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Between Celan and Heidegger
Between Celan and Heidegger (May 2022)
Pablo Oyarzun - Author
D. J. S. Cross - Translator
Rodolphe Gasché - Foreword by

Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.

The relevance of Martin Heidegger’s thinking to Paul Celan’s poetry is well-known. Between Celan and Heidegger proposes that, while the relation between them is undeniable, it is also marked by irreducible discord. Pablo Oyarzun begins with a deconstruction of Celan’s Todtnauberg, wri...(Read More)
 
 
Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters
Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters (April 2022)
Perception, Interpretation, and the Signs of Art
Robert E. Innis - Author

A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.

We encounter in our lives things and situations that elicit from us special forms of attention. They affect and inform us in various ways, drawing us in and holding us in their grasp or turning us away. Works of art of all sorts, and nature in its myria...(Read More)
 
 
Ziran
Ziran (April 2022)
The Philosophy of Spontaneous Self-Causation
Brian Bruya - Author

The ancient concept of spontaneous self-causation (ziran) from Daoism opens a path to understanding human action as self-organizing, attention as effortless, and art as somatic.

Ziran, an idea from ancient Daoism, defies easy translation into English but can almost be captured by the term "spontaneity." It means "self-causation," if "self" is understood as fundamentally plur...(Read More)
 
 
Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Avant-Gardes in Crisis (October 2021)
Art and Politics in the Long 1970s
Jean-Thomas Tremblay - Editor
Andrew Strombeck - Editor

Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.

Avant-Gardes in Crisis claims that the avant-gardes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries are in crisis, in that artmaking both responds to political, economic, and social crises and reveals a crisis of confidence regarding resistance’s very possibi...(Read More)
 
 
The Holiday in His Eye
The Holiday in His Eye (October 2021)
Stanley Cavell's Vision of Film and Philosophy
William Rothman - Author

Presents an original, insightful, and compelling vision of the trajectory of Cavell's oeuvre, one that takes his kinship with Emerson as inextricably bound up with his ever-deepening thinking about movies.

From The World Viewed to Cities of Words, writing about movies was strand over strand with Stanley Cavell's philosophical work. Cavell was one of the first philosop...(Read More)
 
 
Reconsidering the Life of Power
Reconsidering the Life of Power (March 2021)
Ritual, Body, and Art in Critical Theory and Chinese Philosophy
James Garrison - Author

Offers a compelling intercultural perspective on body, art, self, and society.

Reconsidering the Life of Power examines Chinese perspectives on bodily self-cultivation and explores how these can be resources for working past the ritual scripts of everyday life. In recent decades, European and American thinkers like Michel Foucault and Judith Butler have called attention to t...(Read More)
 
 
Tastemakers and Tastemaking
Tastemakers and Tastemaking (December 2020)
Mexico and Curated Screen Violence
Niamh Thornton - Author

Considers how and why taste persists in the analysis of Mexican film and television by looking at key figures and their impact on the curation of violence.

Tastemakers and Tastemaking develops a new approach to analyzing violence in Mexican films and television by examining the curation of violence in relation to three key moments: the decade-long centennial commemoration o...(Read More)
 
 
Critique in German Philosophy
Critique in German Philosophy (November 2020)
From Kant to Critical Theory
María del Rosario Acosta López - Editor
J. Colin McQuillan - Editor

Traces a conceptual history of critique in German philosophy from the eighteenth century to the present.

Critique has been a central theme in the German philosophical tradition since the eighteenth century. The main goal of this book is to provide a history of this concept from its Kantian inception to contemporary critical theory. Focusing on both canonical and previously overloo...(Read More)
 
 
The Aesthetic Clinic
The Aesthetic Clinic (September 2020)
Feminine Sublimation in Contemporary Writing, Psychoanalysis, and Art
Fernanda Negrete - Author

Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.

In The Aesthetic Clinic, Fernanda Negrete brings together contemporary women writers and artists well known for their formal experimentation—Louise Bourgeois, Sophie Calle, Lygia Clark, Marguerite Duras, Roni Horn,...(Read More)
 
 
American Aesthetics
American Aesthetics (May 2020)
Theory and Practice
Walter B. Gulick - Editor
Gary Slater - Editor

Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.

Although there are distinctly American artists—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Grandma Moses, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andy Warhol, for example—very little attention has been devoted to formulating any distinctively American characteristics of aesthetic judgment and practice. This volume takes a step in this direction, presenting an introducto...(Read More)
 
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