Issues, Forums, & Commentaries
The following list features special issues, forums, and commentaries that have appeared periodically since Representations was founded in 1983. These special collections are gathered and published when extraordinary new thinking on a given topic or theme emerges out of intellectual exchange in the scholarly community. Representations 101 will include a commentary on critical discussion of religious ideas in the United States by historian David Hollinger; number 102 will gather essays on the topic of secularism. Watch for these and other upcoming special collections.
SPECIAL ISSUE The Humanities and the Crisis of The Public University
Colleen Lye, Christopher Newfield, James Vernon
Humanists and the Public University
The End of Educated Democracy
Geoffrey Galt Harpham
From Eternity to Here: Shrinkage in American Thinking About Higher Education
Beyond All Reason: Spaces of Hope in the Struggle for England's Universities
Christopher L. Connery
Marches Through the Institutions: University Activism in the Sixties and Present
Humanities 2.0: E-Learning in the Digital World
Debt and Taxes: Can the Financial Industry Save Public Universities?
Taking an Administrative Turn: Derivative Logics for a Recharged Humanities
Reflections on a Year of Protest at Berkeley:
"We Are All Students of Color Now"
We Are All Arts Departments Now
The Brain, The Mind, and the Threat to Public Universities
SPECIAL ISSUE NEW WORLD SLAVERY and the MATTER of the VISUAL
Huey Copeland and Krista Thompson
Perpetual Returns: New World Slavery and the Matter of the Visual
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
The Evidence of Things Not Photographed: Slavery and Historical Memory in the British West Indies
Hank Willis Thomas, Fred Wilson and Christopher Cozier
Artists' Portfolios (Color Plates)
Glenn Ligon and Other Runaway Subjects
The Museu do Negro in Rio and the Cult of Anast‡cia as a New Model for the Memory of Slavery
COMMENTARY: Neither Lost nor Found: Slavery and the Visual Archive
SPECIAL ISSUE The Way We Read now
BEST, SHARON MARCUS
Surface Reading: An Introduction
Reading on the Left
Narratology in the Archive of Literature
Surface, Depth, and the Spatial Imaginary: A Cognitive Reading of
The Political Unconscious
Skins, Tattoos, and Susceptibility
From The History of a Book to a "History of the Book"
APTER, ELAINE FREEDGOOD Afterword
FORUM Fifty Years of The King's Two Bodies
STEPHEN GREENBLATT Introduction: Fifty Years of The King's Two Bodies
RICHARD HALPERN The King's Two Buckets: Kantorowicz, Richard II, and Fiscal Trauerspiel
VICTORIA KAHN Political Theology and Fiction in The King's Two Bodies
BERNHARD JUSSEN The King's Two Bodies Today
LORNA HUTSON Imagining Justice: Kantorowicz and Shakespeare
SPECIAL ISSUE Early Modern Secularism
VICTORIA KAHN Introduction
JONATHAN SHEEHAN Sacrifice Before the Secular
NIKLAUS LARGIER Mysticism, Modernity, and the Invention of Aesthetic Experience
EILEEN REEVES Kingdoms of Heaven: Galileo and Sarpi on the Celestial
JOANNA PICCIOTTO The Public Person and the Play of Fact
JANE O. NEWMAN Enchantment in Times of War: Aby Warburg, Walter Benjamin, and the Secularization Thesis
SPECIAL ISSUE On Form
T. J. CLARK More Theses on Feuerbach
WHITNEY DAVIS On Subjectivity and Objectivity in High and Historical Formalism
CATHERINE GALLAGHER The Formalism of Military History
DAVID HENKIN On Forms and Media
CARLA HESSE A Fugitive Book
THOMAS LAQUEUR Form in Ashes
NIKLAUS LARGIER Praying by Numbers
COLLEEN LYE Racial Form
TODD P. OLSON Clouds and Rain
SAMUEL OTTER An Aesthetics in All Things
MARY ANN SMART The Queen and the Flirt
RANDOLPH STARN Historicizing Representations
ALAN TANSMAN Reading Fascism's Form
JAMES VERNON The Social and Its Forms
DAVID A. HOLLINGER Religious Ideas: Should They Be Critically Engaged or Given a Pass?
SPECIAL ISSUE Remakes: A Symposium in Honor of Carol J. Clover
CATHERINE GALLAGHER and THOMAS LAQUEUR Introduction
CAROL J. CLOVER "The Same Thing—Sort Of"
WILLIAM IAN MILLER Is a Gift Forever?
ROBERTA FRANK Terminally Hip and Incredibly Cool: Carol, Vikings, and Anglo-Scandinavian England
THOMAS BREDSDORFF Speech Act Theory and Saga Studies
FRANCES FERGUSON The Way We Love Now: Ian McEwan, Saturday, and Personal Affection in the Information Age
JAMES SCHAMUS Next Year in Munich: Zionism, Masculinity, and Diaspora in Spielberg's Epic
SPECIAL ISSUE Forms of Asia
COLLEEN LYE Introduction: In Dialogue with Asian American Studies
TAKASHI FUJITANI Right to Kill, Right to Make Live: Koreans as Japanese and Japanese as Americans During WWII
SANJAY KRISHNAN Reading Globalization from the Margin: The Case of Abdullah Munshi
CHRISTOPHER BUSH The Ethnicity of Things in America's Lacquered Age
ERIC HAYOT Chinese Bodies, Chinese Futures
STEVEN G. YAO Toward a Prehistory of Asian American Verse: Pound, Cathay, and the Poetics of Consciousness
ROSALIND C. MORRIS Imperial Personal: The Politics and Aesthetics of Translation in British Malaya
FORUM Counterfactual Realities
CATHERINE GALLAGHER When Did the Confederate States of America Free the Slaves?
MARK MASLAN Telling to Live the Tale: Ronald Reagan, Edmund Morris, and Postmodern Nationalism
SARAH LOCHLANN JAIN Living in Prognosis: Toward an Elegiac Politics
PAUL K. SAINT-AMOUR "Christmas Yet to Come": Hospitality, Futurity, the Carol, and "The Dead"
ANDREW MILLER Lives Unled in Realist Fiction
SPECIAL ISSUE Mimesis East and West
VICTORIA KAHN Introduction
LESLIE KURKE Plato, Aesop, and the Beginnings of Mimetic Prose
TAMARA CHIN Orienting Mimesis: Marriage and the Book of Songs
LORNA HUTSON Forensic Aspects of Renaissance Mimesis
XU BING Landscript
HAUN SAUSSY Death and Translation
REY CHOW Sacrifice, Mimesis, and the Theorizing of Victimhood (A Speculative Essay)
DAVID HENKIN Opening Up the Iron Door: Jews, Culture, and The Jewish Century.
SPECIAL ISSUE Redress
STEPHEN BEST and SAIDIYA HARTMAN Fugitive Justice
HERMAN L. BENNETT "Sons of Adam": Text, Context, and the Early Modern African Subject
COLIN DAYAN Legal Terrors
ROBERT WESTLEY The Accursed Share: Genealogy, Temporality, and the Problem of Value in Black Reparations Discourse
BRYAN WAGNER Disarmed and Dangerous: The Strange Career of Bras-Coupé
DAVID LLOYD The Indigent Sublime: Specters of Irish Hunger
America Reconstructed, 1840-1940, special issue, Fall 1988, number 24.
"Art or Society: Must We Choose?" Symposium, Fall 1985, 12: 1-42.
Katherine Bergeron, ed., Music, Rhythm, Language, special issue, Spring 2004, number 86.
Stephen Best and Saidiya Hartman, eds., Redress, special issue, Fall 2005, number 92.
R. Howard Bloch and Frances Ferguson, eds., Misogyny, Misandry, and Misanthropy,
special issue, Fall 1987, number 20.
R. Howard Bloch and Carla Hesse, eds., Future Libraries, special issue, Spring 1993, number 42.
"Contentions of Age in Painting," special forum, Spring 2002, 78: 86-144.
"Crimes, Lies, and Narratives," special forum, Fall 2002, 80: 1-98.
The Cultural Display of the Body, special issue, Winter 1987, number 17.
Natalie Zemon Davis and Randolph Starn, eds., Memory and Counter-Memory, special
issue, Spring 1989, number 26.
"Engendering Art," special forum, Winter 1989, 25: 1-70.
"Entertaining History: American Cinema and Popular Culture," special forum, Winter 1990,
in Memory of Joel Fineman, special issue, Fall 1989, number 28.
"A Forum on American Film," special forum, Summer 2000, 71: 48-134.
Catherine Gallagher and Thomas Laqueur, eds., Sexuality and the Social Body in the
Nineteenth Century, special issue, Spring 1986, number 14.
Catherine Gallagher, Mark Maslan, and Paul K. Saint-Amour, eds., Counterfactual Realities, special forum, Spring 2007, number 98.
Stephen Greenblatt, ed., The New World: Essays in Memory of Michel de Certeau,
special issue, Winter 1991, number 33.
Stephen Greenblatt, István Rév, and Randolph Starn, eds., Identifying Histories:
Eastern Europe Before and After 1989, special issue, Winter 1995, number 49.
Carla Hesse, ed., Practices of Enlightenment, special issue, Winter 1998,
Carla Hesse and Thomas Laqueur, eds., National Cultures Before Nationalism,
special issue, Summer 1994, number 47.
Imperial Fantasies and Postcolonial Histories, special issue, Winter 1992, number 37.
In Memory of Michael Rogin, special issue, Fall 2003, number 84.
Victoria Kahn, ed., Mimesis East and West, special issue, Spring 2006, number 94.
Thomas W. Laqueur, ed., Grounds for Remembering, special issue, Winter 2000,
The Margins of Identity in Nineteenth-Century England, special issue, Summer 1990,
Walter Benn Michaels and Michael Rogin, eds., American Culture Between the Civil
War and World War I, special issue, Winter 1985, number 9.
Monumental Histories, special issue, Summer 1991, number 35.
The New Erudition, special issue, Fall 1996, number 56.
New Perspectives in British Studies, special issue, Winter 1999, number 65.
Sherry B. Ortner, ed., The Fate of "Culture": Geertz and Beyond,
special issue, Summer 1997, number 59.
Philosophies in Time, special issue, Spring 2001, number 74.
Robert Post, ed., Law and the Order of Culture, special issue, Spring 1990,
Robert Post and Michael Rogin, eds., Race and Representation: Affirmative Action,
special issue, Summer 1996, number 55.
"Séance and Suicide: The Media of Somatic History," special forum, spring 1988,
Seeing Science, special issue, Fall 1992, number 40.
Tribute to Paul Alpers, special issue, Winter 2003, number 81.
"Writing on Drawing," special forum, Fall 2000, 72: 64-166.
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