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Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language (July 2010)
Robert Hughes - Author

Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.

This book explores the relationship between literature and ethics, showing how literature and art work to open up a part of ethics that resists traditional philosophy. Focusing on three American Romantic texts—Wieland, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” and The Marble Fau...(Read More)
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur (February 2010)
Improbable Encounters between Deconstruction and Hermeneutics
Eftichis Pirovolakis - Author

Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.

Written in the aftermath of the deaths of the French philosophers Jacques Derrida (1930–2004) and Paul Ricoeur (1913–2005), this book is an important and innovative study of the contentious relation between deconstruction and hermeneutics. Offering close readings of Derrida’s and Ricoeur’s writings on ...(Read More)
Bound by the City
Bound by the City (August 2009)
Greek Tragedy, Sexual Difference, and the Formation of the Polis
Denise Eileen McCoskey - Editor
Emily Zakin - Editor

Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.

This collection offers a vibrant exploration of the bonds between sexual difference and political structure in Greek tragedy. In looking at how the acts of violence and tortured kinship relations are depicted in the work of all three major Greek tragic playwrights—Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides—...(Read More)
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva (June 2009)
Kelly Oliver - Editor
S. K. Keltner - Editor

Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.

The social and political relevance of Julia Kristeva’s work is perhaps the central question in Kristeva studies, and the essays in this collection provide a sustained interrogation of this complicated problematic from a variety of perspectives and across the various contexts and moments of Kristeva’s forty-year writing car...(Read More)
Eros and Ethics
Eros and Ethics (May 2009)
Reading Jacques Lacan's Seminar VII
Marc De Kesel - Author
Sigi Jottkandt - Translator

A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.

In Eros and Ethics, Marc De Kesel patiently exposes the lines of thought underlying Jacques Lacan’s often complex and cryptic reasoning regarding ethics and morality in his seventh seminar, The Ethics of Psychoanalysis (1959–1960). In this seminar, Lacan arrives at a rather perplexing conclusion: that which, over the ages, has ...(Read More)
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Aesthetics of Anxiety (January 2009)
Ruth Ronen - Author

Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.

What is the relation of anxiety to aesthetics? Aesthetics of Anxiety brings psychoanalysis into dialogue with aesthetics, providing provocative and original insights into aesthetic theory and experience. From Aristotle’s katharsis to the role played by pain and disgust in the aesthetics of the avant-garde, the notion of anxiety helps us u...(Read More)
Disciplining the Holocaust
Disciplining the Holocaust (October 2008)
Karyn Ball - Author

Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.

Disciplining the Holocaust examines critics’ efforts to defend a rigorous and morally appropriate image of the Holocaust. Rather than limiting herself to polemics about the “proper” approach to traumatic history, Karyn Ball explores recent trends in intellectual history that g...(Read More)

Lacan, Language, and Philosophy
Lacan, Language, and Philosophy (January 2008)
Russell Grigg - Author

Clinical and philosophical perspectives on key issues and debates in Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Lacan, Language, and Philosophy explores the linguistic turn in psychoanalysis taken by Jacques Lacan. Russell Grigg provides lively and accessible readings of Lacan and Freud that are grounded in clinical experience and informed by a background in analytic philosophy. He addresses key issues in Lacanian psychoanal...(Read More)
Feminine Look
Feminine Look (January 2008)
Sexuation, Spectatorship, Subversion
Jennifer Friedlander - Author

Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.

Feminine Look shows how the Lacanian concept of sexuation makes possible a new account of the relationship among feminism, psychoanalysis, and spectatorship. Whereas previous studies have tended to ask how spectatorship may be influenced by sexual difference, Jennifer Friedlander asks how particular spectatorial encounters may engender different “s...(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)
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