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Questions about the works of literary critic Jonathan Culler (born 1944) or his life as a writer.

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Under what circumstances could you make a promise without intending to?

Jonathan Culler's Literary Theory: a Very Short Introduction contains the following slightly puzzling quote in chapter 7: In principle at least, the performative [utterance] breaks the link between ...
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Is Jonathan Culler saying that theory is the study of the background we bring to the text?

Follow-up to: Is Jonathan Culler saying that literary theory is effectively the same subject as cultural studies? From chapter 3 of the second edition of Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction by ...
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How did Culler define the relationship between literary studies and cultural studies after ‘Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction’?

Yesterday, EJoshuaS - Reinstate Monica asked Is Jonathan Culler saying that literary theory is effectively the same subject as cultural studies? The question was based on the second edition of Culler'...
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Is Jonathan Culler saying that literary theory is effectively the same subject as cultural studies?

In chapter 3 of the second edition of Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, we find the following paragraph: Theory has enormously enriched and invigorated the study of literary works, but... ...
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Does Jonathan Culler view literary theory itself as a historical construction?

Literary Theory: a Very Short Introduction by Jonathan Culler has the following quote in it (in chapter 1 of the 2nd edition): Theory is often a pugnacious critique of common-sense notations, and ...
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Where did Derrida say that Jonathan Culler's On Deconstruction is a good introduction to his work?

The works of the French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930 – 2004) had a significant impact on literary theory, leading to the development of a method of analysis known as deconstruction. (Derrida said ...