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Many of these publications are available on reserve (Green Library's Lane Room, HASRC).

This bibliography represents Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak's monograph publications and selected articles, as well as works in progress. For a more detailed list, check Socrates, the Stanford University Library catalog, and various indexes.


Myself Must I Remake: The Life and Poetry of W. B. Yeats, New York: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1974.

Of Grammatology (translation with critical introduction of Jacques Derrida, De la grammatologie), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins, 1976.

Selected Subaltern Studies, edited with Ranajit Guha, New York: Oxford, 1988.

The Post-Colonial Critic: Interviews, Strategies, Dialogues, ed. Sarah Harasym, New York & London: Routledge, 1990; translated into Chinese; extracts in Japanese translation in Voices From Border (Japan: 1992); extract reprinted in Arabic translation in Alif (Cairo, 1997).

The Spivak Reader, eds., Donna Landry and Gerald Maclean, New York: Routledge 1995.

Outside in the Teaching Machine, New York: Routledge, 1993.

Imaginary Maps, (translation with critical introduction of three stories by Mahasweta Devi'), New York: Routledge, 1994.

The Breast Stories (translation with critical introduction of three stories by Mahasweta Devi), Calcutta: Seagull, 1997.

Old Women, (translation with critical introduction of two stories by Mahasweta Devi), Calcutta: Seagull Press, 1999.

In Other Worlds: Essays in Cultural Politics, New York: Methuen, 1987.; Translated into Chinese and Japanese.

A Critique of Postcolonial Reason: Towards History of the Vanishing Present, Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1999; Calcutta: Seagull Press, 1999; Japanese translation from Sakuhinsha to appear in September 2001; chapter on "History," translated into Spanish.

Song for Kali: A Cycle, Calcutta: Seagull Press, 2000.

Red Thread (forthcoming from Harvard University Press in 2001).

Reaching Out: the New Comparative Literature (in preparation for Columbia University Press).

Our Asia-s: Heterogenous Histories (in preparation for Princeton University Press).

Book-length study of Derrida (in preparation for Johns Hopkins University Press and Polity Press, UK).


"The Liberal Arts: Liberating or Confining?"  The Grinnel Magazine, November-December 1973.

"The Letter as Cutting Edge," Yale French Studies, LV/LVI (1977), pp. 208-226; reprinted in Shoshana Felman, ed. Literature and Psychoanalysis: Reading Otherwise (New Haven: Yale University Press, 1982).

"Anarchism Revisited: A New Philosophy," Diacritics, VII.ii (Summer 1978), pp. 66-79 (with Michael Ryan).

"Sex and History in The Prelude (1805), Books Nine to Thirteen," Texas Studies in Literature and Language, XXII.iii (Fall 1981), pp. 324-360; reprinted in Christopher Norris and Richard Machin, eds., Post-Structuralist Readings of English Poetry (Cambridge: Cambridge Univ. Press, 1987), pp. 193-226.

"Reading the World: Literary Studies in the 80's," College English, XLIII.vii (November 1981), pp. 671-679; reprinted in G. Douglas Atkins and Michael L. Johnson, eds., Writing and Reading Differently: Deconstruction and the Teaching of Composition and Literature (Lawrence, Kansas: Univ. Press of Kansas, 1985).

"The Politics of Interpretations," Critical Inquiry, IX.i (September 1982), pp. 259-278; reprinted in W. J. T. Mitchell, ed., The Politics of Interpretation (Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1983); reprinted in Esther Fuchs, ed., Feminist Hermeneutics: A Multidisciplinary Approach (forthcoming).

"Displacement and the Discourse of Woman," Displacement: Derrida and After, ed. Mark Krupnick (Bloomington: Univ. of Indiana Press, 1983), pp. 169-195; reprinted in Antony Easthope and Kate McGowan, eds., A Critical and Cultural Theory Reader, (Toronto: Univ. of Toronto Press, 1992); reprinted in Nancy J. Holland, ed. Feminist Interpretations of Jacques Derrida (College Park: Penn State Univ. Press, 1997), pp. 43-71; reprinted in Spanish translation in Debate Feminista 5.9 (Mar 1994), pp. 150-182.

"Marx After Derrida," William E. Cain, ed., Philosophical Approaches to Literature: New Essays on Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Texts, (Lewisberg, Penn: Bucknell Univ. Press, 1983), pp. 227-246.

"Criticism, Feminism and the Institution," (Interview) Thesis Eleven 10/11 (1984-85), pp. 175-87.

"Can the Subaltern Speak? Speculations on Widow-Sacrifice," Wedge, 7/8, Winter/Spring 1985, pp. 120-130.

"Subaltern Studies: Deconstructing Historiography," Ranajit Guha, ed., Subaltern Studies IV: Writings on South Asian History and Society, (New Delhi: Oxford Univ. Press, 1985), pp. 330-363; reprinted in Jessica Munns and Gita Rajan, eds., Cultural Studies: An Anglo-American Reader, (Essex: Longman, forthcoming); reprinted in Italian translation in Paola Di Cori, ed., Altre storie: La critica femminista alla storia (Bologna: CLUEB, 1996), pp. 267-305; updated version reprinted in Arabic translation in alif XVIII (1998), , pp.122-156; reprinted in Spanish translation in Neus Carbonell and Meri Torras, eds., Feminismos Literarios, (Madrid: Arco/Libros, 1998), pp.265-290.

"Can the Subaltern Speak?" Cary Nelson and Larry Grossberg, eds. Marxism and the Interpretation of Culture (Urbana: Univ. of Illinois Press, 1988), pp. 271-313; reprinted in Chinese translation, Chung-Wai Literary Monthly, XX (1995), pp. 94-123; forthcoming in Hebrew translation; In Spanish translation, "¿Puede hablar el sujeto subalterno?," Orbis Tertius VI (1998), pp. 175-235.

"Imperialism and Sexual Difference," Oxford Literary Review VII.i-ii (1986), pp. 225-240; reprinted in Clayton Koelb and Virgil Lokke, eds., The Current in Criticism: Essays on the Present and Future of Literary Theory, (W. Lafayette: Purdue Univ. Press, 1988), pp. 319-337; reprinted in Robert Con Davis and Ronald Schleifer, eds., Contemporary Literary Criticism: Literary and Cultural Studies (New York: Longman, 1989); reprinted in David H. Richter, ed. Falling Into Theory: Conflicting Views on Reading Literature (Boston: Bedford/St.Martin's, 1999), pp.340-347,n.p.348

"Practical Politics of the Open End: An Interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak," by Sarah Harasym, Frenzy: Canadian Journal of Political and Social Theory, XII.i-ii (1988); reprinted in, Martin McQuillan ed. Deconstruction: A Reader (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2000), pp.

"Negotiating the Structures of Violence: A Conversation with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak" (Interview), Polygraph, II-III (Spring 1989), pp. 218-229.

"Naming Gayatri Spivak" (Interview), Stanford Humanities Review I.i (Spring 1989), pp. 84-97.

"Who Needs the Great Works? A Debate on the Canon, Core Curricula, and Culture," Harper's 279.1672 (Sept. 1989), pp. 43-52.

"An Interview with Gayatri Spivak," in Women in Performance V.i (1990), pp. 80-92.

"Not Virgin Enough to Say That [S]he Occupies the Place of the Other," Cardozo Law Review, XIII.iv (Dec 1991), pp. 1343-1348.

"More on Power/Knowledge," in Thomas E. Wartenberg, ed. Rethinking Power (Albany: SUNY Press, 1992), pp. 149-173.

"Extreme Eurocentrism," Lusitania I.iv, pp. 55-60.

"Race Before Racism and the Disappearance of the American: Jack D. Forbes' Black Africans and Americans: Color, Race and Caste in the Evolution of Red-Black Peoples," Plantation Society III.ii (Summer, 1993), pp. 73-91; reprinted in boundary 2 XXV.ii (Edward Said issue, Summer 1998), pp.35-53; reprinted in Paul A. Bové, ed. Edward Said and the Work of the Critic: Speaking Truth to Power, Durham: Duke Univ. Press 2000, pp.51-65

"Questions of Multiculturalism," An interview with Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Sneja Gunew in Simon During, ed. The Cultural Studies Reader (New York: Routledge, 1993), pp. 193-202.

"Empowering Women?" Environment XXXVII.i (Jan-Feb, 1995), pp. 2-3.

"Foucault and Najibullah," in Kathy Komar and Ross Shidler, eds., Lyrical Symbols and Narrative Transformations: Essays in Honor of Ralph Freedman (Columbia: Camden House, 1998), pp.218-235.

"Derrida and Deconstruction," in Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (Oxford Univ. Press, 1998), Vol 2, pp. 7-11.

"The New Subaltern: A Silent Interview," in Vinayak Chaturvedi, ed. Mapping Subaltern Studies and the Postcolonial (London: Verso, 2000) pp.324-340

"Deconstruction and Cultural Studies: Arguments for A Deconstructive Cultural Studies," in Nicholas Royle, ed. Deconstructions (Oxford: Blackwell, 2000), pp.14-43.


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