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Collini, Stefan 1947-

Works: 116 works in 635 publications in 6 languages and 12,844 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Interviews  Internet videos 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Actor, Other, Compiler, win, Creator, în
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Most widely held works by Stefan Collini
The two cultures by C. P Snow( )

40 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The notion that our society, its education system and its intellectual life, is characterized by a split between two cultures -- the arts or humanities on one hand, and the sciences on the other -- has a long history. But it was C.P. Snow's Rede Lecture of 1959 that brought it to prominence and began a public debate that is still raging in the media today. This reissue of The Two Cultures and its successor piece A Second Look (in which Snow responded to the controversy, four years later) has an introduction by Stefan Collini, charting the history and context of the debate, its implications and its afterlife"--Cover
Two cultures? : the significance of C.P. Snow by F. R LEAVIS( )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,073 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this first annotated edition of F. R. Leavis' famous critique of C. P. Snow's influential argument about 'the two cultures', Stefan Collini reappraises both its literary tactics and its purpose as cultural criticism. The edition will enable new generations of readers to understand what was at stake in the dispute and to appreciate the enduring relevance of Leavis's attack on the goal of economic growth. In his comprehensive introduction Collini situates Leavis's critique within the wider context of debates about 'modernity' and 'prosperity', not just the 'two cultures' of literature and science. Collini emphasizes the difficulties faced by the cultural critic in challenging widely-held views and offers an illuminating analysis of Leavis's style. The edition provides full notes to references and allusions in Leavis's texts." -- Publisher's description
Interpretation and overinterpretation by Umberto Eco( Book )

54 editions published between 1991 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Umberto Eco, international bestselling novelist and leading literary theorist, here brings together these two roles in a provocative discussion of the vexed question of literary interpretation. The limits of interpretation - what a text can actually be said to mean - are of double interest to a semiotician whose own novels' intriguing complexity has provoked his readers into intense speculation as to their meaning. Eco's illuminating and frequently hilarious discussion ranges from Dante to The Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum to Chomsky and Derrida, and bears all the hallmarks of his inimitable personal style. Three of the world's leading figures in philosophy, literary theory and criticism take up the challenge of entering into debate with Eco on the question of interpretation. Richard Rorty, Jonathan Culler and Christine Brooke-Rose each offer a distinctive perspective on this contentious topic, contributing to a unique exchange of ideas between some of the foremost and most exciting theorists in the field
Common writing : essays on literary culture and public debate by Stefan Collini( )

11 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. This book focuses chiefly on writers, critics, historians, and journalists who occupied wider public roles as cultural commentators or intellectuals, as well as on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach such audiences
Absent minds : intellectuals in Britain by Stefan Collini( Book )

27 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of 'the question of intellectuals' in 20th-century Britain, this book challenges the myth that there are no 'real' intellectuals in Britain and offers an analysis of 'the intellectual' as a concept as well as detailed discussions of influential figures such as T.S. Eliot, George Orwell, and Edward Said
On liberty ; with the subjection of women ; and chapters on socialism by John Stuart Mill( Book )

24 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Stuart Mill is one of the few indisputably 'classic' authors in the history of political thought. "On Liberty" has become celebrated as the most powerful defense of the freedom of the individual, and it is now widely graded as the most important theoretical foundation for Liberalism as a political creed. Similarly, his "The Subjection of Women", a powerful indictment of the political, social and economic position of women, has become one of the few cardinal documents of modern feminism. This edition brings together these two classic texts, plus Mill's posthumous "Chapters on Socialism", his somewhat neglected examination of the strengths and weaknesses of various forms of socialism. There is also a Chronology of Mill's life, a Bibliographical Guide, and a Bibliographical Appendix of names cited in the texts. -- From publisher's description
Public moralists : political thought and intellectual life in Britain, 1850-1930 by Stefan Collini( Book )

40 editions published between 1991 and 2006 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This imaginative and unusual book explores the moral sensibilities and cultural assumptions that were at the heart of political debate in Victorian and early twentieth-century Britain. It focuses on the role of intellectuals as public moralists and suggests ways in which their more formal political theory rested upon habits of response and evaluation that were deeply embedded in wider social attitudes and aesthetic judgments. Collini examines the characteristic idioms and strategies of argument employed in periodical and polemical writing, and reconstructs the sense of identity and of relation to an audience exhibited by social critics from John Stuart Mill and Matthew Arnold to J.M. Keynes and F.R. Leavis
That noble science of politics : a study in nineteenth-century intellectual history by Stefan Collini( Book )

33 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this unusual and important work, three well-known historians of ideas examine the diverse forms taken in nineteenth-century Britain by the aspiration to develop what was then known as a 'science of politics'. This aspiration encompassed a more extensive and ambitious range of concerns than is implied by the modern term 'political science': in fact, as this book demonstrates, it remained the overarching category under which many nineteenth-century thinkers grouped their attempts to achieve systematic understanding of man's common life. As a result of both the over-concentration on closed abstract systems of thought and the intrusion of concerns which pervade much writing in the history of political theory and of the social sciences, these attempts have since been neglected or misrepresented. By deliberately avoiding such approaches, this book restores the subject to its centrality in the intellectual life and political culture of nineteenth-century Britain"--Publisher description
Arnold by Stefan Collini( Book )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Culture and anarchy and other writings by Matthew Arnold( Book )

28 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1869, this celebrated work of social criticism is the reference-point for all discussion of the relations between politics and culture
History, religion, and culture : British intellectual history, 1750-1950( Book )

19 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays in History, Religion and Culture begin with discussions of eighteenth-century historiography, especially Gibbon's Decline and Fall; they then take up different aspects of the place of religion in nineteenth-century cultural and political life, such as attitudes toward the native religions of India, the Victorian perception of Oliver Cromwell, the role of the Quarterly Review and the religious sensibility of John Ruskin; and finally, in discussions that range up to the middle of the twentieth century, they explore relations between scientific ideas about change or development and assumptions about the nature and growth of the national community
Liberalism and sociology : L.T. Hobhouse and political argument in England, 1880-1914 by Stefan Collini( Book )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2009 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economy, polity, and society : British intellectual history, 1750-1950( Book )

17 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text and its companion volume, History, Religion and Culture bring together major essays on British intellectual history by many of the leading scholars of the period
English pasts : essays in culture and history by Stefan Collini( Book )

17 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this collection of essays, Stefan Collini shows how much can be gained from bringing a rigorous historical perspective to some of the most contentious issues in contemporary culture. Whether he is asking what it means to inhabit and possess a 'national past', or reflecting on the role of the historian as social critic, whether he is scrutinizing the claims of Cultural Studies or challenging the assumptions about academic research, whether he is pondering the future of literary biography or reassessing some of the leading minds in modern British culture, Collini writes with a rare blend of sympathy, sharpness, and wit."--Jacket
Common reading : critics, historians, publics by Stefan Collini( Book )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this series of penetrating and attractively readable essays, Stefan Collini explores aspects of the literary and intellectual culture of Britain from the early twentieth century to the present. Collini focuses on critics and historians who wrote for a non-specialist readership, and on the periodicals and other genres through which they attempted to reach that readership." "Among the critics discussed are Cyril Connolly, V.S. Pritchett, Aldous Huxley, Rebecca West, Edmund Wilson, and George Orwell, while the historians include A.L. Rowse, Arthur Bryant, E.H. Carr, and E.P. Thompson. There are also essays on wider themes such as the fate of 'general' periodicals, the history of reading, the role of criticism, changing conceptions of 'culture', the limitations of biography, and the functions of universities. Explicitly addressed to 'the non-specialist reader', these essays make some of the fruits of detailed scholarly research in various fields available to a wider audience, while maintaining rigorous standards of analysis. The book will engage readers interested in literature, history, and contemporary cultural debate."--Jacket
What are universities for? by Stefan Collini( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Across the world universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. This book offers a compelling argument for rethinking the way we see our universities and why we need them
Speaking of universities by Stefan Collini( Book )

19 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent decades there has been an immense global surge in the numbers both of universities and of students. In the UK alone there are now over 140 institutions teaching more subjects to nearly 2.5 million students. New technology offers new ways of learning and teaching. Globalisation forces institutions to consider a new economic horizon. At the same governments have systematically imposed new procedures regulating funding, governance, and assessment. Universities are being forced to behave more like business enterprises in a commercial marketplace than centres of learning. In Speaking of Universities, historian and critic Stefan Collini analyses these changes and challenges the assumptions of policy-makers and commentators. He asks: does 'marketisation' threaten to destroy what we most value about education; does this new era of 'accountability' distort what it purports to measure; and who does the modern university 'belong to'? Responding to recent policies and their underlying ideology, the book is a call to 'focus on what is actually happening and the clich behind which it hides; an incitement to think again, think more clearly, and then to press for something better'"--
The nostalgic imagination : history in English criticism : the Ford lectures 2017 by Stefan Collini( )

11 editions published between 2018 and 2020 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This unusual book explores the historical assumptions at work in the style of literary criticism that came to dominate English studies in the twentieth century. Stefan Collini shows how the work of critics renowned for their close attention to 'the words on the page' was in practice bound up with claims about the nature and direction of historical change, the interpretation of the national past, and the scholarship of earlier historians. Among the major figures examined in detail are T.S. Eliot, F.R. Leavis, William Empson, and Raymond Williams, while there are also original discussions of such figures as Basil Willey, L.C. Knights, Q.D. Leavis, and Richard Hoggart. The Nostalgic Imagination argues that in the period between Eliot's The Sacred Wood and Williams's The Long Revolution, the writings of such critics came to occupy the cultural space left by academic history's retreat into specialized, archive-bound monographs. Their work challenged the assumptions of the Whig interpretation of English history, and entailed a revision of the traditional relations between 'literary history' and 'general history'. Combining close textual analysis with wide-ranging intellectual history, this volume both revises the standard story of the history of literary criticism and illuminates a central feature of the cultural history of twentieth-century Britain
Matthew Arnold : a critical portrait by Stefan Collini( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Matthew Arnold (1822-88) was the leading critic and essayist of the Victorian age and the author of several of the period's most haunting poems of melancholy and loss. His work, notably Essays in Criticism and Culture and Anarchy, exerted a decisive influence over subsequent thinking about criticism and culture, and he remains an inescapable reference-point today." "In this perceptive and stylish study, Stefan Collini examines the whole range of Arnold's literary, social, and religious criticism as well as his poetry, placing them in the context of the major intellectual controversies of the nineteenth century. By attending to the distinctive power of Arnold's writing to charm, tease, persuade, and irritate, the book provides a brilliant characterization of the tone and temper of his mind. This edition includes a substantial Afterword which reflects on Arnold's continuing polemical significance and his role in contemporary cultural debate."--BOOK JACKET
That's offensive! : criticism, identity, respect by Stefan Collini( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines claims that the criticism of another's deeply held ideas or beliefs is offensive, resulting in blocking the expression or publication of such criticism. Argues that treating others as capable of engaging in reasoned arguments, equals in intellect and humanity, is a way of demonstrating respect
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Interpretation and overinterpretation
Two cultures? : the significance of C.P. SnowInterpretation and overinterpretationCommon writing : essays on literary culture and public debateAbsent minds : intellectuals in BritainOn liberty ; with the subjection of women ; and chapters on socialismPublic moralists : political thought and intellectual life in Britain, 1850-1930That noble science of politics : a study in nineteenth-century intellectual historyCulture and anarchy and other writings
Alternative Names
Collini, Stefan

Collini, Stefan Anthony 1947-

Stefan Collini British literary critic

Stefan Collini critico letterario inglese

Stefan Collini crítico literario británico

Stefan Collini críticu lliterariu británicu

콜리니, 스테판 1947-

コリ-ニ, S. 1947-

コリーニ, S

コリーニ, ステファン