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How to Be an Intellectual: Essays on Criticism.

Author: Jeffrey J Williams
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English

This book sheds academic obscurity to tell the story of trends in contemporary literary and cultural criticism and the state of the American university. It collects noted and new essays by Jeffrey J.  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey J Williams
ISBN: 0823263800 9780823263806 0823263819 9780823263813 9781322400754 132240075X
OCLC Number: 898120491
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Acknowledgments Introduction Part One: The Politics of Criticism 1. How to Be an Intellectual: Rorty v. Ross 2. The Retrospective Tenor of Recent Theory 3. The Rise of the Theory Journal 4. How Critics Became Smart 5. Publicist Intellectuals 6. The Ubiquity of Culture 7. Credibility and Criticism: On Walter Benn Michaels 8. The Statistical Turn in Literary Criticism Part Two: Profiles in Criticism 9. Prodigal Critics: Bloom, Fish, and Greenblatt 10. A Life in Criticism: M. H. Abrams 11. Bellwether: J. Hillis Miller 12. The Political Theory License: Michael Walzer 13. The Critic as Wanderer: Terry Eagleton 14. From Cyborgs to Animals: Donna Haraway 15. Intellectuals and Politics: Stefan Collini 16. The Editor as Broker: Gordon Hutner 17. Gaga Feminism: Judith "Jack" Halberstam 18. Book Angst Part Three: The Predicament of the University 19. The Pedagogy of Debt 20. Student Debt and the Spirit of Indenture 21. The Academic Devolution 22. The Neoliberal Bias of Higher Education 23. The University on Film 24. The Thrill Is Gone 25. Unlucky Jim 26. Academic Opportunities Unlimited Part Four: The Personal and the Critical 27. The Pedagogy of Prison 28. Shelf Life 29. Teacher: Remembering Michael Sprinker 30. My Life as Editor 31. Other People's Words 32. Long Island Intellectual


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Critics, books, journals, institutions, money: Jeffrey Williams takes on the many faces of the humanities in this engaging book. If only more scholars wrote with such verve and clarity! How to be Read more...

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