The Work of Mourning

The Work of Mourning

But he also inspires the respect that comes from an illustrious career, and, among many who were his colleagues and peers, he inspired friendship. The Work of Mourning is a collection that honors those friendships in the wake of passing.

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226142817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Jacques Derrida is, in the words of the New York Times, "perhaps the world's most famous philosopher—if not the only famous philosopher." He often provokes controversy as soon as his name is mentioned. But he also inspires the respect that comes from an illustrious career, and, among many who were his colleagues and peers, he inspired friendship. The Work of Mourning is a collection that honors those friendships in the wake of passing. Gathered here are texts—letters of condolence, memorial essays, eulogies, funeral orations—written after the deaths of well-known figures: Roland Barthes, Paul de Man, Michel Foucault, Louis Althusser, Edmond Jabès, Louis Marin, Sarah Kofman, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, Jean-François Lyotard, Max Loreau, Jean-Marie Benoist, Joseph Riddel, and Michel Servière. With his words, Derrida bears witness to the singularity of a friendship and to the absolute uniqueness of each relationship. In each case, he is acutely aware of the questions of tact, taste, and ethical responsibility involved in speaking of the dead—the risks of using the occasion for one's own purposes, political calculation, personal vendetta, and the expiation of guilt. More than a collection of memorial addresses, this volume sheds light not only on Derrida's relation to some of the most prominent French thinkers of the past quarter century but also on some of the most important themes of Derrida's entire oeuvre-mourning, the "gift of death," time, memory, and friendship itself. "In his rapt attention to his subjects' work and their influence upon him, the book also offers a hesitant and tangential retelling of Derrida's own life in French philosophical history. There are illuminating and playful anecdotes—how Lyotard led Derrida to begin using a word-processor; how Paul de Man talked knowledgeably of jazz with Derrida's son. Anyone who still thinks that Derrida is a facetious punster will find such resentful prejudice unable to survive a reading of this beautiful work."—Steven Poole, Guardian "Strikingly simpa meditations on friendship, on shared vocations and avocations and on philosophy and history."—Publishers Weekly
Categories: Literary Criticism

Specters of Marx

Specters of Marx

His plenary address, 'Specters of Marx', delivered in two parts, forms the basis of this book. Hotly debated when it was first published, a rapidly changing world and world politics have scarcely dented the relevance of this book.

Author: Jacques Derrida

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136758607

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Prodigiously influential, Jacques Derrida gave rise to a comprehensive rethinking of the basic concepts and categories of Western philosophy in the latter part of the twentieth century, with writings central to our understanding of language, meaning, identity, ethics and values. In 1993, a conference was organized around the question, 'Whither Marxism?’, and Derrida was invited to open the proceedings. His plenary address, 'Specters of Marx', delivered in two parts, forms the basis of this book. Hotly debated when it was first published, a rapidly changing world and world politics have scarcely dented the relevance of this book.
Categories: Philosophy

Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning

Postcolonial Narrative and the Work of Mourning

A cross-cultural analysis of the work of Coetzee, Harris and Morrison, demonstrating that the fundamental task of postcolonial narrative is the work of mourning.

Author: Sam Durrant

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791459454

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 142

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A cross-cultural analysis of the work of Coetzee, Harris and Morrison, demonstrating that the fundamental task of postcolonial narrative is the work of mourning.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Witnessing AIDS

Witnessing AIDS

This is an important book written in the face of, perhaps even against, some of our most cherished commonplace assumptions about mourning, memory, and history .

Author: Sarah Brophy

Publisher: Cultural Spaces

ISBN: 0802087736

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 271

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In a clear and accessible style, Witnessing AIDS illustrates how memoirs and diaries are used as self-theorizing documents that approach personal testimony as an intervention in cultural memory.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Response to Death

Response to Death

Presents a literary historical perspective on mourning, tracing examples of mourning in literary works. This book offers a chronological examination of the concept of the work of mourning in specific literary and historical contexts.

Author: Christian Riegel

Publisher: University of Alberta

ISBN: 0888644213

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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Presents a literary historical perspective on mourning, tracing examples of mourning in literary works. This book offers a chronological examination of the concept of the work of mourning in specific literary and historical contexts.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Mourning After

The Mourning After

THE WORK OF MOURNING Grief is normally resolved by mourning , a process
generally referred to as grief work or " the work of mourning . " To do this work
successfully , we who are bereaved work our way mentally , emotionally , and
even ...

Author: Stanley P. Cornils

Publisher: R & E Pub

ISBN: 0882479520

Category: Bereavement

Page: 91

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Categories: Bereavement

Curriculum Visions

Curriculum Visions

Can we decide not to preserve a moribund curriculum and instead ask : Why
curriculum at all ? The questions I offer suppose a certain labor of thought , what
Freud ( 1917 ) called “ the work of mourning . ” In using the term “ work , ” Freud
does ...

Author: William E. Doll

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: UOM:39015056172409

Category: Education

Page: 310

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Curriculum Visions challenges the singular, guiding vision that has dominated Western educational thought for the past four centuries, from Peter Ramus to Ralph Tyler and beyond. Influenced by the spirit of John Dewey, Curriculum Visions moves beyond his ghost to see what he never saw - a playful integration of the scientific, the storied, and the spiritful. In so doing, Curriculum Visions asks each of us to develop our own curricular vision, based on the logic of reason, the personality and culture of society, and the awesomeness and mystery of creation.
Categories: Education

Great Plains Quarterly

Great Plains Quarterly

SANDY GRANDE Department of Education Connecticut College Writing Grief :
Margaret Laurence and the Work of Mourning . By Christian Riegel . Winnipeg :
University of Manitoba Press , 2003. 192 pp . Photographs , notes , bibliography ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P01013766S

Category: Great Plains

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Categories: Great Plains

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

Interdisciplinary Literary Studies

object is lost that there can be a work to mourn the loss . In this sense ... Perhaps
this mourning constitutes Blanchot's desired powerlessness as opposed to the
violence of a language that would be capable of possessing its object . However
 ...

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ISBN: PSU:000069195433

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Symposium

Symposium

When the work of mourning is “ completed the ego becomes free and uninhibited
again . " 73 In 12 Angry Men the jury's deliberation over the death of a father
becomes for Juror # 3 the occasion to work through his loss and complete his ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105063771278

Category: 12 angry men (Motion picture)

Page: 556

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Categories: 12 angry men (Motion picture)

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

But, “mourning” (a reaction) and “the work of mourning” (an intentional attempt to
detach) are not always distinguishable. This is where I would like to evoke a
distinction between “mourning” and “grieving.” “Mourning” and “grieving” are ...

Author: Didier Fassin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118290583

Category: Social Science

Page: 664

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A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies. Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics
Categories: Social Science

The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

The Psychoanalytic Study of the Child

In addition to the distinction between pain and grief , it is also useful to distinguish
between the state of mourning as a clinical fact and the work of mourning as the
cause of this state . We then realize that Freud ' s description of the state of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015057051263

Category: Child analysis

Page: 635

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Categories: Child analysis

Modernism and Mourning

Modernism and Mourning

The essays in Modernism and Mourning examine the work of mourning in modernist literature, or more precisely, its propensity for resisting this work.

Author: Patricia Rae

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 0838756174

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 310

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The essays in Modernism and Mourning examine the work of mourning in modernist literature, or more precisely, its propensity for resisting this work. Drawing from recent developments in the theory and cultural history of mourning, its contributors explore the various ways in which modernist writers repudiate Freud's famous injunction to mourners to work through their grief, endorsing instead a resistant, or melancholic mourning that shapes both their themes and their radical experiments with form. The emerging picture of the pervasive influence of melancholic mourning in modernist literature casts new light on longstanding critical arguments, especially those about the politics of modernism. It also makes clear the pertinence of this literature to the present day, in which the catastrophic losses of 9/11, of retaliatory war, of racially motivated genocide, of the AIDS epidemic, have made the work of mourning a subject of widespread interest and debate. Patricia Rae is Head of the Department of English at Queen's University.
Categories: Literary Collections

Derrida From Now On

Derrida From Now On

Taking as its point of departure several of Derrida's later works (from "Faith and Knowledge" and The Work of Mourning to Rogues and Learning to Live Finally), the book demonstrates how Derrida's analyses of the phantasms of sovereignty, ...

Author: Michael Naas

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823229604

Category: Philosophy

Page: 300

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Written in the wake of Jacques Derrida's death in 2004, Derrida From Now On attempts both to do justice to the memory of Derrida and to demonstrate the continuing significance of his work for contemporary philosophy and literary theory. If Derrida's thought is to remain relevant for us today, it must be at once understood in its original context and uprooted and transplanted elsewhere. Michael Naas thus begins with an analysis of Derrida's attachment to the French language, to Europe, and to European secular thought, before turning to Derrida's long engagement with the American context and to the ways in which deconstruction allows us to rethink the history, identity, and promise of post-9/11 America. Taking as its point of departure several of Derrida's later works (from "Faith and Knowledge" and The Work of Mourning to Rogues and Learning to Live Finally), the book demonstrates how Derrida's analyses of the phantasms of sovereignty, the essential autoimmunity of democracy or religion, or the impossible mourning of the nation-state can help us to understand what is happening today in American culture, literature, and politics. Though Derrida's thought has always lived on only by being translated elsewhere, his disappearance will have driven home this necessity with a new force and an unprecedented urgency. Derrida From Now On is an effect of this force and an attempt to respond to this urgency.
Categories: Philosophy

On Freud s Mourning and Melancholia

On Freud s Mourning and Melancholia

The work of mourning Psychoanalysis discovered that for the construction of the
psychic apparatus and of language , of the functions of the ego and of the
freedom of the subject to feel , imagine , think , and create , it is necessary to lose
the ...

Author: Thierry Bokanowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429902611

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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Both melancholia and mourning are triggered by the same thing, that is, by loss. The distinction often made is that mourning occurs after the death of a loved one while in melancholia the object of love does not qualify as irretrievably lost.
Categories: Psychology

The Works of Oliver Goldsmith 2 Enquiry Into the Present State of Polite Learning The Citizen of the World

The Works of Oliver Goldsmith  2  Enquiry Into the Present State of Polite Learning  The Citizen of the World

But though grief be a very slight affair here , the mourning , my friend , is a very
important concern . When an emperor dies in China , the whole expense of the
solemnities is defrayed from the royal coffers . When the great die here ,
mandarins ...

Author: Oliver Goldsmith

Publisher:

ISBN: GENT:900000144953

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Page: 487

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CR The Centennial Review

CR  The Centennial Review

The task of analysis, however, is precisely to discover the real, true object of
mourning hidden beneath linguistic expressions that both indicate its presence
and conceal its importance. Psychoanalytic interpretation, in this context, seeks to
get ...

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ISBN: UVA:X002128502

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Mosaic

Mosaic

This makes melancholia pathological , while mourning , for Freud , is part of a
normal process of grieving . ... The work of mourning describes how the ego (
roughly , the conscious self ) understands that the loved object no longer exists ,
and it ...

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ISBN: MINN:31951P00912728M

Category: Literature

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Categories: Literature

Precarious Life

Precarious Life

An appraisal of post-September 11 America presents the U.S. government's decision to attack Afghanistan and Iraq as a response to loss and grief, arguing that the vulnerability being experienced in the western world is posing an opportunity ...

Author: Judith Butler

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 1844675440

Category: Political Science

Page: 168

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An appraisal of post-September 11 America presents the U.S. government's decision to attack Afghanistan and Iraq as a response to loss and grief, arguing that the vulnerability being experienced in the western world is posing an opportunity to imagine a global political community without violence. Reprint.
Categories: Political Science