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  • Corpusby Jean-Luc Nancy

    Fordham University Press 2008; US$ 20.00

    How have we thought 'the body'? How can we think it anew? This title incorporates the body of mortal creatures, the body politic, the body of letters and of laws, and the 'mystical body of Christ'. It offers us an encyclopedia and a polemical program - reviewing classical takes on the "corpus" from Plato, Aristotle, and Saint... more...

  • Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhoodby Angela Naimou

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 54.99

    Salvage Work examines contemporary literary responses to the law's construction of personhood in the Americas. Tracking the extraordinary afterlives of the legal slave personality from the nineteenth century into the twenty-first, Angela Naimou shows the legal slave to be a fractured but generative figure for contemporary legal personhood across... more...

  • Minima Philologicaby Werner Hamacher; Catherine Diehl; Jason Groves

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 15.99

    Minima Philologica brings together two essays by Werner Hamacher that are meant to revitalize philology as a practice beyond its restriction to the restoration of linguistic data and their meanings. In these two texts, "95 Theses on Philology" and "For-Philology," Hamacher propounds a notion of generalized philology that is equivalent... more...

  • Memory and Complicity: Migrations of Holocaust Remembranceby Debarati Sanyal

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 21.99

    Since World War II, French and Francophone literature and film have repeatedly sought not to singularize the Holocaust as the paradigm of historical trauma but rather to connect its memory with other memories of violence, namely that of colonialism. These works produced what Debarati Sanyal calls a "memory-incomplicity" attuned to the gray... more...

  • Listeningby Jean Luc Nancy; Charlotte Mandell

    Fordham University Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    In this lyrical meditation on listening, Jean-Luc Nancy examines sound in relation to the human body. How is listening different from hearing? What does listening entail? How does what is heard differ from what is seen? Can philosophy even address listening, écouter, as opposed to entendre, which means both hearing and understanding?Unlike the... more...

  • The Lincoln-Douglas Debatesby Harold Holzer

    Fordham University Press 2004; US$ 21.99

    The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas held during the Illinois senatorial race of 1858 are among the most important statements in American political history, dramatic struggles over the issues that would tear apart the nation in the Civil War: the virtues of a republic and the evils of slavery. In this acclaimed book, Holzer... more...

  • The Rose Man of Sing Singby James Morris

    Fordham University Press 2003; US$ 19.99

    Today, seventy-three years after his death, journalists still tell tales of Charles E. Chapin. As city editor of Pulitzer?s New York Evening World , Chapin was the model of the take-no-prisoners newsroom tyrant: he drove reporters relentlessly?and kept his paper in the center ring of the circus of big-city journalism. From the Harry K. Thaw trial to... more...

  • Overcoming Onto-Theologyby Merold Westphal

    Fordham University Press 2001; US$ 14.00

    Overcoming Onto-theology is a stunning collection of essays by Merold Westphal, one of America?s leading continental philosophers of religion, in which Westphal carefully explores the nature and the structure of a postmodern Christian philosophy. Written with characteristic clarity and charm, Westphal offers masterful studies of Heidegger?s early lectures... more...

  • From Slave Ship to Harvardby James H. Johnston

    Fordham University Press 2012; US$ 21.99

    From Slave Ship to Harvard is the true story of an African American family in Maryland over six generations. The author has reconstructed a unique narrative of black struggle and achievement from paintings, photographs, books, diaries, court records, legal documents, and oral histories. From Slave Ship to Harvard traces the family from the colonial... more...

  • Mornings at the Stanton Street Shulby Jonathan Boyarin

    Fordham University Press 2011; US$ 17.99

    In these pages Jonathan Boyarin invites us to share the intimate life of the Stanton Street Shul, one of the last remaining Jewish congregations on New York's historic lower east side. This narrow building, wedged into a lot designed for an old-law tenement, is full of clamorous voices--the generations of the dead, who somehow contrive to make... more...