Working Papers 1984-91


Mary Ann Doane (Brown U.), “‘…When the Direction of the Force Acting on the Body is Changed’: The Moving Image,” Fall 1984

Patricia Mellencamp (UWM), “Receivable Texts: U.S. Avant-Garde Cinema, 1960-1982,” Fall 1984

Herbert Blau (UWM), “The Makeup of Memory in the Winter of our Discontent,” Fall 1984

William Kerrigan (U. of Maryland), “Life’s Iamb: the Scansion of Late Creativity in the Culture of the Renaissance,” Fall 1984

Ihab Hassan (UWM), “Timely Pleasures: Sane and In-Sane,” Fall 1984

Jane Gallop (Rice U.), “Reading Lacan’s Ecrits,” Fall 1984

Ellie Ragland-Sullivan (U. of Illinois at Chicago), “Counting From 0 to 6: Lacan and the Imaginary Order,” Fall 1984

Tania Modleski (UWM), “The Terror of Pleasure: The Contemporary Horror Film and Postmodern Theory,” Fall 1984


Mary Russo (Hampshire), “Female Grotesques: Carnival and Theory,” Fall 1985

Jessica Benjamin, “A Desire of One’s Own: Psychoanalytic feminism and Intersubjective Space,” Fall 1985

Mary Poovey (Swarthmore), “‘Scenes of an Indelicate Character’: The Medical ‘Treatment’ of Victorian Women,” Fall 1985

Gabriele Schwab (UWM), “Creative Paranoia and Frost Patterns of White Words: Making Sense in and of Thomas Pynchon’s Gravity’s Rainbow,” Fall 1985

Margaret Morse (U. of San Fransisco-Academy of Art), “The Television News Personality and Credibility: Reflections on the News in Transition,” Fall 1985

John Pauly (UWM), “Reflections on Writing a History of News as a Form of Mass Culture,” Fall 1985

Bernard Gendron (UWM), “Rock and Roll Mythology: Sex and Race in ‘Whole Lotta Shakin’,” Fall 1985


Andreas Huyssen (Columbia U.), “Memory, Myth, and the Dream of Reason: Peter Weiss’s The Aesthetics of Resistance,” Fall 1986

Jean François Lyotard (Paris VIII), “Discussions, or Phrasing ‘after Auschwitz’,” Fall 1986

Ackbar Abbas (U. of Hong Kong), “Walter Benjamin’s Collector: The Fate of Modern Experience,” Fall 1986

Miriam Gusevich (UWM), “Purity and Transgession: Reflections on the Architectural Avantgarde’s Rejection of Kitsch,” Fall 1986

Biddy Martin (Cornell U.), “Woman and Modernity: The [Life] Styles of Lou Andreas-Salomé,” Fall 1986

Giovanna Borradori (Italy), “‘Weak Thought’ and the ‘Aesthetics of Quotationism’: The Italian Shift from Deconstruction,” Fall 1986

Kathleen Woodward (UWM), “The Look and the Gaze: Narcissism, Aggression, and Aging,” Fall 1986


Gregory S. Jay (UWM), “American Literature and the New Historicism: The Example of Frederick Douglass,” Fall 1988

James Schwoch (Marquette U.), “Presenting the History of the Future: Television Advertising and Telecommunications Discourse in American Culture,” Fall 1988

Lynn Worsham (UWM), “Kenneth Burke’s Appendicitis,” Fall 1988 Meaghan Morris (Australia), “Things to do with Shopping Centres,” Fall 1988

Tom Moylan (UW Center-Waukesha County), “Rereading Religion: Ernst Bloch, Gustavo Gutierrez, and the Post-Modern Strategy of Liberation Theology,” Fall 1988

John Carlos Rowe (UC Irvine), “‘Bringing It All Back Home’: American Recyclings of the Vietnam War,” Fall 1988

Han-liang Chang (National Taiwan U.), “Hallucinating the Other: Derridean Fantasies of Chinese Script,” Fall 1988

Patrice Petro (UWM), “Weimar Photojournalism and the Female Reader,” Fall 1988

Stephen Heath (Cambridge U.), “Representing Television,” Fall 1988 Valie Export (UWM / Austria), “The Real and Its Double: The Body,” Fall 1988

Andrew Ross (Princeton U.), “Techno Ethics and Tele-Ethics: Three Lives in the Day of Max Headroom,” Fall 1988

Régis Durand (U. of Lille), “How to See (Photographically),” Fall 1988


Andrew Martin (UWM), “Popular Culture/Unpopular War: The Vietnam War in American Culture,” Fall-Winter 1989-90

José David Saldívar (UC Santa Cruz “Chicano Studies on the Border,”), Fall-Winter 1989-90

Lois Banner (USC), “The Meaning of Menopause: Aging and Its Historical Contexts in the Twentieth Century,” Fall-Winter 1989-90

“Bourne, Dewey, Adorno: Reconciling Pragmatism and the Frankfurt School,” Ross Posnock (U. of Washington), Fall-Winter 1989-90

Margaret Soltan (George Washington U.), “The Artist’s Journey to the Interior Designer: Built Subjectivity in Contemporary Architectural Magazines,” Fall-Winter 1989-90

Page Dubois (UC San Diego), “Torture, Slavery, and Truth in Ancient Athens,” Fall-Winter 1989-90

Sandra Bartky (U. of Illinois at Chicago), Fall “Shame and Gender: Contribution to a Phenomenology of Oppression,” -Winter 1989-90

Lynne Joyrich (UWM), “Television and the Cyborg Subject(ed),” Fall-Winter 1989-90

Nancy Armstrong (Minnesota) and Leonard Tennenhouse (Minnesota), “The Interior Difference: A Brief Genealogy of Dreams, 1650-1717,” Fall -Winter 1989-90


Robin Pickering-Iazzi (UWM), “Unseduced Mothers: The Resisting Female Subject in Italian Culture of the Twenties and Thirties,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Juliana Schiesari (UC Davis), “Appropriating the Work of Women’s Mourning: The Legacy of Renaissance Melancholia,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Janis Hunter Jenkins (Case Western Reserve U.), “Culture and Depressive Affects: The Embodiment of Fear and Anxiety among Salvadoran Women Refugees,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Herbert Blau (UWM), “The Surpassing Body,” Fall-Winter 1990-91 Angela McRobbie (Ealing College of Higher Education), “New Times in Cultural Studies,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Margaret Atherton (UWM), “Cartesian Reason and Gendered Reason,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Teresa de Lauretis (UC Santa Cruz), “Film and the Primal Fantasy – One More Time: On Sheila McLaughlin’s She Must Be Seeing Things,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Anthony Kubiak (Harvard U.), “Terror’s Theatre: A Post-Mortem Polemic,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Tara McPherson and Gareth Evans (UWM), “Watch This Space: An Interview with Edward Soja,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

Nancy Fraser (Northwestern U.), “Rethinking the Public Sphere: A Contribution to the Critique of Actually Existing Democracy,” Fall-Winter 1990-91

David Wallace (U. of Minnesota), “Carving up Time and the World: Medieval-Renaissance Turf Wars; Historiography and Personal History,” Fall-Winter 1990-91