French Studies

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A Politics of Emancipation

A systematic overview of French Philosopher Miguel Abensour’s groundbreaking work and the two inseparable projects that govern it: a radical critique of all forms of domination and a search for a politics of emancipation.

Through a Nuclear Lens

Examines the increasingly reciprocal nature of Franco-Japanese cultural exchange through films that center on nuclear issues.

Event of Signature

In dialogue with Derrida, formulates a new philosophical problem - a complex aporia that underlines the topic of the handwritten as a sign of legal identification.

Shadows in the City of Light

Examines the place of Paris in French Jewish literary memory, a memory that, of necessity, grapples with the aftermath of the Holocaust.

Bastard Politics

Argues that we need to reinvent sovereignty as a motive for democratic political action while remaining alert to its dangers, specifically its relationship to violence.

The Play of Light

Juxtaposes five contemporary French poets, illuminating the philosophical elements of their work while making their sometimes difficult writing newly accessible.

Thinking Life with Luce Irigaray

A broad exploration of Irigaray’s philosophy of life and living.

Miraculous Realism

An authoritative study of this postsecular film movement from the French-Belgian border region that rose to prominence at the turn of the twenty-first century.

The Immortals

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

Bergson and History

Explores the philosophy of history of Henri Bergson and shows its relevance to contemporary historical thought.

Beyond Bergson

Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.

Psychoanalysis and Repetition

Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

Fashion, Modernity, and Materiality in France

Edited by Heidi Brevik-Zender
Subjects: Literature

An interdisciplinary examination of French fashion, modernity, and materiality from the eighteenth to the early twentieth centuries.

An Archive of the Catastrophe

Comprehensive analysis of 220 hours of outtakes that impels us to reexamine our assumptions about a crucial Holocaust documentary.

Phrase

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Adventures in Phenomenology

Repositions Bachelard as a critical and integral part of contemporary continental philosophy.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase

First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.

Imagining the Postcolonial

By Jaime Hanneken
Subjects: Literature

A comparative study of Latin American and francophone postcoloniality.

The Gardens of Desire

Offers a psychocritical reading of Proust's À la recherche du temps perdu (Remembrance of Things Past).

Spiridion

An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.

Social Contract, Masochist Contract

By Fayçal Falaky
Subjects: Literature

Provocative reading of the role masochism plays in structuring the aesthetics and political philosophy of Jean-Jacques Rousseau.

J'aime New York, 2nd Edition

A guide to the important but half-forgotten chapters of New York State’s French history.

Oedipus

First English translation of Nasio's groundbreaking work on the Oedipus complex.

Eliphas Lévi and the French Occult Revival

A searching study of Eliphas Lévi and the French occult revival.

A Place in History

A journey into Albany’s historic past and the city’s role in three pivotal historical narratives: the American Revolution, the French Revolution, and the construction of the Erie Canal.