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Doing what comes naturally : change, rhetoric, and the practice of theory in literary and legal studies

Author: Stanley Eugene Fish
Publisher: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1989.
Series: Post-contemporary interventions.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Literary theorist Stanley Fish argues that while we can never separate our judgments from the contexts in which they are made, those judgments are nevertheless authoritative and even

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Fish, Stanley Eugene.
Doing what comes naturally.
Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1989
(OCoLC)580491964
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley Eugene Fish
ISBN: 0822308592 9780822308591 0822309955 9780822309956 0822309480
OCLC Number: 18739133
Description: x, 613 pages : 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: going down the anti-formalist road --
With the compliments of the author: Reflections of Austin and Derrida --
Why no one's afraid of Wolfgan Iser --
Working on the chain gang: interpretation in law and literature --
Wrong again --
Fish v. Fiss --
Change --
No bias, no merit: The case against blind submission --
Short people got no reason to live: reading irony --
Professional despise thyself: fear and self-loathing in literary studies --
Anti-professionalism --
Transmuting the lump: Paradise Lost, 1942-1979 --
Don't know much about the middle ages: Posner on law and literature --
Consequences --
Anti-foundationalism, theory hope, and the teaching of composition --
Still wrong after all these years --
Dennis Martinez and the uses of theory --
Unger and Milton --
Critical self-consciousness, or can we know what we're doing? --
Rhetoric --
Force --
Withholding the missing portion: psychoanalysis and rhetoric.
Series Title: Post-contemporary interventions.
Responsibility: Stanley Fish.
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