This is a book project, probably, or maybe just a series of class notes. It's a work in progress: these aren't completed blog entries, but drafts for chapters that I am continuously revisiting. All comments welcome, either here or on Facebook or via my website.



Table of Contents


Preface and Acknowledgments

Introduction

Part One
Positions

1 The space between interesting writing and art history

2 The space between interesting writing and visual studies

3 The space between interesting writing and art theory

A manifesto, of sorts

Part Two
Cases

The idea of exemplary writing in art history

Rosalind Krauss

T.J. Clark

Alexander Nemerov

Benjamin Binstock

10 Leo Steinberg

(Others possibly to come, as the project develops: 11 Anne Wagner, 12 Griselda Pollock, 13 Michael Fried, 14 Tom Mitchell)

15 The French poststructural model

16 Salvador Dalí

17 Jean Louis Schefer

18 Hélène Cixous

19 Gilles Deleuze

(Others possibly to come, as the project develops: 20 Hubert Damisch, 21 Jacques Derrida, 22 Francis Ponge in "The Power of Language")

23 Artworks in Fiction: DeLillo, Proust


Part Three
Theories and Institutions


24 Critical Theory, Criticism, Criticality, Critique, Kritik

25 What is an Essay?

26 Where is Nonfiction Taught?


Conclusion

27 Conclusion to the Project, In the Form of a Presentation



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