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Hutcheon, Linda 1947-

Works: 132 works in 697 publications in 9 languages and 18,893 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Biographies  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Interviewee, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PN3503, 782.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linda Hutcheon
Irony's edge : the theory and politics of irony by Linda Hutcheon( )

36 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 2,257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is the growing sense that irony has emerged as a mode of expression that is strangely out of vogue. The popular press has veritably written it off as a means of critique. Politicians and pundits seldom use it. And when they do, it tends either to miss its intended mark or, for that matter, induce widespread cognitive failure. Yet, irony is a complex rhetorical move. It depends on deep and shared levels of understanding, knowing namely, that one means what one doesn't mean and that that actually means something else completely. It produces a "scene." In Irony's edge, Linda Hutcheon examines the nature of this "scene." She explores what constitutes irony, how irony functions, in what ways it is political, and how it disrupts the space between expression and understanding. She examines irony not only as an intercommunicative act, but as a discursive practice that is, in many ways, a cultural event, which happens in discrete and often sophisticated ways. She analyzes irony's logic and the way in which it operates in relations to concepts of difference and identity, intentionality and interpretation, and the inappropriate and the appropriate. She examines these concerns vis-a-vis an array of references gathered from contemporary and modern culture. She looks at works such as the novels of Umberto Eco, the operas and symphonies of Richard Wagner, and the art of Anselm Kiefer. She focuses on popular cultural figures such as Madonna and the recent film of Shakespeare's Henry V. Her book is one of the first synthesized theoretical accounts of the cultural phenomenology of irony. In Irony's edge, Hutcheon elaborates upon her earlier work on parody (A theory of parody) and scrutinizes the mechanics of irony in fundamentally salient and critical ways
The politics of postmodernism by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

66 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in 5 languages and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the politic of representation, focusing on both mass media and high art forms
A poetics of postmodernism : history, theory, fiction by Linda Hutcheon( )

77 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Poetics of Postmodernism is neither a defense nor a denunciation of the postmodern. It continues the project of Linda Hutcheon's Narcissistic Narrative and A Theory of Parody in studying formal self-consciousness in art, but adds to this both an historical and an ideological dimension. Modelled on postmodern architecture, postmodernism is the name given here to current cultural practices characterized by major paradoxes of form and of ideology. The "poetics" of postmodernism offered here is drawn from these contradictions, as seen in the intersecting concerns of both contemporary theory and cultural practice. - Publisher
Narcissistic narrative : the metafictional paradox by Linda Hutcheon( )

67 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linda Hutcheon, in this original study, examines the modes, forms and techniques of narcissistic fiction, that is, fiction which includes within itself some sort of commentary on its own narrative and/or linguistic nature. Her analysis is further extended to discuss the implications of such a development for both the theory of the novel and reading theory. Having placed this phenomenon in its historical context Linda Hutcheon uses the insights of various reader-response theories to explore the paradox created by metafiction: the reader is, at the same time, co-creator of the self-reflexive text and distanced from it because of its very self-reflexiveness. She illustrates her analysis through the works of novelists such as Fowles, Barth, Nabokov, Calvino, Borges, Carpentier, and Aquin. For the paperback edition of this important book a preface has been added which examines developments since first publication
Opera : the art of dying by Linda Hutcheon( )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 1,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contrasting the experience of morality in opera to that in tragedy, the Hutcheons find a mote apt analogy in the medieval custom of contemplatio mortis - a dramatized exercise in imagining one's own death that prepared one for the inevitable end and helped one enjoy the life that remained. From the perspective of a contemporary audience, they explore concepts of mortality embodied in both the common and the more obscure operatic repertoire: the terror of death (in Poulene's Dialogues of the Carmelites); the longing for death (in Wagner's Tristan and Isolde); preparation for the good death (in Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung); and suicide (in Puccini's Madame Butterfly). In works by Janacek, Ullmann, Berg, and Britten, among others, the Hutcheons examine how death is made to feel logical and even right morally, psychologically, and artistically - how, in the art of opera, we rehearse death in order to give life meaning."--Jacket
A Postmodern reader by Joseph P Natoli( )

13 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"These readings are organized into four sections. The first explores the wellsprings of the debates in the relationship between the postmodern and the enterprise it both continues and contravenes: modernism. Here philosophers, social and political commentators, as well as cultural and literary analysts present controversial background essays on the complex history of postmodernism. The readings in the second section debate the possibility - or desirability - of trying to define the postmodern, given its cultural agenda of decentering, challenging, even undermining the guiding "master" narratives of postmodernism's Western culture. The readings in the third section explore postmodernism's complicated complicity with these very narratives, while the fourth section moves from theory to practice in order to investigate, in a variety of fields, the common denominators of the postmodern condition in action."--Jacket
A theory of adaptation by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

46 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persuasive and illuminating, 'A Theory of Adaptation' is a bold rethinking of how adaptation works across all media and genres that may put an end to the age-old question of whether the book was better than the movie, or the opera, or the theme park
A theory of parody : the teachings of twentieth-century art forms by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

45 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this major study of a flexible and multifaceted mode of expression, Linda Hutcheon looks at works of modern literature, visual art, music, film, theater, and architecture to arrive at a comprehensive assessment of what parody is and what it does. Hutcheon identifies parody as one of the major forms of modern self-reflexivity, one that marks the intersection of invention and critique and offers an important mode of coming to terms with the texts and discourses of the past. Looking at works as diverse as Tom Stoppard's "Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead", Brian de Palma's "Dressed to Kill", Woody Allen's "Zelig", Karlheinz Stockhausen's "Hymnen", James Joyce's "Ulysses", and Magritte's "This Is Not a Pipe", Hutcheon discusses the remarkable range of intent in modern parody while distinguishing it from pastiche, burlesque, travesty, and satire. She shows how parody, through ironic playing with multiple conventions, combines creative expression with critical commentary. Its productive-creative approach to tradition results in a modern recoding that establishes difference at the heart of similarity
The Canadian postmodern : a study of contemporary English-Canadian fiction by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The postmodern novel was a surprisingly and often poorly understood phenomenon of the 1980s and 90s, in which many artists explored issues of how art represents the world. These works are characterized by a certain self-reflexivity, a determination to foreground the process of artistic creation, and the previously often backgrounded role played by the artist. Linda Hutcheon's groundbreaking exploration of postmodernism in Canadian fiction, first published in 1988, provides a clear and fascinating explanation of this tendency towards self-consciousness and self-parody in many of the novels of this period. Her original choice of a cover design by artist Nigel Scott is a clue to the self-reflexive nature of postmodern art, and is reproduced again in his new edition of Hutcheon's excellent study. The Canadian Postmodern examines the theory and practice of postmodernism as seen through both contemporary cultural theory and the writings of Audrey Thomas, Michael Ondaatje, Robert Kroetsch, Margaret Atwood, Timothy Findley, Jack Hodgins, Aritha Van Herk, Leonard Cohen, Susan Swan, Clark Blaise, George Bowering, and others
Opera : desire, disease, death by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This fascinating book looks at well-known operas in which love, sexual desire, illness, and death are inextricably linked. The result is an unprecedented view of the operas themselves and the societies in which they were created." "The book focuses on operatic representations of disease and on the ways in which operas associate illness with sexuality, gender, and desire. The authors consider the frequent operatic alliance of tuberculosis with female sexuality (as in Verdi's La Traviata and Puccini's La Boheme); the relation between venereal disease and the moral transgression or failure of male heroes (as in Wagner's Parsifal and Stravinsky's The Rake's Progress); and the association of cholera and homosexual desire in Berg's Lulu and Britten's Death in Venice. A virtuosic chapter considers how assorted operas have identified smoking with sexuality and rebellion. The conclusion considers parallels between earlier operatic representations of disease and recent cultural and scientific representations of AIDS."--Jacket
Genre, trope, gender : essays by Northrop Frye( )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bodily charm : living opera by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four last songs : aging and creativity in Verdi, Strauss, Messiaen, and Britten by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

13 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aging and creativity can seem a particularly fraught relationship for artists, who often face age-related difficulties as their audience's expectations are at a peak. In Four Last Songs, Linda and Michael Hutcheon explore this issue via the late works of some of the world's greatest composers. Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901), Richard Strauss (1864-1949), Olivier Messiaen (1908-92), and Benjamin Britten (1913-76) all wrote operas late in life, pieces that reveal unique responses to the challenges of growing older. Verdi's Falstaff, his only comedic success, combated Richard Wagner's influence by introducing young Italian composers to a new model of national music. Strauss, on the other hand, struggling with personal and political problems in Nazi Germany, composed the self-reflexive Capriccio, a life review of opera and his own legacy. Though it exhausted him physically and emotionally, Messiaen at the age of seventy-five finished his only opera, Saint François d'Assise, which marked the pinnacle of his career. Britten, meanwhile, suffering from heart problems, refused surgery until he had completed his masterpiece, Death in Venice. For all four composers, age, far from sapping their creative power, provided impetus for some of their best accomplishments. With its deft treatment of these composers' final years and works, Four Last Songs provides a valuable look at the challenges--and opportunities--that present themselves as artists grow older [Publisher description]
Formalism and the Freudian aesthetic : the example of Charles Mauron by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study has a double focus: in the first place, it seeks to chart the parallel re-evaluation of both formalism and psychology in twentieth-century literary theory by using the work and career of the French literary critic, Charles Mauron (1899–1966) as a scaffolding. Using a structure of biography and literary history, it investigates Mauron's rather odd position, both inside and outside two different critical contexts, the French and the English, a position that makes his work a particularly revealing reflection of the diverse critical trends and tensions of our age. The second focus of this study is suggested in the tension in Mauron's work created by his need to objectivise the subjective. The recent conflicts between continental and British criticism or, more generally, between the new formalism (represented by structuralism and semiotics) and the liberal humanist tradition raise an important contemporary issue prefigured in Mauron. The broader context of his work is that of the eternal theoretical debate regarding the designation of literary criticism as an objective or a subjective activity, as a science or as the ultimate human and humane act
Rethinking literary history : a dialogue on theory( Book )

13 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of five essays by major scholars reconsiders various aspects of literary history, including key questions in contemporary literary theory such as the idea of nations and nationalism, racial memory, and colonialism and postcolonialism. Some twenty years ago, when the influence of poststructuralist theory became predominant in literary theory, traditional literary history was pushed to the margins by critiques of its teleological assumptions and uncritical acceptance of Eurocentric ideologies. In Rethinking Literary History, five major scholars, practicing literary historians and literary theorists, revisit literary history, deploying the strategies developed in literary and cultural studies over the past two decades." "The authors provide synoptic and wide-ranging discussions of each issue, and the interchange between the various authors in which they reflect on, argue with, and "rethink" each other's formulations reinforces the dialogic structure of the volume. A substantial afterword by a leading scholar rounds out the notable arguments contained in this book, a must-have for literary theorists and historians."--Jacket
Splitting images : contemporary Canadian ironies by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

10 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remembering postmodernism : trends in recent Canadian art by Mark A Cheetham( Book )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Other solitudes : Canadian multicultural fictions( Book )

14 editions published between 1990 and 1997 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking literary history-- comparatively by Mario J Valdés( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborative historiography : a comparative literary history of Latin America by Linda Hutcheon( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A poetics of postmodernism : history, theory, fiction
The politics of postmodernismA poetics of postmodernism : history, theory, fictionOpera : the art of dyingA Postmodern readerA theory of adaptationA theory of parody : the teachings of twentieth-century art formsOpera : desire, disease, deathBodily charm : living opera
Alternative Names
Hutcheon, Linda

Hutcheon, Linda Ann Marie Bortolotti

Hutcheon Linda Ann Marie Bortolotti 1947-....

Linda Hutcheon Canadees specialiste in literatuur

Linda Hutcheon Canadian academic

Linda Hutcheon kanadische Literaturtheoretikerin

ليندا هتشيون، 1947-

허천, 린다

ハッチオン, リンダ