|William Beatty Warner
Director: UC Digital Cultures Project
U. of California, Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-3170
fax: (805) 893-4622
Education: B.A., Chinese Literature, University of Pennsylvania,
MA. Ph.D, English Literature, Johns Hopkins University, 1977
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Modern Media, Theory, and
Media Determinism and Media Freedom after the Digital Mutation:
The Matrix and Napster
Media technology ambivalence: Novel reading, TV watching, Web surfing
Cultural Institutions of the Novel, ed. with Deirdre Lynch,
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1996, 488 pp.
Chance and the Text of Experience: Freud, Nietzsche, and Shakespeare's
Hamlet, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1986, 308 pp.
"Spectacular Action: Rambo, Reaganism, and the Cultural Articulations
of the Hero," Cultural Studies, ed. Nelson, Grossberg, and
Triechler, Routledge, 1992, pp. 672-688.
"The Resistance to Popular Culture," American Literary History,
2:4, 1990, pp. 726-742.
"Treating Me Like an Object: Reading Catharine Anne MacKinnon,"
Feminism and Institutions, ed. Linda Kauffman, Blackwell's,
1989, pp. 90-126.
"Spectacular Seduction: The Case of Freud, Masson & Malcolm," Raritan,
6:3, 1987, pp. 122-136.
"A Nuclear Analysis of the Korean Airline Disaster," with Richard
Klein, Diacritics, 16:1, 1986, pp. 2-21.
"Dior's Designs," Word & Image, 2:3, 1985, pp. 351-379.
"'Love in Life': The Case of Nietzsche and Lou Salome," The Victorian
Newsletter, Spring, 1985, pp. 14-17.
"Reading Rape: Marxist-Feminist Figurations of the Literal," Diacritics,
14:4, 1983, pp. 12-32.
"The Play of Fictions and Succession of Styles in Ulysses," The
James Joyce Quarterly, Vol. 15, Fall, 1977, pp. 18-35.
Eighteenth Century Media
Licensing Entertainment: The Elevation of Novel Reading
in Britain (1684-1750), Berkeley: University of California Press,
1998, 325 pp.
Reading Clarissa: The Struggles of Interpretation, New Haven:
Yale University Press, 1979, 274 pp.
"Novel Readers Reading," Eighteenth Century Fiction
"The Transport of the Novel," (Introduction with Deirdre Lynch),
Cultural Institutions of the Novel, Durham and London: Duke
University Press, 1996, pp. 1-10.
"Formulating Fiction: Romancing the General Reader in Early Modern
Britain," Cultural Institutions of the Novel, Durham and
London: Duke University Press, 1996,
"Licensing Pleasure: Literary History and the Novel in Early Modern
Britain," The Columbia History of the British Novel, ed.
John Richetti, New York: Columbia
University Press, 1994, pp. 1-22.
"The Elevation of the Novel in England: Hegemony and Literary History,"
ELH, 59, 1992, pp. 577-596.
"Social Power and the Novel: Foucault and Transparent Literary History,"
Eighteenth Century Fiction, 3:3, 1991, pp. 185-203.
"The Social Ethos of the Novel: McKeon's Not So Social Allegory
of the Novel's Origins," Criticism, 32:2, 1990, pp. 241-253.
"Taking Dialectic with a Grain of Salt: A Reply to McKeon," Diacritics,
20:1, 1990, pp. 104-107.
"Realist Literary History: McKeon's New Origins of the Novel," Diacritics,
19:1, 1989, pp. 62-81.
"Redeeming Interpretation," Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation,
26:1, 1985, pp. 73-94.
"Proposal and Habitation: The Temporality and Authority of Interpretation
in and about a Scene of Richardson's Clarissa," Boundary
2, Vol. 8, Winter, 1979, pp. 169-200
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