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The Restorationist: Text One
The Restorationist: Text One (August 1993)
A Collaborative Fiction by Jael B. Juba
Joyce Elbrecht - Author
Lydia Fakundiny - Author

This is an American novel of formed chaos playfully enacting the centrality of language in late twentieth-century art and life through the voices of two women steeped in Western traditions, one telling the story of her restoration of an ante-bellum house on the Florida Gulf Coast, the other faithfully recording it but running culturally wild in the process.

In both literal and extended senses, The Restorationist is a mystery, with atte...(Read More)
 
 
Remaining in Light
Remaining in Light (August 1993)
Ant Meditations on a Painting By Edward Hopper
John Taggart - Author

This is the first sustained, critical examination of the work of Edward Hopper, a major twentieth-century American painter. It is a sequence of meditations on his painting "A Woman in the Sun." Each meditation, informed by Derrida's conception of the supplement, is about both the painting and about the nature of the reading process.

"It is a compelling investigation of a 'problem' largely neglected by contemporary poets, critics, and theori...(Read More)
 
 
A Postmodern Reader
A Postmodern Reader (July 1993)
Joseph Natoli - Editor
Linda Hutcheon - Editor

Those who recognize that the concept of postmodernism is with us to stay and who meet the necessary responsibility of bringing it to our students will welcome this book. It is ample in its offerings; and from the point of view of the potential user, the convenience and utility of the collection are prime virtues.

"The mix is refreshing. The selections are both varied and representative; they touch on essential aspects of the topic and exhau...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics, Speculation, and Judgment
Poetics, Speculation, and Judgment (July 1993)
The Shadow of the Work of Art from Kant to Phenomenology
Jacques Taminiaux - Author
Michael Gendre - Editor/translator

"Jacques Taminiaux has demonstrated his preeminence as a historian and philosopher of post-Kantian continental philosophy. In this book, he explicates the emergence of aesthetic judgment in Kant's thought, traces the theoretical provocation it provided for accounts in its wake in German Idealism, and finally, shows the effect of these considerations on developments in more recent accounts. To this end Taminiaux provides important readings of Schil...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Politics for a Planet in Crisis
Postmodern Politics for a Planet in Crisis (July 1993)
Policy, Process, and Presidential Vision
David Ray Griffin - Editor
Richard A. Falk - Editor

"There are more ideas per linear inch in this book than in a dozen others. This is a genuinely visionary compilation. The book brings a powerful moral/ecological vision to a subject corrupted by a deepening national cynicism." -- David W. Orr, Director, Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College

This book argues that the planetary crisis, which has been produced by modernity, demands a postmodern politics, especially in the United State...(Read More)
 
 
Dwelling, Seeing, and Designing
Dwelling, Seeing, and Designing (February 1993)
Toward a Phenomenological Ecology
David Seamon - Editor

"The rifts Seamon seeks to heal in this anthology are not only between disciplines or between knowledge and action or designing and building. They are, most fundamentally, the rifts between us and all that we see as not us. Without the greater empathy and care in designing, planning, and understanding environments that these essays illustrate, there can be little hope of change or of survival." -- Karen A. Franck, New Jersey Institute of Technology...(Read More)
 
 
Founders of Constructive Postmodern Philosophy
Founders of Constructive Postmodern Philosophy (December 1992)
Peirce, James, Bergson, Whitehead, and Hartshorne
David Ray Griffin - Author
John B. Cobb Jr. - Author
Marcus P. Ford - Author
Pete A. Y. Gunter - Author
Peter Ochs - Author

"The work is useful, not only for its exploration of the theme of constructive postmodernism, but also for its presentation of the thought of some of the most important nineteenth and twentieth century philosophers. Each thinker is fascinating in his own right, and the chapters bring out intriguing, provocative aspects of the ideas of each with exceptional force and clarity.

"The topic of constructive postmodernism is highly significant, n...(Read More)
 
 
Mots D'Ordre
Mots D'Ordre (October 1992)
Disorder in Literary Worlds
Joseph Natoli - Author

"Here is a text that energetically breaks out of the predictable positions and quarrels of present-day academe. It is exciting, diverse, has enormous intellectual vitality, and moves easily between science, literature, and philosophy. With Turner, with Serres, and a few others, Natoli outlines a comparatism of the future.

"In my opinion Natoli deals with the most important topic I can think of: the relationship between order and disorder ...(Read More)
 
 
Shattered Forms
Shattered Forms (September 1992)
Art Brut, Phantasms, Modernism
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement and dissociation that inspired both Expressionism and Surrealism. Simulated delirium became the object of the new art -- experimental, avant-garde, modernist -- which arose from the fragmented codes, the shattered forms of everyday communicati...(Read More)
 
 
Body/Text in Julia Kristeva
Body/Text in Julia Kristeva (September 1992)
Religion, Women, and Psychoanalysis
David Crownfield - Editor

Julia Kristeva works at a crucial intersection of contemporary disciplines: psychoanalysis, linguistics, semiotics, literary criticism, feminism, postmodern philosophy, and religious studies. This volume examines this rich body of work and the ways in which its interdisciplinary style gives insight into problems in understanding religion. Special attention is given to two related themes: the understanding of woman in relation to religion and the...(Read More)
 
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