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Belsey, Catherine

Overview
Works: 61 works in 429 publications in 7 languages and 11,522 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Literature  Popular works 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Commentator, Contributor
Classifications: PN81, 822.33
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Catherine Belsey
 
Most widely held works by Catherine Belsey
Shakespeare in theory and practice by Catherine Belsey( )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 1,786 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
Critical practice by Catherine Belsey( Book )

90 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,772 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 )

53 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 1,004 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 943 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 )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 912 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
Culture and the real : theorizing cultural criticism by Catherine Belsey( )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Japanese and held by 823 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
The subject of tragedy : identity and difference in Renaissance drama by Catherine Belsey( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

32 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 740 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 )

13 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Criticism by Catherine Belsey( )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 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 ?" (description par l'éditeur)
A future for criticism by Catherine Belsey( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 467 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
Desire : love stories in Western culture by Catherine Belsey( Book )

12 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Privileging difference by Antony Easthope( Book )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Difference, the key term in deconstruction, has broken free of its rigorous philosophical context in the work of Jacques Derrida, and turned into an excuse for doing theory the easy way. Celebrating variety for its own sake, Anthony Easthope argues, cultural criticism too readily ignores the role of the text itself in addressing the desire of the reader. With characteristic directness, he takes to task the foremost theorists of the current generation one by one, including Edward Said and Homi Bhabha, Donna Haraway, Rosi Braidotti and Judith Butler, Terry Eagleton and Slavoj Zizek. In a final tour de force, he contrasts what he calls the two Jakes - Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida - to bring out the way their respective theories need each other
Romeo and Juliet : language and writing by Catherine Belsey( )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 203 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
Critical approaches to Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 63 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
Was ist Literaturgeschichte? by Stephen Greenblatt( Book )

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

Il neostoricismo( Book )

5 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in Italian and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European English now( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 10 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 9 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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Shakespeare in theory and practice
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Critical practiceThe Feminist reader : essays in gender and the politics of literary criticismWhy Shakespeare?Post-structuralism : a very short introductionCulture and the real : theorizing cultural criticismShakespeare and the loss of Eden : the construction of family values in early modern cultureA future for criticismDesire : love stories in Western culturePrivileging difference
Alternative Names
Belsey, Kate 1940-

Catherine Belsey britische Shakespeare-Gelehrte

Catherine Belsey schrijfster uit Verenigd Koninkrijk (1940-)

Khætthœ̄rīn Bēnsī

كاثرين بيلسي، 1940-

แคทเธอรีน เบลซีย์

벨지, 캐더린

벨지, 캐서린

ベルジー, キャサリン

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