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Introduction Broken Promises: Rousseau, de Man and Watergate

Martin McQuillan

in The Political Archive of Paul de Man: Property, Sovereignty and the Theotropic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748665617
eISBN:
9780748676637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665617.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents an introduction to Paul de Man's Textual Allegories. The manuscript is an extended reading of the question of figurality in Rousseau, which was to provide the material for ... More


DNA: de Man's Nucleic Archive

Erin Obodiac

in The Political Archive of Paul de Man: Property, Sovereignty and the Theotropic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748665617
eISBN:
9780748676637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665617.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While the theme of the present volume takes aim at Allegories of Reading, many of the contributors deliver on materials from Aesthetic Ideology or The Messenger Lectures. These two California ... More


Allegories of Reference: An Introduction to Aesthetic Ideology

Andrzej Warminski

in Ideology, Rhetoric, Aesthetics: For de Man

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780748681266
eISBN:
9780748693764
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748681266.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a detailed exposition of de Man's project in Aesthetic Ideology and how it relates to the rhetorical readings in his Allegories of Reading. It ends with a reading of de Man's ... More


Translator's Introduction to “Rousseau and English Romanticism” (1978)

Patience Moll

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This introduction to Paul de Man's essay ‘Rousseau and English Romanticism’ (1978), translated from the French Rousseau et le romantisme anglais, discusses significant variations within the ... More


Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0035
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this article, Paul de Man discusses his plan to complete a book entitled Allegories of Reading. The book offers a reading of four important authors — Friedrich Nietzsche, Rainer Maria Rilke, ... More


Aimances in Rousseau: Julie or The New Heloise as Treatise on the Passions

Étienne Balibar

in Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273607
eISBN:
9780823273652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273607.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter looks at how writing and theory are superimposed in Rosseau's novel, Julie or the New Heloise. Drawing upon two of Paul de Man's readings of the novel in his Allegories of Reading, the ... More


Metonymy, Metaphor, and Perception: De Man and Nietzsche

Harry Berger

in Figures of a Changing World: Metaphor and the Emergence of Modern Culture

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823257478
eISBN:
9780823261550
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823257478.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In his book Allegories of Reading, Paul de Man reviews Friedrich Nietzsche's notion that the paradigmatic structure of language is rhetorical instead of representational. This chapter presents ... More


A Letter from Paul de Man (1982)

Martin McQuillan

in The Paul De Man Notebooks

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748641048
eISBN:
9781474400954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641048.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this 1982 letter, published in the journal Critical Inquiry, Paul de Man responds to Stanley Corngold's essay ‘Error in Paul de Man’. According to de Man, he welcomes the opportunity to set the ... More


Lovence in Rousseau's Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloϊse

Etienne Balibar

in The Political Archive of Paul de Man: Property, Sovereignty and the Theotropic

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780748665617
eISBN:
9780748676637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748665617.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

De Man's chapter on Julie in Allegories of Reading is a brilliant interpretation of the problem of ‘passion’ as a point of superposition of epistemology and ethics that forms the objective and the ... More


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