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Ronell, Avital

Works: 62 works in 181 publications in 5 languages and 6,438 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographies  Exhibition catalogs  Catalogs  Academic theses  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Performer, Author of introduction, Creator, Actor
Classifications: BD431, 191
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Most widely held works about Avital Ronell
Most widely held works by Avital Ronell
The test drive by Avital Ronell( )

21 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and French and held by 1,663 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
Complaint : grievance among friends by Avital Ronell( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Everyone has a complaint, but nobody likes a complainer. Rather than making things better a complaint can just make things worse. Often its only relief is the harmless and temporary release of steam. But it can also pose as criticism in one of several seemingly respectable forms. In Complaint, Avital Ronell looks at how complaints and complainers have been treated in literature and philosophy, in feedback loops that pay little attention to injustice and suffering. Beginning with Hamlet, and with open awareness of her own experiences, Ronell proceeds to show how complaining is aggravated, distracted, stifled, and transformed. She looks at exemplary complaints made by Friedrich Nietzsche, Hannah Arendt, and Barbara Johnson. She examines the complaint riven history of deconstruction. Renowned for her courage in taking on painful subjects with candor and wit, Ronell dares to listen to the haunting complaints of the dead"--
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
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 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book begins by calling close attention to the importance of the telephone in Nazi organization and propaganda, with special regard to the philosophy of Martin Heidegger. In the Third Reich the telephone became a weapon, a means of state surveillance, "an open accomplice to lies." Heidegger, in Being and Time and elsewhere, elaborates on the significance of "the call." In a tour de force response, Ronell mobilizes the history and terminology of the telephone to explicate his difficult philosophy. Ronell also speaks of the appearance of the telephone in the literary works of Duras, Joyce, Kafka, Rilke, and Strindberg. She examines its role in psychoanalysis—Freud said that the unconscious is structured like a telephone, and Jung and R. D. Laing saw it as a powerful new body part. She traces its historical development from Bell's famous first call: "Watson, come here!" Thomas A. Watson, his assistant, who used to communicate with spirits, was eager to get the telephone to talk, and thus to link technology with phantoms and phantasms. In many ways a meditation on the technologically constituted state, The Telephone Book opens a new field, becoming the first political deconstruction of technology, state terrorism, and schizophrenia. And it offers a fresh reading of the American and European addiction to technology in which the telephone emerges as the crucial figure of this age"--Publisher description
Dictations : on haunted writing by Avital Ronell( Book )

27 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1992 and 2004 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Avital Ronell asks why "there is no culture without drug culture." Tracing and tracking the zones of modern dependencies, she deals with the usual drugs and alcohol (and their celebrities: Freud's cocaine, Baudelaire's hashish, the Victorians' laudanum), and moves beyond them to addictive mappings that are culturally accepted - an insatiable appetite for romance novels, for instance, and romance itself as well as the satellite technologies of our everyday existence."
Powering Down On Authority (English and Dutch) by Avital Ronell( )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powering Down on Authority is Avital Ronell's response to Witte de With's invitation for her to reflect, in lengthy essay form, on the questions of power and authority in our time
The making of a terrorist : on classic German rogues by Jeffrey Champlin( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 298 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. --
1993 biennial exhibition by Whitney Museum of American Art( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fighting theory : Avital Ronell in conversation with Anne Dufourmantelle by Avital Ronell( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 149 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( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 108 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
Life extreme : an illustrated guide to new life by Eduardo Kac( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The field is lethal by Suzanne Doppelt( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 56 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?
Powering Down On Authority = Autoriteit de Macht Ontnemen by Avital Ronell( )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 41 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
Arsen bis Zucker : Flaubert-Wörterbuch by Shoshana Felman( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in German and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lignes de front by Avital Ronell( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

13 alumni artists( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'More than Love': Eros and Family in Rosenzweig and Levinas by Andrea Dara Cooper( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Constructions of family relationships appear prominently in the major works of Franz Rosenzweig and Emmanuel Levinas, informing their philosophical approaches. This dissertation compares these influential twentieth-century thinkers by using family as a frame of analysis. I consider how they each conceptualize the erotic couple, maternity, paternity, filiation and fraternity. I investigate Levinas's conception of ethics and the feminine in relation to Rosenzweig's reading of the Song of Songs in his magnum opus, The Star of Redemption. My analysis is located alongside readings of kinship relations in Greek tragedies, such as the brother-sister bond in Sophocles' Antigone and the father-daughter sacrificial relationship in Aeschylus's Agamemnon. By bringing together theories of gender, psychoanalysis, and literature, I offer critical readings of each thinker's work
Stupidity by Avital Ronell( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Hebrew and held by 8 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."
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The telephone book : technology--schizophrenia--electric speech
The telephone book : technology--schizophrenia--electric speechDictations : on haunted writingCrack wars : literature, addiction, mania1993 biennial exhibitionFighting theory : Avital Ronell in conversation with Anne DufourmantelleLife extreme : an illustrated guide to new lifeThe field is lethal
Alternative Names
רונאל, אביטל