Theory and the Postmodern Text (Google eBook)

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U of Minnesota Press, 2000 - 269 pages
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Insisting on the imaginative multiplicity of the text, Strohm finds in theory an augmentation of interpretive possibilities--an augmentation that sometimes requires respectful disagreement with what a work says--or seems to want known--about itself. Coupled with this strategic disrespect is a new and amplified form of respect--for the text as a meaning-making system, for its unruly power and its unpredictable effects in the world.
  

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Contents

Symbolization Action and Lollard Burning
20
Coronation as legible Practice
33
Friar Huberd and the Lepers
65
Chaucers Troilus as Temporal Archive
80
Capgrave and the Death of Richard II
99
Trade Treason and the Murder of Janus Imperial
112
Another IllFramed Knight
132
Postmodernism and History
149
What Can We Know about Chaucer That He Didnt Know
165
Kingship and the Management of Desire
182
Mellyagants Primal Scene
201
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