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Guillory, John

Works: 30 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 5,568 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Case studies  Academic theses  History 
Roles: Author, Other, Editor, Creator
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Most widely held works by John Guillory
What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory by Judith Butler( )

21 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 2,308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For several years, a debate on the politics of theory has been conducted within literary studies. Questions covered include what is meant by politics, and does literature remain the same after theory? This text outlines the main arguments and isses
Cultural capital : the problem of literary canon formation by John Guillory( )

36 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 2,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final chapter of Cultural Capital examines recent theories of value judgment, which have strongly reaffirmed cultural relativism as the necessary implication of canon critique. Contrasting the relativist position with Pierre Bourdieu's very different sociology of judgment, Guillory concludes that the object of a revisionary critique of aesthetic evaluation should not be to discredit judgment, but to reform the conditions of its practice in the schools by universalizing access to the means of literary production and consumption
Poetic authority : Spenser, Milton, and literary history by John Guillory( Book )

10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pierre Bourdieu : fieldwork in culture by Nicholas Brown( )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The work of Pierre Bourdieu, one of the most influential French intellectuals of the twentieth century, has had an enormous impact on research in fields as diverse as aesthetics, education, anthropology, and sociology. Pierre Bourdieu: Fieldwork in Art, Literature, and Culture is the first collection of essays to focus specifically on the contribution of Bourdieu's thought to the study of cultural production
Pleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon by Frank Kermode( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The question of canon has been the subject of debate in academic circles for over 15 years. This book contains two lectures on this important subject by Sir Frank Kermode who reinterprets the question of canon formation in light of two related and central notions: pleasure and change
Forms of persuasion in nineteenth-century Britain by Maeve E Adams( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This "Age of Persuasion" ended in the second half of the nineteenth century when modern academic disciplines emerged, consigning specific forms of persuasion to specific fields of knowledge. Literary critical practices, in particular, took nascent shape when Matthew Arnold published Wordsworth's poetry without the prefaces, postscripts, footnotes, etc. that were integral to the original poetic text and its persuasive efforts to "make taste." Arnold reassigned these parts to the "critical" apparatus, granting the powers of persuasion to the domain of literary criticism. By reading under the rubric of persuasion, I retrieve the practices of an earlier era when strategies of persuasion permeated the entire field of writing
Habiliments of war: Armor and the construction of the early modern English subject by Susan Harlan( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation studies how sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English writers imbued armor with meaning and allowed it to negotiate crucial relationships between present and absent violence, self and other, and historical past and contemporary moment. This project considers literary, dramatic and visual representations of armor in states of wholeness and in states of destruction and reconstitution, the latter category of which includes the spoil of war and the military trophy, an anthropomorphic object comprised of the arms and armor of the vanquished. I argue that the notion of "spoiling" provides a means of understanding the early modern English subject's relationship to his literary and cultural past. Using the work of Walter Benjamin, who observes that spoils of war are both cultural treasures and objects of horror, I show that it is in an imagined military struggle between male bodies that the spoils of antiquity are claimed and reconstituted by writers of the period. The works I examine -- including Christopher Marlowe's Tamburlaine the Great, elegies and tributes to Sir Philip Sidney (including Lant's Roll), and Shakespeare's Roman plays -- claim or spoil armor as a means of exploring the relationship between militarism, artistic production, and subjectivity. I read these texts against pictorial representations of armor, including The Almain Armourer's Album, tapestries, early modern portraits, trophy books, and images of military triumphs. Drawing on studies of both print culture and early modern clothing, as well as on recent work on material culture and subject/object relations in Renaissance England, I consider not only the "life" of objects, a popular approach in contemporary criticism, but also how objects register the death and demise of subjects and cultures -- how objects, that is, can be both living and "dead" metaphors
The spectator & the blind man: Seeing & not-seeing in the wake of empiricism by Michelle Leona Goodin( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For certain early modern critics, such as Addison, the way to understand art and society is through the senses. However, by the middle of the eighteenth century, Burke turns again to the blind man and says something quite different than had been said before. He will empty vision of empirical sight, and he will cite real blind men as evidence for the possibility of describing the visible world without the means of sight. For Burke the vastness of augmented sight - microscopic and telescopic - suggest the sublime, but for others particularly Swift and Pope, the microscopic eye suggests a kind of too-much of seeing that is not unrelated to blindness itself. Lastly, I consider Samuel Johnson and his forty-year friendship with the blind lady Anna Williams, which at times suggests that his existential fears of death and doubts regarding Christianity are intimately bound up with the weightiest metaphorics of blindness
Accounting for talents: Representations of the coin in Renaissance England by David Landreth( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dissertation depicts the life of England's money in circulation through purses and through texts between 1540 and 1610. I not only portray coins as represented by literary practice, but examine the material coinage that survives from the Tudor period as itself a polymorphous representation: of value, of the money-form, of the monarch. The work responds to recent developments in the object-based criticism of 'material culture, ' but attempts to expand both the method and the scope of that practice: the method, by drawing upon word-image theory from the convergence of literary study and art history; and the scope, by asserting an object of study that is individuated neither by its production history nor by its life as a possession, but is entirely interchangeable and mass-produced. I present the coinage in four distinct constructions made available by different Renaissance discourses, some of them complementary and others contradictory. I argue that in the works of the mid-century 'commonwealth' writers the coinage represents the public standard of measure, a civic good wrongfully manipulated by the crown; while in the versions of prodigality described by sonnetteers and pamphletteers the coin becomes a private and individual burden. I then construe the impression of the stamp upon gold as an ontological problem in the temporal relation of matter within form, in Spenser's 'Mammon' episode in Book II of The Faerie Queene, and in Marlowe's Jew of Malta . Lastly, the records of counterfeiting trials and Shakespeare's Measure for Measure and Henry V alike display the coinage as a uniquely exposed, promiscuous representation of the Queen. These analyses converge in my argument to define the coin as a complex and historically specific instrument for the measurement of values, one which serves in turn to measure the Renaissance subject in relation not only to his or her possessions, but to the national market and to the state
English liberty and Turkish tyranny: The symbolic function of the East in Milton's poetry and prose by William G., III Kenton( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

European identity (that is Europeans' conception of themselves as European) was formed by the thousand year confrontation from the seventh to the seventeenth century with an aggressive and expansionist Islam. European Christians saw in Islam a symbolic inversion of themselves that was mapped onto geography on an East/West axis. Though Milton and his contemporaries were aware of differences between cultures and religions in the East and the complexities of history that produced these differences (for example Milton's differentiation of Saracens and Turks in Prolusion 7), they often overlooked them in order to deploy a set of commonplaces associated with Turks, Moors, and Saracens. Changes in the West from the end of the Middle Ages through the seventeenth century made possible the development of Orientalist discourse in the eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth centuries. I contend that the peculiar ideological construction of "the East" present in a proto-Orientalist discourse was an influence on Milton's effort to understand and practice Christianity, on his political worldview, and on his poetic practice. I conclude that Milton did recognize an East/West dichotomy, and that this dichotomy was expressed most obviously in his chorographic descriptions in Paradise Lost and Paradise Regained where he traces the rise and fall of empires across space and through time. Milton's understanding of the East comes from and draws on notions of Providential Christian history that posits the East as a point of fallen origin which will be redeemed at the second coming of Christ when geographic and political differences will be comprehended in the fullness of God. Throughout my dissertation I look at the promise of a recuperated East that is offset by a fear that the East remains obstinately unassimilated to this understanding of history
From political to personal: The changing "function of criticism" in nineteenth-century British periodicals by Sarah Nash( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My dissertation examines the nineteenth-century British periodical as the primary medium in which the modern practice of criticism was forged. In the roughly sixty years covered by this dissertation, periodical criticism underwent rapid changes. At the beginning of the century, criticism was most commonly found in book reviews, and its original purpose, as reflected in quarterlies like the Edinburgh Review, was to convey the periodical's political positions. Reviews were published anonymously and addressed their readers in a collective first-person plural voice. By the 1860s, in an indication that the function of criticism had changed, periodicals like the Fortnightly began to print signed criticism. Such criticism expressed the personal convictions of an individual critic rather than the interests of a larger group. I examine how the success of the mid-century literary monthly magazine (Bentley's Miscellany), with its serial novels and familiar essays, influenced this transformation. Periodical criticism after 1865 began to incorporate the friendly, approachable guide found in the mid-century literary magazines in order to reinvigorate criticism and keep it relevant for a readership experiencing rapid technological and political changes
From the Superfluous to the Supernumerary: Reading Gender into Paradise Lost by John Guillory( )

1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canon by John Guillory( )

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

Green and genial: Visions and versions of Huntian pastoral by Zachary Holbrook( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

My work in this project is not merely to describe or infer what Hunt meant when writing about pastoral, but to pick up where Hunt left off. He only half-elucidates his version of pastoral; the nature of his project was, like the nature of pastoral writing itself, a kind of gleaning of the best pastorals from England and Italy. In presenting his alternative genealogy of the genre, he anthologizes and narrates, but does not approach the generic question itself with critical rigor. Nevertheless, his work reveals a moment of unfamiliar and interesting instability in the nineteenth-century life of genres. I will show how Hunt's disparate-seeming examples are of a piece with the governing metaphor of A Jar of Honey, and how twenty-first century critics can use the same conceit to arrive at a radically different kind of Romantic pastoral from the one we find in Wordsworth. I will also extend his treatment, which ends in the middle of the eighteenth century, closer to Hunt's own time, showing how the version of pastoral in which Hunt believed was not merely a fancy, but a phenomenon, one that had appealed to other contemporaries like Keats, Shelley, and John Clare
Formation and Stability of Partially-Neutralized Plasma Clumps( Book )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experimental a University of Maryland group has investigation is made of neutralized electron beam propagation in nonconducting vacuum drift tubes (to eliminate image currents and a clear return path for the electrons) and investigated a significant new way of increasing the ion velocity (and therefore the propagation distance) in such systems. This program constructed a microscopic equilibrium for such a propagating electron/ion beam in which both species are in radial force balance, and numerical simulation studies of bean and ion propagation in such a system. Keywords: collective Acceleration; Plasmoids; Electron Beams
Canon by John Guillory( )

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

Monuments and documents : Panofsky on the object of study in the humanities by John Guillory( )

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

Philosophy in 'Hamlet': Shakespeare's vulgar materialism by John Guillory( Recording )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Beginning with a quote from Shakespeare's "Hamlet", Guillory examines the 16th century debate between philosophy and theology and asserts that it is the context within which the work must be placed. He suggests that Shakespeare wrote "Hamlet" to fulfill the desires of the wiser portion of his audience who wished to experience something of the erudite with which they felt they were out of fashion. Shakespeare, Guillory claims, created a performance of philosophy rather than philosophy itself, truly philosophizing only at a few points within the play. Guillory is introduced by Gordon Teskey, associate professor of English, Cornell
Transmissions of the poetry channel: Communication and literary history in British Romanticism by Yohei Igarashi( Book )

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

My study, entitled "Transmissions of the Poetry Channel: Communication and Literary History in British Romanticism," ventures a new history of Romantic literature by charting poets' growing preoccupation with poetry as a transmitting, communicative medium. Historically anchored in the emergence, in the eighteenth century, of a national canon of vernacular poetry, as well as contemporaneous theorizations of sentimental, oral, and written communication, my dissertation posits an increasing cultural concern with processes of transmission . I argue that major works by Collins and Gray, Wordsworth, and Keats demonstrate a heightened consciousness of both senses of transmission: the historical passing down of literature over the ages and poetry's communicative capacity. As a result, however, these poets confront the possibility of transmission failure: miscommunication, poetic obscurity and difficulty, and breaches in the progress of poetry. Participating in a vibrant body of scholarship informed by communication and media theory, I offer an original literary historical account of Romantic poetics, as well as an important chapter in the prehistory of poetic difficulty before modernism
Development and Exploration of the Core-Corona Model of Imploding Plasma Loads( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The conclusions from the quantitative exploration and generalization of the core-corona model of imploding plasma load dynamics performed over the past 12 months is presented. Several modifications to the original core-corona model were examined as a means to a more physical treatment of the energy transfer between the two regions. The core-corona model arises from four physical considerations, all interrelated. The interrelations among these four assumptions represent time-dependent tests of the model's viability. The model has shown some ability to predict the collapse radii and temperatures with an order-of-magnitude accuracy. With the inclusion of the improved opacity model, very appropriate radiation pulsewidths and amplitudes are also produced, first by the zero-D model and code and now by the 1-D version. The small, fast computer program also makes predictions concerning the time-dependent current partition between core and corona
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What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory
Cultural capital : the problem of literary canon formationPoetic authority : Spenser, Milton, and literary historyPleasure and change : the aesthetics of canon
Alternative Names
Guillory, John D.

Guillory, John D. 1952-

Guillory, John David

Guillory, John David 1952-