Rebecca Comay

Rebecca Comay, Professor of Philosophy at The European Graduate School / EGS.

WORKS

Books

Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution

Comay, Rebecca. Mourning Sickness: Hegel and the French Revolution. Stanford University Press, 2011. ISBN: 0804761272

Chapters

Bodybuilding

Comay, Rebecca. "Bodybuilding." In Expansion Field, edited by Antony Gormley. Hatje Cantz, 2015. ISBN: 3775739319

Paradoxes of Lament: Benjamin and Hamlet

Comay, Rebecca. "Paradoxes of Lament: Benjamin and Hamlet." In Lament in Jewish Thought, edited by Ilit Farber and Paula Schwebel. De Gruyter Mouton, 2014. ISBN: 3110333821

"Tabula Rasa: David's 'Death of Marat'" and "The Trauma of Modernity"

Comay, Rebecca. "Tabula Rasa: David's 'Death of Marat,'" and "The Trauma of Modernity." In Impossible Time: Past and Future in the Philosophy of Religion, edited by Marius Timmann Mjaaland, Ulrik Houlind Rasmussen, and Philipp Stoellger. Mohr Siebeck, 2013. ISBN: 3161519566

Hegel's Last Words: Mourning and Melancholia at the end of the Phenomenology

Comay, Rebecca. "Hegel's Last Words: Mourning and Melancholia at the end of the Phenomenology." In The Ends of History: Questioning the Stakes of Historical Reason, edited by Amy Swiffen and Joshua Nichols. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 0415673550

Memory Block: Rachel Whiteread's Holocaust Memorial Project

Comay, Rebecca. "Memory Block: Rachel Whiteread's Holocaust Memorial Project." In Image and Remembrance: Representation and the Holocaust, edited by Shelley Hornstein and Florence Jacobowitz. Indiana University Press, 2012. ISBN: 0253215692

The Sickness of Tradition: Benjamin between Melancholia and Fetishism

Comay, Rebecca. "The Sickness of Tradition: Benjamin between Melancholia and Fetishism." In Walter Benjamin Studies: Walter Benjamin and History, edited by Andrew Benjamin. Bloomsbury Academic, 2006. ISBN: 0826467466

Materialist Mutations of the Bilderverbot,

Comay, Rebecca. "Materialist Mutations of the Bilderverbot." In Walter Benjamin Studies: Walter Benjamin and Art, edited by Andrew Benjamin. Bloomsbury, 2005. ISBN: 082646730X

Benjamin and the Ambiguities of Romanticism

Comay, Rebecca. "Benjamin and the Ambiguities of Romanticism." In The Cambridge Companion to Walter Benjamin, edited by David S. Ferris. Cambridge University Press, 2004. ISBN: 0521797241

Facies Hippocratica

Comay, Rebecca. "Facies Hippocratica." In Ethics as First Philosophy: The Significance of Emmanuel Levinas for Philosophy, Literature and Religion, edited by Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak. Routledge, 1995. ISBN: 0415911435

Benjamin's Endgame

Comay, Rebecca. "Benjamin's Endgame." In Walter Benjamin's Philosophy: Destruction and Experience, edited by Andrew Benjamin and Peter Osborne. Routledge, 2013 (1994). ISBN: 0415862205

Framing Redemption, Aura, Origin, Technology In Benjamin and Heidegger

Comay, Rebecca. "Framing Redemption, Aura, Origin, Technology In Benjamin and Heidegger." In Ethics and Danger: Essays on Heidegger and Continental Thought, edited by Arleen B. Dallery and Charles E. Scott. SUNY Press, 1992. ISBN: 0791409848

Redeeming Revenge: Nietzsche, Benjamin, Heidegger, and the Politics of Memory

Comay, Rebecca. "Redeeming Revenge: Nietzsche, Benjamin, Heidegger, and the Politics of Memory." In Nietzsche as Postmodernist: Essays Pro and Contra, edited by Clayton Koelb. State University of New York Press, 1990. ISBN: 0791403424

Articles

Defaced Statues: Idealism and Iconoclasm in Hegel's Aesthetics

Comay, Rebecca. "Defaced Statues: Idealism and Iconoclasm in Hegel's Aesthetics." October 149 (2014): 123-142.

Proust's Remains

Comay, Rebecca. "Proust's Remains." October 144 (2013): 3-24.

Impressions: Proust, Photography, Trauma

Comay, Rebecca. "Impressions: Proust, Photography, Trauma." Discourse Vol. 31, No. 1/2, Winter/Spring (2009): 86-105.

Missed Revolutions: Transmission, Translation, Trauma

Comay, Rebecca. "Missed Revolutions: Transmission, Translation, Trauma." Idealistic Studies Vol. 38, No. 1/2, Spring/Summer (2008): 23-40.

Adorno avec Sade…

Comay, Rebecca. "Adorno avec Sade…" Symposium Vol. 11, No. 2, Fall (2007): 371-382.

Adorno avec Sade...

Comay, Rebecca. "Adorno avec Sade..." Differences Vol. 17, No. 1 (2006): 6-19.

Dead Right: Hegel and the Terror

Comay, Rebecca. "Dead Right: Hegel and the Terror." The South Atlantic Quarterly Vol. 103, No. 2/3 (2004): 375-395.

Adorno's Siren Song

Comay, Rebecca. "Adorno's Siren Song." New German Critique No. 81, Autumn (2000): 21-48.

Perverse History: Fetishism and Dialectic in Walter Benjamin

Comay, Rebecca. "Perverse History: Fetishism and Dialectic in Walter Benjamin." Research in Phenomenology Vol. 29, No. 1 (1999): 51-62.

Introduction: Fascism and its Ghosts

Comay, Rebecca. "Introduction: Fascism and its Ghosts." Alphabet City Magazine of Toronto: Fascism and its Ghosts No. 4/5 (1995).

Mourning Work and Play,

Comay, Rebecca. "Mourning Work and Play." Research in Phenomenology Vol. 23, No. 1 (1993): 105-130.

Geopolitics of Translation: Deconstruction In America

Comay, Rebecca. "Geopolitics of Translation: Deconstruction In America." Stanford French Review Vol. 15, No.1/2 (1991): 47-79.

Questioning the Question: A Response to Charles Scott

Comay, Rebecca. "Questioning the Question: A Response to Charles Scott." Research in Phenomenology Vol. 21, No. 1 (1991): 149-158.

Gifts without Presents: Economies of ‘Experience' in Bataille and Heidegger

Comay, Rebecca. "Gifts without Presents: Economies of ‘Experience' in Bataille and Heidegger." Yale French Studies 78 (1990): 66-89.

Interrupting the conversation: notes on Rorty

Comay, Rebecca. "Interrupting the conversation: notes on Rorty." Telos 69, September (1986):.119-130.

Excavating the repressive hypothesis: aporias of liberation in Foucault

Comay, Rebecca. "Excavating the repressive hypothesis: aporias of liberation in Foucault." Telos 67, March (1986): 111-119.

Interviews

Missed Revolutions, Non-Revolutions, Revolutions to Come: On Mourning Sickness

Comay, Rebecca and Joshua Nichols. "Missed Revolutions, Non-Revolutions, Revolutions to Come: On Mourning Sickness." PhaenEx Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring/Summer (2012): 309-346.