Similar titles: Cultural Critique

Woman and Chinese Modernity: The Politics of Reading Between West and East Woman and Chinese Modernity The Politics of Reading Between West and East Rey Chow 1990 Fall
Examines the relationship of “woman” to issues of non-western culture.
Intellectuals: Aesthetics, Politics, Academics Intellectuals Aesthetics, Politics, Academics Bruce Robbins, Editor 1990 Fall
Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature Nationalism, Colonialism, and Literature Terry Eagleton, Fredric Jameson and Edward W. Said 1990 Fall
Anatomy of Racism Anatomy of Racism David Theo Goldberg, Editor 1990 Fall
Through a systematic attack upon the politics of language, categories, and concepts informing racist practice, Anatomy of Racism examines the nature of racism conceptually and historically to unveil its chameleonic and parasitic character as evidenced in the body of scientific and philosophical, socio-political and legal, and cultural expression. “Constitutes an important challenge to positivistic approaches to the question of racism.” --Patterns of Prejudice Contributors: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Etienne Balibar, Homi K. Bhabha, Martin Barker, Roland Barthes, Barbara Christian, Christian Delacampagne, Frantz Fanon, Peter Fitzpatrick, Henry Louis Gates Jr., Sander L. Gilman, Paul Gilroy, David Theo Goldberg, John L. Hodge, Julia Kristeva, Lucius Outlaw, Edward W. Said, and Nancy Leys Stepan.
Reading with Clarice Lispector Reading with Clarice Lispector Helene Cixous Verena Andermatt Conley, Editor 1990 Spring
The foremost French feminist literary critic pays homage to the premiere Latin American woman prose writer of this century.
Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles Bearheart The Heirship Chronicles Gerald Vizenor 1990 Spring
Bearheart, Gerald Vizenors first novel, overturns “terminal creeds” and violence in a decadent material culture. American civilization has collapsed and Proude Cedarfair, his wife, Rosina, and a bizarre collection of disciples, are forced on a pilgrimage when government agents descend on the reservation to claim their sacred cedar trees for fuel. The tribal pilgrims reverse the sentiments of Manifest Destiny and travel south through the ruins of a white world that ran out of gas.
Griever: An American Monkey King in China Griever An American Monkey King in China Gerald Vizenor 1990 Spring
Griever de Hocus, accompanied by his rooster, Matteo Ricci, plays havoc with the monolithic institutions of the People’s Republic of China in Vizenor’s inspired retelling of the classic Chinese Journey to the West. Fiction.
Caliban and Other Essays Caliban and Other Essays Roberto Fernández Retamar 1989 Spring
Cultural and literary essays by a Cuban poet, essayist, and professor of philology who is known for his meticulous efforts to dismantle Eurocentric colonial and neocolonial thought. “Caliban”—the first and longest of the five essays in this book—has become a kind of manifesto for Latin American and Caribbean writers; its central figure, the rude savage of Shakespeare’s Tempest, becomes in Retamar’s hands a powerful metaphor of their cultural situation—both in its marginality and its revolutionary potential.
The Stream of Life The Stream of Life Clarice Lispector 1989 Spring
This novel is considered the greatest work of fiction by the Brazilian writer the New York Times Book Review called “the premier Latin American woman prose writer of this century.” An intense and lyrical work, it chronicles its female protagonist’s journey of self-discovery and self-affirmation. “Whether as novelist or short story writer, Lispector always seemed to be involved with the ambiguities of living, the pleasures derived from it as well as its tragic aspects.” --San Francisco Review of Books
The Future of an Illusion: Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis The Future of an Illusion Film, Feminism, and Psychoanalysis Constance Penley 1989 Spring
Analyzes the primary movements that have shaped the field of feminist film theory. Essential to anyone studying the sexual politics of representation.
Text and Culture: The Politics of Interpretation Text and Culture The Politics of Interpretation Daniel Cottom 1989 Spring
An examination of the political aspects of contemporary disciplines of interpretation, which illustrates how interpretation may be turned into a more socially responsible practice. Includes an extensive analysis of Dickens's Great Expectations.
Universal Abandon: The Politics of Postmodernism Universal Abandon The Politics of Postmodernism Andrew Ross, Editor 1989 Spring
“The essays are new, readable and well-informed; the collection is an excellent basis for inquiring into the politics of contemporary art and criticism.” --Journal of Aesthetics & Art Criticism Contributors: Stanley Aronowitz, Hal Foster, Nancy Fraser, Lawrence Grossberg, Laura Kipnis, Ernesto Laclau, Chantal Mouffe, Meaghan Morris, Linda Nicholson, Jacqueline Rose, Abigail Solomon-Godeau, Paul Smith, Anders Stephanson, and George Yúdice.
A Very Serious Thing: Women’s Humor and American Culture A Very Serious Thing Women’s Humor and American Culture Nancy A. Walker 1988 Fall
Defines why women have been blocked from participating in the mainstream of American comedy yet have overcome hurdles to produce a humor that is sustaining and spells survival for women in society.
The Passion according to G.H. The Passion according to G.H. Clarice Lispector 1988 Fall
A novel combining elements of the Brazilian literary tradition with feminist and literary theory.
Discerning the Subject Discerning the Subject Paul Smith 1988 Spring
A critique of the debates on the status of the “subject.”