Lessons in Secular Criticism
Publication Year: 2013
Published by: Fordham University Press
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...published under the simple title LeÃ§on (1978). It was a lesson in language to resist the totalizing power that exists in the midst of all language as a social institution. He specifi ed this as the language of literature, but he confi gured it broadly enough for literature to coincide with the act of writing as such or the cre-...
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South Wales. Th e lectures were sponsored by the University of ship I trea sure in ways I cannot express in words. Th e privilege stop encounters in the course of two weeks. A great part of these material, and a lot more is certain to be included in future writ-ings. For this good fortune, I am especially grateful to Melinda ...
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My initial interest here, before I elaborate on the capacity of the notion in question, is to situate the advent of secular criti-debates (and the so- called post- secular universe that underlies them), but in the precise historical sphere to which it belongs. retical strains in the trajectory of comparative literature as an ...
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My interest here is twofold: First, I want to reiterate in practice criticism. Th is will serve to clarify further why I consider cri-tiques of secularism that privilege religious morality, whether tion other than being merely alternative. Second, by extension, bottom line of secular criticism, regardless of whether this poli-...
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I am not a post- secularist because I am not even a secularist. cial one, if only because it resists the logic of identity, despite the explicit subjective aï¬ rmation (âI amâ). Saying this, I under-stand, aggravates the already- peculiar syllogism I am positing, longs to the history of secularization and may even be the apogee ...
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...engage the real world is a bit of a folly, for confronting heter-But it is something that Cornelius Castoriadisâ whose thought I examine here in this lightâ spent his entire life thinking about folly, the title stands, for it encapsulates the fi rst and necessary action to the forefront in overt po liti cal ways and from social- ...
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Claude Lefortâs contribution to po liti cal theory, especially the-the Th eologico- Political?â (1981), an essay read largely in isola-fi fty years. Th is tendency is symptomatic. Th is par tic u lar essay into the wildly proliferating discussion of po liti cal theology and secularism. Yet the âtheologico- politicalâ in Lefort has as ...
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...store in Mesquite, Texas. Alas, the campers were not staging an Th is itself shows how extensively consumerist desire is internal-that it now occupies a slot in societyâs calendar. In fact, this Th ursday eve ning, at the limit of peopleâs all too likely indiges-tion, because no calendar of feasts can withstand the panic for ...
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Page Count: 216
Publication Year: 2013
Series Title: Thinking Out Loud