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The Myths of Information: Technology and Postindustrial Culture by Kathleen Woodward2
The Technological Imagination: Theories and Fictions by Teresa De Lauretis3
Innovation/Renovation: New Perspectives on the Humanities (Theories of Contemporary Culture) by Ihab Hassan4
Displacement Derrida and After (Theories of Contemporary Culture) by Mark Krupnick5
Memory and Desire: Aging-Literature-Psychoanalysis (Theories of Contemporary Culture) by Kathleen Woodward6
Studies in Entertainment: Critical Approaches to Mass Culture by Tani Modleski7
Feminist Studies/Critical Studies by Teresa de Lauretis8

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Series from The Center for Twentieth Century Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, "a crossdisciplinary research institute devoted to the study of contemporary culture from the point of view of the humanities and with an emphasis on critical theory".

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