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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)
 
 
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 ...(Read More)
 
 
Jouissance
Jouissance (August 2020)
A Lacanian Concept
Néstor A. Braunstein - Author
Silvia Rosman - Translation and introduction by

A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.

Whether inscribed within the context of capitalist or neoliberal logic and its imperative to “enjoy,” as a critique of all forms of heteronormativity, a liberating force in a positive reading of ...(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)
 
 
Black Cultural Mythology
Black Cultural Mythology (April 2020)
Christel N. Temple - Author

Offers a new conceptual framework rooted in mythological analysis to ground the field of Africana cultural memory studies.

Black Cultural Mythology retrieves the concept of “mythology” from its Black Arts Movement origins and broadens its scope to illuminate the relationship between legacies of heroic survival, cultural memory, and creative production in the African diaspora. Christel N. Temple comprehensively ...(Read More)
 
 
The Space of Disappearance
The Space of Disappearance (April 2020)
A Narrative Commons in the Ruins of Argentine State Terror
Karen Elizabeth Bishop - Author

Examines the evolution of disappearance as a formal narrative and epistemological phenomenon in late twentieth-century Argentine fiction.

More than thirty thousand people were forcibly disappeared during the military dictatorship that governed Argentina from 1976 to 1983, leaving behind a cultural landscape fractured by absence, denial, impunity, and gaps in knowledge. This book is about how these absences assume narrative form ...(Read More)
 
 
The Movement of Showing
The Movement of Showing (March 2020)
Indirect Method, Critique, and Responsibility in Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger
Johan de Jong - Author

Explores why Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger conceive of their thought as a “movement” rather than as a presentation of results or conclusions.

This book explores the idea shared by Derrida, Hegel, and Heidegger that the value of their thought is not found in its results or conclusions, but in its “movement.” All three describe the heart of their work in terms of a pathway, development, or movement that see...(Read More)
 
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