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Sarah Kofman's Corpus
Sarah Kofman's Corpus (January 2008)
Tina Chanter - Editor
Pleshette DeArmitt - Editor

Draws connections between the life and writings of philosopher Sarah Kofman.

This groundbreaking collection sketches a portrait of Sarah Kofman (1934–1994), the brilliant French feminist philosopher and author of more than two dozen books on an impressive range of topics and figures in philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and feminism. Leading feminist philosophers examine the lessons that Kofma...(Read More)
 
 
Romantic Psychoanalysis
Romantic Psychoanalysis (November 2007)
The Burden of the Mystery
Joel Faflak - Author

How the Romantics invented psychoanalysis in advance of Freud

In this provocative work, Joel Faflak argues that Romanticism, particularly British Romantic poetry, invents psychoanalysis in advance of Freud. The Romantic period has long been treated as a time of incipient psychological exploration anticipating more sophisticated discoveries in the science of the mind. Romantic Psychoanalysis challenges ...(Read More)
 
 
Signifiers and Acts
Signifiers and Acts (October 2007)
Freedom in Lacan's Theory of the Subject
Ed Pluth - Author

Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.

In Signifiers and Acts, Ed Pluth examines Lacan’s views on language and sexuality to argue that Lacan’s theory of the subject is best read as a theory of freedom and agency—a theory that is especially compelling precisely because of its structuralist and seemingly antihumanist fram...(Read More)
 
 
The Comedy of Philosophy
The Comedy of Philosophy (October 2007)
Sense and Nonsense in Early Cinematic Slapstick
Lisa Trahair - Author

Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.

The Comedy of Philosophy brings modern debates in continental philosophy to bear on the historical study of early cinematic comedy. Through the films of Mack Sennett, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin, Harold Lloyd, and the Marx Brothers, Lisa Trahair investigates early cinema’s exploration of sens...(Read More)
 
 
Such a Deathly Desire
Such a Deathly Desire (August 2007)
Pierre Klossowski - Author
Russell Ford - Translation and afterword by

Provocative essays on language, literature, and the aesthetics of embodiment.

Shocking, brilliant, and eccentric, the French author, translator, and artist Pierre Klossowski (1905–2001) exerted a profound effect on French intellectual culture throughout the twentieth century. The older brother of the painter Balthus, secretary to the novelist André Gide, friend to Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Lacanian Left
The Lacanian Left (August 2007)
Essays on Psychoanalysis and Politics
Yannis Stavrakakis - Author

Innovative exploration of the relationship of Lacanian psychoanalysis to political and democratic theory.

In recent years psychoanalysis—especially Lacanian theory—has been gradually acknowledged as a vital resource in the ongoing reorientation of contemporary political theory and analysis. Of particular note is that the work of Jacques Lacan is increasingly being used by major political philosophers ...(Read More)
 
 
Living Attention
Living Attention (April 2007)
On Teresa Brennan
Alice A. Jardine - Editor
Shannon Lundeen - Editor
Kelly Oliver - Editor

Interdisciplinary exploration of the scope and impact of Teresa Brennan’s lifework.

As an internationally respected feminist philosopher, radical social and political theorist, and tireless activist, Teresa Brennan (1952–2003) was one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Living Attention is a tribute to the significance of her thought and a testament to the transformative power of her lif...(Read More)
 
 
The Real Gaze
The Real Gaze (March 2007)
Film Theory after Lacan
Todd McGowan - Author

2008 Gradiva Award, Theoretical Category, presented by the National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

Examines the gaze in Lacanian film theory.

The Real Gaze develops a new theory of the cinema by rethinking the concept of the gaze, which has long been central in film theory. Historically film scholars have located the gaze on the side of the spectator; however, To...(Read More)
 
 
Surplus
Surplus (February 2007)
Spinoza, Lacan
A. Kiarina Kordela - Author

Maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the line of thought from Spinoza to Marx.

Opposing both popular “neo-Spinozisms” (Deleuze, Negri, Hardt, Israel) and their Lacanian critiques (Zizek and Badiou), Surplus maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the Spinozian-Marxian line of thought. Author A. Kiarina Kordela argues that both ...(Read More)
 
 
The Later Lacan
The Later Lacan (February 2007)
An Introduction
Veronique Voruz - Editor
Bogdan Wolf - Editor

Examines fundamental concepts of the later Lacan.

This book includes essays by some of the finest practicing analysts and teachers of psychoanalysis in the Lacanian community today. The writings offer an essential introduction to the later teachings of Jacques Lacan, illuminate the theoretical developments introduced by the later Lacan, and explore their clinical implications with remarkable acumen.