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Harpham, Geoffrey Galt 1946-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 186 publications in 3 languages and 7,528 library holdings
Genres: Terminology  Terms and phrases  Dictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Academic theses 
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Most widely held works by Geoffrey Galt Harpham
The ascetic imperative in culture and criticism by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

26 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and held by 1,585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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A glossary of literary terms by M. H Abrams( Book )

53 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature
Language alone : the critical fetish of modernity by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 1,045 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did the concept of language come to dominate modern intellectual history? In Language Alone, Geoffrey Galt Harpham provides at once the most comprehensive survey and most telling critique of the pervasive role of language in modern thought. He shows how thinkers in such diverse fields as philosophy, psychoanalysis, anthropology, and literary theory have made progress by referring their most difficult theoretical problems to what they presumed were the facts of language
The humanities and the dream of America by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this bracing and original book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that today's humanities are an invention of the American academy in the years following World War II, when they were first conceived as an expression of American culture and an instrument of American national interests. The humanities portray a "dream of America" in two senses: they represent an aspiration of Americans since the first days of the Republic for a state so secure and prosperous that people could enjoy and appreciate culture for its own sake; and they embody in academic terms an idealized conception of the American national character. Although they are struggling to retain their status in America, the concept of the humanities has spread to other parts of the world and remains one of America's most distinctive and valuable contributions to higher education. The Humanities and the Dream of America explores a number of linked problems that have emerged in recent years: the role, at once inspiring and disturbing, played by philology in the formation of the humanities; the reasons for the humanities' perpetual state of "crisis"; the shaping role of philanthropy in the humanities; and the new possibilities for literary study offered by the subject of pleasure. Framed by essays that draw on Harpham's pedagogical experiences abroad and as a lecturer at the U.S. Air Force Academy, as well as his vantage as director of the National Humanities Center, this book provides an essential perspective on the history, ideology, and future of this important topic. --Publisher description
On the grotesque : strategies of contradiction in art and literature by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

12 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of us : the mastery of Joseph Conrad by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph Conrad has traditionally been seen as a master - a master mariner, master storyteller, master of the secrets of the human heart, master of fictional technique. Recently, however, these compliments have given way to charges that Conrad is complicit in the various masteries associated with racism, imperialism, and the patriarchy. In this book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham inquires not only into Conrad's work and reputation, but also into the idea of mastery as such
Shadows of ethics : criticism and the just society by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Getting it right : language, literature, and ethics by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a critical scene deeply troubled by questions of justice and responsibility, and beset by political and moral scandals, no issue in recent years has been more urgent or more unsettled than the question of ethics. Geoffrey Galt Harpham, whose previous book, The Ascetic Imperative in Culture and Criticism, was one of the first to announce the critical renewal of ethics, attempts in this new book to explain why ethical questions resist settlement. He urges a new account of ethics not as a stable set of principles, values, or prescriptions, but as a variable factor of "imperativity" immanent in language, analysis, narrative, and creation. Through extended explorations of such subjects as the ambivalent position of "the other" in ethics, the relation between politics and ethics, the problem of "morality," the entailment of ethics by language, the roles of pleasure and conversion, and the ethics of analysis, narrative, and creation, Harpham argues that ethics is best conceived not as a kind of philosophy or as a guide to action, but as a "conceptual base," a hub or matrix from which various discourses, disciplines, or practices fan out and in which they meet--typically at the cost of their own theoretical coherence. This original and wide-ranging meditation argues persuasively for a sense of ethics underlying otherwise competing discourses. More profoundly perhaps than any recent book, Getting It Right suggests how the heterodox energies currently dividing the humanities might converge
The character of criticism by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why are some critical texts more compelling, memorable, or engaging than others? Can criticism be judged as a discourse of description, explanation, and analysis alone, or do our evaluations reflect other kinds of investments in it? In this book, Geoffrey Galt Harpham argues that the most powerful and effective criticism demands to be read as an expression of a distinctive sensibility, a way of being in the world; it demands, in other words, to be read as a discourse of character. Through a series of detailed and intimate intellectual portraits of leading critics--Elaine Scarry, Martha Nussbaum, Slavoj Zizek, and Edward Said--Harpham unfolds the complex and indirect ways in which human character is expressed in criticism. A final chapter on "Criticism in a State of Terror" assesses the contemporary situation. The Character of Criticism represents not just a snapshot of contemporary criticism but a fresh approach to criticism itself that clarifies the stakes involved for writers and readers of criticism alike. It does so not by making difficult thinking easy but by making it stranger--more idiosyncratic, exotic, and singular
What do you think, Mr. Ramirez? : the American revolution in education by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

10 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Geoffrey Galt Harpham met a Cuban immigrant on a college campus, who told of arriving, penniless and undocumented, in the 1960s and eventually earning a GED and making his way to a community college. In a literature course one day, the professor asked him, 'Mr. Ramirez, what do you think?' The question, said Ramirez, changed his life because 'it was the first time anyone had asked me that.' Realizing that his opinion had value set him on a course that led to his becoming a distinguished professor. That, says Harpham, was the midcentury promise of American education, the deep current of commitment and aspiration that undergirded the educational system that was built in the postwar years, and is under extended assault today. The United States was founded, he argues, on the idea that interpreting its foundational documents was the highest calling of opinion, and for a brief moment at midcentury, the country turned to English teachers as the people best positioned to train students to thrive as interpreters--which is to say as citizens of a democracy. Tracing the roots of that belief in the humanities through American history, Harpham builds a strong case that, even in very different contemporary circumstances, the emphasis on social and cultural knowledge that animated the midcentury university is a resource that we can, and should, draw on today." -- From the cover
On the grotesque : strategies of contradiction in art and literature by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the grotesque by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wen xue shu yu shou ce by M. H Abrams( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Chinese and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural degeneration and the grotesque in H.G. Wells and Jack London by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Grotesque, first principles by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethics by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Handbook of literary terms by M. H Abrams( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hunger of Martha Nussbaum by Geoffrey Galt Harpham( )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Imagining Auschwitz : postmodern representations of the Holocaust by Kristina Busse( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

This dissertation explores the Holocaust's relationship to modernity and postmodernity and the historic event's effects on a post-Holocaust world, culturally, socially as well as artistically. Showing the Holocaust's widespread influence on our postmodern unconscious, this study examines a variety of literary texts that demonstrate the haunting effects of the Holocaust on the present
A conversation with M.H. Abrams : Cornell University Department of English, July 21, 2012( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"As part of "M.H. Abrams at 100: A Weekend Celebration," three distinguished associates of Professor Abrams will give short talks in his honor, and will then converse with him about his career"--
 
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One of us : the mastery of Joseph Conrad
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A glossary of literary termsLanguage alone : the critical fetish of modernityThe humanities and the dream of AmericaOne of us : the mastery of Joseph ConradShadows of ethics : criticism and the just societyGetting it right : language, literature, and ethicsThe character of criticismOn the grotesque : strategies of contradiction in art and literature
Alternative Names
Galt Harpham, Geoffrey

Galt-Harpham, Geoffrey 1946-

Geoffrey Galt Harpham académico estadounidense

Geoffrey Galt Harpham American academic

Harpham, Geoffrey G.

Harpham, Geoffrey G. 1946-

Languages
English (174)

Chinese (4)

German (1)