• Publications
  • Influence
Can the Subaltern Speak
Some of the most radical criticism coming out of the West today is the result of an interested desire to conserve the subject of the West, or the West as Subject. The theory of pluralized
Outside in the Teaching Machine
1. In a Word: Interview 2. More on Power/Knowledge 3. Marginality in the Teaching Machine 4. Woman in Differnce 5. Limits and Openings of Marx in Derrida 6. Feminism and Deconstruction, Again:
A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Toward a History of the Vanishing Present
* Preface *1. Philosophy *2. Literature *3. History *4. Culture * Appendix: The Setting to Work of Deconstruction * Index
The Post-Colonial Critic : Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues
Gayatri Spivak, one of our best known cultural and literary theorists, addresses a vast range of political questions with both pen and voice in this unique book. The Post-Colonial Critic brings
The Rani of Sirmur: An Essay in Reading the Archives
Two years ago, when a conference with the title "Europe and Its Others" was proposed by the Sociology of Literature Group at Essex, I made some pious remarks about an alternative title, namely,
In other worlds: Essays in cultural politics
Foreword by Colin MacCabe. Author's Note. One: Literature 1. The Letter as Cutting Edge 2. Finding Feminist Readings: Dante-Yeats 3. Unmaking and Making in To the Lighthouse 4. Sex and History in The
Three Women's Texts and a Critique of Imperialism
  • G. Spivak
  • Art, History
    Critical Inquiry
  • 1 October 1985
It should not be possible to read nineteenth-century British literature without remembering that imperialism, understood as England's social mission, was a crucial part of the cultural representation
Can the subaltern speak? : reflections on the history of an idea
Introduction, by Rosalind C. Morris Part 1 Text "Can the Subaltern Speak?" revised edition, from the "History" chapter of Critique of Postcolonial Reason, by Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak Part 2
Scattered speculations on the subaltern and the popular
Subaltern is to popular as gender is to sex, class to poverty, state to nation. One word inclines to reasonableness, the other to cathexis – occupation through desire. ‘Popular’ divides between des...