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Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

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  1. Thinking with Adorno
    This book argues that the work of Theodor W. Adorno is best understood through the lens of his highly suggestive—yet often overlooked—concept of the “uncoercive gaze,” an innovative way of relating to the object of one’s... Learn More
    Published: 2nd July 2019
    Hardback | £91.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  2. Literature and the Remains of the Death Penalty
    How does literature contest capital punishment? The central question of this book, taken over from Derrida’s seminar The Death Penalty, is pursued in the analyses of four fictional texts. The context of the remains of the death... Learn More
    Published: 16th October 2018
    Hardback | £72.00
    Paperback | £19.99
    EPUB | £23.00
  3. Poetry and Mind
    What one cannot compute, one must poetize: this essay theorizes the extraordinary regimes of human mental experience by putting the emphasis on poetry. Poetry grants us the ability to move “beyond the limits of thought” and... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2018
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £19.99
    PDF | £23.00
  4. Political Concepts
    Essays by major contemporary figures in political philosophy, anthropology, and cultural studies presenting an original reflection on the question what is a particular concept (classic concepts in politics as well as newly politicized... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2018
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £27.99
  5. The Limits of Fabrication
    The Limits of Fabrication engages anew with traditional understandings of poetry as a practice of making or building, putting this approach to the test and radicalizing its implications by studying models of form and structure... Learn More
    Published: 2nd January 2017
    Hardback | £33.00
    PDF | £37.00
  6. Dissonance
    Hardback | £45.00
    EPUB | £51.00
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  7. Celebricities
    A phenomenological account of the forms of life characteristic of late capitalism--including television, celebrity culture, and personal electronics--culminating in an ontology of the gadget-commodity that brings together Marxist... Learn More
    Published: 1st July 2016
    Hardback | £83.00
    Paperback | £21.99
    PDF | £26.00
    EPUB | £26.00
  8. Receptive Spirit
    This book elucidates the ways in which German Idealist authors such as Kant, Fichte, Friedrich Schlegel and Hegel envisioned the conjunction of spontaneous activity and receptivity towards culturally transmitted models in the... Learn More
    Published: 1st January 2016
    Hardback | £45.00
    EPUB | £51.00
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  9. Intoxication


    Written by Jean-Luc Nancy, Translated by Philip Armstrong

    Series Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

    Fordham University Press

    Philosophy holds an ambivalent relation to the pleasures of intoxication, this excess that both fascinates and questions philosophy’s sober ambitions for conceptual clarity and appropriate behavior. Displacing established dualities—mind... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2015
    Hardback | £54.00
    Paperback | £12.99
    PDF | £14.00
    EPUB | £14.00
  10. Flirtations
    Flirtations: Rhetoric and Aesthetics This Side of Seduction, opens by asking a fundamental first question: What is flirtation, and how does it differ from seduction? The essays thereby address the under-theorized terrain of flirtation... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2015
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £18.99
    EPUB | £22.00
    PDF | £22.00
  11. Chronicle of Separation
    The book Chronicle of Separation is an attempt to write on Derrida, to Derrida and from Derrida on the basis of a pathetic experience, which, in various ways, describes and enacts the pathetic experience of deconstruction itself.... Learn More
    Published: 1st May 2015
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £21.99
    EPUB | £26.00
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  12. Minima Philologica

    Minima Philologica

    Written by Werner Hamacher, Translated by Catharine Diehl and Jason Groves

    Series Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

    Fordham University Press

    The texts in Minima Philologica, “95 Theses on Philology” and “For—Philology,” release philology from institutional fetters, reveal its affinity with the nature of language, and teach us how to practice it on the model... Learn More
    Published: 2nd March 2015
    Hardback | £70.00
    Paperback | £22.99
    EPUB | £27.00
    PDF | £27.00