The Emperor Redressed

Author: Dwight Eddins
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817357947
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The Emperor Redressed from the Author: Dwight Eddins. The essays in this volume represent a collective questioning of the poststructuralist ascendancy, and of the assumptions involved therein, by a group of prominent scholars and critics: M. H. Abrams, Nina Baym, Frederick Crews, Ihab Hassan, David Lehman, Richard Levin, Paisley Livingston, Saul Morson, and John Searle. Assembled at The University of Alabama for the 1992 symposium from which this book takes its title, these scholars were charged with the task of examining the truth-value, methodology, practice, and humanistic status of poststructuralist theories and with speculating on what their conclusions portend for the future of theory. Some of the deficiencies "uncovered" in the emperor's apparel include the failure of poststructuralist theory to answer to the complexities of literary experience, its tendency to be self-ratifying, its betrayal of the feminist achievement, its conflation of style and logic, its attempt to impose apocalyptic finalities on history's open-endedness, and its ignorance of much in current language philosophy. The writings of Jacques Derrida, in particular, come in for skeptical scrutiny by Abrams, Livingston, and Searle. The book concludes with a lively panel discussion in which the audience joins the fray.

Redressing The Emperor

Author: John S. Lyons
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275981433
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Redressing The Emperor from the Author: John S. Lyons. An engaging treatise on the state of our children's mental health system, explaining why needed improvements are non-existent or inconsistent, and describing two strategies to fuel evolution of the system for better service to our youngsters.