Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Fanon and Weil

 Recently an article in the Journal of Aging Studies includes a note about Fanon and Weil.  So far I have identified four works that include comments on  Franz Fanon and Weil

Colombo, Bruna. 2013. "Penser l’esclavage à partir de l’Iliade."  Cahiers Simone Weil 36 (3):211-231. 

Higgs, Paul, and Chris Gilleard. 2022. "Is ageism an oppression?"  Journal of Aging Studies 62:1-6. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0890406522000548. See page 3 for a brief discussion of Weil and oppression and a comment on her influence on Franz Fanon

Smith, Anthony Paul. 2017. ""To Love Human Beings Insofar as They are Nothing": Deracination and Pessimism in Weil." In Simone Weil and Continental Philosophy, edited by A.  Rebecca  (Adrian Rebecca) Rozelle-Stone, 205-221. London: Rowman & Littlefield. 

Stone-Mediatore, Shari. 2010. "Epistemologies of Discomfort: What Military-Family Anti-War Activists Can Teach Us about Knowledge of Violence."  Studies in Social Justice 4 (1):25-45. https://journals.library.brocku.ca/index.php/SSJ/article/view/1007/977. A number of  references comparing Weil’s thoughts on violence with those of Hannah Arendt, Frantz Fanon,  John Glenn Gray and Paul Farmer

Monday, February 21, 2022

Anna Vertus Gentile and Weil

 An Italian essay comparing Weil and Gentile  has recently been published:

De Leo, Daniela, and Gabriella Armenise. 2021. "La missione educativa di Anna Vertua Gentile e Simone Weil: un filosofare scomodo." In Escritoras y personajes femeninos en relación, edited by Daniele Cerrato, 378-392. Madrid: Dykinson.

Saturday, February 19, 2022

2020 issue of journal Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia is focussed on Weil

 Comprendre : Revista Catalana de Filosofia devoted v. 22, issue 2, 2020 to Weil.  This issue is entitled "Simone Weil: Arrelament, Identitat i Nacio" and is  freely available on the web 


Chenavier, Robert. 2020. "L’identité. Une supposition ou une réalité?"  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):95-103.

Garcia-Carpintero Sanchez-Miguel, Mª Ángeles. 2020. "La mística como refugio para el Espíritu de la Verdad. Simone Weil en relación a otros filósofos y místicos."  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):7-27.

Herrando, Carmen. 2020. "Simone Weil. Una respuesta a la lejanía de Dios."  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):29-47.

Otón, Josep. 2020. "Simone Weil: història i nació."  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):69-78.

Quintana, Oriol. 2020. "Nombrar el problema: el desarraigo."  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):5-6.

Revilla, Carmen. 2020. "Simone Weil, discípula de Alain."  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):49-67.

Zyka, Christine. 2020. "À la racine de l'enracinement weilien - l'arbre comme symbole réel."  Comprendre: Revista Catalana de Filosofia 22 (2):79-94.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

Forthcoming book with chapter on Weil and her philosophy of work

 In April 2022,  Bloomsbury is publishing a work by Jeffrey Hanson which includes a chapter on Weil:

Hanson, Jeffrey. 2022. "Simone Weil." In Philosophies of Work in the Platonic Tradition: A History of Labor and Human Flourishing. London: Bloomsbury.

Sunday, January 30, 2022


 Just identified the first work focussed on Weil and Proust:

Sei, Julia. 2021. "Mystique et introspection psychologique dans les œuvres de Marcel Proust et de Simone Weil." In Expériences mystiques: énonciations, représentations et réécritures, edited by Fanny Arma, Riccardo Raimondo and Grégory Jouanneau-Damance, 281-298. Paris: Classiques Garnier.

Saturday, January 29, 2022


 Just discovered this 2021 open access German work on Weil and the Upanishads by Martina Bengert:

Bengert, Martina. 2021. "Die Seele als ,Zwischen“. Simone Weils Lesarten der Upanishaden " In Mystique et psychisme: une approche interculturelle = Mystik und Psyche in interkultureller Perspektive, edited by Christine Maillard and Sonia Goldblum, 123-136. Strasbourg: Presses Universitaires de Strasbourg.  https://journals.openedition.org/rg/5978

A search on the Simone Weil Bibliography for Upanishads currently reveals 7 other entries.

Thursday, January 27, 2022

Weil's infuence on author Sigrid Nunez

Nunez's  2020 novel What Are You Going Through,  begins with a quote from Simone Weil.   That same year Tara Menon published an article on Nunez that includes considerable discussion of Weil's influence on Nunez's writings.

Menon, Tara K. 2020. "The Steadfast Attention of Sigrid Nunez."  Sewanee Review 128 (4):640-665.