SUNY series, Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature
Aims to let silence disclose itself by cultivating attunements with silences’ happening.
Struck by Apollo
Retraces Hölderlin's journeys to Bordeaux and back in 1801–02, explaining why they are turning points in the great poet's life.
Works like a Charm
Breaks the spell of economic thought by interrogating the widespread language and logic of “incentives” in public life from a Lacanian perspective.
Explores the slow but inevitable implosion of our civilization by considering the correlation between capital, work, and ideology.
A Black Forest Walden
Compares life today in the German Black Forest with Thoreau's experiences at Walden Pond.
The Aesthetic Clinic
Examines experimental art and literature by women alongside psychoanalysis and philosophy to develop a new understanding of sublimation and aesthetic experience.
Examines representations of surplus enjoyment in postcolonial literature and film to focus on self-other relations rather than difference.
A comprehensive discussion of an important but elusive Lacanian concept within the field of psychoanalysis, as well as its relevance for philosophy, literature, gender, and queer studies.
Inheritance in Psychoanalysis
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Coming Too Late
Rethinks the significance of the son’s relationship to his father for Freud’s psychoanalytic theory.
Explores the philosophical, literary, and psychoanalytic significance of film endings.
Malady and Genius
Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.
Apropos of Nothing
Everything you wanted to know about the Lacanian critique of deconstruction, but were afraid to ask the Coen Brothers.
Lacan's Ethics and Nietzsche's Critique of Platonism
Brings Lacan and Nietzsche together as part of a common effort to rethink the tradition of Western ethics.
Psychoanalytic perspectives on Kristeva's fiction.
Being, Time, Bios
A psychoanalytic theory of biopolitics.
The Structures of Love
Reframes the terms of cultural analysis with a fresh take on transference theory in Freud and Lacan and a critical engagement with the philosophy of Alain Badiou.
Explores the conceptualization of the Freudian uncanny in various late-twentieth-century theoretical and critical discourses (literary studies, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, art history, trauma studies, architecture, etc.).
Ethics, Aesthetics, and the Beyond of Language
Explores why American Romantic writers and contemporary continental thinkers turn to art when writing about ethics.
Reading Derrida and Ricoeur
Offers a constructive new approach to the debate between hermeneutics and deconstruction.
Bound by the City
Explores the connections between sexual difference and political structure in ancient Greek tragedy.
Aesthetics of Anxiety
Places anxiety at the heart of the aesthetic experience.
Psychoanalysis, Aesthetics, and Politics in the Work of Julia Kristeva
Considers the social and political significance of Kristeva’s oeuvre.
Eros and Ethics
A comprehensive examination of Lacan’s seminar on ethics.
Disciplining the Holocaust
Explores the relationship between disciplinarity and contemporary ethics of scholarship about the Holocaust.
Feminist and psychoanalytic analysis of spectatorship.
Lacan, Language, and Philosophy
Clinical and philosophical perspectives on key issues and debates in Lacanian psychoanalysis.
Signifiers and Acts
Situates Lacan’s theory of the subject within contemporary philosophical debates over freedom and agency.
The Comedy of Philosophy
Melds philosophical analysis with early cinematic history to develop a fresh theory of the notion of comedy.
Maintains that Lacanian psychoanalysis is the proper continuation of the line of thought from Spinoza to Marx.
A Voice from Elsewhere
Reflections on the enigma and secret of “literature.”