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Szeman, Imre 1968-

Works: 25 works in 108 publications in 2 languages and 3,726 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bio-bibliography  History  Textbooks  Bibliography  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: PN81, 016.809
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Most widely held works by Imre Szeman
The Johns Hopkins guide to literary theory and criticism ( Book )
17 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 1,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism has become the indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. The long-awaited second edition includes 48 new entries and subentries and has been revised throughout, taking account of ten years of rapidly changing scholarship. While concentrating on the explosion of contemporary critical and theoretical works, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of ideas and individuals ranging from Plato and Aristotle to twentieth-century scholars. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also examines developments in other disciplines which have shaped literary theory and criticism. An international, encyclopedic guide to the field's most important figures, schools, and movements, the new edition reflects the state of literary theory and criticism."
Zones of instability literature, postcolonialism, and the nation by Imre Szeman ( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Zones of Instability, Imre Szeman examines the complex relationship between literature and politics by exploring the production of nationalist literature in the former British empire. Taking as his case studies the regions of the British Caribbean, Nigeria, and Canada, Szeman analyzes the work of authors for whom the idea of the "nation" and literature are inexorably entwined, such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, C.L.R. James, Frantz Fanon, and V.S. Naipaul. Szeman focuses on literature created in the two decades after World War II, decades in which the future prospects for many newly independent former colonies went from extreme political optimism to often bitter political disappointment. He argues that "nation" can be read as that space in which literature is thought to be able to reunite two things that history has separated - the writer and the people."--Jacket
After Globalization by Eric M Cazdyn ( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In lively and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that contemporary thought about the world is disabled by a fatal flaw: the inability to think "an after" to globalization. After establishing seven theses (on education, morality, history, future, capitalism, nation, and common sense) that challenge the false promises that sustain this time-limit, After Globalization examines four popular thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and how their work is dulled by these promises. Cazdyn and Szeman then speak to students from around the globe who are both unconvinced and uninterested in these promises and who understand the world very differently than the way it is popularly represented. After Globalization argues that a true capacity to think an after to globalization is the very beginning of politics today"
Pierre Bourdieu : fieldwork in culture by Nicholas Brown ( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 321 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
Canadian cultural studies : a reader by Sourayan Mookerjea ( Book )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Poised between historical and metaphorical empires [(Great Britain and France) and a more recent one (the United States)] and operating within the conditions of incomplete modernity and economic and cultural dependency, Canada has generated a body of cultural criticism and theory, which offers unique insights into the dynamics of both center and periphery. The reader brings together for the first time in one volume recent writing in Canadian cultural studies and work by significant Canadian cultural analysts of the postwar era. [This reader Includes] essays by anglophone, francophone, and First Nations writers."
Cultural autonomy : frictions and connections by Petra Rethmann ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Globalization has challenged concepts such as local culture and cultural autonomy. And the rampant commodification of cultural products has challenged the way we define culture itself. Have these developments transformed the relationship between culture and autonomy? Have traditional notions of cultural autonomy been recast? Cultural Autonomy showcases the work of scholars who are exploring new ways of understanding the critical issue of globalization and culture. By defining culture broadly -- as a set of ideas or practices that range from skateboarding to the work of public intellectuals such as Edward Said -- they trace how issues of cultural autonomy have played out in various areas, including the human rights and environmental movements and among indigenous peoples. Although the contributors focus on the marginalized issue of autonomy, they offer a balanced perspective -- one that reveals that globalization has not only limited but also created new forms of cultural autonomy."--Publisher's website
Contemporary literary and cultural theory : the Johns Hopkins guide by Michael Groden ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to Žižek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture
Cultural theory : an anthology by Imre Szeman ( Book )
10 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Popular culture : a user's guide by Susie O'Brien ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mute : Wilfredo Prieto by Wilfredo Prieto ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cultural autonomy. frictions and connections ( )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ursula Biemann : Remote sensing, Writing desire, Performing the border by Ursula Biemann ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On national cultures : literary politics in Canada, the Caribbean and Nigeria, 1952-1970 by Imre Szeman ( Book )
3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Globalization and culture ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This title: compiles the most important English-language articles and translations in the various sub-themes of globalization; combines contemporary and classic pieces, together with some lesser-known works that have nevertheless made a major contribution; and, represents the vast range of cultural, philosophical and political approaches, both within and beyond the dominant British and North American traditions.Each volume employs the same accessible structure: Historical Developments, Key Debates and Critical Projections. Each volume is introduced by an accessible and broad-ranging 10,000 word overview, and each section is prefaced by short contextualizations of the chosen articles. "Globalization and Culture": this third set of volumes addresses culture in the form of global communications, global religions, global-local consumption, and ideologies of globalism. Volume 1: Global Communications" (with John Tulloch, Brunel University, UK. "Volume 2: Global Religions" (with Peter Mandaville, George Mason University, USA). "Volume 3: Global-Local Consumption" (with Imre Szeman, McMaster University, Canada). "Volume 4: Ideologies of Globalism" (with Manfred Steger, University of Illinois, USA)
Experimental juvenalia ( Visual )
in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What boys want: Simple comic portrait of a boy paralyzed by his idiotic desire
Anglophone literatures and global culture ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Literature on the periphery of capitalism : brazilian theory, canadian culture by Imre Szeman ( Book )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After globalization : Seven theses after globalization by Eric M Cazdyn ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Irony, ideology, and resistance : the amazing double life of Harlequin Presents by Kristin Downey ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In Harlequin Presents, the recurrence of particular moments of resistance suggests that these structures of events have meaning apart from---and perhaps even antithetical to---the ideological outcome of any specific text. The ideological structures presented in the romance novel are not passively accepted, nor do they simply fulfill a single pre-existing need or desire in their reading public. Romance novels utilize ideologies in a self-consciously playful and ironic way. These texts offer multiple ways of understanding the worlds they depict, the structures of understanding contained within being posited and discarded. This thesis proposes a means of interpreting the romance novel captures the ambivalence of the reading experience. I will show how the paradox of the romance novel---the seemingly limitless potential of a feminine discourse of the private sphere that is set within the conservative confines of repetitive narratives of social integration---is incorporated into the structure of the texts themselves
Globalization and culture by Paul James ( Book )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
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Alternative Names
Szeman, Imre
Szeman, Imre John Louis
Szeman, Imre John Louis, 1968-
English (100)
Portuguese (2)