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Fish, Stanley Eugene

Works: 121 works in 436 publications in 4 languages and 20,581 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Correspondent
Classifications: PN81, 821.4
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There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing, too by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
20 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 2,180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In an era when much of what passes for debate is merely moral posturing - traditional family values versus the cultural elite, free speech versus censorship - the terms 'liberal' and 'politically correct', are used with as much dismissive scorn by the right as 'reactionary' and 'fascist' are by the left. In There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, Fish takes aim at the ideological gridlock paralyzing academic and political exchange in the nineties. In his witty, accessible dissections of the swirling controversies over multiculturalism, affirmative action, canon revision, hate speech, and legal reform, he takes both the left and the right equally to task. This book is essential reading for anyone with an interest in the outcome of America's cultural wars
Surprised by sin : the reader in "Paradise lost." by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
46 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published thirty years ago, Stanley Fish's classic study of the role of reader response in Milton's Paradise Lost heralded a new era in Milton criticism an era in which one no longer needed to choose between Milton's orthodoxy or heresy. Rather, Fish allowed us to see the epic poem as a self-revelatory experience in which the reader is "intangled" in the folds of Satan's rhetoric and Is forced to reevaluate his or her judgment of Satan by being led to experience the unreliability, inadequacy, or falseness of what had once seemed to be clear or true. In a new Preface, Fish revisits the thesis of Surprised by Sin and considers the challenges offered by post-structuralism, new historicism, and political criticism
How to write a sentence : and how to read one by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fish has always been an aficionado of language, marveling at the adeptness of finely crafted sentences. Here he offers both sentence craft and sentence pleasure, skills invaluable to any writer (or reader)
Is there a text in this class? : the authority of interpretive communities by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
27 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays concerning language, literature, reading, writing and the reader
How Milton works by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
15 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Explores the radical effect of Milton's theological convictions on his peotry and prose."--cover
Self-consuming artifacts : the experience of seventeenth-century literature by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
24 editions published between 1972 and 1998 in English and held by 1,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Doing what comes naturally : change, rhetoric, and the practice of theory in literary and legal studies by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
35 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In literary theory, the philosophy of law, and the sociology of knowledge, no issue has been more central to current debate than the status of our interpretations. Do they rest on a ground of rationality or are they subjective impositions of a merely personal point of view? In Doing What Comes Naturally, Stanley Fish refuses the dilemma posed by this question and argues that while we can never separate our judgments from the contexts in which they are made, those judgments are nevertheless authoritative and even, in the only way that matters, objective. He thus rejects both the dem
Save the world on your own time by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,043 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"To promote good moral character? To bring an end to racism, sexism, economic oppression, and other social ills? To foster diversity and democracy and produce responsible citizens?" "In Save the World on Your Own Time, Stanley Fish argues that, however laudable these goals might be, the only goal appropriate to the academy is the transmission and advancement of knowledge. When teachers offer themselves as moralists, political activists, or agents of social change rather than as credentialed experts in a particular subject and the methods used to analyze it, they abdicate their true purpose. And yet professors now routinely bring their political views into the classroom and seek to influence the political views of their students. Those who do this will often invoke academic freedom, but Fish argues that academic freedom, correctly understood, is the freedom to do the academic job, not the freedom to do any job that comes into the professor's mind."--Jacket
John Skelton's poetry by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
18 editions published between 1965 and 1976 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The trouble with principle by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author explains that history and context determine a principle's content and power and that "intellectual and religious liberty ... are artifacts of the very partisan politics they supposedly transcend."--Jacket
Professional correctness : literary studies and political change by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Professional Correctness Stanley Fish contends that neither the hope nor the fear are in fact realizable because, given the structures of power and hierarchy now in place, academic work - and especially literary studies - cannot reach an audience that might use it as the basis for effective political action. Proficiency in literary interpretation will be a ticket of entry to English departments and scholarly journals, but not to the arenas in which urgent social and political questions are being debated. Movements such as the new historicism, gender studies, or cultural studies can change the objects of their attention, change their vocabularies, change the scope of their claims, indeed change their very names, but nothing they do will bring them into closer contact with the larger structures they would alter or transform. The moral, Fish says, is that if you want to do work that resounds beyond the academy, get out of it: 'The academy - love it or leave it'
The living temple : George Herbert and catechizing by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventeenth-century prose; modern essays in criticism by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Affirmative action the history of an idea ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs today, from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to the City of Chicago. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars
Milton in the age of Fish : essays on authorship, text, and terrorism ( Book )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This multi-author collection by some of todays most pre-eminent Miltonists highlights the paramount importance of Stanley Fish to Milton studies and, at the same time, provides major insights into the nature of Miltons works. As a force to be reckoned with, Stanley Fish is among the most frequently cited commentators on Milton, testimony to his indelible imprint on the field. Of significance not only to Miltonists but also to critical and cultural theorists, this volume explains and exemplifies how many of the lines of inquiry that distinguish present-day scholarship were initiated by Stanley Fish. Fish validated the role of the reader as a major participant, if not a "character", in the works of Milton and struck a balance between historical study and explication of the text, thereby emphasising the interplay of the text and its context. His writings on Milton have also led to the ongoing controversy over Milton and terrorism and promoted intensive analysis of Milton's language and its connotative richness and tonal range. By fostering critical and cultural theories in the study of Miltons works, Fish has heightened awareness of the aesthetics of literary achievement."--Publisher's website
The Stanley Fish reader by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
5 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Stanley Fish Reader assembles for the first time the best work of this brightest intellectual light. Essays spanning thirty years will attract anyone who has interests in Milton, the English Renaissance, law and literature, speech-act theory, Shakespeare, new pragmatism, first-amendment disputes, blind submission, rhetoric, anti-professionalism, and short people. This choice survey casts Fish's evolution into striking relief - what emerges is the transformation not of a personality but of a whole intellectual generation
Versions of antihumanism : Milton and others by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
11 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stanley Fish, one of the foremost critics of literature working today, has spent much of his career writing and thinking about Milton. This book brings together his finest published work with brand new material on Milton and on other authors and topics in early modern literature. In his analyses of Renaissance texts, he meditates on the interpretive problems that confront readers and offers a sustained critique of historicist methods of interpretation. Intention, he argues, is key to understanding which pieces of historical data are relevant to literary criticism. Lucid, provocative, direct and inimitable, this new book from Stanley Fish is required reading for anyone teaching or studying Milton and early modern literary studies"--Provided by publisher
The fugitive in flight : faith, liberalism, and law in a classic tv show by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Quand lire c'est faire : l'autorité des communautés interprétatives by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Respecter le sens commun : rhétorique, interprétation et critique en littérature et en droit by Stanley Eugene Fish ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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