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Polemic: Critical or Uncritical

Polemic: Critical or Uncritical

1st Edition

Jane Gallop
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,...

Compassion: The Culture and Politics of an Emotion

Compassion: The Culture and Politics of an Emotion

1st Edition

Lauren Berlant
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...

Time and the Literary

Time and the Literary

1st Edition

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...

Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations in Literature and Culture

Cosmopolitan Geographies: New Locations in Literature and Culture

1st Edition

Vinay Dharwadker
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....

What's Left of Theory?: New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory

What's Left of Theory?: New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory

1st Edition

Judith Butler, John Guillory, Kendall Thomas
July 25, 2000

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Language Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production

Language Machines: Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production

1st Edition

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...

Human, All Too Human

Human, All Too Human

1st Edition

Diana Fuss
November 27, 1995

First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Performativity and Performance

Performativity and Performance

1st Edition

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...

Borders, Boundaries, and Frames

Borders, Boundaries, and Frames

1st Edition

Mae Henderson
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...

English Inside and Out: The Places of Literary Criticism

English Inside and Out: The Places of Literary Criticism

1st Edition

Susan Kamholtz Gubar
December 21, 1992

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

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