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  1. Simon Malpas (2006). Form, Reflection, Disclosure: Literary Aesthetics and Contemporary Criticism. In David Rudrum (ed.), Literature and Philosophy: A Guide to Contemporary Debates. Palgrave Macmillan.
     
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  2. Paul Wake & Simon Malpas (eds.) (2006). The Routledge Companion to Critical Theory. Routledge.
    The Routledge Companion of Critical Theory is an indispensable aid for anyone approaching this exciting field of study for the first time. By exploring ideas from a diverse range of disciplines "theory" encourages us to develop a deeper understanding of how we approach the written word. This book defines what is generically referred to as "critical theory," and guides readers through some of the most complex and fundamental concepts in the field, ranging from Historicism to Postmodernism, from Psychoanalytic Criticism to (...)
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  3. Simon Malpas (2005). The Postmodern. Routledge.
    HOW CAN ONE UNDERSTAND THE NATURE OF THE PRESENT? WHAT MIGHT IT MEAN TO SAY THE WORLD HAS BECOME POSTMODERN? Simon Malpas investigates the theories and definitions of postmodernism and postmodernity, and explores their impact in such areas as identity, history, art, literature and culture. In attempting to locate the essence of the postmodern, and the contrasting experiences of postmodernity in the Western and developing worlds, he looks closely at: · modernism and postmodernism · modernity and postmodernity · subjectivity · (...)
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  4. John J. Joughin & Simon Malpas (eds.) (2003). The New Aestheticism. Manchester University Press.
    The rise of literary theory spawned the rise of anti-aestheticism, so that even for cultural theorists, discussions concerning aesthetics were often carried out in a critical shorthand that failed to engage with the particularity of the work of art, much less the specificities of aesthetic experience. This book introduces the notion of a new aestheticism--"new" insofar as it identifies a turn taken by a number of important contemporary thinkers towards the idea that focussing on the specifically aesthetic impact of a (...)
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  5. Simon Malpas (2003). Jean-Francois Lyotard. Routledge.
    This is an essential guide to an thinker. Frederic Jameson sees Lyotard as responding to a contemporary "crisis of representation" in the sciences -- a crisis which calls into question "an essentially realistic epistemology, which conceives of representation as the reproduction, for subjectivity, of an objectivity that lies outside it -- projects a mirror theory of knowledge and art, whose fundamental evaluative categories are those of adequacy, accuracy, and Truth itself.".
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  6. Simon Malpas (2002). Sublime Ascesis: Lyotard, Art and the Event. Angelaki 7 (1):199-212.
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