DescriptionIn this controversial manifesto, Jean-Michel Rabaté addresses current anxieties about the future of literary and cultural theory and proposes that it still has a crucial role to play.
1. Geneaology 1: Hegel's Plague.
2. Genealogy 2: The Avant-Garde at Theory's High Tide.
3. Theory, Science, Technology.
4. Theory not of Literature but as Literature.
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- Examines the past and future of Theory.
- Claims that Theory's ongoing role is to question official knowledge.
- Sketches the genealogy of Theory back to the 1960s and beyond.
- Forms part of the prestigious Blackwell Manifestos series.