Critical Theory and Critical Genres: Contemporary Perspectives from Poland by Charles RusselCritical Theory and Critical Genres: Contemporary Perspectives from Poland by Charles Russel

Critical Theory and Critical Genres: Contemporary Perspectives from Poland

EditorCharles Russel, Arne Melberg, Jaroslaw Pluciennik

Hardcover | June 16, 2014

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This book is the result of a shared conviction of the necessity to advance the international discourse on criticism. What originated in ancient curiosity and developing self-reflexion became the critical thought of the modern era and then developed into a program of constant intellectual contestation and struggle allied with various ideologies to subsequently become an integral part of post-structuralist culture theory and recently the New Humanities, also known as post-theory. The book positions itself within contemporary considerations of the theory and practice of criticism and presents texts by established and rising scholars and provides greater insights into various aspects of Polish intellectual culture during the past decades. The publication constitutes an important voice in the discussion on criticism by demonstrating the specific theoretical and pragmatic perspective of the debate in Poland in relation to Europe and the rest of the (post)modern world.
Charles Russell is Professor Emeritus of English and American Studies at Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey (USA), where he was Director of American Studies and Associate Director of the Institute on Ethnicity, Culture, and the Modern Experience. Arne Melberg gained his PhD in Literature at the University of Stockholm (Sweden) and ...
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Title:Critical Theory and Critical Genres: Contemporary Perspectives from PolandFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.27 × 5.83 × 0.98 inPublished:June 16, 2014Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:363164793X

ISBN - 13:9783631647936

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Contents: Ewa Kraskowska: A Critique of Criticism – Pawel Luków: Kant’s Redefinition of Reason: Criticism, Freedom, Enlightenment – Elzbieta Winiecka: Distance - the Figure of Modernity – Marek Kazmierczak: Literary Theory as Critical Epistemology and Deontology: Notes on the Concerns in Fiction in Relation to the Images of the Holocaust in Mass Media – Olga Plaszczewska: Comparative Literature: Metacriticism and its Paradoxes – Danuta Ulicka: The Protocol and the Magazine. Two Styles of Literary Criticism in the So-called Russian Formalism – Danuta Szajnert: The Subversive Potential of an Apocryphon – Natalia Lemann: Could We Conserve Ourselves From the Past? Alternates Histories and Uchronias as Literary Apories of Politics and Historical Knowledge – Magdalena Bednarek: Leaving the Tower. Feminist Rewriting of Fairy Tales in the Contemporary Polish Prose since 1989 – Izabella Adamczewska: The Ecological Novel as a Critical Genre – Michal Wróblewski: The Evolutionary Potential of Metacriticality in Reference to «Watchmen» - the Graphic Novel by Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons – Agnieszka Karpowicz: Logo-visual Genres. From Criticism of Language to Social Critique.