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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 comprehensivel...(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)
 
 
Announcements
Announcements (January 2020)
On Novelty
Kristina Mendicino - Author

A study of novelty through analyses of the language of announcement in revolutionary texts.

Walter Benjamin claimed that the notion of novelty took on unprecedented importance with the growth of high capitalism in the nineteenth century. In this book, Kristina Mendicino analyzes a selection of canonical texts that reflect profound concern with novelty and its apparent contrary, the eternal return of the same, including Nietzsch...(Read More)
 
 
The Movement of Showing
The Movement of Showing (December 2019)
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)
 
 
The Lily's Tongue
The Lily's Tongue (October 2019)
Figure and Authority in Kierkegaard's Lily Discourses
Frances Maughan-Brown - Author

Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.

How do texts speak with authority? That is the question at the heart of Kierkegaard’s theory and practice of “indirect communication.” None of Kierkegaard’s texts respond to this question more concisely and powerfully than the four discourses he...(Read More)
 
 
The Little Crystalline Seed
The Little Crystalline Seed (June 2019)
The Ontological Significance of Mise en Abyme in Post-Heideggerian Thought
Iddo Dickmann - Author

Shows how contemporary French philosophy adopted this literary paradigm and argues for its significance for addressing concerns in ethics, ontology, and aesthetics.

Mise en abyme is a term developed from literary theory denoting a work that doubles itself within itself—a story placed within a story or a play within a play. The term flourished in experimental fiction in midcentury France, having not only a strong imp...(Read More)
 
 
Legacies of the Sublime
Legacies of the Sublime (May 2019)
Literature, Aesthetics, and Freedom from Kant to Joyce
Christopher Kitson - Author

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Legacies of the Sublime offers a highly original, subtle, and persuasive account of the aesthetics of the sublime in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, philosophy, and science...(Read More)
 
 
Phrase
Phrase (October 2018)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Author
Leslie Hill - Translator

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940–2007) is widely acknowledged in his native France and in the English-speaking world as one of the most important philosophers of his generation and an exceptionally rigorous reader of Heidegger, Hölderlin, Benjamin...(Read More)
 
 
Adorno's Poetics of Form
Adorno's Poetics of Form (June 2018)
Josh Robinson - Author

A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.

Adorno’s Poetics of Form is the first book-length examination of the elusive deployment of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature, and the first monograph to offer a comprehensive account of the relation of these writings to his broader philosophical project. It examines form within the constellati...(Read More)
 
 
The Essentialist Villain
The Essentialist Villain (May 2018)
On Leo Bersani
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Since his first publications in the late 1950s, Leo Bersani’s work has influenced numerous scholarly fields, from studies of French modernism and realist fiction to psychoanalytic criticism and film theory. It has occasionally helped precipitate the emerg...(Read More)
 
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