edited books and journal issues

EDITED BOOKS

Jean Bernabé, Patrick Chamoiseau, & Raphael Confiant, In Praise of Creoleness, ed. and trs. John E. Drabinski (under contract with SUNY press). Translation and critical introduction. This project translates the famous Martiniquan manifesto on the concept of créolité, first published in 1989. In addition to the manifesto, this book will include an interview with all three authors published in Transition under the title “Créolité Bites” and also single interviews with Confiant and with Chamoiseau. The introduction situates the manifesto in relation to the surrealist, existentialist, syncretic, and post-structuralist trends in Caribbean and black Atlantic thought that precede it.

Theorizing Glissant cover

Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citationseds. John E. Drabinski and Marisa Parham (New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2015)

Introduction: Glissant, Creolizing Philosophy (John E. Drabinski and Marisa Parham) / 1. Glissant’s Opacité and the Re-Conceptualization of Identity (H. Adlai Murdoch) / 2. In Citation to the Chance: Glissant, Citation, Intention, and Interpretation (Seanna Sumalee Oakley) / 3. Glissant’s Existential Ontology of Difference (Clevis Headley) / 4. Toward a Sexual Difference Theory of Creolization (Max Hantel) / 5. The Ripening’s Epic Realism and the Martinican Tragic Unfulfilled Political Emancipation (Hanétha Vété-Congolo) / 6. Breadfruit, Time and Again: Glissant Reads Faulkner in the World Relation (Marisa Parham) / 7. Aesthetics and the Abyss: Between Césaire and Lamming (John E. Drabinski)

 

Between Levinas and Heidegger coverBetween Levinas and Heidegger, eds. John E. Drabinski and Eric S. Nelson (Albany: SUNY Press, 2014)

Introduction (John E. Drabinski and Eric S. Nelson)1. Critique, Power, and Ontological Violence: The Problem of “First” Philosophy (Ann Murphy) / 2. Dreaming Otherwise than Icarus: Heidegger, Levinas, and the Secularization of Transcendence (Philip J. Maloney) / 3. Heidegger, Levinas, and the Other of History (Eric S. Nelson) / 4. The Sincerity of the Saying (Didier Franck, Translated by Robert Vallier) / 5. Time’s Disquiet and Unrest: the Affinity between Heidegger and Levinas (Emilia Angelova) / 6. Originary Inauthenticity: On Heidegger’s Sein und Zeit (Simon Critchley) / 7. Levinas and Heidegger: Ethics or Ontology? (Françoise Dastur) / 8. Useless Sacrifice (Robert Bernasconi) / 9. The Question of Responsibility between Levinas and Heidegger (François Raffoul) / 10. Displaced: Phenomenology and Belonging in Levinas and Heidegger (Peter E. Gordon) / 11. Which Other, Whose Alterity? The Human after Humanism (Krzysztof Ziarek) / 12. Elsewhere of Home (John E. Drabinski)

 

Levinas Studies coverLevinas Studies: An Annual Review (Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press, 2012). Special issue on Levinas, Race, and Racism.

Introduction to Levinas, Race, and Racism (John E. Drabinski) / 1. Fecundity and Natal Alienation (Lisa Guenther) / 2. Face to Face with the Other Other (Simone Drichel) / 3. Eurocentrism and Colorblindness (Oona Eisenstadt) / 4. Levinas’ Hegemonic Identity Politics (Nelson Maldonado-Torres) / 5. Ethics in the Absence of Reference (Mary Gallagher) /6.  Eros in Infinity and Totality (Anjali Prabhu) / 7. Levinas, Sartre, and the Question of Solidarity (Kris Sealey) / 8. Vernacular Solidarity (John E. Drabinski) / 9. Rightlessness (Grant Farred)

 

EDITED JOURNALS

(w/Grant Farred) New Centennial Review (forthcoming 2016). Dossier on James Baldwin.

1. James Baldwin and the Sound of Soul (Emily Lordi) /2.  Baldwin in Britain (Grant Farred) / 3. Baldwin’s Three Africans (John E. Drabinski) /4.  Being James Baldwin (Magdalena Zaborowska) / 5. 17 or tough, dark, moody (Marisa Parham) / 6. Baldwin’s Boys (Michele Elam)

(w/Grant Farred) Critical Philosophy of Race 3, no. 2 (2015). Special forum on Baldwin and Philosophy.

Introduction (John E. Drabinski and Grant Farred) / 1. The Force of Black and White (Ian Balfour) / 2. The Terror of Being Destroyed (Jonathan Eburne) / 3. Love is Asymmetrical (Grant Farred) / 4. What Should Blacks Think When Jews Choose Whiteness? (Jane Gordon) / 5. Vernaculars of Home (John E. Drabinski)

(w/ Marisa Parham) C.L.R. James Journal 18, no. 1 (2013). Special issue on Glissant and Philosophy.

1. Glissant’s Opacité and the Re-Conceptualization of Identity (H. Adlai Murdoch) / 2. In Citation to the Chance: Glissant, Citation, Intention, and Interpretation (Seanna Sumalee Oakley) / 3. Glissant’s Existential Ontology of Difference (Clevis Headley) / 4. The Ripening’s Epic Realism and the Martinican Tragic Unfulfilled Political Emancipation (Hanétha Vété-Congolo) / 5. Breadfruit, Time and Again: Glissant Reads Faulkner in the World Relation (Marisa Parham) / 6. Aesthetics and the Abyss: Between Césaire and Lamming (John E. Drabinski)

Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy XIX, no. 1 (2011). Special forum on Fanon’s Wretched of the Earth.

1. Toute décolonisation est une réusitte (Anthony Alessandrini) / 2. The New North African Syndrome (Nigel C. Gibson) / 3. Revolutionary in Counter-Revolutionary Times (Jane Anna Gordon) / 4. Corps à corps (Matthieu Renault) / 5. To Dream of Fanon (Anjali Prabhu) / 6. De Frantz Fanon à Edward Said (Sonia Dayun-Herzbrun) / 7. Living Fanon (Lewis Gordon)

Journal of French and Francophone Philosophy XVIII, no. 2 (2010). Special issue on Godard and Philosophy.

1. Philosophy as a Kind of Cinema (John E. Drabinski) / 2. Schizoanalyzing Souls (David Sterritt) / 3. Happiness is not Fun (Michael Walsh) / 4. The Audible Life of the Image (David Wills) / 5. Shot and Counter-Shot (Burlin Barr) / 6. Pedagogy of the Written Image (Jonathan Dronsfield) / Modernism as Misnomer (Gabriel Rockhill)