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Title Rhetorical Occasions : Essays on Humans and the Humanities.
Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, 2006.


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Description 1 online resource (361 pages)
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Available only to authorized UTEP users.
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Subject Sokal, Alan D., 1955-
Sokal, Alan D., 1955-
September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001)
Blogs -- United States.
Criticism -- United States.
Humanities -- United States.
Learning and scholarship -- United States.
New Left -- United States.
Popular culture -- United States.
Rhetoric -- United States.
September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001 -- Influence.
United States -- Study and teaching.
United States.
Contents The Sokal hoax for beginners -- The return of realism and the future of contingency -- Of fine clothes and naked emperors -- The utility of the arts and humanities -- There is nothing inside the text; or, why no one's heard of Wolfgang Iser -- Citizens of the world, unite: Martha Nussbaum's plan for cultivating humanity -- American studies without exceptions -- Idolatries of the marketplace: Thomas Frank, cultural studies, and the voice of the people -- Days of future past -- Teaching to the six -- Working for the U: on the thetoric of "affiliation" -- Dream a little dream -- Professing and parenting -- Speaking of speakers -- Universities should be open for business -- Analyze, don't summarize -- The top 10 contradictory things about popular culture -- The Elvis Costello problem -- The lefts before 21 September -- Nation and narration -- Can the left get Iraq right? -- For a better and broader antiwar movement -- Fighting liberals -- The loyalties of American studies -- Azkaban blogging -- Back in les √Čtats-Unis -- Vacation reading II -- Republican National Convention, second night -- More plans for democrats in distress -- The Beinart effect -- Theory Tuesday II -- Theory Tuesday III -- Was I ever wrong.
Summary Collects twenty-four of the author's major essays and reviews, as well as a sampling of entries on literary theory and contemporary culture from his award-winning weblog. This work offers an array of interventions into matters - academic and nonacademic.
Other Title 9780807830673