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  1. Polemic

    Critical or Uncritical

    Edited by Jane Gallop

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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,...

    Published October 15th 2004 by Routledge

  2. Compassion

    The Culture and Politics of an Emotion

    Edited by Lauren Berlant

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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...

    Published March 1st 2004 by Routledge

  3. Time and the Literary

    Edited by Karen Newman, Jay Clayton, Marianne Hirsch

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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...

    Published June 13th 2002 by Routledge

  4. Cosmopolitan Geographies

    New Locations in Literature and Culture

    Edited by Vinay Dharwadker

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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....

    Published December 18th 2000 by Routledge

  5. What's Left of Theory?

    New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory

    Edited by Judith Butler, John Guillory, Kendall Thomas

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

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

    Published July 24th 2000 by Routledge

  6. Language Machines

    Technologies of Literary and Cultural Production

    Edited by Jeffrey Masten, Peter Stallybrass, Nancy J. Vickers

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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...

    Published November 9th 1997 by Routledge

  7. Human, All Too Human

    Edited by Diana Fuss

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

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

    Published November 26th 1995 by Routledge

  8. Performativity and Performance

    Edited by Andrew Parker, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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...

    Published October 23rd 1995 by Routledge

  9. Borders, Boundaries, and Frames

    Edited by Mae Henderson

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

    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...

    Published November 28th 1994 by Routledge

  10. English Inside and Out

    The Places of Literary Criticism

    Edited by Susan Kamholtz Gubar

    Series: Essays from the English Institute

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

    Published December 20th 1992 by Routledge

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