Samuel Weber: Acts of Reading

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Ashgate, 2003 - Literary Criticism - 147 pages
'Weber is probably the only person in his generation who is equally at home and directly informed about contemporary literary theory and its antecedents in Germany, France, and the US. His theoretical interest in psychoanalysis serves as a viewpoint from which a powerful combination of philosophical, linguistic, and political concerns are brought together in an uncommonly productive dialectical interplay' Paul de Man This book presents the first introductory text examining the work of the contemporary thinker, Samuel Weber. Accessible, compelling and challenging, Weber's writing offers a rewarding investigation into the connections between literary and cultural studies, media and technology, and philosophy and aesthetics, in the context of significant intellectual debates and developments linking Europe and North America. The critical practice of Weber's various texts is explored in detail, along with his studies in philosophy, aesthetics, deconstruction, media, technology, psychoanalysis and theatre.

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Contents

To and of Psychoanalysis Among Others
17
Reinterpreting the Institution
35
The Place of Technics
65
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Simon Morgan Wortham is Professor of English and co-director of the London Graduate School at Kingston University London, UK.

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