Title

Staying for an Answer: The Untidy Process of Groping for Truth

Document Type

Chapter

Publication Date

2005

Publication Title

Theory's Empire : an Anthology of Dissent

Abstract

This iconoclastic collection is an excellent companion to current anthologies of literary theory, which have embraced an uncritical stance toward Theory and its practitioners. Written by nearly fifty prominent scholars, the essays in Theory's Empire question the ideas, catchphrases, and excesses that have let Theory congeal into a predictable orthodoxy. More than just a critique, however, this collection provides readers with effective tools to redeem the study of literature, restore reason to our intellectual life, and redefine the role and place of Theory in the academy.

ISBN

9780231134170

Publisher Information

Columbia University Press

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