Guide to the Stanley Fish Papers MS.C.011

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Title: Stanley Fish papers
Identifier/Call Number: MS.C.011
Contributing Institution: Special Collections and Archives, University of California, Irvine Libraries
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 54.6 Linear feet (157 boxes and 4 oversize folders) and 39.2 unprocessed linear feet
Date (inclusive): 1921-2013
Date (bulk): 1960-1998
Abstract: This collection documents Stanley Fish's professional career as a literary theorist and academic. Materials are largely textual--including primarily drafts of his writings, publications, and clippings and photocopies for teaching and research purposes--and range in coverage from his early student work to his most recent professional activities and publications. The collection also includes a limited amount of correspondence, digital material, and many audio recordings, the latter of which document his activities as a public intellectual and teacher. Although each period of Fish's career is represented in collection materials, documentation from his time at Duke University is strongest. Materials documenting his activity as an administrator--department chair at Johns Hopkins and Duke, executive director of Duke Univeristy Press, and dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago--are very limited.
Creator: Fish, Stanley Eugene

Access

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Preferred Citation

Stanley Fish papers. MS-C011. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
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Acquisition Information

Gift of Stanley Fish, 1998-2013. Future accruals are expected.

Processing History

Processed by Kurt Ozment, 2000-2002. Finding aid edited by William Landis, 2004 and Alexandra Bisio and Sara Seltzer, 2014.

Biography

Stanley Eugene Fish was born April 19, 1938 in Providence, Rhode Island. He attended the University of Pennsylvania, receiving his undergraduate degree in 1959. He did graduate work at Yale University, from which he received a Master's Degree in 1960 and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in 1962. His dissertation was entitled The Poetry of Awareness: A Reassessment of John Skelton.
Fish taught at the University of California, Berkeley from 1962-1974, at Johns Hopkins University from 1974-1985, and at Duke University from 1985-1998. He was chair of the Department of English at both Johns Hopkins (1983-1985) and Duke University (1986-1992). In January 1999 he was appointed Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, a position in which he continues to serve as of 2003 and where he also holds a professorship in English and Criminal Justice.
Fish is widely known for his work in a variety of areas: Milton, reader-response criticism, professionalism, political correctness, legal theory, and literary theory more generally. Throughout his career Fish has focused on sixteenth- and seventeenth-century English literature, particularly poetry. This is the area in which Fish has taught and published the most, beginning with his dissertation on the poet John Skelton, and continuing through his earliest book publications--including John Skelton's Poetry (1965), Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (1967), Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth Century Literature (1972), and The Living Temple : George Herbert and Catechizing (1978)--to his latest collection of essays, How Milton Works (2001).
From 1980 onwards, with the publication of Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities, Stanley Fish's work took a much more explicitly theoretical turn. He is frequently acknowledged as one of the founders of reader-response criticism, a reference to his work beginning in the 1970s. The question of interpretation has been central to his scholarly interests, from early reader-response work focusing on the text, to a more reader-centered position and the theory of interpretive communities, to the problem of theorizing interpretation in legal studies.
Note: Much of the information in this summary of Stanley Fish's work was drawn from an article on Fish by Reed Way Dasenbrock in The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1994).

Chronology

1938 Born April 19 in Providence, Rhode Island.
1959 B.A., University of Pennsylvania.
1960 M.A., Yale University.
1962 Ph.D., Yale University (dissertation: The Poetry of Awareness: A Reassessment of John Skelton).
1962-1963 Instructor, University of California, Berkeley.
1963-1967 Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley.
1965 John Skelton's Poetry (Yale University Press).
1967 Surprised by Sin: The Reader in Paradise Lost (Macmillan/St. Martin's); reprinted, with a new preface and appendix, 1971 (University of California Press); second edition, 1997 (Harvard University Press).
1967 Visiting Associate Professor, Washington University.
1967-1970 Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley.
1969-1970 Guggenheim Fellowship.
1970-1974 Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley.
1971 Editor, Seventeenth Century Prose: Modern Essays in Criticism (Oxford University Press).
1971 Visiting Professor, Johns Hopkins University.
1971 Visiting Professor, Linguistics Institute, State University of New York, Buffalo.
1972 Self-Consuming Artifacts: The Experience of Seventeenth-Century Literature (University of California Press).
1973-1974 Visiting Bing Professor of English, University of Southern California.
1974-1978 Professor of English, Johns Hopkins University.
1976-1985 Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland Law School.
1978 The Living Temple: George Herbert and Catechizing (University of California Press).
1978-1985 William Kenan, Jr. Professor of English and Humanities, Johns Hopkins University.
1980 Is There a Text in This Class? The Authority of Interpretive Communities (Harvard University Press).
1983-1984 Visiting Professor, Columbia University.
1983-1985 Chairman, Department of English, Johns Hopkins University.
1985-1998 Arts and Sciences Professor of English and Professor of Law, Duke University.
1986-1992 Chairman, Department of English, Duke University.
1989 Doing What Comes Naturally: Change, Rhetoric, and the Practice of Theory in Literary and Legal Studies (Duke University Press).
1989 Fellow, Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine.
1993-1998 Executive Director, Duke University Press.
1994 There's No Such Thing as Free Speech, and It's a Good Thing, Too (Oxford University Press).
1995 Professional Correctness: Literary Studies and Political Change (Oxford University Press).
1995 Distinguished Visiting Faculty Fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside.
1995 Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University.
1999 The Trouble with Principle (Harvard University Press).
1999- Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor of English and Criminal Justice, University of Illinois at Chicago.
2001 How Milton Works (Harvard University Press).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection documents Stanley Fish's professional career as a literary theorist and academic. Materials are largely textual--including primarily drafts of his writings, publications, and clippings and photocopies for teaching and research purposes--and range in coverage from his early student work to his most recent professional activities and publications. The collection also includes a limited amount of correspondence, digital media, and many audio recordings, the latter of which document his activities as a public intellectual and teacher. Although each period of Fish's career is represented in collection materials, documentation from his time at Duke University is strongest. Materials documenting his activity as an administrator--department chair at Johns Hopkins and Duke, executive director of Duke Univeristy Press, and dean at the University of Illinois at Chicago--are very limited.

Collection Arrangement

The collection is arranged in 8 series:
  • Series 1. Biographical material, 1954-1998. 1.2 linear ft.
  • Series 2. Student work, 1955-1964 . 2.6 linear ft.
  • Series 3. Writings, 1941-2001. 30.5 linear ft.
  • Series 4. Teaching files, 1962-1998. 2.1 linear ft.
  • Series 5. Professional activities, 1971-1997. 3.3 linear ft.
  • Series 6. Correspondence, 1962-1997. 1.7 linear ft.
  • Series 7. Research files, 1921-circa 2000 . 16 linear ft.
  • Series 8. Audio and video recordings, 1970-1997. 6.8 linear ft.
This collection also contains four unprocessed additions:
  • Accession 2004.040. Unprocessed addition 2004, 1969-2003. 15 linear ft.
  • Accession 2006.009. Unprocessed addition 2006, 2000-2005. 14.2 linear ft.
  • Accession 2009.028. Unprocessed addition 2009, 1998-2008 (Bulk, 2006-2008). 4 linear ft.
  • Accession 2014.004. Unprocessed addition 2014, 1962-2013 (Bulk, 2000-2013). 6.2 linear ft.

 

Biographical material Series 1. 1954-1998

Physical Description: 1.2 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises correspondence, drafts, photocopies, and original publications of articles and interviews on Fish and his work, as well as calendars, curriculum vitae, personal documents, and photographs.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged by type of material, and therein either by author, where appropriate, or chronologically.
Box 1, Folder 1

Articles and essays on Fish 1988-1996

Box 1, Folder 2-5

Articles, essays, and other writings on Fish 1975-1994

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Materials arranged by authors' surnames.
Box 2, Folder 1-4

Calendars 1992-1996

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 2, Folder 5

Curriculum vitae circa 1967-1996

Box 2, Folder 6

High school and university materials 1954-1962

 

Interviews

Box 2, Folder 7

Blair, Stanley S., "Stanley Fish doing what comes naturally: an interview with the Chair of Duke University's English Department," drafts 1990

Box 2, Folder 8

Buzard, James, and Joseph Childers, "Theory and consequences: an interview with Stanley Fish," original publication and correspondence 1984

Box 2, Folder 9

Cararino, Cesare, and Saree Makdisi, "Interview with Stanley Fish," draft, original publication 1991

Box 2, Folder 10

Heffner, Richard D., "The Politically correct: another view," transcript of interview for the television program, "The open mind" 1991

Box 3, Folder 1

Matza, Tomas, "Stanley Fish," interview published in Speak, original publication 1998

Box 3, Folder 2

Olson, Cary, "Fish Tales: a conversation with 'The contemporary sophist'," drafts and proofs circa 1980-circa 1998

Box 3, Folder 3

Plizza, Terence, "Stanley Fish: reading between the lines," original publication, photocopy, correspondence 1989

Box 3, Folder 4

White, Stephen, and Cathy Badura, "Canon busting: the basic issues," proofs and original publication 1989

Box 3, Folder 5

Junior Achievement 1954-1955

Box 3, Folder 6

Miscellaneous biographical materials 1985-1996

Box 3, Folder 7

Passports 1983-1993

Box 3, Folder 8

Photographs of Fish, early career circa 1970-circa 1980

 

Student work Series 2. 1955-1964

Physical Description: 2.6 linear ft.

Access

Access to original audio recordings is restricted; researchers must request use copies. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. If a use copy of an individual cassette is already available, it is indicated at the item level by a :U: following the audiocassette number. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of course materials, examinations, notes and notebooks, papers, and Fish's dissertation. These materials document Fish's undergraduate and graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania and Yale University. This series also includes other early writings by Fish, some of which were submitted for publication.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged by type of material, and then chronologically.
Box 4, Folder 1

"An approach to 'The hind and the panther'," draft 1961

Note

See also Papers and related work, 1960.
 

Course materials

Box 4, Folder 2-3

1959-1960 academic year, English 101, Old English 1959-1960

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

1960-1961 academic year

Box 4, Folder 4

Chaucer 1960-1961

Box 4, Folder 5-6

English 120, Spenser 1960-1961

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 4, Folder 7-9

English 150, The age of Wordsworth, Professor Pottle 1960-1961

Physical Description: 3 folders
Box 5, Folder 1

English 151, Studies in nineteenth century literature, Professor Culler 1960-1961

Box 5, Folder 2

Shakespeare, Professor Prouty 1960-1961

 

1961-1962 academic year

Box 5, Folder 3

English 41 1961-1962

Box 5, Folder 4

English 48a, Professor Pottle 1961-1962

Box 6, Folder 1-3

Dissertation, "The poetry of awareness: a reassessment of John Skelton"

Box 6, Folder 1-2

Draft 1962

Box 6, Folder 3

Reader's comments 1962-1964

Box 6, Folder 4

Essay on Scotland, draft circa 1960-1964

Box 6, Folder 5-6

Examination books 1956-1958 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 6, Folder 7

"John Wilkes Booth," draft circa 1960-1964

Box 6, Folder 8

"Nature as concept and character in the 'Mutabilitie cantos,'" draft circa 1960-1964

Box 7, Folder 1

Notebook, includes notes for courses in history, geology, and French 1955-1956

Box 7, Folder 2-3

Notebooks, includes notes for History 30, English 130, French 4, geology, and English literature 1956

Physical Description: 2 notebooks.
Box 7, Folder 4-5

Notebooks, includes notes for English 140, English 160, Political Science 4, Pschology 1, and Fine Arts 241 1956-1957

Physical Description: 2 notebooks.
Box 7, Folder 6-7

Notebooks, includes notes for courses on collective bargaining, psychology, religious thought, the English novel and early English literature, and criminology 1957

Physical Description: 2 notebooks.
Box 8, Folder 1-2

Notebooks, includes notes for English 71 on the Bible, a political science course, German 1, English 226 (American literature since 1915), and English 270 1957-1958

Physical Description: 2 notebooks.
Box 8, Folder 3-5

Notebooks, includes notes for English S-153 (Victorian poets) and notes on Bacon, Descartes, Hume, Kant, art history, and various other courses 1958

Physical Description: 3 notebooks.
Box 8, Folder 6

Notebook containing notes for various courses 1958-1959

Box 9, Folder 1

Notebook for a Latin course 1959

Box 9, Folder 2

Notebook containing notes for various English courses 1959-1960

Box 9, Folder 3-9

Notebooks and notes from a variety of courses, includes Bacon, labor law, poetry, civil rights, and Roman history circa 1955-1960

Physical Description: 7 folders.
 

Papers and related work

Box 9, Folder 10

1959

Box 10, Folder 1

1960

Box 10, Folder 2

1961

Box 10, Folder 3

Circa 1955-circa 1961

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials from a fellowship application and a letter from College English.
Box 10, Folder 4

Syllabi from undergraduate courses 1956-1959

Box 10, Folder 5

Untitled lecture, draft circa 1955-1961

 

Writings Series 3. 1941-2001

Physical Description: 30.5 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of drafts, notecards, offprints, and proofs of Fish's writings, along with related correspondence and source materials. Fish often worked with multiple drafts, making frequent changes. Most of the drafts are annotated.

Series Arrangement

Although the arrangement of the series reflects Fish's alphabetical files of his writings by title, it was necessary, in some cases, to impose an order on the collection by filing all of the drafts for a particular piece together. For instance, drafts that were originally filed by Fish with professional activities materials are now filed here with his other writings. Most drafts are neither dated, nor numbered, and have been placed in approximate order of composition within the files for each title.
The series is arranged in 2 subseries.
  • Subseries 3.1. Articles and other writings, 1953-circa 1999. 17.8 linear ft.
  • Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1941-2001. 12.7 linear ft.
 

Articles and other writings Subseries 3.1. 1953-circa 1999

Physical Description: 17.8 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of drafts of both published and unpublished writings, as well as correspondence, source materials, and other files relating to a particular title.

Subseries Arrangement

The original order of this subseries has been maintained and materials are filed alphabetically by title. Unpublished writings are filed either under the working title or in the absence of a title under the heading :untitled.:
Box 10, Folder 6-11

"Academic freedom and the inclusive university," drafts, and source and conference materials 1997

Physical Description: 6 folders.

Historical Note

Originally presented at the conference "Academic freedom and the inclusive university" at the University of British Columbia in 1997. Title changed from "The logic of reciprocal right(s), or what's sauce for the goose," which is also used for a handout of citations (see below).
Box 11, Folder 1

"Affirming affirmative action," draft 1995

 

"Afterthoughts." Closing comments to the symposium, "Is there a text in this department?" See Series 5. Professional activities 1993 October 7-9

Box 11, Folder 2

"Almost pragmatism: Richard Posner's jurisprudence," offprint 1990

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 11, Folder 3

"Almost pragmatism: the jurisprudence of Richard Posner, Richard Rorty, and Ronald Dworkin," draft and correspondence 1991

Scope and Content Note

This draft is of section five of this essay as it appears in There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too (1994), and the correspondence relates to republication in Pragmatism in law and society (1991).
Box 11, Folder 4-5

"Anti-foundationalism, theory hope, and the teaching of composition," drafts, correspondence, and offprint 1986-1987

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes a copy-edited draft of an interview with Fish that was published with this essay in The Current in criticism.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 11, Folder 6

"Anti-professionalism," offprints 1985-1986

Scope and Content Note

Includes a photocopy of Drucilla Cornell's response published in Critical exchange.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
 

"Anti-professionalism and the professing of literature"

Note

See "Professional anti-professionalism."
 

"The argument against historicism (not against history, for that makes no sense)"

Note

See Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1995, Professional correctness: literary studies and political change, Folger Library handouts.
 

"The argument against interdisciplinarity (not against interdisciplinary work, for that makes no sense)"

Note

See Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1995, Professional correctness: literary studies and political change, Folger Library handouts.
 

"The argument against political criticism (not against politics, for that makes no sense)"

Note

See Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1995, Professional correctness: literary studies and political change, Folger Library handouts.
 

"The argument for intention"

Note

See Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1995, Professional correctness: literary studies and political change (1995), Folger Library handouts.
Box 11, Folder 7

"Aspects of rhetorical analysis: Skelton's Philip Sparrow," offprint 1962

Box 11, Folder 8-12

"At the Federalist Society," drafts, correspondence, and offprint 1995-1996

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Historical Note

Essay was later published in The trouble with principle (1999).

Note

See also Series 5. Professional Activities, 1995 September 22-23.
 

"Authors-readers: Jonson's community of the same"

Box 11, Folder 13-22

Drafts circa 1983-1984

Physical Description: 10 folders.
Box 12, Folder 1

Drafts edited by colleagues and correspondence circa 1983-1984

Box 12, Folder 2

Drafts, fragments circa 1983-1984

Box 12, Folder 3

Notecards, offprint, and photocopy of source material circa 1983-1984

Box 12, Folder 4

"Bad company," drafts undated

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
 

"Being interdisciplinary is so very hard to do." Originally presented in the MLA Presidential Forum "Breaking up/out/down--the boundaries of literary study" in 1988

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 12, Folder 5

Drafts and original publication 1988-1989

Box 12, Folder 6-7

Untitled response to panelists at MLA session "The discipline of interdisciplinarity," correspondence, notecards, and drafts of papers by the panelists 1990

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 12, Folder 8

"Biography and intention," draft and offprint 1991

Box 12, Folder 9-12

"The birth of everything: cultivating your garden in Paradise lost," drafts and source materials undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Historical Note

The working title of this piece was "Quarrel."
 

"Boutique multiculturalism, or why liberals are incapable of thinking about hate speech"

Historical Note

Later published in The trouble with principle (1999).
Box 13, Folder 1-20, Box 14, Folder 1-7

Drafts, some with notecards, copy edits, and correspondence 1994-1997

Physical Description: 27 folders.
Box 14, Folder 8-9

Correspondence regarding publication, galley proofs, and offprint 1995-1998

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 14, Folder 10

Source materials and draft of response from Donald Pease 1996

 

"Change"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 14, Folder 11-16

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 15, Folder 1

Correspondence, source material, and offprint of Hebrew translation, 1982-1983

Box 15, Folder 2-3

Notes and notecards circa 1980-1983

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 15, Folder 4

"Children and the first amendment," drafts and offprint 1997

Historical Note

Originally presented at the symposium "Children's rights vs. adult free speech: can they be reconciled?" in 1996. Essay was later published as "Vicki Frost objects" in The trouble with principle (1999).

Note

See also Series 5. Professional Activities, 30 April 1996.
Box 15, Folder 5

"The circuit of intention in Milton's poetry," drafts, undated. Also contains drafts for and photocopies of a handout with the same title

Box 15, Folder 6

"'Come back to the raft Huck, honey,' or why are you conservatives talking like liberals?," drafts, undated. Some drafts headed "Hillsdale discussion of PC"

Box 15, Folder 7

"Comments from outside economics," draft of transcript and offprint 1988

Historical Note

Originally presented at the Rhetorics of Economics conference in 1986.
 

"The common touch, or, one size fits all"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 16, Folder 1-8, Box 15, Folder 8-12

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 13 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft edited by Barbara Hernstein Smith and copy-edited draft.
Box 16, Folder 9

Photocopy of published article undated

Box 16, Folder 10

Correspondence and book publication materials for The Politics of liberal education 1990-1991

Box 16, Folder 11

Related materials undated

 

" Comus and Samson Agonistes"

Box 17, Folder 1-2

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes partial draft of an unpublished introduction to an edition of Comus and Samson Agonistes.
Box 17, Folder 3

Correspondence relating to the publication of a casebook edited by Fish 1966-1969

Box 17, Folder 4

Source material 1961-1979

 

"Consequences"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 17, Folder 5

Draft undated

Box 17, Folder 6

Correspondence 1984-1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft of response by Joseph F. Graham and letter from Richard Rorty.
Box 17, Folder 7

Correspondence and panelists' papers in draft from 1985 MLA panel "In defense of literary theory," which was based on Fish's paper 1985-1986

Box 17, Folder 8

Offprints 1985

Scope and Content Note

Includes offprint of the French translation.
Box 18, Folder 1-9

Cornell lectures, drafts circa 1976

Physical Description: 9 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Text of three lectures delivered in 1976 at Cornell, miscellaneous materials, and note prepared by Fish's assistant detailing the occasion of the lectures.
Box 18, Folder 10

"Credo," 3 drafts circa 1997

Historical Note

Prepared for the 1997 MLA panel of the same name.
Box 18, Folder 11-12

"Critical self-consciousness or can we know what we're doing," drafts. undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 18, Folder 13

"The Curious logic of free speech ideology," drafts undated

 

"Dennis Martinez and the uses of theory"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 19, Folder 1-6

Drafts circa 1987

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 19, Folder 7

Drafts, correspondence, proofs and offprint 1987

Box 19, Folder 8

Related materials circa 1987

Box 20, Folder 1

"Distinguishing into mercies: literary and life styles in the seventeenth century," draft undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts from a longer, unidentified essay.
 

"Do readers make meaning?"

Box 20, Folder 2

Drafts circa 1976

Historical Note

Prepared for 1976 MLA panel.
Box 20, Folder 3

Drafts for essay on the distinction between high and low culture circa 1976-1978

Box 20, Folder 4

Notes and notecards circa 1976-circa 1978

Box 20, Folder 5

Correspondence and drafts of other panelists papers 1976-1978

 

"Do you know the way to San Jose? or, progress in The Pilgrim's progress"

Note

See "Progress in The Pilgrim's progress."
Box 20, Folder 6-8

"Domestic quarrel, " bibliographic materials, notecards, and sourcematerials 1989

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

"Don't know much about the Middle Ages: Posner on law and literature"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 20, Folder 9

Handout and offprint 1988 and undated

Box 20, Folder 10-12

Posner, Richard A., "Law and literature: a relation reargued," drafts, notecards, and source materials

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

"Double motion: the reader in Herbert's poetry"

Note

See "Letting go: the reader in Herbert's poetry."
 

"Dregs anyone?"

Box 20, Folder 13

Drafts (5) for the 1997 MLA session entitled "Milton's chaos" circa 1997

Box 20, Folder 14

Correspondence and source material 1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes texts of other panelist's papers.
 

"Driving from the letter: truth and indeterminacy in Milton's Areopagitica"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 21, Folder 1-6

Drafts circa 1986

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 21, Folder 7

Correspondence, notes, and conference announcement 1986

Box 21, Folder 8

"The Empire strikes back," 4 drafts 1992

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 21, Folder 9

"Facts and fictions: a reply to Ralph Rader," offprint 1975

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
 

"Faith before reason"

Note

See "A reply to Richard John Neuhaus."
Box 21, Folder 10-11

"False angels: Marvell and the art of disappearing," drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

"The first domestic quarrel: Paradise lost book IX"

Note

See Series 5. Professional Activities, 2 May 1996.
 

"Fish v. Fiss"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 22, Folder 1-7

Drafts circa 1983-1984

Box 22, Folder 8

Correspondence, notes, and offprint 1983-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes materials for the Legal Theory Workshops at Columbia University.
Box 22, Folder 9-11

"Force," drafts and offprint 1988

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 22, Folder 12

"Foreword to Ronald Fiscus's The constitutional logic of affirmative action," 4 drafts 1995

 

"Fraught with death: skepticism, progressivism, and the first amendment." Later published in The trouble with principle (1999)

Box 22, Folder 13-15

Drafts and offprint 1993

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 22, Folder 16

Westlaw printout 1997

Box 23, Folder 1

"Free speech," drafts 1991

Box 23, Folder 2

"Freedom or virtue?," draft undated

Box 23, Folder 3-4

"The Fugitive in flight," drafts, correspondence, and original publication 1996

 

"Further thoughts on Milton's Christian reader"

Note

See "The Harassed reader in Paradise Lost" for offprint.
Box 23, Folder 5

"Future of the university," draft 1993

 

"Georgics of the mind: the experience of Bacon's Essays"

Note

See subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1972, Self-consuming artifacts.
Box 23, Folder 6

"Grip," draft undated

Box 23, Folder 7

"The Harassed reader in Paradise lost, offprint 1965

Scope and Content Note

Includes "Further thoughts on Milton's Christian reader."
Box 23, Folder 8

"Hateful steps and printless feet: the foot fetish reading of Milton's Comus," draft circa 1998

Historical Note

Delivered as part of the Gottschalk lectures at Cornell, 1998.
Box 23, Folder 9

"Historicism, political criticism," draft 1992

Historical Note

Delivered at Queens College, January 1992.
Box 23, Folder 10-15

"How come you do me like you do? A response to Dennis Patterson," drafts, correspondence, proofs, and offprint 1993

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 23, Folder 16-19

"How not to be outstanding: praise and dispraise in Milton," drafts undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 24, Folder 1

"How ordinary is ordinary language?," offprint 1973-1974

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 24, Folder 2

"How the right hijacked the magic words," drafts and correspondence 1995

Historical Note

Formerly entitled "Why the conservatives are winning," and later published in The trouble with principle (1999).
Box 24, Folder 3-4

"How to do things with Austin and Searle: speech act theory and literary criticism"

Note

See also Series 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 24, Folder 3

Offprint 1976

Box 24, Folder 4

Spanish translation published in Para leer al lector and correspondence 1987

 

"The idea of a university once more"

Note

See "Where has all the governance gone?"
Box 24, Folder 5

"The impact of political correctness on the English language," drafts circa 1994

Historical Note

Presented at the 1994 Fall Twain Symposium, "The Power of Language."

Note

See also Series 5. Professional Activities, 1994 October 1.
 

"Inaction and silence: the reader in Paradise regained"

Note

See also "The Temptation of speech" in Series 5. Monographs, 2001, How Milton Works.
Box 24, Folder 6-10

Drafts, some with readers' comments undated

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 24, Folder 11

Correspondence 1969-1970

Box 24, Folder 12

Offprint 1971

 

"Interpretation and the pluralist vision"

Box 24, Folder 13-15

Drafts circa 1981-1982

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 24, Folder 16

Notes and notecards circa 1981-1982

Box 24, Folder 17

Correspondence, offprint and source materials 1981-1982

 

"Interpretation in the law and in literary criticism"

Note

See "Working on the chain gang: interpretation in the law and in literary criticism."
Box 24, Folder 18

"Interpreting 'Interpreting the Variorum,'" offprint 1976

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
 

"Interpreting the Variorum"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 25, Folder 1-6

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 25, Folder 7

Notes and notecards undated

Box 25, Folder 8

"Interpretive strategies and interpretive communities," draft undated

Box 25, Folder 9

"Is diversity training worth maintaining?," original publication 1994

 

"Is there a reason for self-revision?"

Note

See Review of Shane O'Neill's Impartiality in context: grounding justice in a pluralist world.
 

"Is there a text in this class?"

Note

See Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 25, Folder 10-17

"Jerry Falwell's mother or what's the harm?," drafts

Physical Description: 8 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes Nat Hentoff version.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
 

"The Law wishes to have a formal existence"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 26, Folder 1-2

Drafts circa 1991-1993

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 26, Folder 3

Correspondence 1992-1993

Box 26, Folder 4

Offprint 1991

 

"Letting go: the reader in Herbert's poetry"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1972, Self-consuming artifacts.
Box 27, Folder 1-8, Box 26, Folder 5-20

Drafts, notes, and notecards circa 1969-1970

Physical Description: 24 folders.
Box 27, Folder 9-10

Transcript drafts of lecture circa 1969-1970

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 27, Folder 11-12

Correspondence, notecards and offprints 1969-1970 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 27, Folder 13

Readers' comments circa 1969-1970

 

"Liberalism doesn't exist"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 27, Folder 14

Drafts and offprint 1987

Box 27, Folder 15

Correspondence and source material 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes texts by Stephen L. Carter.
Box 27, Folder 16-18

"Literature in the reader: affective stylistics," drafts, source material, and offprint 1970

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1972, Self-consuming artifacts, and 1980, Is there a text in this class?
 

"Living with the fall: Milton's Paradise Lost." Materials related to video produced by Brenzel Publishing, in their Great Teachers Series

Box 28, Folder 1-2

Draft of lectures circa 1993-1996

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 28, Folder 3-4

Draft of quotations circa 1993-1996

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 28, Folder 5

Correspondence 1993-1996

Box 28, Folder 6

"The Logic of reciprocal right(s), or what's sauce for the goose," draft undated

Scope and Content Note

A five-page handout consisting of citations.

Note

See also "Academic freedom and the inclusive university," where this title appears as a working title.
Box 28, Folder 7

" Lycidas: a poem finally anonymous," photocopy of original publication 1981

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
 

"Making sense of interpretation" undated

Note

See "A Reply to John Reichert."
 

"Masculine persuasive force: Donne and verbal power"

Box 29, Folder 1-5, Box 28, Folder 8-12

Drafts circa 1987-1989

Physical Description: 10 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some correspondence and notes.
Box 29, Folder 6

Correspondence with editors 1987-1989

Box 29, Folder 7-8

Source material circa 1987-1989

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some correspondence.
 

"Milton and the Catholic exception"

Note

See Series 5. Professional Activities, Fall 1995, Adjunct Professor of Law, Columbia University.
Box 30, Folder 1-2

"Milton and the fall into reading," drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 30, Folder 3

"Milton, thou shouldst be living at this hour," draft undated

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
 

"Milton's aesthetic of testimony"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 30, Folder 4-9

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 30, Folder 10-12

Notes and notecards undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes partial draft and program to the Renaissance Conference of Southern California.
Box 30, Folder 13

Source material undated

Box 30, Folder 14-15

"Milton's career and the career of theory" 1990.

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 30, Folder 16

"Milton's God: two defenses and a qualification," offprint 1966

Box 30, Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes and fragments written by Fish undated

Box 30, Folder 18

Miscellaneous readers' evaluations and notecards from corrections for unknown writings by Fish 1970-1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes readers' evaluations for "Do you know the way, etc.," an early version of "Progress in The Pilgrim's Progress."
 

"Mission impossible: settling the just bounds between church and state"

Historical Note

Later published in The trouble with principle (1999), where it is split into three chapters: "Mission impossible," "A wolf in reason's clothing," and "Playing not to win."
Box 32, Folder 1-8, Box 31, Folder 1-10, Box 33, Folder 1-9

Drafts circa 1995-1999

Physical Description: 27 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes AALS, Colorado, APSA and Yale Legal Theory Workshop versions and notecards.
Box 34, Folder 1-3

Correspondence 1995-1997

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 34, Folder 4-5

Source material circa 1995-1999

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 34, Folder 6

"Mystery," draft undated

Box 34, Folder 7

"Nature as concept and character in the Mutabilitie cantos," offprint 1963

Note

See Series 2. Student work, for drafts. Drafts are found in folder of the same title and in Papers and related work, 1960.
 

"No bias, no merit: the case against blind submission"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 35, Folder 1-5

Drafts 1988

Box 35, Folder 6

Offprint 1988

Box 35, Folder 7

Source material 1977-1982

 

"No truce in culture war"

Note

See Review of Shane O'Neill's Impartiality in context: grounding justice in a pluralist world.
 

"Normal circumstances, literal language, direct speech acts, the ordinary, the everyday, the obvious, what goes without saying, and other special cases"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 35, Folder 8

Offprint 1978

Box 140, Folder 1

Poster for presentation of the same title for the Visiting Scholars Program, University Center in Virginia undated

 

"Not for an age, but for all time: canons and postmodernism." This essay was later collected in The Trouble with principle (1999) as "Of an age and not for all time"

Box 35, Folder 9-11

Drafts 1992-1993

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 35, Folder 12

Westlaw printout 1997

 

Notebooks

Box 35, Folder 13

Notes on Lacan with a tentative reading schedule, from a reading course 1988

Box 35, Folder 14

On Saussure 1989

Box 35, Folder 15

On Cheyney undated

Box 36, Folder 1-8

"Now you see it, now you don't: procedural justice and substantive meaning in the first amendment," drafts undated

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 36, Folder 9

" The Nun's priest's tale and its analogues," original publication and offprint 1962

Note

See also Series 2. Student work, Papers and other work, 1961.
 

"Of an age and not for all time." See "Not for an age but for all time"

 

"On legal autonomy"

Box 36, Folder 10-12

Drafts circa 1992-1993

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 36, Folder 13

Correspondence and proofs 1992-1993

Box 36, Folder 14

Transcript of Fish's Carl Vinson lecture at Mercer Law School 1992

Box 36, Folder 15

"One more time," offprint 1980

Scope and Content Note

Response to a series of articles, including John Reichert's "Making sense of interpretation."
Box 36, Folder 17

"Play of surfaces: theory and the law," drafts undated

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
 

"Playing not to win"

Note

See "Mission impossible."
 

"Pragmatism and literary theory: I. Consequences"

Note

See "Consequences."
Box 36, Folder 19-22

"Problem solving in Comus," drafts undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence, 1972.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
 

"Profession despise thyself: fear and self-loathing in literary studies"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 37, Folder 1-3

Drafts circa 1982-1983

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 37, Folder 4

Correspondence and source materials 1982-1983

Box 37, Folder 5

Offprint and newspaper clipping 1983

Box 37, Folder 6

"Professional anti-professionalism," drafts, correspondence, and photocopy of original publication 1982

 

"Professor Sokal's bad joke"

Box 37, Folder 7

Drafts and original publication 1996

Scope and Content Note

Also includes a statement by Fish on Duke University Press letterhead.
Box 37, Folder 8

Correspondence and notecards 1996

Box 37, Folder 9

Letters to the editor 1996

Box 37, Folder 10-12

Related materials 1996

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

"Progress in The Pilgrim's progress"

Note

See also folder in this series headed "Miscellaneous readers' evaluations" and Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1972, Self-consuming artifacts.
Box 38, Folder 1-9

Drafts circa 1969-1971

Physical Description: 9 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Some manuscripts entitled "Is this the way to the celestial city?"
Box 38, Folder 10-15

Loose pages, notes, notecards, and miscellaneous materials circa 1969-1971

Physical Description: 6 folders.

Note

See also folder in this series headed "Various readers' responses."
Box 38, Folder 16-17

Galleys and offprint 1971

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 38, Folder 18

Correspondence 1970-1971

Box 140, Folder 2, Box 38, Folder 19

Source materials circa 1969-circa 1971

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

"Quarrel" (working title)

Note

See "The birth of everything: cultivating your garden in Paradise Lost."
 

"Question and answer in Samson Agonistes"

Note

See also "The Temptation of Understanding" in How Milton works (2001).
Box 39, Folder 1-4

Drafts circa 1968-1969

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 39, Folder 5

Offprint and photocopy 1969

Box 39, Folder 6-7

"Rally round the flag, boys," drafts and correspondence 1992

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

See also the postscript to the essay "There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing, too," in Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994.
 

"Reasons that imply themselves: imagery, argument, and the reader in Milton's The Reason of church government"

Box 39, Folder 8-15

Drafts circa 1969-1971

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 39, Folder 16-21

Notes and notecards circa 1969-1971

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 40, Folder 1

Offprint 1971

Box 40, Folder 2

Correspondence 1969-1970

Box 40, Folder 3

Readers' comments circa 1969-1971

Box 40, Folder 4-5

Source material circa 1969-1971

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 40, Folder 6

"Recent studies in the English Renaissance," offprint 1972

Box 40, Folder 7

"A Reply to John Reichert; or, how to stop worrying and learn to love interpretation, " offprint 1979

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?.
 

"A Reply to Richard John Neuhaus"

Scope and Content Note

Published in The trouble with principle (1999) as "Faith before reason," but the collection does not contain any drafts.
Box 40, Folder 8

"Resistance and independence: a reply to Gerald Graff," photocopy of original publication 1985

 

"Reverse racism or how the pot got to call the kettle black"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 40, Folder 9-11

Drafts circa 1993-1994

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 40, Folder 12-13

Letters to the editor 1993

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 40, Folder 14

Letters to the editor and source material 1993-1994

Box 40, Folder 15-18

Fish's response to letters sent to The Atlantic, drafts and notecards 1994

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 40, Folder 19

Review of Franklyn Haiman's "' Speech acts' and the first amendment," drafts and original publication 1994

Scope and Content Note

Also includes Fish's response to Haiman's review of There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too. Published as "Dueling pens: A friendly exchange about unfriendly words."
Box 40, Folder 20-21

Review of Martin Anderson's Imposters at the temple, drafts and correspondence undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Review of John Davison Hunter's Before the shooting begins

Box 41, Folder 1-2

Drafts 1994

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 41, Folder 3

Original publication, review entitled "No truce in culture war" 1994

Box 41, Folder 4-7

Review of Shane O'Neill's Impartiality in context: grounding justice in a pluralist world, review subtitled "Are there reasons for self-revision?," drafts undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 41, Folder 8-9

"Rhetoric," draft and correspondence 1996

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 41, Folder 10

"School for the scandalous," online printout 1997

 

"Sequence and meaning in seventeenth century narrative"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?, where it is published as "Structuralist homiletics."
Box 41, Folder 11-16

Drafts circa 1970-1976

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 41, Folder 17

Notecards circa 1970-1976

Box 42, Folder 1

Original publication 1973

Box 42, Folder 2

Offprint, republished as "Structuralist homiletics" 1976

Box 42, Folder 3

Correspondence with Earl Miner 1970

Box 42, Folder 4

Related material circa 1970-1976

Box 42, Folder 5

"Settling the just bounds," drafts 1997

Scope and Content Note

Handout for School of Criticism and Theory lecture, June 1997.
Box 42, Folder 6

"Short people got no reason to live: reading irony," photocopies of original 1983.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 42, Folder 7

"Speaking in code or how to turn bigotry and ignorance into moral principles," draft undated

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
 

"Spectacle and evidence in Samson Agonistes"

Note

See also "The Temptation of intelligibility" in Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 42, Folder 8-18

Drafts circa 1989

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Box 42, Folder 19

Offprint 1989

Box 42, Folder 20

Source material and notes circa 1989

Box 43, Folder 1

"Speech-act theory, literary criticism and Coriolanus," notecards and original publication 1975

Note

See also "How to do things with Austin and Searle: speech-act theory and literary criticism" (expanded version).
Box 43, Folder 2

"Speech acts," draft undated

Scope and Content Note

Responses to papers by Joseph Graham, Susan Lanser, and Steven Mailloux.
Box 43, Folder 3

"Standing only: Christian heroism in Paradise lost," offprint 1967

Box 43, Folder 4

"The State of the canon in 14 English departments," draft 1998 and undated

Box 43, Folder 5-6

"Still wrong after all these years," drafts, proof, and offprint 1987

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
 

"Structuralist homiletics"

Note

See "Sequence and meaning in seventeenth-century narrative," and also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 43, Folder 7-8

"Structuralist thoughts," draft and original publication 1973

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Review of Jameson's The Prison house of language: a critical account of structuralism and Russian formalism.
Box 43, Folder 9-11

"Style as meaning in Pater's 'conclusion' to The Renaissance," drafts, notecards, and correspondence undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 43, Folder 12-13

"Surprised by still being in print," drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

"The Temptation of plot in Paradise Regained"

Note

See "Things and actions indifferent: the temptation of plot in Paradise regained."
 

"The Temptation to action in Milton's poetry"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 43, Folder 14-17

Drafts and notecards undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 43, Folder 18

Offprint 1981

 

"'That's not fair'"

Note

See Subseries 3.2. Monographs for introduction to There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too (1994).
Box 44, Folder 1-5

"Then we burn: violence and conviction in the English department," drafts and correspondence 1994-1995

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Originally presented at the symposium "Is there a discipline in this department" at the University of Alabama, October 1993. Includes papers by other symposium participants and James C. Raymond's introduction for the book publication.
 

"There's no such thing as free speech, and it's a good thing, too"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 44, Folder 6-24

Drafts and notecards 1991 and undated

Physical Description: 19 folders.
Box 44, Folder 25-26

Original publication and photocopies 1992

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 44, Folder 27

Miscellaneous materials, including readers' comments 1991 and undated

 

"Things and actions indifferent: the temptation of plot in Paradise regained"

Note

See also "The Temptation of plot" in Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 45, Folder 1-7

Drafts and related correspondence circa 1974-1983

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 45, Folder 8

Photocopy of original publication 1983

Box 45, Folder 9

Correspondence and related materials 1974-1981

Box 45, Folder 10-11

Source materials 1953-1982

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 46, Folder 1

"Time think piece," draft undated

 

"Transmuting the lump: Paradise lost 1942-1982

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 46, Folder 2-4

Drafts and photocopy of original publication 1986

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 46, Folder 5

Related material 1983-1985

Box 46, Folder 6-9

"Trouthe" and the universe of Chaucer's House of Fame," drafts and source material 1962

Physical Description: 4 folders.
 

"Truth and toilets: pragmatism and the practices of life," materials for the conference "The revival of pragmatism" (1995)

Historical Note

Later published in The trouble with principle (1999).
Box 46, Folder 10

Conference materials 1995

Box 46, Folder 11, Box 47, Folder 1-3

Preliminary drafts of panelists' papers 1995-1996

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 47, Folder 4

Notes and notecards 1995

Box 47, Folder 5

Correspondence and program announcement 1994-1996

Box 47, Folder 6-7, Box 48, Folder 1-2

The revival of pragmatism, drafts 1996

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 48, Folder 3-9

Drafts 1997 and undated

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 48, Folder 10

Correspondence 1997

 

"The Unbearable ugliness of Volvos"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 48, Folder 11-15

Drafts 1991-1992

Physical Description: 5 folders.

Historical Note

Delivered at the English Institute, August 1991.
Box 48, Folder 16

Notecards undated

 

"Unger and Milton"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 48, Folder 17-19

Drafts circa 1986-1987

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 48, Folder 20

Offprints 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

First published, in two parts, as "Critical legal studies: Unger and Milton" and "Critical legal studies (II): Roberto Unger's transformative politics."
Box 48, Folder 21

Source material 1986

Box 49, Folder 1

Unidentified writings, drafts undated

Box 49, Folder 2

Untitled paper, beginning "Have you ever been in a conversation. . .," drafts undated

Box 49, Folder 3

Untitled paper, beginning "The modern contours of the debate concerning the relationship between church and state . . .," draft 1996

Historical Note

Originally prepared for the 1997 AALS meeting.
Box 49, Folder 4

Untitled paper, beginning "What is the First Amendment for?", drafts undated

Box 49, Folder 5

Untitled paper headed "APSA," prepared for the 1994 American Political Science Association conference, drafts undated

Box 49, Folder 6

Untitled papers, drafts undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes drafts beginning "Last week when I was giving a talk at Northeastern Illinois University …" and "The questions most often asked about the present controversies are 'what is political correctness' and what is 'multiculturalism'?"
Box 49, Folder 7

Untitled response to Robert Darnton, draft 1984

Scope and Content Note

Given as part of a Lionel Trilling Seminar at Columbia University, 1984
Box 49, Folder 8

Untitled statement, beginning "I am interested in the interplay, in single works, between two kinds of syntactic movements," drafts undated

 

"Vicki Frost objects"

Note

See "Children and the First Amendment."
 

"Void of story"

Box 49, Folder 9-12

Drafts circa 1989

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Historical Note

Later split into two essays, "Void of storie" and "False angels."
Box 49, Folder 13

Correspondence 1989

Box 49, Folder 14

Source material undated

 

"Void of storie: the struggle for insincerity in Herbert's prose and poetry"

Box 49, Folder 15-21

Drafts circa 1996-1997

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 49, Folder 22

Correspondence 1996-1997

Box 50, Folder 1-6

"Wanting a supplement: the question of interpretation in Milton's early prose," drafts, correspondence, and offprint 1987-1989

Physical Description: 6 folders.

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 50, Folder 7-10

Waterloo transcript, drafts and correspondence undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
 

"What is stylistics and why are they saying such terrible things about it?"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 50, Folder 11

Drafts undated

Box 50, Folder 12

Notecards undated

Box 50, Folder 13

Offprint, "part II" 1979

Box 50, Folder 14

Correspondence and proofs 1995

 

"What it's like to read L'Allegro and Il Penseroso"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1980, Is there a text in this class?
Box 51, Folder 1-4

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some related correspondence and answers to the question "Who comes to the window?"
Box 51, Folder 5

Notecards and photocopies undated

Box 51, Folder 6

Correspondence 1972

Box 51, Folder 7

Photocopy of original publication 1975

Scope and Content Note

Includes lecture announcement from 1973.
 

"What's sauce for the goose"

Note

See "The Logic of reciprocal right(s), or what's sauce for the goose."
 

"When principles get in the way"

Box 51, Folder 8

Drafts with working title "Why principled argument is bad" 1996

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 51, Folder 9-10

Photocopy of original publication and correspondence 1996

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

"Where has all the governance gone?"

Box 51, Folder 11-12

Drafts and notecards 1993-1994

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Presented at the MLA convention in 1995.
Box 51, Folder 13

Correspondence 1995

Box 51, Folder 14

"Why freedom," draft undated

 

"Why literary criticism is like virtue"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1995, Professional correctness.
Box 51, Folder 15-16

Drafts with working title "Literary criticism and politics"

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 51, Folder 17

Photocopy of original publication 1993

 

"Why the conservatives are winning"

 

"Why we can't all just get along: liberalism and religious conviction." Essay was later published in The trouble with principle 1999

Box 51, Folder 18-19

Drafts and correspondence 1995-1996

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 51, Folder 20

Photocopy of original publication 1996

Scope and Content Note

Subtitle is dropped in published versions.
Box 51, Folder 21

"Why no one's afraid of Wolfgang Iser," offprint 1981

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
 

"With mortal voice: Milton defends against the muse"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 2001, How Milton works.
Box 51, Folder 22-28

Drafts and correspondence 1992 and undated

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 51, Folder 29

Offprint 1995

 

"With the compliments of the author: reflections on Austin and Derrida"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 52, Folder 1

Draft circa 1982

Box 52, Folder 2

Photocopy of original publication 1982

Box 52, Folder 3

Correspondence with Jacques Derrida 1982

Reproduction Restriction

All reproduction of materials written by Jacques Derrida must be authorized by designates of his heirs. Contact Special Collections and Archives for more information.
 

"Withholding the missing portion"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 52, Folder 4-19, Box 53, Folder 1-7

Drafts 1986-1988

Physical Description: 23 folders.
Box 53, Folder 8

Photocopy of original publication 1986

Box 53, Folder 9

Transcript of discussion, correspondence, handouts, and notes 1986-1987

 

"A wolf in reason's clothing"

Note

See "Mission impossible."
 

"Working on the chain gang: interpretation in the law and in literary criticism"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 53, Folder 10-12

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 53, Folder 13

Notes and notecards

Box 53, Folder 14

Offprints 1982

Box 53, Folder 13

Notes and notecards

Box 53, Folder 14

Offprints 1982

Box 53, Folder 15

Related materials, including correspondence 1982-1989

 

Dworkin, Ronald

Box 53, Folder 16

"Law as interpretation," drafts undated

Box 53, Folder 17

"My reply to Fish: please don't talk about objectivity anymore," draft undated

Box 53, Folder 18

"Not really," drafts undated

Box 54, Folder 1-2

Lane, Jessica, "Lawyers, literary critics, and interpretation," drafts and correspondence 1984-1985

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

"Wrong again"

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1989, Doing what comes naturally.
Box 54, Folder 3-4

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 54, Folder 5

Notes and notecards undated

Box 54, Folder 6

Proofs and offprint 1983

Box 54, Folder 7

Source material undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes a draft of Ronald Dworkin's "Law as Interpretation."
Box 54, Folder 8

"Yes we have no consequences today," draft undated

Box 54, Folder 9

"You can only fight discrimination with discrimination," draft 1992

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
Box 54, Folder 10

"The Young and the restless," drafts 1988

Note

See also Subseries 3.2. Monographs, 1994, There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too.
 

Monographs Subseries 3.2 1941-2001

Physical Description: 12.7 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of materials for Fish's book publications. In addition to drafts, notecards, proofs, and source materials, this series also includes readers' comments, corrections, correspondence with publishers, and reviews.

Subseries Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically, by date of publication.
 

John Skelton's poetry (1965)

Box 55, Folder 1-5, Box 140, Folder 3-4

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 9 folders.
Box FB-28, Folder 5-6

Proofs undated

Box 55, Folder 6-7

Chapter 1, draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 55, Folder 8-11

Chapter 2, draft undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 55, Folder 12-13

Chapter 3, draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 56, Folder 1-3

Chapter 4, draft undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 56, Folder 4-6

Chapter 5, draft undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 56, Folder 7-8

Chapter 6, draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 56, Folder 9-10

Front matter and notes, draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 56, Folder 11

Index, draft and proofs undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 56, Folder 12-14

Corrections, deletions, and insertions, draft undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 56, Folder 15

Insertions 1964

Box 56, Folder 16

Correspondence and reviews 1964-1966

 

Surprised by sin (1967)

Box 57, Folder 1-2

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 57, Folder 3-4

Drafts, with preface, index, and corrections undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 58, Folder 1-2

Drafts 1966

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box FB-66, Folder 1

Proofs undated

Box 58, Folder 3

Bound proofs undated

Box 58, Folder 4

Chapter 2, draft undated

Box 58, Folder 5

Chapter 3, draft undated

Box 58, Folder 6

Chapter 4, draft undated

Box 58, Folder 7

Chapter 5, draft undated

Box 58, Folder 8

Chapter 6, draft undated

 

Chapter 7

Box 58, Folder 9-10

Draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 58, Folder 11

Notes and notecards undated

Box 59, Folder 1

Corrections, notes, and appendix, draft undated

Box 59, Folder 2

Notes and drafts undated

Box 59, Folder 3-5

Discards undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 59, Folder 6

Unpublished chapter, "'But fate withstands': the invitation to determinism in Paradise Lost," draft undated

Box 59, Folder 7-8

Correspondence, including with publishers 1966-1971 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 59, Folder 9-10

Source material and notecards undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Course materials that anticipated Surprised by sin

Box 59, Folder 11

English 46A lectures from UC Berkeley undated

Box 59, Folder 12

Related lecture materials and drafts undated

Box 59, Folder 13

Materials from Milton course 1963-1964

Box 60, Folder 1

Reviews 1967-1969 and undated

Box 60, Folder 2-9

Preface to the second edition, drafts 1996-1997 and undated

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 60, Folder 10-11

Preface to the second edition with comments from colleagues 1997

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 60, Folder 12

Review of second edition 1998

 

Self-consuming artifacts: the experience of seventeenth-century literature (1972)

Box 60, Folder 13, Box 61, Folder 1-2

Draft undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 61, Folder 3

Introduction, draft undated

 

Chapter 1, "The aesthetic of the good physician"

Box 61, Folder 4-5

Draft and notecards undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes pages of the introduction.
Box 61, Folder 6-10

Notecards undated

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 61, Folder 11, Box 62, Folder 1

Source materials, including teaching materials and correspondence 1962-1973 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Chapter 2, "Georgics of the mind: the experience of Bacon's Essays"

Box 62, Folder 2-8

Draft undated

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 62, Folder 9-13

Notecards undated

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 62, Folder 14

Teaching materials 1968 and undated

Box 62, Folder 15

Source materials 1941-1967 and undated

Box 62, Folder 16

Correspondence 1971

 

Chapter 6, "Thou thyself art the subject of my discourse: Democritus Jr. to the reader"

Box 63, Folder 1-2, Box 62, Folder 17

Draft undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 63, Folder 3

Draft of a lecture at Sir Williams University, Montreal 1969

Box 63, Folder 4-8

Notecards undated

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 63, Folder 9

Source materials

 

Chapter 7, "The bad physician: the case of Sir Thomas Browne"

Box 63, Folder 10-11

Draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 63, Folder 12-19

Notecards, undated undated

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 63, Folder 20

Source materials 1973 and undated

Box 64, Folder 1-2

Correspondence 1971-1974

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 64, Folder 3

Reviews 1973-1975

 

The Living temple: George Herbert and catechizing (1978)

Box 64, Folder 4-13, Box 65, Folder 1-2

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 12 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes some correspondence.
Box 65, Folder 3-7, Box 66, Folder 1-3

Notecards undated

Physical Description: 8 folders.
 

Correspondence

Box 66, Folder 4

Concerning readers' comments 1976-1977 and undated

Physical Description: Includes Fish's description of the book.
Box 66, Folder 5

Concerning reviews 1978-1982

Box 66, Folder 6-7

Source materials 1548-1970

Physical Description: 2 folders.

Note

See also Series 7. Research Files,"Christianity" (texts on catechism).
Box 66, Folder 8

It takes one to know one: Milton's aesthetic of testimony, contract 1979

 

Is there a text in this class? (1980)

Box 67, Folder 1

Draft undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes various drafts of lectures given at Kenyon College, 1979.
Box 67, Folder 2-3

Introduction, draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 67, Folder 4-11

Chapters 13-16, drafts undated

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 67, Folder 12

Loose pages undated

Box 67, Folder 13

Correspondence 1981-1982 and undated

Box 67, Folder 14

Contract 1978-1979

Box 67, Folder 15

Reviews, notes, and notecards 1980-1984

 

Doing what comes naturally (1989)

Box 68, Folder 1-6

Draft undated

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 68, Folder 7-9

Introduction, draft 1988

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 69, Folder 1

Corrections 1995 and undated

 

Correspondence

Box 69, Folder 2-3

With publishers 1986-1990

Physical Description: 2 folders
Box 69, Folder 4

Regarding French translation 1989-1994

Box 69, Folder 5

Regarding Spanish translation 1991-1992

Box 69, Folder 6

Reviews 1989-1992

 

There's no such thing as free speech and it's a good thing, too 1994

Box 69, Folder 7-9

Draft 1993

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 70, Folder 1-5

Proofs, including index 1993

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 70, Folder 6

Preface, draft 1993

Box 70, Folder 7

Preface to chapters 3-7, drafts and insertion undated

Box 70, Folder 8-11, Box 71, Folder 1-2

Introduction, draft 1992 and undated

Physical Description: 6 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes readers' comments.
Box 71, Folder 3

Notebook undated

Box 71, Folder 4

Correspondence with publishers 1992-1994

Box 71, Folder 5

Appearances, including 1994 PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award 1993-1994

Box 71, Folder 6

Permissions 1993-1994

Box 71, Folder 7

Reviews 1993-1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence.
 

Professional correctness: literary studies and political change 1995

Box 71, Folder 8-10, Box 72, Folder 1-7, Box 73, Folder 1-5, Box 74, Folder 1-5, Box 75, Folder 1-2

Drafts 1992-1995 and undated

Physical Description: 21 folders.
Box 75, Folder 3

Preface, draft 1995 and undated

Box 75, Folder 4

Coda, draft undated

Box 75, Folder 5-6

Notecards undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 75, Folder 7-11

Lectures 1-4, "Yet once more," drafts and appendix 1992 and undated

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 76, Folder 1

Folger Library handouts, drafts undated

Box 76, Folder 2

Partial draft for colloquium on July 14, 1994

 

Correspondence

Box 76, Folder 3

General 1992-1995

Box 76, Folder 4-7

With publishers 1992-1997

Physical Description: 4 folders.

Scope and Content Note

Includes planning for the 1993 Clarendon Lectures.
Box 77, Folder 1

Cover undated

Box 77, Folder 2-4

Source materials 1989-1995

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 77, Folder 5

Reviews 1995-1996 and undated

 

The Trouble with principle (1999)

Note

See also Series 3.1. Articles and Other Writings, for individual articles.
Box 93, Folder 9-15, Box 94, Folder 1-5

Drafts undated

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 94, Folder 6

Chapter 2, "Sauce for the goose," proof 1999

Box 94, Folder 7-8

Prologue, drafts undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 94, Folder 9

Correspondence, with publishers and concerning reader's comments 1998-1999

Box 94, Folder 10

Notes and notecards 1998-1999 and undated

 

How Milton works 2001

Box 77, Folder 6-8

Draft 1998

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 79, Folder , Box 78, Folder , Box 80, Folder 1-6, Box 77, Folder 9

Draft 2000

Physical Description: 19 folders.
Box 81, Folder 1-6

Draft, with reader's comments 2000-2001

Physical Description: 6 folders.
Box 82, Folder 1-3, Box 81, Folder 7-9

Proofs 2000

Physical Description: 6 folders.
 

Chapter 1

Box 82, Folder 4-5

Draft undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 82, Folder 6

Draft, includes materials for March talk at the University of Dallas Academic Forum 2000

Box 82, Folder 7

Draft, includes materials for the April School of Criticism and Theory Fellows Conference at UC Berkeley 2000

Box 82, Folder 8

Chapter 8, draft undated

 

Chapter 15

Box 82, Folder 9

Draft prepared for Milton seminar at the Newberry Library 2000

Box 82, Folder 10

Draft undated

Box FB-26, Folder 7

Book jacket design 2001

Box 83, Folder 1

Corrections 2000

Box 83, Folder 2

Correspondence and insertions 1998-2000 and undated

 

Teaching files Series 4. 1962-1998

Physical Description: 2.1 linear ft.

Access

Access to files containing student records is restricted. Restrictions are noted at the file level.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains syllabi, handouts, lecture notes, readings, and other materials from Fish's teaching. Many of the materials in this series contain no indication of the institution at which a particular course was given; researchers will have to rely on the dates of Fish's affiliations with academic institutions, provided in the Chronology, to help determine where he offered a specific course. For other materials that were used for teaching, see also the Research files series, which includes both readings and notecards.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically, by date. Courses without a known date are filed at the end of the series. Undated handouts have been gathered together and are filed according to the approximate dates for their respective courses. Originally, many of the handouts were foldered individually, an arrangement abandoned in favor of an arrangement by course.
Box 83, Folder 3-4

English 46A, Survey of English literature 1962

Physical Description: Includes lecture notes. 2 folders.
Box 83, Folder 5-6

Various courses, handouts 1962-1969

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 83, Folder 7

Milton, handouts 1963

Box 84, Folder 1-2

English 1A 1963

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 84, Folder 3

English 46B 1963

Box 84, Folder 4

English 123, 19th century prose 1963

Box 84, Folder 5

English S154 1963

Box 84, Folder 6

English 151Mi 1963

Box 84, Folder 7

English 1A and 158B, undated handouts 1963-1968

Box 84, Folder 8

English 203 Early Renaissance 1964

 

University of California, Berkeley, experimental English department summer honors seminar on Paradise Lost

Box 84, Folder 9

Course materials and student profiles 1964

Box 84, Folder 10

Student applications and correspondence 1964

Access

Access to the contents of this file is restricted until 2040-01-01.
Box 84, Folder 11

English 46A 1964

Box 84, Folder 12

English 151Mi, Milton 1964

Box 84, Folder 13

Milton, course lecture notes 1964-1972

Box 84, Folder 14

English 1A 1965

Box 84, Folder 15

English 158B 1965

Box 84, Folder 16

English 516 1967

Box 84, Folder 17-18

English 1A 1968.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 85, Folder 1-2

English 158B 1968.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 85, Folder 3

English 146A 1969

 

English 154, Milton

Box 85, Folder 4

Course materials and notes 1969

Box 85, Folder 5

Student papers 1969.

Access

Access to the contents of this file is restricted until 2045-01-01.
Box 85, Folder 6

English 208 1970

Box 85, Folder 7

Style, course notes 1971

Box 85, Folder 8

English 250, Contemporary theories of style and meaning 1972-1973

Box 85, Folder 9

English 507, Contemporary theories of style and language 1974

Box 85, Folder 10

Milton's prose 1975

Box 85, Folder 11

Sixteenth century literature and Spenser 1979

Box 85, Folder 12-13

English 6.613, Milton 1984.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 85, Folder 14

Law 594 1984

Box 85, Folder 15

English 6.323, 17th century lyric poetry 1985

Box 85, Folder 16

English 6.614, Milton 1985

Box 85, Folder 17

Studies in Milton, ungraded student essays 1986

Box 85, Folder 18

English 221, 17th century lyric poetry 1986

Box 85, Folder 19

English 329, Milton, co-taught with Annabel Patterson 1988

Box 86, Folder 1

Unknown seminar 1989

Box 86, Folder 2

English 222, Distinguished Professor Course at Duke University, Reading Milton 1990

Box 86, Folder 3

Law 507.01, Liberalism and legal theory 1993

Box 86, Folder 4

English 221, Renaissance prose and poetry 1994

Box 86, Folder 5-13, Box 87, Folder 1-2

English 221/Law 503, Renaissance prose and poetry: Rhetoric and power in the Renaissance 1994.

Physical Description: 11 folders.
Box 87, Folder 3

English 288.01/Law 578.01, Liberalism and the First Amendment 1995

Box 87, Folder 4

English 288, Milton 1996

Box 87, Folder 5

English 288.02, Rhetoric and power in Western culture 1996

Box 87, Folder 6

Rhetoric, law, power, taught at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University 1996

Box 87, Folder 7-8

Law 578.01, Liberalism, religion, and the law 1997

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 87, Folder 9

English 329/Literature 353, Milton 1997

Box 87, Folder 10

Course at Connecticut College, notes undated

Box 87, Folder 11

Course on Milton undated

Box 87, Folder 12

English 6.324, Self and community in 17th-century poetry, syllabus undated

Box 87, Folder 13

English 288, Milton undated

Box 87, Folder 14

English 4212y, Milton, syllabus undated

Box 88, Folder 1

Law 578.01, Liberalism and legal theory undated

 

Professionalism seminar at Columbia University

Box 88, Folder 2

Correspondence and syllabus 1983

Box 88, Folder 3

Readings 1977-1984 and undated

Box 88, Folder 4

Theories of Interpretation, taught with Kenneth Abraham and Walter Michaels undated

Box 88, Folder 5

Unidentified course materials 1962-1998 and undated

 

Professional activities Series 5. 1971-1997

Physical Description: 3.3 linear ft.

Access

Access to files documenting job offers and searches involving Fish is restricted until 2023, as noted at the file level.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of correspondence, conference programs, itineraries, and other materials related to conferences, visiting professorships, and teaching and administrative positions for which Fish was being considered. The series also includes information on events to which Fish was invited and materials relating to his professional responsibilities at Duke University. Included in the latter are memos, clippings critical of the English department, clippings related to Fish's resigning as chair, and Duke University Press materials. For materials related to the "Science Wars" issue of Social Text (published by Duke University Press), see :Professor Sokal's Bad Joke,: in Subseries 3.1. Drafts of talks delivered by Fish at professional meetings are filed by title in Subseries 3.1.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically with the exception of materials relating to Fish's professional activities at Duke University, which are arranged topically at the end of the series.
Box 89, Folder 1-37

Job offers and searches involving Fish 1971-1997

Physical Description: 37 folders.

Access

Access to these files is restricted until 2023-01-01.
Box 88, Folder 6

Linguistic Society of America, summer meeting, State University of New York at Buffalo 1971

Box 88, Folder 7

Modern Language Association (MLA), session, "New trends in Milton criticism," notecards and correspondence 1972

 

MLA

Box 88, Folder 8

Forum Workshop, "The reader in fiction: problems of terminology and method" 1976

Box 88, Folder 9

Session, "New directions in literary study: 'thinking in fictions'" 1976

Box 88, Folder 10

Session, "The language of criticism" 1976

Box 88, Folder 11

Conference on linguistics and the interpretation of literature, Graduate Center, City University of New York 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "Formalization and its discontents."
Box 88, Folder 12

School of Criticism and Theory, course descriptions 1977.

Scope and Content Note

Fish's course is titled "Formalization and its discontents."
Box 88, Folder 13

The John Crowe Ransom Memorial Lectures, Kenyon College, program announcement 1979

Box 88, Folder 14-15

NEH summer seminar, notecards for "Milton and critical theory" 1982.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 90, Folder 1

"The law and southern literature," second annual Law and Humanities Conference in Jackson, Mississippi, , program announcement. Fish presented "Rules, practices, and power in the law and in literary criticism" 1983

Box 90, Folder 2

Legal theory workshop, Columbia University School of law, paper by Thomas Grey 1984

Box 90, Folder 3

Interdisciplinary colloquium on psychoanalysis and literary criticism, conference materials, including photocopies of essays by Fish 1985

Box 90, Folder 4

"Language and the unconscious: a clinical and literary dialogue," Association for Psychoanalytic Medicine, New York City 1986

Box 90, Folder 14

"Convergence in crisis," discussion featuring Fish and Fredric Jameson 1987

Historical Note

Aired in 1988 as part of the National Humanities Center's "Soundings" radio series.
Box 90, Folder 15

"The interpreter's eye," conference at UC Santa Barbara, correspondence 1988

Note

See also Series 3.1. Articles and other writings, "Spectacle and evidence in Samson Agonistes."
Box 90, Folder 16

Humanities Research Institute, University of California, Irvine 1989

Box 91, Folder 1

External review, University of Arizona, Department of English 1990

Box 91, Folder 2

"Interpreting the Italian Renaissance," SUNY Stony Brook, conference program, announcement, and itineraries 1990.

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "Milton's career and the career of theory."
 

Folger Institute workshop, "Problems of historicist research in the Renaissance"

Box 91, Folder 3

Correspondence 1989-1990 and undated

Box 91, Folder 4

Handouts and itinerary 1990 and undated

Box 91, Folder 5

Notes undated

Box 91, Folder 6

Programs and newsletters 1988-1991

Box 91, Folder 7

Teaching materials 1974-1984

Box 91, Folder 8

Transcriptions of lectures undated

Box 91, Folder 9

American Political Science Association (APSA) 1991

Box 91, Folder 10

University of Toronto Law School 1991

Box 91, Folder 11

MacNeil-Lehrer news hour, includes transcript and correspondence 1991

Box 91, Folder 12-13

Firing Line, "Resolved: freedom of thought is in danger on American campuses," correspondence, drafts, and transcript 1991.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 91, Folder 14

Washington Journalism Center conference, "Higher education in America: diversity at what cost, what benefit?", correspondence 1991

Box 91, Folder 15

University of South Florida, debate on political correctness with Dinesh D'Souza, correspondence 1991

Box 92, Folder 2

Milton Society of America, annual dinner 1991

 

University of Alabama conference: "Is there a discipline in this department?"

Box 92, Folder 3

Correspondence and conference program 1993.

Scope and Content Note

Fish responded to other participants' papers ("Afterthoughts").
Box 92, Folder 4-5

Drafts of other participants' papers 1993.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 92, Folder 6

Notecards and draft of Fish's response 1993

Box 92, Folder 7

American Political Science Association annual meeting, New York 1994

Box 92, Folder 8-11

"Liberalism, legal theory, and the First Amendment," School of Criticism and Theory 1994

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 93, Folder 1

Judicial conference on "Jurisprudence for judges," University of Pennsylvania law school 1994

Box 93, Folder 2

The Saul O. Sidore lecture series, University of New Hampshire 1994

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "Now you see it, now you don't: procedural justice and substantive meaning in the First Amendment."
Box 93, Folder 3

Northeast Milton seminar 1994

Box 93, Folder 4

"The power of language," Fall Twain symposium, Mark Twain house 1994

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft of "The Impact of political correctness on the English language" and notes.
Box 93, Folder 5

Murray lecture, University of Iowa, correspondence 1994

Box 93, Folder 6

Appearance at University of Virginia school of law, honorarium paperwork 1994

Box 93, Folder 7

"Political correctness can depend on politics," The Sunday Oklahoman 1994.

Scope and Content Note

Fish is cited as a source.
Box 93, Folder 8

Cushwa Center Conference, (University of Notre Dame) and South Atlantic Modern Language Association Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, correspondence and conference information 1994

Box 94, Folder 11

MLA meeting, San Diego 1994

Box 94, Folder 12

Distinguished visiting faculty fellow, Center for Ideas and Society, UC Riverside 1995

 

Center for Ideas and Society, University of California, Riverside, shared materials

Box 94, Folder 13

Geoff Cohen 1995

Box 94, Folder 14

Andrew Eshleman 1995

Box 95, Folder 1

David Glidden 1995

Box 95, Folder 2

Randolph C. Head 1995

Box 95, Folder 3

Brian Lloyd 1995

Box 95, Folder 4

Vivian-Lee Nyitray 1995

Box 95, Folder 5

Roger Ransom 1995

Box 95, Folder 6

George Slusser 1995

Box 95, Folder 7

Brian K. Smith 1995

Box 95, Folder 8-9

Yang Ye 1995.

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 96, Folder 1

Barbara Zajac 1995

Box 96, Folder 2

Miscellaneous materials 1995

Box 96, Folder 3

UC Riverside Forum: "Why affirmative action?," correspondence 1995

Box 96, Folder 4

UCLA , Hillel Forum 1995

Box 96, Folder 5

Adjunct professor of law, Columbia University 1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft of "Milton and the Catholic exception" and draft of lecture.
Box 96, Folder 8

C-SPAN 1995

Box 96, Folder 9

"Group rights, victim status, and the law," presentation for the Federalist society 1995

Historical Note

Later published as "At the Federalist Society."
Box 96, Folder 10

American Bar Association, section of litigation, spring council/committee chairs 1995

Box 96, Folder 11

Tudor and Stuart Club, John Hopkins University 1995

Box 96, Folder 12

"The revival of pragmatism" conference, the graduate school and university center, the City University of New York 1995

Box 96, Folder 13

Henry James seminar, New York University 1995

Box 96, Folder 14

Durham Convention and Visitor Bureau annual luncheon honoring Dr. John Hope Franklin 1995

Box 96, Folder 15

The Milton Seminar 1995

Box 96, Folder 16

Various activities 1995

 

Requests that Fish refused

Box 96, Folder 17

Contributions or attendance 1995-1996

Box 96, Folder 18

Visits 1995-1996

Box 97, Folder 1

Various projects 1995-1997

Box 97, Folder 3

Interview for PBS, documentary on the history of the ACLU 1996

Box 97, Folder 4

Soundings, with Vincent Blasi 1996.

Historical Note

Radio program, produced by the National Humanities Center.
Box 97, Folder 5

Linda Belans Show, WUNC public radio 1996

Box 97, Folder 6

Paris book fair 1996

Box 97, Folder 7

Rolleston course 1996

Box 97, Folder 8

Ronald Fiscus Lecture in Law and Society 1996

Scope and Content Note

Skidmore College.
Box 97, Folder 9

National Humanities Center luncheon 1996

Box 97, Folder 10

Spring meeting of the Milton Seminar 1996

Box 97, Folder 11

"Children's rights vs. adult free speech: can they be reconciled?," symposium organized by the Center for First Amendment Rights, Inc., and the University of Connecticut School of Law, University of Connecticut, West Hartford 1996

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "Children and the First Amendment."
Box 97, Folder 12

Richard Thorns lecture series, University of Alabama 1996

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "The first domestic quarrel: Paradise lost book IX."
Box 97, Folder 13

"The letter of the law," Stanford Humanities Center 1996

Box 97, Folder 14

Interview, "The book show," WAMC, Albany 1996

Box 97, Folder 16

Television appearance, "Thinktank," PBS episode on affirmative action 1996

Box 97, Folder 17

Martha's Vineyard 1996

Box 97, Folder 18

EAB trips 1996

Box 97, Folder 19

"Affirmative action talk," symposium at Yale University 1996

Box 97, Folder 21-23

Requests that Fish refused 1996-1997

Box 97, Folder 21

Lectures 1996-1997

Box 97, Folder 22-23

Projects 1996-1997

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 97, Folder 24

Association of American Law Schools (AALS) annual meeting, Washington, D.C. 1997

Box 97, Folder 25

The Cooper lectures, University of Arkansas at Little Rock 1997

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "The false lure of procedural justice: principles and hate speech."
Box 97, Folder 26

Freedom forum, Arlington, Virginia, round table discussion on the First Amendment 1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes a partial transcript.
Box 97, Folder 27

Florida Atlantic University 1997

Box 98, Folder 1

"Academic freedom and the inclusive university," University of British Columbia 1997

Historical Note

Fish presented a paper with the same title as the conference.
Box 98, Folder 2

University of New Mexico 1997

Box 98, Folder 3

Association of American University Presses (AAUP), annual meeting 1997

Box 98, Folder 4

American Political Science Association (APSA) conference 1997

Scope and Content Note

Fish presented "Mission impossible."
 

Duke University

Box 97, Folder 20

Affirmative action debate at Duke law school 1996

Box 97, Folder 28

Art history symposium at Duke 1997

Scope and Content Note

Fish introduced Tom Mitchell.
 

Dissertation materials from students 1994-1996 and undated

Box 90, Folder 5

Smout, Kary D., Terminology battles: word meanings as rhetorical tools in the creation/evolution controversy, dissertation for which Fish was co-supervisor 1991

Box 96, Folder 7

Duke Club of the Triangle 1995

Box 98, Folder 5

Duke Directions 1997

Scope and Content Note

Includes news clippings.
Box 96, Folder 6

Duke Directions, alumni reunion. Fish's presentation was called "How to think about affirmative action" 1995.

Box 92, Folder 1

Duke Law School, alumni panel, correspondence 1991

 

Duke University, Department of English

Box 90, Folder 6

"Department bashing," clippings 1987-1990

Box 90, Folder 7

Resignation as chair of English, clippings 1991

Box 90, Folder 8

Correspondence related to criticism of the department 1987

Box 90, Folder 9

Memos from Marianna Torgovnick 1996-1997

 

Duke University Press

Box 90, Folder 10

General 1988-1990

Box 90, Folder 11-13

SAQ 95:4, drafts 1996.

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 97, Folder 2

Romance studies forum, Department of Romance Studies, Duke University 1996

Scope and Content Note

Fish participated in a panel responding to Ross Chamber's presentations, including the lecture "Cultural studies as a challenge to French studies."
 

Correspondence Series 6. 1962-1997

Physical Description: 1.7 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises chiefly correspondence, but also includes other accompanying materials sent to Fish including drafts, offprints, letters to the editor, and copies of letters between others. Correspondence related to Fish's writings is most often filed with the writings themselves, and correspondence is also found in Series 5, Professional activities, and in Series 6, Research files. This distribution of correspondence throughout the collection reflects the original order in which these materials were filed. In addition to letters sent to Fish, this series includes a large collection of correspondence and clippings on the subject of the National Academy of Scholars chapter at Duke University, as well as a number of letters on the subject of political correctness.

Series Arrangement

The original order of this series was maintained during processing. Correspondence was organized at various times throughout Fish's career in both chronological files and in files by subject or surname of correspondent. A folder of alphabetically filed correspondence at the beginning of this series contains those letters that were outside of the original correspondence files.
Box 98, Folder 6

A-Z, filed alphabetically by correspondent's surname 1962-1993

Box 98, Folder 7

Adams, Hoover 1987-1988

Scope and Content Note

Includes Magnus J. Krynski's paper on Duke University and related materials.
Box 98, Folder 8

American political science review 1995

Scope and Content Note

Includes Fish's review of an article.
Box 98, Folder 9

The Atlantic monthly 1993

Scope and Content Note

Letters written in response to Edward Dolnick's article, "Deafness as culture."
Box 98, Folder 10-11

Brodkey, Linda, materials related to proposed changes to English 306 at the University of Texas at Austin 1990

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 98, Folder 12

Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, California 1980-1985 and undated

Box 98, Folder 13

Chu-an, Wen, and Fengzhen Wang, correspondence related to the translation and publication of a collection of Fish's essays in Chinese 1993-1995

Box 98, Folder 14

Corns, Thomas N. 1990

Box 98, Folder 15

Dollimore, Jonathan 1986

Box 98, Folder 16

Epstein, E.L. 1975-1976

Box 98, Folder 17

Garrett, Cynthia 1989

Box 98, Folder 18

Hall, Michael 1977

Box 98, Folder 19

Hedrick, Don 1976-1987

Box 99, Folder 1

Holland, Norman N. 1978

Box 99, Folder 2

Holton, Gerald 1996-1997

Scope and Content Note

Also includes correspondence from Matthew Bedell and Bruce Robbins. Holton criticizes Andrew Ross's introduction to the "Science wars" issue of Social text.
Box 99, Folder 3

Imprimis 1990

Box 99, Folder 4

Kendrick, Christopher 1990

Box 99, Folder 5

Lehner, David 1994

Box 99, Folder 6

Leyh, Gregory

Box 99, Folder 7

Mailloux, Steven 1987

Box 99, Folder 8

Montrose, Louis 1985

Box 99, Folder 9

Moore, David C. 1993

Box 100, Folder 1

Mullaney, Steven 1989

Box 100, Folder 2

Nardo, Anna K. undated

 

National Association of Scholars

Box 100, Folder 3-5

General 1990-1993 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 100, Folder 6

Clippings 1988-1991 and undated

Box 100, Folder 7

Nelson, Cary 1977 and undated

Box 100, Folder 8

Norrie, Alan W. 1992

Box 100, Folder 9

Ornston, Darius Gray 1985

Box 100, Folder 10

Patterson, Dennis 1995

Box 100, Folder 11

Political correctness 1991 and undated

Box 100, Folder 12

Reddy, Michael J. 1977

Box 100, Folder 13

Rogers, John 1989

Box 100, Folder 14

Schwartz, Murray M. 1976

Box 100, Folder 15

Siegel, Marsha 1978

Box 100, Folder 16

Smith, Barbara Herrnstein 1990

Box 101, Folder 1

Straight, H. Stephen 1977

Box 101, Folder 2

Talbot, Taylor 1989

Box 101, Folder 3

University of California Press 1987

Box 101, Folder 4

Veeser, Harold A. 1989

Box 101, Folder 5

Wall, John N. undated

Box 101, Folder 6

Weber, Samuel 1981

Box 101, Folder 7

Weintraub, Roy undated

Box 101, Folder 8

Westgate, Sam 1974

Box 101, Folder 9

Williams, Jeffrey 1996

Box 101, Folder 10

Yoder, Paul 1995

 

Chronological files

Box 101, Folder 11

1966-1967

Box 101, Folder 12-13

1991

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 101, Folder 14

1992

Box 101, Folder 15-21

1994

Physical Description: 7 folders.
Box 102, Folder 1-2, Box 101, Folder 2-31

1995

Physical Description: 12 folders.
Box 102, Folder 3-14

1996

Physical Description: 12 folders.
 

Research files Series 7. 1921-circa 2000

Physical Description: 16.0 linear ft.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of drafts, offprints, and photocopies of writings by others, sometimes with correspondence, and an extensive collection of notecards prepared by Fish. The topical files and notecards document Fish's teaching, research, and professional activities.

Series Arrangement

The series is arranged in 2 subseries.
  • Subseries 7.1. Topical files, 1921-1998. 10.8 linear ft.
  • Subseries 7.2. Notecards, circa 1960-circa 2000. 5.2 linear ft.
 

Topical files Subseries 7.1. 1921-1998

Physical Description: 10.8 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists of drafts, offprints, and photocopies of writings by others. They are often accompanied by correspondence and in many cases items contain Fish's annotations. All medieval and Early English texts noted are photocopies.

Subseries Arrangement

This subseries is arranged topically based on original labels on Fish's files. The Theory subject files comprise files that also include other relevant subjects in addition to literary theory.
Box 103, Folder 1, Box 102, Folder 15-16

Primary texts, pre-twentieth century undated

Physical Description: 3 folders
 

Medieval literature

Box 103, Folder 2

Chaucer, Geoffrey 1972-1982

Box 103, Folder 3

The court of sapience undated

Note

See also Teaching Files, Spring 1964, English 203R.
Box 103, Folder 4

Douglas, Gavin undated

Box 103, Folder 5

Fovre learned and godly treatises (1638), photocopy undated

 

Henryson, Robert

Box 103, Folder 6

General undated

Box 103, Folder 7-8

Notecards undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Kingis Quair

Box 103, Folder 9

General undated

Box 103, Folder 10

Notecards undated

Box 103, Folder 11-12

Little, Katherine Clover. Reading for Christ: interpretation and instruction in late Medieval England, draft, dissertation 1998

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 104, Folder 1

General 1973-1977 and undated

Box 104, Folder 2

The passetyme of pleasure undated

Box 104, Folder 3

Temple of glass, notecards undated

Box 105, Folder 1, Box 104, Folder 4-7

Christianity

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 105, Folder 2

Nowell, Alexander. A catechism... (1853), photocopy undated

Box 106, Folder 1, Box 105, Folder 3-6

Donne, John 1960-1989 and undated

Physical Description: 5 folders.
Box 106, Folder 2

English Renaissance undated

Box 106, Folder 3

Fox, George undated

 

Herbert, George

Box 140, Folder 6, Box 107, Folder 1, Box 106, Folder 4-6

General 1953-1989

Physical Description: 5 folders
Box 107, Folder 2

Notecards undated

 

Drafts and correspondence

Box 107, Folder 3

Miller, Edmund 1972

Box 107, Folder 4

Strier, Richard 1979 and undated

Box 107, Folder 5-6

Jonson, Ben 1971-1988 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 107, Folder 7-9

Rosen, David Matthew. "Themselves due celebrate: a study of Ben Jonson's poetry," dissertation, draft 1978

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 140, Folder 7

Lee, Samuel. The temple of Solomon (1659), photocopy

Box 108, Folder 1-2

Marvell, Andrew 1965-1979

Physical Description: 2 folders
 

Milton

Box 108, Folder 3-4

Areopagitica 1949-1986 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 108, Folder 5

Bibliographies undated

 

Biography

Box 108, Folder 6

General undated

Box 108, Folder 7

Francis Peck, New memoirs of the life and poetical works of Mr. John Milton (1740), photocopy undated

Box 109, Folder 1

The Christian doctrine undated

Box 109, Folder 2-4

Comus 1973-1980 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 109, Folder 5-6

Drafts by others 1969-1985 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 109, Folder 7

"L'Allegro" and "II Penseroso" 1934-1972 and undated

Box 110, Folder 1

Lycidas undated

Box 110, Folder 2

Miscellaneous 1976-1983 and undated

Box 110, Folder 3-4

Notecards 1981 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 112, Folder 1-2, Box 111, Folder , Box 110, Folder 5-6

Paradise lost and Paradise regained 1959-1979 and undated

Physical Description: 8 folders.
Box 112, Folder 3

Poetry 1970 and undated

Box 112, Folder 4

Prose 1973-1979 and undated

 

Reviews

Box 112, Folder 5

Chariot of wrath: the message of John Milton to democracy at war, by G. WIlson Knight 1942-1943

Box 112, Folder 6

Milton and the Puritan dilemma (1641-1660) by Arthur Barker 1943-1946

Box 112, Folder 7

Paradise lost in our time: some comments by Douglas Bush 1946

Box 112, Folder 8

A preface to paradise lost by C.S. Lewis 1942-1944

 

Samson Agonistes

Box 113, Folder 1-2, Box 112, Folder 9-10

General 1981-1988 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 113, Folder 3

Teaching materials undated

Box 113, Folder 4

Sonnets 1972-1984 and undated

Box 113, Folder 5

Typology undated

Box 113, Folder 6

Pedagogical texts undated

Box 113, Folder 7-8

Renaissance Humanism 1963-1972 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 113, Folder 9

Shakespeare, William 1967-1988 and undated

Box 113, Folder 10, Box 114, Folder 1-2

Sixteenth and seventeenth century literature 1958-1972 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 114, Folder 3-6

Skelton, John 1963 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 114, Folder 7

Spenser, Edmund 1974-1992 and undated

Box 114, Folder 8

Taylor, Jeremy undated

Box 115, Folder 1

Weidhorn, Manfred, Dreams in seventeenth-century English literature 1970

Box 115, Folder 2

Wyatt, Sir Thomas 1950-1968

Box 115, Folder 3-4

Criticism 1921-1977 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 115, Folder 5-6

Historicism 1985-1991

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

Legal theory

Box 117, Folder , Box 116, Folder , Box 115, Folder 7-, Box 118, Folder 1-2

General 1971-1994 and undated

Physical Description: 13 folders.
Box 118, Folder 3-4

"Interpretation and law," conference at Tel Aviv University 1993

Box 118, Folder 5, Box 119, Folder 1-2

Philosophy of science 1983-1984 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
 

Political correctness

Box 119, Folder 3

1989-1991

Box 120, Folder 1, Box 119, Folder 4-6

1991

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 120, Folder 2

1991-1992 and undated

 

Psychoanalysis

Box 120, Folder 3-4

General 1984-1988 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 120, Folder 5

Chertok, Léon 1986 and undated

Box 120, Folder 6

Derrida, Jacques 1982 and undated

Box 120, Folder 7-8

Freud, Sigmund 1985-1987 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 121, Folder 1

Kristeva, Julia. Materials from Toril Moi's seminar on Kristeva, not limited to psychoanalysis undated

 

Lacan, Jacques

Box 121, Folder 2-3

General 1979-1982 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 121, Folder 4

Leigh Deneel's notes for presentation on Lacan

Box 121, Folder 5

Mahony, Parick J. undated

Box 121, Folder 6

Theories of the reading process 1970-1975 and undated

 

Theory

Box 121, Folder 7-8

1967-1974

Physical Description: 2 folders.
 

With other subjects

Box 122, Folder 1, Box 121, Folder 9

A 1965-1985 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 122, Folder 2-5

B 1961-1994 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 122, Folder 6-8

C 1967-1991 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 122, Folder 9, Box 123, Folder 1, Box 140, Folder 8

D 1970-1989 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 123, Folder 2

E-F 1969 and undated

Box 123, Folder 3-4

F 1975-1976 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 123, Folder 5-6

G 1962-1982 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 123, Folder 7

Gibson, Walker, editor, The limits of language 1962

Scope and Content note

Includes notecards.
Box 124, Folder 1-3

H 1975-1993 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 124, Folder 4

J-K 1972-1983 and undated

Box 124, Folder 5

K 1972-1974

Box 125, Folder 1-2

L 1967-1993 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 125, Folder 3-5, Box 126, Folder 1

M 1962-1990 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 126, Folder 2

Miller, Josephine, editor, Classic essays in English 1961

Physical Description: Includes notecards and teaching materials
Box 126, Folder 3

N-O 1977-1995 and undated

Box 126, Folder 4

P 1977 and undated

Box 126, Folder 5-7

R 1973-1994 and undated

Physical Description: 3 folders.
Box 127, Folder 1-3, Box 126, Folder 8

Rorty, Richard 1987-1993 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 127, Folder 4-6, Box 128, Folder 1

S 1962-1994 and undated

Physical Description: 4 folders.
Box 128, Folder 2-3

T 1970-1993 and undated

Physical Description: 2 folders.
Box 128, Folder 4

U-Z 1962 and undated

Box 128, Folder 5

Other 1991 and undated

Box 128, Folder 6

Miscellaneous clippings and other materials 1972-1983 and undated

 

Notecards Subseries 7.2. circa 1960-circa 2000

Physical Description: 5.2 linear ft.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries consists primarily of notecards, but also includes other materials such as handouts, notes, and clippings that were filed by Fish with the notecards. Most of the materials in this subseries are undated. The notecards themselves are related to general research, and to both book projects and articles. Fish used notecards extensively, particularly for reading, preparing essays, proofreading, and conference presentations. The inclusion among the notecards of handouts used in teaching would suggest that they were also used for preparing classes. Notecards are often found with other materials, as evidenced throughout the collection. This subseries consists of notecards that Fish kept separately from other materials.

Subseries Arrangement

Notecards in this series have been maintained in their original order, with primary and secondary subdivisions indicating divider tabs by which Fish organized the notecards in their original boxes, enhanced when necessary with information supplied by the processor. Oversize materials that were folded and filed among the notecards have been removed, unfolded, numbered, and filed separately. Their original location in the notecards is indicated by a special card inserted during processing.
Box 129

Early Milton, including epic heroism, Adam and Eve, "Samson Agonistes," justification, cosmology, and war

Physical Description: Approximately 850 items.
Box 129-130

Early theory and linguistics, including Beardsley, rhetoric, Chatman, Peckham, Holland, psycholinguistics, Bever, and Halliday

Physical Description: Approximately 530 items.
Box 130

Graduate school notes, including Price, Yeats, Wimsatt's course, poetics paper, Keats lecture, "Faerie Queene," and "Canterbury tales"

Physical Description: Approximately 860 items.
Box 130-131

Herbert book, including chapter plan

Physical Description: Approximately 640 items.
Box 131

Kenyon lectures, including Ransom, allegory, Robertson, Spenser, and Fletcher

Physical Description: Approximately 600 items.
Box 132

Milton, early notes, including God, VIII, metaphor, Hanford, Haller, Fixler, and "Comus"

Physical Description: Approximately 650 items.
Box 132-133

Milton, "Paradise regained," "Samson Agonistes," and book proposal, conference, and interview notes circa 1984-circa 1989

Physical Description: Approximately 850 items.
Box 133

Milton and rhetoric, including "L'Allegro," "Il penseroso," epic voice, Donne, discovery as form, Helen White, Ong and Duhamel, Ramus, Demetrius, Aristotle, Cicero, Erasmus, and Hamilton

Physical Description: Approximately 700 items.
Box 134

Miscellaneous topics, including "Faerie Queene" book IV, Jameson, Milton's sonnets, Fish and Searle, "Samson Agonistes," structuralism, Barthes, Propp, Jakobson, Riffaterre, and Booth

Physical Description: Approximately 950 items.
Box 135

Miscellaneous topics, including the reader and the informal reader, Richards/Empson, Dundas, Damon, Wittig, Riffaterre, Hrushovski, linguistics/Boyle, Slatoff, and structuralism/Merleau Ponty

Physical Description: Approximately 600 items.
Box 135-136

Self-consuming artifacts, including "Death's duel" and Bunyan

Physical Description: Approximately 900 items.
Box 136-138

Skelton book, including fifteenth-century course, Meyers and Jacoby, Bennett, Owst, Trevelyan, Mackie, metre, Sweeting, Ramsay, Williams, Sale, Colin Clout, Kokeritz, drama, Bouge, Garland, allegory, and Sidney

Physical Description: Approximately 1,300 items.
Box 138-139

Speech acts book

Physical Description: Approximately 1,200 items.
Box 141

Oversize materials from boxes 129-134

Box 142

Oversize materials from boxes 135-139

 

Audio and video recordings Series 8. 1970-1997

Physical Description: 6.8 linear ft.

Access

Access to original audiovisual recordings is restricted; researchers must request use copies.

Reproduction Restrictions

All reproduction of audiovisual materials representing Jacques Derrida must be authorized by designates of his heirs. Contact Special Collections and Archives for more information.

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series consists of audiotapes (517 audiocassettes, 55 reel-to-reel recordings, and 1 microcassette) and 4 videocassette recordings. The audiotapes document Fish's teaching as well as that of others in team-taught courses. Also included are a small number of recordings of lectures by others in other contexts, such as conferences. The video recordings (circa 1990-1992) are commercially produced programs which feature Fish on panels and in debates with others on the topics of political correctness and hate speech.

Series Arrangement

This series is arranged in 3 subseries.
  • Subseries 8.1. Audiocassette recordings, 1973-1997
  • Subseries 8.2. Other audio recordings, 1970-circa 1990, bulk 1970-1974
  • Subseries 8.3. Video recordings, circa 1990-1992
 

Audiocassette recordings Subseries 8.1. 1973-1997

Physical Description: 5.6 linear ft.

Access

Use copies of each audio recording must be made prior to researcher use of the recordings. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. If a use copy of an individual cassette is already available, it is indicated at the item level by a "U" following the audiocassette number. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries comprises 517 audio recordings in standard cassette format. Audio recordings document Fish's teaching and lectures, as well as lectures given by others.

Subseries Arrangement

All title and date information below was transcribed from the cases and labels on the audio recordings themselves. Recordings that contained dates are arranged by year. Undated recordings are arranged by the institution where the recording was made, when that information was available, with remaining recordings with no date or institution information grouped topically at the end of the subseries.
 

1973

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A001

Fall, pastoral lecture and Lycidas, University of Southern California (USC)

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A002

Milton, Comus material November 20 and 29

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A003

Questions in Indiana, discussion at Dartmouth University December 6

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A004

Last class on Comus at the USC December 11 and 13

 

1974

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A005

Lycidas and Paradise Lost I at USC January 15

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A006

Milton, Treatise of Civil Power at USC and Areopagitica at Johns Hopkins University. February 6

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A007

Paradise Lost I, III-IX at USC February 14

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A008

Dilligan on computer sytlistics questions and class on computer and statistical studies at USC February 19

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A010, Box 143, Item MS-C11-A009

Speech act conference, USC February 23

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A011

Halliday on unity, cohesion, and T. G. Shaklee (March 5) at USC February 26

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A012

T. G. Shaklee (also March 12), and talk on speech act theory and Coriolanus (March 19), USC March 5

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A013

Speech act theory, Searle, NEH

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from Coriolanus.
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A014

First class, NEH, Wimsatt, Beardsley July 9

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from Heart of Darkness and discussions of Enquist, Barthes, Mukarovsky.
Box 143, Folder MS-C11-A015

"Susan and then class on me," seminar at NEH July 10

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A016

Dillegan, Dreyfus, Halliday, NEH July 16, 17

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A017

T.G., routine skill, deep and surface structure, NEH July 23-25

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A018, Box 143, Item MS-C11-A019

Structuralism, NEH Aug. 9-15

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A020

last class at the University of Southern California, last section of class at NEH, and psychoanalytic vs. structuralism reading process by Smith Aug. 23

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A021

Introduction, Beardsley, Wimsatt. Sept. 19

Scope and Content Note

Also includes materials from Statistics, Halliday and Fish on "unity, L'Allegro and other matters," John Hopkins University.
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A022

T.G., John Hopkins University Oct. 10

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A023

Last class, John Hopkins University Dec 10

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A024

Paradise Lost IX-X, XI-XII, University of Southern California

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A026, Box 143, Item MS-C11-A025

Paradise Regained, University of Southern California.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A028, Box 143, Item MS-C11-A027

Samson Agonistes, University of Southern California

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A029

Russian formalism, University of Southern California.

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from Barthes, structuralism, Searle, Chomsky. Also includes material from Riddle on Derrida, Propp, Levi-Strauss, etc.
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A030

Ethometh, Pollner

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A031

Mailloux tapes, affection doubts, University of Southern California

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A031U

Use copy, (reproduction date, 2004)

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A032

Langendoen on pressupposition, utterance meaning, sentence meaning, MLA

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A033

Brady, Said, Riddle on structuralism, MLA

 

1975

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A034

Formalism. Milton, Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, sonnets, Tetrachordon, Comus, Areopagitica Feb. 27

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A035

Spring, introduction, aesthetic, "Christian liberty," "Of education," John Hopkins University

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from "At a solemn," and "Nativity ode".
Box 143, Item MS-C11-A036

Jonson's poetry, first class, second part Dec. 11

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A037

Milton, Paradise Regained, last class, John Hopkins University

 

1976

Box 143, Item MS-C11-A038

Heart of Darkness, commercials, prescriptive/descriptive, NEH, John Hopkins University June

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A039

Hirsch, visit to NEH July 9

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A041

Walter, deconstruction, NEH, John Hopkins University July 16

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A042

Russian formalism, Saussure, S/Z, NEH, John Hopkins University, Walter at temple

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A043

Walter at Temple

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A044

Winnie - Iser, Culler - me, NEH, John Hopkins University

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from Apology, Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A045

Halliday through speech acts, NEH, John Hopkins University, tape 1

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A046, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A047

Booth, NEH, Johns Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Last class, NEH

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A048

Gallagher, Boyd, Dreyfus, Cohen, Wyatt, etc

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A050, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A049

John Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A051

Booth, Culler, Fish, English Institute

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A052

Holland, Poirier, English Institute

 

Milton

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A053

Comus

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A054

Comus, Areopagitica, John Hopkins University

Note

Also continues on tape from 1974 Feb. 6.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A055, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A056

Lycidas

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A057

Paradise Lost, XI-XII, John Hopkins University

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A058

Introduction, sonnets, "Of religion," John Hopkins University

 

1977

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A059

SUNY Binghamton Mar. 14

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A060

Radio WAMU June 1

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A061, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A062

Milton, Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained, John Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A063, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A064

Speech act, John Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A065

T.G., John Hopkins University

 

1978

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A066

Law II, Lon Fuller and Hart Jan. 2

 

Law

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A067

Parole evidence, continued, and statutory interpretation Feb. 16

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A068

On statutes, speech act Feb. 23

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A070, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A069

Speech act theory March 2 and 9

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A071

Abraham, precedent, Kuhn Mar. 23

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A072, Box 144, Item MS-C11-A073

Hart and Dworkin, law and Abraham April 1 and 13

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 144, Item MS-C11-A074

Law

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A075

Jonson's poetry, John Hopkins University. December

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from 1982 Feb., Jonson's poetry, first class, first tape.
 

1979

Box 144, Item MS-C11-A076, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A077

University of Southern California Aug. 2

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 145, Item MS-C11-A078

Derrida, "Signature, event, context," University of Southern California

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A079

Derrrida, Searle, University of Southern California

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A080

Kuhn, Austin, Derrida, Searle, Paradise Lost, University of Southern California

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A081

Pluralism, University of Southern California

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A082

Zimmerman, Garfinkel, etc., University of Southern California

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A083

Commercials Oct. 3

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A084

"How to recognize...", University of Cincinnati Oct. 18

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A085

Discussion following second Taft lecture Oct. 19

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A086

First class on Milton, "At a solemn," John Hopkins University

 

Milton

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A088, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A087, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A089

Areopagitica

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 145, Item MS-C11-A090

Comus

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A091

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A092

Lycidas, tape 2 only

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A093

"Nativity ode," John Hopkins University Sept. 20

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A094

"Of education," "Apology"

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A095

"Of religion," John Hopkins University

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A096

Derrida, "Signature, event, context, for Jane, Temple

 

1980

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A097

Reception, aesthetic seminar Feb. 12

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A098

Is there a text?" Nov. 26

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A099

May, Milton, Paradise Lost, XI-XII

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A101, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A100

Milton, Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, Johns Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 145, Item MS-C11-A102

Fall, pluralism, John Hopkins University

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A103

Ohman, Graff, John Hopkins University

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A104

Kuhn, Bledstein, sides 3-4

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A105

TKM

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A109, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A106, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A108, Box 145, Item MS-C11-A107

Milton, "Nativity ode," Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, speech act theory, counsel of perfection, edenic situation, and Samson Agonistes, NEH

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 145, Item MS-C11-A110

Last, NEH

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A111

Iser, John Hopkins University Oct. 22

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A112

Iser, John Hopkins University Oct. 22, 30

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A113

Iser Oct. 30

Box 145, Item MS-C11-A114

Iser, John Hopkins University Oct. 30

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A116, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A115

Austin, core

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A122, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A119, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A117, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A118, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A121, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A120

Chomsky, core, includes Marvell and semantics Oct.-Nov

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A124, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A123

Culler, Chomsky, John Hopkins University Nov.

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A125

Culler, Graff, John Hopkins University, sides 3-4

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A126, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A127

Fried on Derrida, "Signature, event, context," core

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A128, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A129

Dreyfus, core

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A130, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A131

Michael Fried on Gombrich, core Oct. 21

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A132

Hirsch, literary theory, John Hopkins University

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A133

Core, last class

 

1981

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A134

Derrida, Ellen, John Hopkins University Feb.

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A135

Milton, Paradise Lost, VI-VIII, John Hopkins University

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A137, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A138, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A136

Derrida, core, Of Grammatology

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A140, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A139

Foucault, core March 17

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A142, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A141

Russian Formalism, Barthes, John Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A143, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A144

Bloom, Johns Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A145

Geller on Lewes, John Hopkins University

Box 146, Item MS-C11-A147

Wolf-Man

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 146, Item MS-C11-A157, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A158, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A155, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A156, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A149, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A150, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A153, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A154, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A151, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A148, Box 146, Item MS-C11-A152

University of Southern California (USC), class on Waddington, Hirsch, Bledstein, Kuhn, Larson, and Ohman

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 147, Item MS-C11-A159

USC, class two, with Walter Kuhn and Waddington

Box 147, Item MS-C11-A160

USC, end of second class on Waddington and Kuhn, second class on Kuhn

Box 147, Item MS-C11-A161

USC, second half of second class on Kuhn and Be, beginning of class on Rorty and Hirsch

Box 147, Item MS-C11-A162, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A165, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A163, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A164

USC, class on Ohmann, Larson, Graff, Franklin, and Hirsch

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 147, Item MS-C11-A166

USC, class on Rorty, last part, Hirsh and Rorty

 

1982

Box 147, Item MS-C11-A167, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A168, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A169

Berkeley

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 147, Item MS-C11-A180, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A179, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A178, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A170, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A173, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A172, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A171, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A177, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A176, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A175, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A174

Donne

Physical Description: 11 items.
Box 147, Item MS-C11-A181, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A182

Herbert, Johns Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 147, Item MS-C11-A183, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A186, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A187, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A184, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A185

Jonson

Physical Description: 5 items.
 

Milton

Box 147, Item MS-C11-A188, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A189

Areopagitica, John Hopkins University

Box 147, Item MS-C11-A190, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A191

Apology, Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, John Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A192

Lycidas, John Hopkins University

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A193, Box 147, Item MS-C11-A194

Paradise Lost, I-III, John Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A195

Paradise Lost, IV-VI, John Hopkins University

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A197, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A196

Apology, NEH

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A198

Paradise Regained, NEH

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A199, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A200

Samson Agonistes, NEH

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A201

Sonnets, NEH

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A202

Tetrachordon, NEH, first tape

Scope and Content Note

Also includes material from Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce from 1983. Also includes material from class on "Differance."
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A203

End of Tetrachordon, NEH

Scope and Content Note

Also includes Lewalski, Goldberg.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A204

Lewalski, Goldberg, NEH

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A205

NEH

 

1983

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A206, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A207

UM March 9

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A208, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A209

Barthes, S/Z, core

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A211, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A210

Fried on S/Z, core

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A213, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A214, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A212

"Differance," includes Fried, core

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A215

On Hirsch, autocratic, etc., core

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A217, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A216

Toulmin, Fish, Fried, core

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A218, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A219, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A221, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A220, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A222

John Hopkins University, class on Bledstein, Larson, Franklin, Haskell, Weller, Brooker, and others

Physical Description: 5 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A224, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A225, Box 148, Item MS-C11-A223

Against theory

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 148, Item MS-C11-A226

Kaiser, presentation

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A227

Manhood, on Fish and Rorty, John Hopkins University

Box 148, Item MS-C11-A228, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A229

Columbia University, professionalism Nov. 10

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A230, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A231

First class, Crews and Fish, NEH

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A233, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A232

Second class, Hirsch, NEH

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A235, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A234

Third class, Hirsch, NEH, includes "Against theory"

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A236, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A237, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A238

Lentricchia, NEH

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A239

Week 3, "Differance," Saussure, NEH, tape 2 only

 

1984

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A240

Interview on professionalism, New York City Mar. 29

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A241

Milton, consequences May 9

 

Milton

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A242, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A243

Fall, Apology, includes Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A244

Fall, Comus, tape 2 only

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A245

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, tape 2 only Oct.

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A246

Fall, Lycidas

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A247

Fall, sonnets, John Hopkins University

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A248, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A249

Tetrachordon, Johns Hopkins University

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A250

Fall, of P.E., John Hopkins University

 

Columbia University

Box 149, Item MS-C11-A251, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A252

Areopagitica

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A253

Comus

Scope and Content Note

Also includes Comus at Johns Hopkins University.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A261, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A260, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A259, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A254, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A258, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A257, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A255, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A256

Paradise Lost

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A263, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A262

Paradise Regained

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 149, Item MS-C11-A266, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A265, Box 149, Item MS-C11-A264

Samson Agonistes

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A269, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A268, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A267, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A270

Kuhn Nov. 12

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

1985

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A271

Spring, Donne, religious poetry

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A272

Donne, songs and sonnets

 

Milton, John Hopkins University

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A279, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A277, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A278, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A275, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A276, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A274, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A273

Paradise Lost

Physical Description: 7 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A282, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A281, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A280

Paradise Regained

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A284, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A283, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A285

Samson Agonistes

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A286

First Unger tape, Duke University

 

1986

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A287

Law School Jan. 28

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A288

Hart, continuation of 1/28, 2/4 Jan. 28. Feb. 4

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A289

Hart, Moore, Dworkin Feb. 4 and 11

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A290

Moore, Dworkin Feb. 11 and 18

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A291

Continuation of Dworkin, part 2 Feb. 18

 

Duke University

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A293, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A292

Heller, MacKinnon, Boyle

Physical Description: 3 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A296, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A295, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A294

Second week, Kelman, critical legal studies

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A297

Toulmin, Hirsch

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A299, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A298

Unger, Kelman, critical legal studies

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A300

Last class, Duke Law

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A301

Milton

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A302, Box 150, Item MS-C11-A301

Apology

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 150, Item MS-C11-A303

Areopagitica

Box 150, Item MS-C11-A304

Comus

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A305

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A306

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, Of Education

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A307

"Nativity Ode," sonnets

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A309, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A308, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A311, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A310, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A313, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A312, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A315, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A314

Paradise Lost

Physical Description: 8 items.
Box 151, Item MS-C11-A316, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A317

Paradise Regained

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 151, Item MS-C11-A318, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A319

Samson Agonistes

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

1987

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A320

Class on Austin, explications, domestic quarrel Jan. 21

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A322, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A321

Austin and Searle Jan. 26

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 151, Item MS-C11-A323

Austin, Derrida Jan. 28

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A324

Derrida, "Signature, event, context," "Difference" Feb. 1

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A327, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A325, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A328, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A326, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A329, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A330

Unger, Kelman, CLS, CLD. March 16-April 8

Physical Description: 6 items.
Box 151, Item MS-C11-A331, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A332

Fish on Austin and Habermas, Cardozo/New School. June 30

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 151, Item MS-C11-A336A, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A334, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A335, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A333

Professionalism, Columbia. Oct. 25-Nov. 2

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 151, Item MS-C11-A336B

National Humanities Center, Soundings, "Convergence in crisis"

 

1988

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A337

Milton Jan. 13

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A338

Paradise Lost I March 3

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A339

Paradise Lost and morning quarrel March 30

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A340

Divorce Tracts, Apology, Duke University

Box 151, Item MS-C11-A341, Box 151, Item MS-C11-A342

Habermas, Rolleston

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

1989

 

SCT

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A344, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A343

June 20

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A345

Tape 2 only June 22

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A346

Hamel and Fish June 29

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A348, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A347

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, Riffaterre July 4

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A350, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A349

Paradise Lost VII July 11

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A352, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A351

Paradise Regained I July 18

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A353

National Humanities Center, Soundings, "One culture"

 

1990

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A355, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A354

English 321, Thomas Hester April 9

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A359, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A358, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A357, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A356

Folger, history and politics

Physical Description: 4 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A360

Lit. P, class on Wolfman

 

1991

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A361

Canada/USA, free speech April 5

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A362

CBS, Faces of Hate: A Religious Contradiction April 14

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A363

Federalist program on political correctness May 7

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A364

PC Debate, Behrend College Oct. 24

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A366, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A365

Free speech Nov. 18

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A367

Free speech forum, Campaign for Peace and Democracy, including Susanne Shende, Sali Sorabjee, Aryeh Neier, Eric Garcetti, and Carlton Long Nov.

 

1992

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A368

Hate crime, including Dalton and foundationalist nostalgia Jan.

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A369

Hate speech, including F. Friendly Feb. 1

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A370

Free speech talk at John Hopkins University. April

Scope and Content Note

Also includes the end of the Milton seminar at Lasalle and A. Lewis on Buckley.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A371

Free speech and alumni Sept. 24

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A372

Free speech, Kingston, Canada

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A374, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A373

National Humanities Center, Soundings, "There's no such thing as free speech" and "Cultural conflicts" (with Fish and Dinesh D'Souza)

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A375

National Humanities Center, Soundings, PRC '92 demo tape

 

1993

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A376

Spring, Comus

Box 152, Item MS-C11-A378, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A377

Paradise Regained April 14

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 152, Item MS-C11-A380, Box 152, Item MS-C11-A379

Samson Agonistes April 21

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A381

National Humanities Center, Soundings, "Stanley steamers"

 

1996

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A382

Linda Belans Show, Pornography, WUNC Feb. 22

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A383

Children's Rights vs. Adult Free Speech: Can They Be Reconciled?, Center for First Amendment Rights April 30

 

1997

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A384

Fish on WFMU/WXHD Feb. 24

 

Colorado

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A385, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A387, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A386

Kelman, Unger

Physical Description: 3 items.
 

Columbia

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A388

Barthes, S/Z

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A389, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A390

First class on "Differance," Columbia, and Paradise Lost, I-II

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A392, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A391

Second week on Derrida, "Differance," and Of Grammatology

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A393

Third week, tape on "Differance" and sticking to the letter, etc

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A394, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A395

Foucault

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A396, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A397

Rorty

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A398

Third class, Toulmin, Hirsch, Ohman, tape 2 only Oct. 2

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A400, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A399

Ohman and Clark Oct. 3

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A400, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A401

Eagleton, Said, Larson Nov. 9

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A402, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A403A

Consequences, last class. Nov. 10

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A403B

Conversation on consequences with Scott B.

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A404

Anti-professionalism question and answer after Columbia talk

 

Conferences

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A405

Kaja Silverman

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A406

End of Copjec/Kamuf, Butler, Butler/Copjec

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A407

Laura Mulvey, Guiliana Bruno

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A408

Constance Penley, Elizabeth Grosz, Meaghan Morris

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A409

Barbara Johnson, Nancy Vickers, Susan Sulieman

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A410

Mary Jo Trug, Drucilla Cornell, Pat Williams

 

Core, John Hopkins University

Box 153, Item 411

Foucault March 18

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A412

Kuhn Sept. 18

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A413

On mistakes, confusion Sept. 25

Box 153, Item MS-C11-A415, Box 153, Item MS-C11-A414

Michael Fried on epistemology, ontology, empiricism, and rationalism; Fish on explicitness. Oct. 2

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 153, Item MS-C11-A416

Oct. 9

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A417

Oct. 16

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A418

Chomsky Oct. 23

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A419, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A420

Austin Nov. 6

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 154, Item MS-C11-A421, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A422

Speech act theory. Nov. 13

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 154, Item MS-C11-A424, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A423

Constative/performative Nov. 27

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 154, Item MS-C11-A425, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A424

Derrida Dec. 3

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 154, Item MS-C11-A426

Austin

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A427

Fish on Derrida

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A428

Michael Fried on Kuhn

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A430, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A429

Larson

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 154, Item MS-C11-A432, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A431, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A433, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A434, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A435

Levi-Strauss, Fried and Fish on Tristes tropiques, and Fish on Saussure

Physical Description: 5 items.
 

Irvine

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A436

Lecture on Derrida

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A437

Speech act theory, Ethnometh

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A439, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A438

T.G.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 154, Item MS-C11-A440

S/Z

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A441, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A442

Colloquium

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

NEH

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A443

Milton, Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, Tetrachordon, and Austin, tape 2 only July 1

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A444

Apology

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A445

Derrida, "Signature, event, context," and Milton

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A446

Psycholinguistics, reading process, West, Malinowski, and Fish on ambiguity

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A447

Sam Weber, John Hopkins University

 

Northwestern

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A448

Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A450, Box 154, Item MS-C11-A449

Samson Agonistes

Physical Description: 2 items.
 

Radio

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A451

Stanley Fish, affirmative action, Pacific Radio Archive

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A452

Affirmative action, Airtalk, Los Angeles

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A453

Rosenthal, Changes in attitudes towards smoking, WUNC

Box 154, Item MS-C11-A454

Stanley Fish, Social thought, Horodko soundTRAX

 

Temple

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A455

Barthes

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A456

Ethnomethodology, Russian formalism

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A457

Mil, Beadsly, Wimsatt

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A458

Psychoanalytic

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A459

S.A.attack on direct speech acts, normal circumstances, analysis of Williams poem, and ethnomethodology

 

Miscellaneous

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A460

Alpers, pastoral

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A461

For Aviva

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A463, Box 155, Item MS-C11-A462

Banquet Aug. 27

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 155, Item MS-C11-A464

Binghamton

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A465

Booth, irony, John Hopkins University, Critical Theory Sept. 30

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A466

Burke

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A467, Box 155, Item MS-C11-A468

Dreyfus, Johns Hopkins University.

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 155, Item MS-C11-A469

Driving from letter

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A470

48

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A471

Friendly, equality, affirmative action

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A472

Fugitive sequel Aug. 28

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A474

Gelber on J. Levenson, Sinology, and Ott on Heidegger

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 155, Item MS-C11-A475

Geraldine on Marx

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A477, Box 155, Item MS-C11-A476

Jonathan Goldberg

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 155, Item MS-C11-A478

Hedrick, psycholog, conversations with Susan Stewart, NEH, John Hopkins University

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A479

Herbert Oct. 13

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A480

Kansas, mostly on Spenser and Herbert

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A481

Ken at Macksey discussion

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A482

Kuhn, University of Southern California

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A483

Larson and literary studies

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A484

Macherey, Rooney

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A486, Box 155, Item MS-C11-A485

Marvell and Annabel

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 155, Item MS-C11-A487

Maryland law, last part of last class May 4

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A488

Michigan discussion tape

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A489

Seminar discussion at Michigan State

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A490

MIT

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A491

"Nativity Ode," "Of Religion," "Apology," John Hopkins University

Box 155, Item MS-C11-A492

New Criticism, tape 2 only

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A493

Nozick

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A494

Ott, Husserl, Heidegger

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A495

Oxford question and answer

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A496, Box 156, Item MS-C11-A497

Paradise Lost

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 156, Item MS-C11-A498

Richards

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A499

Said, Forum

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A500

Saint Mary's, free speech

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A501

Searle, fictional, Derrida

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A502

Structuralism, Levi-Strauss, Neo-Freudian (Cheyfitz, Klein), Johns Hopkins University

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A503

T.G., S.A., Johns Hopkins University

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A504

TKM

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A505

Tour Aug. 28

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A506

"Treatise of Civil Power", Paradise Regained

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A507

Virginia, Force

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A508

Walte, Fish, Finney, recorded on Adrienne's tape recorder

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A509

Conversation with Walter on formal features Miner, Princeton University

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A510

Winnie, Johns Hopkins University

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A511

Winnipeg, history

Box 156, Item MS-C11-A512, Box 156, Item MS-C11-A513

No label

Physical Description: 2 items.
Box 156, Item MS-C11-A516, Box 156, Item MS-C11-A514, Box 156, Item MS-C11-A515, Box 156, Item MS-C11-A517

Blank label

Physical Description: 4 items.
 

Other audio recordings Subseries 8.2 Bulk, 1970-1974 1970-circa 1990 bulk 1970-1974

Physical Description: 1.0 linear ft.

Access

Use copies of each audio recording must be made prior to researcher use of the recordings. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. If a use copy of an individual cassette is already available, it is indicated at the item level by a :U: following the audiocassette number. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries comprises audio recordings in microcassette and reel-to-reel formats. Audio recordings document Fish's teaching and lectures, as well as lectures given by others.

Subseries Arrangement

All title and date information below was transcribed from the cases and labels on the audio recordings themselves; square brackets are used to indicate unreadable portions from the labels or cases. The reel-to-reel recordings in this series are arranged by tape format and size, and secondarily in chronological order, with undated tapes at the end of the subseries.
Box 157

Microcassette of Fish's speech on freedom of speech, Queen's University (Canada) circa 1985-circa 1990

Box 157

7 inch reel, Herbert

 

3 and 3.25 inch reel

Box 157

Bunyan: Dreamer [ ]; also bit on [ ], H. Darkness 1970

Box 157

Herbert, Jordan II 1970

Box 157

Conversation with R. Hutson -- structuralism/seventeenth century sac[ ] vision 1971

Box 157

Bever -- cognition 1971

Box 157

Bersani on structuralism; my stint in E. Traugott's class; Milton's [ ] Alpers 1971

Box 157

Roper on Dryden; Patrick on Herbert -- shaped poems 1971

Box 157

Herbert, Hopkins; a little Milton 1971

Box 157

Hrushovski, Theory of Poetics 1972

Box 157

Stylistics seminar: introduction -- Wimsatt, Beardsley, Mukarovsky; Jan. 25, Milic, Hayes [ ]; Summer, short bits on style, meaning, ordinary language, lit., statistical [ ], Halliday 1972

Box 157

Hrushevski, third talk; Feb. 1, class discussion of my Andrewes paper 1972

Box 157

English 250 -- Stylistics -- Halliday on Golding, unity, etc.; Feb. 15, class on Riffaterre, Booth, Jakobson, and lecture on Russian Formalists by Susan Wittig and little bit on Halliday's bypassing of activity 1972

Box 157

250 class, structuralism; telephone conversation with Stephen [ ] Herbert; Searle on lit. and Ohmann in my class, structuralism and seventeenth century Christianity 1972

Box 157

Coriolanus and speech act, 250; Searle on meaning, 250 1972

Box 157

English 250 -- Stylistics -- Holland, Peckham (Mendlesohn on perception); Aug. 1, S108, Holland, Peckham 1972

Box 157

Last class, 250 -- Stylistics; May 2, question session to lecture in Seymour class -- Martin Krieger, Dundas, Dreyfus, etc. 1972

Box 157

Wally Chate lectures -- Seymour's class 1972

Box 157

Comus lecture and discussion in D. Griffin's class; also remarks on Milton's intentional valuing; question session after delivery at Clark Library of Comus lecture April 28, 1972

Box 157

Searle -- in Seymour's class; April 25, Chuck Taylor in Seymour's class -- also notes to myself about stylistics lecture and exchange between me and Searle (level at which response can be specified is the level that counts) 1972

Box 157

Lecture in Seymour's class on theory -- stylistics precise imprecision; irresponsibility methological; Jo Miles in same class 1972

Box 157

Seymour's class -- Susan Wittig on narrative analysis; W. Wuellner on biblical hermeneutics 1972

Box 157

Very little bit of Wuellner, some on biblical interpretation; Dundas, May 16 -- folklore, Dundas/Damon -- oral formulaic 1972

Box 157

Damon on oral formulaic; May 23, Dubovsky and Krieger (Barnett Newman) 1972

Box 157

Augst; May 30, al little bit of Augst; Aug. 3, last class of S108; plan of English Institute talk and students' challenges to my method and theory -- some important 1972

Box 157

Class on Y.G, Tennis Everyone? -- Chomsky, Logic, etc; July 13, Riffaterre, Booth, Jakobson; July 20, class on structuralism (first half) 1972

Box 157

Pastoral lecture, Milton class; Lycidas 1972

Box 157

Structuralism and stylistics; Summer, Searle on Ohmann; July 27, me on Ohmann's reduction of illocutionary force to [ ] Searle on Grice 1972

Box 157

Last class of Summer 1972, S108, second half; plan of English Institute talk -- first half on Augst tape (movies) 1972

Box 157

Milton, a little on Samson; great deal on Comus, Lycidas; P.L. -- many good things 1972

Box 157

P.R.; little bit on L.A. -- I.P. from Nestrick class (Princeton lecture); 1974 Feb., USC, Readie and Easy Way 1972

Box 157

Todorov, Less[ ] 1972

Box 157

English Institute -- discussion 1972

Box 157

Hrushevski and Searle on fiction, [ ] internal fields of reference, etc. 1973

Box 157

Milton, USC -- introduction, aesthetics of testimony, circuit of intention 1973

Box 157

Milton: 1. Sonnets, N. Ode; 2. N. Ode, L.A.ID, DDD 1973

Box 157

Bob Allen class -- run through of MLA (Jameson) paper; sonnets and theory; Conrad, 1973

Box 157

USC class on Beardsley -- Barthes [ ] Wimsatt and Beardsley 1974

Box 157

USC class on bk. II, P.L.; debate -- invitation to determinism -- temptation of plot, etc. 1974

 

Undated tapes

Box 157

Bever -- Thursday 1 -- Aug. 5; Keenan -- Focus -- semantics -- Aug. 6

Box 157

Burton (1)

Box 157

Burton -- 2

Box 157

Burton (3)

Box 157

Death's Duel

Box 157

Devotion and part of "Discovery as Form"

Box 157

Fillmore, April 11 -- D[ ]

Box 157

Katz -- Monday, Aug. 9 -- on G.S.

Box 157

Katz -- Thursday -- rhetoric, style as fourth component

Box 157

L/Rt: logical meaning as desideratum rather than given [sic?]; something from Self-Consuming; Herbert -- Bunch of Grapes

Box 157

Last meeting of theory class, Buffalo; Lamb -- Focus

Box 157

Pilgrim's Progress, Hopkins; Burton, Hopkins; Conversation with George, Epilogue

Box 157

Richard Collier, Child's Christmas in Wales

Box 157

Searle -- taxomony of illocutionary force

Box 157

Slobin Forum lecture, Buffalo; Hymes -- Focus

Box 157

Unlabelled tapes

Physical Description: 7 items.
 

Video recordings Subseries 8.3. circa 1990-1992

Physical Description: 0.2 linear ft.

Access

Use copies of each video recording must be made prior to researcher use of the recordings. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. If a use copy of an individual cassette is already available, it is indicated at the item level by a :U: following the audiocassette number. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information.

Subseries Scope and Content Summary

This subseries comprises VHS-format video recordings of Fish participating in panels and debates on the issues of political correctness and hate speech.

Subseries Arrangement

Video recordings in this subseries are arranged chronologically.
Box AV-10, Item MS-C11-V01

Firing line (PBS), debate on whether or not freedom of thought is in danger on American campuses, William F. Buckley, Jr., John Silber, Glenn Loury, Dinesh D'Souza, Catharine Stimpson, Stanley Fish, Leon Botstein, and Ronald Waters circa 1990

Box AV-10, Item MS-C11-V03

CNBC, John McLaughlin Show, panel on political correctness with Stanley Fish and others circa 1990

Box AV-10, Item MS-C11-V02

Tampa Educational Cable Consortium, The Lecture Series, Political correctness, debate between Dinesh D'Souza and Stanley Fish 1991

Physical Description: 46 minutes, 21 seconds.
Box AV-10, Item MS-C11-V04

Debate, Should hate speech be tolerated, Stanley Fish and Nat Hentoff 1992

 

Unprocessed addition 2004 Accession 2004.040 1969-2003

Physical Description: 15.0 linear feet.

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed. It may contain restricted materials. Use copies of digital media and audio recordings must be made prior to researcher use. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information or to request access.

Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection consists of workshop and lecture materials, audio and video cassettes, reel-to-reel audio tapes, floppy disks, and CD-ROMs. Materials also include research notes and memos, reprints, magazine submissions, and correspondence.
 

Unprocessed addition 2006 Accession 2006.009 2000-2005

Physical Description: 14.2 linear feet.

Access

This addition of the collection is restricted until processed due to the poor order of the materials.

Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection includes a laptop computer, audio and video cassettes, floppy disks, and CDs. Materials also include press releases, journal articles by and about Fish, datebooks, posters, photographs, correspondence, and three t-shirts. Materials are in very poor order and not useable until processed.
 

Unprocessed addition 2009 Accession 2009.028 Bulk, 2006-2008 1998-2008

Physical Description: 4.0 linear feet.

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed. It may contain restricted materials. Use copies of digital media and audio recordings must be made prior to researcher use. 48 hours advance notice is required in order to create use copies, which will then become a permanent part of the collection. Contact Special Collections and Archives for further information or to request access.

Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection includes drafts and edited drafts of articles; texts of scholarly presentations; research materials including print-outs and clippings; handwritten notes; correspondence; some teaching materials including syllabi; audio cassette tapes; and 3.5 inch floppy disks. Many drafts and source materials pertain to Fish's articles for publications such as the Chronicle of Higher Education, Harper's Magazine, and particularly his New York Times blog, "Think Again." Among the topics represented are academic freedom, political correctness, politics on campus, shared governance, religious freedom, affirmative action, liberal arts education, liberalism, Milton, Hobbes, and the 2008 presidential election. Also included are drafts and proofs of Fish's book, Save the World On Your Own Time (2008).
 

Unprocessed addition 2014 Accession 2014.004 Bulk, 2000-2013 1962-2013

Physical Description: 6.2 linear feet.

Access

This addition to the collection has not been processed. It may contain restricted materials. Please contact the Department of Special Collections and Archives in advance to request access.

Scope and Content Summary

This addition to the collection documents Stanley Fish's professional career as a literary theorist and academic and contains notecards, class files and readers, seminar audio recordings and transcripts, a CD of news clips featuring Stanley Fish, an honorary doctorate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a rolodex. Most class materials, lectures, and notecards pertain to Fish's study and teaching of Milton.