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Legacies of the Sublime
Legacies of the Sublime (May 2019)
Literature, Aesthetics, and Freedom from Kant to Joyce
Christopher Kitson - Author

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Legacies of the Sublime offers a highly original, subtle, and persuasive account of the aesthetics of the sublime in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, philosophy, and science...(Read More)
 
 
The Little Crystalline Seed
The Little Crystalline Seed (May 2019)
The Ontological Significance of Mise en Abyme in Post-Heideggerian Thought
Iddo Dickmann - Author

Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.

Mise en abyme is a term developed from literary theory denoting a work that doubles itself within itself—a story placed within a story or a play within a play. The term flourished in experimental fiction in midcentury France, having not only a strong imp...(Read More)
 
 
Phrase
Phrase (October 2018)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Author
Leslie Hill - Translator

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940–2007) is widely acknowledged in his native France and in the English-speaking world as one of the most important philosophers of his generation and an exceptionally rigorous reader of Heidegger, Hölderlin, Benjamin...(Read More)
 
 
Adorno's Poetics of Form
Adorno's Poetics of Form (June 2018)
Josh Robinson - Author

A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.

Adorno’s Poetics of Form is the first book-length examination of the elusive deployment of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature, and the first monograph to offer a comprehensive account of the relation of these writings to his broader philosophical project. It examines form within the constellati...(Read More)
 
 
The Essentialist Villain
The Essentialist Villain (May 2018)
On Leo Bersani
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Since his first publications in the late 1950s, Leo Bersani’s work has influenced numerous scholarly fields, from studies of French modernism and realist fiction to psychoanalytic criticism and film theory. It has occasionally helped precipitate the emerg...(Read More)
 
 
Unmaking The Making of Americans
Unmaking The Making of Americans (January 2018)
Toward an Aesthetic Ontology
E. L. McCallum - Author

Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.

Arguing that Gertrude Stein’s monumental novel The Making of Americans models a radically aesthetic relation to the world, E. L. McCallum demonstrates how the novel teaches us to read differently, unmaking our habits of reading. Each of the chapters works thro...(Read More)
 
 
Think Like an Archipelago
Think Like an Archipelago (December 2017)
Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant
Michael Wiedorn - Author

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

With a career spanning more than fifty years as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, Édouard Glissant produced an astonishingly wide range of work, including poems, novels, essays, pamphlets, and theater. In Think Like an Archipelago, Michael Wiedorn offers a fresh interpretation of Glissant’s work as a co...(Read More)
 
 
Witnessing beyond the Human
Witnessing beyond the Human (May 2017)
Addressing the Alterity of the Other in Post-coup Chile and Argentina
Kate Jenckes - Author

Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.

This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represen...(Read More)
 
 
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase (January 2017)
Infancy, Survival
Christopher Fynsk - Author

First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe’s Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.

This book presents an interpretation of a volume of poetry and theoretical reflections (Phrase) by the late Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, who is widely known as one of the major contributors to thinking about the relation between philosophy and literature in...(Read More)
 
 
Oscillations of Literary Theory
Oscillations of Literary Theory (December 2016)
The Paranoid Imperative and Queer Reparative
A. C. Facundo - Author

Revises key psychoanalytic concepts that influence interpretive practices in the humanities and formulates a new approach to reading fiction.

Oscillations of Literary Theory offers a new psychoanalytic approach to reading literature queerly, one that implicates queer theory without depending on explicit representations of sex or queer identities. By focusing on desire and identifications, A. C. Facundo a...(Read More)
 
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