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    The Highway of Despair: Critical Theory After Hegel.Robyn Marasco - 2015 - Cambridge University Press.
    Hegel's "highway of despair," introduced in his _Phenomenology of Spirit_, represents the tortured path traveled by "natural consciousness" on its way to freedom. Despair, the passionate residue of Hegelian critique, also indicates fugitive opportunities for freedom and preserves the principle of hope against all hope. Analyzing the works of an eclectic cast of thinkers, Robyn Marasco considers the dynamism of despair as a critical passion, reckoning with the forms of historical life forged along Hegel's highway. _The Highway of Despair_ follows (...)
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    ‘I Would Rather Wait for You Than Believe That You Are Not Coming at All’: Revolutionary Love in a Post-Revolutionary Time.Robyn Marasco - 2010 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 36 (6):643-662.
    This article examines the return of love in contemporary critical theory. While recent attempts to make sense of a politicized concept of love have focused on its reconciliatory promise for our age, this article considers love as a discourse of edification for a frustrated political subject, one whose radical hopes have been forged in waiting. Those who want to resist the idea that the revolutionary horizon has for ever receded can be easily tempted and sometimes blindly seduced by the force (...)
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    Sheldon Wolin’s Theoretical Practice.Robyn Marasco, Jason Frank, Joan Tronto, Antonio Y. Vázquez-Arroyo & Nicholas Xenos - 2017 - Contemporary Political Theory 16 (1):65-115.
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    Machiavelli and the Play-Element in Political Life.Robyn Marasco - forthcoming - Political Theory:009059172110465.
    This essay interprets Machiavelli’s famous letter to Francesco Vettori in terms of a play-element that runs across his works. The letter to Vettori is a masterpiece of epistolary form, but beyond its most memorable passage, where Machiavelli recounts his evening in study, it has not received much scholarly attention. Reading the letter in its entirety is to discover Machiavelli’s account of an eclectic political education and the pleasures of playing with others. Machiavelli’s letter speaks to a basic ludicity in his (...)
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    Bataille’s Anti-Fascism.Robyn Marasco - 2022 - Contemporary Political Theory 21 (1):3-23.
    This article draws from the reading protocols developed by José Esteban Muñoz to advance a political reading of Georges Bataille. It argues for a consistent and coherent anti-fascism across Bataille’s work, from the early “political” writings to the mature turn toward mysticism. Focusing in particular on his writings from the 1930s, this article clarifies some of the key concepts in Bataille’s critical theory of fascism: expenditure, heterology, base materialism, and democratic anguish.
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    Red Skin/White Masks: Rejecting the Colonial Politics of Recognition. By Glen Sean Coulthard.Robyn Marasco - 2017 - Constellations 24 (1):137-139.
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    A Grammar of Hope in an Age of Empire?Robyn Marasco - 2006 - Theory and Event 9 (4).
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    The Idea of Evil by Peter Dews.Robyn Marasco - 2009 - Constellations 16 (2):352-354.
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    Machiavelli Contra Governmentality.Robyn Marasco - 2012 - Contemporary Political Theory 11 (4):339-361.
    Although Machiavelli would appear to be only a minor figure in Foucault's genealogy of modernity, this article examines his 1977–1978 lectures at the Collège de France and argues that the author of The Prince plays a pivotal role in the development of ‘governmental reason’ and its critique. These lectures indicate how The Prince serves as the negative touchstone for the emergence of an extensive and evolving discourse on government, confirming that Machiavelli was more than a passing interest for Foucault. I (...)
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    A Grammar of Hope in an Age of Empire?Robyn Marasco - 2006 - Theory and Event 9 (4).
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    Defining Romnesia.Robyn Marasco - forthcoming - Theory and Event 16 (1).
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    The Politics of Our Selves. By Amy Allen.Robyn Marasco - 2009 - Hypatia 24 (2):211-215.
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    Book Review: American Dionysia: Violence, Tragedy, and Democratic Politics, by Steven Johnston. [REVIEW]Robyn Marasco - 2017 - Political Theory 45 (6):877-881.
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    Toward A Critique of Conspiratorial Reason.Robyn Marasco - 2016 - Constellations 23 (2):236-243.
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    Heliotropes.Robyn Marasco - 2020 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 46 (1):3-9.
    A reflection on Seyla Benhabib’s Exile, Statelessness, and Migration, with a particular focus on her reconstruction of early critical theory and the ‘Benjaminian moment’ that links Hannah Arendt to Theodor Adorno.
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