Ken Hirschkop

Ken Hirschkop is an associate professor of English and Rhetoric, University of Waterloo. He is the author of Mikhail Bakhtin: An Aesthetic for Democracy, Oxford UP, 1999, Benjamin's Arcades Project: an unguided tour (with Peter Buse, Scott McCracken, Bertrand Taithe), Manchester UP, 2002, and Bakhtin and Cultural Theory, co-edited with David Shepherd. Manchester UP, 2006

On Being Difficult

2007-07-25

Ken Hirschkop questions whether poststructuralism and
self-referentiality offer workable alternatives to the military ‘World
Target’ that, according to Rey Chow, provides the framework for
knowledge production in Departments of Comparative Literary Studies.