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Is Jonathan Culler saying that literary theory is effectively the same subject as cultural studies?

tl;dr No. Cultural studies are focused on specific cultural phenomena, including literature. Theory is at a level of abstraction from those phenomena. Culler makes the following statements here: ...
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Is Jonathan Culler saying that literary theory is effectively the same subject as cultural studies?

I came away from reading that chapter with the idea that literary studies and cultural studies are two different but overlapping fields and that "theory" is a feature that both have in ...
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Under what circumstances could you make a promise without intending to?

What Culler is describing is based on J. L. Austin's book How to Do Things With Words, which introduced a distinction between constative and performative utterances. Constative utterances are ...
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Under what circumstances could you make a promise without intending to?

Culler's point here (well, Austin's point) is that a promise is performative: the act of saying "I promise" itself constitutes the promise. If I make a promise without intending to keep it, ...
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Is Jonathan Culler saying that literary theory is effectively the same subject as cultural studies?

First of all, it doesn't have to be just a merely subset of cultural studies. We can theoretically assume for now that the set theory allows for having a common part. That would mean there are some ...
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Is Jonathan Culler saying that theory is the study of the background we bring to the text?

Even though Culler writes that theory is roughly the theory of "signifying practices" or of "something like culture in the broadest sense", theory cannot be reduced to "the ...
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