Paradox Aphorism and Desire in Novalis and Derrida

In contrast to recent criticism, which traces the historical path from Romanticism to modern theory in broad strokes, this book undertakes comparative readings of Novaliss and Derridas texts on literature and philosophy.

Paradox  Aphorism and Desire in Novalis and Derrida

Building on recent investigations into affinities between early German Romanticism and French post-structuralism, this study brings together the work of Jacques Derrida with the writings of one of early Romanticisms most important theorists, Friedrich von Hardenberg (1772-1801), better known as Novalis. In contrast to recent criticism, which traces the historical path from Romanticism to modern theory in broad strokes, this book undertakes comparative readings of Novaliss and Derridas texts on literature and philosophy. The book focuses on the significance both writers accord to paradox and argues that readings which are attuned to paradox can better appreciate the proximity of Romanticism and post- structuralism. As well as their affirmation of paradox, the texts of Novalis and Derrida testify to a profound respect for the Other, and the close readings of selected texts reveal remarkable similarities in their thinking on literature, philosophy and representation, and on the intricate interrelation between language, identity and desire.

Reconstructing Social Theory History and Practice

In J. D. Caputo (Ed.), Deconstruction in a nutshell: A conversation with Jacques
Derrida. New York, NY: ... In P. Patton & T. Smith (Eds.), Deconstruction engaged:
The Sydney seminars. ... Paradox, aphorism and desire in Novalis and Derrida.

Reconstructing Social Theory  History and Practice

Taken from papers presented at the 2015 International Social Theory Consortium (ISTC), this volume focusses on “Reconstruction”, dedicated to taking account of and interrogating the possibility of picking up the pieces.

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32 ) ; Clare Kennedy , Paradox , Aphorism and Desire in Novalis and Derrida , vii
+ 136 pp . ( vol . 71 ) ; Rachel E. Kellett , Single Combat and Warfare in German
Literature of the High Middle Ages : Stricker's ' Karl der Große ' and Daniel von ...

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32 ) ; Clare Kennedy , Paradox , Aphorism and Desire in Novalis and Derrida , vii
+ 136 pp . ( vol . 71 ) ; Rachel E . Kellett , Single Combat and Warfare in German
Literature of the High Middle Ages : Stricker ' s ' Karl der Große ' and Daniel von ...

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The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism

Such 'dispersion' of truth into splintered particulars, often expressed in the
spurious genres of the aphorism (Kennedy; ... Other: Paradox, Aphorism and
Desire in the Writings of Novalis and Derrida (Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh
Press, ...

The Oxford Handbook of European Romanticism

The Oxford Handbook to European Romanticism is a guide to European Romanticism written for an English-speaking audience. It finishes with a chapter on the European Romantic attitude to Britain. The authors are all expert in the original languages of the writers and topics which they discuss. European Romanticism sits in an epochal period full of historical excitement, beginning with the French Revolution and extending to the uprisings of 1848 acrossEurope. It witnessed what was arguably the first world war, against Napoleon, and the post-Napoleonic settlement at the Congress of Vienna which shaped the Europe which lasted until the Great War. Germany'sgreatest writer, Goethe, and Russia's, Pushkin, lived during this time. Other writers from different countries are comparably important - Mme de Staël, the founder of the sociology of literature and the original cultural commentator in her book On Germany; Giacomo Leopardi, the second greatest Italian poet after Dante; Victor Hugo, greates French writer of the 19th century, hélas, and many others.

Saving the Text

often valued by Derrida . He does not fear ... ( Others might be mentioned :
Derrida quotes Novalis in La dissémination . ) Their ideas on the “ chemical ” or
combinatory force of wit in philosophy , or on Romantic irony as a ... It makes the
truth — that is , untruth , error , the endlessness of desire or will or wit itself —
bearable .

Saving the Text

Distinguished critic and scholar Geoffrey Hartman explores the usefulness of Derrida's style of close reading for English and American scholarship and establishes its relevance to the division that has arisen between European and Anglo-American critical approaches. In addition, he discusses Derrida's exegesis in relation to theological commentary.