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Introducing Criticism in the 21st Century

Edited by Julian Wolfreys

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Provides a wide-ranging guide to current directions in literary criticism

This new and revised edition provides 14 chapters introducing new modes of 'hybrid' criticism which have emerged in the twenty-first century.

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Contents

Acknowledgements
List of Figures
Julian Wolfreys: Introduction
I: The Poetics and Politics of Identity
1. Jennifer Cooke: The Writings of Intimacy: Theories of Affect, Emotion, and Relationality
2. Sarah Gamble: Gender and Transgender Criticism
3. Julian Wolfreys: Love and the Other: the Example of Giorgio Agamben
II: Critical Voices, Ethical Questions
4. Lynn Turner: Critical Companions: Derrida, Haraway, and Other Animals
5. Kenneth Womack: Ethical Criticism and the Philosophical Turn
6. Frederick Young: Levinas and Criticism
7. Kate Rigby: Ecocriticism
III: Materialities, Immaterialities, (A)materialities, Realities
8. Roger Whitson: Critical Making in the Digital Humanities
9. Tom Cohen: (A)material Criticism
10. Claire Colebrook: Deleuze and Criticism
IV: Space, Place, & Memory
11. Christine Berberich: Affect Theory
12. Phillip E. Wegner: Spatial Criticism
13. Julian Wolfreys: Trauma, Testimony, Criticism
14. Torsten Caeners: Memory and Memory Work
Notes on Contributors
Index

About the Author

Julian Wolfeys is Professor of English Literature at the University of Portsmouth, where he is also Director of the Centre for Studies in LIterature. He is author and editor of more than 40 books on nineteenth- and twentieth-century English literature and literary theory. Most recently he has published Dickens’s London and The Derrida Wordbook, both with Edinburgh University Press. He recently published his first novel, Silent Music.

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