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Ronell, Avital

Overview
Works: 78 works in 251 publications in 5 languages and 9,385 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Performer, zxx, Actor
Classifications: PN56.S737, 191
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avital Ronell
Stupidity by Avital Ronell( Book )

19 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The political and social implications of stupidity have been articulated by Marx, Nietzsche, Deleuze, among others. Urgent yet recalcitrant, stupidity provokes a crisis in our understanding of politics, ethics, and psychoanalysis. The dilemma posed by the limited subject involves national identity, masochism, and sexual politics, as well as the relation of poetic utterance to the stammer in which it originates. Essentially linked to the philosophical primal scene of stupor, stupidity also points to what has been historically inappropriable, as when Hannah Arendt considers Eichmann in terms of not only the banality but also the stupidity of evil."
The telephone book : technology--schizophrenia--electric speech by Avital Ronell( Book )

15 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 544 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dictations : on haunted writing by Avital Ronell( Book )

24 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Goethe, including critique of Eckermann's "Gesprache mit Goethe."
Crack wars : literature, addiction, mania by Avital Ronell( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is a commonplace of modern culture to presume that there is a subculture or counterculture deeply saturated with drugs, but such modern cultures need subcultures, and need drugs on every level. Culture defines itself, its classes, its power structures, and its economy in terms of how it allows and encourages drugs to circulate. If drugs are dangerous and belong to a thinking of the death drive, that danger seems to increase their appeal for millions. Where do the mind-altering effects of drugs begin? What is art but a kind of drug, a source as Baudelaire and Benjamin state of intoxicated destructuring? On a political scale, Ronell investigates how the so-called drug culture has become the perverted site for state-sanctioned ethnocide."
The test drive by Avital Ronell( Book )

19 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressed to those who are left stranded by speculative thinking and unhinged by cognitive discourse, The Test Drive, organized around Nietzsche's interpretation of physics, points to a toxic residue of uninterrogated policies associated with scientific probes that continue to underscore an experience of permanent dislocation, break-down, and disruption."--Jacket
Lust for life : on the writings of Kathy Acker( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Finitude's score : essays for the end of the millennium by Avital Ronell( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loser sons : politics and authority by Avital Ronell( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are sons who grow up unhappily believing that no matter what they do, they cannot please their fathers. Often unable to shed their sense of lifelong failure, either they give up and suffer in a permanent sulk, or they try with all their might to prove they are worth something after all. These are the "loser sons," a group of historical men as varied as President George W. Bush, Osama bin Laden, and Mohammed Atta. Their names quickly illustrate that not only are their problems serious, but they also make serious problems for others, expanding to whole nations. When God is conceived and inculcated as an angry and impossible-to-please father, the problems can last for generations. In Loser Sons, Avital Ronell draws on current philosophy, literary history, and political events to confront the grim fact that divested boys become terrifying men. This would be old news if the problem didn't recur so often with such disastrous consequences. Looking beyond our current moment, she interrogates the problems of authority, paternal fantasy, and childhood as they have been explored and exemplified by Franz Kafka, Goethe's Faust, Benjamin Franklin, Jean-François Lyotard, Hannah Arendt, Alexandre Kojève, and Immanuel Kant. Brilliantly weaving these threads into a polyvocal discourse, Ronell shows how, with their arrays of powerful symbols, ideologies of all sorts perpetuate the theme that while childhood represents innocence, adulthood entails responsible cruelty. The need for suffering--preferably somebody else's--has become a widespread assumption, not only justifying abuses of authority, but justifying authority itself. Shockingly honest, Loser Sons recognizes that focusing on the spectacular catastrophes of modernity might make writer and reader feel they're engaged in something important, while in fact what they are engaged in is still only spectacle. To understand the implications of her insights, Ronell addresses them directly to her readers, challenging them to think through their own notions of authority and their responses to it."--Publisher's website
The ÜberReader : selected works of Avital Ronell by Avital Ronell( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For twenty years, Avital Ronell has stood at the forefront of the confrontation between literary study and European philosophy. She has tirelessly investigated the impact of technology on thinking and writing, with groundbreaking work on Heidegger, dependency and drug rhetoric, intelligence and artificial intelligence, and the obsession with testing. Admired for her insights and breadth of field, she has attracted a wide readership by writing with guts, candour, and wit. Coyly alluding to Nietzsche's gay science, The UberReader presents a solid introduction to Avital Ronell's later oeuvre. It includes at least one selection from each of her books, two classic selections from a collection of her early essays (Finitude's Score), previously uncollected interviews and essays, and some of her most powerful published and unpublished talks. An introduction by Diane Davis surveys Ronell's career and the critical response to it thus far. With its combination of brevity and power, this Ronell primer will be immensely useful to scholars, students, and teachers throughout the humanities, but particularly to graduate and undergraduate courses in contemporary theory
1993 biennial exhibition by Whitney Museum of American Art( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The making of a terrorist : on classic German rogues by Jeffrey Champlin( Book )

3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 'The making of a terrorist', Jeffrey Champlin examines key figures from three canonical texts from the German-language literature of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries: Goethe's Gotz von Berlichingen, Schiller's Die Rauber, and Kleist's Michael Kohlhaas. Champlin situates these readings within a larger theoretical and historical context, exploring the mechanics, aesthetics, and poetics of terror while explicating the emergence of the terrorist personality in modernity. In engaging and accessible prose, Champlin explores the ethical dimensions of violence and interrogates an ethics of textual violence
Life extreme : an illustrated guide to new life by Eduardo Kac( Book )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field is lethal by Suzanne Doppelt( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The supernatural, ventriloquism, table-turning, magic carpets, ghosts, The Field is Lethal is immersed in a late nineteenth-century spiritualism. Borrowing freely from folklore and anecdote, Doppelt mixes oblique references, catching us in the sound and play of language as much as of ideas. Well-known as a photographer, Doppelt juxtaposes her text with delicate, eerie images. As Avital Ronell writes in her Postface for the book, we appreciate here; her manner, her astonishing modalities, the precision of her cuts. --Counterpath Press??? who is the author?
Schriften zur Literatur : Essays von Goethe bis Kafka by Avital Ronell( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American philo : entretiens avec Anne Dufourmantelle by Avital Ronell( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Telephone book : technologie, schizophrénie et langue électrique by Avital Ronell( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philosophe, l'auteure étudie le téléphone dans ce qu'il révèle de la société et à travers ses effets sur la psychologie des individus
Das Telefonbuch : Technik, Schizophrenie, elektrische Rede by Avital Ronell( Book )

3 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Translated from the American by Rike Felka, Avital Ronell's "telephone book", a fundamental work on the history of technology, laid out like a real phone book with its yellow pages and phone graphics, is no telephone book. Rather, it is a comprehensive study of the philosophical culture of the phenomenon of "Telephone", a complex analysis of the nature of telephony. Ronell organized her book to trace the phone in history, philosophy, art, psychoanalysis, poetry and technology
Fighting theory : Avital Ronell in conversation with Anne Dufourmantelle by Avital Ronell( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

International interest in the work of Avital Ronell has expressed itself in reviews, articles, essays, and dissertations. For "Fighting Theory", psychoanalyst and philosopher Anne Dufourmantelle conducted twelve interviews with Ronell, each focused on a key topic in one of Ronell's books or on a set of issues that run throughout her work. What do philosophy and literary studies have to learn from each other? How does Ronell place her work within gender studies? What does psychoanalysis have to contribute to contemporary thought? What propels one in our day to Nietzsche, Derrida, Nancy, Bataille, and other philosophical writers? How important are courage and revolt? Ronell's discussions of such issues are candid, thoughtful, and often personal, bringing together elements from several texts, illuminating hints about them, and providing her up-to-date reflections on what she had written earlier. Intense and often ironic, "Fighting Theory" is a poignant self-reflection of the worlds and walls against which Avital Ronell crashed
Chronicle of separation : on deconstruction's disillusioned love by Michal Ben-Naftali( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book Chronicle of Separation is an attempt to write on Derrida, to Derrida and from Derrida on the basis of a pathetic experience, which, in various ways, describes and enacts the pathetic experience of deconstruction itself. The book tackles the weight of emotions that is at the heart of deconstructive reading, treating deconstruction's weak, fragile and parasitic mode of thinking as a deconstruction of emotion, on emotion and as emotion. Chronicle of Separation examines these themes beginning with a descriptive and an analytic reading of Derrida's Memoirs: For Paul de Man and The Post Card, as embodiments of deconstruction's melancholic friendship which inscribes its disillusioned love in what it calls the 'postal condition'. The book then moves on to a feminization of Derrida, experimenting in different modes of writing. It firstly discusses Fred Zinneman's film Julia about a mournful friendship between women. Then it performs a deconstructive meditation on the anorexic person suggesting that anorexia constitutes a paradoxical embodiment of deconstruction. The concluding chapter presents a complete incorporation of Derrida into a fictional text that re-writes the biblical Book of Ruth"
Powering Down On Authority = Autoriteit de Macht Ontnemen by Avital Ronell( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Avital Ronell Amerikaans psychotherapeute

Avital Ronell filósofa checa naturalizada estadounidense

Avital Ronell israelische Germanistin

Avital Ronell scrittrice, critica letteraria e filosofa statunitense

אביטל רונאל

רונאל, אביטל

로넬, 아비탈 1952-

Languages
English (135)

German (13)

French (12)

Hebrew (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
The telephone book : technology--schizophrenia--electric speechDictations : on haunted writingCrack wars : literature, addiction, maniaThe test driveLust for life : on the writings of Kathy AckerFinitude's score : essays for the end of the millenniumThe ÜberReader : selected works of Avital Ronell1993 biennial exhibition