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dc.contributor.authorRooney, Ellen
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-07T19:38:23Z
dc.date.available2021-07-07T19:38:23Z
dc.date.issued1989
dc.identifier.isbn9780801421921 (print)
dc.identifier.isbn9781501706998 (epub)
dc.identifier.isbn9781501707001 (PDF ebook)
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/104077
dc.description.abstractSeductive Reasoning takes a provocative look at contemporary Anglo-American literary theory, calling into question the critical consensus on pluralism's nature and its status in literary studies. Drawing on the insights of Marxist and feminist critical theory and on the works of Althusser, Derrida, and Foucault, Rooney reads the pluralist’s invitation to join in a "dialogue" as a seductive gesture. Critics who respond find that they must seek to persuade all of their potential readers. Rooney examines pluralism as a form of logic in the work of E. D. Hirsch, as a form of ethics for Wayne Booth, as a rhetoric of persuasion in the books of Stanley Fish. For Paul de Man, Rooney argues, pluralism was a rhetoric of tropes just as it was, for Fredric Jameson, a form of politics.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherCornell University Press
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.subjectLiterary & Cultural Studies
dc.titleSeductive Reasoning: Pluralism as the Problematic of Contemporary Literary Theory
dc.typebook
dcterms.licensehttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/102797
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.7298/cfj7-9f90
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