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The essays amassed during this quantity display that, whilst yes medieval and modern cultural texts are positioned along one another, comparable to a fourteenth-century penitential instruction manual and the truth tv exhibit Survivor, they display convinced mentalities and social stipulations that persist over lengthy periods of time.

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Strohm, Theory and the Premodern Text, p. 161. 57. T. Mitchell, “Medium Theory: Preface to the 2003 Critical Theory Symposium,” Critical Inquiry 30 (2004): 330 [324–35]. 58. Mitchell, “Medium Theory,” 327. 59. Stanley Fish, “Theory’s Hope,” Critical Inquiry 30 (2004): 378 [374–78]. 60. J. Hillis Miller, “Moving Critical Inquiry On,” Critical Inquiry 30 (2004): 417 [414–20]. 61. Françoise Meltzer, “Future? ” Critical Inquiry 30 (2004): 468 [468–71]. 62. Danielle Allen, “On the Sociological Imagination,” Critical Inquiry 30 (2004): 340, 340–41 [340–41].

48. During, “Introduction,” p. 17. 49. During, “Introduction,” p. 26. 50. During, “Introduction,” pp. 25 and 28. 20 EI L E E N A . JOY A N D M Y R A J. SE A M A N 51. ” in The Practice of Cultural Analysis: Exposing Interdisciplinary Interpretation, ed. Mieke Bal and Hent de Vries (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1999), p. 337 [335–47]. 52. ” p. 338. 53. ” p. 345. 54. Paul Strohm, Theory and the Premodern Text (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2003), p. 150. 55. Strohm, Theory and the Premodern Text, p.

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