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Everything you always wanted to know about literature but were afraid to ask Žižek / Russell Sbriglia, editor.

Publication:
Durham : Duke University Press, 2017.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (345 pages) : illustrations.
Series:
SIC (Durham, N.C.) ; 10.
SIC ; 10
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Subjects:
Criticism.
Popular culture and literature.
Žižek, Slavoj -- Criticism and interpretation.
Žižek, Slavoj -- Influence.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Challenging the widely-held assumption that Slavoj i ek's work is far more germane to film and cultural studies than to literary studies, this volume demonstrates the importance of i ek to literary criticism and theory. The contributors show how i ek's practice of reading theory and literature through one another allows him to critique, complicate, and advance the understanding of Lacanian psychoanalysis and German Idealism, thereby urging a rethinking of historicity and universality. His methodology has implications for analyzing literature across historical periods, nationalities, and genres and can enrich theoretical frameworks ranging from aesthetics, semiotics, and psychoanalysis to feminism, historicism, postcolonialism, and ecocriticism. The contributors also offer i ekian interpretations of a wide variety of texts, including Geoffrey Chaucer's "Troilus and Criseyde," Shakespeare's "The Merchant of Venice," Samuel Beckett's "Not I," and William Burroughs's Nova Trilogy. The collection includes an essay by i ek on subjectivity in Shakespeare and Beckett. 'Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Literature but Were Afraid to Ask i ek' affirms i ek's value to literary studies while offering a rigorous model of i ekian criticism. Contributors. Shawn Alfrey, Daniel Beaumont, Geoff Boucher, Andrew Hageman, Jamil Khader, Anna Kornbluh, Todd McGowan, Paul Megna, Russell Sbriglia, Louis-Paul Willis, Slavoj i ek".
Contents:
Reading the real : Žižek's literary materialism / Anna Kornbluh
Looking awry : Žižek's ridiculous sublime / Shawn Alfrey
The bankruptcy of historicism : introducing disruption into literary studies / Todd McGowan
The symptoms of ideology critique; or, How we learned to enjoy the symptom and ignore the fetish / Russell Sbriglia
Concrete universality and the end of revolutionary politics : a Žižekian approach to postcolonial women's writings / Jamil Khader
A robot runs through it : Žižek and ecocriticism / Andrew Hageman
Shakespeare after Žižek : social antagonism and ideological exclusion in The merchant of Venice / Geoff Boucher
Beyond symbolic authority : La petite fille qui aimait trop les allumettes and the aesthetics of the real / Louis-Paul Willis
Wake-up call : Žižek, Burroughs, and fantasy in the Sleeper awakened plot / Daniel Beaumont
Courtly love hate is undead : sadomasochistic privilege in Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde / Paul Megna
The minimal event : subjective destitution in Shakespeare and Beckett / Slavoj Žižek.
Notes:
Includes index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
Contributor:
Sbriglia, Russell, 1982- editor.
ISBN:
0-8223-6318-6
OCLC:
1140821076
Publisher Number:
10.1515/9780822373384 doi