Thursday, April 16, 2015

Japanese works on Simone - The National Diet Library

About a year ago I noted the usefulness of CiNii for locating Japanese articles on Weil.  The National Diet Library now provides search results not only from their own collection of book material, but also articles from CiNii, digital works form JAIRO and works in public library catalogs.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Looking for Bavarian publications?

The Gateway Bayerin provides great access to German (and French) essays and books on Weil. Particularly useful for highlighting articles published in edited works.

Thursday, January 22, 2015

First Romanian work I have found discussing Weil

A few paragraphs of discussion of Weil's political philosophy are found in this article:

Simitopol, Anca.  "Proiectul De Uniune Europeana Al Lui Claude-Henri De Saint-Simon: Între Imaginatie Utopica Si Realitate Tehnocratica." Sfera politicii 22.3 (179): 66-75.   

Aethism and Weil

Mikel Burley in November 2014 had an article entitled "Atheisms and the Purification of Faith" published in the International Journal of Philosophy and Theology  DOI:10.1080/21692327.2014.985698.  Contains significant discussion of Weil's views on aetheism and the love of God.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Update to Simone Weil Bibliography

Added 41 new 2014 records to the Bibliography..  Mostly journal articles but also includes 8 theses!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 issue of Rivista di ascetica e mistica focussed on Weil

v. 39, issue 1 of Rivista di ascetica e mistica consists of the papers from the conference held in Florence in November 2009 entitled " Simone Weil tra politica e religione".  Articles are:

Belliti, Daniela. "Simone Weil: Pensare La Rivoluzione." Rivista di ascetica e mistica 39.1 (2014): 39-68.
Draghi, Gianfranco. "Impressioni Personali Sul Convegno Weiliano." Rivista di ascetica e mistica 39.1 (2014): 69-71.
Fiori, Gabiella. " Dalla Forza Come Oppressione Alla Forza Come Coraggio Interiore. Il Rapporto Di Simone Weil Con Il Reale." Rivista di ascetica e mistica 39.1 (2014): 9-25.
Marchiano, Grazia. "La Leggerezza E Il Peso Di Vivere Morendo a Ogni Istante. Connessioni Asiatiche in Simone Weil,." Rivista di ascetica e mistica 39.1 (2014): 73-82.
Sandiford, Mirka. "Il Manifesto Per La Soppressione Dei Partiti Politici Pubblicato Nel 1950." Rivista di ascetica e mistica 39.1 (2014): 83-100.
Vannini, Marco. "Simone Weil: Il Male E La Grazia." Rivista di ascetica e mistica 39.1 (2014): 27-37.

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.