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Thinking the Limits of the Body
Thinking the Limits of the Body (January 2003)
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen - Editor
Gail Weiss - Editor

Shows the inseparability of textuality, materiality, and history in discussions of the body.

This collection maps the very best efforts to think the body at its limits. Because the body encompasses communities (social and political bodies), territories (geographical bodies), and historical texts and ideas (a body of literature, a body of work), Cohen and Weiss seek trans-disciplinary points of resonance and diverge...(Read More)
Between Ethics and Aesthetics
Between Ethics and Aesthetics (January 2002)
Crossing the Boundaries
Dorota Glowacka - Editor
Stephen Boos - Editor

Rethinks the existing definitions of aesthetics and ethics and the relations between them.

This forum of current discussions of ethics and aesthetics addresses a cross-section of disciplines including literary theory, philosophy, women's studies, postcolonial theory, art history, Holocaust studies, theology, and others. Contributors, ranging from philosophers and literary critics to practicing artists and art cur...(Read More)
Suffering Witness
Suffering Witness (October 2000)
The Quandary of Responsibility after the Irreparable
James D. Hatley - Author

Conceptualizes the question of witness and responsibility, following the Holocaust, using continental philosophy, theology, and literary theory.

Drawing on the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, James Hatley uses the prose of Primo Levi and Tadeusz Borowski, as well as the poetry of Paul Celan, to question why witnessing the Shoah is so pressing a responsibility for anyone living in its aftermath. He argues that the witnessing of irrepara...(Read More)
The Future of Art
The Future of Art (September 1999)
An Aesthetics of the New and the Sublime
Marcella Tarozzi Goldsmith - Author

Draws upon a wide range of aesthetic theories and artworks in order to challenge the view that art is valueless or purely subjective.

By analyzing the three loci of aesthetics--the subjective, the objective, and the absolute--the author concludes that only the sublime demonstrates that art is neither subjective nor objective. The one essential component of art is the new, the sole "instrument" that can guarantee ...(Read More)
Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art
Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art (June 1999)
Contemporary Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Dawn Perlmutter - Editor
Debra Koppman - Editor

Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.

"Varied, vigorous, and challenging, this multifaceted work succeeds in making a compelling case for the reviving and sustaining force of the spiritual in contemporary art. The book ranges from theoretical issues to studies of particular artists, and brings together many different strands, each of which off...(Read More)
Shattered Forms
Shattered Forms (September 1992)
Art Brut, Phantasms, Modernism
Allen S. Weiss - Author

Art Brut, also termed Outsider Art, has long been suppressed from most art historical writing. Why this rejection? The hyperbolic expressions of Romanticism and Symbolism nourished a desire for derangement and dissociation that inspired both Expressionism and Surrealism. Simulated delirium became the object of the new art -- experimental, avant-garde, modernist -- which arose from the fragmented codes, the shattered forms of everyday communicati...(Read More)
Contextual Authority and Aesthetic Truth
Contextual Authority and Aesthetic Truth (July 1992)
James S. Hans - Author

This book explores the relationship between authority and context and attempts to establish the ways in which authority is a function of a particular agent or set of agents, and the degree to which it is a product of a context rather than an agent. The work is not a sociological or psychological study but rather a literary/philosophical speculation into the roots of our conceptions of authority. It declares all authority to be aesthetic in nature ...(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)
The Aesthetics of Excess
The Aesthetics of Excess (July 1989)
Allen S. Weiss - Author

“I think the work is a major event in the American appropriation of European philosophical and aesthetic theory. It is active and creative rather than slavish and derivative.Most important of all, it is a book from which I learned something.”— Bernard Flynn, Empire State College

This book investigates the reciprocal and often transgressive relations between rhetorical figures and libidinal activity. The works of ...(Read More)
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