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Voluptuous PhilosophyLiterary Materialism in the French Enlightenment

Voluptuous Philosophy: Literary Materialism in the French Enlightenment

Natania Meeker

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226962
eISBN:
9780823240944
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226962.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

Eighteenth-century France witnessed the rise of matter itself—in forms ranging from atoms to anatomies—as a privileged object of study. This book redefines what is at stake in the emergence of an ... More

A Weak Messianic PowerFigures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

A Weak Messianic Power: Figures of a Time to Come in Benjamin, Derrida, and Celan

Michael G. Levine

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823255108
eISBN:
9780823260850
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his famous theses on the philosophy of history Benjamin writes: “We have been endowed with a weak messianic power to which the past has a claim.” This claim addresses us not just from the past but ... More

What's Queer about Europe?Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

What's Queer about Europe?: Productive Encounters and Re-enchanting Paradigms

Mireille Rosello and Sudeep Dasgupta (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255351
eISBN:
9780823261079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255351.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What’s Queer about Europe is not about queer communities in Europe. It is about the ways in which Queer Theory helps us initiate disorienting conjunctions and counter-intuitive encounters for ... More

Wild DreamsThe Best of Italian Americana

Wild Dreams: The Best of Italian Americana

Carol Bonomo Albright and Joanna Clapps Herman (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823229109
eISBN:
9780823241057
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229109.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

For more than thirty years, the journal Italian Americana has been home to the writers who have sparked an extraordinary literary explosion in Italian-American culture. Across twenty-five volumes, ... More

The Work of Difference

The Work of Difference

Audrey Wasser

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780823270057
eISBN:
9780823270095
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823270057.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book mounts a critique of persistently romantic assumptions in contemporary literary criticism in order to develop an original theory of literary production. Beginning with a study of German ... More

Writing of the FormlessJose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Writing of the Formless: Jose Lezama Lima and the End of Time

Jaime Rodríguez Matos

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274079
eISBN:
9780823274123
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274079.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

Writing of the Formless proposes the “formless,” as it can be traced in the work of Lezama Lima and the Cuban Revolution, as a point of departure in thinking through the relationship between politics ... More

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