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In Loaded Words the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new collection is the author's contention that all words are inescapably loaded-that is, highly charged, explosive, substantial, intoxicating, fruitful, and overbrimming-and that such loading is what makes language matter. Garber casts her keen eye on terms from knowledge, belief, madness, interruption, genius, and celebrity to humanities, general education, and academia. Included here are an array of stirring essays, from the title piece, with its demonstration of the importance of language to our thinking about the world; to the superb "Mad Lib," on the concept of madness from Mad magazine to debates between Foucault and Derrida; to pieces on Shakespeare, "the most culturally loaded name of our time," and the Renaissance. With its wide range of cultural references and engaging style coupled with fresh intellectual inquiry, Loaded Words will draw in and enchant scholars, students, and general readers alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Cover
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  1. copyright, dediction
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Loaded Questions: An Introduction
  2. pp. 1-5
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  1. 1. Loaded Words
  2. pp. 6-16
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  1. 2. Mad Lib
  2. pp. 17-35
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  1. 3. A Tale of Three Hamlets; or, Repetition and Revenge
  2. pp. 36-59
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  1. 4. Shakespeare in Slow Motion
  2. pp. 60-71
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  1. 5. The Shakespeare Brand
  2. pp. 72-82
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  1. 6. Translating F. O. Matthiessen
  2. pp. 83-93
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  1. 7. Good to Think With
  2. pp. 94-103
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  1. 8. The Marvel of Peru
  2. pp. 104-115
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  1. 9. Third-Person Interruption
  2. pp. 116-123
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  1. 10. Our Genius Problem
  2. pp. 124-139
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  1. 11. Dig It: Looking for Fame in All the Wrong Places
  2. pp. 140-147
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  1. 12. Anatomy of a Honey Trap
  2. pp. 148-150
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  1. 13. The Gypsy Scholar and the Scholar Gypsy
  2. pp. 151-172
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  1. 14. Radical Numbers
  2. pp. 173-179
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  1. 15. After the Humanities
  2. pp. 180-204
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 205-226
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  1. Index
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780823242078
Related ISBN
9780823242047
MARC Record
OCLC
830023878
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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