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Lessons in Secular Criticism$
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Stathis Gourgouris

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780823253784

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2014

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.001.0001

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The Poiein of Secular Criticism

The Poiein of Secular Criticism

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(p.1) One The Poiein of Secular Criticism
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Lessons in Secular Criticism
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Stathis Gourgouris

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Fordham University Press
DOI:10.5422/fordham/9780823253784.003.0001

Traces the origins of the notion of “secular criticism’” from Edward Said’s invention to the developments of comparative literature as a field of critical knowledge. Links the capacity for critique to radical invention and political decision. Disputes the notion that critique is neutral, and argues that it forms part of the process of radical poiesis.

Keywords:   Secular Criticism, Critique, Poiesis, Edward Said, Talal Asad

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