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An innocent abroad : lectures in China

Author: J Hillis Miller
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, [2015]
Series: FlashPoints (Evanston, Ill.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since 1988, J. Hillis Miller has travelled to China to lecture on literary theory. Over time, he has assisted in the development of distinctively Chinese forms of literary theory, comparative  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Hillis Miller
ISBN: 9780810132580 0810132583 9780810131620 0810131625
OCLC Number: 908991405
Description: xxxi, 305 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The role of theory in the development of literary studies in the United States --
Black holes in the Internet galaxy: new trends in literary study in the United States --
Effects of globalization on literary study --
Will literary study survive the globalization of the university and the new regime of telecommunications? --
Promises, promises: speech act theory, literary theory, and politico-economic theory in Marx and de Man --
On the authority of literature --
The (language) crisis of comparative literature --
The indigene and the cybersurfer --
"Material interests": modernist English literature as critique of global capitalism --
Who's afraid of globalization? --
A comparison of literary studies in the United States and China --
Globalization and world literature --
Cold heaven, cold comfort: should we read or teach literature now? --
Mixed media forever: the Internet as spectacle; or, The digital transformation of literary studies --
Literature matters today --
Appendix: J. Hillis Miller in China (1988-2012).
Series Title: FlashPoints (Evanston, Ill.)
Other Titles: Speeches.
Responsibility: J. Hillis Miller.

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"A new object comes into view: The Critic as Guest. For almost thirty years now, Hillis Miller has generously offered himself for inspection by Chinese scholars as a native informant of the U.S. Read more...

 
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