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    Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory.Cary Wolfe & W. J. T. Mitchell - 2003 - University of Chicago Press.
    In Animal Rites, Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, Cavell, and Lyotard to Lévinas, Derrida, ...
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    Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1986 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 45 (2):211-214.
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    Iconology: Image, Text, Ideology.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1987 - University of Chicago Press.
    "[Mitchell] undertakes to explore the nature of images by comparing them with words, or, more precisely, by looking at them from the viewpoint of verbal language.... The most lucid exposition of the subject I have ever read."—Rudolf Arnheim, _Times Literary Supplement_.
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  4. Spatial Form in Literature: Toward a General Theory.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1980 - Critical Inquiry 6 (3):539-567.
    Although the notion of spatiality has always lurked in the background of discussions of literary form, the self-conscious use of the term as a critical concept is generally traced to Joseph Frank's seminal essay of 1945, "Spatial Form in Modern Literature."1 Frank's basic argument is that modernist literary works are "spatial" insofar as they replace history and narrative sequence with a sense of mythic simultaneity and disrupt the normal continuities of English prose with disjunctive syntactic arrangements. This argument has been (...)
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    On Narrative.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1981 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 41 (4):456-461.
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    Image, Space, Revolution: The Arts of Occupation.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2012 - Critical Inquiry 39 (1):8-32.
    Is there a dominant global image—call it a world picture—that links the Occupy movement to the Arab Spring? Or is there any single image that captures and perhaps even motivated the widely noticed synergy and infectious mimicry between Tahrir Square and Zuccotti Park?
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    Picturing Terror : Derrida's Autoimmunity.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2007 - In W. J. T. Mitchell & Arnold I. Davidson (eds.), The Late Derrida. University of Chicago Press. pp. 277-290.
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    Romanticism and the Life of Things: Fossils, Totems, and Images.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2001 - Critical Inquiry 28 (1):167-184.
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    Art and the Public Sphere.Maryann de Julio & W. J. T. Mitchell - 1994 - Substance 23 (2):130.
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    10. Books of Critical Interest Books of Critical Interest (Pp. 622-631).Nancy Fraser, Peter Schwenger, Robert Morris, Bruce Holsinger, Garrett Stewart, Kate McLoughlin, Fredric Jameson, Ian Hunter & W. J. T. Mitchell - 2008 - Critical Inquiry 34 (3):543-562.
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    Art, Fate, and the Disciplines: Some Indicators.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2009 - Critical Inquiry 35 (4):1022.
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    Addressing Media.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2008 - Mediatropes 1 (1):1-18.
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    Diagrammatology.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1981 - Critical Inquiry 7 (3):622-633.
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    Preface to “Occupy: Three Inquiries in Disobedience”.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2012 - Critical Inquiry 39 (1):1-7.
    If journalism is the first draft of history, these three essays might be described as a stab at a second draft. It is an attempt by three scholars from different disciplines, with sharply contrasting methodologies, to provide an account of the protest movements of 2011, from the Arab Spring to Occupy Wall Street. We deploy the perspectives of ethnography, political thought, and iconology in an effort to produce a multidimensional picture of this momentous year of revolutions, uprisings, mass demonstrations, and—most (...)
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  15. Cloning Terror: The War of Images 2001–2004.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2008 - In Diarmuid Costello & Dominic Willsdon (eds.), The Life and Death of Images: Ethics and Aesthetics. Cornell University Press. pp. 179--207.
     
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    Editor's Note: On Narrative.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1980 - Critical Inquiry 7 (1):1-4.
    The essays included in this special issue of Critical Inquiry are a product of the symposium on “Narrative: The Illusion of Sequence” held at the University of Chicago on 26-28 October 1979. The rather special character of this symposium was not fragmented into concurrent or competing sessions, and all the speakers remained throughout the entire weekend to discuss the papers of their fellow participants. Several distinguished participants, in fact, did not read papers but confined their contributions to the conversations which (...)
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    Dead Again.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2007 - In W. J. T. Mitchell & Arnold I. Davidson (eds.), The Late Derrida. University of Chicago Press. pp. 219-228.
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    The Violence of Public Art: "Do the Right Thing".W. J. T. Mitchell - 1990 - Critical Inquiry 16 (4):880-899.
    The question naturally arises: Is public art inherently violent, or is it a provocation to violence? Is violence built into the monument in its very conception? Or is violence simply an accident that befalls some monuments, a matter of the fortunes of history? The historical record suggests that if violence is simply an accident that happens to public art, it is one that is always waiting to happen. The principal media and materials of public art are stone and metal sculpture (...)
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    "Critical Inquiry" and the Ideology of Pluralism.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1982 - Critical Inquiry 8 (4):609-618.
    The criterion of "arguability" has tended to steer Critical Inquiry away from the kind of pluralism which defines itself as neutral, tolerant eclecticism toward a position which I would call "dialectical pluralism." This sort of pluralism is not content with mere diversity but insists on pushing divergent theories and practices toward confrontation and dialogue. Its aim is not the mere preservation or proliferation of variety but the weeding out of error, the elimination of trivial or marginal contentions, and the clarification (...)
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    Picturing Terror: Derrida’s Autoimmunity.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2007 - Critical Inquiry 33 (2):277.
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    Holy Landscape: Israel, Palestine, and the American Wilderness.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2000 - Critical Inquiry 26 (2):193-223.
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    "Ut Pictura Theoria": Abstract Painting and the Repression of Language.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):348-371.
    This may be an especially favorable moment in intellectual history to come to some understanding of notions like “abstraction” and “the abstract,” if only because these terms seem so clearly obsolete, even antiquated, at the present time. The obsolescence of abstraction is exemplified most vividly by its centrality in a period of cultural history that is widely perceived as being just behind us, the period of modernism, ranging roughly from the beginning of the twentieth century to the aftermath of the (...)
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  23. Blake's Composite Art a Study of the Illuminated Poetry.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1978 - Princeton University Press.
     
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    Editor's Introduction: Essays Toward a New Art History.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1989 - Critical Inquiry 15 (2):226-226.
    The following articles are best described as essays “in,” not “on,” the New Art History. They exemplify what we regard as some of the most interesting new directions in the practical understanding of art: the discourse of art historical description ; the materiality of the pictorial surface ; the role of genre ; the relation of visual representation and language ; and the mediation of social and economic history through painting. These essays constitute a kind of first installment of work (...)
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    Editor's Introduction: The Politics of Interpretation.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1982 - Critical Inquiry 9 (1):iii-viii.
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    Sheldon Sacks 1930–1979.Robert E. Streeter, Wayne C. Booth & W. J. T. Mitchell - 1979 - Critical Inquiry 5 (3):423-425.
    It is strange to write for the pages of this journal a statement which will not come under the eye of its founding editor, Sheldon Sacks. For nearly five years everything that appeared in Critical Inquiry—articles, critical responses, editorial comments—was a matter of painstaking and passionate concern to Shelly Sacks. With a flow of questions and suggestions and a talent for unabashed cajolery, he generated articles and rejoinders to those articles. He worked tirelessly in editorial consultation and correspondence with contributors, (...)
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    Dead Again.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2007 - Critical Inquiry 33 (2):219.
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  28. Floating AuthorshipAgainst Theory: Literary Studies and the New Pragmatism.Peggy Kamuf & W. J. T. Mitchell - 1986 - Diacritics 16 (4):2.
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    10. Said, Palestine, and the Humanism of Liberation Said, Palestine, and the Humanism of Liberation (Pp. 443-461).Saree Makdisi, W. J. T. Mitchell, Aamir R. Mufti, Roger Owen, Gyan Prakash, Dan Rabinowitz, Jacqueline Rose, Gayatri Spivak & Daniel Barenboim - 2005 - Critical Inquiry 31 (2):526-529.
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    An Interview with Barbara Kruger.W. J. T. Mitchell & Barbara Kruger - 1991 - Critical Inquiry 17 (2):434-448.
    Mitchell: Could we begin by discussing the problem of public art? When we spoke a few weeks ago, you expressed some uneasiness with the notion of public art, and I wonder if you could expand on that a bit.Kruger: Well, you yourself lodged it as the “problem” of public art and I don’t really find it problematic inasmuch as I really don’t give it very much thought. I think on a broader level I could say that my “problem” is with (...)
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    Bashir Makhoul and Gordon Hon. The Origins of Palestinian Art. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2013. 269 Pp. [REVIEW]W. J. T. Mitchell - 2016 - Critical Inquiry 42 (3):720-721.
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    911: Criticism and Crisis.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2002 - Critical Inquiry 28 (2):567-572.
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    Comics as Media: Afterword.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2014 - Critical Inquiry 40 (3):255-265.
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    Christo’s Gates and Gilo’s Wall.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2006 - Critical Inquiry 32 (4):587-601.
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    Christo’s Gates and Gilo’s Wall.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2006 - Critical Inquiry 32 (4):587.
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    Editorial Notes.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1993 - Critical Inquiry 19 (3):595-598.
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    Editorial Note.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2020 - Critical Inquiry 46 (4):944-945.
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    Editor's Note: The Language of Images.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1980 - Critical Inquiry 6 (3):359-362.
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    Edward Said: Continuing the Conversation.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2005 - Critical Inquiry 31 (2):365.
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    Grégoire Chamayou. A Theory of the Drone. Trans. Janet Lloyd. New York: The New Press, 2014. 304 Pp. [REVIEW]W. J. T. Mitchell - 2017 - Critical Inquiry 43 (4):907-909.
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    Groundhog Day and the Epoché.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2021 - Critical Inquiry 47 (S2):S95-S99.
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    Havana Diary: Cuba's Blue Period.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2008 - Critical Inquiry 34 (3):601-611.
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    Israel / Palästina Retten: Kunst Und der Binationale Staat.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2016 - Paragrana: Internationale Zeitschrift für Historische Anthropologie 25 (2):29-48.
    Name der Zeitschrift: Paragrana Jahrgang: 25 Heft: 2 Seiten: 29-48.
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  44. Introduction: Pluralism and Its Discontents.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1986 - Critical Inquiry 12 (3):467-467.
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    Medium Theory: Preface to the 2003 "Critical Inquiry" Symposium.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2004 - Critical Inquiry 30 (2):324.
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    10. On Wayne Booth.W. J. T. Mitchell & James Redfield - 2006 - Critical Inquiry 32 (2):377-380.
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    Pluralism as Dogmatism.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1986 - Critical Inquiry 12 (3):494-502.
    It may seem a bit perverse to argue that pluralism is a kind of dogmatism, since pluralists invariably define themselves as antidogmatists. Indeed, the world would seem to be so well supplied with overt dogmatists—religious fanatics, militant revolutionaries, political and domestic tyrants—that it will probably seem unfair to suggest that the proponents of liberal, tolerant, civilized open-mindedness are guilty of a covert dogmatism. My only excuse for engaging in this exercise is that it may help to shake up some rather (...)
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    Pluralism as Dogmatism in Pluralism and Its Discontents.W. J. T. Mitchell - 1986 - Critical Inquiry 12 (3):494-502.
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    Public Conversation: What the %$#! Happened to Comics?W. J. T. Mitchell & Art Spiegelman - 2014 - Critical Inquiry 40 (3):20-35.
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    Poetic Justice: 9-11 to Now.W. J. T. Mitchell - 2012 - Critical Inquiry 38 (2):241-249.
    The author, Editor of Critical Inquiry, discusses our new website and the changing face of criticism in the age of terror.
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