Past conferences and lecture series of the Center have given rise to the following volumes:

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What Happens to History: The Renewal of Ethics in Contemporary Thought arrow_right_grey
Virtual Gender: Fantasies of Subjectivity and Embodiment arrow_right_grey
National Imaginaries, American Identities:  The Cultural Work of American Iconography arrow_right_grey
Centuries’ Ends, Narrative Means arrow_right_grey
Cultural Artifacts and the Production of Meaning: The Page, the Image, and the Body arrow_right_grey
New Historical Literary Study: Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History arrow_right_grey
Katherine Anne Porter and Texas: An Uneasy Relationship arrow_right_grey

Aesthetic Subjects
Eds.Pamela R. Matthews and David McWhirter (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003).

Martin Jay, “Drifting into Dangerous Waters: The Separation of Aesthetic Experience from the Work of Art”
Alphonso Lingis, “Armed Assault”
Kay Bea Jones, “Reinventing the Wall: Looking into Zaha Hadid”
Judith Stoddart, “Pleasures Incarnate: Aesthetic Sentiment in the Nineteenth-Century Work of Art”
Leo Bersani and Ulysse Dutoit, “Caravaggio’s Secrets”
Susan Bordo, “The Moral Content of Nabokov’s Lolita
Joseph Litvak, “The Aesthetics of Jewishness: Shelley Winters”
Maureen Harkin, “Theorizing Popular Practice in Eighteenth-Century Aesthetics: Lord Kames and Alexander Gerard”
Douglas Mao, “The Labor Theory of Beauty: Aesthetic Subjects, Blind Justice”
Lee Edelman, “Sinthom-osexuality”
Barbara Maria Stafford, “The Combinatorial Aesthetics of Neurobiology”
Kathryn Bond Stockton, “Cloth Wounds: Queer Aesthetics of Debasement”
Audrey Jaffe, “Embodying Culture: Dorian’s Wish”
Howard Horwitz, “Bad Taste, the Root Evil: I.A. Richards and the Postnational Subject”
Beatriz Colomina, “The Gift: Reflections on the Eames House”
Robert Kaufman, “What Is Construction, What’s the Aesthetic, What Was Adorno Doing?”
Bill Brown, “The Secret Life of Things: Virginia Woolf and the Matter of Modernism”
Kathleen Stewart, “Arresting Images”
Michael Taussig, “The Adult’s Imagination of the Child’s Imagination”

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What Happens to History: The Renewal of Ethics in Contemporary Thought
Ed. Howard Marchitello (London and New York: Routledge, 2001).

Tzvetan Todorov, “The Uses and Abuses of Memory”
Richard J. Golsan, “History and the ‘Duty to Memory’ in Postwar France: The Pitfalls of an Ethics of Remembrance”
Kelly Oliver, “Witnessing Otherness in History”
Krzysztof Ziarek, “The Ethos of History”
Lowell Gallagher, “Merleau-Ponty’s Chiasm and the Ethical Call of Situated Criticism”
Howard Marchitello, “Heterology and Post-Historicist Ethics”
David E. Johnson, “Mexico’s Gas, Mexico’s Tears: Expositions of Identity”
Marshall Sahlins, “Reports of the Death of Cultures Have Been Exaggerated”
Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, “A Moral Dilemma”

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Virtual Gender: Fantasies of Subjectivity and Embodiment
Eds. Mary Ann O’Farrell and Lynne Vallone (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1999).

Sidonie Smith, “Virtually Modern Amelia: Mobility, Flight, and the Discontents of Identity”
Janel Mueller, “Virtue and Virtuality: Gender in the Self-Representations of Queen Elizabeth I”
Helen Thompson, “Gender, or the King’s Secret: Franz Anton Mesmer’s Magnetic Public Sphere”
Robyn R. Warhol, “The Inevitable Virtuality of Gender: Performing Femininity on an Electronic Bulletin Board for Soap Opera Fans”
Charlotte Canning, “Remembering and Forgetting: Feminist Autobiography in Performance”
Harriette Andreadis, “Theorizing Early Modern Lesbianisms: Invisible Borders, Ambiguous Demarcations”
Kay Schaffer, “The Game Girls of VNS Matrix: Challenging Gendered Identities in Cyberspace”
Carroll Smith-Rosenberg, “Constituting Nations/Violently Excluding Women: The First Contract with America”
Bernice L. Hausman, “Virtual Sex, Real Gender: Body and Identity in Transgender Discourse”
Seyla Benhabib, “Sexual Difference and Collective Identities: The New Constellation”

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National Imaginaries, American Identities:  The Cultural Work of American Iconography
Eds. Larry J. Reynolds and Gordon Hutner (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1999).

Larry J. Reynolds, “American Cultural Iconography”
Alan Trachtenberg, “Seeing and Believing: Hawthorne’s Reflections on the Daguerrotype in The House of Mirth
Bryan C. Taylor, “Nuclear Pictures and Metapictures”
Cecelia Tichi, “Pittsburgh at Yellowstone: Old Faithful and the Pulse of Industrial America”
Dennis Berthold, “Melville, Garibaldi, and the Medusa of Revolution”
Shirley Samuels, “Miscegenated America: The Civil War”
Eric Lott, “The Whiteness of Film Noir”
Maurice Wallace, “‘Are We Men?’: Prince Hall, Martin Delaney, and the Masculine Ideal in Black Freemasonry, 1775-1865”
Jenny Franchot, “Unseemly Commemoration: Religion, Fragments, and the Icon”
Jose E. Limon, “Tex-Sex-Mex: American Identities, Lone Stars, and the Politics of Racialized Sexuality”

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Centuries’ Ends, Narrative Means
Ed. Robert D. Newman (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1996).

Sacvan Bercovitch, “Games of Chess: A Model of Literary and Cultural Studies”
Hayden White, “Storytelling: Historical and Ideological”
Jean-Francois Lyotard, “Being Done with Narrative by Cubism and Andre Malraux”
Susan Stewart, “Traherne’s Secrets”
Brook Thomas, “Turner’s ‘Frontier Thesis’ as a Narrative of Reconstruction”
Jeffrey Knapp, “Rogue Nationalism”
Margot Norris, “The (Lethal) Turn of the Twentieth Century: War and Population Control”
Ali Behdad, “Border Inspection: Reflections on Crossing the U.S. Border”
Stephen D. Arata, “Strange Cases, Common Fates: Degeneration and the Pleasures of Professional Reading”
Susan Mizruchi, “Neighbors, Strangers, Corpses: Death and Sympathy in the Early Writings of W. E. B. DuBois”
David McWhirter, “What’s Awkward About The Awkward Age?”
Rita Felski, “Fin de Siecle, Fin de Sexe: Transsexuality, Postmodernism, and the Death of History”
Stephen Mullaney, “Mourning and Misogyny: Hamlet, The Revenger’s Tragedy, and the Final Progress of Elizabeth I, 1600-1607″
Kathy Acker, “Once Upon a Time, Not Long Ago, O”
Thomas Foster, “‘The Sex Appeal of the Inorganic’: Posthuman Narratives and the Construction of Desire”
Jennifer Wicke, “Fin de Siecle and the Technological Sublime”

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Cultural Artifacts and the Production of Meaning: The Page, the Image, and the Body
Eds. Margaret J. M. Ezell and Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1994).

Howard Marchitello, “Political Maps: The Production of Cartography and Chorography in Early Modern England”
J. Paul Hunter, “From Typology to Type: Agents of Change in Eighteenth-Century English Texts”
Hamlin Hill, “Mark Twain: Texts and Technology”
Morris Eaves, “‘Why Don’t They Leave it Alone?’: Speculations on the Authority of the Audience in Editorial Theory”
Jerome J. McGann, “Composition as Explanation (of Modern and Postmodern Poetries)”
Jeanne Holland, “Scraps, Stamps, and Cutouts: Emily Dickinson’s Domestic Technologies of Publication”
Houston A. Baker, Jr., “Beyond Artifacts: Cultural Studies and the New Hybridity of Rap”
W. J. T. Mitchell, “Narrative, Memory, and Slavery”
Herbert Blau, “Rhetorics of the Body: Do You Smell a Fault?”

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New Historical Literary Study: Essays on Reproducing Texts, Representing History
Eds. Jeffrey N. Cox and Larry J. Reynolds (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1993).

Jeffrey N. Cox and Larry J. Reynolds, “The Historicist Enterprise”
Ralph Cohen, “Generating Literary Histories”
Katherine O’Brien O’Keefe, “Texts and Works: Some Historical Questions on the Editing of Old English Verse”
Lee Patterson, “Making Identities in Fifteenth-Century England: Henry V and John Lydgate”
Stephen Greenblatt, “Shakespeare Bewitched”
Margaret J. M. Ezell, “Re-visioning the Restoration: Or, How to Stop Obscuring Early Women Writers”
Janet E. Aikins, “Re-presenting the Body in Pamela II
Terence Allan Hoagwood, “Fictions and Freedom: Wordsworth and the Ideology of Romanticism”
Jerome J. McGann, “Beyond the Valley of Production; or, De Factorum natura: A Dialogue”
Lawrence Buell, “Literary History as a Hybrid Genre”
Michael Rogin, “Blackface, White Noise: The Jewish Jazz Singer Finds His Voice”
Hortense J. Spillers, “Black, White, and in Color, or Learning How to Paint: Toward an Intramural Protocol of Reading”
Robert D. Newman, “Exiling History: Hysterical Transgression in Historical Narrative”
Edward V. Said, “Figures, Configurations, Transfigurations”

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Katherine Anne Porter and Texas: An Uneasy Relationship
Eds. Clinton Machann and William Bedford Clark (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, 1990).

Sylvia Ann Grider, “Introduction: A Folklorist Looks at Katherine Anne Porter”
Willene Hendrick, “Indian Creek: A Sketch from Memory”
Cleanth Brooks, “The Woman and Artist I Knew”
Paul Porter, “Remembering Aunt Katherine”
Joan Givner, “Problems of Personal Identity in Texas’ ‘First Writer'”
Don Graham, “A Southern Writer in Texas: Porter and the Texas Literary Tradition”
Thomas F. Walsh, “From Texas to Mexico to Texas”
Janis P. Stout, “Estranging Texas: Porter and the Distance from Home”
Darlene Harbour Unrue, “Porter’s Sources and Influences”
Sally Dee Wade, “‘The Homeless One Home Again'”

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