Foucault and Literature: Towards a Geneaology of Writing

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2015-12-09
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The writings of the French historian, literary critic and philosopher Michel Foucault have been of immense importance in the formation of the 'new historicism' and 'culture materialism' which currently dominate international literary studies.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. ix
Introduction Before Reading Foucaultp. 1
Madnessp. 24
Medicine, Death, Realismp. 44
Literature and Literary Theoryp. 68
Knowledgep. 92
Genealogy, Authorship, Powerp. 119
Disciplinep. 147
Life, Sexuality and Ethicsp. 165
Post-Foucauldian Criticism: Government, Death, Mimesisp. 186
After Reading Foucault: Back to the Authorp. 208
Conclusionp. 236
Notesp. 239
Bibliographyp. 244
Indexp. 254
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