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Attridge, Derek

Works: 86 works in 652 publications in 5 languages and 22,172 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Interviewer, Redactor, htt, 070
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Most widely held works about Derek Attridge
Most widely held works by Derek Attridge
Joyce effects on language, theory, and history by Derek Attridge( )

30 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 2,606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joyce Effects is a series of connected essays by one of today's leading commentators on James Joyce. Joyce's books, Derek Attridge argues, go off like fireworks, and one of this book's aims is to enhance the reader's enjoyment of these special effects. He also examines another sort of effect: the way Joyce's writing challenges and transforms our understanding of language, literature, and history. Attridge's exploration of these transforming effects represents fifteen years of close engagement with Joyce, and reflects the changing course of Joyce criticism during this period. Each of Joyce's four major books is addressed in depth, while several shorter chapters take up particular theoretical topics such as character, chance and coincidence, historical writing and narrative as they are staged and scrutinized in Joyce's writing. Through lively and accessible discussion, this book advances a mode of reading open to both the pleasures and the surprises of the literary work
The Cambridge companion to James Joyce by Derek Attridge( Book )

75 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Joyce contains several new and revised essays, reflecting increasing emphasis on Joyces politics, a fresh sense of the importance of his engagement with Ireland, and the changes wrought by gender studies on criticism of his work. This Companion gathers an international team of leading scholars who shed light on Joyces work and life. The contributions are informative, stimulating and full of rich and accessible insights which will provoke thought and discussion in and out of the classroom. The Companions reading lists and extended bibliography offer readers the necessary tools for further informed exploration of Joyce studies. This volume is designed primarily as a students reference work (although it is organised so that it can also be read from cover to cover), and will deepen and extend the enjoyment and understanding of Joyce for the new reader
Reading and responsibility : deconstruction's traces by Derek Attridge( )

22 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is the importance of deconstruction, and the writing of Jacques Derrida in particular, for literary criticism today? Derek Attridge argues that the challenge of Derrida's work for our understanding of literature and its value has still not been fully met
Theory after 'theory' by Jane Elliott( )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume argues that theory, far from being dead, has undergone major shifts in order to come to terms with the most urgent cultural and political questions of today. Offering an overview of theory' s new directions, this groundbreaking collection includes essays on affect, biopolitics, biophilosophy, the aesthetic, and neoliberalism, as well examinations of established areas such as subaltern studies, the postcolonial, and ethics. Influential figures such as Agamben, Arendt, and Badiou are examined in a range of contexts
The singularity of literature by Derek Attridge( )

45 editions published between 2004 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is literature? What makes a text "literary" and how do we explain its extraordinary ability to unsettle, intoxicate and delight its readers? Throughout the centuries, influential thinkers have struggled with these questions, but no one has succeeded in pinning down the essence of literature. Derek Attridge invites us to take this resistance to definition as a starting point, in order to explore afresh not only literature, but the wider practices of Western art." "Drawing on a range of philosophical traditions, Attridge here crystallizes many years of thinking about what happens when a writer produces an innovative work or a reader responds to it, at the time of writing or much later. He brings out the implications of regarding the work as an event performed anew each time by the reader, responding to its singularity, inventiveness and otherness. Calling for a "responsible" form of reading that does justice to these aspects of the work, Attridge retheorizes the place of literature in the realm of the ethical. His theory is anchored in scrupulous practice through new readings of well-known texts and, for those wishing to trace the theoretical underpinnings of key arguments or explore the major issues in greater detail, an appendix of "debts and directions" is provided."--Jacket
Moving words : forms of English poetry by Derek Attridge( )

16 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The contemporary reader of English poetry is able to take pleasure in the sounds and movements of the English language in works written over the past eight centuries, and to find poems that convey powerful emotions and vivid images from this entire period. This book investigates the ways in which poets have exploited the resources of the language as a spoken medium - its characteristic rhythms, its phonetic qualities, its deployment of syntax - to write verse that continues to move and delight. The chapters in the first of the two parts examine a number of issues relating to poetic form: the resurgence of interest in formal questions in recent years, the role of syntactic phrasing in the operation of poetry, the function of rhyme, and the relation between sound and sense. The second part is concerned with rhythm and metre, explaining and demonstrating 'beat prosody' as a tool of poetic analysis, and discussing three major traditions in English versification: the free four-beat form used in much popular verse, the controlled power of the iambic pentameter, and the twentieth-century invention of free verse."--
Peculiar language : literature as difference from the Renaissance to James Joyce by Derek Attridge( )

46 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book challenges traditional notions of literary criticism, arguing that all attempts by writers, critics and literary theorists to define the language of literature have involved self-contradiction. Through examination of key moments in literary history, Derek Attridge demonstrates that such contradictions in accounts of literary language are embedded in our cultural concept of 'literature', and asserts that in order to appreciate the forces that determine the limits of literary language we must look beyond the realm of the 'literary' and embrace the wider political and social sphere. While key examples have been drawn from the Renaissance, Romanticism and the work of James Joyce, Attridge's unique application of deconstructive methods has ensured that the influence of this book has been felt across the entire field of literary studies."--Jacket
Acts of literature by Jacques Derrida( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2017 in English and Korean and held by 981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to Derrida's contribution to literary studies, comprising much of Derrida's work on writers such as Shakespeare, Mallarme, Joyce and Kafka, with an introductory essay on deconstruction
The rhythms of English poetry by Derek Attridge( Book )

33 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the way in which poetry in English makes use of rhythm. The author argues that there are three major influences which determine the verse-forms used in any language: the natural rhythm of the spoken language itself; the properties of rhythmic form; and the metrical conventions which have grown up within the literary tradition. He investigates these in order to explain the forms of English verse, and to show how rhythm and metre work as an essential part of the reader's experience of poetry
J.M. Coetzee & the ethics of reading : literature in the event by Derek Attridge( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2021 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nobel Prize-winning novelist J.M. Coetzee is one of the most widely taught contemporary writers, but also one of the most elusive. Many critics who have addressed his work have devoted themselves to rendering it more accessible and acceptable, often playing down the features that discomfort and perplex his readers. Yet it is just these features, Derek Attridge argues, that give Coetzee's work its haunting power and offer its greatest rewards. Attridge does justice to this power and these rewards in a study that serves as an introduction for readers new to Coetzee and a stimulus for thought for those who know his work well. Without overlooking the South African dimension of his fiction, Attridge treats Coetzee as a writer who raises questions of central importance to current debates both within literary studies and more widely in the ethical arena. Implicit throughout the book is Attridge's view that literature, more than philosophy, politics, or even religion, does singular justice to our ethical impulses and acts. Attridge follows Coetzee's lead in exploring a number of issues such as interpretation and literary judgment, responsibility to the other, trust and betrayal, artistic commitment, confession, and the problematic idea of truth to the self."
Post-structuralism and the question of history( Book )

36 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction: posing the question Geoff Bennington and Robert Young Part I. History, Marxism and the Institution: 1. Demanding history Geoff Bennington 2. Speculations on reading Marx: after reading Derrida Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak 3. Texts in history: the determinations of readings and their texts Tony Bennett 4. Criticism and institutions: the American university Jonathan Culler Part II. Difference and History: 5. History traces Marian Hobson 6. Derrida and Foucault: writing the history of historicity Ann Wordsworth 7. The practice of historical investigation Mark Cousins Part III. Aesthetics and History: 8. Of aesthetic and historical determination Rodolphe Gashé 9. The sign of history Jean-Franç ois Lyotard Part IV. History as Text: 10. Language as history/history as language: Saussure and the romance of etymology Derek Attridge 11. Fallen differences, phallogocentric discourses: losing Paradise Lost to history Mary Nyquist 12. Ezra Pound: the erasure of history Maud Ellmann 13. The phonograph in Africa: international phonocentrism from Stanley to Sarnoff William Pietz Notes on the contributors Index
Writing South Africa : literature, apartheid, and democracy 1970-1995( Book )

21 editions published between 1998 and 2011 in English and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the final years of the apartheid era and the subsequent transition to democracy, South African literary writing caught the world's attention as never before. Writers responded to the changing political situation and its daily impact on the country's inhabitants with works that recorded or satirised state-enforced racism, explored the possibilities of resistance and rebuilding, and creatively addressed the vexed question of literature's relation to politics and ethics. Writing South Africa offers a window on the literary activity of this extraordinary period that conveys its range (going well beyond a handful of world-renowned names) and its significance for anyone interested in the impact of decolonisation and democratisation on the cultural sphere. It brings together for the first time discussions by some of the most distinguished South African novelists, poets, and dramatists, with those of leading commentators based in South Africa, Britain and North America
Derek Attridge in conversation by Derek Attridge( )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume of conversation not only provides a succinct philosophical biography that highlights the wide range of Attridge's interests, but also foregrounds his energetic engagements with literary theory, poetics, and stylistics, as well as his reassessments of contemporary philosophy and literary ideas, specifically those pertaining to the work Jacques Derrida, James Joyce, and J.M. Coetzee. Readers will find in this book a wonderful balancing act as Attridge negotiates the dynamics between the orthodoxies of critical practice and the strategic interventions of deconstructive reading. This book, with an appendix of a chronological listing of Attridge's publications, is an accessible and provocative introduction to the ideas of one of the most brilliant critical voices and generous presences in literary studies in the Anglophone world
Well-weighed syllables : Elizabethan verse in classical metres by Derek Attridge( Book )

13 editions published between 1974 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poetic rhythm : an introduction by Derek Attridge( Book )

25 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first introduction to rhythm and meter that begins where students are: as speakers of English familiar with the rhythms of ordinary spoken language, and of popular verse such as nursery rhymes, songs, and rap. Poetic rhythm builds on this knowledge and experience, taking the reader from the most basic questions about the rhythms of spoken English to the elaborate achievements of past and present poets. Terminology is straightforward, the simple system of scansion that is introduced is suitable for both handwriting and computer use, and there are frequent practical exercises. Chapters deal with the elements of verse, English speech rhythms, the major types of metrical poetry, free verse, and the role of sense and syntax. Poetic rhythm will help readers of poetry experience and enjoy its rhythms in all their power, subtlety, and diversity, and will serve as an invaluable tool for those who wish to write or discuss poetry in English at a basic as well as a more advanced level."--Jacket
Post-structuralist Joyce : essays from the French by Derek Attridge( Book )

14 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semicolonial Joyce( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Semicolonial Joyce brings together leading commentators on the Irish dimension of Joyce's writing, such as Vincent J. Cheng, Seamus Deane, Enda Duffy, Luke Gibbons, David Lloyd, and Emer Nolan, to present a range of voices rather than a single position on a topic which has had a major impact on Joyce criticism in recent years. Contributors explore Joyce's ambivalent and shifting response to Irish nationalism and reconsider his writing in the context of the history of Western colonialism. The chapters both draw on and question the achievements of postcolonial theory, and provide fresh insights into Joyce's resourceful engagement with political issues that remain highly topical today."--Jacket
James Joyce's Ulysses : a casebook by Derek Attridge( Book )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Joyce's Ulysses is probably the most famous-or notorious-novel published in the twentieth century. Its length and difficulty mean that readers often turn to critical studies to help them in getting the most out of it. But the vast quantity of secondary literature on the book poses problems for readers, who often don't know where to begin. This casebook includes some of the most influential critics to have written on Joyce, such as Hugh Kenner and Fritz Senn, as well; as newer voices who have made a considerable impact in recent years. A wide range of critical schools is represented, from textual analysis to historical and psychoanalytic approaches, from feminism to post-colonialism. One essay considers the relation between art and life, nature and culture, in Ulysses, ; while another explores the implications of the impassioned debates about the proper editing of Joyce's great work. In an iconoclastic discussion of the book, Leo Bersani finds reasons for giving up reading Joyce. All the contributions are characterized by scrupulous attention to Joyce's words and a sense of the powerful challenge his work offers to our ways of thinking about ourselves, our world, and our language. Also included are records of some of the conversations Joyce had with his friend; Frank Budgen during the composition of Ulysses in Zurich, and in an appendix readers will find a version of the schema which Joyce drew up as a guide to his book. Derek Attridge provides an introduction that offers advice on reading Ulysses for the first time, an account of the remarkable story of; its composition, and an outline of the history of the critical reception that has played such an important part in our understanding and enjoyment of this extraordinary work
The Cambridge history of South African literature by David Attwell( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"South Africa's unique history has produced literatures in many languages, in oral and written forms, reflecting the diversity in the cultural histories and experience of its peoples. The Cambridge History offers a comprehensive, multi-authored history of South African literature in all the country's eleven official languages (and more minor ones), produced by a team of over forty international experts, including contributors drawn from all of the major regions and language groups of South Africa. It will provide a complete portrait of South Africa's literary production, organised as a chronological history from the oral traditions existing before colonial settlement to the post-apartheid revision of the past. In a field marked by controversy, this volume ismore fully representative than any existing account of South Africa's literary history. It will make a unique contribution to Commonwealth, international and postcolonial studies, and serve as a definitive reference work for decades to come"--
Meter and meaning : an introduction to rhythm in poetry by Thomas Carper( Book )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Meter and Meaning, poet Thomas Carper and scholar Derek Attridge join forces to present a user-friendly way to explore the rhythms of poetry in English." "The authors begin by showing the value of performing any poem aloud, so that we can sense its unique use of rhythm. From this starting point they suggest an fresh, jargon-free approach to reading poetry. Illustrating their "beat-offbeat" method with a series of revealing exercises, they help us to appreciate the use of rhythm in poems of all periods and to understand the vital relationship between meter and meaning. Beginning with the very basics, this book enables a smooth progression to an advanced knowledge of poetic rhythms."
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Joyce effects on language, theory, and history
The Cambridge companion to James JoyceReading and responsibility : deconstruction's tracesTheory after 'theory'The singularity of literatureMoving words : forms of English poetryPeculiar language : literature as difference from the Renaissance to James JoyceActs of literatureThe rhythms of English poetry
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Derek Attridge British academic:English literature/current Professor of English/University of York

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