Victor Turner and the Construction of Cultural Criticism

Victor Turner and the Construction of Cultural Criticism

Between Literature and Anthropology
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 10/22/1990
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20594-0
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During the past twenty years of intellectual boundary-crossing and widespread borrowing between fields, Turner's notions of "liminality" and the "processual" have been adopted by many theorists of art and society. This is the first volume to place individual Turner concepts into the context of his entire career and to spell out their implications for literary studies.

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“During the past twenty years of intellectual boundary-crossing and widespread borrowing between fields, Turner's notions of "liminality" and the "processual" have been adopted by many theorists of art and society. This is the first volume to place individual Turner concepts into the context of his entire career and to spell out their implications for literary studies.”

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements
Introduction/Kathleen M. Ashley

Part I: Cultural Theory and Literary Studies
Experiencing Murder/Ritualistic Interpretation of Ancient Tests/Mieke Bal
Aesthetics, Roman, and Turner/David Raybin
Liminality, Carnival, and Social Structure/The Case of Late Medieval Biblical Drama/C. Clifford Flanigan
Narratives of Ritual and Desire/Thomas Pavel
Liminality and Fiction in Cooper, Hawthorne, Cather, and Fitzgerald/Robert Daly
Mud, Mirrors, and Making Up/Liminality and Reflexivity in Between the Acts/Barbara A. Babcok
Symbolism and the Problematics of Postmodern Representation/Stephen William Foster

Part II: Turner’s Theory and Practice
Victor Turner’s Definition, Theory, and Sense of Ritual/Ronald L. Grimes
"Hyperion to a Satyr"/Criticism and Anti-structure in the Work of Victor Turner/Frederick Turner
The Literary Roots of Victor Turner’s Anthropology/Edith Turner
Victor Turner’s Career and Publications/Frank E. Manning

Contributors
Index