BOOK—Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory

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Post by JustinB » Sat Oct 03, 2020 9:48 pm

Hegel and the Foundations of Literary Theory
—M.A.R. Habib
Cambridge University Press (2018)

The chapter headings (below) are more intriguing than the publisher's book description:

"Do the various forms of literary theory - deconstruction, Marxism, new historicism, feminism, post-colonialism, and cultural/digital studies - have anything in common? If so, what are the fundamental principles of theory? What is its ideological orientation? Can it still be of use to us in understanding basic intellectual and ethical dilemmas of our time? These questions continue to perplex both students and teachers of literary theory. Habib finds the answers in theory's largely unacknowledged roots in the thought of German philosopher Hegel. Hegel's insights continue to frame the very terms of theory to this day. Habib explains Hegel's complex ideas and how they have percolated through the intellectual history of the last century. This book will interest teachers and students of literature, literary theory and the history of ideas, illuminating how our modern world came into being, and how we can better understand the salient issues of our own time."

Part I - Hegel: The Historical and Philosophical Setting

Chapter 1 - The Hegelian Dialectic

Chapter 2 - Historical Backgrounds

Chapter 3 - Hegel, Philosopher of Capitalism

Chapter 4 - Hegel on Identity and Difference

Chapter 5 - Hegelian Identity and Economics

Part II - Literary Theory: Reading the Dialectic

A. - The Language of Metaphysics

Chapter 6 - Hegel and Deconstruction

Chapter 7 - Hegel on Language

Chapter 8 - Hegel, Language, and Literary Theory

Chapter 9 - Language and the Unconscious

B. - The Politics of Recognition

Chapter 10 - The Master–Slave Dialectic

Chapter 11 - The Master–Slave Dialectic in Literary Theory

C. - Hegel and Marxism

Chapter 12 - Hegel and Marx

Chapter 13 - Hegel and Marxist Literary Theory (I)

Chapter 14 - Hegel and Marxist Literary Theory (II)

D. - Hegel and Gender

Chapter 15 - Hegel on Gender: Antigone

Chapter 16 - Feminists on Hegel and Antigone

Chapter 17 - Historical Contexts of Hegel's Views on Women

Epilogue: The Futures of Theory: Towards a Dialectical Humanism

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