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The Imperative to WriteDestitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Jeff Fort

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book poses the question of an imperative to write as it was claimed, elaborated, and undergone by three of the twentieth century’s most philosophically informed writers, Franz Kafka, Maurice ... More

Imperial BabelTranslation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Imperial Babel: Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century

Padma Rangarajan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823263615
eISBN:
9780823266456
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263615.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

At the heart of every colonial encounter lies an act of translation. Once dismissed as a derivative process, the new cultural turn in translation studies has opened the field to dynamic ... More

Impure WorldsThe Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Impure Worlds: The Institution of Literature in the Age of the Novel

Jonathan Arac

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823231782
eISBN:
9780823241149
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823231782.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book records a critic's three decades of thinking about the connection between literature and the conditions of people's lives—that is, politics. A preference for impurity and a search for how ... More

In Dante's WakeReading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

In Dante's Wake: Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

John Freccero

Danielle Callegari and Melissa Swain (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264278
eISBN:
9780823266760
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264278.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

Waking to find himself shipwrecked on an strange shore before a dark wood, the pilgrim of the Divine Comedy realizes he must set his sights higher and guide his ship to a radically different port. ... More

Inventing the Language to Tell ItRobinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness

Inventing the Language to Tell It: Robinson Jeffers and the Biology of Consciousness

George Hart

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254897
eISBN:
9780823261017
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254897.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

From 1920 until his death in 1962, consciousness and its effect on humanity and the natural world was Robinson Jeffers’s obsession. Understanding and explaining the biological basis of mind is one of ... More

Irony on OccasionFrom Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Irony on Occasion: From Schlegel and Kierkegaard to Derrida and de Man

Kevin Newmark

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823240128
eISBN:
9780823240166
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823240128.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

What is it about irony—as an object of serious philosophical reflection and a literary technique of considerable elasticity—that makes it an occasion for endless critical debate? This book responds ... More

Iterations of LossMutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Iterations of Loss: Mutilation and Aesthetic Form, al-Shidyaq to Darwish

Jeffrey Sacks

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264940
eISBN:
9780823266661
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264940.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In a series of close readings of Arabic and Arab Jewish writing, the author considers the relation of poetic statement to individual and collective loss, the dispossession of peoples and languages, ... More

Legacies of Paul de Man

Legacies of Paul de Man

Marc Redfield (ed.)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823227600
eISBN:
9780823240951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823227600.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

More than twenty years after his death, Paul de Man remains a haunting presence in the American academy. His name is linked not just with deconstruction, but with a deconstruction in America that ... More

Light and DeathFiguration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Light and Death: Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton

Judith H. Anderson

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780823272778
eISBN:
9780823272822
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823272778.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Death, light, figuration, and, especially, analogical expressions of figuration are the primary subjects of this book. They generate associated interests: the relation of literature and science, the ... More

Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital

Evan Watkins

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823264223
eISBN:
9780823266753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264223.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book addresses the subjects of literacy. It explores how literacy workers are subjected to the relations between new forms of labor and the concept of human capital as a dominant economic ... More

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