Field Work: Sites in Literary and Cultural Studies

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Meet the Author

Marjorie Garber is Professor of English and Director for Literary and Cultural Studies at Harvard. She is the author of Vested Interests and with Rebecca L. Walkowitz co-editor of Media Spectacles and Secret Agents, published by Routledge; her latest book is Vice Versa. Rebecca L. Walkowitz is a doctoral candidate in English and American Literature at Harvard. Paul B. Franklin is a doctoral candidate in fine arts at Harvard.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Field Work 1
1 The Intellectual Challenge of Multiculturalism and Teaching the Canon 11
2 What Is Culture: Does It Matter? 18
3 Custody Battles 26
4 Identity: Political Not Cultural 34
5 Productive Discomfort: Anthropological Fieldwork and the Dislocation of Etiquette 41
6 Planet Rap: Notes on the Globalization of Culture 55
7 Violence and Interpretation: Enzensberger's "Civil Wars" 67
8 OUR AmeRica 77
9 Are We Post-American Studies? 87
10 Don Quixote and the National Citizenship of Masterpieces 97
11 Russian Literature: Past, Present, Future 106
12 Shrunk to an Interloper 113
13 National Literatures in a Global World? - Sometimes - Maybe 120
14 Reading a Poem 129
15 Ode on a Public Thing 137
16 Enlistment and Refusal: The Task of Public Poetry 144
17 Textual Deviance: Ganymede's Hand in As You Like It 153
18 Medieval Irish Manuscript Culture 164
19 Editing Homer, Rethinking the Bard 169
20 Morimura's Olympia 175
21 Reading Invisibility 183
22 "Agency": An Alternative to Subjectivity 196
23 Law's Literature 207
24 The Made-Up and the Made-Real 214
25 Narrative Battles in the Courtroom 225
26 Telling Stories, Telling Law 237
27 A Literary Approach to Cultural Studies 247
28 Criticism and the Autobiographical Voice 256
29 Unsettling Homecoming 262
Contributors 269
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