The ÜberReader

The ÜberReader

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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essays (Finitude's Score), previously uncollected interviews and essays, and some of her most powerful published and unpublished talks.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.Selected Works of Avital Ronell Avital Ronell, Diane Davis ... in coherencea€”not in itself contemptiblea€”downshifts from stupidity in the sense that you may still find the ownera#39;s manual somewhere or, for all he knows, some rules of operation.

Title:The ÜberReader
Author:Avital Ronell, Diane Davis
Publisher:University of Illinois Press - 2008-01


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