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Barely Breathing: Sloterdijk’s Immunitary Biopolitics

Ttimothy. C. Campbell

in Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter is concerned with Peter Sloterdijk’s Heideggerian perspective on developments in biotechnology, which he deems as not only a form of justifying biotechnological “improvements” in ... More


Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben

Timothy C. Campbell

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816674640
eISBN:
9781452946696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816674640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Has biopolitics actually become thanatopolitics, a field of study obsessed with death? Is there something about the nature of biopolitical thought today that makes it impossible to deploy ... More


Scapes and Spheres

Cary Wolfe

in Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter opens a two-chapter focus on Stevens’s later long poems, and maps the evolution of Stevens’s poetics from “the death of the gods” to the crafting of a “supreme fiction” as a kind of ... More


“Premetaphysical Pluralism”: Dwelling in the Ordinary

Cary Wolfe

in Ecological Poetics; or, Wallace Stevens's Birds

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226687834
eISBN:
9780226688022
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226688022.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter continues the analysis begun in the previous chapter of the cumulative trajectory of Stevens’s late work, focusing on the later long poems in light of Peter Sloterdijk’s framework ... More


Sense of Planet: Marie Darrieussecq’s Le pays

Joshua Armstrong

in Maps and Territories: Global Positioning in the Contemporary French Novel

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781786942012
eISBN:
9781789629897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781786942012.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Chapter Eight, ‘Sense of Planet,’ reads Marie Darrieussecq’s Le pays (2005), whose narrator is fascinated with geography and constantly ponders her place on this planet. Whereas the cartographic ... More


Cynical Reason in the Cranky Age

Nathan Wolff

in Not Quite Hope and Other Political Emotions in the Gilded Age

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198831693
eISBN:
9780191869556
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198831693.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Drawing on Peter Sloterdijk’s Critique of Cynical Reason (1983), this chapter tracks shifts in Mark Twain’s political imagination to help interrogate “cynicism” as a feeling and a hermeneutic. After ... More


To Carl Schmitt: Letters and Reflections

Jacob Taubes

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231154123
eISBN:
9780231520348
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231154123.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

A philosopher, rabbi, religious historian, and Gnostic, Jacob Taubes was for many years a correspondent and interlocutor of Carl Schmitt (1888–1985), a German jurist, philosopher, political theorist, ... More


The community of solitary walkers

Sergei Prozorov

in Democratic Biopolitics: Popular Sovereignty and the Power of Life

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474449342
eISBN:
9781474459839
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474449342.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 2 addresses a recent reinterpretation of Rousseau by Peter Sloterdijk, which prioritizes his late work The Reveries of the Solitary Walker as politically more important than the theory of ... More


Tomás Saraceno and the Ethics of the Sublime in the Aerocene

Joanna Page

in Latin American Culture and the Limits of the Human

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781683401490
eISBN:
9781683402169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401490.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This essay approaches a number of key works by the Argentine artist Tomás Saraceno (currently resident in Berlin) through the paradox of the sublime, which points simultaneously to the limits of the ... More


The Fate of Beauty

John Brenkman

in Mood and Trope: The Rhetoric and Poetics of Affect

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226673127
eISBN:
9780226673431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226673431.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The beautiful is linked to modernity and enlightenment because of its dependence on the emergent public sphere, the sublime because of the disenchantment of nature. Storms cease to manifest divine ... More


Buster Keaton’s Climate Change

Jennifer Fay

in Inhospitable World: Cinema in the Time of the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190696771
eISBN:
9780190696818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190696771.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Environmental Politics

Much of Buster Keaton’s slapstick comedy revolves around his elaborate outdoor sets and the crafty weather design that destroys them. In contrast to D. W. Griffith, who insisted on filming in ... More


Good Pastoral

Robin Holt

in Judgment and Strategy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780199671458
eISBN:
9780191751158
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199671458.003.0013
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy, Organization Studies

This last chapter considers the organizational form poetic judgment might take, arguing that in strategic practice it might be productively aligned to forms of the pastoral. In pastoral images there ... More


Happiness: The Suburb and Film Style

Timotheus Vermeulen

in Scenes from the Suburbs: The Suburb in Contemporary US Film and Television

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780748691661
eISBN:
9781474400909
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691661.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The second chapter examines the ways in which Todd Solondz’ 1998 controversial ensemble film Happiness uses editing, composition, and tone to create a particular spatiality and sense of place – which ... More


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