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Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World (July 2021)
Nahum Dimitri Chandler - Author

 
 
Poetics of Breathing
Poetics of Breathing (May 2021)
Modern Literature's Syncope
Stefanie Heine - Author

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Breathing and its rhythms—liminal, syncopal, and usually inconspicuous—have become a core poetic compositional principle in modern literature. Examining moments when breath’s punctuations, cessations, inhalations, or exhalations operate at the limits of meaningful speech, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Play of Light
The Play of Light (February 2021)
Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, and Friends
Ann Smock - Author

Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.

Drawing from five contemporary French poets—Jacques Roubaud, Emmanuel Hocquard, Danielle Collobert, Anne Portugal, and Jacques Jouet—Ann Smock juxtaposes them and provides a milieu suitable for philosophical reflectio...(Read More)
 
 
Knowing It When You See It
Knowing It When You See It (January 2021)
Henry James/Cinema
Patrick O'Donnell - Author

Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.

Perched as he was at the beginning of literary modernism and the evolution of film as a medium, Henry James addressed a cluster of epistemological and aesthetic issues related to the visualization of reality. In Knowing It When You See It, Patrick O...(Read More)
 
 
The Blossom Which We Are
The Blossom Which We Are (November 2020)
The Novel and the Transience of Cultural Worlds
Nir Evron - Author

Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.

The Blossom Which We Are traces the emergence of a distinctly modern form of human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile and time-bound cultural frameworks ...(Read More)
 
 
The Lily's Tongue
The Lily's Tongue (October 2019)
Figure and Authority in Kierkegaard's Lily Discourses
Frances Maughan-Brown - Author

Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.

How do texts speak with authority? That is the question at the heart of Kierkegaard’s theory and practice of “indirect communication.” None of Kierkegaard’s texts respond to this question more concisely and powerfully than the four discourses he...(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)
 
 
Storytelling
Storytelling (October 2018)
The Destruction of the Inalienable in the Age of the Holocaust
Rodolphe Gasché - Author

An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.

In Storytelling, Rodolphe Gasché reexamines the muteness of Holocaust survivors, that is, their inability to tell their stories. This phenomenon has not been explained up to now without reducing the violence of the events to which survivors were subjected, on the one hand, and diminishing the specif...(Read More)
 
 
Echoes of a Queer Messianic
Echoes of a Queer Messianic (April 2018)
From Frankenstein to Brokeback Mountain
Richard O. Block - Author

Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.

Queer theory has focused heavily on North American and contemporary contexts, but in this book Richard O. Block helps to expand that reach. Deftly combining the two main currents of recent queer theory, the asocial and the reparative, he reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800, while relating his...(Read More)
 
 
The Vocation of Writing
The Vocation of Writing (April 2018)
Literature, Philosophy, and the Test of Violence
Marc Crépon - Author
D. J. S. Cross - Translator
Tyler M. Williams - Translator

Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.

Within the violence our societies must confront today exists a dimension proper to language. Anyone who has been through the educational system, for example, recognizes how language not only shapes and models us, but also imposes itself upon us. During the twentieth century, this system revealed how language can condemn one to a certain death...(Read More)
 
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