INDEX
Abraham (biblical figure), 35, 45
absence, 100, 157–58, 175
absolutism, 76–77, 79, 80
actor- network theory, 17, 48n15, 56
Adams, Henry, 106, 119
Adorno, Theodor, 18, 80, 156–57, 231,
247, 256, 272, 278n43
Aesthetic Democracy (Docherty), 245,
251n51
aesthetics, 16–17, 71n19, 101, 116
afect, 2, 10–12, 70n7, 114–15, 121n11,
124n53, 133, 150n21, 151n39, 165, 272,
278n43
Agamben, Giorgio, 187
agglutination, 168–69
Ahmad, Aijaz, 192
Ahmed, Sara, 11, 12, 203, 226
allegory, 6–7, 24, 191–94, 199–203
alterity, 195, 198–99, 277nn35–37
Althusser, Louis: on cliché, 22, 159–60,
162; on a constitutive subject, 140; on
guilty reading, 119, 129, 131; on ideol-
ogy, 179n27; narrator as agent of re-
pressive state apparatus, 171; on play
on words, 129, 131, 135–38, 145–46,
148n9; on the problematic, 132–36,
149n18, 150n21; on the production
of knowledge, 167; on reading and
writing, 133–34, 140, 150n24; “read-
ing” in works of, 131–33, 137, 138, 146,
149n18, 152n56; on surprise, 144; on
the surveillance state, 283; on symp-
tomatic reading, 33, 119, 130–31, 142,
158. See also Capital (Marx); Reading
Capital (Althusser and Baliban);
symptomatic reading
The American (James), 113, 114, 116
American academia: author’s experi-
ences in, 281–84, 293; change in,
285–86; creative writing programs
in, 190; moving beyond critique in,
288–93; neoliberalism, 18, 64–65,
70n11, 290–91, 295n8; po liti cal inter-
vention in, 18, 230–31, 236, 241–42,
289–92; radicalism in, 14, 239–40;
temporalities in, 285–86, 292; theory
in, 280, 287
amorous language, 166–67, 168–69
Amossy, Ruth, 159, 170, 174, 175, 177n3
anagnorisis, 44
Anglicanism, 80–81, 85, 88–89, 91
antibiologism, 203
Appadurai, Arjun, 275n19
Apter, Emily, 142, 277n35
Arendt, Hannah, 156–57, 160, 173, 187
Armstrong, Paul B., 181n52
Arnold, Matthew: on criticism, 24, 128,
232, 237–38, 242, 248; “disinterested-
ness,” 124n42; migration of ideas
into secular world of action, 239;
role of “Dover Beach” in McEwan’s
novel, 124n42; social efect of criti-
cism, 236–37; in works of Edward
Said, 235, 236
art, 16–20, 18, 247, 260–63, 265, 276n29
Arvin, Newton, 218, 219
Asad, Talal, 13
Attridge, Derek, 198
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