"Appears well placed to make an influential intervention in cultural theory on both sides of the Atlantic....A carefully argued, thought-provoking book that makes fascinating connections among different kinds of discourse while carrying an affective punch far beyond the academic routine."--Modern Language Quarterly
"Dollimore's amazing command of Western literary culture is evident in the historical and disciplinary sweep of his book."--Signs
"This is a thoughtful and challenging book, not only for its reappraisals of hoary academic controversies like the constructionist-essentialist standoff, but because of the many intriguing analytical formulations it propounds."--Choice
"A massive and authoritative contribution to the debate on cultural politics....Every student should own and use a copy. More to the point, so should anyone who presumes to teach."--Times Higher Education Supplement
"A substantial and ambitious book....It is a book that needed to be written, requiring the courage to tackle several conventionally distinct fields of knowledge and interpretation."--Times Literary Supplement
About the Author
Jonathan Dollimore is at University of Sussex.