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Alterities: Criticism, History, Representation

Thomas Docherty


Dealing with literature from Shakespeare and Donne to Calvino, with philosophy from the medieval to the contemporary, with cinema from popular to art-film, and with political theory from Marx to Lyotard, Baudrillard and Badiou, this book intervenes in all the major contemporary cultural debates to propose and practise a new criticism, whose theoretical foundations lie in postmodern ethics, ecopolitics, and an austere attention to the radical difficulties of art. The book is a response to a growing realization that modern criticism — even in its apparently oppositional forms — remains caught up ... More

Keywords: criticism, postmodern ethics, ecopolitics, philosophy of identity, aesthetic practices

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1996 Print ISBN-13: 9780198183570
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183570.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Docherty, author
University of Kent at Canterbury