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This groundbreaking collection sketches a portrait of Sarah Kofman (1934-1994), the brilliant French feminist philosopher and author of more than two dozen books on an impressive range of topics and figures in philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and feminism. Leading feminist philosophers examine the lessons that Kofman's rich body of work teaches us, among them that the work and life of a thinker are inextricably bound together. Each essay navigates the complex connections between work and life, ...
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Sarah Kofman's Corpus

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Overview

This groundbreaking collection sketches a portrait of Sarah Kofman (1934-1994), the brilliant French feminist philosopher and author of more than two dozen books on an impressive range of topics and figures in philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, aesthetics, and feminism. Leading feminist philosophers examine the lessons that Kofman's rich body of work teaches us, among them that the work and life of a thinker are inextricably bound together. Each essay navigates the complex connections between work and life, thought and desire, the book and the body to explore the central themes that link together Kofman's interdisciplinary oeuvre-art, affirmation, laughter, the intolerable, Jewishness, and femininity.
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The first to incorporate Kofman's work into the current debates animating continental philosophy, Sarah Kofman's Corpus offers impressive contributions to the literature on Freud and Nietzsche, as well as feminist theory, philosophy of art, and Holocaust studies. It invigorates the contemporary landscape of French thought with the stakes introduced by Kofman's oeuvre, which emerges here in all its richness and irreverence, a call to engage anew with affirmation and becoming.— Margret Grebowicz, editor of Gender after Lyotard
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791479193
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 232 KB

Meet the Author

Tina Chanter is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University, and she has published several books, including Revolt, Affect, Collectivity: The Unstable Boundaries of Kristeva’s Polis (coedited with Ewa PÂonowska Ziarek), also published by SUNY Press.

Pleshette DeArmitt is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Memphis.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction: The Lifework of Sarah Kofman   Pleshette DeArmitt     1
Art, Affirmation, and Laughter
"The Question of Art": Sarah Kofman's Aesthetics   Duncan Large     11
Sarah Kofman's Art of Affirmation, or the "Non-illusory Life of an Illusion"   Pleshette DeArmitt     23
Sarah Kofman's Wit   Ann Smock     33
Philosophical Fires: Autobiography, Femininity, and Jewishness
Fire Walls: Sarah Kofman's Pyrotechnics   Michael Naas     49
Le mepris des anti-semites: Kofman's Nietzsche and Nietzsche's Jews   Alan D. Schrift     75
Playing with Fire: Kofman and Freud on Being Feminine, Jewish, and Homosexual   Tina Chanter     91
Becoming: Devenir-femme in the Work of Sarah Kofman   Penelope Deutscher     123
References     135
Contributors     141
Index     143
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