From Ancient to Victorian Cultural Studies: Assessing Foucault

@article{Behlman2003FromAT,
  title={From Ancient to Victorian Cultural Studies: Assessing Foucault},
  author={Lee Behlman},
  journal={Victorian Poetry},
  year={2003},
  volume={41},
  pages={559 - 569}
}
In 1999 the journal Victorian Literature and Culture devoted a special issue to the subject of "Victorian Studies and Cultural Studies." What is notable about the essays included in this volume is the collective level of skepticism they express about the way cultural studies concepts and practices have recently been applied. (1) Isobel Armstrong, for example, faults "Foucaultian history" for its over-reliance upon limiting notions of "regulation and surveillance.... [so that] [e]very text… Expand
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