SUNY series, Intersections: Philosophy and Critical Theory

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Examines this forceful emotion from philosophical, literary, and art historical perspectives.

On the Study of Greek Poetry

Available for the first time in English, this study offers insights into the genesis of German Romanticism.

Derrida and the Future of Literature

Confirms the importance of literature in Derrida’s development of a postmodern ethics.

Manifesto for Philosophy

Contra those proclaiming the end of philosophy, Badiou aims to restore philosophical thought to the complete space of the truths that condition it.

Fleeing the Universal

Rapp mounts a devastating critique against the notion that literary and cultural theory since the 1960s has succeeded in effecting, or at least reporting, both the demise of philosophy and the emergence of a genuinely post-philosophical culture.


This untraditional text is a series of parables, allegories, and prose poems that reflect on the problem of the fragment. Studying the fragment lays the theoretical ground for the basic question of where a text begins and ends.

The Retreat of Representation

Examines the notion of Darstellung [representation] in the critical discourse of German Idealism and Romanticism, paying particular attention to Kant, Fichte, Novalis, and Kleist.

Leaves of Mourning

Examines allegory in Hölderlin's later work, exploring subjects such as Freud and Derrida's views of mourning, and offering original readings of works including Impossible Ode, Mnemosyne, and The Churchyard ...

On Bataille

Essays on the French writer and critic Georges Bataille, that examine his thought in relation to Hegel, Nietzsche, and Derrida.


The author reads Rimbaud, Mallarme. Holderlin, and Trakl in relation to philosophy, and in particular to Heidegger.

Idealism and the Endgame of Theory

Three seminal philosophical texts by F. W. J. Schelling, arguably the most complex representations of German Idealism, are clearly presented here for the first time in English.

Of the Sublime: Presence in Question

Today, the sublime has again become the focus of sustained reconsideration, but now for its epistemological and ontological—or presentational—aspects. As an unmasterable excess of beauty, the sublime ...

Imagination and Chance

Imagination and Chance illuminates the different philosophical projects that animate Ricoeur's hermeneutics and Derrida's deconstruction. Basic concepts in Ricouer such as discourse, metaphor and symbol, ...

The Experience of the Foreign

"This book is the first authoritative analysis of the theory of translation in German Romanticism. In a systematic study of Herder, Goethe, Schlegel, Novalis, Humboldt, Schleiermacher, and Hölderlin, ...

The Step Not Beyond

This book is a translation of Maurice Blanchot's work that is of major importance to late 20th-century literature and philosophy studies. Using the fragmentary form, Blanchot challenges the boundaries ...

The Hermeneutic Tradition

The major statements of the leading figures in the nineteenth- and twentieth-century German and French hermeneutic traditions.

Looking After Nietzsche

This book, like the post-Heideggerian reception of Nietzsche, rides out the splits and frays of the text offering an up-to-date look at international Nietzsche scholarship. Included are topics such as ...


In Tears, the author explores theoretical issues raised by the intersection of philosophy, literature, art, architecture, and theology. The critical accounts of thinkers like Derrida, Blanchot, Jabès, ...

Transforming the Hermeneutic Context

This book presents contemporary analyses of interpretation by some of the most prominent figures in contemporary philosophy and literary criticism. These essays question and transform traditional statements ...

The Literary Absolute

The first authoritative study of the emergence of the modern concept of literature in German romanticism.

Psychosis and Sexual Identity

This book examines Freud's most famous case study with newly discovered material written by Schreber and photos of significant persons in Schreber's life.

Twentieth-Century Literary Theory

The ten topics contained in Twentieth-Century Literary Theory reflect contemporary theoretical interests and guide the reader through fundamental questions, from the formation to the uses of theory, and ...

Mallarme and the Sublime

In this groundbreaking study, Louis W. Marvick develops a literary criterion for the quality known as "the sublime," considered as the expression of an attitude towards the ideal--an attitude composed ...