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Rabaté, Jean-Michel 1949-

Works: 185 works in 688 publications in 3 languages and 17,925 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction, Director, Translator, Thesis advisor, Opponent, Compiler, Publishing director, Restager , Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: PR6019.O9, 823.912
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Most widely held works by Jean-Michel Rabaté
James Joyce and the politics of egoism by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

21 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2,271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In James Joyce and the politics of egoism a leading scholar approaches the entire Joycean canon through the concept of "egoism". This concept, Jean-Michel Rabaté argues, runs throughout Joyce's work, and involves and incorporates its opposite, "hospitality", a term Rabaté understands as meaning an ethical and linguistic opening to "the other". Rabaté explores Joyce's complex negotiation between these two poles in a study of interest to all scholars of modernism
The ghosts of modernity by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conclusion ties together all these motifs, from Joyce to Barthes, and shows their theoretical basis in Marx's criticism of ideology and in Freud's consideration of mourning. From the analysis of "color" as an unthinkable object of discourse to an aesthetics of the unpresentable, Rabate points to the possibility of an "ethics of mourning," which would seem capable of overcoming the dead end of history whose ending condemns it to eternal repetition
The Cambridge companion to Lacan( )

32 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,766 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bijdragen over de Franse filosoof (1901-1981)
A handbook of modernism studies by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

32 editions published between 2013 and 2016 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Featuring the latest research findings and exploring the fascinating interplay of modernist authors and intellectual luminaries, from Beckett and Kafka to Derrida and Adorno, this bold new collection of essays gives students a deeper grasp of key texts in modernist literature. This book: Provides a wealth of fresh perspectives on canonical modernist texts, featuring the latest research data ; Adopts an original and creative thematic approach to the subject, with concepts such as race, law, gender, class, time, and ideology forming the structure of the collection ; Explores current and ongoing debates on the links between the aesthetics and praxis of authors and modernist theoreticians ; Reveals the profound ways in which modernist authors have influenced key thinkers, and vice versa."--Publisher's website
Writing the image after Roland Barthes by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

... Barthes's "fate" can appear to have been determined in part by the fact that his last published work was a treatise devoted to photography. The photographic image achieves exactly the effect I have described when mentioning "fate" : it freezes a development, eternalizes what is an essentially mobile object under a figure
Crimes of the future : theory and its global reproduction by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Crimes of the Future sees one of the world's leading literary theorists exploring the past, present and potential future of Theory"--
The pathos of distance : affects of the moderns by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

10 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Formations of pathos: Nietzsche, Benjamin, Warburg -- Pathos of distance: Huneker and Barthes reading Nietzsche -- Hard modernism: Alfred Jarry -- The birth of Irish modernism from the spirit of Nietzscheism (Yeats, Joyce, and Beckett) -- Ethos vs. pathos of the new in 1910 -- Affect effects affects: Deleuzian affect vs. Lacanian pathos -- Playing possum: war, death, and distance in Eliot's poetry -- Let the lips of the wound speak: Cocteau's pathosformel -- The pathos of history: trauma in Siri Hustvedt's the sorrows of an American -- Pathos of the future: nihilism and hospitality in the childhood of Jesus -- When is a door not a door?
1913 : the cradle of modernism by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Polish and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume puts modernist literature in its cultural, intellectual, and global context, within the framework of the year 1913. This significant year was marked by many critical events and happenings, such as the first international recognition of non-Western writers when the Nobel Prize in literature was awarded to Rabindranath Tagore; it was also the last year of peace before the eruption of the First World War."--Jacket
The future of theory by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This text addresses anxieties about the relevance of theory. It proposes that theory points out the inadequacies of official knowledge. Its role is to ask difficult, foundational questions, which entail revisionary rereadings of culture and its texts
James Joyce, authorized reader by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

22 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in French and English and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Think, pig! : Beckett at the limit of the human by Jean-Michel Rabaté( )

13 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines Samuel Beckett's unique lesson in courage in the wake of humanism's postwar crisis ... the courage to go on living even after experiencing life as a series of catastrophes. Rabaté, a former president of the Samuel Beckett Society and a leading scholar of modernism, explores the whole range of Beckett's plays, novels, and essays. He places Beckett in a vital philosophical conversation that runs from Bataille to Adorno, from Kant and Sade to Badiou. At the same time, he stresses Beckett's inimitable sense of metaphysical comedy. Foregrounding Beckett's decision to write in French, Rabaté inscribes him in a continental context marked by a "writing degree zero" while showing the prescience and ethical import of Beckett's tendency to subvert the "human" through the theme of the animal. Beckett's "declaration of inhuman rights," he argues, offers the funniest mode of expression available to us today"
Language, sexuality, and ideology in Ezra Pound's Cantos by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

24 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ezra Pound's Cantos remains among the most influential and difficult of twentieth century poetic writings. But now, for the first time, Rabaté's powerful and original study presents a theory of reading adequate to the challenge of Pound's writing. Using elements from Lacanian psycho-analysis and Heidegger's powerful meditation of poetry and language, this book constructs a theory of reading which both gives full force to the strategies of writing deployed in the Cantos and to the historical and political situations to which those strategies are a response. This study provides a fresh reading of the familiar Pound canon: Homer, Dante, Ovid but also of the less well-known: Ruskin, Browning, Frobenius. Pound's practice of quotation is understood in the context of a new poetic discourse characterized by parapraxis, ellipsis, condensation and autonomous voices which refer the division of the speaking subject back to an omniform intellect capable of taking on any new personality at will. Crucial to an understanding of Pound's situation is the relationship between Chinese and Greek culture, an analysis of which allows Rabaté to elaborate the tragic dimension in Pound's life and works. This book also parallels and contrasts Pound with his major contemporaries such as Eliot and Joyce and with his immediate heirs, like William Carlos Williams, H.D., Zukofsky, and Olson
Palgrave advances in James Joyce studies( Book )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a comprehensive guide to critical approaches to James Joyce studies. Topics covered include Joyce and intertextuality, Joyce and gender, Joyce and politics, Joyce and geography, and Joyce and science. Contributors include Brandon Kershner, Michael Groden, Margot Norris and Vicki Mahaffey
Jacques Lacan : psychoanalysis and the subject of literature by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lacan's critique of 'applied pscyhoanalysis' (especially in the domain of literary studies) entails a new practice of psychoanalysis understood as a type of textual reading of the Unconscious."--Jacket
The Cambridge introduction to literature and psychoanalysis by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

17 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume is an introduction to the relationship between psychoanalysis and literature. Jean-Michel Rabaté takes Sigmund Freud as his point of departure, studying in detail Freud's integration of literature in the training of psychoanalysts and how literature provided crucial terms for his myriad theories, such as the Oedipus complex. Rabate; subsequently surveys other theoreticians such as Wilfred Bion, Marie Bonaparte, Carl Jung, Jacques Lacan, and Slavoj Žižek. This Introduction is organized thematically, examining in detail important terms like deferred action, fantasy, hysteria, paranoia, sublimation, the uncanny, trauma, and perversion. Using examples from Miguel de Cervantes and William Shakespeare to Sophie Calle and Yann Martel, Rabaté demonstrates that the psychoanalytic approach to literature, despite its erstwhile controversy, has recently reemerged as a dynamic method of interpretation"--
Joyce upon the void : the genesis of doubt by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1922 : literature, culture, politics( Book )

17 editions published between 2015 and 2018 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1922: Literature, Culture, Politics examines key aspects of culture and history in 1922, a year made famous by the publication of several modernist masterpieces, such as T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land and James Joyce's Ulysses. Individual chapters written by leading scholars offer new contexts for the year's significant works of art, philosophy, politics, and literature. 1922 also analyzes both the political and intellectual forces that shaped the cultural interactions of that privileged moment. Although this volume takes post-World War I Europe as its chief focus, American artists and authors also receive thoughtful consideration. In its multiplicity of views, 1922 challenges misconceptions about the 'Lost Generation' of cultural pilgrims who flocked to Paris and Berlin in the 1920s, thus stressing the wider influence of that momentous year
After Derrida : literature, theory and criticism in the twenty-first century( Book )

14 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is important for the materialist historian, in the most rigorous way possible, to differentiate the construction of a historical state of affairs from what one customarily calls its "reconstruction." The "reconstruction" in empathy is one- dimensional. "Construction" presupposes "destruction." Almost fourteen years after the death of Jacques Derrida, the least one can say is that his inheritance is as contested and fraught with rivalries, rejections, and appropriations as at the time of the flowering of Deconstruction in American universities in the seventies and eighties. A halt was observed in 1988-89 after the posthumous revelations about Paul de Man's past in Belgium and Derrida's embattled defense of his friend. Today, in France, one often hears that "Derrida a fait l'Ecole mais n'a pas fait ecole," meaning that Derrida passed the entrance examination of the prestigious Ecole Normale Superieure where he taught for a long time, where he met Paul Celan, Louis Althusser, Michel Foucault and many other luminaries, whereas he never had a real "school" in France-no real institutional backing beyond the various Parisian places at which he taught later, or those that he founded like the College de Philosophie; his following constituted of young philosophers, only a few of whom became university professors in their turn and disseminated his teachings. However, the mechanisms of power within the French university remained closed to Derrida until the end; besides, he wanted to prevent the stereotyped reproduction currently observed from master to disciple"
Lacan in America by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2020 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This interdisciplinary compilation of essays is a welcome tonic for the "jet lag" or cultural gap between Lacanian discourse's warm reception in Latin countries and the resistance Lacanian clinical applications have met with in the Anglophone world. Lacan in America illuminates important and dynamic debates within a cultural context that Lacan himself has modified. Rather than a made-simple approach, this dynamic collection invokes some of the hesitations, contradictions, and evolutions that appear to be the most exciting part of his legacy, in "polylogical" discussions by "Lacanians" who are not averse to a critical reexamination of major concepts or textual and political issues. Topics include: a regressive sexual science and a "postmodern condition," technological mediation through seduction and resistance, the partisan issues beneath some of the resistances met by Lacanian discourse, and Lacan's revelations as responses to Freudian riddles. Demonstrating the vitality of Lacanian thought and its impact on disciplines, from mathematics to gay/lesbian studies, Lacan in America works to edify the fruit of Lacan's endless revision, an infinitely propagated transfiguration of his search for the meanings of truth. "Lucid and nonpartisan'[this collection] successfully takes the ideas and issues at the heart of Lacan's work and legacy and reinspects them through the lens offered by their transportation across the Atlantic, illustrating what has happened to them in their translation--and mistranslation--into and through American intellectual and cultural life." -Daniel Gunn, Department of Comparative Literature and English, The American University of Paris
The ethics of the lie by Jean-Michel Rabaté( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do we live in an age when disinformation has reached such a fevered pitch that we can dismiss everything presented as "fact" or "news"? In questioning this widespread skepticism, Rabate deconstructs the pathology of lies and their logical mechanisms, leading us back to the continuing debates of the great philosophers - Plato, Nietzsche, and Aristotle - and their philosophical foundations."--Jacket
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James Joyce and the politics of egoism
The ghosts of modernityThe Cambridge companion to LacanWriting the image after Roland Barthes1913 : the cradle of modernismThe future of theoryPalgrave advances in James Joyce studiesJacques Lacan : psychoanalysis and the subject of literatureJoyce upon the void : the genesis of doubt
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