The Spivak Reader: Selected Works Of Gayati Chakravorty Spivak
The Spivak Reader: Selected Works of Gayati Chakravorty Spivak
Among the foremost feminist critics to have emerged to international eminence over the last fifteen years, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak has relentlessly challenged the high ground of established theoretical discourse in literary and cultural studies. Although her rigorous reading of various authors has often rendered her work difficult terrain for those unfamiliar with poststructuralism, this collection makes significant strides in explicating Spivak's complicated theories of reading.
From the Back Cover
'The Spivak Reader' offers a selection of a major critic's work, making it accessible to as wide an audience as possible in post-colonial studies, literature, women's studies, cultural studies, philosophy, and sociology. Many pieces in the Reader have not been published in Spivak's earlier books; the volume also includes a new interview on the question of the subaltern.
About the Author
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak is Avalon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She is the author of In Other Worlds, The Post-Colonial Critic (a book of interviews), Outside in the Teaching Machine, and most recently the translator of Imaginary Maps: Three Stories by Mahasweta Devi. All are published by Routledge. Donna Landry and Gerald...