BeschreibungGeoffrey Hartman is a pivotal figure in twentieth-century literary thinking,especially in literary theory and its transformation into such fields as Holocauststudies, trauma studies, and work on witnessing and testimony. The essays inthis reader, preceded by an important autobiographical introduction, presentthe full range of Hartman's interests, which cover almost the entire field ofcontemporary literature and culture-from poetry through psychoanalysisand trauma studies to midrash and the media revolution.Throughout his career, starting with his earliest books on Romantic literature,Hartman has interrogated the possibility of a healing culture of vision, one thatcould travel from one civilization to another and could satisfy safely rather thanexacerbate self-destructively the repetitive human drive to reverse time andexact apocalyptic vengeance.
PortraitGEOFFREY HARTMAN is Sterling Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Yale and Project Director of its FortunoffVideo Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. His most recent books are The Geoffrey Hartman Reader (Fordham), winner of the Truman Capote Prize for Literary Criticism in Honor of Newton Arvin; Scars of the Spirit; The Longest Shadow; and a new edition of Criticism in the Wilderness. Daniel T. O'Hara, Mellon Term Professor of English at Temple University, is the author of several books, including Empire Burlesque: The Fate of Critical Culture in Global America.
Pressestimmen.,."an unexpected, secret gift...arrives on every page of The Geoffrey Hartman Reader."
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: FORDHAM UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: Dezember 2004
Seitenanzahl: 468 Seiten