Abstract

Abstract:

Fredric Jameson’s classic work of 1972, The Prison-House of Language: A Critical Account of Structuralism and Russian Formalism, stands out historically as an inquiry into what a model is in the comparative humanities of the postwar period. Though his particular focus in the book is on the linguistic turn (posed against Marxist formalism), his consideration of the model bears directly on “turn theory,” be it deconstructive, cultural, historicist, postcolonial, or cognitive.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6539
Print ISSN
0300-7162
Pages
pp. 50-79
Launched on MUSE
2020-12-03
Open Access
No
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