Monday, January 21, 2008

Terry Eagleton at Notre Dame

The PhD in Literature Program and the Keough-Naughton Institute for
Irish Studies welcome the John Edward Taylor Professor of Cultural
Theory at the University of Manchester, Terry Eagleton, to Notre Dame
next week. Professor Eagleton will deliver a talk entitled "The
Death of Criticism?" in the Hesburgh Center Auditorium at 4:00 PM
Friday, January 25th.


Blogger Unknown said...

So what was the verdict? Is criticism dead?

9:20 AM  
Blogger Johannes said...

Yes, a certain kind of criticism is dead.

5:24 PM  
Blogger Johannes said...

The era of Foucault, Deleuze and Derrida - thinkers he both respects and is critical of. That era Eagleton thinks is over.

5:35 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

So he's really just plugging After Theory then, isn't he?
From my vantage point, Derridean-style close reading seems to be dying out, but Deleuzean-influenced analyses of space, the image, politcs, etc. still seem to be fairly pervasive. Foucault is still hanging around, though not as visibly. But with academia needing to perpetuate itself, I'm sure there will be a full-blown renaissance of these writers in a year or two.

1:34 PM  

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