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Description - Professional Correctness by Stanley Eugene Fish

The discipline of literary criticism is strictly defined, and the most pressing issues of the late 20th-century - racism, violence against women and homosexuals, cultural imperialism and the like - are located outside its domain. Stanley Fish raises a provocative challenge in this text to those who try to turn literary studies into an instrument of political change, arguing that when literary critics try to influence society at large by addressing social and political issues, they cease to be literary critics at all. Those people interested in the debate over the place of cultural studies in the field of literary criticism, or the more general question of whether academics can become the "public intellectuals" many aspire to be, may be interested to read Fish's unconventional argument for restoring discipline to the academy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674712201
ISBN-10: 067471220X
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 140mm x mm)
Pages: 154
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-May-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Stanley Eugene Fish

Stanley Fish is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His many books include There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing Too.

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