Beispielbild für diese ISBN


Miller, J. Hillis, 1928-

6 Bewertungen bei GoodReads
ISBN 10: 0674443586 / ISBN 13: 9780674443587
Verlag: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992, 1992
Gebraucht Soft cover
Verkäufer Steven Wolfe Books (Newton Centre, MA, USA) Anzahl: 1

Bei weiteren Verkäufern erhältlich

Alle  Exemplare dieses Buches anzeigen

, 168pp., sewn PAPERBACK, very good Essays in art and culture. what are cultural studies, word and image, inaugurative responsibility, etc. ISBN 0674443586. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 22628

Über diesen Titel:


Positioning himself in the slippery divide between two highly charged critical approaches--deconstruction and cultural studies--J. Hillis Miller explains why the split occurred and offers, for the first time, an eloquent analysis of the goals and methods of cultural studies. Miller's Illustration is an intellectual adventure that transgresses the boundaries of critical theory to reveal the ideological forces at work. The result, art critic Norman Bryson concludes, "is an extraordinary performance." In a positive, constructive way, Miller describes cultural studies as, primarily, a means of contextualizing works of art. Relating the assumptions behind this approach to recent social, political, and technological changes, he shows how cultural studies is itself subject to its context and thus perhaps misguided insofar as it portrays art objects as "mere illustration." In particular, Miller considers new forms of electronic research in the humanities which, with their vast, homogenizing effect on data, can compel a critic to reconfigure information--in fact, to create the context that he or she means simply to identify. To illustrate this phenomenon, Miller investigates one topic of importance for cultural studies: the relation of verbal and visual forms in multimedia works. Drawing examples from Twain, Gorey, Mallarme, James, Ruskin, Heidegger, Dickens, and Turner, he shows how neither word nor image takes priority in such collaborations; nor is either a mere representation of a pre-existing reality. The transformations wrought by cultural artifacts on their contexts, Miller contends, must be identified through detailed and vigilant "rhetorical" readings if the force of a work of art is tobe passed on into the current cultural situation. And for the new form these readings take, the reader-critic must in turn assume responsibility.

Über den Autor: J. Hillis Miller is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Irvine. His books include The Ethics of Reading (1986) and Hawthorne and History (1991).

„Über diesen Titel“ kann sich auf eine andere Ausgabe dieses Titels beziehen.

Bibliografische Details

Titel: Illustration.

Verlag: Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1992

Erscheinungsdatum: 1992

Einband: Soft cover


Zahlungsarten, die dieser Verkäufer akzeptiert

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

Vorauskasse Money Order PayPal Banküberweisung

Verkäufer Steven Wolfe Books
Adresse: Newton Centre, MA, USA

AbeBooks Verkäufer seit 24. Mai 2001
Verkäuferbewertung 5 Sterne


Libraries or institutions unable to pay by credit card may inquire for information about purchases on invoice.


SHIPPING: will a second book fit in the same priority mail envelope (in US) or the international priority envelope at no extra cost for shipping? Please inquire or browse my stock.
PAYMENT: Customers in Germany may pay (in advance) by EUR transfer to my German bank account. Paypal, US check, postal order also accepted.
SAVINGS: Save up to %20 by receiving my occasional new arrivals E-mails. Inquire for details.

Gebraucht kaufen
Preis: EUR 9,61 Währung umrechnen
Versand: EUR 3,72 Innerhalb USA Versandziele, Kosten & Dauer
In den Warenkorb legen