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The Muses on their lunch hour, Marjorie Garber

Label
The Muses on their lunch hour
Title
The Muses on their lunch hour
Statement of responsibility
Marjorie Garber
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"As a break from their ordained labors, what might the Muses today do on their lunch hour? This collection of witty, shrewd, and imaginative essays addresses interdisciplinary topics that range widely from Shakespeare, to psychoanalysis, to the practice of higher education today. With the ease born of deep knowledge, Marjorie Garber moves from comical journalistic quirks ("Fig Leaves") to the curious return of myth and ritual in the theories of evolutionary psychologists ("Ovid, Now and Then"). Two themes emerge consistently in Garber's latest exploration of symptoms of culture. The first is that to predict the "next big thing" in literary studies we should look back at ideas and practices set aside by a previous generation of critics. In the past several decades we have seen the reemergence of--for example--textual editing, biography, character criticism, aesthetics, and philology as "hot" new areas for critical intervention. The second theme expands on this observation, making the case for "cultural forgetting" as the way the arts and humanities renew themselves, both within fields and across them. Although she is never represented in traditional paintings or poetry, a missing Muse--we can call her Amnesia--turns out to be a key figure for the creation of theory and criticism in the arts."--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Garber, Marjorie B
Dewey number
814/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
AC8.5
LC item number
.G37 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
American essays
Label
The Muses on their lunch hour, Marjorie Garber
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The muses on their lunch hour -- Asking literary questions -- Ovid, now and then -- Over the influence -- Fig leaves -- Baggage screening -- Identity theft -- Czech mates: when Shakespeare met Kafka -- Occupy Shakespeare -- Shakespeare 451
Control code
ocn953918937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780823273737
Lccn
2016027233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823273737
  • (OCoLC)953918937
Label
The Muses on their lunch hour, Marjorie Garber
Publication
Note
Source of cataloging data: WCP
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 155-190) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Preface: The muses on their lunch hour -- Asking literary questions -- Ovid, now and then -- Over the influence -- Fig leaves -- Baggage screening -- Identity theft -- Czech mates: when Shakespeare met Kafka -- Occupy Shakespeare -- Shakespeare 451
Control code
ocn953918937
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 197 pages
Isbn
9780823273737
Lccn
2016027233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780823273737
  • (OCoLC)953918937

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