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Psychoanalyses / Feminisms
Psychoanalyses / Feminisms (December 1999)
Peter L. Rudnytsky - Editor
Andrew M. Gordon - Editor

Probes the complementary yet contested relations between psychoanalysis and feminism, emphasizing the plural nature of each.

Bringing together twelve provocative and iconoclastic contributions by leading scholars and new voices, this book probes the complementary yet contested relations between various forms of contemporary psychoanalysis and feminism. The intention is not simply to juxtapose these two preeminent int...(Read More)
 
 
Derrida and the Future of Literature
Derrida and the Future of Literature (September 1999)
Joseph G. Kronick - Author

Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this b...(Read More)
 
 
Reading Emptiness
Reading Emptiness (August 1999)
Buddhism and Literature
Jeff Humphries - Author

Concludes that the closest thing in Western culture to the Middle Way of Buddhism is not any sort of theory or philosophy, but the practice of literature.

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Humphries's meditations upon Japanese Buddhism in relation to literary values, like his previous work on Villon, Proust, Stendhal, Poe, and Flannery O'Connor, follows a highly individual path, at once profoundly literary-critical and yet religious in sensibility. His ran...(Read More)
 
 
The French Connections of Jacques Derrida
The French Connections of Jacques Derrida (April 1999)
Julian Wolfreys - Editor
John Brannigan - Editor
Ruth Robbins - Editor

Addresses for the first time the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture.

The French Connections of Jacques Derrida offers stimulating and accessible essays that address, for the first time, the issue of Derrida's relation to French poetics, writing, thought, and culture. In addition to offering considerations of Derrida through studies of such significant French authors as Mal...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Passivity
Radical Passivity (January 1999)
Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben
Thomas Carl Wall - Author
William Flesch - Foreword by

Examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben.

Radical Passivity examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben, three thinkers of exceptional intellectual privacy whose writings have decidedly altered the literary and philosophical cultures of our era. Placing their use of passivity in the context of Heidegger and Kant, Wall argues that any philos...(Read More)
 
 
Masocriticism
Masocriticism (December 1998)
Paul Mann - Author

Provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism.

These provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism describe, in their form and content, the end of criticism, even while performing the endlessness of that endgame. In a sense, the book deconstructs all forms of critique and criticism, including d...(Read More)
 
 
The Sounds of Feminist Theory
The Sounds of Feminist Theory (December 1998)
Ruth Salvaggio - Author

Reads a wide range of contemporary feminist theorists to show how they invest in sound as a medium of critical thought.

In The Sounds of Feminist Theory, Ruth Salvaggio follows a distinctive turn toward the oral and evocative qualities of language in feminist theory. Questioning paradigms of female voice and varied feminist claims to language, she suggests that feminist theorists listen to the ways in which words...(Read More)
 
 
Object Lessons
Object Lessons (October 1998)
How to Do Things with Fetishism
E. L. McCallum - Author

An important contribution to our understanding and interpretation of fetishism and of what fetishism can teach us about sexuality, gender, belief, and knowledge.

"The topic of fetishism has been taken up by both feminist and lesbian criticism, and this book represents an important contribution to thinking about this issue, particularly because McCallum charts out a whole new direction for wor...(Read More)
 
 
Uttering the Word
Uttering the Word (September 1998)
The Mystical Performances of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, a Renaissance Visionary
Armando Maggi - Author

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, this book provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi, an important but neglected Renaissance mystic.

Employing contemporary theoretical perspectives, Uttering the Word provides the first detailed analysis of the language and thought of Maria Maddalena de' Pazzi (1566-1607), an important but neglected Renaissance mys...(Read More)
 
 
Living Without Philosophy
Living Without Philosophy (July 1998)
On Narrative, Rhetoric, and Morality
Peter Levine - Author

Drawing on implications from ethics, theology, law, politics, and education, this book argues that we can decide what is right by describing particular cases in detail, without the aid of ethical theories and principles.

Living Without Philosophy argues that we do not need ethical theories, rules, and principles to decide what is right. Instead, particular cases can be judged by a detailed description of the relev...(Read More)
 
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