Category Archives: Franco Moretti

Books received

The two new books by Franco Moretti; two on Palestine; the new edition of Lacoste’s classic, an interesting looking book for the Earth project, and the new issues of RIPE and Transactions. About these ads

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Franco Moretti, Distant Reading and The Bourgeois

Franco Moretti’s book of essays, Distant Reading, is coming out in June. He also has a book entitled The Bourgeois: Between History and Literature coming out at the same time. The Verso blog has a post about his work here. How … Continue reading

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Philosophometry – writing A Global History of Philosophy, to 1750

Justin E.H. Smith – author of the excellent Divine Machines on Leibniz – has a very interesting post about his being commissioned to write A Global History of Philosophy, to 1750. He discusses the challenges of the project, and illustrious … Continue reading

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Derrida, Heidegger, Moretti

The project of translating Derrida’s seminars has a website. It includes dates for forthcoming volumes. A set of audio and video recordings on and by Heidegger is now available here. Includes pieces by Gadamer, Sloterdijk and Fink (thanks to Enowning for the link). … Continue reading

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Moretti on Hamlet

Franco Moretti has a piece on Hamlet in New Left Review. It’s available here, though that may require subscription, or free access in a variant form here. This is an illustration of how Moretti’s approach of not reading novels as … Continue reading

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E-book on Franco Moretti

Franco Moretti’s Graphs, Maps, Trees: Abstract Models for Literary History is discussed in this new book, entitled Reading Graphs, Maps, and Trees: Responses to Franco Moretti, available as a free pdf and in other formats. Graphs, Maps, Trees is a short, … Continue reading

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Moretti on Deleuze & Guattari and Derrida

In a hundred-odd pages, the book by Deleuze and Guattari [Kafka: Towards a Minor Literature] contains a truly impressive amount of nonsense; just the opposite, to be fair, of Derrida’s essay on Ulysses, which in the same number of pages … Continue reading

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