The Resource Resistant structures : particularity, radicalism, and Renaissance texts, Richard Strier

Resistant structures : particularity, radicalism, and Renaissance texts, Richard Strier

Label
Resistant structures : particularity, radicalism, and Renaissance texts
Title
Resistant structures
Title remainder
particularity, radicalism, and Renaissance texts
Statement of responsibility
Richard Strier
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Taking Wittgenstein's "Don't think, but look" as his motto, Richard Strier argues against the application of a priori schemes to Renaissance (and all) texts. He argues for the possibility and desirability of rigorously attentive but "pre-theoretical" reading. His approach privileges particularity and attempts to respect the "resistant structures" of texts. He opposes theories, critical and historical, that dictate in advance what texts must - or cannot - say or do. The first part of the book, "Against Schemes," demonstrates, in discussions of Rosemond Tuve, Stephen Greenblatt, and Stanley Fish, among others, how both historicist and purely theoretical approaches can equally produce distortion of particulars. The second part, "Against Received Ideas," shows how a variety of texts (by Shakespeare, Donne, Herbert, and others) have been seen through the lenses of fixed, mainly conservative ideas in ways that have obscured their actual, surprising, and sometimes surprisingly radical content
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
820.9/003
Index
index present
LC call number
PR428.H57
LC item number
.S77 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
The new historicism
Series volume
no. 34
Label
Resistant structures : particularity, radicalism, and Renaissance texts, Richard Strier
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Impossible transcendence
  • Impossible radicalism I : Donne and freedom of conscience
  • Impossible radicalism II : Shakespeare and disobedience
  • Impossible radicalism and impossible value : Nahum Tate's King Lear
  • pt. 1. Against schemes:
  • "Tradition"
  • "Self consumption"
  • "Theory"
  • "New historicism"
  • pt. 2. Against received ideas:
  • Impossible worldliness : "devout humanism" ;
  • Appendix :
Control code
ocm45733549
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 239 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585261645
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b2743445x
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45733549
  • acaebk0520089154

Library Locations

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