Category Archives: Franco Moretti

The Barbican’s production of Hamlet, with Benedict Cumberbatch

Last Friday I went to see the Barbican’s production of Hamlet, directed by Lyndsey Turner, and starring Benedict Cumberbatch, Ciarán Hinds, Anastasia Hille, and Siân Brooke. Tickets sold out very quickly, but occasionally returns become available and a bit of … Continue reading

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Discussion of the work of Franco Moretti in New Rambler Review

Discussion of the work of Franco Moretti in New Rambler Review.

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Franco Moretti on Lukács’s Theory of the Novel – Centenary Reflections

Franco Moretti on Lukács’s Theory of the Novel – Centenary Reflections, in New Left Review (open access).

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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.

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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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