Search - List of Books by Kaja Silverman

Kaja Silverman (born Sepember 16, 1947) is an American film theorist and art historian. She received her Ph.D. in English from Brown University. She taught at Yale University, Trinity College, Simon Fraser University, Brown University, the University of Rochester and the University of California, Berkeley, before joining the University of Pennsylvania Art History Department in 2010. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2008.

Her writing and teaching are focused at the moment primarily on phenomenology, psychoanalysis, photography, and time-based visual art, but she continues to write about and teach courses on cinema, and she has a developing interest in painting. She is currently writing a book about photography, called The Miracle of Analogy, and her long-in-the-making book, Flesh of My Flesh, was published by Stanford University Press in fall 2009.

Stanford's advertisement for the long-awaited Flesh of My Flesh in PMLA 125.1 (Jan., 2010) quotes a review by George Baker of UCLA stating that it "is an extraordinary book: Silverman's magnum opus [...] the kind of book that one comes across only a few times on one's life." Stanford does not give any clue as to what the book's subject matter is, however, though blurbs used for other books in the same advertisement do. The Stanford University Press website gives a much more thorough description, including the following more informative blurb by Adrienne Harris of NYU: "Kaja Silverman's thesis, pursued over centuries of artistic work and thought, is that it is in the experience of analogy that an authentic approach to mortality is possible. Above all, her project is to illuminate the ways that the individual...artist, soldier, or citizen...is haunted by war and violence and that the metabolizing of such violence and horror requires relationality. From a psychoanalytic perspective in which intersubjectivity and relatedness are central, this is fascinating and welcome news."

Silverman is the author of numerous articles, and the following eight books:

  • The Subject of Semiotics (Oxford University Press, 1983)
  • The Acoustic Mirror: The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema (Indiana University Press, 1988)
  • White Skin, Brown Masks (Indiana University Press, 1989)
  • Male Subjectivity at the Margins (Routledge Press, 1992)
  • The Threshold of the Visible World (Routledge Press, 1996)
  • Speaking About Godard (New York University Press, 1998; with Harun Farocki)
  • World Spectators (Stanford University Press, 2000)
  • James Coleman (Munich: Hatje Cantz, 2002; ed. Susanne Gaensheimer)
  • Flesh of My Flesh (Stanford University Press, 2009)
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Total Books: 18
The Miracle of Analogy or The History of Photography Part 1
2015 - The Miracle of Analogy or the History of Photography Part 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780804793995
ISBN-10: 0804793999
Genre: Arts & Photography
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Flesh of My Flesh
2009 - Flesh of My Flesh (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780804762076
ISBN-10: 0804762074
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Flesh of My Flesh
2009 - Flesh of My Flesh (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804762083
ISBN-10: 0804762082
Genres: Arts & Photography, Literature & Fiction
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Videodreams Between The Cinematic And The Theatrical
2004 - Videodreams Between the Cinematic and the Theatrical (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9783883758381
ISBN-10: 3883758388
Genres: Arts & Photography, Computers & Technology, Nonfiction
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Eija-Liisa Ahtila
2003 - Eija-liisa Ahtila (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789515323958
ISBN-10: 9515323959
Genres: Arts & Photography, Humor & Entertainment
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James Coleman
2002 - James Coleman (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783775791137
ISBN-10: 3775791132
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction
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World Spectators
2000 - World Spectators [Cultural Memory in the Present] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780804738316
ISBN-10: 0804738319
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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World Spectators
2000 - World Spectators [Cultural Memory in the Present] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780804738323
ISBN-10: 0804738327
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Speaking About Godard
1998 - Speaking About Godard (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780814780657
ISBN-10: 0814780652
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Speaking About Godard
1998 - Speaking About Godard (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780814780664
ISBN-10: 0814780660
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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The Threshold of the Visible World
1995 - The Threshold of the VIsible World (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780415910385
ISBN-10: 0415910382
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Substores
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The Threshold of the Visible World
1995 - The Threshold of the VIsible World (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415910392
ISBN-10: 0415910390
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction
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Male Subjectivity at the Margins
1992 - Male Subjectivity at the Margins (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415904193
ISBN-10: 0415904196
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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Acoustic Mirror The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema
1988 - Acoustic Mirror the Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema [Theories of Representation and Difference] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780253204745
ISBN-10: 0253204747
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Humor & Entertainment
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The Acoustic Mirror The Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema
1988 - The Acoustic Mirror the Female Voice in Psychoanalysis and Cinema [Theories of Representation and Difference] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780253302847
ISBN-10: 0253302846
Genres: Nonfiction, Humor & Entertainment
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The Subject of Semiotics
1984 - The Subject of Semiotics (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780195031782
ISBN-10: 0195031784
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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The Subject of Semiotics
1983 - The Subject of Semiotics (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780195031775
ISBN-10: 0195031776
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
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