Productive Digression: Theorizing Practice

Productive Digression: Theorizing Practice

by Anselm Haverkamp


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This new series presents original scholarly and essayistic work addressing the central status of literature in and for the human sciences. At stake in the monographs and essay collections are paradigms of literary forms for thinking the human sciences: the knowledge involved in a literary work; how modes of reading and writing shape and depend on an epoch or area of thinking; literature's affinities and points of resistance to what we call the humanities and the sciences. In other words, the series examines how literature works with and upon philosophy, rhetoric, technology, anthropology, sociology, statistics, economics, history, experimental science, mathematics etc. Paradigms is primarily concerned with German letters, but also includes its European and comparative literary contexts.
All volumes will be published in English and are first reviewed by the series editors followed by a peer review from two academics in the particular area of specialization. Two to four volumes are planned annually.

Rüdiger Campe (Yale University)
Paul Fleming (Cornell University, Ithaca NY)

Editorial Board
Eva Geulen (Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, Berlin)
Rüdiger Görner (Queen Mary, University of London)
Barbara Hahn (Vanderbilt University)
Daniel Heller-Roazen (Princeton University)
Helmut Müller-Sievers (University of Colorado at Boulder)
William Rasch (Indiana University, Bloomington)
Joseph Vogl (Humboldt University, Berlin)
Elisabeth Weber (University of California, Santa Barbara)

Submission Format
The series accepts monographs and edited volumes, if they systematically approach a specific topic and show a high level of coherence and focus.
Please submit an abstract and table of contents with narrative description of each chapter (4–5 pages total, single-spaced) as well as a CV along with the complete manuscript.
Only complete manuscripts can be evaluated. In exceptional cases, abstracts or outlines can be submitted to discuss the general fit of a book with the series’ editors. Please understand that a final commitment for publication can only be reached on the basis of a complete manuscript.
Manuscripts should have a minimum length of circa 200 pages (approximately 500,000 characters including spaces).
Please submit your abstract, table of contents, and CV as one file; the complete manuscript as a second file to Dr. Manuela Gerlof:

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783110482584
Publisher: De Gruyter
Publication date: 05/08/2017
Series: Paradigms Series , #5
Pages: 246
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

A. Haverkamp, New York Univ. (em.); USA; European Univ. Viadrina (em.); Frankfurt/Oder; Ludwig-Maximilians-Univ., Munich, Germany.

Table of Contents

Equivalence Unbalanced 1

Metaphor, Case, and Example

Art Awaits Its Explanation 14

Recent Interest in Adorno

The Scandal of Metaphorology 34

Blumenberg's Challenge

Blumenberg in Davos 53

The Cassirer-Heidegger Controversy Reconsidered

Art is Messianicity: Radical Illustration in the Face of God Jacques Derrida Romeo Castellucci Antonello da Messina 68

The Phaocentrism of the Eye 81

From Longinus to Merleau-Ponty

Confessio Infirmitatis or Productive Digression 91

Iconic Difference Taken Apart and Put to Good Use in Legal Affairs

In/Doors: The Dialectic of Inside and Outside 105

On Interiors and Interiority

To Conceive of, in Pictures 121

An Episode from the History of Knowledge

Christ's Case 147

Doubled Mimesis, Martyrdom Transfigured

To Destroy Painting: The Baroque Caesura of History 156

Louis Marin Mourning the Revolution

Chaos by Design 171

The Light-Sound Constellation

Mass Times Acceleration 185

Rhetoric as the Meta-Physics of Aesthetics

A Narrow Thing Within One Word 200

The Foreclosure of Nature in Post-Shakespearian Worlds and Times

Life in the Sonnets 216

Shakespearean Intuitions

Mirror Effects in Euphantasy Land 226

The Unholy Alliance of Selection and Evolution

Index of Names 231

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