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Against DemocracyLiterary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Against Democracy: Literary Experience in the Era of Emancipations

Simon During

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242542
eISBN:
9780823242580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242542.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Today democracy has become fundamental. It extends increasingly deeply into everyday life; it grounds and limits our political thought and values. We can't think past or beyond it as a political or ... More

Around the BookSystems and Literacy

Around the Book: Systems and Literacy

Henry Sussman

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823232833
eISBN:
9780823241170
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823232833.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Amid radical transformation and rapid mutation in the nature, transmission, and deployment of information and communications, this book offers a status report and theoretically nuanced update on the ... More

Art's UndoingIn the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism

Art's Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism

Forest Pyle

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823251117
eISBN:
9780823252978
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823251117.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Radical aestheticism describes a recurring event in some of the most powerful and resonating texts of nineteenth-century British literature, offering us the best way to reckon with what takes place ... More

Benjamin's PassagesDreaming, Awakening

Benjamin's Passages: Dreaming, Awakening

Alexander Gelley

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262564
eISBN:
9780823266562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262564.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In transposing the Freudian dream work from the individual subject to the collective, Walter Benjamin projected a “macroscosmic journey” of the individual sleeper to “the dreaming collective, which, ... More

Chronicle of SeparationOn Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love

Chronicle of Separation: On Deconstruction's Disillusioned Love

Michal Ben-Naftali

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265794
eISBN:
9780823266944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265794.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

A unique feminist approach to the legacy of Jacques Derrida, this book provides a series of disparate readings, genres, and themes, offering a powerful reflection of love in—and as—deconstruction. ... More

The Common GrowlToward a Poetics of Precarious Community

The Common Growl: Toward a Poetics of Precarious Community

Thomas Claviez (ed.)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780823270910
eISBN:
9780823270965
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270910.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

No longer able to read community in terms colored by a romantic nostalgia for homogeneity, closeness and sameness, or the myth of rational choice, we nevertheless face an imperative to think the ... More

Communities in Fiction

Communities in Fiction

J. Hillis Miller

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Communities in Fiction reads in detail six novels or stories (one each by Trollope, Hardy, Conrad, Woolf, Pynchon, and Cervantes) by way of theories of community worked out (contradictorily) by ... More

ConstellationFriedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History

James McFarland

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245369
eISBN:
9780823250684
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245369.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Constellation: Friedrich Nietzsche and Walter Benjamin in the Now-Time of History is the first extended presentation of the relationship between Weimar-era revolutionary cultural critic Walter ... More

Corporate RomanticismLiberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Corporate Romanticism: Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel

Daniel M. Stout

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823272235
eISBN:
9780823272273
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272235.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the rise of the novel. In early nineteenth-century England, two developments—the rise of ... More

Creolizing Political TheoryReading Rousseau through Fanon

Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau through Fanon

Jane Anna Gordon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254811
eISBN:
9780823260881
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254811.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Asking whether one can develop an approach to studying political life that reflects its heterogeneity, Jane Anna Gordon offers the creolization of political theory as a viable response. Creolization, ... More

The Dark Side of LiteracyLiterature and Learning Not to Read

The Dark Side of Literacy: Literature and Learning Not to Read

Benjamin Bennett

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229161
eISBN:
9780823241002
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823229161.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Reading is good for us. The reading of literature, we are told, enlarges our horizons, extends our experience beyond our own lives. But the moral and political dangers that attend the association of ... More

Death's FollowingMediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

Death's Following: Mediocrity, Dirtiness, Adulthood, Literature

John Limon

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780823242795
eISBN:
9780823242832
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823242795.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Almost all twentieth-century philosophy stresses the immanence of death-as drive, as the context of Being, as the essence of humanity's defining ethics or language. Limon makes use of literary ... More

Drawing the LineToward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Drawing the Line: Toward an Aesthetics of Transitional Justice

Carrol Clarkson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254156
eISBN:
9780823260898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254156.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Drawing the Line examines the ways in which cultural, political, and legal lines are imagined, drawn, crossed, erased, and redrawn in post-apartheid South Africa— through literary texts, artworks, ... More

The Ethnography of Rhythm

The Ethnography of Rhythm

Haun Saussy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270460
eISBN:
9780823270507
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270460.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“Who speaks?” Core ideas of modern literary theory—the author as producer, the contingency of the text, intertextuality, the “device”—were pioneered in the reflection on oral literature. Authorless, ... More

ExperimentingEssays with Samuel Weber

Experimenting: Essays with Samuel Weber

Simon Morgan Wortham and Gary Hall (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823228140
eISBN:
9780823240975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823228140.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The work of Samuel Weber has greatly influenced writers and thinkers across the arts and humanities: including literary, critical, and cultural theory; media, communication, theatre, and cultural ... More

Figures of a Changing WorldMetaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Harry Berger, Jr.

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book offers a dramatic new account of cultural change, an account based on the distinction between two familiar rhetorical figures, metonymy and metaphor. The book treats metonymy as the basic ... More

FlirtationsRhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction

Daniel Hoffman-Schwartz, Barbara Natalie Nagel, and Lauren Shizuko Stone (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264896
eISBN:
9780823266869
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264896.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? In historical terms, the particular question of flirtation has tended to be obscured by that of seduction, which has understandably been a ... More

Forgetting Lot's WifeOn Destructive Spectatorship

Forgetting Lot's Wife: On Destructive Spectatorship

Martin Harries

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227334
eISBN:
9780823241026
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227334.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Can looking at disaster and mass death destroy us? This book provides a theory and a fragmentary history of destructive spectatorship in the twentieth century. Its subject is the notion that the ... More

Freud and the Scene of Trauma

Freud and the Scene of Trauma

John Fletcher

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254590
eISBN:
9780823260973
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254590.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book is a study of the central role of trauma in Freud’s thought and practice. It argues that it is Freud’s mapping of trauma as a scene, the elaboration of a scenography of trauma, that is ... More

Go FigureEnergies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Go Figure: Energies, Forms, and Institutions in the Early Modern World

Judith H. Anderson and Joan Pong Linton (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823233496
eISBN:
9780823241224
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233496.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book addresses theories of the figure and practices of figuration ranging from classical rhetoric and biblical exegesis to semiotics, psychoanalysis, and socio-politics. Situating theory in ... More

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