books of possible interest

This entry is a list of books I gleaned from the catalogs at MLA 2004. Some might help me with my own research, some might be good for teaching, and some just sound interesting.

This one is at the top of my list, at the moment: Regimes of Description: In the Archive of the Eighteenth Century, edited by John Bender and Michael Marrinan (Stanford UP, 2005). The publisher’s blurb reads, “Regimes of Description responds to the perceptionóhowever impreciseóthat forms of knowledge in every sector of contemporary culture are being fundamentally reshaped by the digital revolution.”


University of Minnesota Press

Kevin Kopelson, Neatness Counts: Essays on the Writer’s Desk
Lowell Handler, Twitch and Shout: A Touretter’s Tale
Aden Evens, Sound Ideas: Music, Machines, and Experience
Gilles Deleuze, Francis Bacon: The Logic of Sensation
Catherine Liu, Copying Machines: Taking Notes for the Automaton
Richard Feldstein, Political Correctness: A Response from the Cultural Left

Blackwell Publishing

Cultural Studies: From Theory to Actions, edited by Pepi Leistyna
New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society, edited by Tony Bennett, Lawrence Grossberg, & Meaghan Morris
The Question of Method in Cultural Studies, edited by James Schwoch, Mimi White, & Dilip Goankar
Creative Industries, edited by John Hartley
A Companion to Cultural Studies, edited by Toby Miller
The Aesthetics of Cultural Studies, edited by Michael Berube
A Dictionary of Cultural and Critical Theory, edited by Michael Payne
Media and Cultural Studies (2nd ed), edited by Meenakshi Gigi Durham & Douglas M. Kellner
Re-reading Popular Culture, by Joke Hermes
A Companion to Media Studies, edited by Angharad N. Valdivia
John Storey, Inventing Popular Culture: From Folklore to Globalization
Popular Culture: Production and Consumption, edited by Lee Harrington and Denise Bielby
Hanno Hardt, Myths for the Masses: An Essay on Mass Communication

NYU Press

Alec McHoul, A Foucault Primer: Discourse, Power, and the Subject
Glenn W. Shuck, The Left Behind Novels and the Struggle for Evangelical Identity
Janet Staiger, Media Reception Studies

Oxford University Press

Interpreting Everyday Culture, edited by Fran Martin
D. Bruce Hindmarsh, The Evangelical Conversion Narrative: Spiritual Autobiography in Early Modern England
Paul Baines, The Long Eighteenth Century
Abigail Williams, Poetry and the Creation of Whig Literary Culture, 1681-1714

University of Virginia Press

James Engell and Anthony Dangerfield, Saving Higher Education in the Age of Money
William G. Bowen, Martin A. Kurzweil, and Eugene M. Tobin, Equity and Excellence in American Higher Education

University of Chicago Press

Saree Makdisi, William Blake and the Impossible History of the 1790s [excerpted online]

Stanford University Press

William Blake: The Painter at Work, edited by Joyce H. Townsend
Richard Swedborg, The Max Weber Dictionary: Key Words and Central Concepts
Bethany Bryson, Making Multiculturalism: Boundaries and Meaning in U.S. English Departments
Adriana Caverero (translated, and with an introduction by Paul A. Kottman), For More than One Voice: Toward a Philosophy of Vocal Expression
Peggy Kamuf, Book of Addresses

Columbia University Press

Martin Halliwell and Andy Mousley, Critical Humanisms: Humanist/Anti-Humanist Dialogues

University of Pennsylvania Press

Hugh Amory, Bibliography and the Book Trades: Studies in the Print Culture of Early New England (edited by David D. Hall)
Jody Greene, The Trouble with Ownership: Literary Property and Authorial Liability in England, 1660-1730
David A. Brewer, The Afterlife of Character, 1726-1825

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