Friday, August 10, 2018

Clarice Lispector

Have located a couple of works comparing Weil and the famous Brazilian novelist Clarice Lispector:

Magnante, Chiara. 2013. "La libertà e la forza. Un contrappunto fra Simone Weil e Clarice Lispector."  Cultura brasiliana. 2:138-153.

Magnante, Chiara 2012. "La banalità del trauma: Simone Weil e Clarice Lispector, la forza e la fame."  Tintas: Quaderni di Letterature Iberiche e Iberoamericane 2:223-240.

Friday, July 27, 2018


The 2016 issue of the journal SpazioFilosofico is focussed on the concept of grace and includes three articles on Weil:

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

More works on Lacan and Weil

In  2013 post I noted this work which includes a discussion of Weil from a Lacanian perspective:

Fajnwaks, Fabian. 1998. "Simone Weil : un amour sans objet "  La Cause Freudienne 40:117-124.

Just identified a 2018 thesis on Weil and Lacan:

Miller, Christopher Peyton. 2018. "Falling to the Heights: Simone Weil's Metaxu, Attention and Decreation Through a Lacanian Lens." PhD Diss, Union Institute & University.

Additionally I have also identified the following works on Weil and Lacan:

Delaruelle, Jacques. 2003. "Attention As Prayer: Simone Weil."  Literature and Aesthetics: The Journal of the Sydney Society of Literature and Aesthetics 13 (2):19-27.

De Kesel, Marc. 2013. "Misers or Lovers? : How a reflection on Christian mysticism caused a shift in Jacques Lacan’s object theory."  Continental Philosophy Review 46 (2):189-208. doi: 10.1007/s11007-013-9258-9.

De Kesel, Marc. 2018. "The Real of Ethics: On a Widespread Misconception." In Unconscious Incarnations: Pschoanalytic and Philosophical Perspectives on the Body, edited by Brian W. Becker, John Panteleimon Manoussakis and David M. Goodman, 82-83. London, UK: Routledge.

Robert, William. 2005. "Crossing: Simone Weil, Mystics, Politics." PhD Diss, Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Robert, William. 2005. "Decreation, or Saying Yes."  Epoché: The University of California Journal for the Study of Religion 23 (1):59-85.

Reed, Robert Charles. 2013. "A Lacanian Ethics of Non-Personal Responsibility."  Pastoral Psychology 62 (4):515-531.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Paul Tillich

Just located a work by Nina Heinsohn on Tillich and Weil:

Heinsohn, Nina. 2013. "Vom Warten auf das Unverfugbare: Bemerkungen zu Korrespondenzen im Denken Simone Weils und Paul Tillichs."  Tillich-Preview 4:75-92.

I have one other work identified that is focussed on Tillich and Weil:

Askani, Hans-Christoph. 2002. ""Chaque religion est seule vraie" : Paul Tillich et Simone Weil sur la possibilité d'un dialogue interreligieux "  Laval théologique et philosophique 58 (1):77-87.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Alice Rivaz

I have located two works by Valérie Cossy which discuss Weil's influence on Rivaz:

Cossy, Valérie. 2011. "Becoming an Old Woman: Feminism, Destiny and Freedom According to Alice Rivaz and Simone de Beauvoir."  Forum for Modern Language Studies 47 (2):222-233.

Cossy, Valérie. 2015. Alice Rivaz: Devenir romancière. Genève: Editions Suzanne Hurter.  See chapter 1 for section "Simone Weil" pp. 30-34

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Rougemont and Weil

Two theses have explored Denis de  Rougemont and Weil.   The first one in depth, the other one with a few references to Weil:

Nguyen, Minh Quang. "Une lecture de la modernité par le biais de l’amour et du politique chez Arendt, Weil et Rougemont." Diss, University of Ottawa, 2017.

Dubreuil, Emmanuelle Hériard. " The Personalism of Denis de Rougemont: Spirituality and Politics in 1930s Europe."  Diss, St. John's College, 2005.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Contents for Cahiers Simone Weil

The Association pour l'Etude de la Societé  de Simone Weil has posted the contents for each issue  of Cahiers Simone Weil back to 2013: