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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Tom Cohen argues in this book that in an era of representational criticism the role of close reading has been overlooked.

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The vestiges of this compositional mode are somewhat obvious and expected: How does the materiality of language re-assert itself as a transformative agent in reading canonical writings from a post-humanist perspective?

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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. As his later work perhaps reflects, I think this is moving more toward Lucretius, Spinoza and Deleuze than is evident here.


Cohen quickly demonstrates that he is more than qualified to take de Manian literary theory into the nineties. Please click the link in that email to activate your subscription. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Scholz – – Social Philosophy Today Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Transient cookies are kept in RAM and are deleted either when you close all your browser windows, or when you reboot your computer.

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Subscribe to our newsletter Some error text Name. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Literature, Culture, Theory Book 10 Paperback: Persistent cookies are stored on your hard disk and have a pre-defined expiry date. 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 canon.

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Oddly, I find the title a little misleading fgom “anti-mimesis” seems to be dialectical in a way at odds with a project ffom eschews binaries and symmetry and whose closer model might be the the “dialogic” of Voloshinov.


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It argues that the role of close reading has been overlooked in an era of representational criticism. Sign in Create an plxto. English Choose a language for shopping. Meaning and Silence in Language and Translation.

History of Western Philosophy. Further, Cohen’s capacity to move between literary texts and the broad expanses of philosophy with equal invention and creativity is as rare as it is welcome. Having declared his allegiance to de Manian deconstruction, Cohen will proceed to offer a pkato of deconstructive practice, a vindication that will insist de Manian deconstruction has a significant political function to perform even now.

Tom Cohen is a professor at my University where I have had the pleasure of learning from him directly. Cookies come in two flavours – persistent and transient. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Hitchcock as Philosopher by Yanal, Robert J.

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