restricted access   Volume 20, Numbers 1-2, 2012

Table of Contents

Editor's Note

pp. 5-7

Revolutionary Violence: A Critique

pp. 9-19

Swords and Regulation: Toward a Theory of Political Violence in the Neoliberal Moment

pp. 21-34

Revisiting Violence and Life in the Early Work of Jacques Derrida

pp. 35-51

Betting on Ressentiment: Žižek with Nietzsche

pp. 53-63

Critique of Charismatic Violence

pp. 65-82

Arab Spring, 2011: A Symptomatic Reading of the Revolution (To the Memory of Edward W. Said)

pp. 83-119

The Rhetoric of Violence: Sarah Palin's Response to the Tucson Shooting

pp. 121-138

Spectacles of Incarceration: Ideological Violence in Prison Documentaries

pp. 139-152

Geotrauma and the Eco-clinic: Nature, Violence, and Ideology

pp. 154-171

Peitho and Bia: The Force of Language

pp. 173-181

Creating Necessity: Well-Used Violence in the Thought of Machiavelli

pp. 183-207

The Awkward Aesthetics of Violence in Saul Bellow and Marguerite Duras

pp. 209-225

Turning to Debris: Ethics of Violence in Wilkomirski's Fragments and Beigbeder's Windows on the World

pp. 227-240

Postscript on Violence

pp. 241-250

General Articles

Breaking the Pax Magisteriorum: The New War of Science and Religion

pp. 251-275

Kafka's Tourists and the Technological Sublime

pp. 277-291

Enigma, Semblance, and Natural Beauty in Adorno's Epistemological Aesthetics

pp. 293-307


Wittgenstein's Extraterritoriality

pp. 309-312

I, Robot

pp. 313-318

This Humanities Which Is Not One

pp. 319-325

Hacking Feenberg

pp. 327-330

Critically Thinking the Transnational Critic

pp. 331-339

Intersecting Lives

pp. 341-344

To Discipline or Not to Discipline

pp. 345-353


Rewriting Literary History: An Interview with Elaine Showalter

pp. 355-370

Criticism and Connection: An Interview with Michael Walzer

pp. 371-390

Book Notes

Mourning Modernism: Literature, Catastrophe, and the Politics of Consolation (review)

pp. 391-393

The Event of Postcolonial Shame (review)

pp. 393-395

Technics and Time, 3: Cinematic Time and the Question of Malaise (review)

pp. 395-397

Catastrophe and Survival: Walter Benjamin and Psychoanalysis (review)

pp. 397-399

Thiefing Sugar: Eroticism between Women in Caribbean Literature (review)

pp. 399-402

Linguistic Supertypes: A Cognitive-Semiotic Theory of Human Communication (review)

pp. 402-404

The Neural Sublime: Cognitive Theories and Romantic Texts (review)

pp. 405-407

Transforming Memories in Contemporary Women's Rewriting (review)

pp. 407-409

Darker than Blue: On the Moral Economies of Black Atlantic Culture (review)

pp. 409-412

Hegel, Deleuze, and the Critique of Representation (review)

pp. 412-414

Voegelinian Readings of Modern Literature (review)

pp. 414-416

Albert Camus' Critique of Modernity (review)

pp. 416-418

Political Aesthetics (review)

pp. 418-420

Deleuzian Concepts: Philosophy, Colonization, Politics (review)

pp. 420-422

Investigaciones Pedagógicas (review)

pp. 422-424

Notes on contributors

pp. 426-430