Elizabeth Anker ’96

Elizabeth Anker ’96 has written and published On Paradox: The Claims of Theory. She is a professor of law and associate professor in the Department of English at Cornell University, coeditor of Critique and Postcritique, and author of Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature. Her new book contends that the faith in the logic of paradox has been the watermark of left intellectualism since the second half of the 20th century, showing how paradox generates the very exclusions it critiques and undercuts theory’s commitment to social justice.

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