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Inventing Agency : Essays on the Literary and Philosophical Production of the Modern Subject (Hardcover)
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Inventing Subjects is a dynamic intervention into some of the central and most pressing concerns in literary theory today. It addresses an increasing concern to understand the history of theory, and how theory relates to movements in culture and philosophy, and also explores the unprecedented conceptions of the subject-of the human being as an agent of experience, judgment, moral action, and history-that together defined the revolution in reflection called the Age of Critique. Informed by such diverse fields of expertise as literary history, philosophy and post-Marxist theory, utopian theory, poetics and cultural criticism, moral theory and theory of sensibility, theory of sexuality and disability studies, the contributors to this book offer readers revelatory new insights into the invention of modern subjecthood. Ranging from Aristole to Althusser and from Fielding to Flaubert,Inventing Subjects is vital reading for anyone engaged in thinking about where theory is now, where it came from, and where it might lead to.
Number of Pages: 262
Genre: Literary Criticism, Philosophy
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Street Date: January 26, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-7223
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