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1st Edition

Critical or Uncritical

Edited By

Jane Gallop

ISBN 9780415972284
Published October 16, 2004 by Routledge
224 Pages

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Book Description

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, Polemic makes criticism a critical issue.

Table of Contents

Introduction, JaneGallop; Chapter 1 Uncritical Reading, Michael Warner; Chapter 2 Reading as Self-Annihilation, Amy Hollywood; Chapter 3 “Thou art a scholar, speak to it, Horatio”, Helen Deutsch; Chapter 4 Argument and Ethos, Amanda Anderson; Chapter 5 Can Polemic be Ethical?, JonathanCrewe; Chapter 6 Kael's Attack on Sarris, LouisMenand; Chapter 7 “What is Enlightenment?”, JaneGallop;

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Jane Gallop is Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. She is the author of several books, most recently Anecdotal Theory (Duke, 2002).