Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

Conference papers on Simone Weil

The Mennonite/s Writing: Manitoba and Beyond held October 1-4, 2009 included a paper: “Hunger, History, and the ‘Shape of Awkward Questions’: Sarah Klassen’s Simone Weil” by
Tanis MacDonald, Wilfrid Laurier University http://grebel.uwaterloo.ca/events/mennoniteswriting.shtml#TanisMacDonald

Tanis MacDonald is also presenting a paper on Simone Weil at the Tools of the Sacred Techniques of the Secular Conference, Université Libre de Bruxelles May 4-7, 2010. Paper: ‘Undo This Creature’: Simone Weil as Diva in Anne Carson’s Decreation

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Oratorio exploring life of Simone Weil

Probably not new to some, but you can listen to Saariaho's work called La Passion de Simone performed at Lincoln Center in August 2008


Due to unforseen circumstances I have not been able to up date this blog over the last year. Commencing in 2010 I will be frequently providing updates!

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Recent works I have collected during January - note significant number of theses!

Billet, Annick. "Le mal et la souffrance dans la modernite: Le theatre des annees 40 et 50 en France et au Quebec." Ph.D. State University of New York at Buffalo, 2008. A number of references to Simone Weil.

Desmond, John F. Gravity and Grace: Seamus Heaney and the Force of Light. Studies in Christianity and Literature. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, 2009.

Mele, Joseph M. "Homiletics at the threshold: Pope Benedict XVI's invitation." Ph.D. Duquesne University, 2008. See Chapter 4 "Simone Weil and the Word"

Mols, Yvana. "Weil, truth and life: Simone Weil and ancient pedagogy as a way of life." M.A. Institute for Christian Studies (Canada), 2008.

Picicci, Christen L. "Force and human suffering in sixteenth-century epic poetry: Torquato Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata" and Alonso de Ercilla y Zúñiga's "Araucana"." Diss. University of Oregon, 2008. See especially Chapter 2 Simone Weil on Iliadic Force and Empathy p. 24-62.

Rice, David L.G. "Misreading Simone Weil: Psychobiography, Pathos, and Politics " 2008 APSA (American Political Science Association) Annual Meeting. August 28, 2008: American Political Science Associationhttp://www.allacademic.com//meta/p_mla_apa_research_citation/2/7/7/9/2/pages277924/p277924-1.php.

Rozelle, Rebecca. "Voiding Distraction: Simone Weil and the Religio-Ethics of Attention." PhD. Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2008.

Wehr, Gerhard. Christliche Mystiker: Von Paulus und Johannes bis Simone Weil und Dag Hammarskjvld. Regensburg: Pustet, 2008.

Monday, January 5, 2009

2008 works on Simone Weil collected to December 2008

"Simone Weil." Great Lives from History: The 20th Century. Ed. Robert F. Gorman. Pasedena, CA: Salem Press, 2008. Vol. 9.

Block, Ed. "Poetry, Attentiveness and Prayer: One Poet's Lesson." New Blackfriars 89.1020 (2008): 162-76.

Carr, Stephen. Rev. of Simone Weil: An Apprenticeship in Attention by Mario von der Ruhr. Theology 111.861 (2008): 208-09.

Cattaneo, Mario A. "Power, Punishment and Reconciliation in the Political and Social Thought of Simone Weil ." European Journal of Social Theory 11.3 (2008): 315-30.

Duttenhaver, Krista. "Stretched out with Christ': Martin Luther and Simone Weil on Suffering and Love." The Global Luther: Reconsidering the Contributions of Martin Luther an International Conference. Northwestern University, Evanston, Ill., 2008. Video of the paper presentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T4ryXVdXs8s

Gordon, Peter E. "The Place of the Sacred in the Absence of God: Charles Taylor's a Secular Age." Journal of the History of Ideas 69.4 (2008): 647-73.

Hamilton, Christopher. Rev. of Simone Weil: An Apprenticeship in Attention, by Mario von der Ruhr. Philosophical Investigations 31 (2008): 374-79.

---. "Raimond Gaita on Saints, Love and Human Preciousness." Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 11.2 (2008): 181-95.

Kearns, Cleo McNelly. Rev. of The Christian Platonism of Simone Weil, edited by E. Jane Doering and Eric O. Springsted. Religious Studies Review 34 (2008): 184-84.

Maskulak, Marian. "Edith Stein and Simone Weil: Reflections for a Theology and Spirituality of the Cross." Theology Today 64.4 (2008): 445-57.

Plant, Stephen. Simone Weil : A Brief Introduction. Rev. and expanded , 2nd ed. Maryknoll, N.Y.: Orbis Books, 2008. First published in Great Britain in 2007 by the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge with the title The SPCK Introduction to Simone Weil

Thein, Helen. Rev. of Lebenserfahrung und Geistesarbeit. Simone Weil und der Anarchismus edited by Charles Jacquier. Zeitschrift für Religions- und Geistesgeschichte 60.2 (2008): 189-91.

Verdeau, P. "Singularity and Responsibility: Kiekergaard, Siomone Weil, Levinas." Revue philosophique de la France et de l'étranger 133.1 (2008): 119-20.

Willox, Ashlee Cunsolo. "The Cross, the Flesh, and the Absent God: Finding Justice through Love and Affliction in Simone Weil's Writings." Journal of Religion 88.1 (2008): 53-74.