The Stanley Fish Reader / Edition 1

The Stanley Fish Reader / Edition 1

by H. A. Veeser, H. Aram Vesser
     
 

ISBN-10: 0631204385

ISBN-13: 9780631204381

Pub. Date: 02/03/1999

Publisher: Wiley

Stanley Fish's critics disagree about him. He is an "intellectual boot-boy", a "trafficker in scurrility, effrontery, and every low rhetorical trick", "a happy gamesman" with a "disturbingly radical agenda". He is a jury-rigger, a dangerous populist, an open cynic and a self-declared sophist. And he is "the most quoted, most controversial, most in-demand and most

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Stanley Fish's critics disagree about him. He is an "intellectual boot-boy", a "trafficker in scurrility, effrontery, and every low rhetorical trick", "a happy gamesman" with a "disturbingly radical agenda". He is a jury-rigger, a dangerous populist, an open cynic and a self-declared sophist. And he is "the most quoted, most controversial, most in-demand and most feared English teacher in the world". The Stanley Fish Reader assembles for the first time the best work of this brightest intellectual light.

Essays spanning 30 years will attract anyone who has interests in Milton, the English Renaissance, law and literature, speech-act theory, Shakespeare, new pragmatism, first-amendment disputes, blind submission, rhetoric and anti-professionalism. This choice survey casts Fish's evolution into striking relief - what emerges is the transformation not of a personality but of a whole intellectual generation. The personality remains, of course, most riveting. As reported in the TLS, "Fish has made his living from qualities more typically associated with careers in sports or venture capital: agility, pugnacity, tenacity, opportunism, inventiveness, risk, flair". Edited and with an introduction by H. Aram Veeser, the Reader also provides headnotes written by specialists including Joan Bennett (Milton), Jonathan Goldberg (the New Historicism), Bruce Robbins (Professionalism), Stephen Moore (poststructuralism), Judith Roof (the law), Judith Butler (free speech), and many others.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631204381
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/03/1999
Series:
Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.12(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1Not so Much a Teaching as an Intangling10
2Is There a Text in This Class?38
3With the Compliments of the Author: Reflections on Austin and Derrida55
4Consequences86
5Rhetoric114
6There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too145
7The Law Wishes to Have a Formal Existence165
8The Young and the Restless207
9Why Literary Criticism is Like Virtue223
10No Bias, No Merit: The Case Against Blind Submission241
11Anti-Professionalism259
Index292

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