Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism

Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism

Rich with historical and cultural value, these works are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions.

Author: Edmond Cros

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816615803

Category: Literary Criticism

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Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism was first published in 1988. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. Edmond Cros is a leading French Hispanicist whose work is unique in Continental theory because it brings Spanish and Mexican texts into current literary debates, which have so far centered mainly on the French and German traditions. Equally distinctive is the nature of his work, which Cros terms sociocriticism. Unlike most sociological approaches to literature, which leave the structure of texts untouched, sociocriticism aims to prove that the encounter with "ideological traces," and with antagonistic tensions between social classes, is central to any reading of texts. Cros's method distinguishes between the "semiotic and "ideological" elements within a text, and involves the patient, exacting reconstruction of the concrete text from these elements, a process that enables the sociocritic to interpret its fault lines, its internal contradictions - in the end , its irreducibly social nature. As its title suggests, Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism is structured in two parts. Its opening chapters analyze sociological theories of discourse, including those of Foucault, Bakhtin, and Goldman; in the second part, Cros applies theory to practice in readings of specific works: the film Scarface, contemporary Mexican poetry and prose (Octavio Paz, Carlos Fuentes), and the picaresque novel of the Spanish Golden Age. In their foreword, Jurgen Link and Ursula Link-Heer differentiate sociocriticism from other social approaches to literature and show how Cros's method works in specific textual readings. They emphasize his resistance to the reductive modes and "misreadings" that dominate much of contemporary theory. Edmond Cros is a professor of literary theory and Hispanic studies at the Universite Paul Valery in Montpellier, France, and Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. Jurgen Link teaches at the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum and Ursula Link-Heer at the Universitat Siegen, both in West Germany.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory

Théorie et pratique sociocritique . 1983 . Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism . Trans . Jerome Schwartz . Minneapolis : U of Minnesota P , 1988 . Duchet , Claude . ' Pour une sociocritique ' . Littérature 1 ( 1971 ) : 5-14 . - ed .

Author: Irene Rima Makaryk

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 080206860X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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The last half of the twentieth century has seen the emergence of literary theory as a new discipline. As with any body of scholarship, various schools of thought exist, and sometimes conflict, within it. I.R. Makaryk has compiled a welcome guide to the field. Accessible and jargon-free, the Encyclopedia of Contemporary Literary Theory provides lucid, concise explanations of myriad approaches to literature that have arisen over the past forty years. Some 170 scholars from around the world have contributed their expertise to this volume. Their work is organized into three parts. In Part I, forty evaluative essays examine the historical and cultural context out of which new schools of and approaches to literature arose. The essays also discuss the uses and limitations of the various schools, and the key issues they address. Part II focuses on individual theorists. It provides a more detailed picture of the network of scholars not always easily pigeonholed into the categories of Part I. This second section analyses the individual achievements, as well as the influence, of specific scholars, and places them in a larger critical context. Part III deals with the vocabulary of literary theory. It identifies significant, complex terms, places them in context, and explains their origins and use. Accessibility is a key feature of the work. By avoiding jargon, providing mini-bibliographies, and cross-referencing throughout, Makaryk has provided an indispensable tool for literary theorists and historians and for all scholars and students of contemporary criticism and culture.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Sociocriticism

Sociocriticism

Literary and cultural studies THEORY AND PRACTICE OF SOCIOCRITICISM EDMOND CROS TRANSLATION BY JBROME SCHWARTZ ... Edmond Cros is a leading French Hispanist whose work is unique in Continental theory because it brings Spanish and ...

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Literature Culture and Society

Literature  Culture and Society

Couturier, M. (1991) Textual Communication: A Print-Based Theory of the Novel, London: Routledge. Crick, B. (1980) George Orwell: A Life, London: Secker and Warburg. Cros, E. (1988) Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism, trans.

Author: Andrew Milner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134949502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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As cultural studies has grown from its origins on the margins of literary studies, it has tended to discard both literature and sociology in favour of the semiotics of popular culture. Literature, Culture and Society makes a determined attempt to re-establish the connections between literary studies, cultural studies and sociology. Arguing against both literary humanism and sociological relativism, it provides a critical overview of theoretical approaches to textual analysis, from hermeneutics to postmodernism, and presents a substantive account of the capitalist literary mode of production. This second edition has been fully revised and rewritten, with new sections including the impact of psychoanalysis and post-structuralism, and the recent work of academics such as Franco Moretti. New case studies have been added in order to examine the intertextual connections between Genesis, Milton's Paradise Lost, Frankenstein (in Mary Shelley's original and also in several film versions), Karel Capek's R.U.R., Fritz Lang's Metropolis, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, The X-Files and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Bakhtin Circle Today

The Bakhtin Circle Today

See especially the work published in the journal Sociocriticism edited by Edmond Cros ( Pittsburgh / Montpellier : University of Pittsburgh and the Université Paul Valéry ) ; Edmond Cros , Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism , trans .

Author: Myriam Díaz-Diocaretz

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 905183165X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 229

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Categories: Philosophy

The Spanish Baroque and Latin American Literary Modernity

The Spanish Baroque and Latin American Literary Modernity

Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism. Trans. Jerome Schwartz. Minneapolis: U of Minnesota P. 1988. Theory and History of Literature, 53. Cruz García, Ana. “La (re)/(de)generación de la identidad: Imágenes de incesto en Pedro Páramo e Y ...

Author: Crystal Anne Chemris

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer

ISBN: 9781855663411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This book aims to develop a broader view of the trajectory of Hispanic modernity, tracing a motif of recurring impasse, first seen in peninsular Baroque texts and continuing into Latin American colonial and modern literature.
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Discerning the Subject

Discerning the Subject

Theory and History of Literature Edited by Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte - Sasse Volume 55. Paul Smith Discerning the Subject Volume 54. Réda Bensmaïa The Barthes Effect Volume 53. Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism ...

Author: Paul Smith

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816616396

Category: Philosophy

Page: 185

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Text and Culture

Text and Culture

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve The Readymade: Marcel Duchamp, Painting and Modernity Volume 50. Luiz Costa Lima The Control of the Imaginary ...

Author: Daniel Cottom

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816617630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 177

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Text and Culture was first published in 1989. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. In Text & Culture, Daniel Cottom examines the political aspects of contemporary disciplines of interpretation. He pleads against limiting the act of reading by disqualifying some readings as "wrong" or unscholarly, and he argues for the necessity of multiple readings, claiming that a closed-off text glosses over differences that are political in nature. He proceeds, then, from the notion of text to culture. Just as the reading of the text is conditioned by irreducible political differences, so is the reading of culture. Finally, to illustrate and further develop his arguments, Cottom presents an extensive analysis of Great Expectations. Cottom's materials range from academic jokes to King Lear, and the writers he discusses range from Kant to Derrida, from Freud to Basil Bernstein, from Ludwig Wittgenstein and Bronislaw Malinowski to Erving Goffman, Clifford Geertz, and Stanley Fish. This study is especially concerned with the way "culture" and related terms, such as "context" and "norm," are part of a larger discourse in the contemporary humanities and social sciences - a discourse in which their effect is to repress recognition of important historical differences, conflicts, and possibilities. At the same time that he shows how difficult it is to get "beyond culture," he tries to indicate how interpretation may be turned into a more socially responsible practice. Daniel Cottom is associate professor of English at the University of Florida. He is the author of Social Figures: George Eliot, Social History, and Literary Representation (Minnesota, 1987) and The Civilized Imagination: A Study of Ann Radcliffe, Jane Austen, and Sir Walter Scott.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Barthes Effect

The Barthes Effect

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve The Readymade: Marcel Duchamp, Painting and Modernity Volume 50. Luiz Costa Lima The Control of the Imaginary ...

Author: Réda Bensmaïa

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816613793

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 122

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The Barthes Effect was first published in 1987. Minnesota Archive Editions uses digital technology to make long-unavailable books once again accessible, and are published unaltered from the original University of Minnesota Press editions. The author acknowledges the essay as an eccentric phenomenon in literary history, one that has long resisted entry into the taxonomy of genres, as it concentrates on four works by Roland Barthes: The Pleasure of the Text, A Lover's Discourse, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes, and Camera Lucida. Maintains that with Barthes the essay achieves a status of its own, as reflective text. ". . . a study rigorously conscious of the critical maneuvers it executes and, more importantly, questions as critical practice . . . " Bensmaïa's strategy produces a successful investigation of the interstices and slippages of meaning which Barthes addressed in his work." SubStance Reda Bensmaia is associate professor in the departments of French and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, and translator Pat Fedkiew, a graduate student in French at Minnesota. Michele Richman is associate professor of French at the University of Pennsylvania and author of Reading Georges Bataille: Beyond the Gift.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Stanzas

Stanzas

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve Pictorial Nominalism : On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade Volume 50.

Author: Giorgio Agamben

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816620385

Category: Literary Criticism

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"Stanzas" (which means "rooms" in Italian) is a blend of philology, the psychoanalysis of toys, medieval physics and psychology, and contemporary linguistics and philosophy. In this work, Giorgio Agamben attempts to reconfigure the epistemological foundation of Western culture. He rereads Freud and Saussure to discover the impossibility of metalanguage - there is no "superior language" that can read the obscure scenes of the unconscious, and the "symbol" is always the return of the repressed in an improper signifier. This impossibility leads Agamben to the problem of representation. He argues that since language is the locus of the production and storage of phantasms, all real objects are fractured by phantasmic itineraries that in turn divide poetry and philosophy, joy and knowledge. This division is at the origin of Western culture and renders impossible the possession of any object of knowledge. Giorgio Agamben is the author of "Language and Death" (University of Minnesota Press 1991).
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Rhetoric

Rhetoric

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve The Readymade : Marcel Duchamp , Painting and Modernity Volume 50. Luiz Costa Lima Control of the Imaginary Volume ...

Author: Renato Barilli

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816617295

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 164

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Barilli (rhetoric and stylistics, U. of Bologna) presents a concise history of rhetoric, from its origins in ancient Greece to the media technologies of the late 20th century. Covers the pre-Socratic Sophists; the Renaissance humanists; Kant, Hegel, and Croce; Freud, Saussure, and Marshall McLuhan. Cloth edition ($29.95) not seen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Emergence of Social Space

The Emergence of Social Space

Theory and History of Literature Edited by Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte-Sasse Volume 60. ... The Barthes Eflect Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Thierry de Duve The Readymade.

Author: Kristin Ross

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816616868

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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Reading De Man Reading

Reading De Man Reading

Theory and History of Literature Edited by Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte-Sasse Volume 59. ... Subject Réda Bensmaia The Barthes Eflect Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Thierry de Duve ...

Author: Lindsay Waters

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816616604

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 312

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Cardiovascular Complications of Liver Disease

Cardiovascular Complications of Liver Disease

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve Pictorial Nominalism : On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade Volume 50.

Author: Arieh Bomzon

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0849347351

Category: Medical

Page: 384

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This state-of-the-art book concentrates in one volume our current knowledge on the cardiovascular complications of liver disease. This easy-to-read work provides a better understanding of the pathogenesis and consequences of portal hypertension and establishes a physiological basis for its pharmacological treatment. It examines the effect of liver disease on volume regulation, the activity of the sympathetic nervous system, and the processes involved in capillary fluid exchange. It includes a discussion on volume and sodium regulation, as well as atrial natriuretic peptide. It also covers the effects of different classes of drugs such as alcohol, sympathomimetics, diuretics, and hormones on the cardiovascular system in liver disease. This reference manual is an absolute must for all clinicians and researchers with an interest in the cardiovascular system in liver disease.
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At the Margins of the Renaissance

At the Margins of the Renaissance

Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism . Minneapolis : Minnesota University Press . Cruz , Anne J. 1985. The Picaresque as Discourse of Poverty . Ideologies and Literature 1 : 75-97 1992. Lacerado de mí : Lazarillo's Discourse on Poverty ...

Author: Giancarlo Maiorino

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271047577

Category: Social Science

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Constructing a Productive Other

Constructing a Productive Other

Discourse theory and the Convention refugee hearing Robert F. Barsky. Krueger, Eric. “The Value of Life History Documents for Social research. ... Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism. Trans. Jerome Schwartz.

Author: Robert F. Barsky

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027282835

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 272

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This book is a description of the process of constructing a productive Other for the purpose of being admitted to Canada as a Convention refugee. The whole claiming procedure is analyzed with respect to two actual cases, and contextualized by reference to pertinent national and international jurisprudence. Since legal analysis is deemed insufficient for a complete understanding of the argumentative and discursive strategies involved in the claiming and “authoring” processes, the author makes constant reference to methodologies from the realm of literary studies, discourse analysis and interaction theory, with special emphasis upon the works of Marc Angenot, M.M. Bakhtin, Pierre Bourdieu, Erving Goffman, Jürgen Habermas and Teun van Dijk. In so doing, he illustrates a reductive movement that inevitably occurs in legal argumentation which results in the displacement the subject from the realm of “refugee claimant” to that of claimant as “diminished Other.”
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Bioregional Planning

Bioregional Planning

Theory and History of Literature Edited by Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte - Sasse Volume 77 . ... Effect : The Essay as Reflective Text Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Thierry de Duve ...

Author: David J. Brunckhorst

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9058230465

Category: Political Science

Page: 162

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Presenting a pragmatic mixture of science, landscape ecology, ecosystem management, sociology, policy development and methods for transforming social and institutional cultures. Bioregional Planning: Resource Management Beyond the New Millennium is a timely and practical guide for the analysis, planning and development of bioregional projects for a sustainable future. Significantly, this book presents the strategic actions necessary to plan for, manage and adapt to Ecologically Sustainable Development with a view beyond the new millennium and towards the next. Postgraduates, researchers and policy makers in natural resources management, land planning, sustainable agriculture, rural sciences, ecosystem management and conservation biology will find this book captures the essence of bioregional planning succinctly and makes a compelling argument for why it is a key mechanism in the development of effective governance institutions.
Categories: Political Science

Border Writing

Border Writing

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve Pictorial Nominalism: On Marcel Duchamp's Passage from Painting to the Readymade Volume 50.

Author: D. Emily Hicks

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 9780816619832

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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Annotation Examines Latin American literature from the perspective of attempts to break through national, genre, domain, and other borders in order to perceive, or create, a whole culture. Paper edition (unseen), $14.95. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com).
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Introduction la Po sie Orale

Introduction    la Po  sie Orale

Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography Volume 51. Thierry de Duve Pictorial Nominalism : Marcel Duchamp , Painting and Modernity Volume 50. Luiz Costa Lima Control of the Imaginary ...

Author: Paul Zumthor

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816617252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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In his comprehensive treatment, Zumthor (emeritus, U. of Montreal) discusses general issues concerning oral poetry, from primary to mechanized orality (including the setting of text to music); the forms of oral poetry; the epic in the West, Africa, and other parts of the globe; the oral poet's texte; performance in its manifold styles across the world; roles played in oral poetry; and oral ritual actions from archaic times to the present--Homer to Bob Dylan. Translated from the first French edition of 1983. Paper edition (unseen), $17.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Writings on Literature

Writings on Literature

Theory and History of Literature Edited by Wlad Godzich and Jochen Schulte - Sasse Volume 72. N.S. Trubetzkoy Writings on Literature ... Edmond Cros Theory and Practice of Sociocriticism Volume 52. Philippe Lejeune On Autobiography ...

Author: N. S. Trubetzkoy

Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

ISBN: 0816617937

Category: Literary Criticism

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Abramson (Hebrew literature, U. of Oxford) presents a detailed critical description and thematic analysis of Amichai's work, with reference to the historical background from which it has emerged. The problems of an emerging national culture are seen subjectively through the eyes of one of its most sensitive and perceptive literary observers. Studies in literary theory and history by the influential Russian linguist (1890-1938), edited, translated, and introduced by Anatoly Liberman. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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