CONTENIDO: Pascal's allegory of persuasion / Paul de Man. The structure of allegorical desire / Joel Fineman. Deceit and digestion in the belly of hell / Robert M. Durling. Representing representation: on the central group in Courbet's Studio / Michael Fried. The possum in the cave / Hugh Kenner. Representation and its discontents / Leo Bersani. The politics of representation / Michael Holquist. The English Institute, 1979-80. The program. Sponsoring institutions and registrants, 1979-80.