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Senses of the Subject by Judith Butler

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Affliction

Health, Disease, Poverty VEENA DAS Veena Das offers a complex ethnographic meditation on illness among the urban poor and the diverse kinds of response (practical, methodological, ethical) it invites. As Das so precisely attends to affliction, readers have the privilege of following one of anthropology’s most distinctive and distinguished voices.” — MI CHA EL LA MB EK , UN I VERSI T Y O F TO RO N TO

is Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Anthropology and Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University. She is the author, most recently, of Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary and the co-editor of The Ground Between: Anthropologists Engage Philosophy.

VEEN A DAS

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Wording the World

Veena Das and Scenes of Inheritance Edited by ROMA CHATTERJI “In our world, in which many kinds of discourses of the suffering of others have become blunted from overuse, it is both heartening and stimulating to discover this volume of essays in which a number of distinguished colleagues of Veena Das’s engage with her remarkable body of work in order to produce fresh models of thinking about the ethics of ethnography, the nature of events both ordinary and extraordinary, and the limited communicability of pain, whether collectively or individually embodied.” — MI CHA EL MO O N , EMO RY UN I VERSI T Y

is Professor of Sociology at the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, India. Her most recent books are Speaking with Pictures: Folklore and the Narrative Imagination in India and, with Deepak Mehta, Living with Violence: An Anthropology of Events and Everyday Life.

R OMA CHATTERJ I

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Dancing Jacobins

A Venezuelan Genealogy of Latin American Populism RAFAEL SÁNCHEZ “I found this book spellbinding. It has a wildly original thesis (of ‘monumentalization’) to expound. It is staggeringly erudite in terms of Venezuelan history. And it has a marvelously relaxed writing style—ironic, easy, witty, and rounded. Like a mature wine composed of various blends, it brings wonderfully well-wrought ideas to the reader’s attention, and while it seems to bear the gravitas of a life’s work assiduously distilled, it retains the sparkle of fresh discoveries. Rarely have anthropology and history, events and theory, been so beautifully entwined as here, not to mention the shocking relevance of the past to the present. I know of no publication like this.” — MI CHA EL TAUSSI G, CO LUMB I A UN I VERSI T Y

R A FA EL SÁ N CHEZ

teaches at Amsterdam University College.

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LITERACY WORK IN THE REIGN OF HUMAN CAPITAL EVAN WATKINS

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Literacy Work in the Reign of Human Capital EVAN WATKINS

“Everyone, these days, seems to be an advocate of more and better schools in order to create a more literate workforce. Watkins effectively demonstrates that’s simply not enough—not if we think seriously about literacies and the role they play in reproducing the kinds of economic and social inequalities that have emerged over the course of the past three decades.” — DAVI D RUCCI O, P RO FESSO R O F ECO N O MI CS, UN I VERSI T Y O F N OT RE DA ME

is Professor of English at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of Class Degrees: Smart Work, Managed Choice, and the Transformation of Higher Education (Fordham), Everyday Exchanges: Marketwork and Capitalist Common Sense, Throwaways: Work Culture and Consumer Education, and Work Time: English Departments and the Circulation of Cultural Value.

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Apocalypse-Cinema 2012 and Other Ends of the World PETER SZENDY Translated by WILL BISHOP

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“In this prodigiously intelligent book, Peter Szendy reflects on the specific nature of apocalyptic cinema. Organized as a series of brief essays on individual films and recurrent cinematic strategies, Apocalypse-Cinema offers brilliant insights on a genre that has yet to receive all the critical attention it deserves.” — MA RI E HELEN E HUET, P RI N CETO N UN I VERSI T Y

PETER SZEN DY is Professor of Philosophy at Paris Ouest Nanterre and musicological adviser for the concert programs at the Cité de la musique. His four previous books to appear in English (all published by Fordham) are Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials (2013), Hits: Philosophy in the Jukebox (2012), Prophecies of Leviathan: Reading Past Melville (2010), and Listen: A History of Our Ears (2007).

A p o c A ly p s e - c i n e m A 2012 and Other Ends of the World

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The Lincoln Assassination

Crime and Punishment, Myth and Memory A Lincoln Forum Book Edited by HAROLD HOLZER, CRAIG L. SYMONDS, and FRANK J. WILLIAMS “These essays offer concise versions of the latest and best scholarship on the Lincoln assassination and the trials of the conspirators, written by the foremost historians of these events. . .” — JA MES M. MCP HERSO N CON TR I B U TOR S: Harold Holzer, Craig L. Symonds, Frank J. Williams, Richard Nelson Current, Michael W. Kauffman, Elizabeth D. Leonard, Thomas P. Lowry, Richard Sloan, Edward Steers Jr., and Thomas R. Turner

is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the nations leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has written, co-written, or edited thirty-five books. CR A I G L. SYMON DS is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he taught courses on the American Civil War and naval history for thirty years. He is the author of twelve books, most recently Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War. FR A N K J. W I LLI A MS is the former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding Chairman of The Lincoln Forum. He also serves as President of The Ulysses S. Grant Association. He is the author or editor of over 14 books, the latest of which is Lincoln as Hero. HA R OLD HOLZER

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Exploring Lincoln

Great Historians Reappraise Our Greatest President Edited by HAROLD HOLZER, CRAIG L. SYMONDS, and FRANK J. WILLIAMS In this collection of essays about Lincoln and the war, sixteen American scholars seek to cast new light on key aspects of Lincoln’s life, and especially on his tenure as president. CON TR I B U TOR S: Catherine Clinton, William C. Davis, Jason Emerson, Eric Foner, Amanda Foreman, William C. Harris, Harold Holzer, Michael J. Kline, John F. Marszalek, Barnet Schecter, John Stauffer, Walter Stahr, Richard Striner, Craig L. Symonds, John C. Waugh, Frank J. Williams

is Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of the nations leading authorities on Lincoln and the political culture of the Civil War era. He served as co-chairman of the U.S. Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission and has written, co-written, or edited thirty-five books. CR A I G L. SYMON DS is Professor Emeritus at the U.S. Naval Academy, where he taught courses on the American Civil War and naval history for thirty years. He is the author of twelve books, most recently Lincoln and His Admirals: Abraham Lincoln, the U.S. Navy, and the Civil War. FR A N K J. W I LLI A MS is the former Chief Justice of the Rhode Island Supreme Court and founding Chairman of The Lincoln Forum. He also serves as President of The Ulysses S. Grant Association. He is the author or editor of over 14 books, the latest of which is Lincoln as Hero. HA R OLD HOLZER

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Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew JEFFREY S. LIBRETT

“In this sweeping study reaching from Baruch Spinoza to Edward Said, Jeffrey Librett uncovers with superb erudition the driving force of Orientalism: the panicked disavowal of the ‘crisis of foundations’ in Western modernity. Librett’s astute analyses of transcendentalhistoricist texts from Herder to Schopenhauer are followed by fresh interpretations of critical modernist responses by Kafka and Freud. A groundbreaking critique of Said’s critique of Freud and a keen analysis of the vicissitudes of contemporary German Orientalism complement this ‘anamnestic journey.’ The 19th century historicist appropriation of typology is shown to culminate disastrously in the Semitic/Aryan split, only to be shadowed by the split between the ‘good’ and the ‘bad Semite’ - an antagonism that haunts international politics in ruinous ways to this day. Librett’s study is of great relevance for scholars of German philosophy and culture, Middle-Eastern Studies, Religious Studies and Psychoanalysis, and for any scholar concerned about the conflict in the Middle-East.” — ELI SA B ET H WEB ER, UN I VERSI T Y O F CA LI FO RN I A , SA N TA BAR BAR A

J EFFR EY S. LI B R ETT

is Professor of German at the University of Oregon.

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Law and Revolution in South Africa

uBuntu, Dignity, and the Struggle for Constitutional Transformation DRUCILLA CORNELL “This book is a rare one–the reflections on philosophy, law, and political theory are profound and moving. Rather than reproduce the multiple stages of debate surrounding transitional justice – reconciliation vs. forgiveness, memory vs. forgetting– the author shifts the question toward what she calls ‘substantive revolution.’ This marks an advance in discussions of reconciliation and political life after massive, sustained spasms of violence. When one adds to that a significant dose of philosophy and critical theory – from Heidegger through contemporary political philosophers – the book takes on a new thread in theorizing transition and gives it real complexity. Substantive revolution is deepened by critical theory, critical theory is deepened by engagement with the concrete work of substantive revolution.” — JO HN DRA B I N SK I , A MHERST CO LLEGE

is Professor of Political Science, Women’s and Gender Studies, and Comparative Literature at Rutgers University. Her most recent books are uBuntu and the Law: African Ideals and Postapartheid Jurisprudence and The Dignity Jurisprudence of the Constitutional Court of South Africa: Cases and Materials, Volumes I & II (both Fordham).

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The Humanities and Public Life Edited by PETER BROOKS, with HILARY JEWETT

“This superb collection, edited by Yale University emeritus professor Books and lawyer and literary scholar Jewett, asks: What is the relationship between the humanities and public life? Though the book requires sustained attention from even the most invested reader, commitment will be rewarded. . . This collection will rouse its readers again and again.” — P UB LI SHERS WEEK LY STA RRED REVI EW

“In The Humanities and Public Life Peter Brooks has convened a remarkable conversation that explores the crucial contribution of the humanities to the growth of a transnational, interdisciplinary public sphere. Debating the ‘ethics of reading’ from a range of perspectives, his contributors provide a vivid account of the role of language and action in defining new ways of configuring the relation between politics and personhood.” — HO MI K . B HA B HA , A N N E F. ROT HEN B ERG P RO FESSO R O F THE HUMA N I T I ES, HA RVA RD UN I VERSI T Y

CON TR I B U TOR S: Kwame Anthony Appiah, Derek Attridge, Judith Butler, Jonathan Culler, Didier Fassin, William Germano, Ralph J. Hexter, Paul W. Kahn, Charles Larmore, Jonathan Lear, Michael Roth, Elaine Scarry, Kim Lane Scheppele, Richard Sennett, Patricia J. Williams PETER B R OOKS is Sterling Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at Yale University and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Scholar at the University Center for Human Values and the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. HI LA RY J EW ETT , Assistant Director of the “Ethics of Reading” project, is a lawyer, literary scholar, and editor. 172 PAGES, 3 B/W ILLUSTRATIONS 978-0-8232-5705-8 PAPER MARCH 2014 PHILOSOPHY / EDUCATION

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Imperial Babel

Translation, Exoticism, and the Long Nineteenth Century PADMA RANGARAJAN “Imperial Babel brings the exciting field of translation studies to bear on the literature of the British Empire in India during the long nineteenth century, roughly from Sir William Jones and Edmund Burke to Max Müller and Rudyard Kipling. Too often critics of Englishlanguage literature about India ignore the enormous fact that all such writing emerged from an imperial world that was profoundly polyglot. Rangarajan’s admirable work will thus be of great use and interest to scholars and students of Romantic and Victorian cultures of empire along with readers interested in translation and translation theory.” — DA N I EL E. WHI T E, UN I VERSI T Y O F TO RO N TO

PA DMA R A N GA R A JA N

Colorado, Boulder.

is Assistant Professor of English at the University of

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An Atmospherics of the City

An Atmospherics of the city: BAudelAire

Baudelaire and the Poetics of Noise ROSS CHAMBERS

“The book, moving seamlessly between close analyses of poems and broader theoretical contextualization, is a model for scholarship in the rigorous and delicate attention it pays to the texture of poems; the ease of move between singular details and universal categories; the depth and clarity of thought expressed in precise prose; deep erudition condensed into concise footnotes that keep to the essential, and the inventive receptivity toward texts that presents a new interface with one of the most canonical authors of the Western culture.” — CLA I RE LYU, UN I VERSI T Y O F VI RGI N I A

And the poetics of noise

R OSS CHA MB ER S is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan. He is the author of several books including Untimely Interventions: AIDS Writing, Testimonial, and the Rhetoric of Haunting, Facing It: AIDS Diaries and the Death of the Author, Loiterature, and The Writing of Melancholy: Modes of Opposition in Early French Modernism. 160 PAGES 978-0-8232-6584-8 CLOTH Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics MARCH 2015

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In Dante’s Wake • Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition

In Dante’s Wake

Reading from Medieval to Modern in the Augustinian Tradition JOHN FRECCERO Edited by DANIELLE CALLEGARI and MELISSA SWAIN “John Freccero is one of the great dantisti of his age. Freccero’s erudition is as impressive in its depth (Plato and NeoPlatonism, Augustine, Italian philology) as in its breadth (Gramsci, Derrida, Girard, the epic, the novel). Along with the erudition, moreover, there is his beautifully lucid style: the prose is remarkably clear, graceful, eloquent, illusive, and at times even epigrammatic.” — P ET ER S. HAWK I N S, YA LE DI VI N I T Y SCHO O L

is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at New York University. He is the author of Dante: The Poetics of Conversion, edited by Rachel Jacoff.

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DA N I ELLE CA LLEGA R I

University.

MELI SSA SWA I N

received her Ph.D. in Italian Studies from New York

is a Ph.D. candidate in Italian Studies at New York University.

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This book brings together a group of Judith Butler’s philosophical essays written over two decades that elaborate her reflections on the roles of the passions in subjectformation through an engagement with Hegel, Kierkegaard, Descartes, Spinoza, Malebranche, Merleau-Ponty, Freud, Irigaray and Fanon. Drawing on her early work on Hegelian desire and her subsequent reflections on the psychic life of power and the possibility of self-narration, this book considers how passions such as desire, rage, love, and grief are bound up with becoming a subject within specific historical fields of power. J U DI TH B U TLER is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Comparative Literature and the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Her books include Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990), The Psychic Life of Power: Theories of Subjection (1997), Precarious Life: Powers of Violence and Mourning (2004); Undoing Gender (2004), Giving an Account of Oneself (2005), Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable? (2009), and Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (2012). Giving an Account of Oneself (2005) was translated into French, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Spanish. 208 PAGES 978-0-8232-6467-4 PAPER MARCH 2015

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Quiet Powers of the Possible

Interviews in Contemporary French Phenomenology Quiet Powers of the Possible Interviews in Contemporary French Phenomenology

TAREK R. DIKA and W. CHRIS HACKETT Foreword by RICHARD KEARNEY

Quiet Powers of the Possible

Quiet Powers of the Possible offers an excellent introduction to contemporary French phenomenology through a series of interviews with its most prominent figures. Guided by rigorous questions that push into the most important aspects of the latest phenomenological research, the book gives readers a comprehensive sense of each thinker’s intellectual history, motivations, and philosophical commitments.

Foreword by Richard Kearney

CON TR I B U TOR S: Renaud Barbaras, Jocelyn Benoist, Jean-Louis Chrétien, JeanFrancois Courtine, Françoise Dastur, Emmanuel Falque, Michel Henry, Jean-Yves Lacoste, Jean-Luc Marion, Claude Romano

is Postdoctoral Fellow at The Michigan Society of Fellows and Assistant Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

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is Research Fellow and Lecturer in the School of Philosophy, Australian Catholic University.

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Perspectives in Continental Philosophy P e r s Pe c t i v e s i n c o n t i n e n ta l PhilosoPhy

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Giorgio Agamben

Beyond the Threshold of Deconstruction KEVIN ATTELL “This remarkably rigorous, lucid, and open-minded study details the important differences between Agamben and Derrida, something many would regard as minor variants in a similarly deconstructive model, but which Derrida’s late seminars on The Beast and the Sovereign affirm to be profound. Attell meticulously traces the trajectories of Derrida’s and Agamben’s careers, demonstrating in an elegant and textually based fashion the incisive nature of Agamben’s engagement with Derrida, how so many of Agamben’s major themes— potentiality, sovereignty, ban, messianic time, play and profanation, and the animal—could be considered as critical, indeed polemical, responses to Derrida’s philosophical project. The strong distinction between Agamben’s and Derrida’s (and Benjamin’s and Schmitt’s) notions of messianic time is particularly dazzling.” — ELEA N O R KAUFMA N , UN I VERSI T Y O F CA LI FO RN I A , LOS ANGELES

is Associate Professor of English at Cornell University. He is the translator of The Open: Man and Animal and State of Exception and co-translator of The Signature of All Things by Giorgio Agamben.

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The Trace of God Derrida and Religion

Edited by EDWARD BARING and PETER E. GORDON “Edward Baring and Peter Gordon offer up to us an astonishingly fresh and vivid set of essays that not only cast new light on the work of the greatest philosophical provocateur of the late twentieth century but also provide food for reflecting today on the relations among violence, modernity, secularity, and religion.” —A LLA N MEGI LL, UN I VERSI T Y O F VI RGI N I A

CON TR I B U TOR S: Edward Baring, Peter E. Gordon, John D. Caputo, Joseph Cohen, Hent de Vries, Martin Hagglund, Sarah Hammerschlag, Richard Kearney, Ethan Kleinberg, Anne Norton, Raphael Zagury-Orly EDWA R D B A R I N G is Assistant Professor of Modern European Intellectual and Cultural History at Drew University. He is the author of The Young Derrida.

is Amabel B. James Professor of History at Harvard University. Among his most recent books are Continental Divide: Heidegger, Cassirer, Davos and Adorno and Existence (forthcoming).

PETER E. GOR DON

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The End of the World and Other Teachable Moments Jacques Derrida’s Final Seminar MICHAEL NAAS “With his luminous and generous intelligence, Michael Naas makes the task of reading Derrida look easy. But that’s only because, like the finest of teachers, he takes us patiently through the difficulties and countenances bravely the disconcerting turns taken by this final seminar, what he calls its teachable moments. Naas’s clarity of thought, the acuteness of his ear, and the deftness of his writing are gifts that readers appreciate on every page. This book will be indispensable reading from now on for whoever attends to Derrida’s seminars.” — P EGGY KA MUF, UN I VERSI T Y O F SO UT HERN CA LI FO RN I A

MI CHA EL N AAS is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. His most recent books include Derrida from Now On and Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media (both Fordham). 232 PAGES 978-0-8232-6329-5 PAPER Perspectives in Continental Philosophy OCTOBER 2014

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For Strasbourg

Conversations of Friendship and Philosophy JACQUES DERRIDA, Edited and Translated by PAS CALE -ANNE BRAULT, and MICHAEL NAAS “This volume gathers some of Derrida’s last texts, from 2002 to 2004, as he was engaged in fascinating discussions with Jean-Luc Nancy and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe about questions of sovereignty, event, responsibility, friendship, hospitality, singularity, community, the people, the human and animality, and his own relation to Heidegger and to the “Strasbourg school.” More poignantly, Derrida develops extraordinary meditations on death, on his own death, on dying alone or together, on survival and disappearance, on eternity, immortality and finitude, returning to the notions of trace, spectrality, and mourning. ” — FRA N ÇO I S RA FFO UL, LO UI SI A N A STAT E UN I VERSI T Y JACQU ES DER R I DA was the single most influential voice in European philosophy of the last quarter of the twentieth century. His For Strasbourg; Athens, Still Remains; The Animal That Therefore I Am; Sovereignties in Question; and Deconstruction in a Nutshell have been published by Fordham University Press.

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is Professor of French at DePaul University. She is the co-translator of several works of Jacques Derrida, including The Work of Mourning and Learning to Live Finally, and of Jean-Luc Nancy’s Noli Me Tangere: On the Raising of the Body (Fordham). MI CHA EL N AAS is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University in Chicago. His most recent books include Derrida from Now On and Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media (both Fordham). PASCA LE-A N N E B R AU LT

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Being Nude The Skin of Images

JEAN-LUC NANCY, and FEDERICO FERRARI Translated by ANNE O’BYRNE, and CARLIE ANGLEMIRE What does it mean to be nude? What does the nude do? In a series of constantly surprising reflections, Jean-Luc Nancy and Federico Ferrari encounter the nude as an opportunity for thinking in a way that is stripped bare of all received meanings and preconceived forms. In the course of engagements with twenty-six separate images, the authors show how the nudes produced by painters and photographers expose this bareness of thought and leave us naked on the verge of a sense that is always nascent, always fleeting, on the surface of the skin, on the surface of the image. J EA N -LU C N A N CY is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality; and The Pleasure in Drawing (all Fordham).

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FEDER I CO FER R A R I teaches Contemporary Philosophy and Art Theory at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan. His most recent books are: Il re è nudo. Aristocrazia e anarchia dell’arte, L’insieme vuoto: Per una pragmatica dell’immagine, and L’insieme vuoto: Per una pragmatica dell’immagine. A N N E O’BYR N E is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Stony Brook University. She is co-translator of Nancy’s Being Singular Plural and author of Natality and Finitude. CA R LI E A N GLEMI R E

is a Ph.D. student of philosophy at Stony Brook University.

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What’s These Worlds Coming To?

JEAN-LUC NANCY and AURÉLIEN BARRAU Translated by TRAVIS HOLLOWAY and FLOR MÉCHAIN Foreword by DAVID PETTIGREW Nancy and Barrau invite us on an uncharted walk into barely known worlds when an everyday French idiom, “What’s this world coming to?,” is used to question our conventional thinking about the world. Astrophysicist Aurelien Barrau articulates a major shift in the paradigm of contemporary physics from a universe to a multiverse. Meanwhile, Jean-Luc Nancy’s essay “Of Struction” is a contemporary comment on the project of deconstruction and French poststructuralist thought. Together Barrau and Nancy argue that contemporary thought has shifted from deconstruction to what they carefully call the struction of dis-order. CON TR I B U TOR S:

David Pettigrew, Travis Holloway, Flor Méchain

is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are Corpus; Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity; Noli me tangere: On the Raising of the Body; The Truth of Democracy; Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II; Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality; and The Pleasure in Drawing (all Fordham). AU R ÉLI EN B A R R AU works in the CNRS Laboratory for Subatomic Physics and Cosmology and is Professor of Physics at Joseph Fourier University. J EA N -LU C N A N CY

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After Fukushima

The Equivalence of Catastrophes JEAN-LUC NANC Translated by CHARLOTTE MANDELL “A powerful reflection on our times, our condition, and the fate of our civilization, as revealed by the catastrophe of Fukushima.” — FRA N ÇO I S RA FFO UL, LO UI SI A N A STAT E UN I VERSI T Y

“Leave it to Jean-Luc Nancy to take an event like the Fukushima nuclear disaster and turn it into an occasion for rethinking the essence of capitalism, globalization, the fate of the Earth, and the future of democracy.” — MI CHA EL N AAS, DEPAUL UN I VERSI T Y

J EA N -LU C N A N CY is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Universite Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are Corpus; Dis-Enclosure: The Deconstruction of Christianity; Noli me tangere: On the Raising of the Body; The Truth of Democracy; Adoration: The Deconstruction of Christianity II; Corpus II: Writings on Sexuality; and The Pleasure in Drawing (all Fordham).

has translated more than thirty books, including two other books by Jean-Luc Nancy for Fordham University Press, Listening and The Fall of Sleep.

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Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life Edited by VANESSA LEMM

“Vanessa Lemm is one of the most original Nietzsche scholars working today and an expert on a key aspect of Nietzsche’s thought: animal life. Nietzsche and the Becoming of Life presents original interpretations of Nietzsche’s works, addressing his conception of life from the observation point of topics such as naturalism, evolutionary biology, bodily experience, normativity, justice, and self-experimentation. It is a much welcome addition to Nietzsche studies.” — FEDERI CO LUI SET T I , T HE UN I VERSI T Y O F N O RT H CA RO LI N A AT CHA P EL HI LL

CON TR I B U TOR S: Keith Ansell-Pearson, Babette Babich, Debra Bergoffen, Virginia Cano, Daniel Conway, Monica Cragnolini, Mariana Cruz, Rainer J.Hanshe, Lawrence H. Hatab, Scott Jenkins, Vanessa Lemm, Donovan Miyasaki, Eduardo Nasser, Gary Shapiro, Herman Siemens, Tracy B. Strong, Dieter Thoma VA N ESSA LEMM is Professor in Philosophy at the School of Humanities and Languages of the University of New South Wales, Australia. 424 PAGES 978-0-8232-6287-8 PAPER Perspectives in Continental Philosophy OCTOBER 2014 POLITICAL THEORY

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Vladimir Jankélévitch The Time of Forgiveness AARON T. LOONEY “Aaron Looney carefully lays out the hyperbolic logic of pure forgiveness demanded by Jankélévitch. He shows us that the two most important books by Jankélévitch both differ dramatically from each other and yet can be read as being in continuity. Looney presents a rich tapestry in which he considers such influences on Jankélévitch as Bergson, Nietzsche, and Scheler. He also examines the relationship between Jankélévitch and such thinkers as Arendt and Derrida (showing Derrida to be much closer to Jankélévitch than one might think). The result is a moving work in which we are reminded just how central forgiveness is to human existence.” — B RUCE ELLI S B EN SO N , WHEATO N CO LLEGE

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teaches philosophy at Eberhard Karls University, Tübingen.

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The Republic of the Living Biopolitics and the Critique of Civil Society MIGUEL VATTER “This book moves forward the entire debate on biopolitics. Offering a new articulation of the politics of life with the republican conception of politics, the book outlines in suggestive ways the contours of an affirmative biopolitics. Natality, normativity, and eternal life are the categories through which the author gives new strength to Foucault’s perspective.” — RO B ERTO ESP OSI TO

MI GU EL VATTER is Professor of Political Science at the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is the editor of Crediting God: Religion and Sovereignty in the Age of Global Capitalism and author of The Republic of the Living: Affirmative Biopolitics and Civil Society. He is a founding member of the biopolitics research network BioPolitica.cl. 416 PAGES 978-0-8232-5602-0 PAPER Commonalities JULY 2015 POLITICAL THEORY

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Carnal Hermeneutics

Edited by RICHARD KEARNEY and BRIAN TREANOR “In response to the apparent ‘non-relevance’ of traditional phenomenological hermeneutics, must those scholars who continue to cling to a more ‘conservative’ perspective capitulate to the various nihilisms, to the critiques of correlationalism, or to the solid reductionism of speculative realism? Richard Kearney and Brian Treanor answer with an insistent ‘No!’ Indeed, they seek to infuse the debate with a dialogical energy that will keep the process moving and flesh renewed. That would not be a bad embodiment of a carnal hermeneutics.” — B . K EI T H P UT T, SA MFO RD UN I VERSI T Y

Carnal Hermeneutics

Carnal Hermeneutics

CON TR I B U TOR S: Emmanuel Alloa, Edward S. Casey, Jean-Louis Chretien, Emmanuel Falque, Michel Henry, Richard Kearney, Julia Kristeva, Karmen MacKendrick, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, Jean-Luc Marion, Dermot Moran, Jean-Luc Nancy, Anne O’Byrne, Paul Ricoeur, Ted Toadvine, Brian Treanor, David Wood. R I CHA R D KEA R N EY

is Charles B. Seelig Professor of Philosophy at Boston College.

is Professor of Philosophy and Director of Environmental Studies at Loyola Marymount University.

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WHAT FANON SAID

P O L I TI C A L TH E O RY

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What Fanon Said

A Philosophical Introduction to His Life and Thought LEWIS R. GORDON Foreword by S ONIA DAYAN-HERZBRUN Afterword by DRUCILLA CORNELL “As a careful and systematic analysis of the major controversies that have surrounded the works of Frantz Fanon, this book is a must read. Lewis Gordon delivers on his promise of boldly examining these controversies while at the same time providing a very spirited defense of many of Fanon’s positions. What Fanon Said is now the most comprehensive treatment of the many and ever so intense polemics arising out of Fanon’s works that continue to be fiercely debated.” — PAGET HEN RY, B ROWN UN I VERSI T Y

is Professor of Philosophy, Africana Studies, and Judaic Studies at the University of Connecticut, Storrs. His books include Existentia Africana, Disciplinary Decadence, An Introduction to Africana Philosophy, and, with Jane Anna Gordon, Of Divine Warning: Reading Disaster in the Modern Age.

LEW I S R . GOR DON

is University Professor Emerita of the Social Sciences at the University of Paris-Diderot.

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The Church of Greece under Axis Occupation PANTELEYMON ANASTASAKIS

“This work has great significance not only for the history of Greece in the first half of the twentieth century but also for the topic of Nazi occupied Europe. In the broader field of modern European history and the Holocaust the work offers a number of fresh insights. The analysis of the effects of the Bulgarian occupation of Macedonia decisively recasts the established view of the Bulgarian government as a committed resister of the Holocaust. In addition, this study adds much needed new ground to the question of the role of the churches in occupied Europe. In analyzing the role of the Greek Church, this work does a masterful job of not treating the church as a monolithic institution. The tensions and divisions between upper and lower clergy in their responses to the stresses of occupation come through clearly. Likewise, the analysis demonstrates a keen awareness of regional variation in the responses of different clerics caused by the tri-partite occupation.” — JO N AT HA N GRA N T, FLO RI DA STAT E UN I VERSI T Y

is an independent scholar who specializes in twentieth-century Balkan history, World War II, collaboration and resistance in times of war, and church–state relations.

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“Interdependence is an exceptionally original work of comprehensive theorizing. Conceptually subtle, empirically rigorous, and compellingly argued, it addresses some of the most fundamental questions in theoretical biology and demonstrates their close relation to central problems in our ideas of knowledge, existence, and reality”

Biology and Beyond KRITI SHARMA

InterDependence Biology and Beyond

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“In setting forth her vision of contingentism—that objects are really webs of processes contingent on multiple interacting conditions—Sharma moves eloquently back and forth between biology and philosophy. The book is a model of accessible but serious and elegant science writing.” — EVA N T HO MP SO N , UN I VERSI T Y O F B RI T I SH CO LUMB I A

KR I TI SHA R MA , a microbiologist, is completing her PhD in Biological Sciences at

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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Plasticity and Pathology edited by DAV I D B AT E S and N I M A B AS S I R I

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On the Formation of the Neural Subject

Edited by DAVID W. BATES and NIMA BASSIRI This collection of essays brings together a diverse range of scholars to investigate how the “neural subject” of the 21st century came to be. Taking approaches both historical and theoretical, they probe the possibilities and limits of neuroscientific understandings of human experience. Topics include landmark studies in the history of neuroscience, the relationship between neural and technological “pathologies,” and analyses of contemporary concepts of plasticity and pathology in cognitive neuroscience. Central to the volume is a critical examination of the relationship between pathology and plasticity. Since pathology is often the occasion for neural reorganization and adaptation, it exists not in opposition to the brain’s “normal” operation, but instead as something intimately connected to our ways of being and understanding. CON TR I B U TOR S: Joe Dumit, Stefanos Geroulanos, Katja Guenther, Catherine Malabou, Tobias Rees, Laura Salisbury.

is Professor and Chair in the Department of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of States of War: Enlightenment Origins of the Political. N I MA B ASSI R I is Collegiate Assistant Professor in the Humanities and Harper-Schmidt Fellow in the Society of Fellows at the University of Chicago. His research on the history of neuroscience has been published in journals such as Critical Inquiry and Journal of the History of Ideas. DAVI D B ATES

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Evolution and Ecology on a Gaian Planet Edited by BRUCE CLARKE “Earth, Life, and System is a strikingly original and challenging collection of essays, which places the work and broad intellectual interests of Lynne Margulis in a variety of contexts and develops original arguments and interpretations that expand on and complement her interests.”

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CON TR I B U TOR S: Bruce Clarke, Sankar Chatterjee, Susan Oyama, Dorion Sagan, Jan Sapp, James A. Shapiro, Susan Merrill Squier, James Strick, Peter Westbroek, Christopher Witmore

is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor of Literature and Science in the Department of English at Texas Tech University. He is the author of Narrative and Neocybernetics, Posthuman Metamorphosis: Narrative and Systems (Fordham), Allegories of Writing: The Subject of Metamorphosis, and Energy Forms: Allegory and Science in the Era of Classical Thermodynamics. He is also, with Linda Dalrymple Henderson, editor of From Energy to Information: Representation in Science and Technology, Art, and Literature and, with Mark B. N. Hansen, Emergence and Embodiment: New Essays on Second-Order Systems Theory.

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Divinanimality

Animal Theory, Creaturely Theology Edited by STEPHEN D. MOORE Foreword by LAUREL KEARNS “An outstanding and important piece of collective scholarship.” — MA RY- JA N E RUB EN ST EI N , WESLEYA N UN I VERSI T Y

“This is an excellent volume, written with clarity, precision, and deep feeling for a better understanding of the sacred character of animal beings within the wider natural world.” — MA RK WA LLACE, SWA RT HMO RE CO LLEGE

CON TR I B U TOR S: Denise Kimber Buell, Jacob J. Erickson, Laura Hobgood-Oster, Jennifer L. Koosed, Beatrice Marovich, Glen Mazis, Peter Anthony Mena, Jay McDaniel, Eric Daryl Meyer, Erika Murphy, Kate Rigby, Matthew T. Riley, Terra S. Rowe, Robert Paul Seesengood, J. Aaron Simmons, Ken Stone, An Yountae STEPHEN D. MOOR E is Professor of New Testament Studies in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University. The most recent of his many books is The Invention of the Biblical Scholar: A Critical Manifesto, with Yvonne Sherwood.

is Associate Professor of Sociology of Religion and Environmental Studies in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University. She is the co-editor of Ecospirit: Religions and Philosophies for the Earth (Fordham).

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Cybertheology

Thinking Christianity in the Era of the Internet ANTONIO SPADARO Translated by MARIA WAY “The book provides a substantial introduction to the anthropological and theological questions raised by our life ‘on line’: smartphones, Google, virtual spaces, avatars. Spadaro raises questions having to do with the need of the Church to engage the new ‘intellectus fidei’ in the age of the internet.” — MASSI MO FAGGI O LI , UN I VERSI T Y O F ST. T HO MAS

A N TON I O SPA DA R O, S.J. , is editor of the review La Civiltà Cattolica and teaches at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

was formerly Senior Lecturer in Media Theory at the University of Westminster’s School of Media, Art & Design.

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