Glossalalia: An Alphabet of Critical Keywords

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Julian Wolfreys, Harun Karim Thomas
Psychology Press, 2003 - 400 Seiten
Glossalaliais not a conventional glossary or dictionary. Although arranged alphabetically, it is a cutting-edge introduction to the state of theory today. Here 26 newly commissioned "definitions" of theoretical keywords are presented in a playful A-Z format, ranging from "Animality" to "Zero." Leading theorists and critics including J. Hillis Miller, Gayatri Chavkravorty Spivak, Simon Critchley, Ernesto Laclau, and many others provide unusual and insightful interpretations of a range of unexpected terms such as "Zero," "X," and "Yarn." They also reflect with renewed vigor upon such familiar concerns as "Difference," "Jouissance," "Nation," and "Otherness." Like a standard glossary, the volume invites the reader to start almost anywhere. ButGlossala liasteps far beyond the parameters of a standard reference work that is simply "about theory" by encouraging readers to actively engage with and enjoy theory, and to consider the future possibilities of theory in the twenty-firstcentury.

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the alphabetic body 1 i 129 reification
261
Brian Rotman Thomas Pepper Silvia L López
269
Frederick Young Juliet Flower MacCannell Tamsin Lorraine
279
chora 35 love 179 universals
297
difference 51 music 189 visuality
309
event 77 nation 203 wit
325
flirting 91 origins 213 x341
341
Ruth Robbins Julian Wolfreys Tom Conley
353
Stephanie A Smith Geoff Ward Valentine Cunningham
369
notes on contributors
391
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Julian Wolfreys is Associate Professor of English at the University of Florida. He is author and editor of many books including Deconstruction: Derrida, The DerridaReader: Writing Performances, Literary Theories: A CaseStudy in Critical Performance, and Literary Theories: AReader and Guide. He is general editor of the EdinburghEncyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory.

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