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Leo Bersani: A Speculative Introduction
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Leo Bersani: A Speculative Introduction (Hardback)

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For the past sixty years, Leo Bersani has inspired, resisted, guided, and challenged scholarly work in the fields of literary criticism, queer theory, cultural studies, psychoanalytic theory, and film and visual studies. Leo Bersani: A Speculative Introduction guides the reader through this extensive oeuvre.



The chapters explore Bersani's engagement with psychoanalytic theory (Freud, Laplanche, Klein, Lacan), French and American modernist fiction (Proust, Baudelaire, Mallarme, James, Beckett), poststructuralist theory (Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, Guattari, Blanchot), queer theory (Butler, Edelman), and the visual arts (Caravaggio, Almodovar, Pasolini, Malick, Dumont).



Moving across an impressive range of sources, Mikko Tuhkanen seeks out the "fundamental notes" - the questions that we find and re-find - in Bersani's work across the decades.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary theoryLGBT & Gender StudiesGay & Lesbian studiesGay studies: Gay menPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation Publication Date: 01/10/2020 ISBN-13: 9781623564117  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Mikko Tuhkanen is Associate Professor of English at Texas A&M University, USA. He is the author of The American Optic: Psychoanalysis, Critical Race Theory, and Richard Wright (2009) and has published essays in diacritics, American Literature, GLQ, Modern Fiction Studies, and elsewhere. He is also the editor of Leo Bersani: Queer Theory and Beyond (forthcoming), as well as the co-editor, with E. L. McCallum, of Queer Times, Queer Becomings (2011) and The Cambridge History of Gay and Lesbian Literature (forthcoming).

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