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Just being difficult? : academic writing in the public arena

Author: Jonathan D Culler; Kevin Lamb
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003.
Series: Cultural memory in the present.
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Is academic writing, particularly in the disciplines of literary theory and cultural studies, needlessly obscure? "Just Being Difficult?" provides learned and thoughtful analyses of the entire  Read more...

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Just being difficult?
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)603745073
Online version:
Just being difficult?
Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, 2003
(OCoLC)606940946
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan D Culler; Kevin Lamb
ISBN: 0804747091 9780804747097 0804747105 9780804747103
OCLC Number: 50670715
Description: 223 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Difficult style and "Illustrious" vernaculars : a historical perspective / Margaret Ferguson --
Hume's learned and conversible worlds / Robin Valenza and John Bender --
Bad writing and good philosophy / Jonathan Culler --
The metaphysics of clarity and the freedom of meaning / John McCumber --
Feminism's broken English / Robyn Wiegman --
The resistance of theory ; or, The worth of agony / Rey Chow --
Styles of intellectual publics / Michael Warner --
On difficulty, the avant-garde, and critical moribundity / Peter Brooks --
Difficulty in modern poetry and aesthetics / Robert Kaufman --
Bad writing / Barbara Johnson --
The morality of form, or, What's "bad" about "bad writing"? / David Palumbo-Liu --
The politics of the production of knowledge : an interview with Gaytari Chakravorty Spivak / Stuart J. Murray --
Values of difficulty / Judith Butler.
Series Title: Cultural memory in the present.
Responsibility: edited by Jonathan Culler and Kevin Lamb.
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