The Stanley Fish Reader

The Stanley Fish Reader

Author: H. A. Veeser

Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell

ISBN: 0631204393

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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The Stanley Fish Reader assembles for the first time the best work of this brightest intellectual light.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Surprised by Sin

Surprised by Sin

In 1967 Milton studies was divided into two camps: one claiming (per Blake and Shelley) that Milton was of the devil's party, the other claiming (per Addison and C. S. Lewis) that the poet's sympathies were obviously with God and his loyal ...

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067485747X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 361

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In 1967 Milton studies was divided into two camps: one claiming (per Blake and Shelley) that Milton was of the devil's party, the other claiming (per Addison and C. S. Lewis) that the poet's sympathies were obviously with God and his loyal angels. Fish has reconciled the two camps by subsuming their claims in a single overarching thesis.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Is There a Text in this Class

Is There a Text in this Class

Essays reexamine the fundamental assumptions of literary criticism, and the debate about interpretation, and offer a fresh approach to thinking about literature

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674467264

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 394

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Essays reexamine the fundamental assumptions of literary criticism, and the debate about interpretation, and offer a fresh approach to thinking about literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

Surprised by Sin the Reader in Paradise Lost

Surprised by Sin  the Reader in Paradise Lost

The achievement of Stanley Fish's Surprised by Sin was to reconcile the two camps by subsuming their claims in a single overarching thesis: Paradise Lost is a poem about how its readers came to be the way they are--that is, fallen--and the ...

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520018974

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 361

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In 1967 the world of Milton studies was divided into two armed camps: one proclaiming (in the tradition of Blake and Shelley) that Milton was of the devil's party with or without knowing it, the other proclaiming (in the tradition of Addison and C. S. Lewis) that the poet's sympathies are obviously with God and the angels loyal to him. The achievement of Stanley Fish's Surprised by Sin was to reconcile the two camps by subsuming their claims in a single overarching thesis: Paradise Lost is a poem about how its readers came to be the way they are--that is, fallen--and the poem's lesson is proven on a reader's impulse every time he or she finds a devilish action attractive or a godly action dismaying. Fish's argument reshaped the face of Milton studies; thirty years later the issues raised in Surprised by Sin continue to set the agenda and drive debate.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reader Response Criticism

Reader Response Criticism

This book is a complete, up-to-date, annotated bibliography of reader-oriented work, both theoretical and applied, makes this anthology an excellent guide to reader-response criticism.

Author: Jane P. Tompkins

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 080182401X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 275

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With contributions by David Bleich, Jonathan Culler, Stanley Fish, Walker Gibson, Norman N. Holland, Wolfgang Iser, Walter Benn Michaels, Georges Poulet, Gerald Prince, and Michael Riffaterre.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Versions of Antihumanism

Versions of Antihumanism

Lucid, provocative, direct and inimitable, this book is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Milton and early modern literary studies.

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107003057

Category: History

Page: 289

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Stanley Fish's finest published work is brought together here with brand new material on Milton and on other authors and topics in early modern literature. Lucid, provocative, direct and inimitable, this book is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Milton and early modern literary studies.
Categories: History

Think Again

Think Again

From one of America's most important cultural critics comes this collection of the best of his provocative New York Times essays, pieces that have generated passionate discussion and debate.

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691195919

Category: Education

Page: 448

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From one of America's most important cultural critics comes this collection of the best of his provocative New York Times essays, pieces that have generated passionate discussion and debate.
Categories: Education

How to Write a Sentence

How to Write a Sentence

“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.” —Roy Blount Jr. “Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.” —Booklist Outspoken New York Times ...

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780062006851

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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“Like a long periodic sentence, this book rumbles along, gathers steam, shifts gears, and packs a wallop.” —Roy Blount Jr. “Language lovers will flock to this homage to great writing.” —Booklist Outspoken New York Times columnist Stanley Fish offers an entertaining, erudite analysis of language and rhetoric in this delightful celebration of the written word. Drawing on a wide range of great writers, from Philip Roth to Antonin Scalia to Jane Austen and beyond, Fish’s How to Write a Sentence is much more than a writing manual—it is a penetrating exploration into the art and craft of sentences.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Return Of Reader

Return Of Reader

First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Elizabeth Freund

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136496417

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Shakespeare Up Close

Shakespeare Up Close

This landmark collection of newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offers expert close readings of Shakespeare and other early modern authors.

Author:

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781408172384

Category: Drama

Page: 416

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This landmark collection of newly-commissioned essays by leading international scholars, offers expert close readings of Shakespeare and other early modern authors. The book is an intervention into current critical methodology as well as an invaluable tool for all students of the literature of the period, exemplifying the possibilities of close reading in the hands of a range of gifted practitioners. Chapters cover a range of key texts from Shakespeare and other major writers of the period such as Milton, Donne, Jonson and Sidney. This is a unique collection as no other book offers such a rich variety of self-contained, short-form close readings. As such it can be used in the undergraduate classroom as well as by scholars and post-graduates and will also appeal to literary readers with an enthusiasm for Shakespeare. Contributors include leading Shakespeareans Stanley Wells, Stanley Fish, Coppelia Kahn and Lukas Erne.
Categories: Drama

Versions of Academic Freedom

Versions of Academic Freedom

Stanley Fish argues here for a narrower conception of academic freedom, one that does not grant academics a legal status different from other professionals.

Author: Stanley Fish

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226064314

Category: Education

Page: 163

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Advocates of academic freedom often view it as a variation of the right to free speech and an essential feature of democracy. Stanley Fish argues here for a narrower conception of academic freedom, one that does not grant academics a legal status different from other professionals. Providing a blueprint for the study of academic freedom, Fish breaks down the schools of thought on the subject, which range from the idea that academic freedom is justified by the common good or by academic exceptionalism, to its potential for critique or indeed revolution. Fish himself belongs to what he calls the “It's Just a Job” school: while academics need the latitude—call it freedom if you like—necessary to perform their professional activities, they are not free in any special sense to do anything but their jobs. Academic freedom, Fish argues, should be justified only by the specific educational good that academics offer. Defending the university “in all its glorious narrowness” as a place of disinterested inquiry, Fish offers a bracing corrective to academic orthodoxy.
Categories: Education

Professional Correctness

Professional Correctness

In recent years, the world of literary and cultural studies has been riven by a fierce debate between those who would transform interpretative work and those who fear that their work would destroy the very essence of literary criticism.

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 067471220X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 146

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In recent years, the world of literary and cultural studies has been riven by a fierce debate between those who would transform interpretative work and those who fear that their work would destroy the very essence of literary criticism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

A Reader s Guide to Contemporary Literary Theory

STANLEY FISH : THE READER'S EXPERIENCE Stanley Fish , the American
critic of seventeenth - century English ... Like Iser , he concentrates on the
adjustments of expectation to be made by readers as they pass along the text ,
but ...

Author: Raman Selden

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813108160

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 244

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Unsurpassed as a text for upper-division and beginning graduate students, Raman Selden's classic text is the liveliest, most readable and most reliable guide to contemporary literary theory. Includes applications of theory, cross-referenced to Selden's companion volume, Practicing Theory and Reading Literature.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Interpretive Conventions

Interpretive Conventions

In Interpretive Conventions, Steven Mailloux provides a general introduction to reader-response criticism while developing his own specific reader-oriented approach to literature.

Author: Steven Mailloux

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 9781501720949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 230

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In Interpretive Conventions, Steven Mailloux provides a general introduction to reader-response criticism while developing his own specific reader-oriented approach to literature. He examines five influential theories of the reading process—those of Stanley Fish, Jonathan Culler, Wolfgang Iser, Norman Holland, and David Bleich. He goes on to argue the need for a more comprehensive reader-response criticism based on a consistent social model of reading. He develops such a reading model and also discusses American textual editing and literary history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Reader Response Criticism

Reader Response Criticism

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

Author: Lambert M Surhone

Publisher:

ISBN: 6136068338

Category:

Page: 132

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Reader-response criticism is a school of literary theory that focuses on the reader (or "audience") and his or her experience of a literary work, in contrast to other schools and theories that focus attention primarily on the author or the content and form of the work.Although literary theory has long paid some attention to the reader's role in creating the meaning and experience of a literary work, modern reader-response criticism began in the 1960s and '70s, particularly in America and Germany, in work by Norman Holland, Stanley Fish, Wolfgang Iser, Hans-Robert Jauss, Roland Barthes, and others. Important predecessors were I. A. Richards, who in 1929 analyzed a group of Cambridge undergraduates' misreadings; Louise Rosenblatt, who, in Literature as Exploration (1938), argued that it is important for the teacher to avoid imposing any "preconceived notions about the proper way to react to any work"; and C. S. Lewis in An Experiment in Criticism (1961).
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Rhetorical Faith

Rhetorical Faith

This book focuses on how Stanley Fish presents am apologia for his theory of reader-response by linking his account of interpretive assumptions with the dynamics of "faith," or religious belief.

Author: Phillip Johnathan Donnelly

Publisher: University of Victoria Department of English

ISBN: UOM:39015049976304

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

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This book focuses on how Stanley Fish presents am apologia for his theory of reader-response by linking his account of interpretive assumptions with the dynamics of "faith," or religious belief.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory

Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory

CHAPTER SIX Stanley Fish Reader Response Born in Providence , Rhode
Island , in 1938 , Stanley Fish received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania
in 1959 , an M.A. from Yale University in 1960 , and a Ph.D. from Yale in 1962.

Author: Michael Paul Spikes

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570034982

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 220

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In this revised edition of Understanding Contemporary American Literary Theory, Michael P. Spikes adds Stanley Fish and Susan Bordo to the critics whose careers, key texts, and central assumptions he discusses in introducing readers to developments in American literary theory during the past thirty-five years. Underscoring the largely heterogeneous mix of strategies and suppositions that these critics, along with Paul de Man, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Edward W. Said, and Stephen Greenblatt, represent, Spikes offers concise analyses of their principal claims and illustrates how their works reflect a range of critical perspectives, from deconstruction, African American studies, and reader-response theory to political criticism, the new historicism, and feminism.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Romans 9 11

Romans 9 11

The author uses post-modern, reader-response methods to analyze Romans chapters 9-11, showing that the implied author of the text is intentionally "unreliable," fostering both anti- and pro-Israel viewpoints only to reject both, thereby ...

Author: John G. Lodge

Publisher: University of South Florida

ISBN: 078850312X

Category: Religion

Page: 243

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Romans chapters 9-11 has been puzzling readers for centuries. Paul seems to argue that Israel has been supplanted by the Church, but concludes that all Israel will be saved. Using postmodern, reader-response literary methods John G. Lodge analyzes those chapters and shows that the implied author of the text is intentionally 'unreliable, ' fostering both anti- and pro-Israel viewpoints only to reject both, and thereby forcing readers to confront their own stance toward Israel. Drawing on the work of Stanley Fish, this book represents the first in-depth application of reader-response methodology to the epistolary genre
Categories: Religion

Stanley Fish America s Enfant Terrible

Stanley Fish  America s Enfant Terrible

Thirtieth anniversary edition of Surprised by Sin wins the Milton Society of
America's James Holly Hanford Book Award. Blackwell published The Stanley
Fish Reader, edited by H. Aram Veeser. 1999 1999–2004 2000–2 2001 2001–5
2004–5 ...

Author: Gary A. Olson

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 9780809334766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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"A chronological narrative of the life and an intellectual chronicle and explication of the major works of legal scholar, literary critic, and public intellectual Stanley Fish, who is considered one of the century's most original and influential literary theorists"--
Categories: Biography & Autobiography