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Faculty Bookshelf

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book cover for Citizen Subject
Emily Apter

Citizen Subject: Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology (Fordham University Press, 2016)

book cover for The Subject of Freedom
Gabriela Basterra

The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas (Fordham University Press, 2015)

book cover for Unexceptional Politics
Emily Apter

Unexceptional Politics: On Obstruction, Impasse, and the Impolitic (Verso Books, 2018)

book cover for Communal Luxury
Kristen Ross

Communal Luxury: The Political Imaginary of the Paris Commune (Verso Books, 2015)

book cover for The Age of Poets
Emily Apter

The Age of the Poets: And Other Writings on Twentieth-Century Poetry and Prose (Verso, 2014)

book cover for The Feminine Symptom
Emanuela Bianchi

The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos (Fordham University Press, 2014)

book cover for Dictionary of Untranslatables
Jacques Lezra and Emily Apter

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon (Princeton University Press, 2014)

book cover for Louise Labé, Love Sonnets & Elegies
Richard Sieburth

Louise Labé, Love Sonnets & Elegies (NYRB/Poets, 2014)

book cover for Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability
Emily Apter

Against World Literature: On the Politics of Untranslatability (Verso, 2013)

book cover for Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive
Hala Halim

Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive (Fordham University Press, 2013)