Contents

Notes on Contributors VII
Editors’ Introduction 1
Part 1 Theories of Policing in Literature and Literary Criticism
1 After Theory: Politics against the Police? 15

Vladimir Biti

2 Theory Policing Reading or the Critic as Cop: Revisiting Said’s The World, the Text, and the Critic 31

Reingard Nethersole

3 Le cercle carré: On Spying and Reading 44

Călin-Andrei Mihăilescu

Part 2 Case Studies
4 Dear Leader! Big Brother!: On Transparency and Emotional Policing 73

Sowon S. Park

5 The Charisma of Theory 89

Marko Juvan

6 Within or beyond Policing Norms: Yuri Lotman’s Theory of Theatricality 111

Kyohei Norimatsu

7 The Oppressive and the Subversive Sides of Theoretical Discourse 135

Péter Hajdu

Part 3 Policing Literary Theory across the World
8 Roman Nikolayevich Kim and the Strange Plots of His Mystery Novellas 149

Norio Sakanaka

9 Kafka, Snowden, and the Surveillance State 166

John Zilcosky

10 The Genetics of Morality: Policing Science in Dudintsev’s White Robes 178

Yvonne Howell

11 In Lieu of a Conclusion: Policing as a Form of Epistemology – Three Narratives of the Japanese Empire 195

Takayuki Yokota-Murakami

Index of Subjects 207
Index of Names 213