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Ronell, Avital

Works: 45 works in 144 publications in 4 languages and 6,791 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Interviews  Documentary films  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, win, Other
Classifications: PN56.S737, 809.93353
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Most widely held works about Avital Ronell
Most widely held works by Avital Ronell
Loser sons : politics and authority by Avital Ronell( )

14 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and French and held by 1,709 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( )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,651 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
Stupidity by Avital Ronell( Book )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 636 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."
Lust for life : on the writings of Kathy Acker( Book )

7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kathy Acker was one of the original, subversive & influential writers of the late 20th century. This is a collection of essays on Acker's work, including Peter Wollen's primer, & Avital Ronell's meditation on friendship & mourning. It reveals his project, & the ways in which fiction can penetrate the heart of political & cultural life
Finitude's score : essays for the end of the millennium by Avital Ronell( Book )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The technological introject : Friedrich Kittler between implementation and the incalculable by Jeffrey Champlin( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This essay collection further familiarizes the English-speaking world with the work of late German media scholar Friedrich Kittler. It features well-established and emergent scholars who present investigations that traverse all of Kittler's major phases, from early studies of German romanticism to his recent volumes on ancient Greece
Schriften zur Literatur : Essays von Goethe bis Kafka by Avital Ronell( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in German and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Das Telefonbuch : Technik, Schizophrenie, elektrische Rede by Avital Ronell( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in German and held by 38 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
Addict : fixions et narcotextes by Avital Ronell( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life extreme : guide illustré de nouvelles formes de vie by Eduardo Kac( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in French and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined life, philosophy is in the streets = La vie sous examen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 21 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
Drogenkriege [Literatur, Abhängigkeit, Manie] by Avital Ronell( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in German and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une traduction d'une langue en une autre : [long distance communication]( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in French and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Une traduction d'une langue en une autre témoigne d'un processus de recherche sur les phénomènes de traduction dans les arts. Articulant des œuvres à des textes théoriques et historiques qui dialoguent et s'interprètent mutuellement, l'ouvrage explore différentes pistes d'analyses des phénomènes de traduction : traductions d'une langue vers une autre, traductions d'oeuvres par leurs contextes de réception, traductions d'un médium vers un autre, traductions d'expositions en publications, de situations en textes ou en images. Ce livre témoigne également d'un champ de réflexions qui engage plus généralement à prendre la mesure de ce qu'implique esthétiquement et politiquement l'interprétation des oeuvres
Dummheit by Avital Ronell( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in German and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La plainte : petits griefs entre amis by Avital Ronell( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in French and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couv. indique : "Qui ne s'est jamais plaint ? De son travail, de ses parents, de sa vie... À la différence de l'indignation, la plainte est durable. Elle contamine nos discours et notre existence de plaignants. La philosophie n'apporte pas de consolation, mais elle peut distinguer les geignards insupportables des plaintifs lucides. Car il y a bien de quoi se plaindre face au monde tel qu'il est. Mais à qui ? Et comment ? La philosophe Avital Ronell ouvre le registre des plaintes éternelles et occasionnelles. Avec un style provocateur et humoristique, Avital Ronell crée un théâtre philosophique où elle expose les griefs de ses amis : Hamlet, Derrida, Werther, Arendt... Objet elle-même d'une plainte pour harcèlement sexuel et d'un lynchage médiatique international, cette féministe queer répond pour la première fois à ses accusateurs, dans le contexte du mouvement #MeToo."
Examined life : philosophy is in the street( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 8 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 crowed city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
The telephone book : technology, schizophrenia, electric press by Avital Ronell( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The telephone marks the place of an absence. Affiliated with discontinuity, alarm, and silence, it raises fundamental questions about the constitution of self and other, the stability of location, systems of transfer, and the destination of speech. Profoundly changing our concept of long-distance, it is constantly transmitting effects of real and evocative power. To the extent that it always relates us to the absent other, the telephone, and the massive switchboard attending it, plugs into a hermeneutics of mourning. The Telephone Book, itself organized by a "telephonic logic," fields calls from philosophy, history, literature, and psychoanalysis. It installs a switchboard that hooks up diverse types of knowledge while rerouting and jamming the codes of the disciplines in daring ways. Avital Ronell has done nothing less than ocnsider the impact of the telephone on modern thought. Her highly original, multifaceted inquiry into the nature of communication in a technological age will excite everyone who listens in. 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."
The figure of poetry : self-reflection in Goethe, Hölderlin, and Kafka by Avital Ronell( )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 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
Examined life : [philosophy is in the streets] by Astra Taylor( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today's most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer's thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue's posh boutiques. Slavoj Zizek questions current beliefs about the environment while sifting through a London garbage dump. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco's Mission District questioning our culture's fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West--perhaps America's best-known public intellectual--compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy's power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it. Featuring Cornel West, Avital Ronell, Peter Singer, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Martha Nussbaum, Michael Hardt, Slavoj Zizek, Judith Butler and Sunaura Taylor"--Container
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Alternative Names
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Ronʾel, Aviṭal 1952-

Ronell, Avital

Ронелл, Авиталь

אביטל רונאל

אביטל רונאל פילוסופית אמריקאית

רונאל, אביטל

רונאל, אביטל 1952-

أفيتال رونيل فيلسوفة أمريكية

آویتل رونل

로넬, 아비탈 1952-

English (85)

French (17)

German (10)

Italian (1)