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Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind
Passion Before Me, My Fate Behind (December 2011)
Ibn al-Farid and the Poetry of Recollection
Th. Emil Homerin - Author

Explores the work of beloved Sufi poet Umar Ibn al-Farid and its context. Provides many translations of Ibn al-Farid’s poetry.

Umar Ibn al-Farid (1181–1235), author of two classic works, the Wine Ode and the Poem of the Sufi Way, is considered the greatest Sufi poet to write in Arabic. In this study, these and other poems by Umar Ibn al-Farid are considered within the context of Islamic mysticism, A...(Read More)
 
 
Kama's Flowers
Kama's Flowers (September 2011)
Nature in Hindi Poetry and Criticism, 1885-1925
Valerie Ritter - Author

Explores the transformation of Hindi poetry as it reflects a changing society during the period from 1885 to 1925.

Kāma’s Flowers documents the transformation of Hindi poetry during the crucial period of 1885–1925. As Hindi was becoming a national language and Indian nationalism was emerging, Hindi authors articulated a North Indian version of modernity by reenvisioning nature. While t...(Read More)
 
 
The Unconcept
The Unconcept (May 2011)
The Freudian Uncanny in Late-Twentieth-Century Theory
Anneleen Masschelein - Author

Explores the conceptualization of the Freudian uncanny in various late-twentieth-century theoretical and critical discourses.

The Unconcept is the first genealogy of the concept of the Freudian uncanny. It traces the development, paradoxes, and movements of this negative concept through various fields and disciplines from psychoanalysis, literary theory, and philosophy to film studies, genre studies, soci...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Simplicity
Figures of Simplicity (January 2011)
Sensation and Thinking in Kleist and Melville
Birgit Mara Kaiser - Author

A fascinating comparison of the work of Heinrich von Kleist and Herman Melville.

Figures of Simplicity explores a unique constellation of figures from philosophy and literature—Heinrich von Kleist,  Herman Melville, G. W. Leibniz, and Alexander Baumgarten—in an attempt to recover alternative conceptions of aesthetics and dimensions of thinking lost in the disciplinary narration of ae...(Read More)
 
 
Guilty
Guilty (January 2011)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translation and introduction by

A searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship.

Guilty is a searing personal record of spiritual and communal crisis, wherein the death of god announces the beginning of friendship. It takes the form of a diary, recording the earliest days of World War II and the Nazi occupation of France, but this is no ordinary day book: it rec...(Read More)
 
 
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language (July 2010)
Robert Hughes - Author

Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.

This book explores the relationship between literature and ethics, showing how literature and art work to open up a part of ethics that resists traditional philosophy. Focusing on three American Romantic texts—Wieland, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and The Marble Fau...(Read More)
 
 
Other Others
Other Others (April 2010)
Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies
Steven Shankman - Author

Looks at literary works from outside the Judeo-Christian tradition to test Levinas’s notion of “the Other.”

In literary and cultural studies today, the term “the Other” appears to have largely lost its moorings in the primacy of the intersubjective encounter, focusing rather on the social construction of the Other. For Emmanuel Levinas, in contrast, the Other is precisely that which el...(Read More)
 
 
The Medusa Effect
The Medusa Effect (December 2009)
Representation and Epistemology in Victorian Aesthetics
Thomas Albrecht - Author

Examines images of horror in Victorian fiction, criticism, and philosophy.

Focusing on the recurring metaphor of Medusa’s head, The Medusa Effect examines images of horror in texts by Sigmund Freud, Friedrich Nietzsche, and a series of Victorian artists and critics writing about aesthetics. Through nuanced and innovative readings of canonical works by Freud, Nietzsche, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pa...(Read More)
 
 
Birth and Death of the Housewife
Birth and Death of the Housewife (October 2009)
Paola Masino - Author
Marella Feltrin-Morris - Translation and introduction by

First English translation of Paola Masino’s Nascita e morte della massaia, her most controversial novel that provoked Fascist censorship for its critical portrayal of marriage and motherhood.

Stepping out of her beloved trunk full of bread crumbs, dust, spider webs, books, and ragged funeral ornaments, the young protagonist of Paola Masino’s most controversial novel realizes that her fate is alread...(Read More)
 
 
The Obsessions of Georges Bataille
The Obsessions of Georges Bataille (October 2009)
Community and Communication
Andrew J. Mitchell - Editor
Jason Kemp Winfree - Editor

Considers Bataille’s work from an explicitly philosophical perspective.

Featuring a new translation of Jean-Luc Nancy’s “Confronted Community” and three essays by Bataille on community and communication available here in English for the first time, The Obsessions of Georges Bataille offers an indispensable account of Bataille’s work. Despite the influence of Bataille on French con...(Read More)
 
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