Among the foremost feminist critics to have emerged to international eminence over the last fifteen years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has relentlessly challenged the high ground of established theoretical discourse in literary and cultural studies. Although her rigorous reading of various authors has often rendered her work difficult terrain for those unfamiliar with poststructuralism, this collection makes significant strides in explicating Spivak's complicated theories of reading.
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She is the author of In Other Worlds, The Post-Colonial Critic (a book of interviews), Outside in the Teaching Machine, and most recently the translator of Imaginary Maps: Three Stories by Mahasweta Devi. All are published by Routledge. Donna Landry and Gerald MacLean are Associate Professors of English at Wayne State University.