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Foucault and Literature : Towards a Geneaology of Writing - Simon During

Foucault and Literature

Towards a Geneaology of Writing

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Published: 25th June 1992
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The writings of the French historian, literary critic and philosopher Michel Foucault have been of immense importance to developments in literary studies since the late 1970s. He, more than anyone, stands behind the new historicism' and cultural materialism' that currently dominate international literary studies. Simon During provides a detailed introduction to the whole body of Foucault's work, with a particular emphasis on his literary theory. His study takes in Foucault's early studies of transgressive' writing from Sade and Artaud to the French new novellists' of the 1960s, and his later concern with the genealogy of the author/intellectual, writing and theorizing within specific, historical mechanisms of social control and production. Foucault and Literature offers a critique both of Foucault and of the literary studies that have been influenced by him, and goes on to develop new methods of post-Foucauldian literary/cultural analysis.

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction Before Reading Foucaultp. 1
Madnessp. 24
Medicine, Death, Realismp. 44
Literature and Literary Theoryp. 68
Knowledgep. 92
Genealogy, Authorship, Powerp. 119
Disciplinep. 147
Life, Sexuality and Ethicsp. 165
Post-Foucauldian Criticism: Government, Death, Mimesisp. 186
After Reading Foucault: Back to the Authorp. 208
Conclusionp. 236
Notesp. 239
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 254
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ISBN: 9780415012423
ISBN-10: 0415012422
Series: New Accents Series
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 271
Published: 25th June 1992
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.39
Edition Number: 1