Token Professionals and Master Critics: A Critique of Orthodoxy in Literary Studies

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SUNY Press, 1 jan. 1994 - 272 pagina's
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This book addresses literary critics in mainstream institutions who, though they vastly outnumber their colleagues in more prestigious institutions, have little voice in the profession. It examines the structures through which the institution of literary criticism pressures its members to accept orthodoxy/heterodoxy as categories to describe their work, which in turn provokes theory wars. This opposition produces a method/ application dichotomy which renders members' pursuits scientistic.
 

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Token Professionals and Professorial Templates
3
Canonical Critics
19
Homo Criticus Americanus
31
The Kritikroman
43
The CV as Personal History
59
The Compulsion to be Orthodox
91
When Bonds Become Binds
107
Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde as
119
The Resentment of Theory
145
Theories Need Not Be Methods
159
Theoretical Lore
169
Error as Heuristic
179
Critical Registers
185
Notes
221
Works Cited
243
Name Index
263

The Hyde Effect
133

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Over de auteur (1994)

James J. Sosnoski is Professor of English at Miami University in Ohio and Executive Director of Alternative Educational Environments, a non-profit organization for the development of collaborative research through telecommunication. He is the author of Modern Skeletons in Postmodern Closets: A Cultural Studies Alternative to the Disciplining of Literary Studies

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