Death of a Discipline by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak
In the era of globalization, when mammoth projects of world literature in translation are being undertaken in the United States, how can we protect the multiplicity of languages and literatures at the university? Spivak demonstrates how critics interested in social justice should pay close attention to literary form and offers new interpretations of classics such as Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own. Through close readings of texts not only in English, French, and German but also in Arabic and Bengali, Spivak practices what she preaches.
Columbia University Press, 2003.
ISBN: 9780231129442. 136 pp.
Hardcover. Fine in a fine jacket.