Reconsiders the figure of synaesthesia, understood as the combination of the senses and of the arts, in philosophy and literature.
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.
Examines the skeptical foundations of literature in order to reassess the status of fiction.
An original reading of Blanchot's thought with far-reaching philosophical and literary implications.
Probing reassessment of the relation between Celan's poetry and Heidegger's thought.
Examines the thought of W. E. B. Du Bois, with attention to its potential for reorienting present-day critical theory and political philosophy.
A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.
Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.
Lively analysis of how Henry James's fiction anticipates later filmmakers' concerns with what we can see and what we can know.
Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.
Examines four discourses by Kierkegaard, arguing that they play a critical and surprising role in his oeuvre and contribute to the philosophy of figural language.
An innovative philosophical meditation on the muteness of Holocaust survivors and the human faculty of storytelling.
Reconsiders mostly German narratives from around 1800 to recover echoes of a queer messianic that still resonate today.
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.
Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.
The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.