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Beautiful Chaos
Beautiful Chaos (November 2000)
Chaos Theory and Metachaotics in Recent American Fiction
Gordon E. Slethaug - Author

Explores the way chaos theory is incorporated in the work of such writers as Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, John Barth, Don DeLillo, and Michael Crichton.

Beautiful Chaos is the first book to examine contemporary American fiction through the lens of chaos theory. The book focuses on recent works of fiction by John Barth, Michael Crichton, Don DeLillo, Michael Dorris, Cormac McCarthy, Toni Morrison, Thomas Pynchon, Carol Shields...(Read More)
 
 
Bodies of Meaning
Bodies of Meaning (November 2000)
Studies on Language, Labor, and Liberation
David McNally - Author

Challenges postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices.
Bodies of Meaning presents a vigorous challenge to postmodernist theories of language and politics which detach language from human bodies and their material practices. Beginning with the 'historical bodies' theorized by Marx, Darwin, and Freud, McNally develops an alternative account of language which dr...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodern Journeys
Postmodern Journeys (November 2000)
Film and Culture 1996-1998
Joseph Natoli - Author

Part memoir, part cultural criticism, this fast-paced ride through the postmodern landscape of American popular culture explores how our responses to headline events and popular films help script the ways in which we imagine ourselves and the world around us.

In Postmodern Journeys, Joseph Natoli continues to chronicle how our responses to headline events and popular film help script the ways in which we imagine ...(Read More)
 
 
Chiasms
Chiasms (September 2000)
Merleau-Ponty's Notion of Flesh
Fred Evans - Editor
Leonard Lawlor - Editor

Leading scholars explore the later thought of Merleau-Ponty and its central role in the modernism-postmodernism debate.

Some of the best interpretations and evaluations of Merleau-Ponty's innovative notions of chiasm and flesh are presented here by prominent scholars from the United States and Europe. Divided into three sections, the book first establishes the notion of the flesh as a consistent concept and unfolds the nuances of flesh...(Read More)
 
 
Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy
Zen and the Art of Postmodern Philosophy (August 2000)
Two Paths of Liberation from the Representational Mode of Thinking
Carl Olson - Author

This book examines and compares the philosophical positions of various postmodern thinkers and Zen Buddhist philosophers on: language and play; modes of thinking; skepticism and doubt; self and other; time and death; nihilism and metaphysics; and the conception of the end of philosophy. The Zen thinkers dealt with are Dogen and Nishitani, and the Western thinkers are Derrida, Lacan, Heidegger, Lyotard, Foucault, Deleuze and Guatarri, Kristeva, and L...(Read More)
 
 
Pondering Postinternationalism
Pondering Postinternationalism (March 2000)
A Paradigm for the Twenty-First Century?
Heidi H. Hobbs - Editor

Notable scholars explore James Rosenau's postinternational paradigm--an alternative view to traditional international relations.
Bringing together notable authors to explore James Rosenau's postinternational paradigm, this book makes an important contribution to the study of international relations theory. It includes a concluding chapter by Rosenau himself which responds individually and collectively to his critics.
"James Rosenau's ...(Read More)
 
 
Narralogues
Narralogues (January 2000)
Truth in Fiction
Ronald Sukenick - Author

These "narralogues" combine story and argument, moving from Socratic dialogue to outright narrative, and ultimately making the case that fiction is a medium for telling the truth.

In Narralogues, Ronald Sukenick continues his important and original contributions to the cutting edge of contemporary fiction. Here he proposes fiction as a medium for telling the truth, while recognizing that the implicit contradiction in these terms...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Desire in (Post)modern Art and Philosophy
Romantic Desire in (Post)modern Art and Philosophy (July 1999)
Jos de Mul - Author

An erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy.

In this erudite and wide-ranging discussion of postmodernism and romanticism in twentieth-century art and philosophy, Jos de Mul sheds a fascinating light on the ambivalent character of our present culture, which oscillates between modern enthusiasm and postmodern irony. Along the way, he engages the work of ...(Read More)
 
 
Reading with Michel Serres
Reading with Michel Serres (June 1999)
An Encounter with Time
Maria L. Assad - Author

Explores the concept of time in the work of Michel Serres, demonstrating close analogies in his work to the discourses of science, literature, and philosophy.

This book identifies a new perspective on time and temporality in the work of the French writer Michel Serres. Time is the veiled notion that underlies Serres's many epistemological parables and fables, and is a consistent metaphor throughout his work. Assad uncovers this common ...(Read More)
 
 
Counterpleasures
Counterpleasures (May 1999)
Karmen MacKendrick - Author

Takes up a series of literary and physical pleasures that do not appear to be pleasurable, ranging from Christian saintly asceticism to Sadean narrative to contemporary s/m practices.

Counterpleasures takes up a series of literary and physical pleasures that do not appear to be pleasurable, ranging from saintly asceticism to Sadean narrative to leathersex. Each is placed in its cultural context to unfold a histor...(Read More)
 
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