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Louis Althusser: ISA and RSA

analysis? Althusser answers that initially with distinction between ideologies (historical/social) and ideology (structural). Althusser makes this distinction in his essay Ideology and Ideological State Apparatuses, which discusses the relation between…

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Althusserian Marxism

Louis Althusser combined Marxism with the scientifically oriented methods of Structuralism in his essay, Ideology and the Ideological State Apparatuses (1970) and analysed how the dominant systems enforce their control…

Marxism and Literary Theory

Louis Althusser further developed the Marxist approach through the introduction of various concepts like overdetermination, Ideology etc. Overdetermination refers to an effect which arises from various causes rather than from…

Marxist Feminism

…concepts, especially as these were redefined by Louis Althusser, seemed greatly relevant. In particular Althusser’s definition of ideology and his concept of interpellation, which explains how ideology addresses us in…

Posthumanist Criticism

…in common with the “antihumanism” commonly associated with the work of theorists such as Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault, and Jacques Lacan, but tends to depart from antihumanist discourse when it…

Structuralism

…Things examined the history of science to study the structures of epistemology (though he later denied affiliation with the structuralist movement). Louis Althusser combined Marxism and Structuralism to create his…

Ebooks

…(translation)-Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales-Barron’s Educational Series (1977) Literariness.org Louis Althusser, G. M. Goshgarian, Etienne Balibar, Jacques Bidet-On The Reproduction Of Capitalism_ Ideology And Ideological State Apparatuses-Verso (2014) Literariness.org Judith Butler-Gender Trouble…

Queer Theory

…regard, his work paralleled that of Louis Althusser whose theory of IDEOLOGY held that the subject is always already “interpellated,” coercively recruited by ideological apparatuses of the State. (On Althusser,…

Lacanian Psychoanalysis

…by Jean Louis Baudry, Christian Metz, Laura Mulvey‘s concept of male gaze etc.). At the “symbolic stage” (based, on which, Kristeva formulated her concept of the “semiotic”), the child enters…

Critical Theory

…Antonio Gramsci and Louis Althusser. In some respects, this phase responds to the very problems that the study of modernity made evident. What is to be done, asks Wendy Brown,…

Ethnic Studies

…importance in this context is Henry Louis Gates’s theory of African and African American literature. Gates builds on Houston Baker’s early work, which argues that “Black America” possessed its “own…

Audio Lectures

…Minutes Lectures by Louis Markos, Professor in English & Scholar in Residence at Houston Baptist University where he holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities. 🎧 Introduction: Thinking Theoretically…

POSTSTRUCTURALISM

…foundation that guarantees the validity of knowledge and truth. This anti-foundationalism and scepticism about the traditional concepts of meaning, knowledge, truth and subjectivity also found radical expression in Marxism (Althusser),…

New Historicism

…universal value) . On the contrary, New Historicism, as Louis Montrose suggested, deals with the “texuality of history and the historicity of texts.” Textuality of history refers to the idea…

Edward Said’s Orientalism

…Forster‘s A Passage to India. In the tradition of Althusserian Marxism, Said argued that the native subject is interpellated into colonial structures and roles through ideology. Said endorsed contrapuntal reading…

Narrative Theory

…novel harbors a deeply sublimated narrative structure shaped by ideological forces. Jameson is indebted not only to Freud and Lacan, but to Althusser as well who provided a “post-Marxist” theory…

Saussurean Structuralism

…(Roland Barthes), the literary and philosophical concepts of Derrida, Marxist analysis of ideology by Althusser, psychoanalytical theories of Lacan, and analysis of language conducted by Feminists like Kristeva, Cixous, Irigaray….

Vampire Narrative

The play between mythological and modern significance, between mystical and scientific visions of horror and unity, sexuality and sacred violence, is focused in the figure of the vampire….

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