» Nonsite Author: Oren Izenberg
May 3rd, 2019
Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies After Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell
By (Duke University), (University of Notre Dame), (University of Washington), (Northeastern University ), (University of California, Irvine), (Johns Hopkins University), (University of Illinois, Chicago), (Boston University) and (Duke University)

Do we really need Wittgenstein? It depends. I think that literary scholars today really ought to have a workable understanding of Wittgenstein’s vision of language, for it provides a vital and distinctive alternative to other views on the same matters, views that are widely taught. For the same reason, I think literary scholars really ought to understand Wittgenstein’s critique of theory (or, if one prefers, of certain standard notions of what philosophy is). For a literary theorist it ought to be as unthinkable to know nothing about Wittgenstein as it has been to know nothing about Saussure, or Derrida, or Lacan, or Foucault, and so on through the pantheon of more recent theorists. I wrote Revolution of the Ordinary to make this possible.

January 25th, 2017
Three Texts by Allen Grossman
By (University of California, Irvine)

These three texts are a small part of a significant body of unpublished and uncollected work by the poet and critic Allen Grossman.

December 1st, 2011
Issue #4: No Quarrel (Part 2)
By (University of California, Irvine)

Part 2 of our “No Quarrel” feature on literature and philosophy. Edited by Oren Izenberg and Rob Chodat.

December 1st, 2011
Confiance au Monde; or, The Poetry of Ease
By (University of California, Irvine)

Just as “confidence” is hope cut free from its surrounding dangers, so too a “reminder” is an invitation cut free from a discursive environment of argument and persuasion. It is a performance of knowledge that causes anxiety to lapse, that opens our eyes to the obvious without insisting upon it. Or to put the point slightly differently, the idea of a reminder is the idea of a poetry of ease.

October 14th, 2011
Issue #3: No Quarrel (Part 1)
By (University of California, Irvine)

This issue of nonsite presents a conversation between literary scholars and philosophers, revisiting the ancient quarrel between literature and philosophy in a modern disciplinary context. Edited by Oren Izenberg and Rob Chodat.

September 22nd, 2011
Being Numerous
By (University of California, Irvine), (Case Western Reserve University), , (UC Irvine), (University of Cambridge), (Pomona College) and (UC Berkeley)

Welcome to the opening of the Tank, into which we drop a published work or a work-in-progress (or some piece of one or the other) and see what happens when the water starts churning. In our first installment, Oren Izenberg steps into the water.

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