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  • Twoby Roberto Esposito; Zakiya Hanafi

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    The debate on "political theology" that ran throughout the twentieth century has reached its end, but the ultimate meaning of the notion continues to evade us. Despite all the attempts to resolve the issue, we still speak its language--we remain in its horizon. The reason for this, says Roberto Esposito, lies in the fact that political theology... more...

  • Ending and Unending Agonyby Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe; Hannes Opelz

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    Published posthumously, Ending and Unending Agony is Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's only book entirely devoted to the French writer and essayist Maurice Blanchot (1907-2003). The place of Blanchot in Lacoue-Labarthe's thought was both discreet and profound, involving difficult, agonizing questions about the status of literature, with vast political... more...

  • Talking the Walk & Walking the Talk: A Rhetoric of Rhythmby Marc Shell

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    This book argues that we should regard walking and talking in a single rhythmic vision. In doing so, it contributes to the theory of prosody, our understanding of respiration and looking, and, in sum, to the particular links, across the board, between the human characteristics of bipedal walking and meaningful talk. The author first introduces the... more...

  • Redemptive Hopeby Akiba J. Lerner

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    This is a book about the need for redemptive narratives to ward off despair and the dangers these same narratives create by raising expectations that are seldom fulfilled. The quasi-messianic expectations produced by the election of President Barack Obama in 2008, and their diminution, were stark reminders of an ongoing struggle between ideals and... more...

  • Pure Act: The Uncommon Life of Robert Laxby Michael N. McGregor

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    "Robert Lax was a poet who devised his own poetic forms, much admired by some readers, unfortunately unknown to most. He was an intellectual and was often called a mystic, but he was neither, just as he was called a hermit but really wasn't. When he was younger, he lived in New York, where he worked for a period at The New Yorker and knew... more...

  • Thou Shalt Not Killby Adriana Cavarero; Angelo Scola; Margaret Adams Groesbeck

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 11.99

    In this fascinating and rare little book, a leading Italian feminist philosopher and the Archbishop of Milan face off over the contemporary meaning of the biblical commandment not to kill. The result is a series of erudite and wide-ranging arguments that move from murder and suicide to just war and drone strikes, from bioethics and biopolitics to hermeneutics... more...

  • Harryingby Harry Berger Jr.

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 23.99

    Harrying considers Richard III and the four plays of Shakespeare's Henriad--Richard II, Henry IV Part 1, Henry IV Part 2, and Henry V. Berger combines close reading with cultural analysis to show how the language characters speak always says more than the speakers mean to say. Shakespeare's speakers try to say one thing. Their language says... more...

  • Apocalypse-Cinemaby Peter Szendy; Will Bishop; Samuel Weber

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 18.99

    Apocalypse-cinema is not only the end of time that has so often been staged as spectacle in films like 2012, The Day After Tomorrow, and The Terminator. By looking at blockbusters that play with general annihilation while also paying close attention to films like Melancholia, Cloverfield, Blade Runner, and Twelve Monkeys, this book suggests that in... more...

  • Carnal Hermeneuticsby Richard Kearney; Brian Treanor

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 27.99

    Building on a hermeneutic tradition in which accounts of carnal embodiment are overlooked, misunderstood, or underdeveloped, this work initiates a new field of study and concern. Carnal Hermeneutics provides a philosophical approach to the body as interpretation. Transcending the traditional dualism of rational understanding and embodied sensibility,... more...

  • Thresholds of Listeningby Sander van Maas

    Fordham University Press 2015; US$ 20.99

    Thresholds of Listening addresses recent and historical changes in the ways listening has been conceived. Listening, having been emancipated from the passive, subjected position of reception, has come to be asserted as an active force in culture and in collective and individual politics. The contributors to this volume show that the exteriorization... more...