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Token Professionals And Master Critics: A Critique Of Orthodoxy In Literary Studies James J. Sosnoski

Token Professionals And Master Critics: A Critique Of Orthodoxy In Literary Studies

James J. Sosnoski

Published March 1st 1994
ISBN : 9780791418109
Paperback
272 pages
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This book addresses literary critics in mainstream institutions who, though they vastly outnumber their colleagues in more prestigious institutions, have little voice in the profession. It examines the structures through which the institution ofMoreThis book addresses literary critics in mainstream institutions who, though they vastly outnumber their colleagues in more prestigious institutions, have little voice in the profession. It examines the structures through which the institution of literary critical pressures its members to accept orthodoxy/heterodoxy as categories to describe their work, which in turn provokes theory wars. This opposition produces a method/application dichotomy that renders members pursuits scientistic.