The Stanley Fish Reader / Edition 1

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The Stanley Fish Reader assembles for the first time the best work of this controversial figure in literary theory. This provocative reader provides essays spanning thirty years, covering topics like Milton, the English Renaissance, law and literature, speech-act theory, Shakespeare, new pragmatism, first-amendment disputes, and blind submission. This substantial survey reflects on Fish's personality as well as his work and what emerges is the transformation not of a personality but of a whole intellectual generation. Along with a fascinating introduction, 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: 2/3/1999
  • Series: Wiley Blackwell Readers Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

H. Aram Veeser is Associate Professor of English at City College, New York.

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Introduction 1
1 Not so Much a Teaching as an Intangling 10
2 Is There a Text in This Class? 38
3 With the Compliments of the Author: Reflections on Austin and Derrida 55
4 Consequences 86
5 Rhetoric 114
6 There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too 145
7 The Law Wishes to Have a Formal Existence 165
8 The Young and the Restless 207
9 Why Literary Criticism is Like Virtue 223
10 No Bias, No Merit: The Case Against Blind Submission 241
11 Anti-Professionalism 259
Index 292
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