political field. This book argues that this negotiation in fact allows deconstruction to reformulate the very questions that we associate with ethical and political responsibility and shows this to be the central interest in Derrida's work.