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Alcorn, Marshall W. 1949-

Overview
Works: 9 works in 43 publications in 1 language and 3,276 library holdings
Genres: History 
Roles: Author, Editor
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Marshall W Alcorn
Narcissism and the literary libido : rhetoric, text, and subjectivity by Marshall W Alcorn( )

15 editions published between 1993 and 1997 in English and held by 1,315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is it that makes language powerful? This book uses the psychoanalytic concepts of narcissism and libidinal investment to explain how rhetoric compels us and how it can effect change. The works of Joseph Conrad, James Baldwin, Michael Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Arthur Miller, D.H. Lawrence, Ben Jonson, George Orwell, and others are the basis of this thoughtful exploration of the relationship between language and subject. Bringing together ideas from Freudian, post- Freudian, Lacanian, and post-structuralist schools, Alcorn investigates the power of the text that underlies the reader response approach to literature in a strikingly new way. He shows how the production of literary texts begins and ends with narcissistic self-love, and also shows how the reader's interest in these texts is directed by libidinal investment. Psychoanalysts, psychologists, and lovers of literature will enjoy Alcorn's diverse and far-reaching insights into classic and contemporary writers and thinkers
Changing the subject in English class : discourse and the constructions of desire by Marshall W Alcorn( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resistance to Learning : overcoming the desire-not-to-know in classroom teaching by Marshall W Alcorn( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines qualities of resistance to new and uncomfortable information and proposes methods for working productively with such resistance. Research in neuroscience, education, sociology, political science, and the humanities has contributed to a revisionary understanding of how emotion grounds human reason, interaction, and communication. Colleges and Universities produce and distribute information but do very little to ensure that information is effectively assimilated and employed as solutions to real problems. This book outlines an agenda that makes emotional experience central to educational practice"--
Lacanian theory of discourse : subject, structure, and society( Book )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Still razor-keen, still like a looking-glass" : literary studies in narcissistic sublimation and lyric volition by Marshall W Alcorn( )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacanian discourse( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moon symbolism in the poetry of W.B. Yeats by Marshall W Alcorn( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The subject of discourse : reading Lacan through (and beyond) poststructuralist contexts by Marshall W Alcorn( Book )

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

Narcissism and the Literary Libido: Rhetoric, Text, and Subjectivity by Project Muse( Book )

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

 
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Lacanian theory of discourse : subject, structure, and society
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Changing the subject in English class : discourse and the constructions of desireLacanian theory of discourse : subject, structure, and society
Alternative Names
Alcorn, Marshall W. 1949-

Alcorn, Marshall W. Jr

Alcorn, Marshall Wise.

Languages
English (43)