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Joseph Shafer's Recent Publication

Published on October 19, 2018

Joseph Shafer's Recent Publication

We are delighted to announce Joseph Shafer’s article, 'The Active Leisure of the Letter in Jacques Rancière', was published in the 2018 issue of International Yearbook for Hermeneutics. The article questions common interpretations of Jacques Rancière's elemental concept of 'the letter', which has been ambigiously synonymized with a rethinking of words, literature or literarity.This article is the first to introduce and probe Rancière's ​aesthetics of the single alphabetical letter, in contradistinction to how French structuralists and post-structuralists have privileged 'the letter'. Joseph Shafer is a post-doctoral instructor in the Department of English at Auburn University. Congratulations, Joe!

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