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

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Simone on Twitter

Amazing number of people quoting Weil on Twitter!

Thursday, July 24, 2014


Just tripped across this article which has not yet been assigned to an issue of  Cultural Studies of Science Education:

Roth, Wolf-Michael. "Enracinement or the Earth, the Originary Ark, Does Not Move: On the Phenomenological (Historical and Ontogenetic) Origin of Common and Scientific Sense and the Genetic Method of Teaching (for) Understanding." DOI 10.1007/s11422-014-9606-z

From abstract: "In this study, I take up Simone Weil’s concepts of enracinement (rooting) and déracinement (uprooting) to theorize the root of this alienation, the confrontation between children’s familiarity with the world and unfamiliar/strange scientific conceptions"

Monday, July 21, 2014

Simone Weil Bibliography now updated

Simone Weil Bibliography  has been upgraded to new version of Biblio that allows for much better searching.  It also now includes over 2500 records.  I will be adding to this on a more regular basis.  Currently this reflects over 70 percent of records collected to date.  Due to initial problems in importing Japanese and Chinese material, many are still missing from the posted bibliography.  Hope to have this fixed shortly.

Please forward to me any errors and/or suggestions for keywords.  It has been particularly challenging for me to assign keywords for works in the wide variety of languages represented!