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Hu Feng
Hu Feng (November 2020)
A Marxist Intellectual in a Communist State, 1930–1955
Ruth Y. Y. Hung - Author

A study of Hu Feng as a literary critic and a case study on how intellectual work can respond to political pressure.

In this book, Ruth Y. Y. Hung provides a study of Hu Feng (1902–1985) as a critic, writer, and editor within the context of the People's Republic of China's political ascendancy. A member of the Japanese Communist Party and the Chinese Communist Party, Hu rose to fame in the 1940s and became a representative...(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 t...(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)
 
 
Modernity as Exception and Miracle
Modernity as Exception and Miracle (August 2020)
Eduardo Sabrovsky - Author
Javier Burdman - Translator
Peter Fenves - Introduction

Proposes "the extraordinary" as a defining characteristic of modernity.

Translated from the Spanish De lo extraordinario: Nominalismo y Modernidad, this book argues that a defining aspect of modernity is an ever-increasing pursuit of, and need for, what Eduardo Sabrovsky calls “the extraordinary,” a term that encompasses both the exception and the miraculous. Sabrovsky show...(Read More)
 
 
The World after the End of the World
The World after the End of the World (April 2020)
A Spectro-Poetics
Kas Saghafi - Author

Examines themes of loss and mourning in the late work of Derrida.

In this book, Kas Saghafi argues that the notion of “the end the world” in Derrida’s late work is not a theological or cosmological matter, but a meditation on mourning and the death of the other. He examines this and several other tightly knit motifs in Derrida’s work: mourning, survival, the phantasm, the event, an...(Read More)
 
 
Time in Exile
Time in Exile (March 2020)
In Conversation with Heidegger, Blanchot, and Lispector
Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback - Author

Proposes a theoretically rich treatment of temporality within exile as “gerundive” time.

This book is a philosophical reflection on the experience of time from within exile. Its focus on temporality is unique, as most literature on exile focuses on the experience of space, as exile involves dislocation, and moods of nostalgia and utopia. Marcia Sá Cavalcante Schuback proposes that in exile, time is experience...(Read More)
 
 
The Voice of Misery
The Voice of Misery (January 2020)
A Continental Philosophy of Testimony
Gert-Jan van der Heiden - Author

A systematic study of testimony rooted in contemporary continental philosophy and drawing on literary case studies.

From analytic epistemology to gender theory, testimony is a major topic in philosophy today. Yet, one distinctive approach to testimony has not been fully appreciated: the recent history of contemporary continental philosophy offers a rich source for another approach...(Read More)
 
 
Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism
Merleau-Ponty between Philosophy and Symbolism (November 2019)
The Matrixed Ontology
Rajiv Kaushik - Author

Argues that symbolism is an important and unique element of Merleau-Ponty’s phenomenology.

Merleau-Ponty says in his Institution and Passivity lectures that he wants to “consider criticism itself as a symbolic form” instead of doing “a philosophy of symbolic form.” This invites the possibility of an unconventional thought: If critical philosophy is a symbolic form, it cannot disclose its own limits and is, ...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Bergson
Beyond Bergson (May 2019)
Examining Race and Colonialism through the Writings of Henri Bergson
Andrea J. Pitts - Editor
Mark William Westmoreland - Editor
Leonard Lawlor - Foreword by

Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.

Building upon recent interest in Henri Bergson’s social and political philosophy, this volume offers a series of fresh and novel perspectives on Bergson’s writings through the lenses of cr...(Read More)
 
 
Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki
Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (May 2019)
Avram Alpert - Author

Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.

In Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki, Avram Alpert contends that scholars have yet to fully grasp the constitutive force of global connections in the making...(Read More)
 
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