Katrin Pahl: Tropes of Transport: Hegel and Emotion (2012)

12 October 2017, dusan

“Intervening in the multidisciplinary debate on emotion, Tropes of Transport offers a fresh analysis of Hegel’s work that becomes an important resource for Pahl’s cutting-edge theory of emotionality. If it is usually assumed that the sincerity of emotions and the force of affects depend on their immediacy, Pahl explores to what extent mediation—and therefore a certain degree of manipulation but also of sympathy—is constitutive of emotionality. Hegel serves as a particularly helpful interlocutor not only because he offers a sophisticated analysis of mediation, but also because, rather than locating emotion in the heart, he introduces impersonal tropes of transport, such as trembling, release, and shattering. ”

Publisher Northwestern University Press, 2012
Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0
ISBN 0810127857, 9780810127852
ix+282 pages

Reviews: Emilia Angelova (Parrhesia, 2014), David H. Kim (Parrhesia, 2014), John McCumber (Parrhesia, 2014), Jason J. Howard (Parrhesia, 2014), Katrin Pahl (response to the 4 reviews, Parrhesia, 2014).

Interview with author (Rorotoko, 2012)



Annie van den Oever (ed.): Technē/Technology: Researching Cinema and Media Technologies (2014)

25 July 2014, dusan

“This fourth title in the series The Key Debates sets out where the term technē comes from, how it unleashed a revolution in thought and how the concept in the midst of the current digital revolution, once again, is influencing the study of film. In addition, the authors – among them André Gaudreault, Geoffrey Winthrop-Young, Martin Lefebvre, Dominique Chateau, Nanna Verhoeff, Andreas Fickers and Ian Christie – investigate how technologies have affected the major debates about film, how they affected film theory and some of its key concepts. This is one of the rare books to assess the comprehensive history of the philosophies of technology and their impact on film and media theory in greater detail.”

Publisher Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 2014
The Key Debates: Mutations and Appropriations in European Film Studies series
Creative Commons BY NC ND License 3.0
ISBN 9089645713, 9789089645715
413 pages



Gaston Bachelard: The Poetics of Space (1957–) [FR, DE, EN, ES, IT, PT-BR, RO, RU]

8 May 2014, dusan

Since its first publication in 1957, French philosopher Gaston Bachelard’s Poetics of Space remains one of the most appealing and lyrical explorations of home. Bachelard takes us on a journey, from cellar to attic, to show how our perceptions of houses and other shelters shape our thoughts, memories, and dreams.

Publisher Presses Universitaires de France, Paris, 1957
Third edition, 1961
214 pages

English edition
Translated by Maria Jolas
Publisher The Orion Press, 1964
New edition, Beacon Press, Boston, 1994
With a new Foreword by John R. Stilgoe
ISBN 0807064734
241 pages
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Review: Joan Ockman (Harvard Design Magazine, 1998).

Wikipedia (EN)
Publisher (FR)
Publisher (EN)

La poétique de l’espace (French, 3rd ed., 1957/1961, no OCR)
Poetik des Raumes (German, trans. Kurt Leonhard, 1960)
The Poetics of Space (English, trans. Maria Jolas, 1964/1994)
La poética del espacio (Spanish, trans. Ernestina de Champourcin, 1965/2000)
La poetica dello spazio (Italian, trans. Ettore Catalano, 1975/2006, updated on 2014-11-18)
[A filosofia do não. O novo espírito científico.] A poética do espaço (Brazilian Portuguese, trans. [Joaquim José Moura Ramos, Remberto Francisco Kuhnen], Antônio da Costa Leal and Lídia do Valle Santos Leal, 1978)
Poetica spaţiului (Romanian, trans. Irina Bădescu, 2003)
Poetika prostranstva (Russian, trans. N.V. Kislova, G.V. Volkova and M.Yu. Mikheev, PDF’d HTML, 2004)