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Elegy for Theory by D. N. Rodowick (review)

Elegy for Theory by D. N. Rodowick (review) D. N. Rodowick, Elegy for Theory Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014, xv + 269 pp. What is “theory”? Academics structured much of the theory wars of the 1970s and 1980s to address this question, and more urgently, to settle the dispute about whether forays into literary theory were academically innovative and sound as op- posed to faddish or obscure. By the 2000s, controversy over theory’s presence in studying literature, film, and more seemed to have diffused. D. N. Rodowick, au- thor of Elegy for Theory , stood at the center of these theory wars, founding the Yale Film and Media Studies Program. His first book, e Th Crisis of Political Modernism , oer ff ed a critical analysis of the development of film theory. Considering the legacy of French feminism à la Irigaray and Kristeva in relation to emerging cultural studies approaches to film and media, Rodowick stakes his claim to theory with keen historical approacEh. legy for Theory remains committed to the intellectual history of film studies, placing that history in a larger frame through which theory’s evolving applications to film are demonstrative of a more general trend across all arts and humanities, as opposed to theory’s http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Elegy for Theory by D. N. Rodowick (review)

The Comparatist , Volume 40 – Nov 11, 2016

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University of North Carolina Press
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Abstract

D. N. Rodowick, Elegy for Theory Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2014, xv + 269 pp. What is “theory”? Academics structured much of the theory wars of the 1970s and 1980s to address this question, and more urgently, to settle the dispute about whether forays into literary theory were academically innovative and sound as op- posed to faddish or obscure. By the 2000s, controversy over theory’s presence in studying literature, film, and more seemed to have diffused. D. N. Rodowick, au- thor of Elegy for Theory , stood at the center of these theory wars, founding the Yale Film and Media Studies Program. His first book, e Th Crisis of Political Modernism , oer ff ed a critical analysis of the development of film theory. Considering the legacy of French feminism à la Irigaray and Kristeva in relation to emerging cultural studies approaches to film and media, Rodowick stakes his claim to theory with keen historical approacEh. legy for Theory remains committed to the intellectual history of film studies, placing that history in a larger frame through which theory’s evolving applications to film are demonstrative of a more general trend across all arts and humanities, as opposed to theory’s

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The ComparatistUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: Nov 11, 2016

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