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table of contents GENERAL INTEREST _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 1 ACADEMIC TRADE_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 7 HISTORY_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 13 RACE & ETHNIC STUDIES _ _ _ _ 14 EDUCATION _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 15 POLITICAL THEORY_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 16 LITERATURE_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 18 PHILOSOPHY_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 20 THEOLOGY _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 24 BIOGRAPHY _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 25 JEWISH STUDIES _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 26 SCIENCE_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 27 ART _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 28 LAW _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 29 JOURNAL _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 30 BACKLIST_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 30 INDEX_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 31 ORDER FORM _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ 32 SALES INFO _ _ _ _ _ _ _inside back cover

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Mirta Kupferminc, Travel Fantasies. Etching intaglio, 31.50 x 23.62 in. Argentina, 1999. Photograph: Eduardo Miller.


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When Ivory Towers Were Black

A Story about Race in America’s Cities and Universities

SHA R O N E GRETTA SU TTON foreword by JAMES STEWART POLSHEK

When Ivory Towers Were Black tells the story of how an unparalleled cohort of ethnic minority students earned degrees from a world-class university. It takes place in New York City at Columbia University’s School of Architecture and spans a decade of institutional evolution that mirrored the emergence and denouement of the Black Power movement. Chronicling a surprisingly little-known era in U.S. educational, architectural, and urban history, the book traces an evolutionary arc that begins with an unsettling effort to end Columbia’s exercise of authoritarian power on campus and in the community and ends with an equally unsettling return to the status quo. When Ivory Towers Were Black follows two university units that steered the School of Architecture toward an emancipatory approach to education early along its evolutionary arc: the school’s Division of Planning and the university-wide Ford Foundation–funded Urban Center. It illustrates both units’ struggle to open the ivory tower to ethnic minority students and to involve them, and their revolutionary white peers, in improving Harlem’s slum conditions. The evolutionary arc ends as backlash against reforms wrought by civil rights legislation grew and whites bought into President Richard M. Nixon’s law-and-order agenda. The story is narrated through the oral histories of twenty-four Columbia alumni who received the gift of an Ivy League education during this era of transformation but who exited the School of Architecture to find the doors of their careers all but closed because of Nixon-era urban disinvestment policies. When Ivory Towers Were Black assesses the triumphs and subsequent unraveling of this bold experiment to achieve racial justice in the school and in the nearby Harlem/East Harlem community. It demonstrates how the experiment’s triumphs lived on not only in the lives of the ethnic minority graduates but also as best practices in university/community relationships and in the fields of architecture and urban planning. The book can inform contemporary struggles for racial and economic equality as an array of crushing injustices generate movements similar to those of the 1960s and ’70s. Its first-person portrayal of how a transformative process was reversed can help extend the period of experimentation, and it can also help reopen the door of opportunity to ethnic minority students, who are still in strikingly short supply in elite professions like architecture and planning. SHARON EG RETTA SU TTON is Professor Emeritus at the University of Washington and a fellow in the American Institute of Architects, a Distinguished Professor of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, and an inductee into the Michigan Women’s Hall of Fame.

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Pure Act

The Uncommon Life of Robert Lax M I C H A EL N. McGREGOR

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Winner of the 2016 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards in the Biography Category Honorable Mention in Biography for the Catholic Press Awards Finalist for the Religion Newswriters Asosociation Finalist for the Washington State Book Awards

“Recommended!” — C H OIC E “A fond biography of an unworldly man . . . vivid and engaging.” — T H E N E W YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

“Drawing on his friendship with poet Robert Lax (1915–2000) and his close readings of Lax’s writings, McGregor eloquently offers the definitive biography of a too often forgotten figure who influenced a number of writers and crafted spirituality out of his deep commitment to love, poverty, and justice. . . . The book effectively brings to life Lax’s ‘pure act’—naturally living out his God-given abilities without becoming mired in judging others.” — P U BL IS H ER S W EEK LY

“There is joy in Lax’s life and joy in Lax’s work—and that same joy pervades Pure Act.” —A ME RIC A

M I C HA EL N. M cG REG OR

is Professor of English and Creative Writing at Portland State University.

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Who Can Afford to Improvise? James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners E D PAV LI Ć

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“Ed Pavlić’s strikingly original meditations reveal a James Baldwin swaddled in black music whose masterful ear heard the overtones, the changes, echoes of memory, cries of agony and joy. By excavating experience from song and turning social critique into lyric, Baldwin produced a deeper, more dangerous truth.” — R O B IN D.G. K ELLEY, author of Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original

“If you read books, sometimes or all the time, for the quality of their sentences . . . Who Can Afford to Improvise? is even more essential. Ed Pavlić is f*cking fearless about how he goes about it, as fearless as any contemporary musician I can think of, as fearless as some of the greats. It’s definitely a book, but music is where its soul is, if you ask me.” — DAVE MA RSH, Counterpunch

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“Who Can Afford to Improvise? plays in the pocket between actual musical performances, interpretations of the lyrical mode in Baldwin’s poetics, and intricate historical detail.” — TS ITS I JA J I, Los Angeles Review of Books

ED PAV LIĆ is Distinguished Research Professor of English and Creative Writing at the University

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Daniel Berrigan died this past April. Fordham University Press honors the legacy of this American Jesuit priest, anti-war activist, and poet by reissuing these two classic books from our backlist catalog. We hope that they will contribute to keeping his commitment to social and political justice in the spotlight.

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The Trial of the Catonsville Nine DANIEL BERRIGAN preface by ROB I N A N D E RS E N afterword by JAMES L. MARSH

“A wonderfully moving testament to nine consciences.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES

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And the Risen Bread Selected and New Poems 1957–97 DAN IE L BE R R IGA N

“Highly recommended!” —LIBRARY JOURNAL

And the Risen Bread is a culmination of forty years of poetry by the late American Jesuit and activist Daniel Berrigan. Beginning with poems written on bucolic themes, the book moves to those dealing with the struggle against war. Included are poems written from courtrooms and jail cells, as well as religious poems which include the doubt and difficulty that arise from the many horrors of our world today. 418 pages 978-0-8232-1822-6 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £28.99 978-0-8232-1821-9 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition MA RCH P O ET RY

“One who wants to know what an authentically Christian response to the questions of our time is like would be wise to listen to Father Berrigan.” —THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS

On May 17, 1968, at the height of the Vietnam War, nine men and women entered a Selective Service office outside Baltimore. They removed military draft records, took them outside, and set them afire with napalm. The Catholic activists involved in this protest against the war included Daniel and Philip Berrigan; all were found guilty of destroying government property and sentenced to three years in jail. Dan Berrigan fled but later turned himself in. The Trial of the Catonsville Nine became a powerful expression of the conflicts between conscience and conduct, power and justice, law and morality. Drawing on court transcripts, Berrigan wrote a dramatic account of the trial and the issues it so vividly embodied. The result is a landmark work of art that has been performed frequently over the past thirty-five years, both as a piece of theater and a motion picture. ROBIN ANDERSEN is Director of the Peace and Justice Studies Program and Professor of Communications and Media Studies at Fordham University. JAMES L. MARSH

(1921–2016) was author of fourteen volumes of poetry. His first volume of poetry, Time Without Number (1957), whose publication occurred at the suggestion of poet Marianne Moore, was nominated for the National Book Award and awarded the prestigious Lamant Prize for Poetry by the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

DA N I E L B E R R I G A N

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is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy at Fordham

142 pages • 5¾ × 8¾ 978-0-8232-2331-2 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-2330-5 • Cloth • $80.00 (06), £66.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available MA R C H L I T ERAT UR E | FI L M & T H EAT ER | R EL I G I O N

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• Winner of the 2016 Herbert H. Lehman Prize for Distinguished Scholarship in New York History • Winner of the New York City Book Awards, Hornblower Award for a First Book • Choice: Outstanding Academic Title

“Tom Glynn recalls how the libraries were transformed into a uniquely accessible resource through a public–private partnership made possible by Gilded Age philanthropy.” — SA M RO B ERTS, The New York Times

“This lovely, nuanced history of New York City’s early public libraries traces their evolution within the political, social, and cultural worlds that supported them.”

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—PUBL IS H ER S W EEK LY

“A deeply researched, well-written, and solid contribution to library history literature that will interest not only members of the library profession but also scholars and students of intellectual, cultural, social, urban, and print culture history whose own research has been heavily influenced by the rich collections Glynn discusses.”

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—WAYN E W IEGA N D, Professor of Library and Information Studies Emeritus, Florida State University

Reading Publics

New York City’s Public Libraries, 1754–1911 TOM GLYNN

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“With humor and sensitivity as well as exemplary scholarship, Tom Glynn vividly recounts the story of libraries open to the public prior to the creation of the New York Public Library, and of their readers. Throughout, he explores major themes of republican values for reading and information, liberalism, shifting understandings of public and private, and the debate over fiction. By concentrating on New York, Glynn provides a nuanced interpretation of the development of public libraries in a city that holds a unique position in the national imagination, and in so doing he makes a significant contribution to the histories of readers and reading, of libraries, and of American culture.” — CHRIST IN E PAW LEY, Professor Emerita, University of Wisconsin–Madison

“For anyone studying the history of public libraries, this will be an essential work of reference, but it is also full of interest for anyone wishing to know more of the social and cultural history of New York generally”. — IA N McGOWA N , Alexandria: The Journal of National and International Library and Information Issues

is a librarian at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey, where he is the selector and liaison for British and American history, the history of science, American studies, and political science.

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“An original study on an old institution—the U.S. Library of Congress. Adler’s reading of crucial and cultural theory are accurate and insightful. She presents a practical example of the philosophical power of library documentation as a tool of metaphysics and political economy.” — RO N A LD E. DAY, author of Indexing It All: The Subject in the Age of Documentation, Information, and Data

Cruising the Library

Perversities in the Organization of Knowledge ME LISSA AD LE R

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Cruising the Library offers a highly innovative analysis of the history of sexuality and categories of sexual perversion through a critical examination of the Library of Congress and its cataloging practices. Taking the publication of Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick’s Epistemologies of the Closet as emblematic of the Library’s inability to account for sexual difference, Melissa Adler embarks upon a detailed critique of how cataloging systems have delimited and proscribed expressions of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and race in a manner that mirrors psychiatric and sociological attempts to pathologize non-normative sexual practices and civil subjects. Taking up a parallel analysis, Adler utilizes Roderick A. Ferguson’s Aberrations in Black as another example of how the Library of Congress fails to account for, and thereby “buries,” difference. She examines the physical space of the Library as one that encourages forms of governmentality as theorized by Michel Foucault while also allowing for its utopian possibilities. Finally, she offers a brief but highly illuminating history of the Delta Collection. Likely established before the turn of the twentieth century and active until its gradual dissolution in the 1960s, the Delta Collection was a secret archive within the Library of Congress that housed materials confiscated by the United States Post Office and other federal agencies. These were materials deemed too obscene for public dissemination or general access. Adler reveals how the Delta Collection was used to regulate difference and squelch dissent in the McCarthy era while also linking it to evolving understandings of so-called perversion in the scientific study of sexual difference. Sophisticated, engrossing, and highly readable, Cruising the Library provides us with a critical understanding of library science, an alternative view of discourses around the history of sexuality, and an analysis of the relationship between governmentality and the cataloging of research and information—as well as categories of difference—in American culture. MELISSA ADLE R is Assistant Professor in the School of Library and Information Science at the University of Kentucky.

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“A fast-paced tour de force. Honig explores the role of public things in democratic politics, especially against the background of neoliberal privatization.” — J O HN SEERY, George Irving Thompson Memorial Professor of Government and Professor of Politics, Pomona College

Public Things Democracy in Disrepair B ONN IE HONIG

144 pages 978-0-8232-7641-7 • Paper • $19.95 (01), £16.99 978-0-8232-7640-0 • Cloth • $70.00 (06), £58.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Thinking Out Loud MARC H P OLITICAL THEORY | P HILOSO PHY

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In the contemporary world of neoliberalism, efficiency is treated as the vehicle of political and economic health. State bureaucracy, but not corporate bureaucracy, is seen as inefficient, and privatization is seen as a magic cure for social ills. In Public Things: Democracy in Disrepair, Bonnie Honig asks whether democracy is possible in the absence of public services, spaces, and utilities. In other words, if neoliberalism leaves to democracy merely electoral majoritarianism and procedures of deliberation while divesting democratic states of their ownership of public things, what will the impact be? Following Tocqueville, who extolled the virtues of “pursuing in common the objects of common desires,” Honig focuses not on the demos but on the objects of democratic life. Democracy, as she points out, postulates public things— infrastructure, monuments, libraries—that citizens use, care for, repair, and are gathered up by. To be “gathered up” refers to the work of D. W. Winnicott, the object relations psychoanalyst who popularized the idea of “transitional objects”—the toys, teddy bears, or favorite blankets by way of which infants come to understand themselves as unified selves with an inside and an outside in relation to others. The wager of Public Things is that the work transitional objects do for infants is analogously performed for democratic citizens by public things, which press us into object relations with others and with ourselves. Public Things attends also to the historically racial character of public things: public lands taken from indigenous peoples, access to public goods restricted to white majorities. Drawing on Hannah Arendt, who saw how things fabricated by humans lend stability to the human world, Honig shows how Arendt and Winnicott— both theorists of livenesss—underline the material and psychological conditions necessary for object permanence and the reparative work needed for a more egalitarian democracy. BONNIE HONIG is Nancy Duke Lewis Professor of Modern Culture and Media (MCM) and Political Science at Brown University. She is also Affiliated Research Professor at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago. Her most recent books are Antigone, Interrupted; Emergency Politics: Paradox, Law, Democracy; and, as co-editor, Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier.


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The Hawthorn Archive

Letters from the Utopian Margins

AVE RY F. GORD ON

The Hawthorn Archive, named after the richly fabled tree, has long welcomed the participants in the various Euro-American social struggles against slavery, racial capitalism, imperialism, and authoritarian forms of order. The Archive is not a library or a research collection in the conventional sense but rather a disorganized and fugitive space for the development of a political consciousness of being indifferent to the deadly forms of power that characterize our society. Housed by the Archive are autonomous radicals, runaways, abolitionists, commoners, and dreamers who no longer live as obedient or merely resistant subjects. In this innovative, genre- and format-bending publication, Avery F. Gordon, the “keeper” of the Archive, presents a selection of its documents—original and compelling essays, letters, cultural analyses, images, photographs, conversations, friendship exchanges, and collaborations with various artists. Gordon creatively uses the imaginary of the Archive to explore the utopian elements found in a variety of resistive and defiant activity in the past and in the present, zeroing in on Marxist critical theory and the black radical tradition. Fusing critical theory with creative writing in a historical context, The Hawthorn Archive represents voices from the utopian margins, where fact, fiction, theory, and image converge. Reminiscent of the later fictions of Italo Calvino or Walter Benjamin’s Arcades Project, The Hawthorn Archive is a groundbreaking work that defies strict disciplinary, methodological, and aesthetic boundaries. And like Ghostly Matters: Haunting and the Sociological Imagination, which established Gordon as one of the most influential interdisciplinary scholars of the humanities and social sciences in recent years, it provides a kaleidoscopic analysis of power and effect. The Hawthorn Archive’s experimental format and inventive synthesis of critical theory and creative writing make way for a powerful reconception of what counts as social change and political action, offering creative inspiration and critical tools to artists, activists, scholars across various disciplines, and general readers alike. is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and Visiting Professor in the Birkbeck Department of Law, University of London. Her most recent books are The Workhouse (with Ines Schaber), Ghostly Matters, and Keeping Good Time. AVE RY F. G ORDON

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Believing in Order to See

On the Rationality of Revelation and the Irrationality of Some Believers J E A N-LUC M ARION translated by C H RI ST I NA M . G S C H WA N DT N E R

Faith and reason, especially in Roman Catholic thought, are less contradictory today than ever. But does the supposed opposition even make sense to begin with? One can lose faith, but surely not because one gains in reason. Some, in fact, lose faith when reason is not able to make sense of the experience of our lives. Yet, we actually lose reason by losing faith. Examining such topics as the role of the intellectual in the church, the rationality of faith, the infinite worth and incomprehensibility of the human, the phenomenality of the sacraments, and the phenomenological nature of miracles and of revelation more broadly, this book spans the range of Marion’s thought on Christianity. Throughout he stresses that faith has its own rationality, structured according to the logic of the gift that calls forth a response of love and devotion through kenotic abandon. 192 pages • 1 b/w illustration 978-0-8232-7585-4 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7584-7 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy AP RIL PHILOSOP HY | THEOLOGY

holds chairs at the Sorbonne, the Institut catholique de Paris, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and the Académie française.

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is Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University.

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The Rigor of Things Conversations with Dan Arbib

J E A N- LUC M ARIO N and DAN ARBIB translated by C H RI ST I NA M . G S C H WA N DT N E R foreword by DAVID TRACY

In a series of conversations, Jean-Luc Marion reconstructs the path of a career’s work in the history of philosophy, theology, and phenomenology. The conversation ranges from Marion’s engagement with Descartes, to phenomenology and theology, to Marion’s intellectual and biographical backgrounds, concluding with illuminating insights on the state of the Catholic Church today and on Judeo-Christian dialogue. In these interviews, Marion’s language is more conversational than in his formal writing, but it remains serious and substantive. The book serves as an excellent and comprehensive introduction to Marion’s thought and work. holds chairs at the Sorbonne, the Institut catholique de Paris, the University of Chicago Divinity School, and the Academie française.

JEA N- LUC M AR ION 232 pages 978-0-8232-7576-2 • Paper • $32.00 (01), £25.99 978-0-8232-7575-5, Cloth • $115.00 (06), £95.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available AUGUST PH ILOSOP HY | THEOLOGY

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“Keller draws the reader in to a world of possibilities unfolding with each word and phrase.” — LISA ISHERWO O D, University of Winchester, UK

Intercarnations

Exercises in Theological Possibility CATHE RINE KE LLE R

256 pages • 1 b/w illustration 978-0-8232-7646-2 • Paper • $30.00 (01), £24.99 978-0-8232-7645-5 • Cloth • $105.00 (06), £87.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JUNE T H EOLOGY | P HILOSOP HY | GE NDE R STUDIES

Intercarnations is an outstanding collection of provocative, elegantly written essays— many available in print for the first time—by renowned theologian Catherine Keller. Affirmations of body, flesh, and matter pervade current theology and inevitably echo with the doctrine of the incarnation. Yet, in practice, materialism remains contested ground—between Marxist and capitalist, reductive and postmodern iterations. Current theological explorations of our material ecologies cannot elude the tug or drag of the doctrine of “the incarnation.” But what if we were to redistribute, rather than repress, that singular body? Might we free it—along with the bodies in which it is boundlessly entangled—from a troubling history of Christian exceptionalism? In these immensely significant, highly original essays, theologian Catherine Keller proposes to liberate the notion of the divine made flesh from the exclusivity of orthodox Christian theology’s Jesus of Nazareth. Throughout eleven scintillating essays, she attends to bodies diversely religious, irreligious, social, animal, female, queer, cosmopolitan, and cosmic, highlighting the intermittencies and interdependencies of intra-world relations. According to Keller, when God is cast on the waters of a polydoxical indeterminacy, s/he/it returns manifold. For the many for whom theos has become impossible, Intercarnations exercises new theological possibilities through the diffraction of contextually diverse multiplicities. A groundbreaking work that pulls together a wide range of intersecting topics and methodologies, Intercarnations enriches and challenges current theological thinking. The essays reach back into feminist, process, and postcolonial discourses, and further back into messianic and mystical potentialities. They reach out into Asian as well as inter-Abrahamic comparison and forward toward a political theology of the Earth, queerly entangling climate catastrophe in materializations resistant to every economic, social, and anthropic exceptionalism. According to Keller, Intercarnations offers itself as a transient trope for the mattering of our entangled difference, meaning to stir up practices of a better planetarity. In Intercarnations, with Catherine Keller as their erudite guide, readers gain access to new worlds of theological possibility and perception. is George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion at Drew University. Recent books include Cloud of the Impossible: Negative Theology and Planetary Entanglement; On the Mystery: Discerning Divinity in Process; Face of the Deep: A Theology of Becoming; and Ecospirit: Theologies and Philosophies of the Earth (Fordham). CATHERINE KELLE R

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“The Possibility of a World presents Jean-Luc Nancy in dialogue, allowing unique access to his thought. The book is particularly concerned with the possibility of inhabiting the world—a world that has become an object of calculation and mastery. For Nancy, such a habitus entails an ethos, or an ‘ethics of the world’ that involves the re-creation of the world. In the context of his thinking of such an ethical habitus, Nancy continues, throughout the book, his inventive engagement with Heidegger’s thought as well as his ongoing debate with Derrida. This new book is an important contribution to Nancy’s rethinking of the world and sense.” — DAVID P ET T IGREW, Southern Connecticut State University

The Possibility of a World Conversations with Pierre-Philippe Jandin

JE AN-LUC NANCY and PIER R E -PHI LI PPE JANDIN translated by TRAVIS HOLLOWAY and FLOR MÉCH A I N 152 pages • 5 3/8 × 7 7/8 978-0-8232-7541-0 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7540-3 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £83.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available AUGUST P HILOSOP HY | P OLITICAL THEO RY

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In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art, philosophy, religion, and politics in search of new possibilities that remain to be thought. This journey through Nancy’s thought is interspersed with accounts of places and events and deeply personal details. The result is at once unpretentious and encyclopedic: Concepts are described with remarkable nuance and specificity, but in a language that comes close to that of everyday life. As Nancy surveys his work, he thinks anew about democracy, community, jouissance, love, Christianity, and the arts. In the end, this is a book about the possibility of a world—a world that must be greeted because it is, as Nancy says, already here. is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including The Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula; and, with Adèle Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham). J EAN-LU C NANCY

PIERRE -PHILIPPE JANDIN

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and FLOR MÉCHAIN previously translated What’s These Worlds Coming To? by Jean-Luc Nancy and Aurélien Barrau. Méchain is a professional translator and Holloway is Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vassar College. TRAVIS HOLLOWAY


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“A relentlessly powerful probe, masterfully cast, soundly translated. Rezoning Arendt’s sense of banality, the work commits itself to handling the disturbingly blithe crudeness of anti-Semitism in philosophical headquarters. One of the greatest philosophers of our time, Jean-Luc Nancy tracks Heidegger’s descent, addressing the scandalous incompatibility of racist outburst and the question of Being. Covering a range of assault from the euphemization and derealization of anti-Semitic stances to the tragic consequences of juridical logic, Nancy goes after a traumatically enduring record of human/inhuman failure.” —AVITA L RO N ELL, New York University

“To condemn is one thing, to analyze is another, which in any case cannot damage the condemnation, any more than it can favor it. . . . Up to now we have still not gone far enough in thinking the deep reasons for our condemnations.” — J EA N - LU C N A N CY

The Banality of Heidegger JE AN-LUC NANCY translated by JEFF FO RT 96 pages • 5 3/8 × 7 7/8 978-0-8232-7593-9 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7592-2 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available MARC H P HILOSOP HY | JE W ISH STUDIES

Heidegger and Nazism: Ever since the philosopher’s public involvement in state politics in 1933, his name has necessarily been a part of this unsavory couple. After the publication in 2014 of the private Black Notebooks, it is now unambiguously part of another: Heidegger and anti-Semitism. What do we learn from analyzing the anti-Semitism of these private writings, together with its sources and grounds, not only for Heidegger’s thought, but for the history of the West in which this thought is embedded? Jean-Luc Nancy poses these questions with the depth and rigor we would expect from him. In doing so, he does not go lightly on Heidegger, in whom he finds a philosophical and “historial” antiSemitism, outlining a clash of “peoples” that must at all costs arrive at “another beginning.” If Heidegger’s uncritical acceptance of prejudices and long-debunked myths about “world Jewry” shares in the “banality” evoked by Hannah Arendt, this does nothing to lessen the charge. Nancy’s purpose, however, is not simply to condemn Heidegger but rather to invite us to think something to which the thinker of being remained blind: anti-Semitism as a self-hatred haunting the history of the West—and of Christianity in its drive toward an auto-foundation that would leave behind its origins in Judaism. is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including The Disavowed Community; Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula; and, with Adèle Van Reeth, Coming (all Fordham). J EAN-LU C NANCY

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War Pictures Cinema, Violence, and Style in Britain, 1939–1945

KE N T PUCK ET T

288 pages • 60 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7650-9 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £28.99 978-0-8232-7574-8 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £103.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension MAY F ILM & T HE ATE R | CULTURAL STUDIE S | HISTO RY

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In this original and engaging work, author Kent Puckett looks at how British filmmakers imagined, saw, and sought to represent its war during wartime through film. The Second World War posed unique representational challenges to Britain’s filmmakers. Because of its logistical enormity, the unprecedented scope of its destruction, its conceptual status as total, and the way it affected everyday life through aerial bombing, blackouts, rationing, and the demands of total mobilization, World War II created new, critical opportunities for cinematic representation. Beginning with a close and critical analysis of Britain’s cultural scene, War Pictures examines where the historiography of war, the philosophy of violence, and aesthetics come together. Focusing on three films made in Britain during the second half of the Second World War—Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger’s The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943), Lawrence Olivier’s Henry V (1944), and David Lean’s Brief Encounter (1945)—Puckett treats these movies as objects of considerable historical interest but also as works that exploit the full resources of cinematic technique to engage with the idea, experience, and political complexity of war. By examining how cinema functioned as propaganda, criticism, and a form of self-analysis, War Pictures reveals how British filmmakers, writers, critics, and politicians understood the nature and consequence of total war as it related to ideas about freedom and security, national character, and the daunting persistence of human violence. While Powell and Pressburger, Olivier, and Lean developed deeply self-conscious wartime films, their specific and strategic use of cinematic eccentricity was an aesthetic response to broader contradictions that characterized the homefront in Britain between 1939 and 1945. This stylistic eccentricity shaped British thinking about war, violence, and commitment as well as both an answer to and an expression of a more general violence. Although War Pictures focuses on a particularly intense moment in time, Puckett uses that particularity to make a larger argument about the pressure that war puts on aesthetic representation, past and present. Through cinema, Britain grappled with the paradoxical notion that, in order to preserve its character, it had not only to fight and to win but also to abandon exactly those old decencies, those “sporting-club rules,” that it sought also to protect. KE NT PU CKE TT

is Associate Professor of English at UC Berkeley.


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Shades of Green

Irish Regiments, American Soldiers, and Local Communities in the Civil War Era

Drawing on records of about 5,500 soldiers and veterans, Shades of Green traces the organization of Irish regiments from the perspective of local communities in Connecticut, Illinois, and Wisconsin and the relationships between soldiers and the home front. Research on the impact of the Civil War on Irish Americans has traditionally fallen into one of two tracks, arguing that the Civil War either further alienated Irish immigrants from American society or that military service in defense of the Union offered these men a means of assimilation. In this study of Irish American service, Ryan W. Keating argues that neither paradigm really holds, because many Irish Americans during this time already considered themselves to be assimilated members of American society. This comprehensive study argues that the local community was often more important to ethnic soldiers than the imagined ethnic community, especially in terms of political, social, and economic relationships. An analysis of the Civil War era from this perspective provides a much clearer understanding of immigrant place and identity during the nineteenth century. With a focus on three regiments not traditionally studied, the author provides a fine-grained analysis revealing that ethnic communities, like other types of communities, are not monolithic on a national scale. Examining lesser-studied communities, rather than the usual those of New York City and Boston, Keating brings the local back into the story of Irish American participation in the Civil War, thus adding something new and valuable to the study of the immigrant experience in America’s bloodiest conflict. Throughout this rich and groundbreaking study, Keating supports his argument through advanced quantitative analysis of military-service records and an exhaustive review of a massive wealth of raw data; his use of quantitative methods on a large dataset is an unusual and exciting development in Civil War studies. Shades of Green is sure to “shake up” several fields of study that rely on ethnicity as a useful category for analysis; its impressive research provides a significant contribution to scholarship. RYAN W. KE ATING

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is Assistant Professor of History at California State University,

RYAN W. KE ATING

320 pages 978-0-8232-7660-8 • Paper • $40.00 (01), £33.00 978-0-8232-7659-2 • Cloth • $140.00 (06), £116.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available The North’s Civil War JULY

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“Postcards from Rio is an important contribution to the interdisciplinary field of scholarship on urban life in Rio. Da Costa Bezerra argues that favelabased cultural producers are engaging in forms of production that challenge the dominant narrative about favelas as violent, ‘backward’ places. By taking photographs and making films, murals, and fiction, they are both working against the hegemonic narratives of these communities and changing the internal imaginaries of what favelas are about for those who live in them.” — ERIKA RO B B LA RK IN S, University of Oklahoma

“Studying important cultural works that trace shifting socioeconomic, cultural, and political patterns in Brazil in recent decades, da Costa Bezerra reveals the presence and importance of new sociocultural actors from Brazil’s economically disenfranchised communities. A rare study that tackles the convergence between culture and human rights in present-day Brazil.” — LEILA LEHN EN , University of New Mexico

Postcards from Rio

Favelas and the Contested Geographies of Citizenship

KÁTI A da COSTA B E ZE RRA 208 pages • 26 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7655-4 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7654-7 • Cloth • $98.00 (06), £81.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JUNE

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Through the analysis of a variety of favela-based visual cultural productions by young people and contemporary theorists, Postcards from Rio examines the complex relationship between citizenship and urban space in contemporary Rio de Janeiro. By analyzing videos and photographs, Kátia da Costa Bezerra illustrates how citizens of favelas are reshaping their sense of belonging as subjects and as a legitimate part of the city. A groundbreaking study that examines more deeply the relationship between urban space, citizenship, and imagery originating in the favelas, Postcards from Rio sheds crucial light on how contemporary lenses are defining and mediating the meanings of space and citizenship as strategies of empowerment. The city emerges as a political space where multiplicities of perspectives are intertwined with demands for more inclusive forms of governance. KÁTIA da COSTA BEZE RRA , Ph.D., is Professor and associate head of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona. She has published in major journals and is a member of the Transmodernity: Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World and The Rocky Mountain Review editorial boards.


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Undocumented and in College Students and Institutions in a Climate of National Hostility TE R RY- ANN JONES and LAU RA NICHO LS, editors

The current daily experiences of undocumented students as they navigate the processes of entering and then thriving in Jesuit colleges are explored alongside an investigation of the knowledge and attitudes among staff and faculty about undocumented students in their midst, and the institutional response to their presence. Cutting across the fields of U.S. immigration policy, theory and history, religion, law, and education, Undocumented and in College delineates the historical and present-day contexts of immigration, including the role of religious institutions. This unique volume, based on an extensive two-year study (2010–12) of undocumented students at Jesuit colleges in the United States and with contributions from various scholars working within these institutions, incorporates survey research and in-depth interviews to present the perspectives of students, staff, and the institutions. 192 pages • 10 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7617-2 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7616-5 • Cloth • $98.00 (06), £81.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available AUGUST

CONTR I B U TOR S : Michael M. Canaris, Terry-Ann Jones, Katherine Kaufka Walts, Suzanna Klaf, Laura Nichols, Melissa Quan, Kurt Schlichting, Ana Siscar, Sahng-Ah Yoo TER RY-ANN J ONE S is Associate Professor of Sociology and Anthropology and Director of the International Studies Program at Fairfield University. LAURA NICHOLS

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Race, Literature, and Language as Human Capital J E E H Y UN LI M

240 pages 978-0-8232-7531-1 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7530-4 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Modern Language Initiative AP RIL

Reading Asian American and Latino literature, Bilingual Brokers traces the shift in attitudes toward bilingualism in postwar America from the focus on cultural assimilation to that of resource management. Interweaving the social significance of language as human capital and the literary significance of English as the language of cultural capital, Jeehyun Lim examines the dual meaning of bilingualism as liability and asset in relation to anxieties surrounding “new” immigration and globalization. Using the work of Younghill Kang, Carlos Bulosan, Américo Paredes, Maxine Hong Kingston, Richard Rodriguez, Chang-rae Lee, Julia Alvarez, and Ha Jin as examples, Lim reveals how bilingual personhood illustrates a regime of flexible inclusion where an economic calculus of one’s value crystallizes at the intersections of language and racial difference. By pointing to the nexus of race, capital, and language as the focal point of postwar negotiations of difference and inclusion, Bilingual Brokers probes the faultlines of postwar liberalism in conceptualizing and articulating who is and is not considered to be an American. JEEHYUN LIM

is Assistant Professor of English at Denison University.

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Political Concepts A Critical Lexicon

J. M. B E R N STE IN, ADI OPH IR, and ANN LAURA STOLER, editors 288 pages 978-0-8232-7669-1 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £28.99 978-0-8232-7668-4 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £103.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory AUGUST

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Deciding what is and what is not political is a fraught, perhaps intractably opaque matter. Just who decides the question; on what grounds; to what ends—these seem like properly political questions themselves. Deciding what is political and what is not can serve to contain and restrain struggles, make existing power relations at once self-evident and opaque, and blur the possibility of reimagining them differently. Political Concepts seeks to revive our common political vocabulary—both everyday and academic—and to do so critically. Its entries take the form of essays in which each contributor presents her or his own original reflection on a concept posed in the traditional Socratic question format “What is X?” and asks what sort of work a rethinking of that concept can do for us now. The explicitness of a radical questioning of this kind gives authors both the freedom and the authority to engage, intervene in, critique, and transform the conceptual terrain they have inherited. Each entry, either implicitly or explicitly, attempts to re-open the question “What is political thinking?” Each is an effort to reinvent political writing. In this setting the political as such may be understood as a property, a field of interest, a dimension of human existence, a set of practices, or a kind of event. Political Concepts does not stand upon a decided concept of the political but returns in practice and in concern to the question “What is the political?” by submitting the question to a field of plural contention. The concepts collected in Political Concepts are “Arche” (Stathis Gourgouris), “Authority” (Avital Ronell), “Blood” (Gil Anidjar), “Colony” (Ann Laura Stoler), “Concept” (Adi Ophir), “Constituent Power” (Andreas Kalyvas), “Development” (Gayatri Spivak), “Exploitation” (Étienne Balibar), “Federation” (Jean Cohen), “Identity” (Akeel Bilgrami), “Rule of Law” (J. M. Bernstein), “Sexual Difference” (Joan Copjec), and “Translation” (Jacques Lezra). is University Distinguished Professor in Philosophy at The New School for Social Research in New York City.

J. M. BE RNSTEIN

is Professor Emeritus at Tel Aviv University and a Mellon Visiting Professor at the Cogut Center for the Humanities and the Program for Middle East Studies at Brown University.

ADI OPHIR

ANN LAU RA STOLER is Willy Brandt Distinguished University Professor of Anthropology and Historical Studies at The New School for Social Research in New York City.


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“For Esposito, thought does not just fight—it is the fight itself. . . . As [Esposito] makes explicit the stakes of the impolitical approach, [he] also ruins so many of the foundations of modern political thought and prepares the way for its fundamental renewal.” —A LB ERTO MO REIRAS, Texas A&M University

The Origin of the Political Hannah Arendt or Simone Weil?

ROB E RTO E SP OSITO translated by VINCENZO BINET T I and GARETH WILLIAM S

In this book Roberto Esposito explores the conceptual trajectories of two of the twentieth century’s most vital thinkers of the political: Hannah Arendt and Simone Weil. Taking Homer’s Iliad—that “great prism through which every gesture has the possibility of becoming public, precisely by being observed by others”— as the common origin and point of departure for our understanding of Western philosophical and political traditions, Esposito examines the foundational relation between war and the political. Drawing actively and extensively on Arendt’s and Weil’s voluminous writings, but also sparring with thinkers from Marx to Heidegger, The Origin of the Political traverses the relation between polemos and polis, between Greece, Rome, God, force, technicity, evil, and the extension of the Christian imperial tradition, while at the same time delineating the conceptual and hermeneutic ground for the development of Esposito’s notion and practice of “the impolitical.” In Esposito’s account Arendt and Weil emerge “in the inverse of the other’s thought, in the shadow of the other’s light,” to “think what the thought of the other excludes not as something that is foreign, but rather as something that appears unthinkable and, for that very reason, remains to be thought.” Moving slowly toward their conceptualizations of love and heroism, Esposito unravels the West’s illusory metaphysical dream of peace, obliging us to reevaluate ceaselessly what it means to be responsible in the wake of past and contemporary forms of war. ROBE RTO E SPOSITO is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. His many books in English include Bios: Biopolitics and Philosophy and Two: The Machine of Political Theology and the Place of Thought (Fordham). VINCENZO BINE TTI

is Professor of Italian at the University of Michigan.

G ARETH WILLIAMS

is Professor of Spanish at the University of Michigan.

112 pages 978-0-8232-7627-1 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7626-4 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £83.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Commonalities APRIL

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Sodomscapes Hospitality in the Flesh

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336 pages • 10 color and 16 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7521-2 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7520-5 • Cloth • $95.00 (06), £79.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JUNE

Sodomscapes presents a fresh approach to the story of Lot’s wife, as it’s been read across cultures and generations, and, in the process, reinterprets foundational concepts of ethics, representation, and the body. While the sudden mutation of Lot’s wife in the flight from Sodom is often read to confirm our antiscopic bias, a rival tradition emphasizes the counterintuitive optics required to nurture sustainable habitations for life in view of its unforeseeable contingency. Whether in medieval exegesis, Russian avant-garde art, Renaissance painting, or today’s Dead Sea health care tourism industry, the repeated desire to reclaim Lot’s wife turns the cautionary emblem of the mutating woman into a figural laboratory for testing the ethical bounds of hospitality. Sodomscape—the book’s name for this gesture—revisits touchstone moments in the history of figural thinking and places them in conversation with key thinkers of hospitality. The book’s cumulative perspective identifies Lot’s wife as the resilient figure of vigilant dwelling, whose in-betweenness discloses counterintuitive ways of understanding what counts as a life amid divergent claims of being-with and being-for. LOW ELL G ALLAG HER

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Members of His Body

Shakespeare, Paul, and a Theology of Nonmonogamy

W I L L STO CKTO N

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Building on scholarship regarding both biblical and early modern sexualities, Members of His Body protests the Christian defense of marital monogamy. According to the Paul who authors 1 Corinthians, believers would do well to remain single and focus instead on the messiah’s return. According to the Paul who authors Ephesians, plural marriage is the telos of Christian community. Turning to Shakespeare, Will Stockton shows how marriage functions in The Comedy of Errors, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, and The Winter’s Tale as a contested vehicle of Christian embodiment. Juxtaposing the marital theologies of the different Pauls and their later interpreters, Stockton reveals how these plays explore the racial, religious, and gender criteria for marital membership in the body of Christ. These plays further suggest that marital jealousy and paranoia about adultery result in part from a Christian theology of shared embodiment: the communion of believers in Christ. In the wake of recent arguments that expanding marriage rights to gay people will open the door to the cultural acceptance and legalization of plural marriage, Members of His Body reminds us that much Christian theology already looks forward to this end. W I LL STOCKTON

is Associate Professor of English at Clemson University.


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Fictitious Capital

Silk, Cotton, and the Rise of the Arabic Novel E L I ZA BET H M. HO LT

192 pages 978-0-8232-7603-5 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7602-8 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Modern Language Initiative JULY

The ups and downs of silk, cotton, and stocks syncopated with serialized novels in the latenineteenth-century Arabic press: Time itself was changing. Novels of debt, dissimulation, and risk begin to appear in Arabic at a moment when France and Britain were unseating the Ottoman legacy in Beirut, Cairo, and beyond. Amid booms and crashes, serialized Arabic fiction and finance at once tell the other’s story. While scholars of Arabic often write of a Nahd.ah, a sense of renaissance, Fictitious Capital argues instead that we read the trope of Nahd.ah as Walter Benjamin might have, as “one of the monuments of the bourgeoisie that [are] already in ruins.” Financial speculation engendered an anxious mixture of hope and fear formally expressed in the mingling of financial news and serialized novels in such Arabic journals as Al-Jinān, Al-Muqtat.af, and Al-Hilāl. Holt recasts the historiography of the Nahd.ah, showing its sense of rise and renaissance to be a utopian, imperially mediated narrative of capital that encrypted its inevitable counterpart, capital flight. ELI Z AB ETH M . HOLT

is Assistant Professor of Arabic at Bard College.

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The Transcontinental Maghreb

Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean E DW I G E TAMALET TALBAYEV

240 pages 978-0-8232-7516-8 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7515-1 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Modern Language Initiative JULY

The writer Gabriel Audisio once called the Mediterranean a “liquid continent.” Taking up the challenge issued by Audisio’s phrase, Edwige Tamalet Talbayev insists that we understand the region on both sides of the Mediterranean through a “transcontinental” heuristic. Rather than merely read the Maghreb in the context of its European colonizers from across the Mediterranean, Talbayev compellingly argues for a transmaritime deployment of the Maghreb across the multiple Mediterranean sites to which it has been materially and culturally bound for millennia. The Transcontinental Maghreb reveals these Mediterranean imaginaries to intersect with Maghrebi claims to an inclusive, democratic national ideal yet to be realized. Through a sustained reflection on allegory and critical melancholia, the book shows how the Mediterranean decenters postcolonial nation-building projects and mediates the nomadic subject’s reinsertion into a national collective respectful of heterogeneity. In engaging the space of the sea, the hybridity it produces, and the way it has shaped such historical dynamics as globalization, imperialism, decolonization, and nationalism, the book rethinks the very nature of postcolonial histories and identities along its shores. EDW I GE TAM ALET TALBAY EV

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The Writing of Spirit

Soul, System, and the Roots of Language Science SA R A H M . P OU RCIAU

352 pages • 18 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7563-2 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7562-5 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £74.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Modern Language Initiative MAY

Contemporary thought has been profoundly shaped by the early-twentieth-century turn toward synchronic models of explanation, which analyze phenomena as they appear at a single moment, rather than diachronically as they develop through time. But the relationship between time and system remains unexplained by the standard account of this shift. Through a new history of systematic thinking across the humanities and sciences, The Writing of Spirit argues that nineteenth-century historicism wasn’t simply replaced by a more modern synchronic perspective. The structuralist revolution consisted rather in a turn toward time’s absolutely minimal conditions, and thus also toward a new theory of diachrony. Pourciau arrives at this surprising and powerful conclusion through an analysis of languagescientific theories over the course of two centuries, associated with thinkers from Jacob Grimm and Richard Wagner to the Russian Futurists, in domains as disparate as historical linguistics, phonology, acoustics, opera theory, philosophy, poetics, and psychology. The result is a novel contribution to a pressing contemporary question—namely, what role history should play in the interpretation of the present. SA RAH M . POURCIAU

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The Future Life of Trauma Partitions, Borders, Repetition J E NNI FER YU SIN

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The Future Life of Trauma elaborates a transformation in the concepts of trauma and event by situating a groundbreaking encounter between psychoanalytic and postcolonial discourse. Proceeding from the formation of psychical life as presented in the Freudian metapsychology, it thinks anew the relation between temporality and traumatized subjectivity, demonstrating how the psychic event, as a traumatic event, is a material reality that alters the character of the structure of repetition. By examining the role of borders in the history of the 1947 partition of British India and the politics of memorialization in postgenocide Rwanda, The Future Life of Trauma brings to light the implications of trauma as a material event in contemporary nation-formation, sovereignty, and geopolitical violence. In showing how the form of the psyche changes in the encounter, it presents a challenge to the category of difference in the condition of identity, resulting in the formation of a concept of life that elaborates a new relation to destruction and finitude by asserting its power to transform itself. JENNI FE R Y US IN

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Kant on the Frontier Philosophy, Politics, and the Ends of the Earth G E O F F R EY BENNINGTO N

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Frontier: the border between two countries; the limits of civilization; the bounds of established knowledge; a new field of activity. At a time when all borders, boundaries, margins, and limits are being—often violently—challenged, erased, or reinforced, we must rethink the concept of frontier itself. But is there even such a concept? Through an original and imaginative reading of Kant, Geoffrey Bennington casts doubt upon the conceptual coherence of borders. The frontier is the very element of Kant’s thought yet the permanent frustration of his conceptuality. Bennington brings out the frontier’s complex, abyssal, fractal structure that leaves a residue of violence in every frontier and complicates Kant’s most rational arguments in the direction of cosmopolitanism and perpetual peace. Neither a critique of Kant nor a return to Kant, this book proposes a new reflection on philosophical reading, for which thinking the frontier is both essential and a recurrent, fruitful, interruption. GEOFFR EY BE NNINGTON is Asa G. Candler Professor of Modern French Thought at Emory University. His many books include Scatter 1: The Politics of Politics in Foucault, Heidegger, and Derrida (Fordham) and, with Jacques Derrida, Jacques Derrida.

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Decreation and the Ethical Bind

Simone Weil and the Claim of the Other

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In Simone Weil’s philosophical and literary work, obligation emerges at the conjuncture of competing claims: the other’s self-affirmation and one’s own dislocation; what one has and what one has to give; a demand that asks for too much and the extraordinary demand implied by asking nothing. The other’s claims upon the self—which induce unfinished obligation, unmet sleep, hunger— drive the tensions that sustain the scene of ethical relationality at the heart of this book. Decreation and the Ethical Bind is a study in decreative ethics in which self-dispossession conditions responsiveness to a demand to preserve the other from harm. In examining themes of obligation, vulnerability, and the force of weak speech that run from Levinas to Butler, the book situates Weil within a continental tradition of literary theory in which writing and speech articulate ethical appeal and the vexations of response. It elaborates a form of ethics that is not grounded in subjective agency and narrative coherence but one that is inscribed at the site of the self’s depersonalization. YOON S OOK CHA

received her Ph.D. in Rhetoric from the University of California, Berkeley.

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Resistance of the Sensible World

An Introduction to Merleau-Ponty

E M M A NU EL ALLOA translated by JA N E M A RI E TOD D foreword by R ENAUD BARBARAS

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In this book, Emmanuel Alloa offers a handrail for venturing into the complexities of the work of the French philosopher Maurice Merleau-Ponty (1908–61). Through a comprehensive analysis of the three main phases of Merleau-Ponty’s thinking and a thorough knowledge of his many unpublished manuscripts, the author traces how Merleau-Ponty’s philosophy evolved and exposes the remarkable coherence that structures it from within. Alloa teases out the continuity of a motive that traverses the entire oeuvre as a common thread. Merleau-Ponty struggled incessantly against any kind of ideology of transparency, whether of the world, of the self, of knowledge, or of the self’s relation to others. Already translated into several languages, Alloa’s innovative reading of this crucially important thinker shows why the issues Merleau-Ponty raised are, more than ever, those of our time. EM M ANUE L ALLOA

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is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of St. Gallen,

JANE M A R IE TODD is the translator of more than seventy books, including Alain Besançon’s The Forbidden Image and Claude-Levi Strauss’s We Are All Cannibals.

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Phenomenologies of Scripture A DA M Y. W ELLS, editor

Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent “theological turn” in phenomenology has established religion as a legitimate area of phenomenological inquiry. If that turn is to be enduringly successful, phenomenology must pay attention to the scriptures on which religious life, practice, and thought are based. On the other hand, biblical studies finds itself in a methodological morass. Contemporary approaches to scripture have raised important questions about the meaning and function of scriptural texts that phenomenology is uniquely positioned to answer: How is the meaning of a text constructed or gleaned? How can the divine be present in human words? Is a scientific approach to the Bible still possible? Bringing together essays by eight of today’s most prominent philosophers of religion with responses by two leading biblical scholars, Phenomenologies of Scripture reestablishes the possibility of fruitful, dialectical exchange between fields that demand to be read together. 216 pages • 1 b/w illustration 978-0-8232-7556-4 • Paper • $32.00 (01), £25.99 978-0-8232-7555-7 • Cloth • $115.00 (06), £95.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy MAY

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CONTR I BU TOR S: Jeffrey Bloechl, Walter Breuggemann, Jean-Louis Chrétien, Kevin Hart, Robyn Horner, Emmanuel Housset, Jean-Yves Lacoste, Jean-Luc Marion, Dale B. Martin, Robert Sokolowski ADA M Y. W ELLS

is Assistant Professor of Religion at Emory & Henry College.


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Questions of Phenomenology Language, Alterity, Temporality, Finitude F R A NÇ OI SE DAST U R translated by R OBERT VALLIER

“Françoise Dastur remains one of our greatest scholars of phenomenology and one of our greatest phenomenological thinkers.” — LE ON A RD LAW LO R, Penn State University

264 pages 978-0-8232-3374-8 • Paper • $32.00 (01), £25.99 978-0-8232-3373-1 • Cloth • $115.00 (06), £95.00 Perspectives in Continental Philosophy JUNE

Françoise Dastur is well respected in France and Europe for her mastery of phenomenology as a movement and her clear and cogent explications of phenomenology in movement. These qualities are on display in this remarkable volume. Dastur guides the reader through a series of phenomenological questions—language and logic, self and other, temporality and history, finitude and mortality—that also call phenomenology itself into question, testing its limits and pushing it in new directions. Like Merleau-Ponty, Dastur sees phenomenology not as a doctrine, a catalogue of concepts and catchphrases authored by a single thinker, but as a movement in which several thinkers participate, each inflecting the movement in unique ways. In this regard, Dastur is both one of the clearest guides to phenomenology and one of its ablest practitioners. FRANÇOIS E DASTU R is Professeur Emerita at the Université de Nice. Her most recent book to appear in English is How Are We to Confront Death? An Introduction to Philosophy (Fordham).

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Wilderness in America Philosophical Writings

H E NRY BUG BEE, edited by DAV ID W. RODICK

“Essential for anyone interested in wilderness, revelation, and calling. Henry Bugbee is a philosophical voice of the first order.” — E DWA RD F. MO O N EY, Syracuse University

216 pages • 2 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7536-6 • Paper • $32.00 (01), £25.99 978-0-8232-7535-9 • Cloth • $110.00 (06), £91.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology JUNE

The philosophy of Henry Bugbee defies traditional academic categorization. Though inspired by Heidegger and American Transcendentalism, he was also admired by the famous analytic philosopher Willard van Orman Quine, who described him as the ultimate exemplar of the examined life. Bugbee’s writings are remarkably different in form and register from anything written in twentieth-century American Philosophy. The beautifully written essays collected here show Bugbee’s continuing commitment that “anyone who throws his entire personality into his work must to some extent adopt an aesthetic attitude and medium.” Together, the book reintroduces a major thinker of nature, an environmental philosopher avant la lettre who has much to contribute to American and continental thought. HENRY B UG BE E

in Journal Form.

(1915–99) was the author of The Inward Morning: A Philosophical Exploration

DAV I D W. R OD ICK

is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Xavier University.

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Entangled Worlds

Religion, Science, and New Materialisms

CATHE RINE KE LLE R and M ARY-JA N E RU B E N STE IN, editors

320 pages 978-0-8232-7622-6 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £28.99 978-0-8232-7621-9 • Cloth • $110.00 (06), £91.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Transdisciplinary Theological Colloquia APRIL

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Historically speaking, theology can be said to operate “materiaphobically.” Protestant Christianity in particular has bestowed upon theology a privilege of the soul over the body and belief over practice, in line with the distinction between a disembodied God and the inanimate world “He” created. Like all other human, social, and natural sciences, religious studies imported these theological dualisms into a purportedly secular modernity, mapping them furthermore onto the distinction between a rational, “enlightened” Europe on the one hand and a variously emotional, “primitive,” and “animist” non-Europe on the other. The “new materialisms” currently coursing through cultural, feminist, political, and queer theories seek to displace human privilege by attending to the agency of matter itself. Far from being passive or inert, they show us that matter acts, creates, destroys, and transforms—and, as such, is more of a process than a thing. Entangled Worlds examines the intersections of religion and new and old materialisms. Calling upon an interdisciplinary throng of scholars in science studies, religious studies, and theology, it assembles a multiplicity of experimental perspectives on materiality: What is matter, how does it materialize, and what sorts of worlds are enacted in its varied entanglements with divinity? While both theology and religious studies have over the past few decades come to prioritize the material contexts and bodily ecologies of more-than-human life, Entangled Worlds sets forth the first multivocal conversation between religious studies, theology, and the body of “the new materialism.” Here disciplines and traditions touch, transgress, and contaminate one another across their several carefully specified contexts. And in the responsiveness of this mutual touching of science, religion, philosophy, and theology, the growing complexity of our entanglements takes on a consistent ethical texture of urgency. CONTRIBU TORS: Karen Barad, Jane Bennett, Loriliai Biernacki, Philip Clayton, Jacob Erickson, Catherine Keller, Beatrice Marovich, Elías Ortega-Aponte, Terra S. Rowe, Elizabeth Singleton, Manuel Vásquez, Theodore Walker Jr., Carol Wayne White CATHE RINE KELLE R is George T. Cobb Professor of Constructive Theology in the Theological School and Graduate Division of Religion of Drew University. MARY-JANE RU BENSTE IN is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University, where she is also core faculty in Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and affiliated faculty in the Science in Society Program.


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Spiritual Grammar

Genre and the Saintly Subject in Islam and Christianity F. D O M I NI C LONGO

Spiritual Grammar identifies a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. In this surprising and theoretically nuanced study, F. Dominic Longo reveals how grammatical structures of language addressed in two medieval texts published nearly four centuries apart, from distinct religious traditions, offer a metaphor for how the self is embedded in spiritual reality. Reading The Grammar of Hearts (Nah.w al-qulūb) by the great Sufi shaykh and Islamic scholar 'Abd al-Karīm al-Qushayrī (d. 1074) and Moralized Grammar (Donatus moralizatus) by Christian theologian Jean Gerson (d. 1429), Longo reveals how both authors use the rules of language and syntax to advance their pastoral goals. Indeed, grammar provides the two masters with a fresh way of explaining spiritual reality to their pupils and to discipline the souls of their readers in the hopes that their writings would make others adept in the grammar of the heart. 256 pages 978-0-8232-7572-4 • Cloth • $50.00 (06), £41.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions JULY

F. D OM I NIC LONG O is Assistant Professor of Theology and co-director of the Muslim Christian Dialogue Center at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.

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Paul Hanly Furfey Priest, Scientist, Social Reformer NI C H O LAS K . RADEMACHER

352 pages 978-0-8232-7677-6 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £28.99 978-0-8232-7676-9 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £103.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Catholic Practice in North America JULY

Nicholas Rademacher’s book is meticulously researched and clearly written, shedding new light on Monsignor Paul Hanly Furfey’s life by drawing on Furfey’s copious published material and substantial archival deposit. Paul Hanly Furfey (1896–1992) is one of U.S. Catholicism’s greatest champions of peace and social justice. He and his colleagues at The Catholic University of America offered a revolutionary view of the university as a center for social transformation, not only in training students to be agents for social change but also in establishing structures which would empower and transform the communities that surrounded the university. In part a response to the Great Depression, their social settlement model drew on the latest social scientific research and technique while at the same time incorporating principles they learned from radical Catholics like Dorothy Day and Catherine de Hueck Doherty. Likewise, through his academic scholarship and popular writings, Furfey offered an alternative vision of the social order and identified concrete steps to achieve that vision. Indeed, Furfey remains a compelling exemplar for anyone who pursues truth, beauty, and justice, especially within the context of higher education and the academy. Leaving behind an important legacy for Catholic sociology, Furfey demonstrated how to balance liberal, radical, and revolutionary social thought and practice to elicit new approaches to social reform. NI C HOLAS K. RADEMACHE R

is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Cabrini University.

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“Jay Geller’s Bestiarium Judaicum: Unnatural Histories of the Jews is a remarkable monograph that has no parallel in scholarly literature. The author offers a sophisticated conceptual and historical account of how the longstanding discourse about the animality of the Jew is accompanied by an iconography of an unnatural Jewish bestiary. The racial anti-Semitism that fueled the horrors of the Holocaust is contextualized in a new and thought-provoking way.” — ELLIOT R. WO LFSO N , University of California, Santa Barbara

Bestiarium Judaicum

Unnatural Histories of the Jews JAY GE LLE R

408 pages • 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7559-5 • Cloth • $75.00 (06), £62.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available AUGUST

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Given the vast inventory of verbal and visual images of nonhuman animals—pigs, dogs, vermin, rodents, apes—disseminated for millennia to debase, dehumanize, and justify the persecution of Jews, Bestiarium Judaicum asks: What is at play when Jewish-identified writers tell animal stories? Focusing on the nonhuman-animal constructions of primarily Germanophone authors, including Sigmund Freud, Heinrich Heine, Franz Kafka, and Gertrud Kolmar, Jay Geller expands his earlier examinations (On Freud’s Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions and The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity) of how such writers drew upon representations of Jewish corporeality in order to work through their particular situations in Gentile modernity. From Heine’s ironic lizards to Kafka’s Red Peter and Siodmak’s Wolf Man, Bestiarium Judaicum brings together Jewish cultural studies and critical animal studies to ferret out these writers’ engagement with the bestial answers upon which the Jewish and animal questions converged and by which varieties of the species “Jew” were identified. is Associate Professor of Modern Jewish Culture at Vanderbilt Divinity School and the Vanderbilt University Jewish Studies Program. He is the author of On Freud’s Jewish Body: Mitigating Circumcisions and The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity, both published by Fordham.

JAY G ELLE R


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“Being Brains offers a terrifically thoughtful and thorough examination of the ‘neuro-’ turn in various disciplines. On the basis of solid research and subtle analysis, Vidal and Ortega give readers conceptual and critical tools to make sense of widespread claims that studying the ‘neural correlates’ of various activities—art and religion, for instance—will transform or even replace other ways of making sense of what humans do. The book will be a major touchstone in cross-disciplinary discussions about the implications of our contemporary fascination with brains.” — J O HN T RESCH, University of Pennsylvania

Being Brains Making the Cerebral Subject

FE RNAN DO VIDAL and FRANCI S CO ORTE GA 304 pages • 2 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7607-3 • Cloth • $60.00 (06), £50.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Forms of Living JULY

Being Brains offers a critical exploration of one of the most influential and pervasive contemporary beliefs: “We are our brains.” Starting in the “Decade of the Brain” of the 1990s, “neurocentrism” became widespread in most Western and many nonWestern societies. Formidable advances, especially in neuroimaging, have bolstered this “neurocentrism” in the eyes of the public and political authorities, helping to justify increased funding for the brain sciences. The human sciences have also taken the “neural turn,” and subspecialties in fields such as anthropology, aesthetics, education, history, law, sociology, and theology have grown and professionalized at record speed. At the same time, the development of dubious but successful commercial enterprises such as “neuromarketing and “neurobics” have emerged to take advantage of the heightened sensitivity to all things neuro. Skeptics have only recently begun to react to the hype, invoking warnings of neuromythology, neurotrash, neuromania, and neuromadness. While this neurocentric view of human subjectivity is neither hegemonic nor monolithic, it embodies a powerful ideology that is at the heart of some of today’s most important philosophical, ethical, scientific, and political debates. Being Brains critically explores the internal logic of such ideology, its genealogy, and its main contemporary incarnations. FERNANDO VIDAL is Research Professor of ICREA (The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies) and Professor at the Center for the History of Science, Autonomous University of Barcelona. FRANCISCO ORTEG A is Associate Professor at the Institute for Social Medicine of the State University of Rio de Janeiro and Research Coordinator of the Rio Center for Global Health at the State University of Rio de Janeiro.

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The Insistence of Art Aesthetic Philosophy after Early Modernity PAU L A . KOT T MAN, editor

Philosophers working on aesthetics have paid considerable attention to art and artists of the early modern period. Yet early modern artistic practices scarcely figure in recent work on the emergence of aesthetics as a branch of philosophy over the course the eighteenth century. This book addresses that gap, elaborating the extent to which artworks and practices of the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries were accompanied by an immense range of discussions about the arts and their relation to one another. Rather than take art as a stand-in for or reflection of some other historical event or social phenomenon, this book treats art as a phenomenon in itself. The contributors suggest ways in which artworks and practices of the early modern period make aesthetic experience central to philosophical reflection, while also showing art’s need for philosophy. 320 pages • 26 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7580-9 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £28.99 978-0-8232-7573-1 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £103.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available AP RIL

CONTR I BU TOR S: J. M. Bernstein, Anthony J. Cascardi, Andrew Cutrofello, Maarten Delbeke, Rachel Eisendrath, Kristin Gjesdal, Lydia Goehr, Victoria Kahn, Jon R. Snyder PAUL A. KOTTMAN

Social Research.

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Breaking Resemblance

The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art A L E NA ALEXANDROVA

“Breaking Resemblance is a consistently thoughtful, well-informed, original examination of modern art and some of its principal debts to the visuality of Christianity.” — DAVID MO RGA N , Duke University

280 pages • 23 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7447-5 • Cloth • $70.00 (06), £58.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available MAY

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In recent decades curators and artists have shown a distinct interest in religion, its different traditions, manifestations in public life, gestures and images. Breaking Resemblance explores the complex relationship between contemporary art and religion by focusing on the ways artists re-work religious motifs as a means to reflect critically on our desire to believe in images, on the history of seeing them, and on their double power—iconic and political. It discusses a number of exhibitions that take religion as their central theme, and a selection of works by Bill Viola, Lawrence Malstaf, Victoria Reynolds, and Berlinde de Bruyckere—all of whom, in their respective ways and media, recycle religious motifs and iconography and whose works resonate with, or problematize the motif of, the true image. is Associate Professor at the Bergen Academy of Art and Design (KHiB), Norway and at Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

ALENA ALEXANDROVA


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The John F. Sonnett Memorial Lectures at Fordham University School of Law

A Half-Century of Advocacy and Judicial Perspectives

Dennis J. Kenny and Joel E. Davidson, editors Foreword by John D. Feerick

The John F. Sonnett Memorial Lectures at Fordham University School of Law A Half-Century of Advocacy and Judicial Perspectives

edited by DENNIS J. KEN N Y and JOEL E. DAVIDS O N foreword by JOHN D. FEER I CK 480 pages • 7 × 10 978-0-8232-7664-6 • Cloth • $75.00 (06), £62.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available AUGUST

“In the Sonnett series, the leaders of legal profession grapple seriously and well, over a period of two generations, with issues that are central to the critical work that lawyers and judges do. It is an important collection from the vantage point of legal history and from the vantage point of legal thought.” — W ILLIA M MICHA EL T REA N O R, Georgetown Law School

This book represents the distinguished Sonnett lecture series sponsored by Fordham’s Law School that has taken place for the last 45 years. In this collection, U.S. Supreme Court Justices, a Lord Chancellor of England, three Chief Justices of Ireland, a Chief Justice of South Africa, a President of the Supreme Court of Israel, and other leading judges and lawyers examine common law–based legal systems and underlying principles. The lectures encourage attorneys and society to improve the training of lawyers, respect the independence of the judiciary, place ethics at the forefront, question the efficacy of the criminal justice system, and explore the complex philosophical issues facing the judiciary. Taken as a whole, these lectures are a prescription for improvements and innovations throughout the legal system. The lectures were delivered by judges and lawyers who were involved in many of the most significant cases of the last halfcentury that strengthened individual rights and promoted access to justice. Each finds its deepest meaning in advancing the theme of Fordham Law School: “In the Service of Others.” CONTRIBUTORS: Aharon Barak, Griffin Bell, Warren Burger, Benjamin Civiletti, Tom Clark, William T. Coleman, Lawrence H. Cooke, Ole Due, Wilfred Feinberg, Thomas Finlay, John J. Gibbons, Liam Hamilton, Dennis Jacobs, Leon Jaworski, Irving Kaufman, Judith S. Kaye, James MacKay, Robert Megarry, William Hughes Mulligan, Francis T. Murphy, Cearball O’Dalaigh, Kate O’Regan, Lawrence W. Pierce, Robert Sheran, Kenneth Starr, Sol Wachtler, John Widgery DE NNIS J. KE NNY is a 1961 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and was Vice President of and General Counsel at Transamerica Leasing, Inc. He has been a generous supporter of the law school and its Feerick Center for Social Justice.

is a 1975 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and a former Deputy General Counsel of Paine Webber Inc. He has served as an Adjunct Professor at the law school and does pro bono projects for several of the Feerick Center projects.

J OE L E. DAVIDSON

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 Presidential 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).

J OHN D. FE E RICK

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Blackpentecostal Breath The Aesthetics of Possibility

Joyce Studies Annual 2016 edited by P HILIP T. S I C KE R and M O S H E G O L D

P H I L I P SI C K E R teaches in the Department of English at Fordham University.

teaches in the Department of English at Fordham University. MOSH E G O L D

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index A Adler, Melissa 5 Alexandrova, Alena 28 All Ears 30 Alloa, Emmanuel 22 Andersen, Robin 3 And the Risen Bread 3 Apter, Emily 30 Arbib, Dan 8 Armstrong, Philip 30 B Balibar, Étienne 30 Banality of Heidegger, The 11 Barbaras, Renaud 22 Before the Fires 30 Being Brains 27 Believing in Order to See 8 Bennington, Geoffrey 21 Bernstein, J. M. 16 Berrigan, Daniel 3 Bestiarium Judaicum 26 Bilingual Brokers 15 Binetti, Vincenzo 17 Blackpentecostal Breath 30 Breaking Resemblance 28 Brooklyn Bridge Park 30 Bugbee, Henry 23 C Calle-Gruber, Mireille 30 Carlson, Lewis H. 30 Cha, Yoon Sook 21 Citizen Subject 30 Coming 30 Comparing Faithfully 30 Corber, Robert J. 30 Crawley, Ashon T. 30 Cruising the Library 5 D da Costa Bezerra, Kátia 14 Dastur, Françoise 23 Davidson, Joel E. 29 Decreation and the Ethical Bind 21 Derrida, Jacques 30 Dillon, Michael 30 Disavowed Community, The 30 E Entangled Worlds 24 Esposito, Roberto 17

F Feerick, John D. 29 Fictitious Capital 19 Fort, Jeff 11, 30 Fueling Culture 30 Future Life of Trauma, The 20 G Gadamer, Hans-Georg 30 Gallagher, Lowell 18 Garber, Marjorie 30 Geller, Jay 26 Glynn, Tom 4 Gold, Moshe 30 Gordon, Avery F. 7 Gschwandtner, Christina M. 8 Gumbs, Bob 30 H Hawthorn Archive, The 7 Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics 30 Holloway, Travis 10 Holt, Elizabeth M. 19 Honig, Bonnie 6 I Insistence of Art, The 28 Intercarnations 9 J Jandin, Pierre-Philippe 10 Jefferson, Alexander 30 Jivaka, Lobzang 30 John F. Sonnett Memorial Lectures at Fordham Law School, The 29 Jones, Terry-Ann 15 Jordan, Mark D. 30 Joyce Studies Annual 2016 30 K Kant on the Frontier 21 Keating, Ryan W. 13 Keller, Catherine 9, 24 Kenny, Dennis J. 29 Kottman, Paul A. 28 Krogius, Henrik 30 L Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe 30 Lau, Jacob 30 Lim, Jeehyun 15 Longo, F. Dominic 25

M Mack, Mehammed Amadeus 30 Mandell, Charlotte 30 Marion, Jean-Luc 8 Marsh, James L. 3 McGregor, Michael N. 2 Méchain, Flor 10 Members of His Body 18 Miller, Stephen 30 Miller, Steven 30 Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life 30 Muses on Their Lunch Hour, The 30 N Naison, Mark 30 Nancy, Jean-Luc 10, 11, 30 Nichols, Laura 15 O Ophir, Adi 16 Origin of the Political, The 17 Ortega, Francisco 27 Out of the Ordinary 30 P Partridge, Cameron 30 Paul Hanly Furfey 25 Pavlić, Ed 2 Phenomenologies of Scripture 22 Political Concepts 16 Polshek, James Stewart 1 Possibility of a World, The 10 Postcards from Rio 14 Pourciau, Sarah M. 20 Public Things 6 Puckett, Kent 12 Pure Act 2 Q Questions of Phenomenology 23 R Rademacher, Nicholas K. 25 Reading Publics 4 Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free 30 Reeth, Adèle Van 30 Resistance of the Sensible World 22 Rigor of Things, The 8 Rodick, David W. 23 Rubenstein, Mary-Jane 24

S Scandalize My Name 30 Scarlet Pansy, A 30 Scully, Robert 30 Sexagon 30 Shades of Green 13 Sicker, Philip T. 30 Sodomscapes 18 Spiritual Grammar 25 Stockton, Will 18 Stoler, Ann Laura 16 Stryker, Susan 30 Sutton, Sharon Egretta 1 Szeman, Imre 30 Szendy, Peter 30 T Talbayev, Edwige Tamalet 19 Teaching Bodies 30 Todd, Jane Marie 22 Tracy, David 8 Transcontinental Maghreb, The 19 Trial of the Catonsville Nine, The 3 U Undocumented and in College 15 V Vallier, Robert 23 Végsó´, Roland 30 Vidal, Fernando 27 Voss Roberts, Michelle 30 W Walking New York 30 War Pictures 12 Wells, Adam Y. 22 Wenzel, Jennifer 30 Whalen, Robert Weldon 30 When Ivory Towers Were Black 1 Who Can Afford to Improvise? 2 Wilderness in America 23 Williams, Gareth 17 Williamson, Terrion L. 30 Witty, Joanne 30 Writing of Spirit, The 20 Y Yaeger, Patricia 30 Yusin, Jennifer 20

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