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The Absent Author: Maurice Blanchot and the Subjection of Politics

in The Aesthetics of Hate: Far-Right Intellectuals, Antisemitism, and Gender in 1930s France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774574
eISBN:
9780804782838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774574.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter analyzes the works of literary critic Maurice Blanchot. His youthful interwar writings helped shape a discourse of the nation, its substance and borders, haunted by the figure of an ... More


The Task of the Doppelgänger: Jean Paul as Collocutor of Maurice Blanchot

Dimitris Vardoulakis

in The Doppelgänger: Literature's Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823232987
eISBN:
9780823235698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823232987.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter examines the three tasks of the Doppelgänger, looking at the issues of literature, criticism, and philosophy with the disappearance of the presence effected by ... More


Literary Unrest: Maurice Blanchot's Rewriting of Levinas

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas in dialogue to reveal a theory of the trope. It argues that Blanchot approaches Levinas's account of ethics and Judaism with a concern for ... More


By the Board: Derrida Approaching Blanchot

Kas Saghafi

in Apparitions—Of Derrida's Other

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823231621
eISBN:
9780823235094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823231621.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter's approach to Jacques Derrida's text is animated by a number of interrelated questions: How do Derrida's essays in Parages, in particular “Pas” and ... More


Seven: The Unerasable Difference (Levinas in Blanchot)

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the differences between Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot. It states that though their friendship has spanned several decades, Blanchot believes ... More


In Lieu of a Last Word: Maurice Blanchot and the Future of Memory (Today)

Sarah Clift

in Committing the Future to Memory: History, Experience, Trauma

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823254200
eISBN:
9780823261161
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254200.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 5 develops the insights generated in Chapter 4 about the inextricability of the necessary and the contingent, and seeks to give it a concrete specificity in the writings of Maurice Blanchot. ... More


Pointed Instants: Blanchot’s Exigencies

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter provides an overview of Part 2 of the book, devoted to Maurice Blanchot (chapters 5-7), arguing that the separation between writing and life so categorically asserted by Blanchot is ... More


French Thought between Liberalism and Fascism: Bataille and Blanchot in the 1930s

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0002
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Georges Bataille and Maurice Blanchot were two foundational influences on both Lignes and many of the review’s contributors. Yet, in the period after Lignes’ creation in 1987, the political ... More


The Return of Genius: Mad Poets

Ann Jefferson

in Genius in France: An Idea and Its Uses

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160658
eISBN:
9781400852598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160658.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter chronicles the return of genius as a viable object of thought, this time in the context of madness. It first turns to the conjunction between neurosis and full-blown psychosis where ... More


The Communism of Thought: Reviews and Revolution in the 1960S with Blanchot and Mascolo

Adrian May

in From Bataille to Badiou: Lignes, the Preservation of Radical French Thought, 1987-2017

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781786940438
eISBN:
9781789629118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786940438.003.0003
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Several important Lignes dossiers in the 1990s retraced the political activities of Robert Antelme, Dionys Mascolo and Maurice Blanchot in the 1950s and 1960s. This chapter restores the narrative of ... More


Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Gabriel Riera

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This book examines the possibility of writing the other, explores whether an ethical writing that preserves the other as such is possible, and discusses what the implications are for ... More


The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Sarah Hammerschlag

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

The rootless Jew, wandering disconnected from history, homeland, and nature, was often the target of early twentieth-century nationalist rhetoric aimed against modern culture. But following World War ... More


The Imperative of Transparency: Maurice Blanchot's the one who was standing apart from me

Rodolphe Gasché

in The Stelliferous Fold: Toward a Virtual Law of Literature's Self-Formation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823234349
eISBN:
9780823241279
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823234349.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

To engage with a philosophical question already at work in a narrative, or rather, a récit, such as Maurice Blanchot's the one who was standing apart from me, or to engage with one that may ... More


Dream and Writing in Blanchot

Herschel Farbman

in The Other Night: Dreaming, Writing, and Restlessness in Twentieth-Century Literature

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228652
eISBN:
9780823235780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228652.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses dream and writing based on the works of Maurice Blanchot. In his works, he often speaks of an “experience”. Blanchot's reflections on the “experiences” of other writers ... More


Blanchot’s Insubordination: On the Writing of the Manifesto of the 121

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/9780823273607.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the encounter between the radicality of the Manifesto of the 121 and the specific radicality of Blanchot's own thinking and writing. First, the chapter adheres to the letter of ... More


One: The Passion of Time: Au moment voulu (Nietzsche-Heidegger-Blanchot)

Gabriel Riera

in Intrigues: From Being to the Other

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226719
eISBN:
9780823235315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226719.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses the concept of intrigue in Maurice Blanchot's Au moment voulu. Blanchot defines intrigue as an inextricable relation between at least two human beings ... More


Seeing in the Dark Houses: History and Obscurity in and

Peter Lurie

in American Obscurantism: History and the Visual in U.S. Literature and Film

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780199797318
eISBN:
9780190225735
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199797318.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter uses historicist criticism of William Faulkner to suggest a limit to even the best approaches to this deeply historical writer. Attending to what his novels cannot say—or—see about ... More


The Art in Ethics: Aesthetics, Objectivity, and Alterity in the Philosophy of Levinas

Edith Wyschogrod

in Crossover Queries: Dwelling with Negatives, Embodying Philosophy's Others

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226061
eISBN:
9780823235148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226061.003.0026
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

Two objections arise repeatedly in connection with Emmanuel Levinas's philosophy of language. First, if ethics is beyond language, then ethics remains silent, and ... More


Blanchot and Affinity

Jonathan Evans

in The Many Voices of Lydia Davis: Translation, Rewriting, Intertextuality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474400176
eISBN:
9781474426909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474400176.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This chapter focuses on Davis’s literary relationship with Maurice Blanchot. She began translating Blanchot early on in her career and some of her stories can be seen to respond to his work. The ... More


“Why Do You Write?”—The Fault of Writing

Jeff Fort

in The Imperative to Write: Destitutions of the Sublime in Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254699
eISBN:
9780823260836
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254699.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents some key formulations in which Kafka, Blanchot and Beckett articulate the imperative that bears on their writing. It is shown that these formulas reelaborate the Kantian ... More


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