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The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson
The Success and Failure of Fredric Jameson (November 2000)
Writing, the Sublime, and the Dialectic of Critique
Steven Helmling - Author

A critical overview of the work of Fredric Jameson, with an emphasis on his notoriously difficult writing style.

This is the first book to provide a critical overview of the work and career, as a whole, of the Marxist culture-critic Fredric Jameson, foremost among American intellectuals and a vanguard figure in the "theory movement" of the past three decades. Steven Helmling identifies major themes and traces both continuity and chang...(Read More)
 
 
Derrida and the Future of Literature
Derrida and the Future of Literature (September 1999)
Joseph G. Kronick - Author

Presented here is the fullest account to date of Derrida's unconventional understanding of literature and its importance to the development of a poststructural ethics. Kronick explains why Derrida has had such a great impact upon literary studies, and at the same time, he demonstrates how different Derrida's conception of literature is from the literary critic's. Focusing on such key topics as singularity, justice, law, aporia, and the event, this b...(Read More)
 
 
Radical Passivity
Radical Passivity (January 1999)
Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben
Thomas Carl Wall - Author
William Flesch - Foreword by

Examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben.

Radical Passivity examines the notion of passivity in the work of Levinas, Blanchot, and Agamben, three thinkers of exceptional intellectual privacy whose writings have decidedly altered the literary and philosophical cultures of our era. Placing their use of passivity in the context of Heidegger and Kant, Wall argues that any philos...(Read More)
 
 
Masocriticism
Masocriticism (December 1998)
Paul Mann - Author

Provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism.

These provocative, inventive, and at times outrageous essays on literary theory, philosophy, and cultural criticism describe, in their form and content, the end of criticism, even while performing the endlessness of that endgame. In a sense, the book deconstructs all forms of critique and criticism, including d...(Read More)
 
 
Metaphysics to Metafictions
Metaphysics to Metafictions (August 1998)
Hegel, Nietzsche, and the End of Philosophy
Paul S. Miklowitz - Author

Examines the key role played by Nietzsche in the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality.

Through close reading and interpretive reflections, Paul Miklowitz examines key dialectics in Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit in order to come to terms with the undoing of the Hegelian system of totality inaugurated by Nietzsche. In his interpretation of the Phenomenology, Miklowitz shows how Hegel skillfully manipu...(Read More)
 
 
Kazantzakis and God
Kazantzakis and God (October 1997)
Daniel A. Dombrowski - Author

Examines the concept of God which emerges from the writings of Nikos Kazantzakis and argues that he was a process theist.

"Dombrowski ranges widely over Kazantzakis's works in various genres--novels, poetry, travelogues, letters, treatises--and therefore has a complete, broad picture. He also treats Kazantzakis in relation to process theology, thereby greatly illuminating Kazantzakis's religious vision. Kazantzakis, well...(Read More)
 
 
Postmodernism - Local Effects, Global Flows
Postmodernism - Local Effects, Global Flows (July 1996)
Vincent B. Leitch - Author

Offers readable case studies in postmodern economics, philosophy, literary criticism, feminism, pedagogy, poetry, painting, historiography, and cultural studies, showing disorganization as characteristic of postmodern times.

"In earlier books on deconstruction, cultural criticism, and other recent movements, Vincent B. Leitch established himself as an intrepid reporter from the darkest and most impenetrable regio...(Read More)
 
 
The Retreat of Representation
The Retreat of Representation (April 1996)
The Concept of Darstellung in German Critical Discourse
Martha B. Helfer - Author

Examines the notion of Darstellung [representation] in the critical discourse of German Idealism and Romanticism, paying particular attention to Kant, Fichte, Novalis, and Kleist.
"I highly recommend The Retreat of Representation . Helfer's pursuit of the concept of Darstellung from Kant through the German Romantics is fresh and significant. Her patient and accessible readings are compelling, and they complement one a...(Read More)
 
 
Rethinking Knowledge
Rethinking Knowledge (February 1995)
Reflections Across the Disciplines
Robert F. Goodman - Editor
Walter R. Fisher - Editor

This is an exploration of modernism and postmodernism in regard to knowledge: methods of inquiry, operations of the mind, the role of values, conceptions of self, and the problematic of reason.

"This book addresses a set of epistemic developments important throughout the academy. The range of contributors is excellent, and their collective prestige will attract more than a few readers all by itself. A further advantage...(Read More)
 
 
The Value(s) of Literature
The Value(s) of Literature (July 1990)
James S. Hans - Author

This book addresses the ethical aspects of literature by discussing three major American poets: Walt Whitman, Wallace Stevens, and A.R. Ammons. It develops a philosophical framework by which an ethics of literature can be construed, and differentiates this view from a purely political criticism on the one hand and a purely "disinterested" criticism on the other. Beginning with Nietzsche's assumption that the world itself is an aesthetic place, Hans ...(Read More)
 
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