Paul Stasi teaches 20th century Anglophone literature at the University at Albany where he is an associate professor. He is the author of Modernism, Imperialism and the Historical Sense, the co-editor (with Jennifer Greiman) of The Last Western: Deadwood and the End of American Empire and the co-editor (with Josephine Park) of Ezra Pound in the Present: New Essays on Pound’s Contemporaneity.
The Meaning of Solidarity: Raymond Williams at 100
Part I: Keywords
2Experience, Culture, Utopia: The Long Politics of Raymond Williams
3Un-learning and Re-learning the Future: Raymond Williams’s Timely Utopia
4 Structures of Feeling: Raymond Williams’s Progressive Problemshift
Thomas A. Laughlin
Part II: Knowable Communities
5Anti-Imperial Literacy, the Humanities, and Universality in Raymond Williams’s Late
Work Daniel Hartley
6Inexplicable goodness: Raymond Williams, Charles Dickens and The Ministry of Utmost HappinessPaul Stasi
7Structures of Feeling, Late Capitalism and the Making of African Literature in the Global Literary MarketplaceMadhu Krishnan
8 Television and Other Popular Media from the 1960s to Now
Every generation needs to reread Raymond Williams, both to rescue the work from conservative attempts to limit its radicalism and as still one of our most dependable guides to a left critical knowledge movement. Raymond Williams at 100 delivers a moveable feast of today’s best critics making Williams newly relevant for familiar and new readers of Williams.
A fascinating collection of essays affirming the massive achievement of Raymond Williams whilst also challenging us to think harder about his legacy. These lucid essays are respectful yet critical of Williams’s influence across many fields and disciplines and, appropriately, take very seriously Williams’s indefeasible relation to Marxist thinking. Indispensable reading for anyone interested in Williams’s unique and uniquely important work.