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Between lines: close reading, quotation, and critical style from practical criticism to queer theory

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Between Lines: Close Reading, Quotation, and Critical Style from Practical Criticism to Queer Theory offers a set of theorizations and heuristics with which to investigate the history of close reading in the Anglo-American university. Working from 1920s Cambridge to the American New Criticism, and from the arrival of deconstruction at Yale to the rise of queer theory, it argues that close reading is best understood as a changing but cohering institutional style of writing that run...

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St Anne's College, University of Oxford
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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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