D. A. Miller's “Call for Papers” is an homage to Barbara Johnson on the occasion of a memorial service held for her in Berkeley. She was, for Miller, a “critic's critic”: in a posthumous response to her “Bringing Out D. A. Miller,” a review of his book Bringing Out Roland Barthes, he reads the inscriptions of her own desire to be read the way he read Barthes. The essay suggests the queer bond between two academics of the same generation whose sexuality informs their work in very different ways.

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