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Announcements from the Director Fordham University Press (FUP) is proud to announce that it has launched its new website. Check it out at Fordhampress.com. The new website has increased functionality and a fresh new design. Some of the improvements include: • Enhanced navigation bar and increased searchability • Events calendar to keep the FUP community up-to-date • Interactive seasonal catalogs & subject brochures • Series home pages • Robust book pages that offer increased title visibility, descriptions, reviews, awards, events, and related titles • New & improved Rights & Permissions section • A rotating banner that will be periodically updated for featured books, special sales, fundraising, etc. • Dynamic and secure shopping cart • Accessible links to our ePartners, consortia, and social media • . . . and more! Tied to our exciting new website is our updated lively blog— FordhamImPRESSions.com. Look for posts covering current events, recent reviews, opinion pieces from authors and staff, and links to industry news. FUP is delighted to have a new European distribution partner. As of July 2012, Combined Academic Publishers (CAP) represents FUP in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. CAP is Europe’s leading distributor of North American university presses, offering specialist academic sales, marketing, and distribution. FUP will work with CAP to further expand its reach in these important international markets.

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“With its vivid, detailed descriptions, The Accidental Playground portrays the many varied activities that citizens pursue, with great ingenuity and determination, in undesigned urban spaces. Campo’s stories make painfully clear what is lost when such spaces are redeveloped. The book makes an invaluable contribution to the growing literature on the value of the unplanned.” — Ka ren Fra n ck, New Jersey Institute of Technology

The Accidental Playground Brooklyn Waterfront Narratives of the Undesigned and Unplanned Da n i el Ca m p o

2 72 pages • 16 color & 50 b/w il lu st r at i ons • 9 × 9 978-0-8232-5186-5 • Paper • $32.00 • £23.99 (03) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available Empire State Editions August New York | Architecture | Urban Studies


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The Accidental Playground explores the remarkable landscape created by individuals and small groups who occupied and rebuilt an abandoned Brooklyn waterfront. While local residents, activists, garbage haulers, real estate developers, speculators, and two city administrations fought over the fate of the former Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal (BEDT), others simply took to this decaying edge, transforming it into a unique venue for leisure, creative, and everyday practices. These occupiers and do-it-yourself builders created their own waterfront parks and civic spaces absent every resource needed for successful urban development, including plans, designs, capital, professional assistance, consensus, and permission from the waterfront’s owners. Amid trash, ruins, weeds, homeless encampments, and the operation of an active garbage transfer station, they inadvertently created the “Brooklyn Riviera” and made this waterfront a destination that offered much more than its panoramic vistas of the Manhattan skyline. The terminal evolved into the home turf for unusual and sometimes spectacular recreational, social, and creative subcultures, including the skateboarders who built a short-lived but nationally renowned skatepark, a twenty-five-piece “public” marching band, fire performance troupes, artists, photographers, and filmmakers. At the same time it served the basic recreational needs of local residents. Collapsing piers became great places to catch fish, sunbathe, or take in the views; the foundation of a demolished warehouse became an ideal place to picnic, practice music, or do an art project; rubble-strewn earth became a compelling setting for film and fashion shoots; a broken bulkhead became a beach; and thick patches of weeds dotted by ailanthus trees became a jungle. These reclamations, all but ignored by city and state governments and property interests that were set to transform this waterfront, momentarily added to the distinctive cultural landscape of the city’s most bohemian and rapidly changing neighborhood.

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Highly illustrated and artfully researched, this book draws readers into an anarchic leisure and civic space on a decaying Williamsburg, Brooklyn, waterfront.

1 2 Drawing on a rich mix of documentary strategies, including observation, ethnography, photography, and first-person narrative, Daniel Campo probes this accidental playground, allowing those who created it to share and examine their own narratives, perspectives, and conflicts. The multiple constituencies of this waterfront were surprisingly diverse, their stories colorful and provocative. When taken together, Campo argues, they suggest a radical reimagining of urban public space, the waterfront, and the practices by which they are created and maintained. The Accidental Playground, which treats readers to an utterly compelling story, is an exciting and distinctive contribution to the growing literature on the unplanned and the undesigned spaces and activities in cities today.

Made entirely of materials salvaged from a Manhattan dumpster, Zbigniew’s installation marks the “terra incognita” of that which is neither land nor water. 2 . Reverse vandalism: the artist, ür, places a broken sword atop the outstretched arm of the Pirate. 3 . The Brooklyn Eastern District Terminal was a haven for all types of expression including lurid depictions of power and lust. 4 . Sunday ritual: the Hungry March Band practices on the Slab, providing the “soundtrack” of the North Brooklyn waterfront. 1.


Da n ie l Ca m p o is Assistant Professor, Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Architecture and Planning, at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Before studying for his Ph.D., he was a city planner with the NYC Department of City Planning for nearly five years.

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“It is more urgent than ever to allow a voice such as Meddeb’s to be heard, the voice of an Arab intellectual familiar with both Muslim civilization and Western culture. In this—and thanks to his immense knowledge and open-mindedness— he is a precious translator capable of seeing both sides at the same time.” — Ma rcel Hen a ff, University of California, San Diego

“. . . an important contribution to knowledge because it gives eloquent voice to a modern Muslim thinker who rejects the narrow legalism of the Wahhabi tradition of Saudi Arabia or the Puritanism of the Egyptian Muslim Brethren.” — Patrick J. Rya n , S. J. , Fordham University

“This is the perfect handbook for deepening our understanding of both the incredible richness through time and the paradoxical present obtuseness of Islamic culture. Meddeb achieves this feat—how clear knowledge can disarm belligerent interpretations of a paradoxical faith—through his elegant and polyphonic use of Qu’ranic exegesis, advanced literary poetics, and a strong sense of democratic citizen politics, all of which are informed by a profound cosmopolitanism able to simultaneously draw on Ibn Arabi’s eclectic Sufism and Voltaire’s secular intellect, among many other sources. A necessary exploration, a must-read.” — P ierre J o ris, author of The University of California Book of North African Literature

Islam and the Challenge of Civilization A b delwa ha b Me dde b translated by Jane Ku ntz 2 0 8 pages 978-0-8232-5123-0 • Cloth • $35.00 • £25.99 (01) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available June Religion | History | Political Theory

Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism and positivist law. He is not advocating “moderate” Islam, which he characterizes as thinly disguised Wahabism, but rather an Islam inspired by the great Sufi thinkers, whose practice of religion was not bound by doctrine. To accomplish this, Meddeb returns to the doctrinal question of the text as transcription of the uncreated word of God and calls upon Muslims to distinguish between Islam’s spiritual message and the temporal, material, and historically grounded origins of its founding scriptures. He contrasts periods of Islamic history— when philosophers and theologians engaged in lively dialogue with other faiths and civilizations and contributed to transmitting the Hellenistic tradition to early modern Europe—with modern Islam’s collective amnesia of this past. Meddeb wages a war of interpretations in this book, in his attempt to demonstrate that Muslims cannot join the concert of nations unless they set aside outmoded notions such as jihad and realize that feuding among the monotheisms must give way to the more important issue of what it means to be a citizen in today’s postreligious global setting. Abdelwahab Me dd e b , a novelist and poet who teaches comparative literature

at the Université Paris X (Nanterre), has published more than twenty books in French. His La maladie de l’islam, winner of the Prix François Mauriac, has been translated into English as The Malady of Islam.

has a doctorate in French from the University of Illinois–UrbanaChampaign and has translated eight works of contemporary French fiction for Dalkey Archive Press.  Jane Ku ntz


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“Veiled Desires is a provocative, fascinating, and occasionally lyrical study of the narratives and imagery of Catholic women religious on the big screen. The book is impressively ambitious in scope, bringing together social theory, psychoanalysis, Catholic history, and media studies to interpret forty years of film.” —Amy L. Ko ehlin ger, Florida State University

“The ‘nun film’ was a significant genre in Anglo-American cinema through most of the second half of the twentieth century. Maureen Sabine’s is the most impressive treatment to date of a genre that has been sadly neglected in the literature of film studies. Ranging from serious art films such as Black Narcissus to the popular entertainment of The Sound of Music, Sabine combines Freudian psychology and Christian theology to offer a sensitive reading of films whose protagonists invariably struggle to fashion distinct personal identities while remaining faithful to received traditions.” — Ch risto pher S. Sha n n o n , Christendom College

Veiled Desires Intimate Portrayals of Nuns in Postwar Anglo-American Film M au reen Sa bin e 32 0 pages • 1 9 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-5166-7 • Paper • $30.00 • £22.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5165-0 • Cloth • $85.00 • £64.00 (06) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available August Film & Theater | Catholic Studies | Gender Studies

Ingrid Bergman’s engaging screen performance as Sister Mary Benedict in The Bells of St. Mary’s made the film nun a star and her character a shining standard of comparison. She represented the religious life as the happy and rewarding choice of a modern woman who had a “complete understanding” of both erotic and spiritual desire. How did this vibrant and mature nun figure come to be viewed as girlish and naïve? Why have she and her cinematic sisters in postwar popular film so often been stereotyped or selectively analyzed, so seldom been seen as women and religious? In Veiled Desires—a unique full-length, in-depth look at nuns in film—Maureen Sabine explores these questions in a groundbreaking interdisciplinary study covering more than sixty years of cinema. She looks at an impressive breadth of films in which the nun features as an ardent lead character, including The Bells of St. Mary’s (1945), Black Narcissus (1947), Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957), Sea Wife (1957), The Nun’s Story (1959), The Sound of Music (1965), Change of Habit (1969), In This House of Brede (1975), Agnes of God (1985), Dead Man Walking (1995), and Doubt (2008). Veiled Desires considers how the beautiful and charismatic stars who play chaste nuns, from Ingrid Bergman and Audrey Hepburn to Susan Sarandon and Meryl Streep, call attention to desires that the veil concealed and the habit was thought to stifle. In a theologically and psychoanalytically informed argument, Sabine responds to the critics who have pigeonholed the film nun as the obedient daughter and religious handmaiden of a patriarchal church, and the respectful audience who revered her as an icon of spiritual perfection. Sabine provides a framework for a more complex and holistic picture of nuns onscreen by showing how the films dramatize these women’s Christian call to serve, sacrifice, and dedicate themselves to God, and their erotic desire for intimacy, agency, achievement, and fulfillment. Mau ree n Sabine is Professor of Literary, Cultural, and Religious Studies in the Department of History at the University of Hong Kong.

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“Nicolas Hundley’s book, The Revolver in the Hive, is so full of surprises it applauds itself into an eerie silence. I love these poems. They are full of magic. One cannot paraphrase them. They are simply there, like a comet or a frog.” — Ja mes Tate

“In The Revolver in the Hive, Nicolas Hundley makes use of so much of what poetry has to offer us. Everything in the book is touched with poetry’s powers. Hundley loves poetry and he respects us, the best combination to find when one encounters a new book. It’s alive in these pages; it’s significantly additional.” — Da ra W ier

“Terrifying wisdom rises from the chill of this book. With a distant, objective voice, Nicolas Hundley ushers us into the forms of modern grief and human trespass only our historical moment has managed to invent. The Revolver in the Hive is a revelation of the cold, pained world of our own making, yet an ‘iridescence / indigenous to the dark’ still shines out of this astonishing collection.” — Katie Fo rd

The Revolver in the Hive Ni co las Hundley 80 pages • 5 1 /2 × 8 1 /2 978-0-8232-5088-2 • Paper • $19.00 • £13.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5087-5 • Cloth • $45.00 • £34.00 (06) Poets Out Loud January Poetry


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The Revolver in the Hive takes place in the aftermath of tragedy, where grief is recognizable but contorted into unsettling forms. In this remarkable debut, Nicolas Hundley’s poems chronicle with honesty—and often bitter humor—a harrowing journey through loss, death, and mourning. A widow “hauls a sack filled with the limbs of statues,” and mourners become “familiar as a pet is familiar, returning years later, / stitched up from experimentation.” Juxtaposing such incongruous images, Hundley creates uncanny worlds in which antiquated objects and characters coexist with those from a sinister future, in which wound-dressers and alchemists coexist alongside “heretical machines enacting misdeeds.” Religion, fatherhood, and masculinity are all explored in Hundley’s tales: A bicycle becomes the subject of worship, inventors act as parents to their machines, and an industrialized human reproduction takes place in factories. In Hundley’s hands, words clang together in startling ways, and the repetition of phrases and images leads to unexpected transformations. The poems brilliantly use dream logic to fuel their imagery, even as they call upon a variety of poetic forms— from the prose poem to the sonnet—to evoke literary traditions that recall the gothic and the surreal. Moving and strange, Hundley’s poems are unforgettable. Nicolas Hu ndley ’s work has appeared in FIELD, Massachusetts Review, Crazyhorse, New Orleans Review, Gulf Coast, Verse, POOL, LIT, Conduit, Salt Hill, Seattle Review, and other publications. He attended the MFA Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts–Amherst and is a lecturer and the director of communications for the College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin. 

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“The prescient prose poems of Amy Sara Carroll’s Fannie + Freddie / The Sentimentality of Post–9/11 Pornography—made ever more tangible by erasures, overwrites, strikethroughs, grayscaling, and photo-text simulacra— re-conceptualize the current economic crisis through (and upon) the individual human body that struggles to survive this global ‘free’ market collapse. Carroll’s texts are, indeed, brave strophes for a catastrophic era.” — Ma rk Nowa k, Manhattanville College

“A restrained genius: the kind that flares.” — B ha n u Ka pil, Naropa University

Fannie + Freddie The Sentimentality of Post–9/11 Pornography

A m y Sar a Car roll foreword by Claudia Ran kine 96 pages 978-0-8232-5091-2 • Paper • $19.00 • £13.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5090-5 • Cloth • $45.00 • £34.00 (06) Poets Out Loud Mar c h Poetry

Materialist, feminist, queer, hybrid—channeling the sensibilities of Gloria Anzaldúa, Rosario Castellanos, Mary Kelly, Teresa Hak Kyung Cha, Cecilia Vicuña, Patssi Valdez, Bernadette Mayer—Carroll’s second collection of prose poems and wordimages contemplates the cost of living in an era of “cruel optimism.” Procedurally formalizing self-editing and indecision, Carroll undocuments the quotidian’s shades of gray/grey, the contingencies of post-Fordist relationality in the pre-Occupy window of time between September 11, 2001, and the 2008 recession. “Cognative dissonance” meets “the rite to be a citizen.” “What is the difference between neoliberalism and globalization?” tempers the countercultural question “And, me?” In Fannie + Freddie / The Sentimentality of Post–9/11 Pornography, Carroll muses, “Like Sammy and Rosie, Fannie and Freddie got laid.” Off-grid, she mixes metaphors, criss-crossing the borders erected between the lyric and the conceptual “I.” She crosses out the dividing lines elected to maintain performance art, visual culture, and poetry as discrete, clairvoyant media of social engagement. She layers jokes, puns, riddles, platitudes, hackneyed phrases, adages, boilerplate, buzzwords, mottos, proverbs, rubber-stamp rhetoric, slogans, threadbare phrases, trite remarks, and truisms over one another to provide a portrait of the contemporary American landscape as experienced by working- and middle-class Americans. Carroll offers an elaborate palimpsest of text and images—text that is often shaded, crossed out, or printed over other text or images. Claudia Rankine, who chose the volume for Fordham University’s 2011–12 Poets Out Loud Prize, succinctly sings its praises: “The intelligence, compassion, and dimensionality of this collection place it in a category all its own—it belongs to and is crafted out of the psychic anxieties of the twenty-first century. I, for one, was both exhilarated and humbled by Fannie + Freddie / The Sentimentality of Post–9/11 Pornography.” is Assistant Professor of American Culture, Latina/o Studies, and English at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the author of Secession (Hyperbole Books, 2012). Carroll’s poetry has appeared in various journals and anthologies, such as HOW2, Version, Rattle, Jubilat, Talisman, Vandal, Carolina Quarterly, The Iowa Review, Mandorla, Chain, Bombay Gin, Seneca Review, Borderlands, and Faultline. Amy Sara Carroll

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“A collection of dense and beautifully written and composed essays. . . . Rich, powerful, and stunningly original.” — Fra n ço is Ra ffo ul, Louisiana State University

Corpus II Writings on Sexuality

Jea n- Luc Na ncy translated by Anne O’Byrn e 16 0 pages 978-0-8232-4003-6 • Paper • $22.00 • £16.99 (01) 978-0-8232-4002-9 • Cloth • $70.00 • £53.00 (06) Perspectives in Continental Philosophy August Philosophy | Gender Studies


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In this outstanding new collection, philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy takes up his perennial themes—community, embodiment, being-with, literature, politics, sense, and meaning—as part of a deep and mature appreciation of the fact that we are richly, joyfully, and thoroughly sexual beings. In a concise but extremely important essay, “The ‘There Is’ of the Sexual Relation,” Nancy responds to Lacan’s dictum that “there is no sexual relation” and makes a radical argument for the central place of the sexual relation as our originary mode of being with one another. “The Birth of Breasts” is a beautiful reflection on human anatomy and the image and reality of the breast that draws on literature and poetry from Sappho to Beckett. In “Strange Foreign Bodies,” Nancy revisits the philosophical territory of the relation between mind or spirit and body but reminds us that bodies are at once familiar to us and also irredeemably strange. “The Body of Pleasure” explores the body as the site of essentially finite pleasure, “finite because it reaches the end, the limit where the body tends to lose all form, becomes matter, an impenetrable mass. But this end also forms the touch of the outside and with it the joy of the world.” Finally, “The Sexual Relation—and Then” builds on the insight into the central place of the sexual relation by considering specifically the generative possibilities of sex and the fact that we all came to be as the product of sexual relations. Nancy’s Corpus, published in English in 2008, was the philosopher’s most sustained consideration of embodiment to date. Now, in Corpus II, he carries that work in new directions which constantly remind us that human bodies are sexed and sexual bodies. is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université 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; and Adoration: The Destruction of Christianity II (all Fordham).

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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. Anne O’By rne

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Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form—of form in its formation, as a formative force, as a birth to form. In this sense, drawing opens less toward its achievement, intention, and accomplishment than toward a finality without end and the infinite renewal of ends, toward lines of sense marked by tracings, suspensions, and permanent interruptions. Recalling that drawing and design were once used interchangeably, Nancy notes that drawing designates a design that remains without project, plan, or intention. His argument offers a way of rethinking a number of historical terms (sketch, draft, outline, plan, mark, notation), which includes rethinking drawing in its graphic, filmic, choreographic, poetic, melodic, and rhythmic senses. If drawing is not reducible to any form of closure, it never resolves a tension specific to itself. Rather, drawing allows the pleasure in and of drawing, the gesture of a desire that remains in excess of all knowledge, to come to appearance. Situating drawing in these terms, Nancy engages a number of texts in which Freud addresses the force of desire in the rapport between aesthetic and sexual pleasure, texts that also turn around questions concerning form in its formation, form as a formative force. Between the sections of the text, Nancy has placed a series of “sketchbooks” on drawing, composed of a broad range of quotations on art from different writers, artists, or philosophers.

The Pleasure in Drawing

Jea n- Luc Na ncy translated by Phil ip Armstrong

is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. Among the most recent of his many books to be published in English are Corpus; The Ground of the Image; Listening; On the Commerce of Thinking: Of Books and Bookstores; The Truth of Democracy; and Adoration: The Destruction of Christianity II (all Fordham). J e an-Luc Nancy

Philip Armstrong is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The Ohio State University. 

1 2 8 pages • 5 1 /2 × 8 1 /2 978-0-8232-5094-3 • Paper • $18.00 • £13.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5093-6 • Cloth • $75.00 • £56.00 (06) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available Mar c h Philosophy | Art | Literature

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“. . .an extraordinarily diverse and colourful series of critical essays, in which works of lasting quality and significance sit alongside others which have been justifiably forgotten, and where friendship and loyalty toward those who share Blanchot’s ideals play a decisive role in shaping his attention and his choices. Though given piquancy by the sometimes haughty verve always present in them to some degree, the articles also celebrate in sometimes ecstatic tones the pure joy and consolation that literature can bring.” — Micha el Ho lla n d, from the Introduction

The German occupation of France put an end to Maurice Blanchot’s career as a political journalist. In April 1941, he began to publish a weekly column of literary criticism in the Journal des Débats, which became the source for his first critical work, Faux pas (1943). As well as providing a unique perspective on cultural life during the occupation, these pieces offer crucial insights into the mind and art of a writer who was to become one of the most influential figures on the French literary scene in the second half of the twentieth century. In addition to laying the basis for the career of one France’s most original writers and thinkers, these articles offer a reminder that Blanchot’s political awareness remains undimmed, through clear if sometimes coded acts of criticism or defiance of the prevailing order. Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003)—writer, critic, and journalist—was one of the most important voices in twentieth-century literature and thought.

Into Disaster Chronicles of Intellectual Life, 1941 M au ric e Bla nchot translated by Mic hae l Holland 16 0 pages 978-0-8232-5097-4 • Paper • $24.00 • £17.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5096-7 • Cloth • $95.00 • £71.00 (06) J uly Philosophy | Literature


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Michael Holland is a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature. He is the author of The Blanchot Reader and of numerous studies of Blanchot’s work in both English and French. 

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“Maurice Blanchot became the greatest literary critic in Europe in the second half of the twentieth century. Here, though, in these early pieces, we find him as a reviewer. And what a reviewer he is! ‘Things emerge in what is always a strange light,’ he writes. This is the light that literature casts, he comes to think. We read these reviews with admiration: their like could never appear in today’s papers. And, when we look at them with political lenses, we learn a great deal about mid-century French political culture. Michael Holland has translated them beautifully, and his Introduction is superb.” — K evin Ha rt, The University of Virginia

These articles gradually outline a practical project that both looks back to the radical artistic doctrines of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and anticipates the most original developments in the postwar era, among writers such as RobbeGrillet, Butor, Sarraute, and Duras, not to mention Blanchot himself. In addition, Blanchot is receptive in his weekly column to the extraordinarily wide range of original writing and thinking that was produced during the dark years of occupation, in areas such as psychology, anthropology, ancient history, linguistics, and philosophy. A highly original doctrine of writing can be seen to develop in which, thanks to the desperate clarity with which Blanchot’s mind accepts and advances into what he sees as absolute and irrevocable disaster, thought is carefully and systematically deflected away from any sort of nihilism, thanks to a new relationship between reason, with its unitary subject, and the otherness to which imagination offers access.

Desperate Clarity Chronicles of Intellectual Life, 1942

Maurice Blanchot (1907–2003)—writer, critic, and journalist—was one of the most important voices in twentieth-century literature and thought. Michael Holland is a Fellow of St Hugh’s College, Oxford, where he teaches nineteenth- and twentieth-century French literature. He is the author of The Blanchot Reader and of numerous studies of Blanchot’s work in both English and French. 

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“Christopher Fynsk in Last Steps offers a strikingly original and subtly captivating account of some of Maurice Blanchot’s most challenging work and demonstrates with acute sympathy and incisive intelligence its far-reaching significance for philosophy and literature today.” — Leslie Hill, University of Warwick

Last Steps Maurice Blanchot’s Exilic Writing Ch r i sto pher Fynsk 32 0 pages 978-0-8232-5103-2 • Paper • $28.00 • £20.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5102-5 • Cloth • $95.00 • £71.00 (06) Mar c h Philosophy | literature


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Writing, Maurice Blanchot taught us, is not something that is in one’s power. It is, rather, a search for a nonpower that refuses mastery, order, and all established authority. For Blanchot, this search was guided by an enigmatic exigency, an arresting rupture, and a promise of justice that required endless contestation of every usurping authority, an endless going out toward the other. “The step/not beyond” (“le pas au-delà”) names this exilic passage as it took form in his influential later work, but not as a theme or concept, because its “step” requires a transgression of discursive limits and any grasp afforded by the labor of the negative. Thus, to follow “the step/not beyond” is to follow a kind of event in writing, to enter a movement that is never quite captured in any defining or narrating account. Last Steps attempts a practice of reading that honors the exilic exigency even as it risks drawing Blanchot’s reflective writings and fragmentary narratives into the articulation of a reading. It brings to the fore Blanchot’s exceptional contributions to contemporary thought on the ethico-political relation, language, and the experience of human finitude. It offers the most sustained interpretation of The Step Not Beyond available, with attentive readings of a number of major texts, as well as chapters on Levinas's and Blanchot’s relation to Judaism. Its trajectory of reading limns the meaning of a question from The Infinite Conversation that implies an opening and a singular affirmation rather than a closure: “How had he come to will the interruption of the discourse?” Christophe r Fy nsk is Director of the Centre for Modern Thought and Professor of Comparative Literature and Modern Thought at the University of Aberdeen. He is the author of The Claim of Language: A Case for the Humanities; Infant Figures: The Death of the Infans and Other Scenes of Origin; Language and Relation: . . . that there is language; and Heidegger: Thought and Historicity.

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“The first major anthology of selections from many of Marion’s most important writings, covering a wide range of his work in many different areas: history of philosophy (especially Descartes), phenomenology, theology, philosophy of religion. What makes the collection also particularly valuable are Kevin Hart’s excellent introductions, both to Marion’s work overall and to each particular area of his writings. Hart’s introductions are introductions in the best sense of that term: They prepare the reader, awake interest, provide context, clarify difficulties, raise questions, and especially invite the reader into the texts themselves. This collection will be eminently useful for the classroom but will also prove a valuable introduction to Marion’s work for the individual reader.” — Ch risti n a M. Gs chwa n dt n er, University of Scranton

Jean-Luc Marion: The Essential Writings is the first anthology of this major contemporary philosopher’s writings. It spans his entire career as a historian of philosophy, as a theologian, and as a theoretician of “saturated phenomena.” The editor’s long general Introduction situates Marion in the history of modern philosophy, especially phenomenology, and shorter introductions preface each section of the anthology. The entire volume will enable professors to teach Marion by assigning a single book, and the editor’s introductions will make it possible for students to learn enough about phenomenology to read Marion without having to take preliminary courses in Husserl and Heidegger. is The Andrew Greeley and Grace McNichols Greeley Professor at the University of Chicago Divinity School, Department of Philosophy, and Committee on Social Thought; Dominique Dubarle Chair of Philosophy at L’Institut Catholique de Paris; Professor Emeritus at the University of Paris IV–Sorbonne, and a member of the Académie Française. His other books for Fordham include The Idol and Distance; Prolegomena to Charity; In Excess; Studies of Saturated Phenomena; On the Ego and On God Further Cartesian Questions; The Visible and the Revealed; and, as co-author, Phenomenology and the “Theological Turn”: The French Debate. J ean-Luc Marion

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Ke vin Hart is Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Christian Studies in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia, where he also holds courtesy professorships in the Departments of English and French. He is also Eric D’Arcy Professor of Philosophy at the Australian Catholic University in Melbourne. Among his most recent books are Clandestine Encounters: Philosophy in the Narratives of Maurice Blanchot and, co-edited with Michael A. Signer, The Exorbitant: Emmanuel Levinas between Jews and Christians. 

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“In this creative, fascinating, witty, and remarkably fearless book, Oliver takes on the most important questions of human existence (including the meaning of birth and death and the limits of the human) and reframes them for us in thought-provoking ways.” — Elissa Ma rder, Emory University

Technologies of Life and Death From Cloning to Capital Punishment K el ly Oliver 256 pages 978-0-8232-5109-4 • Paper • $26.00 • £19.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5108-7 • Cloth • $95.00 • £71.00 (06) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available May Philosophy | Gender Studies


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The central aim of this book is to approach contemporary problems raised by technologies of life and death as ethical issues that call for a more nuanced approach than mainstream philosophy can provide. To do so, it draws on the recently published seminars of Jacques Derrida to analyze the extremes of birth and dying insofar as they are mediated by technologies of life and death. With an eye to reproductive technologies, it shows how a deconstructive approach can change the very terms of contemporary debates over technologies of life and death, from cloning to surrogate motherhood to capital punishment, particularly insofar as most current discussions assume some notion of a liberal individual. The ethical stakes in these debates are never far from political concerns such as enfranchisement, citizenship, oppression, racism, sexism, and the public policies that normalize them. Technologies of Life and Death thus provides pointers for rethinking dominant philosophical and popular assumptions about nature and nurture, chance and necessity, masculine and feminine, human and animal, and what it means to be a mother or a father. In part, the book seeks to disarticulate a tension between ethics and politics that runs through these issues in order to suggest a more ethical politics by turning the force of sovereign violence back against itself. In the end, it proposes that deconstructive ethics with a psychoanalytic supplement can provide a corrective for moral codes and political clichés that turn us into mere answering machines. Ke lly Oliver is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Her most recent books are Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Film; Animal Lessons: How They Teach Us to Be Human; and Women as Weapons of War: Iraq, Sex, and the Media. 

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“. . . a major contribution to an evolving field.” — S. Ma rk Heim, Andover Newton Theological School

“Jeannine Hill Fletcher’s research in this work is ingenious and original. She discovered examples of distinctively women’s experience, brought extensive theological knowledge and penetrating reflection to bear on it, and generated new insight to our understanding of human existence and Christian mission. This well-written book documents unique contributions to interreligious dialogue on the part of women. Outstanding.” — Ro ger Ha ight, Union Theological Seminary

Motherhood as Metaphor Engendering Interreligious Dialogue Jea n nine H ill Fletche r 25 6 pages 978-0-8232-5118-6 • Paper • $26.00 • £19.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5117-9 • Cloth • $85.00 • £64.00 (06) Bordering Religions: Concepts, Conflicts, and Conversations

Who is my neighbor? As our world has increasingly become a single place, this question posed in the gospel story is heard as an interreligious inquiry. Yet studies of encounter across religious lines have largely been framed as the meeting of male leaders. What difference does it make when women’s voices and experiences are the primary data for thinking about interfaith engagement? Motherhood as Metaphor draws on three historical encounters between women of different faiths: first, the archives of the Maryknoll Sisters working in China before World War II; second, the experiences of women in the feminist movement around the globe; and third, a contemporary interfaith dialogue group in Philadelphia. These sites provide fresh ways of thinking about our being human in the relational, dynamic messiness of our sacred, human lives. Each part features a chapter detailing the historical, archival, and ethnographic evidence of women’s experience in interfaith contact through letters, diaries, speeches, and interviews of women in interfaith settings. A subsequent chapter considers the theological import of these experiences, placing them in conversation with modern theological anthropology, feminist theory, and theology. Women’s experience of motherhood provides a guiding thread through the theological reflections recorded here. This investigation thus offers not only a comparative theology based on believers’ experience rather than on texts alone but also new ways of conceptualizing our being human. The result is an interreligious theology, rooted in the Christian story but also learning across religious lines. is Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University and the author of Monopoly on Salvation? A Feminist Approach to Religious Pluralism. 

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Pets, People, and Pragmatism E r i n McKenna

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Pets, People, and Pragmatism examines human relationships with pets without assuming that such relations are either benign or unnatural and to be avoided. The book addresses a lack of respect in pet–people relationships; for respectful relationships to be a real possibility, however, humans must make the effort to understand the beings with which we live, work, and play. American pragmatism understands that humans and other animal beings have been interacting and transforming each other for thousands of years. There is nothing “unnatural” about the human domestication of other animal beings, though domestication does raise specific practical and ethical questions. A pragmatist account of our relationship with those animal beings commonly considered as pets does not prohibit the use of these beings in research, entertainment, competition, or work. It does, however, find abuse and neglect unethical. Because abuse can occur in any use of other animal beings, this pragmatist account takes up the abusive practices in research, entertainment, competition, and work without arguing that these practices are inherently abusive. Some of the sources of abuse have been addressed by utilitarian and deontological accounts, but a pragmatist evolutionary perspective offers unique insights and results in some surprising conclusions: For instance, there may be an ethical obligation to let a horse race, a dog show, or a cat compete in agility. Pets, People, and Pragmatism embarks on a philosophical journey that will captivate scholars and pet enthusiasts alike. It provides an important contribution to longstanding debates in the area of animal issues and strengthens the idea of multiple approaches to nonhuman beings. It also opens space for approaches that challenge some of the assumptions in the field of philosophy that have resulted in a dualistic and hierarchical approach to metaphysics and ethics. Erin McKenna is Professor of Philosophy at Pacific Lutheran University. She is the co-editor of Animal Pragmatism: Rethinking Human–Nonhuman Relationships (with Andrew Light) and the co-author (with Scott Pratt) of Jimmy Buffett and Philosophy: The Porpoise Driven Life. 

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“This is a masterful piece of writing. The author’s wide range of knowledge is matched by a dexterity in writing—both of which are enviable.” — J o hn Kaag, University of Massachusetts–Lowell

“This book represents a significant contribution to knowledge in its treatment of familiar figures and in its own tapestry-type approach. It is wide both in scope and in scholarship and will be a welcome addition to any philosopher, especially in the American tradition.” —W illia m T. Myers, Birmingham-Southern College

The Human Eros Eco-ontology and the Aesthetics of Existence

Th o m as M. Ale xan de r

The Human Eros explores themes in classical American philosophy, primarily the thought of John Dewey, but also that of Ralph Waldo Emerson, George Santayana, and Native American traditions. Alexander’s primary claim is that human beings have an inherent need to experience meaning and value, a “Human Eros.” Our various cultures are symbolic environments or “spiritual ecologies” within which the Human Eros seeks to thrive. This is how we inhabit the earth. Encircling and sustaining our cultural existence is nature, yet Western philosophy has not provided adequate conceptual models for thinking ecologically. Alexander introduces the idea of “eco-ontology” to explore ways in which this might be done, beginning with the primacy of Nature over Being but also including the recognition of possibility and potentiality as inherent aspects of existence. He argues for the centrality of Dewey’s thought to an effective ecological philosophy. Both “pragmatism” and “naturalism,” he shows, need to be contextualized within an emergentist, relational, nonreductive view of nature and an aesthetic, imaginative, nonreductive view of intelligence. Thomas M. Ale xander is Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, the author of John Dewey’s Theory of Art, Experience, and Nature: The Horizons of Feeling, and the co-editor, with Larry Hickman, of The Essential Dewey. 

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“Art’s Undoing: In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism proposes a stunning alternative to our habit of thinking of the work of art as an occasion for heightened vision or temporary respite. Like the mind-blowing opening lines of many of Dickinson’s poems, Pyle’s radical aestheticism undoes the apotropaic function usually assigned to art and understands poetry not as a domain offering and requiring protection from encroaching forces but as a darknessmaking event and as the ‘unwilled’ imposition of a sensuous apprehension. In this brilliant, beautifully written work of literary criticism that promises to leave its own readers exquisitely undone, Forest Pyle unthreads Shelley, Keats, Dickinson, Hopkins, Rossetti, and Wilde into figures, reflections, traces, and lines that, unlike the Medusa’s face, will never resolve themselves into a single, readable, and hence pierce-able image.” —An n e- Lise Fra n ço is, University of California, Berkeley

“This is one of the most powerful and subtle books I’ve read on nineteenth-century literature in decades. It’s searching, meticulous, and wide-ranging as it pursues its novel, overarching thesis. Pyle brings into striking relief what is powerful and problematic in an important strain of nineteenth-century literature, setting its poetry in motion all over again.” — Ia n B a lfo ur, York University

Art’s Undoing In the Wake of a Radical Aestheticism Fo r e st Pyle 33 6 pages 978-0-8232-5112-4 • Paper • $28.00 • £20.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5111-7 • Cloth • $95.00 • £71.00 (06) July literature | Philosophy


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 at certain moments in texts by Shelley, Keats, Dickinson, Hopkins, Rossetti, and Wilde. This book explores what happens when these writers, deeply committed to certain versions of ethics, politics, or theology, nonetheless produce an encounter with a radical aestheticism that subjects the authors’ projects to a fundamental crisis. A radical aestheticism offers no positive claims for art, whether on ethical or political grounds or on aesthetic grounds, as in “art for art’s sake.” It provides no transcendent or underlying ground for art’s validation. In this sense, a radical aestheticism is the experience of a poesis that exerts so much pressure on the claims and workings of the aesthetic that it becomes a kind of black hole from which no illumination is possible. The radical aestheticism encountered in these writers, in its very extremity, takes us to the constitutive elements—the figures, the images, the semblances—that are at the root of any aestheticism, an encounter registered as evaporation, combustion, or undoing. It is, therefore, an undoing by and of art and aesthetic experience, one that leaves this important literary tradition in its wake. Art’s Undoing embraces diverse theoretical projects, from Walter Benjamin to Jacques Derrida. These become something of a parallel text to its literary readings, revealing how some of the most significant theoretical and philosophical projects of our time remain within the wake of a radical aestheticism. Fore st Py le is Associate Professor of English at the University of Oregon. He is the author of The Ideology of Imagination: Subject and Society in the Discourse of Romanticism. 

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Paul D. Moreno and Johnathan O’Neill

“This important book doesn’t consider the Civil War in isolation but links up the war with the great constitutional questions of the Revolution and the Progressive Era. It is a valuable and original contribution to the field of legal history and American history more broadly.” — Da n iel W. Ha milto n , University of Illinois College of Law

Constitutionalism in the Approach and Aftermath of the Civil War

The irreducibly constitutional nature of the Civil War’s prelude and legacy is the focus of this absorbing collection of nine essays by a diversity of political theorists and historians. The contributors examine key constitutional developments leading up to the war, the crucial role of Abraham Lincoln’s statesmanship, and how the constitutional aspects of the war and Reconstruction endured in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This thoughtful, informative volume covers a wide range of topics: from George Washington’s conception of the Union and his fears for its future to Martin Van Buren’s state-centered, anti-secessionist federalism; from Lincoln’s approach to citizenship for African Americans to Woodrow Wilson’s attempt to appropriate Lincoln for the goals of Progressivism. Each essay zeroes in on the constitutional causes or consequences of the war and emphasizes how constitutional principles shape political activity. Accordingly, important figures, disputes, and judicial decisions are placed within the broader context of the constitutional system to explain how ideas and institutions, independently and in dialogue with the courts, have oriented political action and shaped events over time. is William and Berniece Grewcock Chair in the American Constitution at Hillsdale College.

Pau l D. More no

J ohnathan O ’ N e ill is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Georgia Southern University.

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White Women and the History of New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum W i l l i a m Seraile

“A well-written book. It explores a side of New York that is not known to many people. It brings to life the children of minority parents and their experiences.” — C i t y B o o k Review

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William Seraile uncovers the history of the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in New York City in 1836 as the nation’s first orphanage for African American children. It is a remarkable institution that is still in the forefront aiding children. Although no longer an orphanage, in its current incarnation as Harlem–Dowling West Side Center for Children and Family Services it maintains the principles of the women who organized it nearly 200 years ago. Weaving together African American history with a unique history of New York City, this is not only a painstaking study of a previously unsung institution of black history but a unique window into complex racial dynamics during a period when many failed to recognize equality among all citizens as a worthy purpose. W i lli a m S era ile is Professor Emeritus at Lehman College, City University of New York, where he taught African American history for thirty-six years. His most recent books are New York’s Black Regiments During the Civil War and Bruce Grit: The Black Nationalist Writings of John Edward Bruce.

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The United States and the Second World War New Perspectives on Diplomacy, War, and the Home Front edited by G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pa s h

“The United States and the Second World War provides readers with an academic appetizer plate on several intriguing aspects of the war. . . . [E]ach author brings to the table the rich depth of analysis and scholarship.” —T h e A r m y H isto rical Fo u n dat io n

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In this compelling book, G. Kurt Piehler and Sidney Pash bring together a collection of essays offering a fresh examination of American participation in the Second World War, including a longoverdue reconsideration of such seminal topics as the forces leading the United States to enter World War II, the role of the American military in the Allied victory, and wartime planning for the postwar world. The essays also tackle new inquiries into life on the home front and America’s commemoration of one of the most controversial and climactic events of the war—the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima. CONT RI B UTOR S: Reiko Asai, Scott H. Bennett, J. Garry Clifford, Justin Hart, Nicholas Molnar, Sidney Pash, Anne Pfau, G. Kurt Piehler, Mark Snell, Barbara Tomblin, Yutaka Sasaki G. Kur t Pi ehler , Associate Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, is the author and editor of books on military history. Sid n e y Pas h is Assistant Professor in

the Department of Government and History, Fayetteville (North Carolina) State University, and writes on American diplomatic history. 

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“. . . the best work on the subject.” — L ibrary Journal, about the previous edition

“. . . Superbly analyzes the practical and constitutional problems.” — N ew York L aw Journal, about the previous edition

The Twenty-Fifth Amendment Its Complete History and Applications, Third Edition J o h n D. Feer ick 2 2 4 pages 978-0-8232-5201-5 • Paper • $45.00 • £34.00 (01)

This new edition of The Twenty-Fifth Amendment: Its Complete History and Applications updates John Feerick’s landmark study with the Amendment’s uses in the past twenty years and how those uses (along with new legal scholarship) have changed the Amendment and perceptions of presidential disability in general. In its formulation, the Twenty-fifth Amendment was criticized as vague and undemocratic, but it has made possible swift and orderly successions to the highest offices in the U.S. government during some of the most extraordinary events in American history. The extent of its authority has been tested over the years: During the Watergate crisis, it was proposed that the Amendment might afford a means by which a president could transfer presidential power during an impeachment proceeding, and it was also suggested that the Amendment could authorize a vice president and cabinet to suspend a president during a Senate impeachment trial. Where once presidential disability was stigmatized, today a president under general anesthesia cedes presidential authority for the length of the procedure with little controversy. The Twenty-fifth Amendment is evolving rapidly, and this book is an invaluable guide for legal scholars, government decision makers, historians, political scientists, teachers, and students studying the nation’s highest offices. J ohn D. Fe e rick is Professor and former Dean of Fordham Law School. In 1964 he was a member of the American Bar Association Conference on Presidential Inability and Vice Presidenial Vacancy, the recommendations of which helped shape the Twenty-fifth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. He served from 1987 to 1990 as Chairman of the New York State Commission on Government Integrity, the collected reports of which were published by Fordham University Press as Government Ethics Reform in the 1990s (1991). 

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The Conditions of Hospitality Ethics, Politics, and Aesthetics on the Threshold of the Possible edited by Tho mas Clav iez

“This volume does something new with hospitality, reanimating and redeploying it in ethical, political, and aesthetic directions. Its effect is prismatic: It brings together and then reflects, refracts, and redistributes hospitality across the intellectual spectrum of philosophy, political theory, and cultural studies.” —Wi lli a m Ro bert, Syracuse University

Hospitality is a multifaceted concept that has been received by, and worked into, various academic realms and disciplines, such as philosophy, politics, anthropology, aesthetics, ethics, and translation studies. The essays collected in this volume, by a wide range of international contributors, examine how, in the wake of the work of Levinas and the late Derrida, this concept has entered into and transformed the thinking of these disciplines. 224 pages 978-0-8232-5148-3 • Paper • $26.00 • £19.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5147-6 • Cloth • $85.00 • £64.00 (06) Perspectives in Continental Philosophy Apr il

Thom as Clav i ez is Professor of Literary Theory and Director of the Center for Cultural Studies at the University of Bern. Contr i b utor s: Pheng Cheah, Thomas Claviez, Anne Dufourmantelle, Thomas Hylland Eriksen, Ulrik Pam Gad, Bonnie Honig, Luce Irigaray, Nikos Papastergiadis, Mireille Rosello, Paola Zaccaria




Speculative Grace

Bruno Latour and Object-Oriented Theology

A da m S. Mil ler, foreword by Lev i R. Bryant This book offers a novel account of grace framed in terms of Bruno Latour’s “principle of irreduction.” It thus models an object-oriented approach to grace, experimentally moving a traditional Christian understanding of grace out of a top-down, theistic ontology and into an agent-based, object-oriented ontology. In the process, it also provides a systematic and original account of Latour’s overall project. The account of grace offered here redistributes the tasks assigned to science and religion. Where now the work of science is to bring into focus objects that are too distant, too resistant, and too transcendent to be visible, the business of religion is to bring into focus objects that are too near, too available, and too immanent to be visible. Where science reveals transcendent objects by correcting for our nearsightedness, religion reveals immanent objects by correcting for our farsightedness. Speculative Grace remaps the meaning of grace and examines the kinds of religious instruments and practices that, as a result, take center stage. Ada m S . Mi ller 160 pages • 51 /4 × 8 978-0-8232-5151-3 • Paper • $18.00 • £13.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5150-6 • Cloth • $75.00 • £56.00 (06) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy June


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Martin Heidegger at the Limits of Poetics Davi d Now ell Smit h

“The best book on Heidegger and poetry that I have ever read, Nowell-Smith’s Sounding/ Silence takes both Heidegger and poetry very seriously, presuming that the most worthwhile goal is to do justice to both in an attempt to advance our understanding of poetics.” — Jo n atha n Cu ller, Cornell University

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Sounding/Silence charts Heidegger’s deep engagement with poetry, situating it within the internal dynamics of his thought and within the domains of poetics and literary criticism. Heidegger viewed poetics and literary criticism with notorious disdain: He claimed that his Erläuterungen (“soundings”) of Hölderlin’s poetry were not “contributions to aesthetics and literary history” but rather stemmed “from a necessity for thought.” And yet, the questions he poses—the value of significance of prosody and trope, the concept of “poetic language,” the relation between language and body, the “truth” of poetry—reach to the very heart of poetics as a discipline and indeed situate Heidegger within a wider history of thinking on poetry and poetics. Opening up points of contact between Heidegger’s discussions of poetry and technical and critical analyses of these poems, Nowell-Smith addresses a lacuna within Heidegger scholarship and sets off from Heidegger’s thought to sketch a philosophical “poetics of limit.” Dav i d Now ell Smith

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Theopoetic Folds Philosophizing Multifariousness

edited by R o l and Faber and Jeremy Fackent hal

“Theopoetic Folds is a great contribution and indication that the most creative work in theology is taking place where process and postmodern ideas intersect.” — C lay to n Cro ckett, University of Central Arkansas

In complex philosophical ways, theology is, should, and can be a “theopoetics” of multiplicity. The ambivalent term theopoetics is associated with poetry and aesthetic theory; theology and literature; and repressed literary qualities, myths, and metaphorical theologies. On a more profound basis, it questions the establishment of the difference between philosophy and theology and resides in the dangerous realm of relativism. The chapters in this book explore how the term theopoetics contributes to cutting-edge work in theology, philosophy, literature, and sociology. Contr i b utor s: John D. Caputo, Vincent Colapietro, Roland Faber, Jeremy Fackenthal, Paul Fiddes, Michael Halewood, Luke Higgins, Callid Keefe-Perry, Catherine Keller, Sam Laurent, Mathew S. LoPresti, Bob Mesle, Hollis Phelps, Laurel Schneider, John Thatamanil 272 pages 978-0-8232-5156-8 • Paper • $28.00 • £20.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5155-1 • Cloth • $85.00 • £64.00 (06) Perspectives in Continental Philosophy August

Roland Fab er is Kilsby Family/John B. Cobb Jr. Professor of Process Studies at Claremont Lincoln University and Claremont School of Theology, Professor of Religion and Philosophy at Claremont Graduate University, Executive Co-Director of the Center for Process Studies, and Executive Director of the Whitehead Research Project.

recently completed a Ph.D. in Philosophy of Religion and Theology at Claremont Graduate University.

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John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism

edited by Larry A. Hickman, Stefan Neubert, and Kersten Reich

“The planetary reach of John Dewey’s thought comes alive in this trenchant discussion of his epistemology and philosophy of education. It is salutary, indeed, that the American and German Centers for Dewey Studies provide us with this refreshingly cross-cultural inquiry.” — Jo h n J. McDermott, Texas A&M University

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This book, the result of cooperation between the Center for Dewey Studies at Southern Illinois University Carbondale and the Dewey Center at the University of Cologne, provides an excellent example of the international character of pragmatist studies against the backdrop of constructivist concerns. As a part of their exploration of the many points of contact between classical pragmatism and contemporary constructivism, its contributors turn their attention to theories of interaction and transaction, communication and culture, learning and education, community and democracy, theory and practice, and inquiry and methods. Contr i b utor s:

Jim Garrison

Larry A. Hickman, Stefan Neubert, Kersten Reich, Kenneth W. Stikkers,

La r ry A. Hi ckman is director of the Center for Dewey Studies and Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Ste fan Ne ubert teaches at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Cologne. Kerste n Re ich is Professor of Education at the Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Cologne.



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Thinking about Metaphysics, Theism, and Antiblack Racism Dway ne A . Tu nstall

“In this remarkable book, Tunstall presents his reader with an insightful work of scholarship that integrates three distinct components: an extremely lucid account of Marcelian phenomenological metaphysics, an existentialist account of antiblack racism, and a powerful description of religious experience as seen through the lens of Africana philosophy and theology. The result is a uniquely insightful work that offers a clear illumination of Marcel’s work as well as its relevance for ongoing existentialist discourses on antiblack racism.” —T e r r a n ce MacMulla n , Eastern Washington University “ . . . well researched, carefully written, and cogently argued.” — M i c h a e l L. Ra posa , Lehigh University

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Gabriel Marcel’s reflective method is animated by his extraphilosophical commitment to battle the ever-present threat of dehumanization in late Western modernity. Unfortunately, Marcel neglected to examine what is perhaps the most prevalent threat of dehumanization in Western modernity: antiblack racism. Without such an account, Marcel’s reflective method is weakened because it cannot live up to its extraphilosophical commitment. Tunstall remedies this shortcoming in his eloquent new volume. Dwayne A. Tun stall is Assistant Professor of Philosophy and African and African American Studies at Grand Valley State University and the author of Yes, But Not Quite: Encountering Josiah Royce’s Ethico-Religious Insight (Fordham).




Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God S a m i P ih l ström

“Pihlström does an amazing job of sorting the metaphysical remnants of Kant in James and in the process restores questions of metaphysics to American pragmatism. This excellent work of scholarship calls for a deeper examination of pragmatist metaphysics and its challenge to religion and its reformulation.” — Ro ger A. Wa rd, Georgetown College “. . . a solid work of scholarship, well argued and insightful.” — Michael

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L. Raposa, Lehigh University

Pragmatism mediates rival extremes, and religion is no exception: The problems of realism versus antirealism, evidentialism versus fideism, and science versus religion, along with other key issues in the philosophy of religion, receive new interpretations when examined from a pragmatist point of view. Religion is then understood as a human practice with certain inherent aims and goals, responding to specific human needs and interests, serving certain important human values, and seeking to resolve problematic situations that naturally arise from our practices themselves, especially our need to live with our vulnerability, finitude, guilt, and mortality. Sam i Pi hlstr öm is Professor of Practical Philosophy at the University of Jyväskylä and Director of the Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies.


On Religion and Memory

edited by B a b et t e Hellemans, Willemien Ot t en, and Bu r c h t Pranger

“At once precise and polyphonic, On Religion and Memory takes both terms in a wonderfully wide range of senses. Language, music, and art; meditation and monasticism; memory and oblivion; time’s contraction and its extension are interconnected and played off one another. This provocative anthology deserves to be read widely in philosophy, theology, religious studies, literary studies—indeed, across the humanities—to create and continue conversations about the curious structures and experiences of memory.” — Ka r m e n MacK en drick, Le Moyne College

This volume takes up the challenge implied in Augustine’s paradox of time: How does one account for the continuity of history and the certitude of memory, if time, in the guise of an indivisible “now,” cuts off any extension of the present? The thinkers and artists the essays address include Augustine, Abelard, Eriugena and Thoreau, Calvin, Shakespeare, De Rancé, Stravinsky and Messiaen, Rubens and Woolf. 272 pages • 1 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-5163-6 • Paper • $28.00 • £20.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5162-9 • Cloth • $85.00 • £64.00 (06) May

Contr i b utor s: Mette Bruun, Peter Cramer, Brian Cummings, Rokus de Groot, Charles Hallisey, Babette Hellemans, Ernst van den Hemel, Sander van Maas, Willemien Otten, Burcht Pranger, Asja Szafraniec, James Wetzel Ba b ette Hellemans is Assistant Professor of Medieval History at the University of Groningen. Wi llemien Otten is Professor of Theology and the History of Christianity at the University of Chicago Divinity School. Burcht Prang er is professor emeritus in the History of Christianity at the University of Amsterdam. 

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“This original and provocative book is an invitation to go beyond political niceties and engage issues of religious difference with candor. Both scholarly and engaging, the book uplifts the level of public debate on the entanglement of religious and secular reasoning in the making of modern publics.” —Veen a Das, The Johns Hopkins University

“This conversation among Asad, Brown, Butler, and Mahmood offers an important snapshot of the rich debates on postsecularism and critiques of secularism. These essays provide succinct and accessible discussions of key issues in these debates.” —An n ika T hiem, Villanova University

“I can’t imagine a set of more rigorous, humane, and insightful interlocutors on this vital aspect of the public sphere.” — J o n atha n B oya rin , University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill

Is Critique Secular? Blasphemy, Injury, and Free Speech Ta l a l Asa d, We ndy Brown, J u di t h But ler, and S aba Mahmood with a New Preface by the Authors 176 pages 978-0-8232-5169-8 • Paper • $18.00 • £13.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5168-1 • Cloth • $75.00 • £56.00 (06) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available Mar c h


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This volume interrogates settled ways of thinking about the seemingly interminable conflict between religious and secular values in our world today. What are the assumptions and resources internal to secular conceptions of critique that help or hinder our understanding of one of the most pressing conflicts of our times? Taking as their point of departure the question of whether critique belongs exclusively to forms of liberal democracy that define themselves in opposition to religion, these authors consider the case of the “Danish cartoon controversy” of 2005. They offer accounts of reading, understanding, and critique for offering a way to rethink conventional oppositions between free speech and religious belief, judgment and violence, reason and prejudice, rationality and embodied life. The book, first published in 2009, has been updated for the present edition with a new Preface by the authors. Talal Asad

is Professor of Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center.

is Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. Wendy Brown

is Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Saba Mahmood is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Malco lm Bu ll, A nth o ny J. Cas card i , and T. J. C l a r k Malcolm Bull offers a detailed analysis of nihilism in Nietzsche's works. Along with accompanying commentaries by Cascardi and Clark, he explores the significance of Nietzsche's views given the fact that a wide range of readers have come to embrace his ideas as a new orthodoxy. There seem to be no antiNietzscheans today, but Bull demonstrates that this wide embrace of Nietzsche runs counter to the very meaning of nihilism as Nietzsche understood it. M a lco l m B u l l teaches at Oxford University's Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art. The author of The Mirror of the Gods: Classical Mythology in Renaissance Art and Anti-Nietzsche, he has also published extensively in philosophy and the social sciences.

is Professor of Comparative Literature, Rhetoric and Spanish at the University of California, Berkeley.

A n t h o n y J. Casca r d i

is George C. and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Modern Art at the University of California, Berkeley.

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Art and Aesthetics after Adorno

J. M . B e r nst ein, Clau dia B r o d sky, Ant ho ny J. Ca s ca r di, Thierry de Du v e, A l e s E r jav ec, Robert Kau f m an, and Fred Ru sh Theodor Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory (1970) offers one of the most powerful and comprehensive critiques of art and of the discipline of aesthetics ever written. The work offers a deeply critical engagement with the history and philosophy of aesthetics and with the traditions of European art through the middle of the 20th century. It is coupled with ambitious claims about what aesthetic theory ought to be. But the cultural horizon of Adorno’s Aesthetic Theory was the world of high modernism, and much has happened since then both in theory and in practice. Adorno’s powerful vision of aesthetics calls for reconsideration in this light. Must his work be defended, updated, resisted, or simply left behind? This volume gathers new essays by leading philosophers, critics, and theorists writing in the wake of Adorno in order to address these questions. They hold in common a deep respect for the power of Adorno’s aesthetic critique and a concern for the future of aesthetic theory in response to recent developments in aesthetics and its contexts.





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Critical Views

Essays on the Humanities and the Arts edited by Teresa Stojkov

This volume of the Townsend Papers in the Humanities commemorates the twenty-fifth year of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities at the University of California, Berkeley. As such, the volume is an attempt to capture the breadth and depth of lectures and events presented by the center. Many are revised versions of lectures and presentations organized in connection with the annual appointment of the Avenali Professor in the Humanities at Berkeley (generously funded by Joan and Peter Avenali), or Berkeley’s Una’s Lecturer (endowed in the memory of Una Smith Ross, Class of 1911); several are based on other events presented by the center over the years, such as the “Humanities Perspectives on Aging” program or the “Futures” lecture series organized to commemorate the center’s tenth anniversary. All are the reflection of a public event before a live audience. We have chosen to retain references to the live event where they occur, though space limitations would not permit the inclusion of audience questions. is Associate Director of the Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Teresa Stojkov

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“The authors of these essays critique the predominant practice among many leading Orthodox thinkers of defining Orthodoxy as ‘that which Western Christianity is not.’ Through successive layers of historical and theoretical analysis, the volume shakes this dominant paradigm and demonstrates how much more complex—and problematic—Orthodox constructions of ‘the West’ are.” — P erry Ha ma lis, North Central College

The category of the “West” has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination. It has functioned as an absolute marker of difference from what is considered to be the essence of Orthodoxy and, thus, ironically has become a constitutive aspect of the modern Orthodox self. The essays collected in this volume examine the many factors that contributed to the “Eastern” construction of the “West” in order to understand why the “West” is so important to the Eastern Christian’s sense of self. Contribu tors: Radu Bordeianu; Sarah Coakley; George E. Demacopoulos; Effie Fokas; Paul Gavrilyuk; Pantelis Kalaitzidis; Tia Kolbaba; John Panteleimon Manoussakis; Aristotle Papanikolaou; Basilio Petra; Marcus Plested; Elizabeth Prodromou; Norman Russell; Vera Shevzov; Robert F. Taft, S.J.; Lucian Turcescu Georg e Demacopou los is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Co– Founding Director of the Orthodox Christian Studies Center at Fordham University.

Orthodox Constructions of the West

edited by George E. Demacopoulos and A ristot le Papan ikolaou 3 52 pages 978-0-8232-5193-3 • Paper • $35.00 • £25.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5192-6 • Cloth • $125.00 • £94.00 (06) Simultaneous Electronic Edition Available Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought June


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Can Orthodox Christianity offer spiritual resources uniquely suited to the environmental concerns of today? This book makes the case emphatically that it can indeed. In addition to being the first substantial and comprehensive collection of essays, in any language, to address environmental issues from the Orthodox point of view, this volume (with contributions from many of the most influential theologians and philosophers in contemporary world Orthodoxy) will engage a wide audience, in academic as well as popular circles—resonating not only with Orthodox audiences but with all those in search of a fresh approach to environmental theory and ethics that can bring to bear the resources of ancient spirituality, often virtually unknown in the West, on modern challenges and dilemmas. Savas Agouridis, David Bradshaw, Scott Cairns, James Carey, Costa Carras, John Chryssavgis, H. Tristram Engelhardt Jr., Bruce V. Foltz, Christina M. Gschwandtner, Perry T. Hamalis, Michael Harrington, Juretta Heckscher, Metropolitan John [Zizioulas] of Pergamon, Metropolitan Jonah [Paffhausen], Metropolitan Kallistos [Ware] of Diokleia, Anestis Keselopoulos, Chrysostomos Koutloumousianos, Andrew Louth, John Panteleimon Manoussakis, John Anthony McGuckin, Nikos Nissiotis, Aristotle Papanikolaou, Eric Perl, Donald Sheehan, Philip Sherrard, Alfred K. Siewers, Elizabeth and George Theokritoff, Archimandrite Vasileios of Iveron, Gayle Woloschak, Christos Yannaras Contri b u tors:

Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration

The rev. Dr. John Chryssavg is , Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Throne, taught theology in Sydney and Boston. He currently serves as theological advisor to the Ecumenical Patriarch on environmental issues. His environmental publications include Beyond the Shattered Image (Light & Life) and On Earth as in Heaven (Fordham). b ru Ce Foltz , Professor of Philosophy at Eckerd College and Founding President of the International Association for Environmental Philosophy, is the author of several books in environmental philosophy, most recently The Noetics of Naure (forthcoming, Fordham).

Orthodox Christian Perspectives on Environment, Nature, and Creation edited by John Chryssavgi s and BruC e v. Foltz prefatory letter by e Cu me n iCal Pat r iarCh B artholomew foreword by Bill mCKiB B e n 464 Pages 978-0-8232-5145-2 • PaPer • $35.00 • £25.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5144-5 • Cloth • $125.00 • £94.00 (06) simultaneous electronic edition available Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought June

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Shakespeare and Donne Generic Hybrids and the Cultural Imaginary

edited by J u d i t h h . Anders on and J e n n i f e r C. VAught Centering on cross-fertilization between the writings of Shakespeare and Donne, the essays in this volume examine relationships that are broadly cultural, theoretical, and imaginative. They emphasize the intersection of physical dimensions of experience with transcendent ones, whether moral, intellectual, or religious. They juxtapose lyric and sermons interactively with narrative and plays. The essays are grouped under four headings: “Time, Love, Sex, and Death” (Matthias Bauer and Angelika Zirker, Catherine Gimelli Martin, Jennifer Pacenza), “Moral, Public, and Spatial Imaginaries” (Mary Blackstone and Jeanne Shami, Douglas Trevor), “Names, Puns, and More” (Marshall Grossman, David Lee Miller, Julian Lamb), and “Realms of Privacy and Imagination” (Anita Gilman Sherman, Judith H. Anderson).

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Contributors: Judith H. Anderson, Mary Blackstone, Matthias Bauer, Marshall Grossman, Julian Lamb, Catherine Gimelli Martin, David Lee Miller, Jennifer Pacenza, Jeanne Shami, Anita Gilman Sherman, Douglas Trevor, Jennifer C. Vaught, Angelika Zirker Judith h. Ande rson

is Chancellor’s Professor of English at Indiana University, Bloomington.

is Jean-Jacques and Aurore Labbé Fournet Professor of English at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

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Hollow Men

Writing, Objects, and Public Image in Renaissance Italy su sAn gAylA rd “This is an extremely interesting and original study of how suspiciously—indeed, critically— Renaissance artists and writers approached the classical concept of the exemplar: an admired figure summed up in some sort of writing, and especially image, as worthy of belief and imitation for later generations.” —Ann RosA lin d J o n es, smith College

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This book relates developments in the visual arts and printing to humanist theories of literary and bodily imitation, bringing together fifteenth- and sixteenth-century frescoes, statues, coins, letters, dialogues, epic poems, personal emblems, and printed collections of portraits. Its interdisciplinary analyses show that Renaissance theories of emulating classical heroes generated a deep skepticism about self-presentation, ultimately contributing to a new awareness of representation as representation. Hollow Men shows that the Renaissance questioning of “interiority” derived from a visual ideal, the monument that was the basis of teachings about imitation. In fact, the decline of exemplary pedagogy and the emergence of modern masculine subjectivity were well under way in the mid– fifteenth century, and these changes were hastened by the rapid development of the printed image. s usAn g Ay lArd

is Assistant Professor of Italian at the University of Washington.

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The Melancholy Assemblage Affect and Epistemology in the English Renaissance Dr ew Da n ie l “. . . a powerfully engaging and deeply rewarding study of melancholy in English Renaissance literature.” — Gra ha m ha mmill, University at Buffalo, SUNY

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This book considers melancholy as an “assemblage,” as a network of dynamic, interpretive relationships between persons, bodies, texts, spaces, structures, and things. In doing so, it parts ways with past interpretations of melancholy. Tilting the English Renaissance against the present moment, Daniel argues that the basic disciplinary tension between medicine and philosophy persists within contemporary debates about emotional embodiment. To make this case, the book binds together the paintings of Nicholas Hilliard and Isaac Oliver, the drama of Shakespeare, the prose of Burton, and the poetry of Milton. Crossing borders and periods, Daniel combines recent theories that have—until now—been regarded as incongruous by their respective advocates. Asking fundamental questions about how the experience of emotion produces community, the book will be of interest to scholars of early modern literature, psychoanalysis, the affective turn, and continental philosophy. D r e w Da n i e l

is Assistant Professor of English at The Johns Hopkins University.

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The Tears of Sovereignty Perspectives of Power in Renaissance Drama P hiliP lorenz “. . . a highly theorized account of a set of mesmerizing problem plays from Spanish and English theater, which generate a range of insightful new accounts of the operation of the tropes of metaphor, analogy, and allegory in relation to the theatrical image, the Eucharist, and the insignia of power.” — J U lia reiN ha rd lUptoN, author of Thinking with Shakespeare: Essays on Politics and Life

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A comparative study of the representation of sovereignty in paradigmatic plays of early modernity, The Tears of Sovereignty argues that the great playwrights of the period—William Shakespeare, Lope de Vega, and Calderón de la Barca—reconstitute the metaphors through which contemporary theorists continue to conceive the problems of sovereignty. The book focuses in particular on the ways the logics of these metaphors inform sovereignty’s conceptualization as a “body of power.” Each chapter is organized around a key tropological operation performed on that “body,” from the analogical relations invoked in Richard II, through the metaphorical transfers staged in Measure for Measure to the autoimmune resistances they produce in Lope’s Fuenteovejuna, and, finally, the allegorical returns of Calderón’s Life Is a Dream and Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. The “tears” of sovereignty are the exegetical tropes produced and performed on the English stages and Spanish corrales of the seventeenth century through which we continue to view sovereignty today. PhiliP lorenz

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Sovereignty and Its Other Toward the Dejustification of Violence Dim i tr i s Vardo u lakis

“This book moves easily across various disciplines—philosophy, political science, theology, and literature—while illustrating certain key points with cases drawn from recent events.” — Jo n atha n Strauss , Miami University

In this new book, Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception but as the different ways in which violence is justified. Vardoulakis shows how it is possible to deconstruct the various justifications of violence. Such dejustifications can take place only by presupposing an other to sovereignty, which Vardoulakis identifies with radical democracy. In doing so, Sovereignty and Its Other puts forward both a novel critique of sovereignty and an original philosophical theory of democratic practice. 272 pages

D i m i tr i s Var doulakis

is senior lecturer in philosophy at the University of Western Sydney.

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Private Lives, Public Deaths

Antigone and the Invention of Individuality J o nath a n St rau ss

“Strauss’s monograph stands as a unique contribution that will be impossible to ignore for many years to come. The reason is that Strauss does not simply do an analysis of Sophocles’ play, nor does he merely review the literature—although his readings of both the play and the literature are exemplary. In addition, Strauss constructs Antigone as a figure or a concept that is essential today in order to comprehend our individuality as well as the political.” — D imit r is Va rdo ula kis , University of Western Sydney

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In Private Lives, Public Deaths, Jonathan Strauss shows how Sophocles’ tragedy Antigone crystallized the political, intellectual, and aesthetic forces of an entire historical moment—fifthcentury Athens—into one idea: the value of a single living person. That idea existed, however, only as a powerful but unconscious desire. Drawing on classical studies, Hegel, and contemporary philosophical interpretations of this pivotal drama, Strauss argues that Antigone’s tragedy, and perhaps all classical tragedy, represents a failure to satisfy this longing. To the extent that the value of a living individual remains an open question, what Sophocles attempted to imagine still escapes our understanding. Antigone is, in this sense, a text not from the past but from our future. Jonathan Strauss is Professor of French at Miami University. He is the author of Subjects of Terror: Nerval, Hegel, and the Modern Self and of Human Remains: Medicine, Death, and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Paris (Fordham). 

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Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism An Archive

Hala Halim

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Interrogating how Alexandria became enshrined as the exemplary cosmopolitan space in the Middle East, this book mounts a radical critique of Eurocentric conceptions of cosmopolitanism. The dominant account of Alexandrian cosmopolitanism elevates things European in the city’s culture and simultaneously places things Egyptian under the sign of decline. The book goes beyond this civilization/barbarism binary to trace other modes of intercultural solidarity. Halim presents a comparative study of literary representations, addressing poetry, fiction, guidebooks, and operettas, among other genres. She reappraises three writers—C. P. Cavafy, E. M. Forster, and Lawrence Durrell—who she maintains have been cast as the canon of Alexandria. Attending to issues of genre, gender, ethnicity, and class, she refutes the view that these writers’ representations are largely congruent and uncovers a variety of positions ranging from Orientalist to anticolonial. The book then turns to Bernard de Zogheb, a virtually unpublished writer, and elicits his camp parodies of elite Levantine mores in operettas, one of which centers on Cavafy. Drawing on Arabic critical and historical texts, as well as contemporary writers’ and filmmakers’ engagement with the canonical triumvirate, Halim orchestrates an Egyptian dialogue with the European representations. Hala Hali m is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature at New York University.

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Trials of Arab Modernity Literary Affects and the New Political Ta r e k E l - A r iss

“Trials of Arab Modernity offers a refreshing approach to the field of modern Arabic literature both in the scope of its argument and the richness of its interventions. The book not only discusses the role of the ‘nahda,’ but it does so against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, new media, affect theory, and Arabic literary history.” — Micha el Alla n , University of Oregon “. . . a sharp and witty reading of great warmth and appeal that brings the reader close to its subject without surrendering to hasty generalizations.” — Muhsin a l- Musawi , Columbia University, author of Islam on the Street and The Postcolonial Arabic Novel

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Challenging prevalent conceptualizations of modernity—which treat it either as a Western ideology imposed by colonialism or as a universal narrative of progress and innovation—this study instead offers close readings of the simultaneous performances and contestations of modernity staged in works by authors such as Rifa’a al-Tahtawi, Ahmad Faris al-Shidyaq, Tayeb Salih, Hanan al-Shaykh, Hamdi Abu Golayyel, and Ahmad Alaidy. In dialogue with affect theory, deconstruction, and psychoanalysis, the book reveals these trials to be a violent and ongoing confrontation with and within modernity. In pointed and witty prose, El-Ariss bridges the gap between Nahda (the so-called Arab project of Enlightenment) and postcolonial and postmodern fiction. Ta r ek El-Ar i ss is Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Texas, Austin. f o r d h a m p r e ss .co m


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After Translation

The Transfer and Circulation of Modern Poetics Across the Atlantic I g nac i o I nfant e

“. . . an original, ambitious, and timely contribution to several established and emerging fields: comparative modernisms, transnational literary studies, poetics, and translation studies.” — R e b e cc a Wa lkowitz, Rutgers University

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Translation—from both a theoretical and a practical point of view—articulates differing but interconnected modes of circulation in the work of writers originally from different geographical areas of transatlantic encounter, such as Europe, Latin America, North America, and the Caribbean. After Translation examines from a transnational perspective the various ways in which translation facilitates the circulation of modern poetry and poetics across the Atlantic. It rethinks the theoretical paradigm of Anglo-American “modernism” based on the transnational, interlingual, and transhistorical features of the work of key modern poets writing on both sides of the Atlantic— namely, the Portuguese Fernando Pessoa; the Chilean Vicente Huidobro; the Spaniard Federico García Lorca; the San Francisco–based poets Jack Spicer, Robert Duncan, and Robin Blaser; the Barbadian Kamau Brathwaite; and the Brazilian brothers Haroldo and Augusto de Campos. Ignaci o Infante is Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature and Spanish at Washington University in St. Louis.

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Hating Empire Properly

The Two Indies and the Limits of Enlightenment Anticolonialism Su ni l M . Agnani

“Agnani argues convincingly that Enlightenment historiography is imperial historiography; that is, it derives the terms of its understanding of historical transitions and epochal events (in Europe as elsewhere) from the history of empires, past and present. Agnani focuses on Diderot and Burke, but his carefully crafted analyses of the energy and limits of their anticolonialist writing illuminate the wider field of colonial discourse studies.” — S u v i r Kaul, University of Pennsylvania

“Agnani combines sympathy with ironic distance in his insightful readings of Edmund Burke and Denis Diderot.” — Sa n jay K rishn a n , Boston University

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In Hating Empire Properly, Sunil Agnani produces a novel attempt to think the eighteenth-century imagination of the West and East Indies together, arguing that this is how contemporary thinkers Edmund Burke and Denis Diderot actually viewed them. This concern with multiple geographical spaces is revealed to be a largely unacknowledged part of the matrix of Enlightenment thought in which eighteenth-century American self-conceptions evolved. Thus, this volume makes important contributions to political theory, history, literary studies, American studies, and postcolonial studies. S uni l M. Agnani


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Speaking of Music Addressing the Sonorous

edited by K e i th Chapin and Andrew H . Clark

People chat about music every day, but they also treat it as a limit, as the boundary of what is sayable. By addressing different perspectives and traditions that form and inform the speaking of music in Western culture—musical, literary, philosophical, semiotic, political—this volume offers a unique snapshot of today’s scholarship on speech about music. The range of considerations and material is wide. Among others, they include the words used to interpret musical works (such as those of Beethoven), the words used to channel musical practices (whether Bach’s, Rousseau’s, or Hispanic political protesters’), and the words used to represent music (whether in a dialogue by Plato, in a story by Balzac, or in an Italian popular song). The contributors consider the ways that music may slide by words, as in the performance of an Akpafu dirge or in Messiaen, and the ways that music may serve as an embodied figure, as in the writings of Diderot or in the sound and body art of Henri Chopin. The book concludes with an essay by Jean-Luc Nancy. 336 pages • 11 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-5139-1 • Paper • $32.00 • £23.99 (01) 978-0-8232-5138-4 • Cloth • $95.00 • £71.00 (06) J u ly

Contr i b utor s: Per Aage Brandt, Kiene Brillenburg Wurth, Keith Chapin, Andrew H. Clark, Matthew Gelbart, John T. Hamilton, Lawrence Kramer, Jairo Moreno, Jean-Luc Nancy, Laura Odello, Tracy B. Strong, Peter Szendy, Sander van Maas, Lawrence M. Zbikowski Kei th Chapi n is Lecturer in Music at Cardiff University. Andre w H. Clark is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at Fordham University.

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Second Nature

Rethinking the Natural Through Politics

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“Archer, Ephraim, and Maxwell have compiled a fascinating array of analyses of what Nietzsche termed ‘second nature’: the agonistic, original attempt to create and recreate the human self. The collection brings together familiar and new voices, each investigating the overlaps and mutual constitutions between nature and culture, human and nonhuman, life and matter. The book leaves us aware of the struggles with the world in which beings of all sorts engage, over the materiality of life, over the situatedness of being, and over the inevitability of death.” — K en n a n Ferguso n , University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee The essays collected here, by both eminent and emerging scholars, engage interlocutors from Machiavelli to Arendt. Individually, they contribute compelling readings of important political thinkers and add fresh insights to debates in areas such as environmentalism and human rights. Together, the volume issues a call to think anew about nature, not only as a traditional concept that should be deconstructed or affirmed but also as a site of human political activity and struggle worthy of sustained theoretical attention. 224 pages 978-0-8232-5142-1 • Paper • $26.00 • £19.00 (01) 978-0-8232-5141-4 • Cloth • $80.00 • £60.00 (06) August

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Written from a communication perspective, Interfaith Dialogue in Practice provides useful strategies for increasing understanding among the three Abrahamic religions—Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Authentic dialogue is as concerned with communication as it is with theology. Contributors to this volume write from their experience as communication experts personally engaged in the challenges of interfaith dialogue. is a professor of communication studies at Grove City College. He specializes in media and culture, communication theory, and rhetorical criticism. His Ph.D. is from Louisiana State University. Daniel S. B r ow n Jr .

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Accidental Playground, The 2, 3 Advances in Cyber Security 38 After Translation 34 Agnani, Sunil M. 34 Alexander, Thomas M. 17 Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism 33 Ancient Mediterranean Art 38 Anderson, Judith H. 30 Angels of Mercy 20 Archer, Crina 35 Armstrong, Philip 9 Art and Aesthetics after Adorno 27 Art’s Undoing 18 Asad, Talal 26


Barnes, Sandra L. 38 Berger, Harry, Jr. 38 Berger, Joseph 38 Berkowitz, Roger 38 Bernstein, J. M. 27 Beyond Broadband Access 36 Blanchot, Maurice 10, 11 Borden, Norman 38 Brodsky, Claudia 27 Brown, Daniel S., Jr. 38 Brown, Wendy 26 Bryant, Levi R. 22 Bull, Malcolm 27 Butler, Judith 26


Cahill, Kevin M., M.D. 37 Campo, Daniel 2, 3 Carroll, Amy Sara 7 Cascardi, Anthony J. 27 Cavaliere, Barbara 38 Chapin, Keith 35 Chryssavgis, John 29 Clark, Andrew H. 35 Clark, T. J. 27 Claviez, Thomas 22 Conditions of Hospitality, The 22 Constitutionalism in the Aftermath of the Civil War 19 Corpus II 8 Critical Views 27


Daniel, Drew 31 Demacopoulos, George E. 28 Desperate Clarity 11 Deus in Machina 38 Doing Philosophy Personally 24 Duve, Thierry de 27


Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew 29 Edelmayer, Kathleen M. 38 El-Ariss, Tarek 33 Ephraim, Laura 35 Erjavec, Ales 27 Essential Writings, The 13


Faber, Roland 23 Fackenthal, Jeremy 23 Fannie + Freddie 7 Feerick, John D. 21 Fine, Jo Renée 38 Foltz, Bruce V. 29 Fynsk, Christopher 12


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Halim, Hala 33 Hart, Kevin 13 Hating Empire Properly 34 Heartbeats in the Muck 38 Hellemans, Babette 25 Hickman, Larry A. 24 Hill Fletcher, Jeannine 15 History and Hope 37 Holland, Michael 10, 11 Hollow Men 30 Hsu, D. Frank 38 Human Eros, The 17 Hundley, Nicolas 6


Ideology of Hatred, The 38 Infante, Ignacio 34 Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis, The 38 Interfaith Dialogue in Practice 38 Into Disaster 10 Is Critique Secular? 26 Islam and the Challenge of Civilization 4


John Dewey Between Pragmatism and Constructivism 24


Kaufman, Robert 27 Kuntz, Jane 4


Last Steps 12 Live Long and Prosper 38 Living Together 38 Lorenz, Philip 31


Mahmood, Saba 26 Marinucci, Dorothy 38 Marion, Jean-Luc 13 Maxwell, Lida 35 McKenna, Erin 16 McKibben, Bill 29 Meddeb, Abdelwahab 4 Melancholy Assemblage, The 31 Miller, Adam S. 22 Moreno, Paul D. 19 Motherhood as Metaphor 15


Nancy, Jean-Luc 8, 9 Neubert, Stefan 24 Nietzsche's Negative Ecologies 27 Nowell Smith, David 23


O’Byrne, Anne 8 Oliver, Kelly 14 O’Neill, Johnathan 19 On Religion and Memory 25 Orthodox Constructions of the West 28 Otten, Willemien 25


Papanikolaou, Aristotle 28 Pash, Sidney 20 People, Pets, and Pragmatism 16 Perils of Uglytown, The 38 Piehler, G. Kurt 20 Pihlström, Sami 25 Pleasure in Drawing, The 9 Pragmatic Pluralism and the Problem of God 25 Pranger, Burcht 25 Private Lives, Public Deaths 32 Pyle, Forest 18


Rankine, Claudia 7 Reich, Kersten 24 Revolver in the Hive, The 6 Rush, Fred 27


Sabine, Maureen 5 Schejter, Amit M. 36 Second Nature 35 Seraile, William 20 Shakespeare and Donne 30 Sounding/Silence 23 Sovereignty and Its Other 32 Speaking of Music 35 Speculative Grace 22 Still the Same Hawk 38 Stojkov, Teresa 27 Stolow, Jeremy 38 Strauss, Jonathan 32 Synagogues of New York's Lower East Side, The 38


Taylor, Richard D. 36 Tears of Sovereignty, The 31 Technologies of Life and Death 14 Theopoetic Folds 23 Time Travel 38 Toay, Taun N. 38 Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration 29 Trials of Arab Modernity 33 Tunstall, Dwayne A. 24 Twenty-Fifth Amendment, The 21


Udell, Jennifer 38 United States and the Second World War, The 20


Vardoulakis, Dimitris 32 Vaught, Jennifer C. 30 Veiled Desires 5


Waldman, John 38 Weber, Elisabeth 38 Wittenberg, David 38 Wolfe, Gerard R. 38


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