1. Not so much a Teaching as an Intangling: Headnote by Joan S. Bennett.
2. Is There a Text in this Class? Headnote by Gerald Graff.
3. With the Compliments of the Author: Reflections on Austin and Derrida: Headnote by Stephen D. Moore.
4. Consequences: Headnote by Geoffrey Galt Harpham.
5. Rhetoric: Headnote by Stephen Mailloux.
6. There's no Such Thing as Free Speech: Headnote by Judith Butler.
7. The Law Wishes to Have a Formal Existence: Headnote by Judith Roof.
8. The Young and the Restless: Headnote by Jonathan Goldberg.
9. Why Literary Criticism is Like Virtue: Headnote by Rick Perlstein.
10. No Bias, No Merit: The Case Against Blind Submission: Headnote by Amitava Kumar.
11. Anti-Professionalism: Headnote by Bruce Robbins.
- Assembles for the first time the best work of Stanley Fish
- Includes essays on Milton, the English Renaissance, law and literature, speech-act theory, Shakespeare amongst others
- Also includes headnotes written by specialists in the field.