• Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies, Humanities Center, Harvard University, October 14-16, 2010
  • Stanley Cavell and Literary Criticism, Department of English Literature, Edinburgh University, May 9-11, 2008



  • Anthologies:

    • Cavell on Film.  Ed. William Rothman.  Albany: SUNY Press, 2005.

    • Emerson's Transcendental Etudes.  Ed. David Justin Hodge.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2003.

    • The Cavell Reader.  Ed. Stephen Mulhall.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1996.

    • This New Yet Unapproachable America: Lectures after Emerson, after Wittgenstein.  Albuquerque, NM: Living Batch, 1989.

    • In Quest of the Ordinary: Lines of Skepticism and Romanticism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988.

    • Disowning Knowledge in Seven Plays of Shakespeare.  Cambridge: CUP, 1987.  Rpt. 2003.

    • Must We Mean What We Say?  A Book of Essays.  New York: Scribner, 1969.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Little Did I Know: Excerpts from Memory.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 2010.

    • Philosophy the Day after Tomorrow.  Cambridge: Belknap, 2005.

    • Cities of Words: Pedagogical Letters on a Register of the Moral Life.  Cambridge: Belknap, 2004.

    • Le Déclin de la philosophie analytique.  By Cavell, et al.  Paris: PUF, 1999.

    • Contesting Tears: the Hollywood Melodrama of the Unknown Woman.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1996.

    • Philosophical Passages: Wittgenstein, Emerson, Austin, Derrida.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1995.

    • A Pitch of Philosophy: Autobiographical Exercises.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1994.

    • Conditions Handsome and Unhandsome: the Constitution of Emersonian Perfectionism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1990.

    • Out of School: Effects and Causes.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1988.

    • "Being Odd, Getting Even: Threats to Individuality."  Salmagundi 67 (1985): 97-128.

    • "The Division of Talent."  Critical Inquiry 11 (1985): .

    • "Genteel Responses to Kant in Emerson's 'Fate' and Coleridge's Biographia Literaria."  Raritan 3 (1985): 34-61.

    • Themes Out of School.  San Francisco: North Point, 1984.

    • Pursuits of Happiness: the Hollywood Comedy of Remarriage.  Cambridge: Harvard UP, 1981.

    • The Senses of Walden.  San Francisco: North Point, 1981.

    • The Claim of Reason: Wittgenstein, Skepticism, Morality, and Tragedy. Oxford: OUP, 1979.  Rpt. 1999.

    • The World Viewed: Reflections on the Ontology of Film.  Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1977.

    • "Aesthetic Problems of Modern Philosophy."

      • Critical Theory Since 1965 Ed. Hazard Adams and Leroy Searle.  Tallahassee: UP of Florida, 1986.  24-39.

  • Selected Interviews:




  • Anthologies:

    • Cohen, Ted, Paul Guyer, and Hilary Putnam, eds.  Pursuits of Reason: Essays in Honor of Stanley Cavell.  Lubbock: Texas Tech UP, 1993.

    • Crary, Alice, and Sanford Shieh, eds.  Reading Cavell

    • Eldridge, Richard, and Bernie Rhie, eds.  Stanley Cavell and Literary Studies: Consequences of Skepticism.  London: Continuum, 2011.

    • Eldridge, Richard, ed.  Stanley Cavell Cambridge: CUP, 2003.

    • Fleming, Richard, and Michael Payne, eds.  The Senses of Stanley CavellFairfield, NJ: Associated University Presses, 1989.

    • Goodman, Russell, ed.  Contending with Stanley Cavell.  Oxford: OUP, 2005.

    • Jost, Walter, and Kenneth Dauber, eds.  Ordinary Language Criticism: Literary Thinking after Cavell after Wittgenstein.  Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2003.

    • Smith, Joseph H., and William Kerrigan, eds.  Images in Our Souls : Cavell, Psychoanalysis, and Cinema.  Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 1987.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Eldridge, RichardThe Persistence of RomanticismCambridge: CUP, 2001.

    • Fischer, Michael.  Stanley Cavell and Literary Skepticism.  Chicago: U of Chicago P, 1989.

    • Gould, Timothy.  Hearing Things: Voice and Method in the Writing of Stanley Cavell

    • Hammer, Espen.  Stanley Cavell: Skepticism, Subjectivity and the Ordinary.  Cambridge: Polity, 2002.

    • Mulhall, Stephen.  Stanley Cavell: Philosophy’s Recounting of the Ordinary.  Oxford: Clarendon, 1994.

    • Rhu, Lawrence.  Stanley Cavell’s American Dream: ShakespearePhilosophyand Hollywood Movies.  New York: Fordham UP, 2006.



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