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Readings, Bill 1960-

Overview
Works: 20 works in 131 publications in 7 languages and 4,627 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Abstracts  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Author of introduction, Dedicatee
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bill Readings
Introducing Lyotard : art and politics by Bill Readings( )

27 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first truly introductory text on Lyotard, this book situates Lyotard's interventions in the postmodern debate in the wider context of his rethinking of the politics of representation. Bill Readings examines Lyotard's relationship to structuralism, Marxism and semiotics, and contrasts his work with the literary deconstruction of Paul de Man; he positions Lyotard's work so as to draw out the implications of poststructurlaism's attention to difference in reading. Lyotard's willingness to question the political and examine the relationship between art and politics is shown to undermine the charge that deconstruction abdicates political and social articulation. -- Provided by publisher
The university in ruins by Bill Readings( Book )

33 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in 7 languages and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We can answer such questions only if we look carefully at the different roles the University has played historically and then imagine how it might be possible to live, and to think, amid the ruins of the University. Tracing the roots of the modern American University in German philosophy and in the work of British thinkers such as Newman and Arnold, Bill Readings argues that the integrity of the modern University has been linked to the nation-state, which it has served by promoting and protecting the idea of a national culture. But now the nation-state is in decline, and national culture no longer needs to be either promoted or protected. Increasingly, universities are turning into transnational corporations, and the idea of culture is being replaced by the discourse of "excellence." On the surface, this does not seem particularly pernicious
Political writings by Jean François Lyotard( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The political writings of Jean-Francois Lyotard, the prophet of the postmodern""
Vision and textuality by Stephen Melville( Book )

20 editions published between 1955 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The influence of contemporary literary theory on art history is increasingly evident, but there is little or no agreement about the nature and consequence of this new intersection of the visual and the textual. Vision and Textuality brings together essays by many of the most influential scholars in the field both young and more established writers from the United States, England, and France to address the emergent terms and practices of contemporary art history. With essays by Rosalind Krauss, Hal Foster, Norman Bryson, Victor Burgin, Martin Jay, Louis Marin, Thomas Crow, Griselda Pollock, and others, the volume is organized into sections devoted to the discipline of art history, the implications of semiotics, the new cultural history of art, and the impact of psychoanalysis. The works discussed in these essays range from Rembrandt s Danae to Jorge Immendorf s Café Deutschland, from Vauxhall Gardens to Max Ernst, and from the Imagines of Philostratus to William Godwin s novel Caleb Williams. Each section is preceded by a short introduction that offers further contexts for considering the essays that follow, while the editors general introduction presents an overall exploration of the relation between vision and textuality in a variety of both institutional and theoretical contexts. Among other issues, it examines the relevance of aesthetics, the current concern with modernism and postmodernism, and the possible development of new disciplinary formations in the humanities. -- Amazon.com
Postmodernism across the ages : essays for a postmodernity that wasn't born yesterday by Postmodernism across the ages( Book )

11 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introducing Lyotard : here he is by Bill Readings( Book )

2 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans les ruines de l'université by Bill Readings( )

1 edition published in 2013 in French and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Higher education ?( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Caught in the Net Notes from the Electronic Underground by Bill Readings( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Framed by the rising costs of traditional scholarly publishing and the increasing restrictions on library budgets, the turn to electronic publishing seems to be the way of the future, according to the publisher of an electronic journal, "Surfaces." Costs and delays of production and distribution are massively reduced. The electronic journal offers better value in terms of the quantity of information produced, the speed of its production, and the geographical range of its distribution. Financial and technical problems remain--massively reduced production costs cannot be recouped from readers in the form of subscriptions, and the ASCII text format used by electronic journals makes the articles look like draft typescript. However, articles can be slipped into an ASCII set envelope and slipped through the system where they come out as fully formatted and complete with diacritical marks, footnotes, and diagrams. The impact of this technology may undermine, or at least restructure, the nature of academic publication, or what counts as a real scholarly article. The vortex of information available confirms a more widespread contemporary cultural process: the decline of the general reader. Two challenges arise: (1) scholars have to face more directly than ever before the question of the grounds upon which publication can be refused; and (2) the question of what publication means is open. The increased quantity, speed, and distribution that electronic publishing brings will not prosthetically improve existing practices; it promises to significantly alter the basis on which the system functions. (Contains five notes.) (RS)
Black holes : in memory of Bill Readings by Joseph Hillis Miller( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political writings : Jean-Francois Lyotard by Jean-François Lyotard( Book )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction Lyotard by Bill Readings( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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1 edition published in 2015 in Korean and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Universidade sem cultura? by Bill Readings( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Portuguese and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zmierzch uniwersytetu? by Bill Readings( )

1 edition published in 2002 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Fragm. książki "The university in ruins"
Definitions of a visual culture : the new art history - revisited = definitions de la culture visuelle : revoir la new art history( Book )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Feminism and exquisite corpse of realism by Stephen Melville( )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Zamieszkiwanie ruin by Bill Readings( )

1 edition published in 2015 in Polish and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pagans perverts or primitives? : experimental justice in the empire of capital by Bill Readings( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Introducing Lyotard : art and politics Introducing Lyotard : here he is
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The university in ruinsPolitical writingsVision and textualityPostmodernism across the ages : essays for a postmodernity that wasn't born yesterdayIntroducing Lyotard : here he isBlack holes : in memory of Bill ReadingsPolitical writings : Jean-Francois Lyotard
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Bill Readings born:1960-02-05 ied:1994-10-31 Readings, Bill; Readings, Bill, 1960-

Readings, Bill

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