Spring 2023 - Literature
A Bastard Kind of Reasoning
Ranges widely and deeply across William Blake's oeuvre to show how his post-Newtonian vision of space-time anticipates Einsteinian relativity.
Black in Print
Explores the role of print media in conversations about race and belonging across Central America.
A Latin American Existentialist Ethos
Examines twentieth-century Mexican literature and philosophy within the broad panorama of Latin American and European existentialisms.
Explores how Victorian women writers used the popular science of phrenology to challenge socially constructed forms of power.
The Sea Lions
An exciting adventure tale of sealers caught in the Antarctic ice in the early nineteenth century and forced to winter over in extreme conditions.
The Radical Isaac
Examines the Yiddish-Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz's alignment with the Jewish working-class in Eastern Europe and his devotion to progressive politics.
The Chinese Love Story from the Tenth to the Fourteenth Century
Traces the development of the Chinese love story during the Song and Yuan dynasties.
Explores the writer's enduring literary and political legacy.
The Scene of the Voice
Brings the figure of the voice and the problem of mimesis in Heidegger and post-Heideggerian continental thought to bear on the dismissal of language by the affective and aesthetic turns of contemporary critical theory.
Passive Voices (On the Subject of Phenomenology and Other Figures of Speech)
Addresses the question of how language affects the subject of speech through readings of confessional, philosophical, and fictional writings.
This Side of Philosophy
Assesses a distinct style of thinking in twentieth-century Spanish writing, one in which literature plays a central role in reaching behind philosophy to essential sources of life and meaning.
Animals in the World
Five innovative essays demonstrating how Aristotle's biology is an integral part of Aristotle's understanding of the universe.