English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory

Sublime Objects of Theology

Authors: Cefalu, Paul

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This book offers the first sustained assessment of the ways in which recent contemporary philosophy and cultural theory - including the work of Giorgio Agamben, Alain Badiou, Eric Santner, Slavoj Zizek, and Alenka Zupancic - can illuminate Early Modern literature and culture.

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PAUL CEFALU is an Associate Professor in the Department of English, Lafayette College, Pennysylvania, USA.

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'This new work pushes the 'return to religion' into a 'return to theory,' pursued via exegetical and philosophical frameworks firmly located in the period of study, but with their roots and branches leading far wider than any 'contextual' approach could adequately map. In Cefalu's study, engagement with theology brings forward concepts, concerns and modes of reading that are born out of specific historical situations, traumas and debates, but are not reducible to them, modeling a theoretical approach to literature that is hermeneutically grounded in the very stuff of Western literariness (namely, its religious tropes, rhythms, and figures). Cefalu's chosen paradigm for encountering 'the sublime objects of theology' is Lacanian psychoanalysis, in the cultural and ethical spin given to it in the masterful work of Slavoj i ek and other members of the Slovenian school, including Mladen Dolor and Alenka Zupancic. This is a very timely book.' - Julia Reinhard Lupton, Professor of English and Comparative Literature


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Renaissance Literature and Contemporary Theory
Book Subtitle
Sublime Objects of Theology
Authors
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-60749-1
DOI
10.1057/9780230607491
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-7669-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-53730-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 217
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