Monday, November 17, 2014

Woolf and Weil

Zachary Carroll in a 2013 Radford University Thesis entitled "The Political Thought of Simone Weil and British Modernism," notes that previously only one scholar, Marcus (Virginia Woolf: A Feminist Slant 1983) has in any significant way compared the thought of Weil and Woolf.

I have found that while a few primarily European works such as the following discuss Weil and Woolfe, they do indeed appear not to provide any comparisons of  the two:
Del Serra, Maura. "Le Mie "Eccentriche": Lasker-Schüler, Kolmar, Weil, Woolf, Masfield, Guidacci." Le Eccentriche: Scrittrici Del Novecento. Eds. Botta, Anna, Monica Farnetti and Giogio Rimondi. Asteres. Mantova: Tre Luna Edizioni, 2003. 81-94.
Fabbri, Moreno, and Daniela Marcheschi, eds. Scrittrici Del Novecento Europeo : Karin Boye, Else Lasker-Schüler, Gianna Manzini, Virginia Woolf, Simone Weil, Marina Cvetaeva. Pistoia: CRT, 1998.
Fusini, Nadia. "Simone." Hannah e le Altre. Torino: Einaudi, 2013. 17-48. 
Gaeta, Giancarlo. "Woolf, Weil, Hillesum: La Libertà Di Pensare Le Cose Come Sono " Lo Straniero 1.1 (1997): 87-98.
Mutter, Matthew D. "Poetry against Religion, Poetry as Religion: Secularism and Its Discontents in Literary Modernism." PhD. Yale University, 2009.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Check out JURN for access to recent publications on Weil

 Jurn   provides great access to academic material (books, essays, articles, theses) freely available on the web.

Here are a few examples of  works  I have located today through a search for Weil on Jurn:

Adams, Catherine. "What's in a Name? The Experience of the Other in Online Classrooms." Phenomenology & Practice 1 (2014): 51-67.

Diaz, Marian K. "Friendship and Contemplation: An Exploration of Two Forces Propelling the Transcendent Hope and  Power of the Liberal Arts." Integritas: Advancing the Mission of Catholic Higher Education 2.2 (2013): 1-18.

Mariz, Debora. "Reflexões acerca do corpo do trabalhador no pensamento da filósofa francesa Simone Weil." Revista de Terapia Ocupacional da Universidade de São Paulo 25.2 (2014): 194-98.

Mattiussi, Laurent. "Désigner l’impensable : Simone Weil et Maurice Blanchot."  Simone Weil et le poétique. Eds. Jérôme Thélot, Jean-Michel Le Lannou and Enikö Sepsi. Cahiers de Marge. Paris: Kimé, 2007. 237-54.

Secchi, Pietro. "Descartes nella riflessione politica di Simone Weil." Lexicon Philosophicum: International Journal for the History of Text and Ideas 2 (2014 ): 261-87.

Wood, William. "Analytic Theology as a Way of Life." Journal of Analytic Theology 2 (2014). Brief mention of Weil in the section on the importance of attention to analytic theology.

Upcoming Conference with section on Weil

December 27-30 the American  Weil Society has a  session at the annual conference of the Society for Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy:

From the Conference Progam:
Acadian II
Friday, 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy Roundtable
Moderator: A. Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, University of North Dakota
“From Modern Crisis to Rooted Truth: Weil and the Phenomenological Critique of Science”
Alice Holt, University of Oxford
“Jacob Klein as an Interpretive Bridge between Simone Weil and Phenomenology”
Joseph Cosgrove, Providence College
“Ora et labora: Orientation and Apprenticeship in the Writings of Edith Stein and Weil”
Mauricio Najarro, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
“Simone Weil and Michael Henry as Readers of Marx”
Inese Radzins, Pacific School of Religion
“Working-With: Bringing Together Reflections from Simone Weil and Jean-Luc Nancy”
Adam Pryor, Bethany College
“One-Dimensional Suffering: Weil’s ‘Affliction’ and Marcuse’s One-Dimensional Man”
Scott B. Ritner, The New School for Social Research
“Weil’s Analysis of Oppression and the Global Debt Regime”
Lissa McCullough, California State University, Dominguez Hills
“Philosophy and Her Poor: Weil and Rancière on the Role of Attention, Education, and
Listening in Emancipatory Politics”
Sophie Bourgault, University of Ottawa

Monday, October 20, 2014

Amazing where you will find references to Weil

Just located this theiss which contains a brief discussion of the thoughts of Weil and Bataille on force:

Haumschild, Daniel T. "The Pitfalls of National Reconstruction: History, Pedagogy and Politics in Rwanda's Post-Genocide Education Institutions" Diss. The University at Buffalo, State University of New York, 2014. ProQuest Dissertations.

Bas Jan Ader, artist and filmmaker

Francisco Sousa in a 2013 article in Performace Research highlights parallels between Weil and Adler:

Lobo, Francisco Sousa. "Theology After Bas Jan Ader." Performance Research: A Journal of the Performing Arts 18.4 (2013): 69-72.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Simone Weil and field of political science

Helen Kinsella has just published an introduction to Weil in the work  Émigré scholars and the genesis of international relations: a European discipline in America? Ed. Felix Rosch. Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.

In it she notes that Weil is not studied very much in the discipline of political science and not at all in international relations.  She  references my bibliography as  evidence for this assertion!

I do note that  that while I do not have much indexed under politics or political science,  there are over 150 items for Marx or Maxism.  When I did a search in the International Political Science Abstracts or PAIS I did not locate much for Weil, but when I did a search that included the fulltext through the database Political Science Complete I retrieved almost 200 works published between 1995 to 2014.  While a number of these are very brief references to Weil,  I am in the process of working through these and have so far added nine new records into the bibliography.

L'Herne has published a book on Simone Weil

L'Herne series honouring key authors and philosophers now has a volume for Simone Weil