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This volume challenges the persistent association of the Middle Ages with closure and fixity. It uncovers forms of openness which are often obscured by modern assumptions, and demonstrates how they coexist with, or even depend upon, enclosure and containment in paradoxical and unexpected ways.
Collecting work by artists, scholars, curators, museum administrators, the volume investigates reenactment's potential for a (re)activation of layered temporal experiences, and its value as an ongoing interpretative and political gesture performed in the present with an eye to the future.
Wenn queeres Kino und queere Ästhetiken das Prekäre dokumentieren, dann intendiert dies auch eine Revolution im Symbolischen. Die Beiträge bieten einen Einblick in den gegenwärtigen Stand des queeren Kinos – seiner Filme, Videos und visuellen Installationen.
But what becomes of the literary when one speaks of world literature? Responding to Derek Attridge’s theory of how literature ‘works’, the contributions in this volume explore in diverse ways what it might mean to speak of ‘the work of world literature’.
Is materialism still relevant to critically think politics? Associated with fatalism and naturalism, it evolved as a central concept of progressive politics, in Marxist- and Spinoza-based approaches, New Materialism, and feminist discourses.
Opening to passion as a transformative force; extending desire to the text; imagining pleasures outside the norm; overcoming loss, defying resolution and cohesion. These are some of the possibilities of lyric that this book explores.
Weathering is atmospheric, temporal, transformative. It implies exposure to the elements and processes of wearing down or accrued patina. It also denotes ways in which subjects resist adversity. This volume contemplates weathering across many fields and disciplines.
Claude Lefort, one of the most prominent political philosophers of the twentieth century, reads Dante’s Monarchia, showing the surprising relevance of this radical fourteenth-century treatise that defends the necessity of universal monarchy and its independence from the Church for modern political theory.
What’s in a prefix? How to read a prefix as short as ‘re-’? Does ‘re-’ really signify? Can it point into a specific direction? Can it reverse? Can it become the shibboleth of a ‘postcritical’ reboot?
Der »Westen« rückt immer deutlicher aus dem Zentrum einer Welt, die er über Jahrhunderte maßgeblich geprägt hat. Damit geht eine »Wiederkehr der Religion« einher, wodurch rückwirkend das Fortwirken religiöser Orientierungen in der Philosophie des 20. Jahrhundert sichtbarer wird.
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