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Wolfreys, Julian 1958-

Works: 83 works in 630 publications in 2 languages and 29,398 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Dictionaries  Terminology  Interviews  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor, Author of introduction, Scientific advisor
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Most widely held works by Julian Wolfreys
Key concepts in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys( )

43 editions published between 2001 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Key Concepts in Literary Theory presents the student of literary and critical studies with a broad range of accessible, precise and authoritative definitions of the most significant terms and concepts currently used in psychoanalytic, poststructuralist, Marxist, feminist and postcolonial literary studies." "The volume also provides clear and useful definitions of the main areas of literary, critical and cultural theory, supported by bibliographies and an expanded chronology of major thinkers. Accompanying the chronology are short biographies of major works by each critic or theorist."--Jacket
The French connections of Jacques Derrida by Julian Wolfreys( )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Polish and held by 1,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida offers stimulating and accessible essays that address, for the first time, the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture. In addition to offering considerations of Derrida through studies of such significant French authors as Mallarme, Baudelaire, Valery, Laporte, Ponge, Perec, Blanchot, and Barthes, the book also reassesses the development of Derrida's work in the context of structuralism, biology, and linguistics in the 1960s, and looks at the possible relationships between Derrida's writing and that of the Surrealist and Oulipa groups. Derrida is introduced as one whose work is as much poetic as it is philosophical, and who is strikingly French and yet not unproblematically so
Occasional deconstructions by Julian Wolfreys( )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Occasional Deconstructions, Julian Wolfreys challenges the notion that deconstruction is a critical methodology, offering instead a number of reintroductions or reorientations to the texts of Jacques Derrida and the idea or possibility of deconstructions. Proceeding from specific readings of various texts (both film and literary), as well as mobilizing a number of issues from Derrida's recent work surrounding questions of ethics, politics, and identity, Wolfreys considers the role of deconstruction in broader academic and institutional contexts, and questions whether, in fact, deconstruction can be called upon to function as theory at all."--Jacket
Readings : acts of close reading in literary theory by Julian Wolfreys( )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through a series of short essays, Readings traces the consideration given to the act of close reading in literary criticism and theory over the last thirty years. Focusing on short passages from a number of critical works, including those by Barthes, Cixous, de Man, Derrida, Foucault, Kristeva, Lacan and J. Hillis Miller amongst others, the essays enact close readings of the trope of reading - its movements and performances in each of the passages in question - so as to offer a more detailed comprehension of the nature of reading, and the ways in which critical thinking has transformed our understanding of what it means to read." [Publisher's description]
Modern North American criticism and theory : a critical guide by Julian Wolfreys( )

14 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This title presents the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the development and institutionalization of literary and cultural studies in North America throughout the 20th century and at the beginning of the 21st
Modern British and Irish criticism and theory : a critical guide by Julian Wolfreys( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the development of literary theory in Britain and Ireland, this book is aimed at advanced undergraduates, as well as academics working in the field. Beginning with Coleridge and Arnold, it contains essays that address the rise and significance of poetics, and literary and cultural studies. Each essay includes a further reading list
Literary theories : a reader and guide by Julian Wolfreys( )

13 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 1,508 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern European criticism and theory : a critical guide by Julian Wolfreys( )

11 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Providing an overview of literary theory in Europe, this guide presents the ideas within European 'theory', focusing on the thought of major voices in poetics, philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalysis, as well as in literary and cultural studies. The essays examine how conceptions of subjectivity, identity, and gender have been questioned
Dickens's London : perception, subjectivity and phenomenal urban multiplicity by Julian Wolfreys( )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dickens' City opens the a dialogue between phenomenology, philosophy and the Dickensian city in all its forms. Taking Walter Benjamin's Arcades Project as its model, Julian Wolfreys shows that, in their representations of London -- its streets, buildings, public institutions, domestic residences, rooms and phenomena -- Dickens' novels and journalism can be seen as forerunners of urban and material phenomenology. From Bells, Bridges and Butlers, through Inns and Interiors, the Police and the Post to Todgers and the Thames, Wolfreys presents Dickens' city in 26 episodes. He radically reorients London in the 19th century, the development of Dickens as a writer, and the ways in which readers today receive and perceive both
The Derrida reader : writing performances by Jacques Derrida( )

14 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Derrida wordbook by Maria-Daniella Dick( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 923 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a glossary of words associated with Jacques Derrida accommodating the far-reaching implications of his work. Jacques Derrida (1930-2004) was undoubtedly one of the most influential thinkers of the twentieth century. He informed debate across many varied subjects and questions, from literature and philosophy to politics, ethics, religion, aesthetics, and culture. The Derrida Wordbook offers scholars, students, and researchers an extensive glossary, providing the reader with definitions of a wide range of terms employed by, or associated with, Derrida
Re: Joyce : text, culture, politics by John Brannigan( )

9 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Literature, in theory : tropes, subjectivities, responses & responsibilities by Julian Wolfreys( )

12 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"By examining how 'theory' and 'literature' are concepts and names which touch on one another in complex ways, Julian Wolfreys seeks to understand their intersections and differences, taking the reader on a journey through the issues and ideas involved in reading literature, in theory."--Jacket
New critical thinking : criticism to come by Julian Wolfreys( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a scene-setting Introduction which reflects on the state of 'theory' today, the 11 chapters in this volume introduce new areas of critical thinking which go beyond the standard 'isms': Literary Reading in a Digital Age; Critical Making in the Digital Humanities; Thing Theory; Memory Work and Criticism; Body, Objects, Technology; Criticism and 'The Animal'; Multimodality and Linguistic Approaches to Literary Study; Critical and Creative Practice: Conditions for Success in the Writing Workshop; Affect Theory; Spectrality; Critical Climate Change. A final rounding off chapter on Historicising presents debates around historically oriented criticism, including a 'round table' among the contributors. Each chapter also provides a critical 'case study' of a text or texts, including poetry writing guides, a Seamus Heaney poem, film adaptations of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice and Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre, e-readers and kindles, First World War poetry and prose, steampunk, and Robert Macfarlane's The Old Ways. From 'Thing Theory' to animal theory, multimodality to film adaptation, and from acts of reading in a digital age to the creative writing workshop, the volume reflects a radical reorientation in critical modes of thinking
Literary theories : a case study in critical performance by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

20 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every student of literature needs to understand how to use literary theory to analyze and interpret the text. In Literary Theories Julian Wolfreys and William Baker challenge the outdated notion that theory is something separable from the act of reading itself. Maintaining that the best way to learn is through practical application, the editors have assembled a volume of essays that plunges the student into the midst of a range of critical readings. Each essay in the book explores a previously unpublished short story by Richard Jefferies, also included in the volume, from a different theoretical perspective, thereby presenting students with New Historicist, Marxist, feminist, structuralist, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, and Derridean methods of analysis and interpretation. Cogently argued and lucidly written, these essays offer the student reader an interactive introduction to the ways in which contemporary literary theories challenge us to rethink the acts of reading, writing, and interpretation
Victorian hauntings : spectrality, Gothic, the uncanny, and literature by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

16 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 527 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Victorian Hauntings asks its reader to consider the following questions: What does it mean to read or write with ghosts, or to suggest that acts of reading or writing are haunted? In what ways can authors in the nineteenth century be read so as to acknowledge the various phantom effects which return within their texts? In what ways do the traces of such 'ghost' writing surface in the works of Dickens, Tennyson, Eliot and Hardy? How does the work of spectrality, revenance and the uncanny transform materially both the forms of the literary in the Victorian era and our reception of it today?"--Jacket
Thinking difference : critics in conversation by Julian Wolfreys( )

13 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Writing London by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

27 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These questions are raised in Writing London, which asks the reader to consider how writers in the first half of the nineteenth century sought to respond to the nature of London, a city quite unlike any other during this period
The Continuum encyclopedia of modern criticism and theory by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Continuum Encyclopedia of Modern Criticism and Theory offers the student and scholar of literary and cultural studies the most comprehensive, single volume guide to the history and development of modern criticism in the humanities. In a clearly organized format, this major reference work takes the reader through introductions to historically influential philosophers, literary critics, schools of thought and movements from Spinoza and Descartes to Phenomenology and Heidegger, before turning to its three principal areas of critical attention: Europe, North America and Great Britain."--Publisher's website
Victorian Gothic : literary and cultural manifestations in the nineteenth century by Julian Wolfreys( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2016 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"To what extent did the Gothic haunt the nineteenth century? Victorian Gothic seeks to answer this as it introduces the reader to a timely revision of notions of the Gothic in all its manifestations. The Gothic is found to haunt all aspects of Victorian literature and culture. Moreover, Victorian Gothic connects its disparate areas of research in returning repeatedly to the question of the constitution of the subject, in a study of the Victorians from the 1830s to the 1890s." -- Publisher's description
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Modern North American criticism and theory : a critical guide
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Wolfreys, Julian

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The French connections of Jacques DerridaOccasional deconstructionsReadings : acts of close reading in literary theoryModern North American criticism and theory : a critical guideModern British and Irish criticism and theory : a critical guideLiterary theories : a reader and guideModern European criticism and theory : a critical guideThe Derrida reader : writing performances