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diacritics 34.1 (2004) 98-100

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Mother Tongues. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 2003.

The Feminist Difference: Literature, Psychoanalysis, Race, and Gender. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1998.

The Wake of Deconstruction. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994.

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The Critical Difference: Essays in the Contemporary Rhetoric of Reading. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1980.

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Persons and Things. Forthcoming from Harvard UP.

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Dissemination. By Jacques Derrida. Translation, introduction, and notes. Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1981.

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Freedom and Interpretation: Oxford Amnesty Lectures of 1992. New York: Basic Books, 1993.

With Jonathan Arac. Consequences of Theory. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1990.

The Pedagogical Imperative: Teaching as a Literary Genre. Yale French Studies 63 (1982).

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A New History of French Literature. Principal ed., Denis Hollier. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1989.

The Norton Anthology of Criticism and Theory. Principal ed., Vincent B. Leitch. New York: Norton, 2001.


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"Bringing Out D.A. Miller." Narrative 10.1 (Jan. 2002).

"Bad Writing." Just Being Difficult? Ed. Jonathan Culler and Kevin Lamb. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2003.

"Doing Time: A Re-Reading of Paul de Man's 'Literary History and Literary Modernity.'" Forthcoming in papers for the English Institute. New York: Routledge, 2002.

"Using People: Kant with Winnicott." The Turn to Ethics. Ed. Marjorie Garber, Beatrice Hanssen, and Rebecca Walkowitz. New York: Routledge, 2000.

"Anthropomorphism in Lyric and Law." Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 10.2 (Summer 1998).

"Moses and Intertextuality: Sigmund Freud, Zora Neale Hurston, and the Bible." Poetics of the Americas. Ed. Bainard Cowan and Jefferson Humphries. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State UP, 1997.

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"Whose Life Is It, Anyway?" The Seductions of Biography. Ed. David Suchoff and Mary Rhiel. New York: Routledge, 1996.

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"Muteness Envy." Human, All Too Human. Ed. Diana Fuss, New York: Routledge, 1995.

"The Alchemy of Style and Law." The Rhetoric of Law. Ed. Austin Sarat and Thomas R. Kearns. Ann Arbor: U of Michigan P, 1994.

"Lesbian Spectacles: Reading Sula, Passing, Thelma and Louise, and The Accused." Media Spectacles. Ed. Marjorie Garber, Jann Matlock, and Rebecca Walkowitz. New York: Routledge, 1993.

"'Aesthetic' and 'Rapport' in Toni Morrison's Sula." Textual Practice 2 (1993).

"The Quicksands of the Self: Nella Larsen and Heinz Kohut." Telling Facts: History and Narration in Psychoanalysis. Ed. Joseph H. Smith and Humphrey Morris. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1992. Reprinted in Female Subjects in Black and White. Ed. Abel, Christian, and Moglen. Berkeley: U of California P, 1997.

"The Postmodern in Feminism: A Response to Mary Joe Frug." Harvard Law Review 105.5 (1992).

"Discard or Masterpiece? Mallarmé's Le Livre." The Marks in the Fields. Ed. Rodney Dennis and Elizabeth Falsey. Cambridge, MA: Harvard UP, 1992.

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"Poison or Remedy? Paul de Man as Pharmakon." Colloquium Helviticum 11/12 (1990).

"Philology: What Is at Stake?" Comparative Literature Studies 27.1. Reprinted in On Philology. Ed. Jan Ziolkowski. University Park: Penn State UP, 1990.

"Gender and Poetry: Charles Baudelaire and Marceline Desbordes-Valmore." Displacements: Women, Tradition, Literatures in French. Ed. Joan de Jean and Nancy K. Miller. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1990.

"A Note on the Wartime Writings of Paul de Man." Literary Theory Today. Ed. Peter Collier and Helga Ryan. Ithaca: Cornell UP, 1990.

"Euphemism, Understatement, and the Passive Voice: A Genealogy of Afro-American Poetry." Reading Black, Reading Feminist. Ed. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. New York: Meridian, 1990.

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