Steven Mailloux

Professor Emeritus
Steven Mailloux is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Irvine. He is the author of Rhetorical Power, Interpretive Conventions: The Reader in the Study of American Fiction, and Reception Histories: Rhetoric, Pragmatism, and American Cultural Politics, from Cornell University Press.

Reception Histories
Rhetoric, Pragmatism, and American Cultural Politics
Steven Mailloux
In his earlier Rhetorical Power, Steven Mailloux presented an innovative and challenging strategy for combining critical theory and cultural studies. That book has stimulated wide-ranging discussion and debate among diverse audiences—students and...



Rhetorical Power
Steven Mailloux
In this provocative and forcefully written book, Steven Mailloux takes issue with the validity of a number of distinctions commonly made in contemporary literary theory and cultural studies—distinctions between theory and cultural studies, reader and...



Interpretive Conventions
The Reader in the Study of American Fiction
Steven Mailloux
In Interpretive Conventions, Steven Mailloux examines five influential theories of the reading process—those of Stanley Fish, Jonathan Culler, Wolfgang Iser, Norman Holland, and David...








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