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Subjectivity Effect in Western Literary Tradition: Essays Towards the Release of Shakespear's Will

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Joel Fineman was considered one of the most brilliant literary critics of his generation, gifted in doing what the Russian formalists called "making strange." His essays are among the strongest demonstrations of how structures—whether linguistic, visual, or architectural—generate large and elaborate systems of meaning. Using examples drawn from literature—Chaucer, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde—Fineman creates parables of how language has come to constitute the modern subject (ourselves) as a set of its "effects."

Combining formidable learning with theoretical sophistication that is at once philosophical, linguistic, and psychoanalytical, Fineman draws from the most familiar work verbal details that lead to startling new interpretations, challenging Freud or making original applications of Lacan. The repercussion of his writings on theory and on nonliterary discourse is considerable, particularly among critics engaged in showing how artistic practice can be understood, structurally, to signify.

The Essays: The Structure of Allegorical Desire. The Significance of Literature: The Importance of Being Earnest. "The Pas de Calais": Freud, the Transference, and the Sense of Woman's Humor. The History of the Anecdote: Fiction and Fiction. Shakespeare's "Perjur'd Eye". The Turn of the Shrew. The Sound of 0 in Othello: The Real of the Tragedy of Desire. Shakespeare's Will: The Temporality of Rape. Shakespeare's Ear.

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A collection of essays that Fineman (1947-89) was preparing at the time of his death. They explore how linguistic, visual and architectural structures generate large and elaborate systems of meaning, drawing examples from Chaucer, Shakespeare, Wilde, and others.
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Combining formidable learning with theoretical sophistication that is at once philosophical, linguistic, and psychoanalytical, Fineman draws from the most familiar work verbal details that lead to startling new interpretations, challenging Freud or making original applications of Lacan.

Synopsis:

Joel Fineman was considered one of the most brilliant literary critics of his generation, gifted in doing what the Russian formalists called making strange. His essays are among the strongest demonstrations of how structures--whether linguistic, visual, or architectural--generate large and elaborate systems of meaning. Using examples drawn from literature--Chaucer, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde--Fineman creates parables of how language has come to constitute the modern subject (ourselves) as a set of its effects.

Synopsis:

The Essays: The Structure of Allegorical Desire. The Significance of Literature: The Importance of Being Earnest. The Pas de Calais: Freud, the Transference, and the Sense of Woman's Humor. The History of the Anecdote: Fiction and Fiction. Shakespeare's Perjur'd Eye. The Turn of the Shrew. The Sound of 0 in Othello: The Real of the Tragedy of Desire. Shakespeare's Will: The Temporality of Rape. Shakespeare's Ear.

About the Author

Joel Fineman was Professor of English Literature at the University of California at Berkeley.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262061360
Subtitle:
Essays toward the Release of Shakespeare's Will
Author:
Fineman, Joel
Publisher:
The MIT Press
Location:
Cambridge, Mass. :
Subject:
Structuralism
Subject:
Subjectivity in literature
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
October Books
Series Volume:
9321
Publication Date:
19910401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Illustrations:
8
Pages:
254

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"Synopsis" by , Combining formidable learning with theoretical sophistication that is at once philosophical, linguistic, and psychoanalytical, Fineman draws from the most familiar work verbal details that lead to startling new interpretations, challenging Freud or making original applications of Lacan.
"Synopsis" by , Joel Fineman was considered one of the most brilliant literary critics of his generation, gifted in doing what the Russian formalists called making strange. His essays are among the strongest demonstrations of how structures--whether linguistic, visual, or architectural--generate large and elaborate systems of meaning. Using examples drawn from literature--Chaucer, Shakespeare, Oscar Wilde--Fineman creates parables of how language has come to constitute the modern subject (ourselves) as a set of its effects.
"Synopsis" by , The Essays: The Structure of Allegorical Desire. The Significance of Literature: The Importance of Being Earnest. The Pas de Calais: Freud, the Transference, and the Sense of Woman's Humor. The History of the Anecdote: Fiction and Fiction. Shakespeare's Perjur'd Eye. The Turn of the Shrew. The Sound of 0 in Othello: The Real of the Tragedy of Desire. Shakespeare's Will: The Temporality of Rape. Shakespeare's Ear.
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