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Explores how shifts in the job market and changes in university culture and administration have influenced the "post-theory" generation of literary critics.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791446799
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 8/28/2000
  • Pages: 233
  • Product dimensions: 6.21 (w) x 9.26 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction: '60s Theory/'90s Practice 1
1 The Posttheory Generation 25
2 Stars, Tenure, and the Death of Ambition 45
3 Phantom Narratives: Travel, Jobs, and the Next Generation 63
4 To Boldly Go Where No MLA Has Gone Before 77
5 "It's a Beastly Rough Crowd I Run With": Theory and the "New University" 95
6 Breaking the Monopoly: The Next Generation and the Corporate Academy 113
7 New Technology and the Dilemmas of the Posttheory Generation: On the Use and Abuse of Computer and Information Technology in Higher Education Today 129
8 Theory after the "Theorists"? 149
9 Words, Words, Words 161
10 Contextualizing Contexts: Cultural Studies, Theory, and the Profession - Past and Future 175
11 After the Deluge: Rethinking Ethical Interpretive Claims 199
12 A Conversation with Gerald Graff 211
13 Epilogue: Bringing You the Best Mix of Yesterday and Today 221
Notes on Contributors 225
Index 229
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