Synopses & Reviews
Why Nietzsche still? These essays by a distinguished group of contributors suggest a number of answers. They show that Nietzsche still has a great deal to say to those who read him with an eye toward developing critical responses to our present and the future that will follow. Alan D. Schrift's goal in assembling these stimulating essays, all but one of them written for the volume, is to display the multifaceted nature of Nietzsche's reflections, to demonstrate Nietzsche's relevance for contemporary reflections on the dramas of culture at the start of the third millennium, and to exhibit the range of innovative and exciting Nietzsche scholarship that is being carried out across the humanities and social sciences in the English-speaking world. Whether at the aesthetic, cultural, psychological, or political level, Nietzsche's thought clearly offers a critical focus for analyzing the ongoing dramas of culture as these dramas inform and influence what today we frame as "political."
"This anthology transgresses disciplinary boundaries (happily!), moving freely from issues conventionally framed by discourses in the humanities to those framed in the social and even the biological sciences."Bernd Magnus, author of Nietzsche's Existential Imperative
About the Author
Alan D. Schrift, Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College, is the author of Nietzsche's French Legacy: A Genealogy of Poststructuralism (1995) and Nietzsche and the Question of Interpretation: Between Hermeneutics and Deconstruction (1990).
Table of Contents
Oedipal dramas / Debra B. Bergoffen -- Odysseus bound? / Daniel W. Conway -- Nietzsche's Shakespearean figures / Duncan Large -- Musical psychodramatics: ecstasis in Nietzsche / David B. Allison -- "This is not a Christ": Nietzsche, Foucault, and the genealogy of vision / Gary Shapiro - Zarathustrian millennialism before the millennium: from Bely to Yeats to Malraux / John Burt Foster, Jr. -- Circuits of bad conscience: Nietzsche and Freud / Judith Butler -- Dramatis personae: Nietzsche, culture, and human types / David Owen and Aaron Ridley -- Satyrs and centaurs: miscegenation and the master race / Alphonso Lingis -- Nietzsche and the problem of the actor / Paul Patton -- Nietzsche's contest: Nietzsche and the culture wars / Aldan D. Schrift -- Nietzsche for politics / Wendy Brown -- Democratizing the Agnon: Nietzsche, Arendt, and the agonistic tendency in recent political theory / Dana R. Villa -- "A Nietzschean breed": feminist, victimology, ressentiment / Rebecca Stringer -- Performing resentments: white male anger; or, "lack" and Nietzschean political theory / Jeffrey T. Nealon.