Polemic: Critical or Uncritical
Time and the Literary
Human, All Too Human
Performativity and Performance
Borders, Boundaries, and Frames
October 16, 2004
These new essays by leading scholars examine some famous and less well-known instances of polemical encounters. The essays are enhanced by an interview with Gayatri Spivak, specially conducted by Jane Gallop for this volume Historically rigorous, theoretically astute, and sometimes wickedly funny,...
March 02, 2004
In Compassion, ten scholars draw on literature, psychoanalysis, and social history to provide an archive of cases and genealogies of compassion. Together these essays demonstrate how "being compassionate" is shaped by historical specificity and social training, and how the idea of compassion takes...
Karen Newman, Jay Clayton, Marianne Hirsch
June 14, 2002
Time and the literary: the immediacy of information technology has supposedly annihilated both. Email, cell phones, satellite broadcasting seem to have ended the long-standing tradition of encoding our experience of time through writing. Paul de Man's seminal essay "Literary History and Literary...
December 19, 2000
This book highlights the best new interdisciplinary research on the theory and practice of cosmopolitanism, with a special focus on the cosmopolitan literatures of Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America, from medieval times to the present....
Judith Butler, John Guillory, Kendall Thomas
July 25, 2000
First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....
Jeffrey Masten, Peter Stallybrass, Nancy J. Vickers
November 10, 1997
Language Machines questions any easily progressive model of technological change, demonstrating the persistence rather than the obsolescence of language technologies over time, the continuous and complicated overlap of pens, presses, screens and voice. In these essays new technologies do not simply...
Andrew Parker, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick
October 24, 1995
From the age of Aristotle to the age of AIDS, writers, thinkers, performers and activists have wresteled with what "performance" is all about. At the same moment, "performativity"--a new concept in language theory--has become a ubiquitous term in literary studies. This volume grapples with the...
November 29, 1994
The essays in this volume take up the challenge of working out -- or reworking -- the problematics of the borders, the boundaries and the frameworks that structure our various and multiple notions of identity -- textual, personal, collective, generic, and disciplinary. The contributors to this...
Susan Kamholtz Gubar
December 21, 1992
First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....