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French Interpretations of Heidegger
French Interpretations of Heidegger (October 2008)
An Exceptional Reception
David Pettigrew - Editor
François Raffoul - Editor

A sustained philosophical engagement with significant and creative French interpreters of Heidegger.
French Interpretations of Heidegger undertakes a philosophical engagement with the work of the most significant and creative figures involved in the reception of Heidegger in France. The essays address those thinkers who have been influenced by Heidegger’s thought and have interpreted it in remarkable w...(Read More)
 
 
Race after Sartre
Race after Sartre (September 2008)
Antiracism, Africana Existentialism, Postcolonialism
Jonathan Judaken - Editor

Examines Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism.

Race after Sartre is the first book to systematically interrogate Jean-Paul Sartre’s antiracist politics and his largely unrecognized contributions to critical race theories, postcolonialism, and Africana existentialism. The contributors offer an overvi...(Read More)
 
 
Sarah Kofman's Corpus
Sarah Kofman's Corpus (January 2008)
Tina Chanter - Editor
Pleshette DeArmitt - Editor

Draws connections between the life and writings of philosopher Sarah Kofman.

This groundbreaking collection sketches a portrait of Sarah Kofman (1934–1994), the brilliant French feminist philosopher and author of more than two dozen books on an impressive range of topics and figures in philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and feminism. Leading feminist philosophers examine the lessons that Kofma...(Read More)
 
 
Such a Deathly Desire
Such a Deathly Desire (August 2007)
Pierre Klossowski - Author
Russell Ford - Translation and afterword by

Provocative essays on language, literature, and the aesthetics of embodiment.

Shocking, brilliant, and eccentric, the French author, translator, and artist Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001) exerted a profound effect on French intellectual culture throughout the twentieth century. The older brother of the painter Balthus, secretary to the novelist André Gide, friend to Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, ...(Read More)
 
 
Valvedre
Valvedre (March 2007)
George Sand - Author
Francoise Massardier-Kenney - Translation and introduction by

The first English translation of one of George Sand’s major novels.

An astonishingly modern novel, George Sand’s Valvèdre questions traditional Romantic representations of women and exposes the disastrous consequences such notions of femininity have for both male and female characters at a time when divorce was illegal. This first English translation by Françoise Massardier-Kenney s...(Read More)
 
 
Hybridity
Hybridity (March 2007)
Limits, Transformations, Prospects
Anjali Prabhu - Author

Critical reevaluation of the concept of hybridity within postcolonial studies.

This critical engagement with some of the most prominent contemporary theorists of postcolonial studies reevaluates recent theories of hybridity and agency. Challenging the claim that hybridity provides a site of resistance to hegemonic and homogenizing forces in an increasingly globalized world, Anjali Prabhu pursues the ways in which ...(Read More)
 
 
The Creation of the World or Globalization
The Creation of the World or Globalization (March 2007)
Jean-Luc Nancy - Author
François Raffoul - Translation and introduction by
David Pettigrew - Translation and introduction by

Philosophical reflections on the phenomenon of globalization.

Appearing in English for the first time, Jean-Luc Nancy’s 2002 book reflects on globalization and its impact on our being-in-the-world. Developing a contrast in the French language between two terms that are usually synonymous, or that are used interchangeably, namely globalisation (globalization) and mondialisation (world-formin...(Read More)
 
 
A Voice from Elsewhere
A Voice from Elsewhere (March 2007)
Maurice Blanchot - Author
Charlotte Mandell - Translator

Reflections on the enigma and secret of “literature.”

A Voice from Elsewhere represents one of Maurice Blanchot’s most important reflections on the enigma and secret of “literature.” The essays here bear down on the necessity and impossibility of witnessing what literature transmits, and—like Beckett and Kafka—on what one might call the “default” of languag...(Read More)
 
 
Andre Gide and the Second World War
Andre Gide and the Second World War (May 2006)
A Novelist's Occupation
Jocelyn Van Tuyl - Author

The first complete study of Gide’s neglected wartime writings.

Arguably the most influential French writer of the early twentieth century, André Gide is a paradigmatic figure whose World War II writings offer an exemplary reflection of the challenges facing a leading writer in a time of national collapse. Tracing Gide’s circuitous “intellectual itinerary” from the fall of France through...(Read More)
 
 
Briefings on Existence
Briefings on Existence (March 2006)
A Short Treatise on Transitory Ontology
Alain Badiou - Author
Norman Madarasz - Translated, edited, and with an introduction by

Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.

This book continues Alain Badiou’s project to posit an integral link between mathematics and ontology. Originally published as part of a trilogy in 1998, Briefings on Existence engages the ideas of Deleuze, Spinoza, Plato, Aristotle, and Kant and outlines how the philosophical inquiry into Being and existence converges with the possible world topology ...(Read More)
 
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