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The Story Is True, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded
The Story Is True, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (October 2022)
The Art and Meaning of Telling Stories
Bruce Jackson - Author

 
 
The Writing of Innocence
The Writing of Innocence (July 2022)
Blanchot and the Deconstruction of Christianity
Aïcha Liviana Messina - Author

An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.

The Writing of Innocence explores the topic of innocence and the peculiar relationship to Christianity in the writing of Maurice Blanchot. Its starting point is that innocence is not a condition relegated to a mythical past but rather one resulting from the construction of th...(Read More)
 
 
Between Celan and Heidegger
Between Celan and Heidegger (June 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)
 
 
Continental Theory Buffalo
Continental Theory Buffalo (December 2021)
Transatlantic Crossroads of a Critical Insurrection
David R. Castillo - Editor
Jean-Jacques Thomas - Editor
Ewa Plonowska Ziarek - Editor

Revisits, reassesses, and reclaims the legacy of May '68 in light of our present cultural and historical emergency.

Continental Theory Buffalo is the inaugural volume of the Humanities to the Rescue book series, a public humanities project dedicated to discussing the role of the arts and humanities today. This book is a collaborative act of humanistic renewal that builds on ...(Read More)
 
 
Fracture Feminism
Fracture Feminism (August 2021)
The Politics of Impossible Time in British Romanticism
David Sigler - Author

Shows how feminist writing in British Romanticism developed alternatives to linear time.

Feminist writers in British Romanticism often developed alternatives to linear time. Viewing time as a system of social control, writers like Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Barbauld, and Mary Shelley wrote about current events as if they possessed knowledge from the future. Fracture Feminism ...(Read More)
 
 
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World
Toward an African Future—Of the Limit of World (July 2021)
Nahum Dimitri Chandler - Author

Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.

Widely known for his probing analysis of W. E. B. Du Bois's early work, in this book Nahum Dimitri Chandler references writing from across the whole of Du Bois's long career, while bringing sharp focus on two later texts issued in the immed...(Read More)
 
 
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 t...(Read More)
 
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