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Studia Litteraria et Historica     Open Access  
Studia Metrica et Poetica     Open Access  
Studia Neophilologica     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studia Pigoniana     Open Access  
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   (Followers: 1)
Studies in American Indian Literatures     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
Studies in Applied Linguistics & TESOL (SALT)     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Studies in ELT and Applied Linguistics     Open Access   (Followers: 11)
Studies in Scottish Literature     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Studies in the Age of Chaucer     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Studies in the Novel     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
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: 27)
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: 39)
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: 13)
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: 33)
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: 25)
Translationes     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Transmodernity : Journal of Peripheral Cultural Production of the Luso-Hispanic World     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Transmotion     Open Access   (Followers: 20)
Transversal     Open Access  
Trasvases Entre la Literatura y el Cine     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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: 8)
Turkish Review of Communication Studies     Open Access  
Tutur : Cakrawala Kajian Bahasa-Bahasa Nusantara     Open Access  
Tydskrif vir Letterkunde     Open Access  
Uncommon Culture     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
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: 24)
Victorian Poetry     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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: 5)
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: 5)
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: 2)
Yearbook of Langland Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Załącznik Kulturoznawczy / Cultural Studies Appendix     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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   (Followers: 1)
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 region called Asia was culturally defined after the Russia-Japan War and geopolitically designed after the Second World War. Modern Asia was the historical by-product of colonialism and its effects; the rise of nationalism in Asia was collective resistance to colonial modernization. Modernity in Asia has been the consequence of the dialectical process between modernization and counter-modernization. Its complicated historical background registers the strong demand of "Asian theory" for analyzing the structure of Asian modernity. Recently, as participating in the global distribution of labor, contemporary Asia has attracted many scholars to not only its rapid economic development, but also its cultural ... Read More
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  • Theorizing Asia: An Introduction

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      Abstract: In The Age of Extremes, Eric Hobsbawm suggested the term "short twentieth century" to consider the extreme experiences of the century. The period refers to seventy-eight years between 1914 to 1991, beginning with the First World War and ending with the collapse of the Soviet Union. The fall of the German, Ottoman, Austro-Hungarian, and Russian empires during the First World War paved the way for the Second. When the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan in 1941, it appeared that the war had come to an end, with the Allies' "justice league" destroying the Fascist alliance. Contrary to common belief, Hobsbawm emphasized that "the Second World War had barely ended when humanity plunged into what can ... Read More
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  • The Jargon of Asia: Toward the Possibility of Postcolonial Criticism in
           Korea

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      Abstract: In a book recently published and becoming popular in South Korea, the author confesses that, as he awoke one morning, he found his country transformed into an advanced country. The book explains the mission of Korea as an advanced country as follows. "Being an advanced country means having such definitions: having more in the back than in front of the line, having fewer options for better examples to rip-off. … One becomes an 'advanced country' when it realizes that asking the right questions matters more than the right answers" (Park 2022, 32).He enumerated several examples: foldable smartphones that trump all the other phones, an iconic world influencer like BTS with global fandom, an Academy Award to Parasite ... Read More
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  • On the "Outburst" of World Spirit

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      Abstract: My intervention comes after I recently listened to a 2019 Genron talk by cultural theorist Hiroki Azuma, Tokyo University emeritus professor Hidetaka Ishida, and Yuk Hui, the Hong Kong philosopher of technology (Azuma, Ishida, and Hui 2019). The title is "Is a Post-European Philosophy of/in Technology Possible'" They discuss for several hours the matter of the overcoming of modernity in Asian philosophy. They discuss the question and possibility of a post-European philosophy, invoking both the Kyoto School philosophies of Nishida and Nishitani and the neo-Confucianism of Mou Zongsan (1909–95). This is apparently to oppose the dominant European philosophies of technology (spirit and cybernetics), and indeed Hui ... Read More
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  • Reconfiguring Asian Modernity: Negotiating Tantric Epistemological
           Traditions

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      Abstract: What Shiva (and the world, according to the tantric episteme) preserves are not the ashes of Sati's corpse but the scattered body parts of that corpse and her ornaments (which, though ostensibly material objects and not organically linked with Sati's body, partake of the energy she embodies), enshrined as the epitomes of the sacred. These physical fragments of the corpse, paradoxically, serve as the most powerful sources of the kinetic energy of life. They are worshipped not just to achieve moksha, liberation from physical existence, but also, and perhaps more importantly for the popular dimension of this religious episteme, in order to live meaningful, happy and even hedonic lives.Is it possible to identify Tantra ... Read More
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  • The Diffractive Politics of Postcolonial Cyborg Translation

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      Abstract: The one who is tortured is fundamentally one who loses his or her face, entering into a becoming-animal, a becoming-molecular the ashes of which are thrown to the wind.So my cyborg myth is about transgressed boundaries, potent fusions, and dangerous possibilities which progressive people might explore as one part of needed political work.Diffraction marks the limits of the determinacy and permanency of boundaries.The features of a human face are a combination of biology, culture, education, personality, and spirituality. The translator is tortured between the unfathomable choices of losing one's face or stretching one's heart. No matter what choice she makes, she will never be the same. The boundaries of a person's ... Read More
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  • Worlding Asia Pacific into Oceania: Ecopoetic Transfigurations in the
           Anthropocene

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      Abstract: The place-shattering practices, resource extractions, slow violence, oil wars, and migratory displacements across borders occurring under the reign of global capitalism go on distending the spatial and temporal sites, scales, and material resources of what we would have recognized (in the wake of poetic thinkers as diverse as Henry David Thoreau, Martin Heidegger, Hilda Doolittle, Kenzaburō Ōe, and Gaston Bachelard) as modes of dwelling-in-the-world. This telos of globalizing marketized values as norm ends up deforming the moral-cultural ethos of place and being which it takes for any such diverse practices to emerge and survive on what Waichee Dimock (2020) has described as a "weak planet" of declining ... Read More
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  • Theorizing Asiatic Contradiction: The User Experience of Contemporary
           Korean Literature

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      Abstract: At the moment, in Korea and East Asia, the question of what literature is, is at once an old question and one that is being raised again today. This is because, while the last century's tradition of revolutionary literature or avant-garde literature seems to have ended, some Korean literature still seems to be engaged in the transformation of Asian life not only in Korea but in many places in East Asia.During the past century, in Asia there have been multiple answers in response to what literature is, what it should be, and what it can do. For Natsume Sōseki, one of the founders of modern Japanese literature, literature was emotions incorporated with impressions (F+f). Notably, a Japaneseness, juxtaposed against ... Read More
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  • A Comparison of Watsuji's Fūdo and Deleuze and Guattari's A Thousand
           Plateaus: Questioning an Equivalence between Japaneseness and
           Postmodernity

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      Abstract: Presenting Japanese philosophy in terms of its similarity to so-called French postmodern thought seems to be a common approach in recent times. Aside from the still-open question "What is postmodern thought'," a popular summary of postmodernism (and one often invoked to draw parallels with Japanese philosophy) is that there is no such thing as subject or object, only relations—or more precisely, genuine relationality that exists prior not only to the subject and object but also to their concrete relations. Also invoked as a similarity is the postmodern criticism of the Cartesian subject, characterized by its solipsism. The centrality of this subjectivity in Western modern philosophy and science is said to result in ... Read More
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  • Theorizing the Invisible for the Media Industry: Cryptology and the
           Unknown Inequality

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      Abstract: Our hope that the development of digital technology will enrich our media experience is predicated on the belief that digital records are infallible. This concept of infallibility now seems to be going to extremes. The NFT (non-fungible token) has become one piece of evidence. A digital device is a system that can process large amounts of data without errors, and the capacity of this system is growing so large that it is difficult for us to measure it. Now, in this vast network, the pieces that are difficult to specify individually are asserting themselves as absolute proof of infallibility by forming an irreplaceable combination. An NFT proves its value in such a blockchain-like way, with a one-and-only-one ... Read More
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  • Burning Barns: Poetics of Fire in Planetary Souths

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      Abstract: In his last book, published in 1961 and titled La flamme d'une chandelle (The Flame of a Candle), the French philosopher Gaston Bachelard reflected on the aesthetic quality of the element of fire and its potential to generate beautiful, fragile, and open images of dwelling. Fire, he argued, can allow us to see the beautiful anywhere anytime. It can allow for a "pancalist vision" in which "the flame is a world for the lonely human" (1988, 23).1 Bachelard passed away the following year, leaving us with this delicate and paradoxical image of dwelling. How are we to understand this last text about an isolated and lonely aesthetic of dwelling in a global world always on the brink of global and civil war, a world torn ... Read More
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  • Trauma, Guilt, and Shame in Ba Jin's Random Thoughts

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      Abstract: Random Thoughts (Suixiang lu) is the last major literary work that Ba Jin (1904–2005), one of the greatest modern Chinese writers and cultural icons, completed after the Cultural Revolution (1966–76). It is also one of a few literary works to report the trauma of the Cultural Revolution that had troubled his generation of intellectuals. Ba Jin called his generation Children of the May Fourth Movement, or the May Fourth generation, in that they were enlightened by humanism, democracy, and science advocated during the May Fourth Movement from the mid-1910s to the 1920s (2009, 63). They emerged as predominant writers and cultural icons in the 1930s and 1940s, were recruited as sympathizers with or believers in ... Read More
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  • On the Way to Salvation: A Reading of Shinran's Tariki in the Light of
           Heidegger's Gelassenheit

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      Abstract: The relationship between Heidegger's thought and East Asian philosophies has been the subject of much discussion in recent years. While these discussions are diverse and varied, they may be classified into three approaches (Ma and van Brakel 2006). The first approach is characterized by the study of how Heidegger's philosophy may have influenced East Asian philosophers, or how Heidegger's philosophy may have been influenced by East Asian philosophers. Reinhard May's work on Heidegger's "hidden sources" is a good example of the latter approach (May 1996). The second approach is characterized by scholarly observations that there are congruences between Heidegger's philosophy and East Asian thought. This is usually ... Read More
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  • Invisible Atomic Bombs: Spectrality and the Testimonial Potency of the
           Atomic Bomb in Hibakusha and Post-Hibakusha Narrative

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      Abstract: Tamiki Hara, born 15 November 1905, lived the majority of his life in dreamlike comfort. Then, on 6 August 1945, at 8:15 a.m., an eighteen-kiloton nuclear bomb, code name "Little Boy," exploded over the city of Hiroshima where he lived, immediately killing 80,000 people and later taking the lives of an additional 60,000 civilians. The destruction of Hiroshima and Nagasaki began a new era. Yet where does the story truly begin' Does it start with J. Robert Oppenheimer's work on the atomic bomb, Albert Einstein's support of nuclear weaponry, President Truman's decision to use the bomb on Japan, the pilots of the Enola Gay who delivered the first payload—or does it rather begin with the aforementioned Hara, who wrote ... Read More
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  • Theorizing East Asian Minor Cinema

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      Abstract: Ever since Karl Marx referred to the Asiatic mode of production, the whole continent has often been characterized as the origin of modern capitalist social formation. As is well known, Marx once distinguished Asiatic landforms from all other precapitalist social formations. He specifically had in mind "oriental despotism and the propertylessness" in ancient Asia, "this clan or communal property system" that was "created mostly by a combination of manufactures and agriculture within the small commune" (Marx 1973, 473). Regardless of the historical evidence of such a primitive form of production, the main purpose of Marx's Asian reference appears to have been to emphasize the transitory nature of modern bourgeois ... Read More
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  • The Angel as Host: J. Hillis Miller's Last Flight

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      Abstract: A critical and theoretical agon staged during an MLA panel on "The Limits of Pluralism" in 1976 shook the foundations of literary study, generating a spiraling vortex that, after numerous turns—from the linguistic to the ethical, the affective to the cognitive, the New Materialist to the environmental—continues to cast a shadow on the present and future of criticism and theory. While theory has long been proclaimed dead since then, it has not ceased to resurrect, albeit under different masks that are still genealogically indebted to what had the force of an event at the time and still deserves to be revisited today.This agon involved the confrontation of two exemplary literary critics who represented antagonistic ... Read More
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  • The Neo-slave Narrative and Ishmael Reed's Flight to Canada

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      Abstract: Between the 1830s and the 1860s, African Americans published many slave narratives, including those of Frederick Douglass (1845) and Henry Bibb (1849). But perhaps the most influential slave narrative during this period was that of a white woman, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin, published in 1852. Even as Black writers rediscovered their African and African American cultural and historical past during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s, there were only two narratives or novels about slavery, Arna Bontemps's Black Thunder (1936) and Zora Neale Hurston's Barracoon (1931).1 Nor were any narratives/novels about slavery written by African Americans in the 1940s or the 1950s.But the absence of texts about ... Read More
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  • Resisting Readability: Dyslexia and Sexuality in Alan Hollinghurst's The
           Sparsholt Affair

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      Abstract: In her review in The New Yorker of Alan Hollinghurst's latest novel, The Sparsholt Affair (2017), Alexandra Schwartz scrambles to list what she considers the author's psychological and narrative oversights. In relation to the novel's portrayal of Jonathan "Johnny" Sparsholt, the son of David Sparsholt, of the scandalous titular affair, she writes:Hollinghurst has further handicapped himself by limiting Johnny's ability with words. He is dyslexic, and not much of a talker, though in place of verbal gifts he has visual ones. He becomes a portrait painter, devoting his life, as Hollinghurst has, to the difficult art of verisimilitude, while himself remaining something of a blank canvas.(Schwartz 2018, n.p.)Even ... Read More
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  • Contemplative Freedom in the Anthropocene: Inspiration from Sloterdijk

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      Abstract: What new meaning of freedom can be found in the Anthropocene,1 and how can it be accessed in support of ethics and justice regarding environmental issues' It is clear that the current and future conditions of the Anthropocene will engender problems of ethics and justice of unprecedented nature and magnitude, requiring reconceptualizations of theories and praxes. As freedom has remained a core value and constituent concept in numerous theories of ethics and justice, at least in the West, it is worth considering the future of freedom in the Anthropocene. The German philosopher Peter Sloterdijk has proposed provocative possibilities for such reconceptualizations that prove fecund because his theories deal explicitly ... Read More
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  • Mastering the Parasite Within: Jean-Marie Pelt and Michel Serres's
           Post-Darwinian Vision of an Ecology of Peace for the Anthropocene

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      Abstract: The French pharmacist-botanist-ecologist Jean-Marie Pelt and the trans-disciplinary, encyclopedic epistemologist Michel Serres describe Charles Darwin's discoveries as a philosophical bombshell that would shake the foundations of dominant Western thought paradigms. Based upon Darwin's theory of natural selection, which has often been oversimplified and misunderstood, many contemporary thinkers would begin to probe the philosophical implications of the universal law of predation that governs the existence of all sentient and non-sentient beings on this planet. Although Pelt and Serres do not deny that "competition and predation" are indeed "agents of selection," they posit that other factors are also at play ... Read More
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  • What Can Poetry Do'

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      Abstract: What can modernist art offer the present' Over the past thirty years, many readers have sought to mine that art for insights into the conditions of modernity and the forces that shape those conditions. Art represents or reflects the society in which it is produced—and thus enhances our understanding of the world and (perhaps) offers alternatives to taken-for-granted prevailing modes of existence. More recently, this brand of political materialism has morphed into a "new materialism" that purports to replace sociology with ontology. The world is replete with active forces whose interaction produces specific situations. Capacious artworks capture the constant flows and surprises of the dynamic scenes we all ... Read More
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  • Foucault's Formative Years

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      Abstract: Stuart Elden has become the definitive chronicler of Foucault's intellectual evolution. The Early Foucault is the third in what will ultimately be a four-volume history. The series began with Foucault's Last Decade (2016). While the first volume was originally intended as a stand-alone work, it immediately became clear to the publisher and the reviewers alike that this approach should be extended to the whole of Foucault's intellectual life. Elden has created what is in effect a kind of Bible for Foucault scholars, a series of works that any serious student of Foucault simply must consult.Elden is careful not to call his work a biography to distinguish it from the admirable work of David Macey and Didier Eribon on ... Read More
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  • Sites of Sight: Derrida's Writings on the Spatial Arts

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      Abstract: On first looking into Thinking Out of Sight, a volume that assembles the English translations of a number of Derrida's texts and interviews focusing on the visual and performing arts, the reader is dazzled into a renewed admiration of the intellectual range of the deep-brow'd Derrida. For he discusses painting, drawing, photography, film, and video art with keen insight and considerable verve. Still, it's dazzlement and admiration tinged with the disobliging thought that Derrida probably found it all too easy to visit deconstruction upon those artworks, and, sure enough, we find Derrida evoking, in "The Ghost Dance" and "Cinema and Its Ghosts," the hauntological motifs we find in Specters of Marx. In "The ... Read More
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  • The Objective Form of the Object

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      Abstract: The new biography of Edward W. Said, based on the now-public Said papers and many interviews, is rich in detail. The biographer, Timothy Brennan, a literary scholar and professor, describes Said's intellectual accomplishments incisively and for the most part fairly. Brennan's deep interest in music assumes great importance toward the end of the book when Said's musical turn afforded him a revitalizing outlet. The biography is somewhat severe, and it avoids the worldly realm of love, money, and sports.The facts of Said's early life are cataloged here, including many that were not covered in Out of Place, Said's popular 1999 memoir, which the present book—Places of Mind—echoes faintly in its own title. In those days ... Read More
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  • Foucault's Work: A Reminiscence of Ancient Days

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      Abstract: In May of 1982 I received a message from Paul Bouissac, a professor of French at the University of Toronto, to come to his office. I had just completed an MA in comparative literature and was preparing to move south, back to the United States. Toronto's comparative literature program was going through a transition. Several of my favorite professors were leaving. It was time for me to leave, too.Bouissac was a noted semiologist who had been a circus performer at one point in France, and had written a well-received study of the semiotics of the circus. He informed me that the university was hosting a Summer Semiotics Institute in June, at which a number of visitors would be coming to teach for a month. Would I be ... Read More
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  • Foucault, Oedipus, and Virality

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      Abstract: In the first chapter of Foucault's Seminars on Antiquity, Paul Allen Miller focuses on Oedipus as a figure of the interconnections of knowledge, power, and the subject in the lectures that Foucault delivered at the Collège de France between 1979 and 1983—On the Government of the Living and The Government of Self and Others (Foucault 2011b and 2012b). In an extended reading of Oedipus the King in the former, Foucault uses Oedipus to theorize the "relation [that] obtains between the subject, its manifesting or producing truth, and that subject's adherence to a larger institutional structure, which both makes the truth possible and is made possible by the truth—i.e., the polis, the church, a government" (Miller 2021 ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • In Foucault's Wake

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      Abstract: With his elegant new study, Foucault's Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth, Paul Allen Miller offers a comprehensive and much-needed guide to Foucault's views of antiquity down to his last lectures at the Collège de France. Foucault was a prolific writer, lecturer, and thinker during the final half-decade of his life when he made his abrupt turn, or rather return, to Greece and Rome.1 We are only now beginning to digest this complex legacy.The question I want to raise in this essay is what it would mean to reassess, reincorporate, or move beyond Foucault's approaches to self-care, the self, and the human in the study of Greek and Roman antiquity at the moment we find ourselves in today. The question ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Foucault's Concretions

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      Abstract: As Paul Allen Miller recounts in Foucault's Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth, volumes 2 and 3 of Foucault's History of Sexuality produced widespread dismay when they appeared in 1986 in English. Foucault's earlier analyses of medical, psychiatric, and penal internment, with their systemic focus and their dialectical strands, exposed productive contradictions. His work generated further study among scholars across disciplines in similar veins, looking at biopower, compulsory discourses, enforcements of norms, and the intersections of institutional and individual practices. Volume 1 of The History of Sexuality, along with Discipline and Punish and other earlier works, had made their arguments about ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
      Issue No: Vol. 1 (2023)
       
  • Foucault's Use of Socrates

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      Abstract: "… ce 'trip' gréco-latin qui a duré plusieurs années."The beginning of Paul Miller's Foucault's Seminars on Antiquity: Learning to Speak the Truth recalls the possible uses of Foucault in the present moment: "Michel Foucault is one of the most radical voices of the twentieth-century. … Foucault's histories uncover a fossil record of our practices of truth, of our desires, pleasures and intensities, which have been, and therefore can be, repurposed and re-elaborated from one struggle to the next" (Miller 2022, 1).One of Foucault's "histories" interests me—the history of Socrates' use of parrēsia, sketched in his fall 1983 lectures at University of California, Berkeley (Foucault 2019). Foucault's use of Socrates ... Read More
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  • Response

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      Abstract: In 1980, Foucault's work makes two decisive turns. These form the primary subject matter of my book. First, as announced at the start of his 1980 course at the Collège de France, his topic will be the modalities through which power constitutes itself in relation to "acts of truth" (Foucault 2012, 8–10) for which he coins the neologism aléthurgies, pronouncements or manifestations of truth that establish, reinforce, or legitimate specific forms of power and subjectivity. While truth had always been a central preoccupation, Foucault's later work focuses increasingly on the individual as a speaker of truth both to himself and others. Second, the texts and archives on which he concentrates are no longer those of the ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • On Gaian Systems: An Interview with Bruce Clarke

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      Abstract: Asijit Datta interviewed literature and science scholar Bruce Clarke during a webinar on August 27, 2021. Their conversation centered on Clarke's presentation and development of Lynn Margulis's neocybernetic approach to the Gaia concept in Gaian Systems: Lynn Margulis, Neocybernetics, and the End of the Anthropocene, published by the University of Minnesota Press in 2020. Often seen as an outlier in science since its debut in the 1970s by atmospheric chemist James Lovelock and evolutionary theorist Lynn Margulis, Gaia theory has run a long and varied course, gradually bringing the Earth and life sciences into closer integration around new understandings of planetary dynamics. This interview explores the development ... Read More
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  • Literary Theorist to Union Organizer: An Interview with Robin Sowards

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      Abstract: Robin Sowards is an organizer and researcher for the United Steelworkers (USW), focusing on higher education. Founded in 1942, USW is a quintessential American labor union, first centering on the steel industry, with headquarters in Pittsburgh. But it has also organized in other workplaces, including healthcare and education, especially after the decline of US industry. Sowards has had a hand in the successful organization efforts at Point Park University and Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, a thwarted attempt at Duquesne University, and the recent successful vote to form a faculty union at the University of Pittsburgh. Himself an adjunct, Sowards was a spokesperson for adjuncts at Duquesne in 2012, and from ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Literary Theorist to University President: An Interview with Steven Knapp

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      Abstract: Those in literary studies will know Steven Knapp from his 1982 essay "Against Theory," which he co-wrote with Walter Benn Michaels. Though focused on the question of intention in interpretation, it was taken as a challenge to doing theory in general and drew a stream of responses over the next decade. Knapp also wrote two books dealing with literary issues such as personification and literary value, but in the 1990s he began working in administration as a dean, provost, and, from 2007 to 2017, president of George Washington University. Oftentimes administration, especially upper administration, is opaque to scholars and critics, so this interview aims to shed light on what chief officers actually do. In addition ... Read More
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  • The Desert in Modern Literature and Philosophy: Wasteland Aesthetics by
           Aidan Tynan (review)

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      Abstract: This is a fantastic book, one that challenges and indeed moves the reader on virtually every page. It is worth reading for this alone—the sense one has, while reading it, of being in the presence of a brilliant mind moving from one original, well-crafted idea to the next. Per its title, the book deals with the ways modern literature and philosophy have taken up the theme of the desert; per its subtitle, it configures this engagement as a "wasteland aesthetics." As one might already guess, Tynan is deeply concerned with our current ecological predicament. His gesture, however, is not one of despair: the desert, for him, is a site from which we might begin to think outside of aesthetic models (inherited from ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Derrida on Exile and the Nation: Reading Fantom of the Other by Herman
           Rapaport (review)

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      Abstract: As Rapaport explains, Derrida on Exile and the Nation is "a study of Jacques Derrida's lecture course, Philosophical Nationality and Nationalism: Fantom of the Other … given at the École des Hautes Études en Science Sociales (EHESS) during 1984–85" (1). For Derrida scholars, this will become a definitive text in the study of Derrida's complex investigation into the aporias and complexities of Western political thought, especially as they are embodied in the plurivalent German term Geschlecht. As is well known, Derrida had planned a four-essay monograph on this term that slowly appeared, albeit in separate parts, during and after his lifetime, with the missing third part, Geschlecht III, being published in 2018. ... Read More
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  • Truth to Post-Truth in American Detective Fiction by David Riddle Watson
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      Abstract: Detective fiction criticism often views a detective's ability to absolutely solve the mystery as problematic or banal. The Hercule Poirots of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, it is argued, provide closure that reinforces a dominant order, and serve as a foil in studies of more dynamic, subversive detectives. The scholar of detective fiction tends to be wary of a mystery tied up in a neat little package. David Riddle Watson, in Truth to Post-Truth in American Detective Fiction, begs to differ. Outlining the merits of closure and restoration of order, Watson's argument betrays a nostalgia not for the particular order that Victorian and Golden Age detectives restored, but for any order at all. ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Forthcoming Issues

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      Abstract: Over the past forty years or so, the humanities have largely been concerned with issues of representation. Such a focus is not surprising, given that the textual, broadly conceived, sits at the center of humanistic endeavor. Much contemporary online discourse has a similar focus. As our lives become more virtually mediated, questions of representation appear to become ever more central. Yet, what do our investments in the computer screen and avatar culture obscure' The singular focus on representation has worked to mystify the systems, structures, and forms of labor that enable representation to take place and life and ecosystems to flourish. In an era defined by climate emergency, pandemics, and massive ... Read More
      PubDate: 2023-04-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
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