Jeffrey J. Williams

Jeffrey Williams is one of the editors of the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. He teaches at Carnegie Mellon University.

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The Plutocratic Imagination

Books discussed in this essay: A Visit From the Goon Squad, by Jennifer Egan, Knopf, 2010, 288 pp. A Hologram for the King, by Dave Eggers, McSweeney’s, 2012, 328 pp. Then We Came to the End, by Joshua Ferris, Little, … {…}

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Occupy’s Statement on Student Debt

June 1, 2012 · Blog

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Chipping Away at Student Debt

May 14, 2012 · Blog

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What a New Play Says About Higher Education

March 15, 2012 · Online Articles

J. Williams: A Seminar on Broadway {…}

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Occupying Student Debt

January 30, 2012 · Blog

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Contemporary Fiction and Creative Writing

July 22, 2011 · Blog

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The Shell Game of Higher Education Funding

May 31, 2011 · Blog

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Student Debt Reform

January 19, 2011 · Blog

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How to Be an Intellectual: The Cases of Richard Rorty and Andrew Ross

In the Fall 1991 issue of Dissent, Richard Rorty published an essay called “Intellectuals in Politics.” It was not a profile of model figures but something of a jeremiad, castigating American intellectuals for their disconnection from politics and standing by … {…}

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The Squeeze on British Higher Education

November 19, 2010 · Blog

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