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7. Performative language

7. Performative language  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0007
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chapter
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9780199691340
‘Performative language’ considers issues concerning the meaning and effects of language, identity and the nature of the subject. Performative utterances do not describe but perform the ... More
Introduction

Introduction  

Ali Rattansi

in Racism: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Mar 2007
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Sep 2013
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9780191776137
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192805904.003.0001
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9780192805904
There is no easy answer to the question of what racism is, how it developed, and why it continues. The Introduction argues that these are complex and contentious issues and that one of the ... More
5. Polemicist

5. Polemicist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0005
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9780192801593
‘Polemicist’ examines the essays on contemporary criticism Barthes published in 1963. In Critique et vérité he produced his most lucid and convincing programme for literary studies. ... More
Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

Barthes: A Very Short Introduction  

Jonathan Culler

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.001.0001
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book
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9780192801593
Roland Barthes: A Very Short Introduction elucidates the varied theoretical contributions of Roland Barthes, whose lifelong fascination was with the way people make their world ... More
10. Man of letters

10. Man of letters  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0010
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chapter
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9780192801593
By the end of his life, Barthes had come to occupy the role of man of letters in a traditional sense. ‘Man of letters’ explains that he was not just a critic, but a literary figure whose ... More
7. Structuralist

7. Structuralist  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0007
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9780192801593
‘Structuralist’ examines structuralism and its importance in Roland Barthes's career. It was the source of his influence, the fruition of projects and attitudes, and the springboard for ... More
9. Writer

9. Writer  

Jonathan Culler

in Barthes: A Very Short Introduction

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Feb 2002
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191775369
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801593.003.0009
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9780192801593
When Barthes looks back on his work in Barthes par Barthes, he sees not a critic nor a semiologist but a writer.‘Writer’ examines Barthes the writer and his reflections upon writing. In ... More
2. What is literature and does it matter?

2. What is literature and does it matter?  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199691340
The question ‘What is literature?’ arises because critics and theorists hope, by saying what literature is, to promote what they consider the most pertinent critical methods and to dismiss ... More
8. Identity, identification, and the subject

8. Identity, identification, and the subject  

Jonathan Culler

in Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.003.0008
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chapter
ISBN: 
9780199691340
‘Identity, identification and the subject’ examines the debate in literary and cultural theory concerning the identity and function of the subject or self. Two basic questions underlie ... More
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction

Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (2nd edn)  

Jonathan Culler

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778384
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199691340.001.0001
Item type: 
book
ISBN: 
9780199691340
Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction addresses the questions: What is literary theory? Is there a relationship between literature and culture? In fact, what is ... More

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