Reading Ronell

Reading Ronell

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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 144.78 x 233.68 x 17.78mm | 362.87g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252076478
  • 9780252076473
  • 2,016,978

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"This collection of energetic essays engages the writing of Avital Ronell while contributing fresh, sophisticated thinking to such fields as philosophy, rhetoric, feminism, and literary criticism. . . . Highly recommended."--Choiceshow more

About Diane Davis

Diane Davis is an associate professor of rhetoric & writing, English, and communication studies at the University of Texas at Austin. She is the editor of The UEberReader: Selected Works of Avital Ronell.show more

Table of contents

List of contributors; Editor's introduction; 1. Addressee: Avital - Jean-Luc Nancy; 2. Ronell as Gay Scientist - Judith Butler; 3. The Courage of the Critic: Avital Ronell and the Idea of Emergence - Peter Fenves; 4. Conference Call: Ronell, Heidegger, Oppen - Susan Bernstein; 5. Take Me to Your Reader - Laurence A. Rickels; 6. Uncalled: A Note on Kafka's Test - Werner Hamacher; 7. Avital Ronell's Body Politics - Elissa Marder; 8. Serial - A poem by Pierre Alferi; 9. War Bodies - Gil Anidjar; 10.The Indefinite Article or the Love of a Phrase - Samuel Weber; 11. Learning Impossibility: Pedagogy, Aporia, Ethics - Shireen R.K. Patell; 12. Testing Existence, Exacting Thought: Reading Ronell with Deleuze - Hent de Vries; 13. The Problems of a Generation: Thinking and Thanking Zwang and Drang - Thomas Pepper; 14. Roaming (Dis)Charges: Catastrophe of the Liquid Oozing - Tom Cohen; 15. "Vectorizing Our Thoughts Toward 'Current Events' ": For Avital Ronell - Elisabeth Webershow more

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