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Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory

Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory

Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory    Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory

This innovative work sets two texts by two different authors on facing pages, designed so that they read in tandem Miller s text on the right, Asensi s on the left. It makes a long trajectory, moving back and forth as an ox plows a field, boustrophedonically, to borrow the figure in Manuel Asensi s title.

Hillis Miller, analyzes changes in the contemporary research university in the West. The mission of the research university has been profoundly influenced by the end of the Cold War and by globalization, advances in communication technologies, and shifts in funding from the federal government to transnational corporations.

Miller aims to discover what the function of the humanities might be in this new kind of university. Echoing Bill Readings, he calls for a university of dissensus that would be made up of adjacent or overlapping communities, each fundamentally other to the others, each inhabited by its own otherness. Each of those opacities is a kind of black hole in the luminosity or enlightenment to which the university has traditionally been dedicated. Miller concludes with sections on Trollope and Proust that attempt to show how otherness is exemplified in the work of two fundamentally dissimilar authors. The item "Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory" is in sale since Wednesday, June 24, 2020. This item is in the category "Books, Magazines\Fiction Books". The seller is "simplybestprices-10to20dayshipping" and is located in Gloucester.

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  • EAN: 9780804732437
  • UPC: 9780804732437
  • ISBN: 9780804732437
  • MPN: N/A
  • Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
  • Recommended Age Range: 0-12 months
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press


Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory    Black Holes / J. Hillis Miller or, Boustrophedonic Reading Cultural Memory