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Left Politics and the Literary Profession

Left Politics and the Literary Profession


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231065665
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 08/27/1990
Series: Social Foundations of Aesthetic Forms SE
Pages: 316
Product dimensions: 6.27(w) x 9.29(h) x 1.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Lennard J. Davis is an Associate Professor at the University of Pennsylvania and is the author of several books, including Factual Fictions: The Origins of The English Novel (published by Columbia University Press).

M. Bella Mirabella is an Associate Professor at the Gallatin Division of New York University and has written widely on dance and drama.

Table of Contents

Why theory?, by Gerald Graff
The function of English at the present time, by Richard Ohmann
What am I doing when I do women's studies in 1990?, by Catharine R. Stimpson
Literature and politics: black feminist scholars reshaping literary education in the white university, 1970-1986, by Nellie Y. McKay
What is the matter with Mary Jane? Feminist criticism in a time of diminished expectations, by Kate Ellis
Canon theory and emergent practice, by Paul Lauter
Canon fathers and myth universe, by Lillian S. Robinson
Literature of resistance: the intersection of feminism and the communist left in Meridel Le Sueur and Tillie Olsen, by Constance Coiner
Memory and historical record: the literature and literary criticism of Beirut, 1982, by Barbara Harlow. At the crossroads of history, on the borders of change: Chicano literary studies past, present, and future, by Hector Calderon
Third plane at the change of the century: the shape of African-American literature to come, by Pancho Savery
History as explanation: writing about lesbian writing, or "Are girls necessary?", by Julie Abraham
Politics and literature: then and now, by Robert C. Rosen
Somewhere off the coast of academia, by Robert Rich
Some historical refractions, by Lillian S. Robinson
What has happened to the seeds of the flower children?, by Susan Gushee O'Malley
Annals of academic life: an exemplary tale, by Louis Kampf

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