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Belsey, Catherine

Overview
Works: 58 works in 392 publications in 6 languages and 10,838 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: PN81, 822.33
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Most widely held works about Catherine Belsey
 
Most widely held works by Catherine Belsey
Critical practice by Catherine Belsey( Book )

88 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is poststructuralist theory, and what difference does it make to literary criticism? Where do we find the meaning of the text: in the author's head? in the reader's? Or do we, instead, make meaning in the practice of reading itself? If so, what part do our own values play in the process of interpretation? And what is the role of the text? Catherine Belsey considers these and other questions concerning the relations between human beings and language, readers and texts, writing and cultural politics. Assuming no prior knowledge of poststructuralism, Critical Practice guides the reader confidently through the maze of contemporary theory. It simply and lucidly explains the views of key figures such as Louis Althusser, Roland Barthes, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida, and shows their theories at work in readings of familiar literary texts. Critical Practice argues that theory matters, because it makes a difference to what we do when we read, opening up new possibilities for literary and cultural analysis. Poststructuralism, in conjunction with psychoanalysis and deconstruction, makes radical change to the way we read both a priority and a possibility. With a new chapter, updated guidance on further reading and revisions throughout, this second edition of Critical Practice is the ideal guide to the present and future of literary studies
The Feminist reader : essays in gender and the politics of literary criticism( Book )

48 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 989 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthology which makes available a collection of essays on feminist critical theory and practice, that does justice to the range and diversity of feminism. The essays start with the patriarchal nature of the canon and the relative exclusion of women from literary history. Further on the implications of this are considered: Is writing necessarily feminist? What kind of literary history would serve the needs of feminism? Is there a women's language? Consists of the following contributions: Introduction: the story so far / Catherine Belsey and Jane Moore ; Women and literary history / Dale Spender ; The true story of how I became my own person / Rosaling Coward ; The difference of view / Mary Jacobus ; Representing women: re-presenting the past / Gillian Beer ; Sexual linguistics: gender, language, sexuality / Sandra M. Gilbert and Susan Gubar ; Sorties: out and out: attacks/ways out/forays / Hélène Cixous ; Feminist, female, feminine / Toril Moi ; Women and madness: the critical phallacy / Shoshan Felman ; Promises, promises: the fictional philosophy in Mary Wollstonecraft's 'Vindication of the rights of woman' / Jane Moore ; Three women's texts and a critique of imperialism [Charlotte Brontë 'Jane Eyre' ; Jean Rhys 'Wide Sargasso Sea' ; Mary Shelley 'Frankenstein: or, The modern Prometheus']/ Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak ; Women's time / Julia Kristeva
Why Shakespeare? by Catherine Belsey( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Belsey takes traditional tales as a starting point to argue against the cultural materialists who claim Shakespeare's iconic status is no more than an accident of history. Each chapter shows how one of Shakespeare's best-known plays retells with a difference stories familiar both then and now
Post-structuralism : a very short introduction by Catherine Belsey( Book )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Opening with a disagreement between Lewis Carroll's Alice and Humpty Dumpty over the question of meaning, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led postructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture." "While Catherine Belsey discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, Foucault, and Lacan, as well as Kristeva, Lyotard and Zizek, she also draws pertinent examples from literature, art, film, and popular culture, including Shakespeare's sonnets and Toni Morrison's Beloved, Titian and Baz Luhrmann, to explore the poststructuralist account of what it means to be a human being."--Jacket
The subject of tragedy : identity and difference in Renaissance drama by Catherine Belsey( Book )

32 editions published between 1985 and 2015 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare and the loss of Eden : the construction of family values in early modern culture by Catherine Belsey( Book )

26 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Shakespeare and the Loss of Eden, Catherine Belsey treats Shakespeare's plays as the location of cultural history rather than as isolated works of art, and uniquely analyzes visual and written material side by side, to explore the emergence of family values." "Detailed readings of the plays reveal a wealth of information on the domestication of desire in marriage, parental love and cruelty, and sibling rivalry."--Jacket
John Milton : language, gender, power by Catherine Belsey( Book )

12 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare in theory and practice by Catherine Belsey( Book )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these essays, brought together here for the first time, world-renowned critic Catherine Belsey puts theory to work in order to register Shakespeare's powers of seduction, together with his moment in history. Teasing out the meanings of the narrative poems, as well as some of the more familiar plays, Shakespeare in Theory and Practice demonstrates the possibilities of an attention to textuality that also draws on the archive. A reading of the Sonnets, written specially for this book, analyses their intricate and ambivalent inscription of desire. This book shows how texts can be seen to offer access to the dissonances of the past when theory finds an outcome in practice."--Jacket
Desire : love stories in Western culture by Catherine Belsey( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and the real : theorizing cultural criticism by Catherine Belsey( Book )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes us the people we are? Culture evidently plays a part, but how large a part? Is culture alone the source of our identities? Some have argued that human nature is the foundation of culture, others that culture is the foundation of human identity. Catherine Belsey now calls for a more nuanced, relational account of what it is to be human, and in doing so puts forward a significant new theory of culture. Culture and the Real explains with Professor Belsey's characteristic lucidity the views of recent theorists, including Jean-Francois Lyotard, Judith Butler and Slavoj Zizek, as well as their debt to the earlier work of Kant and Hegel, in order to take issue with their accounts of what it is to be human. To explore the human, she demonstrates, is to acknowledge the relationship between culture and what we don't know: not the familiar world picture presented to us by culture as 'reality', but the unsayable, or the strange region that lies beyond culture, which Lacan has called 'the real'. Culture, she argues, registers a sense of its own limits in ways more subtle than the theorists allow
Privileging difference by Antony Easthope( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book is vintage Easthope: wide-ranging, fearless, witty and a radical challenge to complacency wherever it is to be found."--Jacket
A future for criticism by Catherine Belsey( Book )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Future for Criticism considers why fiction gives so much pleasure, and the neglect of this issue in contemporary criticism. type="disc"> Offers a brief, lively, and accessible account of a new direction for critical practice, from one of Britain's most prominent literary theorists and critics Proposes a new path for future criticism, more open to reflecting on the pleasures of fiction Written in a clear, jargon-free style, and illustrated throughout with numerous examples
Critical approaches to Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a range of critical approaches to the Bard, including postcolonialism, feminism, new historicism, and cultural materialism
Romeo and Juliet : language and writing by Catherine Belsey( Book )

8 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everyone knows the story of the star-crossed lovers but close attention to the language of the play can deepen and darken the legend. As icons of passion, Romeo and Juliet reveal the recklessness, as well as the idealism, of desire in a violent world. Catherine Belsey shows how you can tease out the play's subtle meanings and goes on to discuss key adaptations, including the classic Baz Lurhmann film
Was ist Literaturgeschichte? by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poststrukturalismus by Catherine Belsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in German and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism by Catherine Belsey( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the heart of criticism lies one question: What do you think of it? Every time we comment on an artefact, whether a poem, a play, a painting, a novel or a piano concerto, we are acting as critics, making our own judgements and interpretations. Among the most fundamental of human intellectual activities, criticism offers a starting point for many of our journeys towards understanding.Focusing particularly on stories, plays and poems, Criticism traces the central concepts and controversies in criticism, from Plato to Derrida, and from Romanticism to the death of the author. In the process, it reflects on criticism itself, the possibilities and options that confront casual readers, as well as reviewers, members of reading groups, students and teachers of English. How far do we make conscious choices about how and what we read (or view)? What do we conventionally look for in fiction? And what might we look for if we went beyond the conventional?"--Publisher's website
Il neostoricismo( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Italian and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism : Ideas in Profile by Catherine Belsey( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Subject of Tragedy (Routledge Revivals) : Identity and Difference in Renaissance Drama by Catherine Belsey( )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1985, The Subject of Tragedy takes the drama of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as the starting point for an analysis of the differential identities of man and woman. Catherine Belsey charts, in a range of fictional and non-fictional texts, the production in the Renaissance of a meaning for subjectivity that is identifiably modern. The subject of liberal humanism - self-determining, free origin of language, choice and action - is highlighted as the product of a specific period in which man was the subject to which woman was related
 
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Why Shakespeare?
Alternative Names
Belsey, Kate 1940-

Catherine Belsey britische Shakespeare-Gelehrte

Khætthœ̄rīn Bēnsī

كاثرين بيلسي، 1940-

แคทเธอรีน เบลซีย์

벨지, 캐더린

벨지, 캐서린

ベルジー, キャサリン

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The Feminist reader : essays in gender and the politics of literary criticismWhy Shakespeare?Post-structuralism : a very short introductionShakespeare and the loss of Eden : the construction of family values in early modern cultureShakespeare in theory and practiceDesire : love stories in Western cultureCulture and the real : theorizing cultural criticismPrivileging differenceA future for criticism