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Ellis, John M. (John Martin) 1936-

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Works: 21 works in 183 publications in 9 languages and 7,910 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion pictures  History  Oral histories  Abstracts  Interviews 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works about John M Ellis
 
Most widely held works by John M Ellis
Literature lost : social agendas and the corruption of the humanities by John M Ellis( )

14 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 2,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the span of less than a generation, university humanities departments have experienced an almost unbelievable reversal of attitudes, now attacking and undermining what had previously been considered best and most worthy in the Western tradition. John M. Ellis here scrutinizes the new regime in humanistic studies. He offers a careful, intelligent analysis that exposes the weaknesses of notions that are fashionable in humanities today. In a clear voice, with forceful logic, he speaks out against the orthodoxy that has installed race, gender, and class perspectives at the center of college humanities curricula
Against deconstruction by John M Ellis( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The focus of any genuinely new piece of criticism or interpretation must be on the creative act of finding the new, but deconstruction puts the matter the other way around: its emphasis is on debunking the old. But aside from the fact that this program is inherently uninteresting, it is, in fact, not at all clear that it is possible. ... [T]he naivete of the crowd is deconstruction's very starting point, and its subsequent move is as much an emotional as an intellectual leap to a position that feels different as much in the one way as the other. . . ."--The book
One fairy story too many : the Brothers Grimm and their tales by John M Ellis( Book )

16 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in 4 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The theory of literary criticism : a logical analysis by John M Ellis( Book )

41 editions published between 1974 and 1988 in English and Spanish and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Narration in the German novelle; theory and interpretation by John M Ellis( Book )

14 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heinrich von Kleist : studies in the character and meaning of his writings by John M Ellis( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and German and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language, thought, and logic by John M Ellis( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a field "which seems to tempt everyone to begin again conceptually at the beginning," Ellis observes, many of the initial assumptions made by people who talk and theorize about language are logical mistakes virtually impossible to recover from once made. From this reorientation, Ellis argues that categorization, not syntax, is the most fundamental aspect and process of language, and that neither anything else in language nor, indeed, its purposes can be properly understood until the nature of categorization has been grasped. In the same spirit, he analyzes the notion of grammar and the place of language in human thought. He examines some traditional problems of philosophy in an attempt to show both how they result from an inadequate theory of language and how the view of language developed here leads to a solution of these problems and thus to a redirection of inquiry in the field, and suggests that the process of inquiry in the discipline of linguistics has been fundamentally misdirected because of the logical errors discussed. Supporting these incisive arguments with lucid criticisms of Chomsky and demonstrations of common misreadings of Saussure and Whorf, Ellis establishes a new general picture of linguistic theory and suggests the major implications of that picture. Powerful, rigorous, and innovative, Language, Thought, and Logic makes an important contribution to the understanding of contemporary linguistics."--Jacket
Schiller's kalliasbriefe and the study of his aesthetic theory by John M Ellis( Book )

15 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and German and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kleist's Prinz Friedrich von Homburg; a critical study by John M Ellis( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and German and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language and materialism : developments in semiology and the theory of the subject by Rosalind Coward( Book )

8 editions published between 1977 and 1986 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Structuralism and semiology are perhaps the most significant systems of study have developed this century; they are now central to an astonishing range of fields and disciplines ... This book ... provides an intelligent critical survey of the genesis of that area of the semiological discourse that we have come to know in Britain, in particular the contribution of Saussure, the structuralism of Lévi-Strauss and the decisive shifts achieved by Roland Barthes in the ensuing developments
UC Santa Cruz in the mid-1970s, a time of transition by John A Marcum( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitotsu yokeina otogibanashi( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visible fictions : cinema, television, video by John Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revised edition of this unique work, now a standard text, John Ellis combines an examination of the cinema and television industries with a detailed analysis of their aesthetic and semiotic characteristics. John Ellis uses new developments in theory of narrative and the place of the spectator to re-explore his definition of cinema and broadcast TV as interdependent rather than interchangeable cultural forms, with their own distinct social roles. In a new chapter, he discusses the meaning routines' fundamental to television broadcasting in TV news and soaps, and explores the legacy of the home video boom of the eighties and the replacement of the drive-in with the stay-in'. Considering whether, as its cultural importance diminishes, television is now about to experience a kind of liberation, he expresses his notion of an unfolding and unpredictable revolution in broadcasting
Različnost literature by John M Ellis( )

1 edition published in 2007 in Slovenian and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Schiller's Kalliasbriefe and the study of his aesthetic theory by John M Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Schiller's Kalliasbriefe and the study of this aesthetic theory by John M Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Schiller's K̀alliasbriefe' : a critical re-examination of the text and of traditional methods of interpreting Schiller's aesthetics by John M Ellis( )

2 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Munhak ŭi iron = The theory of literary criticism: a logical analysis by John M Ellis( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Literatura utracona : programy społeczne a rozkład humanistyki by John M Ellis( )

1 edition published in 2009 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Literature Lost : Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities by John M Ellis( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With forceful logic, Professor John M. Ellis contends that humanistic education today, far from being historically aware, relies on anachronistic thinking. Ellis speaks out against an orthodoxy that has installed race, gender, and class perspectives at the center of college humanities curricula, and proposes change to repair the damage
 
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Literature lost : social agendas and the corruption of the humanities
Alternative Names
Ellis, J. M.

Ellis, J. M. 1936-

Ellis, J. M. (John Martin)

Ellis, J. M. (John Martin), 1936-

Ellis, John.

Ellis, John M.

Ellis, John Martin.

Ellis, John Martin 1936-

Martin Ellsi, John 1936-

אליס, ג׳ון

אליס, ג'ון מרטין 1936-

עליס, ג'ון מרטין 1936-

エリス, ジョン・M.

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Against deconstructionNarration in the German novelle; theory and interpretationLiterature Lost : Social Agendas and the Corruption of the Humanities