Theory on Theory

Ng, Julia. 2020. Theory on Theory. The Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory, 28(1), pp. 169-189. ISSN 1077-4254 [Article]

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This chapter assesses three areas of theoretical work: metatheory, via Jason Demers’ The American Politics of French Theory: Derrida, Deleuze, Guattari, and Foucault in Translation and Galin Tihanov’s The Birth and Death of Literary Theory: Regimes of Relevance in Russia and Beyond; three studies that theorize on the history of theory, John E. Drabinski’s Glissant and the Middle Passage: Philosophy, Beginning, Abyss, John Frow’s On Interpretive Conflict, and Anne Anlin Cheng’s Ornamentalism; and five texts indicative of a surge of interest in the linguisticity of ‘death’, David Wills’ Killing Times: The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty, Michael Rothberg’s The Implicated Subject: Beyond Victims and Perpetrators, David Simpson’s States of Terror: History, Theory, Literature, and Marc Crépon’s Murderous Consent: On the Accommodation of Violent Death and The Vocation of Writing: Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence.

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English and Comparative Literature
English and Comparative Literature > Centre for Philosophy and Critical Thought


23 September 2020Accepted
7 November 2020Published Online

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15 Sep 2020 10:35

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