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Studia Romanica Posnaniensia     Open Access  
Studia Rossica Gedanensia     Open Access  
Studia Scandinavica     Open Access  
Studia Slavica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Studia theodisca     Open Access  
Studien zur deutschen Sprache und Literatur     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Studies in African Languages and Cultures     Open Access  
Studies in American Indian Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL (SALT)     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Studies in ELT and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Studies in Scottish Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Studies in the Age of Chaucer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 17)
SubStance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Suomalais-Ugrilaisen Seuran Aikakauskirja : Journal de la Société Finno-Ougrienne     Open Access  
Sustainable Multilingualism     Open Access  
Swedish Journal of Romanian Studies     Open Access  
Sylloge epigraphica Barcinonensis : SEBarc     Open Access  
symploke     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Sztuka Edycji     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Tabuleiro de Letras     Open Access  
Teksty Drugie     Open Access  
Telar     Open Access  
Telondefondo : Revista de Teoría y Crítica Teatral     Open Access  
Temps zero     Open Access  
Tenso     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Teoliterária : Revista Brasileira de Literaturas e Teologias     Open Access  
Terminàlia     Open Access  
Territories : A Trans-Cultural Journal of Regional Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Texas Studies in Literature and Language     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Text Matters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Textual Cultures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Textual Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Texturas     Open Access  
The BARS Review     Open Access  
The CLR James Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
The Comparatist     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The Eighteenth Century     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
The Explicator     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
The Highlander Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
The Hopkins Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The Lion and the Unicorn     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
The Literacy Trek     Open Access  
The Mark Twain Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
The New Yorker     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 31)
The Vernal Pool     Open Access  
Tirant : Butlletí informatiu i bibliogràfic de literatura de cavalleries     Open Access  
Tolkien Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
TradTerm     Open Access  
Traduire : Revue française de la traduction     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
TRANS : Revista de Traductología     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transalpina     Open Access  
Transfer : e-Journal on Translation and Intercultural Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Translation and Literature     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Translation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Translation Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Translationes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transmodernity : Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transmotion     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Transversal     Open Access  
Trasvases Entre la Literatura y el Cine     Open Access  
Trípodos     Open Access  
Tropelías : Revista de Teoría de la Literatura y Literatura Comparada     Open Access  
Tsafon : Revue Interdisciplinaire d'études Juives     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Turkish Review of Communication Studies     Open Access  
Tutur : Cakrawala Kajian Bahasa-Bahasa Nusantara     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde     Open Access  
Uncommon Culture     Open Access  
Unidiversidad     Open Access  
Urdimento : Revista de Estudos em Artes Cênicas     Open Access  
US Latino & Latina Oral History Journal     Full-text available via subscription  
Valenciana     Open Access  
Variants : Journal of the European Society for Textual Scholarship     Open Access  
Verba : Anuario Galego de Filoloxía     Full-text available via subscription  
Verba Hispanica     Open Access  
Vertimo studijos (Translation Studies)     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Via Panorâmica : Revista de Estudos Anglo-Americanos     Open Access  
Victorian Literature and Culture     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Vilnius University Open Series     Open Access  
Vision : Journal for Language and Foreign Language Learning     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Vita Latina     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Voice and Speech Review     Hybrid Journal  
Voix et Images     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Vox Romanica     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Wacana     Open Access  
Wacana : Journal of the Humanities of Indonesia     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Wasafiri     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Werkwinkel : Journal of Low Countries and South African Studies     Open Access  
Western American Literature     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Wicazo Sa Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
WikiJournal of Humanities     Open Access  
William Carlos Williams Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Word Structure     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Writing Systems Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Written Language & Literacy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
WSQ: Women's Studies Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
Year's Work in English Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Yearbook of Ancient Greek Epic Online     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Yearbook of Langland Studies     Full-text available via subscription  
Zeitschrift fuer deutsches Altertum und Literatur     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Zeitschrift für Interkulturellen Fremdsprachenunterricht     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Literaturwissenschaft und Linguistik     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Zeitschrift für Wortbildung / Journal of Word Formation     Full-text available via subscription  
Zeszyty Cyrylo-Metodiańskie     Open Access  
Zibaldone : Estudios Italianos     Open Access  
Zutot     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Œuvres et Critiques     Full-text available via subscription  
Известия Южного федерального университета. Филологические науки     Open Access  

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  • Editor's Note

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      Abstract: The essays for this issue were supposed to emerge from a symposium on Paranoid Politics co-hosted by the Society for Critical Exchange and Frida Beckman and the Department of Culture and Aesthetics at Stockholm University in June of 2021. That the hidden powers that really rule the world found it necessary to invent a virus—or at least the myth of one—to prevent this symposium is obviously a sign of its enormous significance. But these powers have proven ineffective in stifling the voices of the wonderful ensemble of scholars from around the world who were poised to convene in Stockholm. Frida and I are most appreciative for the generous spirit with which they adapted to the changing situation of the symposium and ... Read More
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  • Paranoid Politics: An Introduction

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      Abstract: Is there a paranoid style of the 21st century' Or should we talk about the "paranoid styles" of the 21st century' Or is the term "paranoia" a distraction in the context, one that obscures the formidable force and passionate proliferation of conspiracy theories in our contemporaneity' One thing is certain—much has changed since Richard Hofstadter held his lecture at Oxford in 1963 and subsequently published what would become a seminal essay: "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" in Harper's Magazine in 1964.Across the second half of the 20th century and the first decades of the 21st, we have seen the supposed end of history and of grand narratives, the triumphs of neoliberalism, and the fragmentation, or, some ... Read More
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  • Bad History, Useless Prophecy: The "Paranoid Style" Revisited

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      Abstract: I taught my first class on conspiracy theories at the University of Bonn in 2007. It was called "Conspiracy and Paranoia," and the first texts we read were Freud's classic case study of Daniel Paul Schreber (1911) and Richard Hofstadter's essay on the "Paranoid Style in American Politics" (1964). Over the past fifteen years I have taught this class in different versions, but this was the only time "paranoia" featured in the title and I never included Freud again. I now also teach Hofstadter a few weeks into the semester. The reason for that is the topic of this article. As I explain below, I have become increasingly skeptical about the usefulness of the concept of paranoia for understanding conspiracy theory. Thus ... Read More
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  • Be Really Afraid: What Parody Does with Political Paranoia

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      Abstract: There is one concept missing in Richard Hofstadter's iconic "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" (1964). Remarking that "American politics has often been an arena for angry minds," Hofstadter describes the way that conspiratorial thinking depends on a paranoid style, yet he misses the fact that the paranoid style is always, also, deeply ironic. Hofstadter seems to deliberately sidestep the irony of the paranoid style he analyzes, choosing, instead, to take it all very seriously. While many have critiqued Hofstadter's association of paranoia with conspiratorial thinking (e.g. Michael Butter's piece in this collection), few have keyed into the notion that the flaw in Hofstadter's piece is not his overemphasis on ... Read More
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  • The Melodramatic Mode in American Politics and Other Varieties of
           Narrative Suspicion

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      Abstract: No consideration of paranoia or conspiracy theory can proceed these days without at least a nod to Richard Hofstadter. Hofstadter's 1964 "The Paranoid Style in American Politics" is among the most influential essays ever on the American political imagination, and it is significantly responsible for much contemporary thinking about conspiracy theory. There is, of course, nothing new about conspiracism, and it was in fact Karl Popper who introduced the contemporary notion of "conspiracy theory" in 1945.1 Yet Hofstadter's essay popularized the idea that conspiracy theory is a distinct, recognizable, and dismissible category of thinking with outsized effects on national political life. The paranoid style, he argued ... Read More
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  • On the Politics of Paranoid Style

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      Abstract: Entre tous les problèmes de la création artistique, celui du style requiert le plus impérieusement, et pour l'artiste lui-même, croyons-nous, une solution théorique.Richard Hofstadter's notion of "paranoid style" from 1964 remains a suggestive way to read paranoia politically in contemporary culture, but not quite in the way that Hofstadter thinks.2 If paranoia is a politics of relation about socialization as such, would the manifestation of style not implicate the critic in that very proposition' How, for instance, does paranoia present for the critic' Today, the best way to dress a cultural theorist (chronically victimized and prone to madcap moments) is in the paranoid style. It is difficult to think of ... Read More
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  • The Paranoid Style for Sale: Conspiracy Entrepreneurs, Marketplace Bots,
           and Surveillance Capitalism

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      Abstract: If Richard Hofstadter's "paranoid style" is to have any purchase for thinking about contemporary America, we must recognize the ways in which it has been commodified and monetized. Hofstadter argues that this recurring political eccentricity has erupted at various points in history, often in order to alarm, persuade, and enlist others. Such rhetoric can secure advantage and power for the speaker and their cause. That is still true in certain renditions today—employing fearmongering conspiracism for political advantage is essential to figures like Trump, Bolsonaro, and Orbán. However, the paranoid style today is just as likely to be invoked and given form in the hope that it will yield a profit for conspiracy ... Read More
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  • Paranoid Politics and the Plague of Inequality in the Age of Pandemics

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      Abstract: As Hannah Arendt noted in her work on totalitarianism: "If lawfulness is the essence of non-tyrannical government and lawlessness is the essence of tyranny, then terror is the essence of totalitarian domination."1 In an age of mass fear, a politics of paranoia becomes central to the development of a fascist state. Shared fears replace shared responsibilities, and a war-of-all-against-all moves from the economic sphere to the center of daily life. Police violence, the rise of the surveillance state, and an eco-system of conspiracy theories, have and continue to be legitimated largely by former president Trump who thrives on paranoia and appears haunted by his own paranoid fears. Even with the defeat of Trump in the ... Read More
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  • Education, New Technology, and the Paranoid Politics of Disinterested
           Objectivity

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      Abstract: Expertise is increasingly seen as suspect, particularly on the political right, because experts are presumed to have interests and agendas. The majority of registered Republican voters believe that higher education is "bad for America";1 only 27% of Republicans trust scientists, and only 31% trust medical science.2 As of this writing, a majority of Republican voters believe that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent and stolen despite evidence provided by policy experts, academic experts, and thorough investigations, recounts, and audits by Republican officials at the state and local level. In May of 2021 the party purged its congressional leadership for refusing to accept the stolen election lie. As of ... Read More
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  • The Paranoid Imperative: Affect, Emotion, and Neoliberal Academe

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      Abstract: Are academics more paranoid than the rest of the population' It has been said that around 15 to 20 percent of the population frequently have paranoid thoughts and another 3 to 5 percent suffer from severe paranoia. While the latter group requires medical treatment for what psychologists call persecutory delusions, the others have lesser forms of paranoia (Freeman and Freeman 2008, 10-11). Thus, given that around a quarter of the population are said to be paranoid, it seems safe to say that paranoia is not uncommon today. Nevertheless, designating a large chunk of the population as paranoid is a fairly recent phenomena.In 1980, if you asked the average psychiatrist what percentage of the population had the unfounded ... Read More
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  • Tyranny, Fear, and Parrhesia: Truth in the Neoliberal University, or "How
           Do I Know I'm not Heidegger'"

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      Abstract: Out of the resoluteness of the German students to stand their ground while German destiny is in its most extreme distress comes a will to the essence of the university. This will is a true will, provided that German students, through the new Student Law, place themselves under the law of their essence and thereby first define this essence. To give oneself the law is the highest freedom. The much-lauded "academic freedom" will be expelled from the German university; for this freedom was not genuine because it was only negative.The day after Donald Trump was elected, we had our weekly meeting in the Provost's Office at the University of South Carolina. I was Vice Provost for International Affairs at the time. I have ... Read More
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  • Conspiracy, Complicity, Critique

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      Abstract: The coronavirus pandemic and the storming of the Capitol have created a perfect storm of conspiracism, especially visible on social media. Many commentators have returned to Richard Hofstadter's analysis of the "paranoid style in American politics" to make sense of the surge of conspiracy-minded populism and the spread of disinformation. Conspiracism is usually framed as beyond the pale of rational discourse, a symptom and a cause of the delegitimization not only of the media, scientific expertise, and democratic institutions, but also of the very idea of objective truth (see Rosenblum and Muirhead 2019 on the nihilistic tendencies of the "new conspiracism" of post-truth politics). But does Hofstadter's diagnosis ... Read More
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  • What Is the Matter with Politics' Paranoia, Precarity, Climate Change

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      Abstract: One of the deep mysteries of the twenty-first century is why there is such a denial about climate change and a lack of the political will to confront it, even in the face of all-but-certain eco-system collapse, or why people are generally unconvinced that they can relate their deep concerns about climate change to political solutions. Considering this political impasse as a crisis in the imagination incited by a delegitimization of the Humanities, this chapter contrasts a climate change critical theory perspective with a dystopic 2015 novel about apocalyptic drought in the U.S. west, Claire Vaye Watkins' Gold Fame Citrus. The novel starts in post-apocalyptic Laurel Canyon, after the great exodus, when a prairie dog ... Read More
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  • Paranoid Masculinity, Or, Toward A New Identity Politics

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      Abstract: White male alt-right identitarianism has become a major factor in contemporary Western society. That this is a phenomenon that thrives with, on, and through conspiracy theories is a fact few would have missed. In this article, I will argue and expand on the way in which this is an identitarian project not only surfing on the force of the many 21st century conspiracy theories that proliferate in the public sphere but emerging also from a deeper and more culturally determined paranoia. The intimate association of paranoia and conspiracy theories in a U.S. political context has been such ever since Richard Hofstadter's seminal articulation of "the paranoid style in American politics" in the 1950s. Recently, it has ... Read More
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  • Racial Reverb: "Paranoia within Reason" and the Sounding of the Social

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      Abstract: On the evening of June 28th, 2020, Mark and Patricia McCloskey trained guns on Black Lives Matter protestors passing by their mansion on Portland Place, a street in St. Louis' wealthy Central West End. Images of the armed couple quickly went viral, and within hours the McCloskeys had become the latest poster children for white paranoia. Like "BBQ Becky," "Permit Patty," and countless other white civilians who have called the police on Black people for going about quotidian tasks—not to mention the innumerable police officers who have murdered Black people and gotten off scot-free after professing fears for their personal safety—Mark and Patricia McCloskey were participating in what we might reasonably call a form ... Read More
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  • Wakanda and the Politics of Reparation

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      Abstract: Premiering in early 2018, in an atmosphere marked in the U.S. by a rise in racist hate crimes and Trump-emboldened white nationalism, but also by the continued growth of the Black Lives Matter movement and anti-racist solidarity actions, Marvel Studios' Black Panther, co-written and directed by Ryan Coogler, touched a sharp need among its audience, and particularly among Black viewers, for legitimation, joy, fortification, and visionary imagination. "In the midst of a regressive cultural and political moment fueled in part by the white-nativist movement," wrote Jamil Smith for Time magazine, "the very existence of Black Panther feels like resistance. Its themes challenge institutional bias, its characters take ... Read More
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  • Palestinian Paranoia and the Colonial Situation

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      Abstract: Evoking Palestinian paranoia comes with a risk. It could easily resonate with right-wing Zionists, confirming their racist depictions of Palestinians as pathological bodies, psychically and morally deficient, and thus unfit to join the community of civilized human beings. But paranoia does seem to mark the Palestinian condition. Uprooting and paranoia go hand in hand for Palestinians. The experience of collective displacement plunges the exilic Palestinian into a zone of precarity and hypervigilance, "where everyone not a blood-brother or sister is an enemy, where every sympathizer is an agent of some unfriendly power, and where the slightest deviation from the accepted group line is an act of the rankest treachery ... Read More
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  • To Stir the Sleep of the World: Conjectures on Awakening

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      Abstract: Present-day religious experience has again become universal ("catholic") and abyssal. It manifests itself in all experience as the absence of a ground.Sleep: basically, your most enduring disappointment.Once again the morning gives its assurance that I will exist. A light breeze passes through the semidarkness. In the room, sounds of activity report the signs of something making its appearance. This being—or whatever else we want to call whatever is stirring there—behaves little differently from parents who no longer bother to be quiet when the time has come for their children to get up. The sounds become intrusive, not to say inconsiderately so. The world will be as it will; the only certainty is that the world ... Read More
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  • Violence and Abstraction

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      Abstract: ions are everywhere. They fill the air. ions can belong to the realm of the pure imagination. They can inspire wonderment. And yet they can also summon forth the most terrifying gods and empires of worldly destruction. ion becomes apparent every single time an original thought is birthed. It is also apparent in the conceptual delivery of each and every philosophical claim. There are no metaphysical principles without the abstractions from which they emerge. We cannot think without them. They are the energy defining our existence. Without abstractions, we are reduced to the mere biological fact of being or sometimes in the darker moments of history even less so. Everything in these base-level ... Read More
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  • The Tumorous Concrete Island: Sensing the Beginning of the End Through
           J.G. Ballard's Concrete Island

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      Abstract: It has pleased Nature so to make us that we attain happiness only by way of pain.The sensations inflicted by sadists are similar to jolts of shock, some painful and some pleasurable. Intense pain foretells the body's destruction alongside its radical transformation, such that the body in pain is itself an object of novelty, one to be inspected with pleasure.Months before the publication of Concrete Island in 1974, J.G. Ballard had a near-death experience in the form of a car crash in Chiswick, near the re-developed area of Westway, London. He later included versions of the accident in his novels as everyday urban disasters that no amount of careful urban planning could prevent. To put matters into perspective, the ... Read More
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  • Romantic Deleuze

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      Abstract: Gilles Deleuze is regularly inscribed in a Kantian and post-Kantian lineage: Daniel Smith, for example, acknowledges the pivotal role of Salomon Maimon for Deleuze and even pits him as a twentieth-century Kant (2012b, particularly 65-9; 2012a, 107; 2020, 35);1 Marc Rölli, too, pushes the Kantian reading and Daniela Voss further elaborates on the Kant-Maimon-nexus (Rölli 2003 and 2016; Voss 2013a and 2013b); and Levi Bryant, Christian Kerslake, and Henry Somers-Hall all read Deleuze as a post-Kantian philosopher, whether primarily in conversation with Kant (Bryant 2008; Kerslake 2009) or Hegel (Somers-Hall 2012). It is no surprise, then, that in 2015 Craig Lundy and Voss devoted an entire collection of essays to ... Read More
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  • After Physiologus: Post-Medieval Subjectivity and the Modernist Bestiaries
           of Guillaume Apollinaire and Djuna Barnes

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      Abstract: It has not often been pointed out that one of the most influential accounts of the modern subject is tied to a very old notion of the Fall, and given additionally an epochal marker as a transition from the medieval to the modern. In Jacques Lacan's reformulation of the Cartesian subject, it is explicitly the "theoreticians in the Middle Ages" who are repudiated: a "vital dehiscence constitutive of man," he writes in "Aggressiveness in Psychoanalysis," "makes unthinkable the idea of an environment that is preformed for him (2007, 94)." A world of pre-established harmony is impossible given this rupture. Both moral and ontological correspondence are unfeasible with the subject broken off from the object world it now ... Read More
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  • "My heart, how shall I keep silent'" The Personal as Political:
           Foucault's Parrhēsia in Euripides' Ion and the Testimony of Christine
           Blasey Ford

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      Abstract: Teaching Euripides' Ion in an undergraduate course filled with upper-classmen makes the contemporariness of the tragedy impossible to ignore. Having a sexual assault victim step forward to publicly condemn the god who violated her strongly resonates with much of our socio-political reality today. Creusa's role in the play is not only that of someone who says "me too," but who also publicly denounces her abuser, risking the god's wrath. The significance of Euripides' tragedy for truth-telling today was highlighted when Michel Foucault shifted his attention towards parrhēsia1 in the last years of his life. Ion is only one of the many Greek texts Foucault has referred to, but it is seen by him as a parrhesiastic play ... Read More
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  • Adorno on Art and the Arts in the Anthropocene

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      Abstract: In 1966, Theodor Adorno convened a public lecture series at the Academy of Arts in West Berlin with the title "Borders and Convergences of the Arts." Adorno gave the final talk in the series, on "Art and the Arts," on 23 June 1966. That talk formed a pendant or counterpart to a paper he had delivered at the Academy a year earlier, on 23 May 1965, titled "On Some Relations between Music and Painting." The two talks would be published together by the Academy of Arts in a slim volume of 1967. The other speakers in the series indicate the highly cross-medial and interdisciplinary nature of Adorno's interest in these questions at the time: they included Hans Blumenberg; Elmar Tophoven, the translator of Samuel Beckett ... Read More
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  • Buddhism, Barad, and Materialism

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      Abstract: The paper is a diffractive reading of Karan Barad's Meeting the Universe Halfway and Nagarjuna's Madhyamaka. One source of constructive interference arises from reading Barad as following the middle way between the eternal and changeless essences of the metaphysical idealists', whether transcendent (e.g., Plato), transcendental (e.g., Kant), or phenomenological (e.g., Husserl) and old materialism's relativistic, sometimes swerving, ephemeral atomism both of which can be equally absolutist and deterministic with their changeless ultimate identities whether mental (Ideas, Categories, Noesis) or physical (Ionian, Lucretian, or Newtonian reductive atomism). The contemporary incarnations of these absolutisms have two ... Read More
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  • Critical Failure in the New World Order

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      Abstract: Fredric Jameson's The Political Unconscious turned or marked the turn of criticism towards a consensus that reduced the capacities of poetry to a second order of human activity interpretable by a first order academic Marxist hermeneutic (1981). The issue is not Marxism, whatever understanding we might have of that term. In larger part, the issue is rather the academic because Jameson's work came to dominate or at least rearrange the fields of academic critical thinking about poetry and poetics claiming that no other mode of humanistic reflection or inquiry had legitimacy except as part of its ambition.We might thank Jameson for his recollection of figures and works otherwise almost forgotten during the theory ... Read More
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  • Can Theory End the World'

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      Abstract: My answer to the question of whether theory can save the world is threefold: First, the very idea of theory saving the world is ridiculous and a symptom of academic self-importance. Second, of course theory can save the world; all theory can do is hold the world together. This is precisely why theory should aim—with its last breath—to destroy the world of which it is so much a part. Finally, it is certain that the world cannot be saved; even so, theory can have no other task but to save the world.Simply posing the question or entertaining the possibility of theory saving the world is utterly symptomatic of theory's Olympian self-importance, and explains why we are in this mess. If theory had not had such grandiose ... Read More
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  • Can Theory Save the World'

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      Abstract: Mathematical theory speculates that we are now using the equivalent of 1.6 planets to provide the resources we use and to absorb our waste. This means that it takes the Earth one year and six months to regenerate what we use in a year. The contemporary mathematician Joel E. Cohen believes that one way to save the world is to reduce this ratio through the use of theory.In Cohen's view, extensively articulated in How Many People Can the Earth Support' (1995), there have been three general theoretical approaches this past century to the problems of poverty, overpopulation, environmental degradation, and social injustice. The first, is the Bigger Pie Approach, which advocates the use of technology "to produce more and ... Read More
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  • Theory Saves, But only Practice Pays Interest

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      Abstract: Can theory save the world' To answer what is not wholly a rhetorical question one could rephrase an old saw to the effect that: theory saves, but only practice pays interest. For theory, the theory/practice binary is obviously problematic while its solutions have a tendency to favor the former over the latter (even in ancient Greek philosophy the arguments over epistêmê and technê hardly resolve the dichotomy yet provide a base if not a form for contemporary debate). There is a long tradition in theory in which conceptual metaphors do the work of sublating the divide and the poetics of praxis shake crisis to its core. This does not blunt in any way the radical import of, for instance, theoretical practice ... Read More
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  • "Il faut bien détruire ensemble," or Solidarity after Afropessimism

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      Abstract: The title of my essay is inspired by Jacques Derrida's two formulations, Il faut bien manger and Il faut bien vivre ensemble. The latter is itself a kind of rewriting of former. Derrida's earlier phrase can be translated into English in two ways: "it really is necessary to eat" (we have no choice) and "it is necessary to eat well." With this formulation, Derrida seeks to move beyond the stale and predictable debate over sameness and difference, pointing out that relating ethically to the other is not a matter of opting for either a cannibalistic or a non-cannibalistic mode of contact. There is no avoiding symbolic assimilation; interpreting others will happen; the question is how to do it: "The moral question ... Read More
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  • Love's Shadow, Tragedy, and Beloved

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      Abstract: Love's Shadow has a problem with tragedy, wrongly convicting it of melancholy. The book exiles melancholy by embracing instead, in loving detail, great works of human imagination—Wallace Stevens' poetry, Rembrandt's painting, and Shakespeare's comedy and romance—art that strengthens and supports our lives in a secular world. To win this affirmation, Love's Shadow strives against a prestigious, powerful critical view, deriving from Walter Benjamin, which links allegory, redemption, and melancholy. The attack on melancholy thereby eliminates tragedy—it's just collateral damage. The book sides with Plato and against itself. Love's Shadow rejects philosophy as a path of life and chooses poetry, most polemically in its ... Read More
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  • All You Need is Love: Critical Reflections on Paul Bové's Love's
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      Abstract: For a book about love, Paul A. Bové's Love's Shadow seems motivated by a certain amount of critical animus.1 Of course, the title should tip us off that it is not a book just about love but also what falls under its shadow. What shadows love is not only the inevitable critical project that is linked to its articulation, but also that which must be eschewed or rejected for love to flourish.The vision of love articulated by the book is less about romantic love, although Bové provides a powerful account of its transformative power in his readings of Shakespeare's late comedies, but rather love as the basis for a renewed critical project for the humanities. In contrast to the forms of rote theorization and ... Read More
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  • Love's Shadow, or Shadow-Boxing'

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      Abstract: What in Paul Bové's Love's Shadow should one be most grateful for' For its attack on a practice of professionalism that he judges to be deadly for "English studies"; for its claim that allegorical thought and melancholy emotion in literary criticism have caused a disciplinary decadence; or for its defense of literature as the supreme exemplar of humanity's "grand capacity of imagination" (113)'Bové's arraignment of professional practice identifies it as an academic version of "official culture," whereby leading lights of literary study are accorded canonical status, with scarcely an intellectual debate; and whereby their followers, borrowing prestige from their leaders, exhaustively (and exhaustingly) repeat what ... Read More
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  • The Poverty of Criticism

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      Abstract: Criticism, argues Paul Bové, has the potential to free us from cynicism and melancholy. But today, far too few critics utilize this potential. And he should know better than most. Since 1989, he has served as editor of boundary 2: an international journal of literature and culture, one of the premier humanities journals in the world.1 The journal raised some academic eyebrows twenty-years ago when, in an effort to exert greater control over the type of criticism it published, it ceased reviewing for publication unsolicited submissions.2Arguably, Love's Shadow (2021), Bové's most recent book, is a de facto defense of editors completely closing the submissions doors of their journals to cynical and melancholy ... Read More
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  • Anatomy of a Shadow

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      Abstract: Paul Bové's new critical tome, Love's Shadow, is comprised of nine chapters, each of which approaches the text's basic thesis through a different artistic lens. That basic thesis counters much contemporary criticism and reinvigorates theory by beginning with the counter-intuitive invocation of Freud's theory of melancholia. Bové's preface begins by framing his text with the following reminder; "First, melancholy persists when desire had lost its love object, even or especially when the object has perhaps only died to the consciousness of the desirer. Second, melancholy becomes an affliction when the subject unable to reproach the lost love object turns reproach upon itself to dwell in misery and abjection" (ix). As ... Read More
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  • The Unnecessary Angel

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      Abstract: My first formal introduction to Wallace Stevens occurred during the fall semester of 2005 in a course entitled "Pound, Eliot, and Stevens." It was taught by a highly reputable and well published scholar of modernist poetry who, it turns out, was also retiring at the end of the academic year. The weeks spent studying Pound and Eliot seem quite conventional now that I have taught both poets myself. We read them in relation to Browning and Donne, sampled their greatest prose hits, and briefly situated them within the larger context of modernist aesthetics. The classes on Stevens differed. I recall our first discussion where the professor wrote figures and colors on the board along with their corresponding meanings: ... Read More
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  • Stepping Barefoot, and Laughingly, Into Reality: On Paul A. Bové's
           Love's Shadow

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      Abstract: Paul A. Bové's new book, Love's Shadow, makes a critical argument that feels compatible with "Large Red Man Reading," a post-World War II poem that is in Wallace Stevens' most demotic later style, a solemn procession ritually progressing and repeating its rhetorical formulations. The return of the ghosts in the poem can remind a reader of earlier poems by others, such as Emerson's "Bacchus," Whitman's "Crossing Brooklyn Ferry;" or even can recall the millions lost in the latest war, including those lost due to the first and second atomic bombs ever dropped on Japanese civilians. Indeed, Stevens's genealogical research into his ancestors may also inform the presence of the ghosts. The poem can also remind a critical ... Read More
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  • Love's Shadow

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      Abstract: Paul A. Bové's Love's Shadow is an eloquent, immensely learned, artful and multi-layered literary manifesto with two separate yet interrelated aims. Bové intends to connect the freedom of critical thinking to poiesis, the secular anagogic imaginative intelligence whereby "humans as a species can imagine alternatives to its own circumstances" (2021, xi 395 [footnote 18]). He also resolves to disrupt the hegemony of allegorical reasoning that makes ruin the response to crisis and that makes artists, nature, and humans "abject and in need of the redemptive intercession of priestly masters" (395). Allegorical and anagogical mental states are utterly noncomparable and separated by a non-traversable gap. The dispositions ... Read More
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  • Mastering Mastery

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      Abstract: In Love's Shadow, Paul Bové puts significant pressure on a perennial question of aesthetic theory: does aesthetics need the notion of artistic mastery' Or is this a vestige of 19th century aestheticism, connoisseurship, the mythos of genius' This is implicitly to ask: is the proper object of aesthetic theorizing, the artwork or the artist' Is aesthetic theory, especially after Adorno, capable of defending "imaginative achievement" as Bové puts it (302), or are we resigned to thinking of the art work as a crass product (a symptom of cultural productivism, technicity, instrumental thinking) of the culture industry'Bové raises these questions in the context of appreciating the criticism of John Berger with regard to ... Read More
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  • Bathsheba's Stomach; or, Poiesis and Criticism in Paul A. Bové's
           Love's Shadow

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      Abstract: Love's Shadow, by Paul A. Bové, is at once a monumental study and an enigma. In modeling the sort of criticism that Bové would like to see, Love's Shadow also becomes impossible to discuss in the sort of critical terms Bové wishes us to abjure or abandon. Love's Shadow in its entirety is an essay, but also one that is made up of essays, which makes it rather recursive (not to say repetitive). This in turn makes the experience of reading and rereading it a bit like wading into the ocean, fighting through, jumping atop, diving beneath, or body-surfing on wave after wave, each one different, yet each partaking of the same substance and spirit. I would characterize that experience as exhilarating, as the diversity of ... Read More
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  • On the Kindness of Readers

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      Abstract: The only thing a book can hope for is readers and in this symposium, Love's Shadow (2021) has been truly fortunate. Ten distinguished and busy scholar critics have taken the time to read and comment, to give the book place and value. They honor the book with time, attention, and care. Each response reveals facets of the book that provoke or inspire. Certain responses make Love's Shadow very much about the academy, academics, or their beliefs and practices. Others make it about poetry and imagination. Some take it as a performance of inevitable patterns or of planned agons. Love's Shadow's form invites responses to its elements, for example to its reservations about messianism, allegoresis, or utopian belief. ... Read More
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  • The Unsustainability of Sustainability

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      Abstract: I will start by saying what I welcomed in Sustaining Seas because the bulk of this review will be taken up with an analysis of what I found to be unwelcome. To me, the most important aspect of this collection is the way it offers an exciting illustration of what a hands-reaching-across-the-table collaboration between the humanities and the sciences can look like. The "Operation Crayweed" project led by Australian marine ecologist Adriana Vergés is a model in this regard. "If there is a message from major environmental issues such as climate change it is that scientific evidence in and of itself does not convince the broader public of the need for action or even caring about the environment" (242-43). Several ... Read More
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  • Confessions of the Flesh: Between Pleasure and Sexuality

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      Abstract: "Thoughts flutter around in the mind like a feather moved by the wind, but certain ones are stained, and heavier than the others and tend to weigh the soul down."In a way that is paradoxical only at first sight, epithumia, desire, concupiscence, is what constitutes the "raw material" which the arts of monastic and married life have to process. With this difference: in the one case, one must act with oneself alone and in the form of a spiritual combat with one's own "thought" (in the broad sense of the word), in order to give it no possible outlet…and, in the other case, there does exist a legitimate, although "joint," outlet but it has to be seen that this legitimacy stems from the fact that each one thereby ... Read More
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  • We, the Sheeple: Making Sense of Conspiracy Theory in the Context of
           Neoliberalism

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      Abstract: I have long taken for granted Fredric Jameson's dictum that conspiracy theory constitutes the "poor person's cognitive mapping in the postmodern age," a "degraded figure of the total logic of late capital, a desperate attempt to represent the latter's system, whose failure is marked by its slippage into sheer theme and content" (Jameson 1988, 356). This thesis is in keeping with his equally famous exhortation to "always historicize" (Jameson 1981, ix); it also "opens up," for Peter Knight in Conspiracy Culture, "the possibility of a materialist analysis of why people turn to conspiratorial explanations…in the era of globalization" (Knight 2000, 20). Yet, Knight cautions, the account threatens to become "too ... Read More
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  • "Whither Roth Given Bailey"

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      Abstract: As a prefatory disclaimer, I should cop to seeing no reason to use my space here as an opportunity—that is, under a pretense to Olympian expertise—to summarize Philip Roth's career, provide an overview or appraisal of his literary output, and/or reprise some set of defining events of (or gossipy revelations about) his life. I take it as axiomatic—minority view though it may be—that scholarly reviews should tread elsewhere for their primary labor than the ground of synoptic recapitulation. And anyway, Bailey's biography has been/will be enough written about that other commentators can take that tack. Suffice it to say that I like Roth's work and perhaps more to the point find that the stance or positionality his ... Read More
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  • What Is Ethnic Studies For'

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      Abstract: The white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in August 2017, which left one counter-protester dead, targeted Jews as well as Blacks. But as Benjamin Schreier notes, the response to the rally by programs in African American studies, measured in events like teach-ins, was much louder and more energetic than the response to it by programs of Jewish American studies. Why' A slogan like "Jews will not replace us" would seem to invite, at the very least, some further analysis. The reason for the field's relative silence, Schreier suggests, is that unlike "its sibling U.S. ethnic literary formations," Jewish American studies has refused to "explicitly theorize itself and its practices" and has refused in ... Read More
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  • Just Stop

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      Abstract: In her afterword to H. Aram Veeser's The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism, Heather Love is less enthusiastic than Veeser is about the legacy of literary theory. The promotional material for The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism, approved by Veeser, explains triumphantly thatthis book gathers together the eighteen thinkers who worked with social radicals in the 1960's and beyond to install the currently ascendant rule of Political Correctness…. Their thinking [has arguably re-shaped the American Democratic Party] and stiffened the backbone of Me Too; Black Lives Matter; Title IX; transgender identity; non-binary pronouns; and—in short—the clear-cutting of traditional hierarchy and ... Read More
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  • Those Who are About to Theorize (We Salute You)

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      Abstract: As I walked the beaches with the American veterans who had landed there and now returned for this anniversary, men in their sixties and seventies, and listened to their stories in the cafés and inns, I was deeply moved and profoundly grateful for all they had done. I realized that they had been all around me as I was growing up and that I had failed to appreciate what they had been through and what they had accomplished.H. Aram Veeser says he toyed with The Greatest Generation as a working title for The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism: Scholars Discuss Intellectual Origins and Turning Points, his book of interviews with representative members of three important clusters of scholars and ... Read More
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  • The Specter of Rebirth

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      Abstract: I was in graduate school in the first half of the 1970s. It was an exciting time, as 1970 marks the year when The Structuralist Controversary first appeared in an affordable paperback edition. It told the story of the first big American theory conference from 1966, as H. Aram Veeser discusses in his wonderful introduction to his provocative new book The Rebirth of American Literary Theory and Criticism. As the earlier book's title underscores, theory then means structuralism, particularly French structuralism and its immediate aftermath.In college from 1966-70, I had been exposed to lots of philosophy and theology, given that it was a Jesuit school. Marx, Nietzsche, Kierkegaard, Sartre, even touches of Heidegger ... Read More
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  • Picture Theory

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      Abstract: In 1996, on the pages of October, W. T. J. Mitchell (who appears among the "boomer" contributors to this volume) had the temerity to ask: "what do pictures really want'" I say "temerity" because, as Mitchell—author of "The Pictoral Turn"—acknowledges, the question verges on the fanciful or at best animist, indeed he quickly characterizes his essay as a thought experiment. In the end, he says virtually nothing about what pictures "really" want ("want" receiving far more attention than "really"), but he stuns us just long enough to puzzle over "picture," or, put differently, to feel the rattling of convention fastening the word and its sense. He does not take us to, "picture yourself on a boat in a river," but nor ... Read More
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  • Why Stop There'

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      Abstract: The forum responders cover a lot of ground. All of us who took part in producing the book will be excited and edified by the probity of the insights presented by these four outstanding theorists and scholars. Sharon O'Dair writes that the star system favoring the theorists in the volume is an effect of neoliberal capitalism and must be deplored, opposed, and replaced. Aaron Jaffe writes that the volume is a grotesque private reunion of people who failed create a younger generation. Daniel T. O'Hara writes that irony, parody, burlesque, and satire define literary theory and that the volume does justice to theory on these terms. John Mowitt performs a full-scale, ironic deconstruction of the images and pictures in ... Read More
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  • Class and Color: An Interview with Joe William Trotter, Jr.

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      Abstract: Joe William Trotter, Jr. has foregrounded "the centrality of the African American working class to an understanding of U.S. history," as he puts it in Workers on Arrival: Black Labor in the Making of America (2019). Through the first half of the 20th century, as Trotter observes, African American history tended to focus on elite figures, shifting in the 1960s and 70s to look at the ghetto and the underclass resulting from segregation. Beginning in the 1980s, Trotter and colleagues such as Earl Lewis have called attention to the everyday work that many African Americans have done in building the modern U.S., particularly following the Great Migration, the exodus of African Americans from the rural South to the ... Read More
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  • Opening the Window on Higher Ed: An Interview with Christopher Newfield

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      Abstract: The cost of college has skyrocketed, limiting access and causing the exponential growth of student debt. This is typically cast as a result of inevitable economic or historical change. Against that complacent view, Christopher Newfield shows how debt and many other current problems in American higher education arise from deliberate policies and politics, and he has become a leading figure in critical university studies. While most university budgets are forbiddingly complicated if not secret, in Unmaking the Public University: The Forty-Year Assault on the Middle Class (2008) Newfield traces the money trail and the ways that state universities have been defunded, with support diverted from public uses to private ... Read More
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  • Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us by Gary Saul Morson
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      Abstract: "Fundamentalisms" in the title of this book is the plural of a word we more often encounter in the singular, but it is the contention of Morson and Schapiro that there are two types of fundamentalism (in different varieties) and that they are at loggerheads. One kind of fundamentalism asserts truth with absolute certainty; the other denies it with just as much certainty. This means that there are two forms of folly that drown out chances for wisdom, and this brings real dangers to a democracy such as the United States. The authors want to chart a way of getting from folly to wisdom and the success of this undertaking depends in large part on readers' willingness to live and think outside of the three criteria that ... Read More
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  • A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature: An Issue
           of Reconfiguration and Re-representation by W. Lawrence Hogue (review)

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      Abstract: In A Theoretical Approach to Modern American History and Literature: An Issue of Reconfiguration and Re-representation, W. Lawrence Hogue disrupts the dominant history of modern America (1870-1930) as the exceptional period of "the modern" and "modernity," a historical span of great economic, industrial achievements when spectacular cities rose and Americans became the modern subjects of middle-class prosperity and progress, when America led the world in democracy and freedom—ultimately, when the paradigmatic modern American identity was forged. This narrative and vision of the exemplary modern American identity still underpin the prevailing sense of modern American history and literature, Hogue argues, and in its ... Read More
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  • The Geological Unconscious: German Literature and the Mineral Imaginary by
           Jason Groves (review)

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      Abstract: In this slim and suggestive volume by Jason Groves, we find a pre-articulation of Anthropocene concerns and anxieties in 19th-20th century German letters, particularly in terms of what Groves calls its "mineral imaginary": its repository of geological tropes and images in which, as often as not, the ground beneath our feet is rendered strange and perhaps unwelcome. While not exactly a survey, The Geological Unconscious nevertheless focuses on three writers representing three distinct strata of German literary history: Goethe, Stifter, and Benjamin—in other words, Romanticism, (Biedermeier-style) Realism, and Modernism. Other figures, notably Ludwig Tieck and Bertolt Brecht, serve as additional touchstones, but for ... Read More
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  • Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect by John Brenkman
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      Abstract: "The task is not to celebrate breaks, but to explain folds" (1). In this way, John Brenkman portrays the relationship between the linguistic turn and the affective turn in the recent philosophical-theoretical landscape. From there, Brenkman moves to the Heideggerian triad of mood–understanding–discourse, an interconnected set of terms that ground and guide the present study. Brenkman explains the three hypotheses of his text as follows: "First, mood and trope are so intimately connected that there is not the one without the other…. Second, affect…is complexly structured; there is a many-sidedness or layeredness to emotion. Third, the key to the discursive manifestation of affect lies in the énonciation, not the ... Read More
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  • Born After: Reckoning with the German Past by Angelika Bammer (review)

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      Abstract: Reading Angelika Bammer's Born After: Reckoning with the German Past involves joining Bammer in remembering and thinking of the "German past" from the perspective of the "aftermath of World War II," of the perpetration of genocide, as well as of cultural and physical uprootedness—and in "reckoning with" the depth of these difficult legacies for the post-war generation (4). While World War II is a macro-experience of, or for, the twentieth century, Bammer's autobiography explores a micro-experience of the war and of the post-war generation, while raising complex, thought-provoking questions about story, history, memory, and practice.The book begins with Bammer remembering her uprooted childhood "in the aftermath of ... Read More
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  • Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out by Haun Saussy (review)

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      Abstract: Haun Saussy's Translation as Citation: Zhuangzi Inside Out is a major contribution to translation studies and comparative literature. Saussy uses Zhuangzi, a collection of early Daoist writings, to show how Chinese culture, or more broadly, any culture, communicates with other cultures. The thesis of the book is that the fragmentary, piecemeal quotations from the Zhuangzi text, which occupy the outside position inside the Chinese cultural tradition, help facilitate the introduction of foreign texts and ideas.The book is divided into an introduction and five chapters. In the introduction, Saussy explains that this book examines "non-translation" (2), meaning translations that intentionally speak to certain currents ... Read More
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  • Notes on Contributors

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      Abstract: JONATHAN ARAC is Andrew Mellon Professor of English, Emeritus, at the University of Pittsburgh, where he founded and directed the Humanities Center (2008-19). He continues to serve on the Keywords Project and the boundary 2 Editorial Collective.RIDVAN ASKIN is a Postdoctoral Teaching and Research Fellow in North American and General Literature at the University of Basel, Switzerland. He is the author of Narrative and Becoming (2016) and the co-editor of several essay collections, most recently The Aesthetics, Poetics, and Rhetoric of Soccer (2018) and New Directions in Philosophy and Literature (2019). He is currently working on his second book, tentatively titled Transcendental Poetics and the Futures of American ... Read More
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