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Student work Series 1. circa 1952-circa 1960

Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials related to de Man's work as a graduate student at Harvard, including student papers, many annotated with the professor's comments, and work related to his dissertation.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged by topic.
Arranged in two subseries:
Student materials
Dissertation materials
 

Student materials circa 1952-1955

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains various papers which de Man wrote as a graduate student in Comparative Literature at Harvard University. Many of these essays were written for a particular course and have not been published. This subseries also contains various reading notebooks from this period.
Box 1 , Folder 1

"The concept of form in some associationist writers: Alexander Gerard, Archibald Alison, and Abraham Tucker," for Professor Walter Jackson Bate 1953 May

Box 1 , Folder 2

"Taine and Baudelaire," for Professor W.M. Frohock 1953 August

Box 1 , Folder 3

"Achill by Friedrich Hölderlin," for Professor Hugo

Box 1, Folder 4

"Bachelard and Burke," for Professor Harry Levin 1954 January

Box 1 , Folder 5-6

Essay on Keats 1954

Box 1 , Folder 5

First draft 1954

Box 1 , Folder 6

Final version 1954

Box 1 , Folder 7

"Yeats and the German romantic tradition"

Box 1 , Folder 8

"W.B. Yeats and the French symbolists"

Box 1 , Folder 9

Essay on Stefan George and Stephan Mallarmé 1952 December

Box 1 , Folder 10

Essay on Stefan George and Friedrich Hölderlin

Box 1 , Folder 11

"Mallarmé's Igitur, an exegesis," 1953

Box 1, Folder 12

"Criticism of Faust in the George-Circle (George-Gundolf Kommerell)"

Box 1, Folder 13

"Landscape in Wordsworth's sonnets"

Box 1 , Folder 14

"Wordsworth and Arnold"

Box 1, Folder 15

"The fall of Adam and Eve"

Box 1 , Folder 16

Reading notebook

Scope and Contents note

Topics include Rabelais, Montaigne, Ronsard, Corneille, Pascal, Descartes, Racine, Molière, Voltaire, Rousseau, Diderot, Manon Lescaut, Chateaubriand, Mme. de Staël, Hugo, Balzac, Stendhal, Wordsworth, Blake, and Coleridge.
Box 1 , Folder 16

Notes on Yeats, "National Dublin Library"

Box 1 , Folder 17

Reading notebook

Scope and Contents note

Topics include Heidegger, Hegel, Hölderlin, and Mallarmé.
Box 1 , Folder 18

List of Harvard Junior Fellows for 1954-1955 circa 1954

 

Dissertation materials

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of a complete draft of De Man's 1960 Harvard dissertation, titled "Mallarmé, Yeats, and the Post-Romantic Predicament," and various materials related to the dissertation. The Mallarmé section of the dissertation exists in both English and French versions; the French versions were written first. The materials on Stefan George represent an early section of the dissertation which De Man later abandoned. Materials are arranged by format and topic.
 

Ph.D. Dissertation, "Mallarmé, Yeats, and the post-romantic predicament" 1960

Box 1, Folder 19

"Introduction to the post-romantic predicament"

Box 1 , Folder 20-21

Mallarmé

Box 1 , Folder 22-24

W.B. Yeats

 

Material on Yeats

 

"W. B. Yeats"

Box 2, Folder 1-3

First draft

Box 2 , Folder 4-6

Second draft

Box 2 , Folder 7-9

Third draft

Box 2 , Folder 10-11

Final version

Box 2 , Folder 12-19

Miscellaneous notes

Box 2 , Folder 20

Bibliography for Yeats

Box 2 , Folder 21-22

"Yeats" notebooks

Scope and Contents note

Includes miscellaneous material and draft letter to Mrs. Yeats.
Box 3 , Folder 1

"Yeats II, preparation for Faust article," notebook

 

Material on Mallarmé

 

French version

Box 3 , Folder 2-3

First draft

Box 3 , Folder 4-6

Second draft

Box 3 , Folder 7-10

Final version

 

English version

Box 3, Folder 11

First draft

Box 3, Folder 12-13

Second draft

Box 3 , Folder 14-15

Miscellaneous notes

Box 3, Folder 16

Publisher correspondence

Box 3 , Folder 17

Bibliography

 

Material on Stefan George

Box 3 , Folder 18

"Part III: Stefan George"

Box 3 , Folder 19-20

Miscellaneous notes

Box 3 , Folder 21

"Stefan George final reading," notebook

 

Miscellaneous materials

Box 3 , Folder 22

Description of dissertation

Box 3 , Folder 23

Introduction to unidentified text

Box 3 , Folder 24

Paper on Symbolism with cover letter to Harry Levin

Box 3 , Folder 25-26

Notes on Yeats and Mallarmé

Box 3 , Folder 27

Notes on graduate research

 

Early writings Series 2. 1948-1982

Physical Description: 0.9 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises a highly diverse range of material, representing De Man's early work in literary criticism and his initial attempts to develop a theoretical vocabulary that departed from the existentialist and New Critical approaches which dominated literary criticism during the 1950's and 1960's.

Arrangement

Arranged in three subseries:
Uncollected articles
Collected writings
Unpublished material
 

Uncollected articles 1948-1966

Scope and Contents note

The material in this subseries represents only a small portion of De Man's early work that was originally published in various formats. The material was not collected in monograph form during his lifetime. Files primarily consist of essays on Faust, Rousseau and Mme. de Staël, Camus; and a book review. The essay "The Drawings of Paul Valéry" is an English translation from the French original of the only piece of writing in the collection that reflects his intellectual activity between the war and his entry into Harvard; it is the earliest work in the collection. With the exception of the Valéry essay, the works in this subseries were later collected in Lindsay Water's Critical Writings 1957-1978 (University of Minnesota Press, 1989), a project undertaken by Waters with De Man's consent just prior to his death.
Box 3, Folder 28

The Drawings of Paul Valéry," French translation by Richard Howard

Box 4 , Folder 1

"Montaigne et la transcendence," offprint

Box 4 , Folder 2

"La Critique thématique devant le thème de Faust"

Box 4 , Folder 3

"What is modern," review of Richard Ellmann and Charles Feidelson, Jr., eds., The modern tradition: Backgrounds of modern literature

Box 4 , Folder 4

"The notebooks of Albert Camus"

 

"Mme. de Staël and Jean-Jacques Rousseau"

Box 4, Folder 5

First draft

Box 4, Folder 6

English translation with revisions

 

"The literature of nihilism"

Box 4, Folder 7

"The German tradition"

Box 4, Folder 8-9

Miscellaneous notes

 

"Modern poetics: French and German"

 

"Continental 20th century poetics"

Box 4, Folder 10

First draft

Box 4, Folder 11

Final version

Box 4, Folder 12

Miscellaneous notes

Box 4, Folder 13

Bibliography

Box 4, Folder 13

Publisher correspondence

 

Critical writings, 1953-1978

Box 4, Folder 14

Publisher correspondence

 

Collected writings 1966-1982

Scope and Contents note

This subseries contains the early theoretical writings which De Man eventually published in either Blindness and Insight or The Rhetoric of Romanticism. With these essays, De Man began to articulate his theoretical approach to literature. Includes a composite manuscript for the second edition of Blindness and Insight, along with relevant correspondence between De Man and the publisher.
Box 4 , Folder 15-45, Box 5, Folder 1-5

Blindness and insight, 2nd ed.

Box 4 , Folder 15

"The dead-end of formalist criticism" ("Impasse de la critique formaliste")

Box 4 , Folder 16-20

"Impersonality in the criticism of Maurice Blanchot"

Box 4 , Folder 16-17

"Interpretation et oubli dans la critique de Maurice Blanchot"

Box 4, Folder 16

First draft

Box 4 , Folder 17

Second draft

Box 4 , Folder 18-19

"La Circularité de l'interpretation dans l'oeuvre critique de Maurice Blanchot"

Box 4 , Folder 18

Final version

Box 4 , Folder 19

Offprint

Box 4 , Folder 20

Miscellaneous notes

Box 4 , Folder 21-24

"Form and intent in the American new criticism"

Box 4 , Folder 21

First draft titled "Rhétorique des formes et des mythes dans la critique amèricaine"

Box 4 , Folder 22

Final version, titled "New criticism et nouvelle critique"

Box 4 , Folder 23-24

Miscellaneous notes

Box 4 , Folder 25-28

"Georg Lukác's Theory of the novel"

Box-folder 4 , Folder 25

First draft

Box 4 , Folder 26

Final version

Box 4 , Folder 27

Miscellaneous notes

Box 4 , Folder 28

Spanish translation

Box 4 , Folder 29-30

"Criticism and crisis"

Box 4 , Folder 29

Miscellaneous notes

Box 4 , Folder 30

Offprint, titled "The Crisis of Contemporary Criticism"

Box 4 , Folder 31

"Ludwig Binswager and the sublimation of self," "Ludwig Binswager et le moi poétique"

Box 4 , Folder 32-34

"The literary self as origin: the work of Georges Poulet"

Box 4 , Folder 32-33

French version titled "Verité et méthod dans l'oeuvre de Georges Poulet"

Box 4 , Folder 32

First draft

Box 4, Folder 33

Final version

Box 4 , Folder 34

English version

Box 4 , Folder 35-38

"The rhetoric of temporality"

Box 4, Folder 35-36

"Allégorie et symbole dans le pré-romantisme"

Box 4 , Folder 35

Draft

Box 4 , Folder 36

Offprint

Box 4, Folder 37

"II: Irony"

Box 4 , Folder 38

Miscellaneous notes

Box 4, Folder 39

"Lyric and Modernity," offprint

Box 4, Folder 40-41

"The rhetoric of blindness and insight"

Box 4 , Folder 40

Draft

Box 4 , Folder 41

"Jacques Derrida, De la grammatologie," offprint

Box 4 , Folder 41

"Rhétorique de la cécité: Derrida lecteur de Rousseau," offprint

Box 4 , Folder 41

"On Reading Rousseau," offprint

Box 4 , Folder 42-43

"Literature and language: a commentary"

Box 4 , Folder 42

Draft

Box 4 , Folder 43

Offprint

Box 4 , Folder 44-45

"Review of Harold Bloom's The anxiety of influence"

Box 4 , Folder 44

Draft

Box 4 , Folder 45

Offprint

Box 5, Folder 1-2

Composite manuscript

Box 5 , Folder 1

"Table of Contents"

Box 5, Folder 1

"Introduction: Caution! Reader at work!" by Wlad Godzich

Box 5 , Folder 1

"The rhetoric of temporality"

Box 5 , Folder 1

"Chapter 10: The rhetoric of temporality"

Box 5 , Folder 2

"Chapter 11: The dead-end of formalist criticism."

Scope and Contents note

Includes draft and copy-edited versions.
Box 5 , Folder 2

"Heidegger's exegeses of Hölderlin," translated by Wlad Godzich

Box 5 , Folder 2

"Chapter 12: Heidegger's exegeses of Höderlin"

Box 5 , Folder 2

Review of Harold Bloom's Anxiety of influence

Box 5 , Folder 2

"Appendix A: review of Harold Bloom's Anxiety of influence"

Box 5 , Folder 2

"Appendix B: Literature and language: a commentary"

Box 5, Folder 3

"Foreword"

Box 5 , Folder 4

Index to Blindness and insight

Box 5 , Folder 5

Publisher correspondence

Box 5, Folder 6-18

Rhetoric of romanticism

Box 5 , Folder 6

"Intentional structure of the romantic image," "Structure intentionnelle de l'Image romantique," offprint

Box 5 , Folder 7-8

"Symbolic landscape in Wordsworth and Yeats"

Box 5 , Folder 9-13

"Wordsworth and Hölderlin"

Box 5 , Folder 9

First draft

Box 5 , Folder 10

Final version

Box 5 , Folder 11

English version, translation by Timothy Bahti

Box 5 , Folder 12

German version, translation by Hans-Jost Frey

Box 5 , Folder 13

Offprints

Box 5 , Folder 14-16

"Wordsworth and the Victorians"

Box 5 , Folder 14

First draft

Box 5 , Folder 15

Second draft

Box 5, Folder 16

Final version, titled "Wordsworth"

Box 5 , Folder 16

Correspondence

Box 5 , Folder 17-18

"The image of Rousseau in the poetry of Hölderlin"

Box 5 , Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes

Box 5 , Folder 18

Offprints

 

Unpublished material circa 1948-1972

Scope and Contents note

This subseries comprises work that remained unpublished during De Man's lifetime, as well as various related miscellaneous notes from the period. The unpublished work includes essays on Wordsworth and Barthes, a brief book review, an essay on comparative literature, and a book proposal. An unpublished manuscript, entitled "The Unimaginable Touch of Time," represents his early work on Romanticism and may be the book alluded to in the preface to Allegories of Reading (p. vii-viii). The essay "Time and History in Wordsworth" was originally in "The Unimaginable Touch of Time," but it is filed directly after the manuscript because De Man later revised the piece; the numerous inserted pages constitute the later revisions. Much of this material was eventually published posthumously in Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism, and the final version of "The Double Aspect of Symbolism" was generated and edited by the editors of this volume. As well as can be determined, miscellaneous notes in this subseries are from the early period of De Man's academic career. Many of these notes may indeed be related to published material, but no direct connection has been ascertained.
Box 5 , Folder 19-36

Unpublished work undated

Box 5 , Folder 19-21

"The double aspect of symbolism" undated

Box 5 , Folder 19

First draft

Box 5 , Folder 20

Second draft

Box 5 , Folder 21

Editor's final version

Box 5 , Folder 22-23

"Hölderlin and the romantic tradition" undated

Box 5 , Folder 22

Draft

Box 5 , Folder 23

Project description

Box 5 , Folder 24-26

"Heaven and earth in Wordsworth and Hölderlin" undated

Box 5 , Folder 24

First draft

Box 5 , Folder 25

Final version

Box 5 , Folder 26

Notes on 5th Gauss lecture undated

Scope and Content Summary

Transcript of Paul de Man's handwritten notes by unidentified UCI scholar also included.
Box 5 , Folder 27-28

"Roland Barthes and the limits of structuralism" undated

Box 5 , Folder 27

First draft

Box 5 , Folder 28

Final version

Box 5 , Folder 29-31

"The unimaginable touch of time: studies in European romanticism" undated

Box 5 , Folder 29

"The contemporary criticism of romanticism"

Box 5, Folder 29

"Rousseau and the transcendence of self"

Box 5 , Folder 29

"Rousseau and Madame de Staël"

Box 5 , Folder 29

"Image of Rousseau in poetry of Hölderlin"

Box 5 , Folder 30

"Patterns of temporality in Hölderlin's 'Wie wenn am Feiertage'"

Box 5 , Folder 30

"Wordsworth and Hölderlin"

Box 5 , Folder 30

"Allegory and irony in Baudelaire"

Box 5 , Folder 30

"Rhetoric of Temporality: Romantic Allegory"

Box 5

"Time and history in Wordsworth"

Scope and Contents note

Originally part of "Unimaginable touch of time."
Box 5 , Folder 32

"Report on W. Ruland's America as metaphor" undated

Box 5 , Folder 33

"The present state of comp. lit. in the U.S." undated

Box 5 , Folder 34

"Contemporary criticism in the light of Madame Bovary" undated

Box 5 , Folder 35

Colloquium on Literary Criticism held at Yale University, discussion highlights 1965 March 25-27

Box 3, Folder 36

Publisher correspondence undated

Box 6 , Folder 1-12

Miscellaneous notes undated

Box 6 , Folder 1-6

On authors

Box 6 , Folder 1-2

Hölderlin

Box 6 , Folder 3

Hugo

Box 6 , Folder 4

Keats and Hölderlin

Box 6 , Folder 5-6

Wordsworth and Rousseau

Box 6, Folder 7-12

On subjects

Box 6, Folder 7

French poetry

Box 6 , Folder 8

German literary studies

Box 6 , Folder 9

Literary criticism

Box 6 , Folder 10

Phenomenological criticism

Box 6, Folder 11-12

Unidentified reading notes

 

Later writings Series 3. circa 1972-1983

Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises De Man's work in what may be called critical theory and reflects his work from the 1970's and early 1980's. Individual essays focus on such topics as Rousseau, Nietzsche, Romanticism, rhetoric and aesthetics. The majority of the manuscripts from De Man's published work appears in this series. The volumes Allegories of Reading, Rhetoric of Romanticism, Resistance to Theory, and Aesthetic Ideology provide the primary arrangement for this series.
Materials for Allegories of Reading consist of numerous manuscript and typescript drafts for most of the essays in the monograph. These essays serve as the foundation for De Man's rhetorical approach to literature and focus primarily on Nietzsche and Rousseau. Materials for The Rhetoric of Romanticism consist of early drafts, notes, editor's queries, and final versions of several chapters. These essays applied the theoretical framework developed in Allegories of Reading to texts of Romanticism. Materials for The Resistance to Theory include versions of all essays in the posthumously published monograph. De Man conceived of these essays as a single, unified project; and they constitute his assessment of various theoretical movements of his time. Materials for Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism consist of various occasional pieces, published posthumously, from his later career and include responses to papers by Kermode and Krieger. Materials for Aesthetic Ideology consist of versions of additional posthumously published essays on metaphor, Pascal, Kant, and Hegel as well as outline notes for "The Concept of Irony" and "Kant and Schiller." These essays represent the completed portions of a project that focused primarily on the relationships between aesthetics, rhetoric, and ideology. A table of contents, which lists a few unwritten essays, provides a glimpse of De Man's unrealized intentions for this book.
This series also includes a few items by De Man not collected in monograph form that were published during his later career or posthumously. The piece entitled "Lyrical Voice in Contemporary Theory" appeared as a composite essay, consisting of a two-page introduction and portions of "Reading and History" and "Hypogram and Inscription." Also included are several unpublished essays, translations, and miscellaneous notes, though much of the material eventually appeared in Allegories of Reading. This unpublished material includes an extended essay on Rousseau, a conference paper on Rousseau and English Romanticism, numerous translations of Rousseau, and a partial translation of Derrida's "Survivre." As well as can be determined, these notes correspond to the later phase of De Man's career. Many of these notes may indeed be related to published material, but no direct connection has been ascertained.

Arrangement

Unpublished items are arranged alphabetically by subject.
Box 6 , Folder 13-39

Allegories of reading

Box 6 , Folder 13-14

"Reading (Proust)"

Box 6 , Folder 13

"Proust et l'allégorie de la lecture"

Box 6 , Folder 14

Footnotes

Box 6 , Folder 15-18

"Genesis and genealogy (Nietzsche)"

Box 6 , Folder 15

First draft

Box 6, Folder 16

Second draft

Box 6 , Folder 17

Third draft

Box 6, Folder 18

Final version

Box 6 , Folder 19-24

"Metaphor ( Second discourse)," "Theory of Metaphor in Rousseau's Second discourse"

Box 6 , Folder 19-20

First draft

Box 6 , Folder 21

Second draft

Box 6 , Folder 22

Final version

Box 6 , Folder 23

Miscellaneous notes

Box 6 , Folder 24

Offprint

Box 6 , Folder 24

Correspondence

Box 6 , Folder 25-27

"Semiology and rhetoric"

Box 6 , Folder 25

Draft

Box 6 , Folder 26

Outline

Box 6 , Folder 27

Notes

Box 6 , Folder 28-31

"Rhetoric of persuasion (Nietzsche)"

Box 6, Folder 28-30

"Action and identity in Nietzsche"

Box 6 , Folder 28

First draft

Box 6 , Folder 29

Final version

Box 6 , Folder 30

"Nietzsche's principle of non-identity"

Box 6 , Folder 31

Offprint

Box 6 , Folder 31

Correspondence

Box 6 , Folder 32-33

"Allegory of Reading ( Profession de foi)"

Box 6 , Folder 32

Draft

Box 6, Folder 33

"'The timid god' on Rousseau's Profession de foi du Vicaire Savoyard," offprint

Box 6 , Folder 34

"Political Allegory in Rousseau," Chapter 11: "Promises ( Social Contract)"

Box 6 , Folder 35-37

"Excuses ( Confessions)"

Box 6 , Folder 35

"Chapter VII: the purloined ribbon, autobiography as text"

Box 6 , Folder 36

Outline

Box 6 , Folder 37

Notes

Box 6, Folder 39

Publisher correspondence

Box 7 , Folder 1-19

Rhetoric of romanticism

Box 7, Folder 1-5

"Shelley disfigured"

Box 7 , Folder 1

"The disfiguration of romanticism"

Box 7 , Folder 2

"Romanticism disfigured"

Box 7 , Folder 3-4

Miscellaneous notes

Box 7 , Folder 5

Footnotes

Box 7 , Folder 5

Correspondence

Box 7 , Folder 6-8

"Autobiography as de-facement"

Box 7 , Folder 6

Miscellaneous notes

Box 7 , Folder 7

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 8

Offprint

Box 7 , Folder 9-13

"Anthropomorphism and trope in the lyric"

Box 7 , Folder 9-10

First draft, titled "Epistemology and ideology of tropes/anthropomorphism and anamorphosis"

Box 7 , Folder 11

Second draft

Box 7, Folder 12

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 13

Miscellaneous notes

Box 7 , Folder 14-17

"Aesthetic formalization: Kleist's #252;ber das Marionettentheater"

Box 7 , Folder 14

First draft

Box 7 , Folder 15

Second draft

Box 7, Folder 16

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 17

Miscellaneous notes

Box 7 , Folder 18

Introduction

Box 7 , Folder 19

Publisher correspondence

Box 7 , Folder 20-36

The resistance to theory

Box 7 , Folder 20-22

"The resistance to theory"

Box 7, Folder 20-21

"Literary theory, aims and methods"

Box 7 , Folder 20

First draft

Box 7 , Folder 21

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 22

Offprint

Box 7 , Folder 22

Correspondence

Box 7 , Folder 23-25

"Hypogram and inscription"

Box 7 , Folder 23

First draft

Box 7 , Folder 24

Second draft

Box 7 , Folder 25

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 26-29

"Reading and history"

Box 7 , Folder 26

First draft

Box 7 , Folder 27

Second draft

Box 7 , Folder 28

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 29

Miscellaneous notes

Box 7 , Folder 29

Correspondence

Box 7, Folder 30-32

"The return to philology," "Professing literature"

Box 7 , Folder 30

First draft

Box 7 , Folder 31

Second draft

Box 7 , Folder 32

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 33-35

"Dialogue and dialogism"

Box 7 , Folder 33

First draft

Box 7, Folder 34

Final version

Box 7 , Folder 35

Offprint

Box 7, Folder 36

Publication agreement and correspondence

Box 25, Folder 1, Item MS-C04-001U, Box Restricted, Folder 12, Item MS-C04-001A

"Resistance to Literary Theory," lecture delivered at Oregon State University, audio recording 1981

Box 8, Folder 1-29

Aesthetic ideology

Box 8, Folder 1-3

"The epistemology of metaphor"

Box 8 , Folder 1

First draft

Box 8, Folder 2

Final version

Box 8, Folder 3

Offprints, German translation by Werner Hamacher

Box 8 , Folder 3

Correspondence

Box 8 , Folder 4-6

"Pascal's allegory of persuasion"

Box 8, Folder 4

Draft

Box 8 , Folder 5

Miscellaneous notes

Box 8, Folder 6

Publication agreement

Box 8 , Folder 6

Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 7-10

"Sign and symbol in Hegel's Aesthetics"

Box 8 , Folder 7

First draft

Box 8 , Folder 8

Second draft

Scope and Contents note

Includes draft of letter to Ellen Ryerson about Jacques Derrida on verso of pp. 20-21.
Box 8, Folder 9

Final version

Box 8 , Folder 10

German translation with receipt of 1982 honorarium for lecture at Zürich 1982 May 3

Box 8 , Folder 11-12

Raymond Geuss on "Sign and symbol in Hegel's Aesthetics"

Box 8 , Folder 11

Review of manuscript

Box 8 , Folder 11

Correspondence

Box 8 , Folder 12

Published reply 1981

Box 8 , Folder 13-16

"Hegel on the sublime"

Box 8 , Folder 13

First draft

Box 8 , Folder 14

Second draft

Box 8 , Folder 15

Final version

Box 8 , Folder 16

Correspondence

Box 8 , Folder 16

Raymond Geuss' "Comment on Paul de Man's 'Hegel on the sublime'"

Box 8 , Folder 17-18

"Reply to Raymond Geuss"

Box 8 , Folder 17

Draft

Box 8, Folder 18

Final version

Box 8 , Folder 19-21

"Phenomenality and materiality in Kant"

Box 8 , Folder 19

Draft

Box 8, Folder 20

Miscellaneous notes

Box 8 , Folder 21

Correspondence

Box 8 , Folder 22

Rodolphe Gasché's "Response to Paul de Man, 'Phenomenality and materiality in Kant'"

Box 8 , Folder 23-25

"Kant's materialism"

Box 8 , Folder 23

First draft

Box 8 , Folder 24

Second draft

Box 8 , Folder 25

Final version

Box 8 , Folder 26-27

"Concept of Irony"

Box 8 , Folder 26

"Ironies of Allegory," miscellaneous notes

Box 8 , Folder 27

Outline

Box 8 , Folder 28

"Kant & Schiller," outline and notes

Box 8 , Folder 29

Table of contents for Aesthetics, rhetoric, ideology; The resistance to theory; Blindness and insight; and Allegories of reading

Box 8 , Folder 30-38

Other publications

Box 8 , Folder 30

"Forward." From Carol Jacobs's The dissimulating harmony 1978

Box 8 , Folder 31

"Introduction" to "The Rhetoric of Romanticism." From Studies in romanticism 1979

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence.
Box 8 , Folder 32

"Georges Poulet." From Modern language notes 1982

Box 8 , Folder 33-35

"A reply to Stanley Corngold." From Critical inquiry 1982

Box 8 , Folder 33

Draft

Box 8 , Folder 34

Final version

Box 8 , Folder 35

Correspondence

Box 8, Folder 36-37

"Lyrical Voice in Contemporary Theory"

Box 8 , Folder 36

Draft

Box 8, Folder 37

Final version

Box 8 , Folder 38

"Interview with Paul de Man," offprint

Box 8 , Folder 39-43

Romanticism and contemporary criticism

Box 8, Folder 39

"'A waking dream': The symbolic alternative to allegory," by Murray Krieger, with de Man's marginalia

Box 8 , Folder 40

"Murray Krieger: a commentary," response to Krieger's essay

Box 8 , Folder 41

"To keep the road open: reflection on a theme of Lionel Trilling," by Frank Kermode

Box 8 , Folder 42-43

"Blocking the road," response to Kermode

Box 8 , Folder 42

First draft

Box 8, Folder 43

Final version, titled "Clearing the Road"

Box 9 , Folder 1-36

Unpublished material

 

Individual works

Box 9, Folder 5

Rousseau et le romantisme anglais 1978 May 28

 

Textual Allegories

Digitized materials

Selections from this work have been digitized and are available on UCISpace@the Libraries, http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1092.
Box 6 , Folder 38

Table of contents for "Textual Allegories"

Box 9, Folder 1-3

Complete manuscript

Scope and Contents note

Includes translations.
Box 24, Folder 18

"II. The Self (Narcissus and Pygmalion)," typescript

Box 24, Folder 19

"VI. Textual Allegory," typescript

Scope and Content Summary

Pages 273-277 only.
Box 9, Folder 6

Translation of Derrida's "Survivre"

 

Miscellaneous notes

 

On authors

Box 9, Folder 7

Baudelaire

Box 9 , Folder 8-9

Benjamin

Box 9 , Folder 10

Derrida and Freud

Box 9 , Folder 11

Genette, Figures III

Box 9, Folder 12

Nietzsche

Box 9 , Folder 13

Pascal

Box 9, Folder 14

Proust

Box 9 , Folder 15

Riffaterre

 

Rousseau

Box 9, Folder 16-19

General

Box 9, Folder 20

Julie

Box 9 , Folder 21

Pygmalion

Box 9 , Folder 22-23

Nouvelle Héloise

Box 9 , Folder 24

Schlegel

 

On subjects

Box 9 , Folder 25

Critical methodology

Box 9 , Folder 26-28

Literary theory and studies

Box 9 , Folder 29

Phenomenological criticism and semiotics

Box 9 , Folder 30

New York Armory Show of 1913

Box 9 , Folder 31-36

Unidentified

 

Editorial work Series 4. 1965-1983

Physical Description: 0.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains materials related to the various monograph projects of which De Man was the editor.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in alphabetical order.
Arranged in two subseries:
Published monographs
Unpublished monographs
 

Published monographs 1965-1983

Scope and Contents note

This subseries comprises materials concerning the three published literary works that De Man edited: Madame Bovary (W.W. Norton & Company, 1965); The Selected Poetry of Keats (Signet, 1966); and Oeuvres complètes de Rainer Maria Rilke (Editions du Seuil, 1972). De Man both translated and edited the edition of Madame Bovary, but the collection does not contain any portion of the translation. For each edition, the subseries contains the introductions and other related material.
 

Oeuvres complètes de Rainer Maria Rilke

 

Introduction

Box 9 , Folder 37-39

Drafts

Box 9 , Folder 40

Footnotes

Box 9 , Folder 41

Translations of Rilke into French by translators other than de Man

Box 9 , Folder 42

"Rainer Maria Rilke, les Elégies de Duino (Duinser Elegien)"

Box 9 , Folder 43

Publisher correspondence

 

Madame Bovary

 

Introduction

Box 9 , Folder 44

"Preface to Madame Bovary"

Box 9 , Folder 45-46

Fragments and notes

Box 9, Folder 17

"A note on translation"

Box 9 , Folder 48

Publisher correspondence

 

The selected poetry of Keats

Box 9, Folder 49

First draft

Box 9, Folder 50

Final version

 

Unpublished monographs 1970-1978

Acquisition Information

The majority of the materials related to the Viking Portable Rousseau were borrowed from Patricia de Man by Cynthia Chase of Cornell University in December 2006 and returned in 2008 for transfer to UCI.

Scope and Contents note

This subseries consists of various materials for two unpublished monographs. A brief description and a table of contents page provide an overview of the anthology of modernism that De Man intended to publish, while two pieces of correspondence mark the official beginning and end of the project. The material related to the Viking Portable Rousseau that remained unfinished at De Man's death includes a table of contents, translation drafts, and footnotes. Several sections of this manuscript, specifically translations of Pygmalion, "Julie or La Nouvelle Heloise" parts I, III, V, IV and VI, "Letters to Malesherbes," "First Outline for the Confessions," and the "principle of selection," were authored by Patricia de Man in a brief attempt to complete the project. Selections from this work have been digitized and are available on UCISpace@the Libraries, http://hdl.handle.net/10575/1094.
Box 10, Folder 1-10

Modernism anthology

Box 10, Folder 1-6

"Modernism in literature"

Box 10 , Folder 1

First draft

Box 10 , Folder 2

Final version

Box 10, Folder 3

"References"

Box 10, Folder 4

"Table of Contents"

Box 10, Folder 5

Notes

Box 10 , Folder 6

Publisher correspondence

 

Viking Portable Rousseau

Box 32, Folder 1

Front matter, manuscript

Box 10, Folder 7, Box 10, Folder 9, Box 23, Folder 2

Front matter, edited typescripts

Box 23, Folder 3

"Introduction to the Viking Portable Rousseau," manuscript

Box 23, Folder 4

"Introduction to the Viking Portable Rousseau, transcript by E.S. Burt"

Box 23, Folder 5

"Rousseau," edited typescript

Box 23, Folder 6

"Rousseau," final typescript

Box 9, Folder 4

"Essay on the Origin of Language," manuscript

Box 23, Folder 7-8

"Essay on the Origin of Language," edited copies

Box 23, Folder 9

"Pygmalion," edited typescripts

Box 23, Folder 10

Preface to Julie or La Nouvelle Heloise, edited typescripts

Box 23, Folder 11

Preface to Julie or La Nouvelle Heloise, edited copies

Box 23, Folder 12-14

Julie or La Nouvelle Heloise, manuscript

Box 24, Folder 1-8, Box 23, Folder 15-25

Julie or La Nouvelle Heloise, edited typescripts and copies

Box 24, Folder 9

Julie or La Nouvelle Heloise, complete edited draft

Box 24, Folder 10

"On Public Happiness," copy

Box 24, Folder 11-13

"Four Letters to Monsieur de Malesherbes," edited typescripts and copies

Box 24, Folder 14

"First Outline for the Confessions," edited typescripts and copies

Box 24, Folder 15

"Allegory," copy

Box 10, Folder 8

Footnotes

Box 10, Folder 10, Box 24, Folder 16-17

Publishers correspondence 1972-1986

 

Teaching files Series 5. 1957-1983

Physical Description: 3.4 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises various material relating to De Man's professional career as a teacher.

Arrangement

This series is arranged in chronological order.
Arranged in two subseries:
Notebooks
Course materials
 

Notebooks 1963-1983

Scope and Contents note

sted under the notebook which they accompanied.
Box 10 , Folder 11

Yeats and reading notes (Zurich) 1963 June-July

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on European Romanticism.
Box 10 , Folder 12

European romanticism I (Zurich) 1963-1964

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Curtius, Rousseau, and Yeats.
Box 10, Folder 13

European romanticism II (Zurich) 1963-1964

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Yeats.
Box 10 , Folder 14

European romanticism III (Zurich) 1963-1964

Box 10 , Folder 15

Übungen, Valèry/Rilke/W. Stevens (Zurich) 1964

Box 10 , Folder 16

Mallarmé and George (Zurich) 1964

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Baudelaire, Madame Bovary, and Mallarmé.
Box 10 , Folder 17

Rilke and George (Zurich); Hölderlin (Cornell). 1964-1965

Box 10 , Folder 18

Eighteenth-century novel, Rousseau, Mme. de-Stael (Zurich) 1965

Box 10 , Folder 19

Eighteenth-century novel (Zurich) 1965-1966

Box 10 , Folder 20

Eighteenth-century novel, Marivaux, Sterne, Wieland (Zurich) 1965-1966

Box 10 , Folder 21

European romanticism, Keats and Kleist (Zurich) 1965-1966

Box 10 , Folder 22

Narcissus (Geneva); Keats and Kleist II (Zurich) 1965-1966

Box 10 , Folder 23

Twentieth-century novel (Zurich) 1966

Box 10 , Folder 24

Gide and James II (Zurich) 1966

Box 10 , Folder 25

Gide and James III (Zurich) 1966

Box 10 , Folder 26-27

Nouvelle Héloïse, Die Wahlverwandtshaft (Zurich) 1966

Box 10 , Folder 28

Narcissus (Cornell) 1966

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Echo and Rilke.
Box 10 , Folder 29

Hawthorne and James II (Zurich); James and Proust I (Zurich) 1967-1968

Box 10 , Folder 30

Seminar: Princeton lectures II (Zurich); Irony I (Zurich) 1967-1968

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on allegory, irony, and symbol.
Box 10, Folder 31

Hawthorne and James (Zurich); Princeton lectures 1967

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Coleridge, De Quincey, and Hawthorne
Box 10 , Folder 32

Baudelaire (Cornell); Untitled notebook (Zurich) 1967-1968

Box 11, Folder 1

Irony II (Zurich) 1967-1968

Box 11 , Folder 2

Untitled notebook (Zurich); Rilke and Shelley (Zurich) 1967-1968

Box 11 , Folder 3

James and Proust (Zurich) 1968

Box 11 , Folder 4

Derrida, etc. (Zurich) 1968-1969

Box 11, Folder 5

Narcissus (Zurich); Derrida prosèminaire, 1968-1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Nietzsche.
Box 11, Folder 6

Modernity I (Zurich) 1968-1969

Box 11, Folder 7

Proust (Johns Hopkins) 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on comedy.
Box 11 , Folder 8

Rousseau and Nietzsche (Johns Hopkins) 1969

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on freedom, history, law, and narration.
Box 11, Folder 9

Narcissus, Coleridge, Hazlit, Schlegel; Modernity I (Zurich); Proust (Zurich) 1968-1969

Box 11 , Folder 10

Rousseau and Nietzsche (Johns Hopkins); Eigenart der literarischen (Zurich) 1969-1971

Box 11 , Folder 11

Nietzsche (Yale) 1971

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Rousseau
Box 11 , Folder 12

Rousseau (Yale); Proust (Yale) 1971-1972

Box 12 , Folder 1

Work journal: Rousseau, Mallarmé, Wordsworth, autobiography 1972 June

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Hartman and rhetorical deconstruction.
Box 12, Folder 2

Methodology (Zurich) circa 1973-1974

Box 12 , Folder 3

Nietzsche (Zurich); Eighteenth-century novel (Yale) 1973-1974

Box 12 , Folder 4

Rousseau (Berlin) circa 1973-1974

Box 12 , Folder 5

Rousseau (Zurich) 1974

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on critical methods.
Box 12 , Folder 6

Theory of Rhetoric in the Eighteenth Century, Jacques le fataliste (Yale); Valèry (Yale) 1974-1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on dialogism, Genette, and narrative.
Box 12, Folder 7

Theories of language in 18th century (Yale) 1975

Box 12 , Folder 8

Rhetorical readings (Yale); Irony (Yale) 1975-1976

Box 12 , Folder 9

Gide (Yale) 1975

Box 12 , Folder 10

NEH Seminar (Yale) 1976

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on art, Benjamin, deconstruction, history, language, Nietzsche, and self.
Box 13, Folder 1

Epistemology of metaphor (Yale) 1977

Box 13 , Folder 2

Lit Z (Yale) 1977

Box 13 , Folder 3

Baudelaire, Yeats, Rilke (Yale) 1978

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on irony, Shelley, and Schlegel.
Box 13 , Folder 4

Rhetoric of romanticism (Konstanz) 1978

Box 13 , Folder 5

Lyric: Baudelaire, Yeats, Rilke (Constanz) 1978

Box 13 , Folder 6

Autobiography (Yale) 1978

Box 13 , Folder 7

Baudelaire and Rimbaud (Zurich) 1978

Box 13, Folder 8

Baudelaire/Rilke/Yeats, Theory of Rhetorique (Chicago) 1979

Box 14 , Folder 1

Descartes and Pascal (Yale) 1979

Box 14 , Folder 2

Lit 130 b (Lit Z), with J. Hillis Miller (Yale); Hegel (Yale) 1979-1980

Box 14 , Folder 3

Rhetorical readings (Yale); Kleist (Irvine) 1979

Box 14 , Folder 4

Hegel and English romanticism, with Hartman (Yale) 1980

Box 14 , Folder 5

Rhetorical Readings, Lit Z (130b) (Yale) 1981

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Benjamin and translation.
Box 14 , Folder 6

NEH Seminar 1981

Box 14 , Folder 7

School of Criticism seminar; Kant and Schiller (Schlegel) (Yale) 1982

Box 14 , Folder 8

Theory of rhetoric in the 18th and 20th centuries (Yale) 1983

 

Undated notebooks

Box 15, Folder 1

Flaubert, Victorian novel

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on Condillac, critical methods, Herder, Lukács, Nerval, Rousseau, Valéry, and Wordsworth.
Box 15 , Folder 2

Nouvelle Héloïse

Box 15 , Folder 3

Keats, Mme. Bovary

Box 15 , Folder 4

Nietzsche and Schlegel (Iowa); Lectures on Locke, Condillac, Kant, Lecture on Irony: Schlegel and Fichte (Buffalo)

Scope and Contents note

Includes notes on psychoanalysis.
Box 15 , Folder 5

List of "cahiers"

 

Course materials 1957-1981

Scope and Contents note

This subseries includes syllabi, course descriptions, exams, and lecture notes for a variety of courses that De Man taught. Not as thorough as the sequence of notebooks, this material corresponds mainly to his work at Harvard and Yale. Also included are a few papers written by De Man's students and student exams. Materials are arranged chronologically.
 

Harvard materials

Box 15 , Folder 6-7

CL 160, "The Symbolist Movement" 1957-1958 Fall

Box 15 , Folder 8

CL 159 1957-1958 Spring

Box 15 , Folder 9

CL 162 1958-1959 Spring

Box 15 , Folder 10

CL 160 1959-1960 Fall

 

Lectures on Yeats

Box 15 , Folder 11

"Yeats on measurement"

Box 15 , Folder 12

"Yeats and myth"

Box 15 , Folder 13

"Yeats on love"

Box 15 , Folder 14

"Yeats and Ireland"

Box 15, Folder 15

"Yeats and history"

Box 15 , Folder 16

Miscellaneous notes

Box 15 , Folder 17

Committee on Degrees in History and Literature: examination for the degree of A.B., Part I 1960

Box 15 , Folder 18

CL 816a, "Hegel and English romanticism"

Scope and Contents note

Includes student questions.
Box 15 , Folder 19

CL 800a, "Autobiography," class list

Box 15, Folder 20

Rousseau and Nietzsche, teaching notes circa 1971-1972

Box 15, Folder 21

Lit 130 (Yale University), lecture

Box 15 , Folder 22

Lit 130 (Yale University), lecture on Proust circa 1980-1981

Box 15, Folder 23

"Lit Z," drafts of proposal to create Yale undergraduate literature course

Box 15, Folder 24

Humanities 6, course materials

Box 15 , Folder 25

"Texts for Chicago"

Box 15 , Folder 26

Student papers and grades

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2033-01-01, 2034-01-01, and 2035-01-01.
 

Correspondence Series 6. 1955-1984

Physical Description: 1.2 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series comprises roughly 1,100 items representing two types of correspondence: professional and family. It includes both incoming and outgoing correspondence. Although much of the material pertains to either purely bureaucratic issues or various professional engagements that De Man had with a particular institution, a significant portion of the collection consists of reviews and recommendations.
De Man's extant correspondence is largely of a professional nature, yet personal items appear as well, and the distinction between professional and personal is often very difficult to make. The most extensive correspondence is with a few of his students, primarily Werner Hamacher and Thomas Fries. The correspondents also include notable figures such as Yves Bonnefoy and Jacques Lacan. Family correspondence consists of letters from his son Marc de Man. The professional correspondence includes a draft letter from 1955 to "Professor Poggioli" explaining De Man's war-time activities. Publisher correspondence has been placed in other series with the particular monographs or articles to which the letters pertain.

Arrangement

This series is arranged chronologically. In some cases, it was possible to assign undated materials a year and these are filed at the end of each individual year. An appendix provides a partial index of known correspondents with the location, by box and folder number, of their correspondence.

Index to significant correspondents in Series 6

The following is a partial index of correspondents represented in Series 6. Unknown and unidentified correspondents are not included in this index. Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. The index lists the correspondents in alphabetical order by surname and indicates the box and folder numbers where correspondence with Paul de Man is found.
Adams, Hazard 20 : 5
Alter, Robert 20 : 6
Avni, Ora 20 : 5, 21 : 9
Babb, Howard S. 16 : 6
Bahti, Timothy 16 : 6, 16 : 9-10, 20 : 5
Bal, Mieke 19 : 10
Balakian, Anna 16 : 10
Bass, Alan 21 : 13
Beese, Henriette 16 : 14-15, 19 : 1
Berezdevin, Ruben 19 : 6, 21 : 13
Bersani, Leo 19 : 10
Biasin, Gian-Paolo 19 : 1
Bloomfield, Morton W. 20 : 2
Bollack, Jean 16 : 15, 16 : 18
Bonnefoy, Yves 16 : 5, 16 : 13, 16 : 15-16, 19 : 9, 21 : 7
Botstein, Leo 20 : 1
Breitwieser, Mitchell 21 : 5
Brooks, Peter 19 : 1, 19 : 5, 20 : 5, 21 : 9
Brower, Reuben 16 : 3
Bruss, Elizabeth W. 20 : 2, 20 : 4-5
Bubner, Rudiger 20 : 6
Bullock, Marcus 20 : 6, 21 : 2
Burke, Kenneth 21 : 2
Burt, Ellen 16 : 18
Certeau, Michel de 20 : 1
Chatman, Seymour 16 : 7
Cohen, Margaret 20 : 3, 21 : 5
Cohen, Ralph 16 : 8, 16 : 17, 19 : 9
Cohn, Robert G. 16 : 17
Coleman, Patrick 16 : 15
Conley, Tom 19 : 3-4
Corngold, Stanley 16 : 8
Demetz, Peter 21 : 6
Derrida, Jacques 19 : 1, 19 : 6, 20 : 6, 20 : 9, 21 : 4, 21 : 8
Donoghue, Denis 16 : 13
Dragonetti, Roger 16 : 13
Durling, Robert 19 : 3-4
Ellison, David 16 : 18, 19 : 1, 19 : 5, 20 : 6, 21 : 3, 21 : 9-10
Ellmann, Maud 21 : 13
Erwin, John 16 : 17-18
Ewens, Thomas 19 : 6
Fagles, Robert 21 : 9
Felman, Shoshona 16 : 10
Fineman, Joel 19 : 3-4
Fish, Stanley 19 : 7
Frampton, Kenneth 20 : 7
Frey, Hans-Jost 16 : 13, 16 : 15, 19 : 4
Fried, Michael 19 : 6, 19 : 8
Fries, Thomas 16 : 10, 16 : 14, 16 : 15, 16 : 17, 19 : 7, 20 : 5, 21 : 8
Frye, Northrop 19 : 3
Gadamer, Hans Georg 16 : 5
Gans, Eric 19 : 2, 20 : 9
Gasché, Rodolphe 16 : 14, 16 : 16
Gelley, Alexander 16 : 13
Giamatti, A. Bartlett 16 : 15, 16 : 18, 21 : 9
Gill, Gillian C. 16 : 18
Godzich, Wlad 19 : 4
Grötzer, Peter 16 : 5, 16 : 13, 16 : 16, 19 : 10, 20 : 1, 21 : 10, 21 :13
Guetti, Barbara Jones 16 : 15, 21 : 13
Guggenheim Foundation 20 : 5-6, 20 : 8, 20 : 10, 21 : 4
Guillén, Claudio 20 : 1-2
Haidu, Peter 20 : 6
Hamacher, Werner 16 : 12-17, 19 : 1, 20 : 2-3, 20 : 5, 21 : 10
Hamlin, Cyrus 16 : 5, 16 : 13, 21 : 3
Hartman, Geoffrey 16 : 5
Heller, Erich 16 : 2, 16 : 10
Herman, Luc 19 : 8, 20 : 5
Hernandi, Paul 16 : 13
Hertz, Neil 16 : 11, 16 : 15, 21 : 3, 21 : 13
Hoy, David 20 : 5
Jacobs, Carol 19 : 1, 21 : 8-9
Jameson, Fredric 16 : 13, 16 : 15, 16 : 17, 21 : 10
Jauss, Hans-Robert 16 : 15, 16 : 17-18, 21 : 8, 21 : 13
Johnson, Barbara 19 : 7, 21 : 10
Kahn, Victoria 21 : 4
Kaiser, Walter 21 : 9
Karatani, Kojin 16 : 15, 19 : 10, 21 : 10
Keller, Luzius 16 : 17, 21 : 9
Kinnell, Galway 20 : 6
Klein, Richard 21 : 1
Kotin, Armine 16 : 12, 20 : 3
Krieger, Murray 16 : 18, 19 : 2, 20 : 5
Krumme, Peter 16 : 13
Krupnick, Mark L. 19 : 2, 19 : 4, 19 : 6, 19 : 8, 20 : 2, 20 : 8
Lacan, Jacques 16 : 13-14, 21 : 14
Lacoue-Labarthe, Phillipe 16 : 15, 20 : 1
Lehmann, Hans-Thies 19 : 3
Lanham, Richard A. 19 : 3
Lentricchia, Frank 19 : 3, 19 : 5-6, 21 : 2
Lewis, Philip E. 16 : 17, 19 : 2, 20 : 4, 20 : 9
Logan, Marie-Rose Van S. 16 : 17, 20 : 3
MacCannell, Juliet Flower 21 : 8
Mcdonald, Christie V. 20 : 1
Macksey, Richard 16 : 13
Margolis, Joseph 21 : 4
Marichal, Juan 16 : 4
Martin, Wallace 20 : 7
May, Georges 16 : 9, 19 : 9-10, 20 : 1, 20 : 6
Mehlman, Jeffrey 19 : 8
Meyer, Michel 20 : 8, 21 : 1-3, 21 : 10
Miller, J. Hillis 16 : 5, 16 : 11, 16 : 15, 21 : 14
Mitchell, Tom 20 : 2
Moser, Monique and Walter 16 : 12, 16 : 16, 19 : 1
Nägele, Rainer 19 : 2
National Endowment for the Humanities 16 : 15, 16 : 16, 16 : 18, 19 : 10, 20 : 2, 20 : 5, 20 : 10, 21 : 7
New School for Social Research 21 : 8-9
Newmark, Kevin 21 : 10
Nichols, Stephen G. 19 : 6, 19 : 9
Noakes, Susan 16 : 8, 19 : 2, 20 : 10, 21 : 5
Parker, Reeve 19 : 3
Pasley, Malcolm 16 : 15
Peyre, Henri 16 : 15, 21 : 3, 21 : 9-10
Poirier, Richard 19 : 3
Poulet, Georges 21 : 8
Powers, Perry J. 16 : 18, 19 : 6, 19 : 10, 20 : 1
Preminger, Alex 16 : 10
Pucci, Piero 16 : 16
Rand, Nicholas 21 : 4
Reiss, Timothy J. 16 : 13
Riffaterre, Michael 19 : 2, 21 : 8
Sabin, Margery 20 : 6
Saldivar, Ramón 19 : 9
Segal, Erich 16 : 9
Shapiro, Gary 20 : 2
Shattuck, Roger 16 : 14
Sifton, Elisabeth 16 : 15
Spivak, Gayatri Chakravorty 19 : 7
Sprinker, Michael 19 : 8, 20 : 1, 21 : 5
Stanton, Domna C. 19 : 3
Starobinski, Jean 16 : 15, 21 : 7
Stoekl, Alan 20 : 9
Sussman, Henry 19 : 5
Swain, Virginia 19 : 4, 21 : 3
Todorov, Tristan 16 : 4, 19 : 9
Tolliver, Harold 16 : 10
Ungar, Stephen R. 16 : 13
Unger, Richard 16 : 15
Vigée, Claude 16 : 3
Vollman, William T. 20 : 6
Waller, Marguerite 19 : 1
Waters, Lindsay 19 : 10, 21 : 1, 21 : 4, 21 : 8-9
Watt, Ian 21 : 8
Weber, Samuel 16 : 17, 20 : 7
Weber, Shierry 16 : 12
Weil, S. 16 : 3
Weinfield, Henry 21 : 4
Weller, Barry 19 : 1
White, Hayden 19 : 7
Wing, Nathaniel 19 : 7
Wohlfarth, Irving 20 : 6
Box 16 , Folder 1

1955

Scope and Contents note

Includes correspondence with Poggioli concerning De Man's war-time activities and a letter concerning the insolvency of the Editions Hermès publishing house.
Box 16 , Folder 2

1956-1957

Box 16 , Folder 3

1958-1966

Box 16 , Folder 4

1970

Box 16 , Folder 5

1971

Box 16 , Folder 6

1972 January - October

Box 16 , Folder 7

1972 November

Box 16 , Folder 8

1972 December

Box 16 , Folder 9

1973 January - February

Box 16 , Folder 10

1973 March - April

Box 16 , Folder 11

1973 May - December

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence in this file is restricted until 2027-01-01.
Box 16 , Folder 12

1974

Box 16 , Folder 13

1975 January - July

Box 16 , Folder 14

1975 August - December

Box 16 , Folder 15

1976

Box 16 , Folder 16

1977

Box 16 , Folder 17

1978 January - March

Box 16 , Folder 18

1978 April - Jun

Box 19 , Folder 1

1978 July - September

Box 19 , Folder 2

1978 October - December.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2029-01-01.
Box 19 , Folder 3

1979 January - February

Box 19 , Folder 4

1979 March - April

Box 19 , Folder 5

1979 May - August

Box 19 , Folder 6

1979 September - October

Box 19 , Folder 7

1979 November - December

Box 19 , Folder 8

1980 January

Box 19 , Folder 9

1980 February - March

Box 19 , Folder 10

1980 April

Box 20 , Folder 1

1980 May - July

Box 20 , Folder 2

1980 August - October

Box 20 , Folder 3

1980 November

Box 20 , Folder 4

1980 December

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2027-01-01.
Box 20 , Folder 5

1981 January - March

Box 20, Folder 6

1981 April - May

Box 20 , Folder 7

1981 June

Box 20 , Folder 8

1981 July - September

Box 20 , Folder 9

1981 October - November

Box 20 , Folder 10

1981 December

Box 21 , Folder 1

1982 January

Box 21 , Folder 2

1982 February - June

Box 21, Folder 3

1982 July - August

Box 21 , Folder 4

1982 September

Reproduction Restriction

All reproduction of materials written by Jacques Derrida must be authorized by designates of his heirs. Contact Special Collections and Archives for more information.
Box 21 , Folder 5

1982 October

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2033-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 6

1982 November

Box 21 , Folder 7

1982 December

Box 21 , Folder 8

1983 January - March

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2034-01-01.
Box 21, Folder 9

1983 April - June

Box 21 , Folder 10

1983 July - December

Box 21 , Folder 11

1984

Box 21 , Folder 12

1987

Box 21, Folder 13-14

Undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to some correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2052-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 15

Drafts of De Man's outgoing correspondence undated

Box 21, Folder 23

Family correspondence 1976-1983

Box 21 , Folder 16

Student recommendations 1971-1977

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2047-01-01 to 2053-01-01.
Box 21, Folder 17

Student recommendations 1978

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2054-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 18

Student recommendations 1979

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2055-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 19

Student recommendations 1980

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2056-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 20

Student recommendations 1981

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2057-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 21

Student recommendations 1982-1983

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2058-01-01 and 2059-01-01.
Box 21 , Folder 22

Student recommendations undated

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to the correspondence and evaluation statements in this file is restricted until 2059-01-01.
 

Topical files Series 7. circa 1950-1983

Physical Description: 0.6 Linear feet
General Physical Description note:

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains miscellaneous professional, biographical, and research materials, as well as some ephemera. Professional material includes various grant application materials and several reviews by De Man of other authors' manuscripts. Biographical material includes two versions of De Man's curriculum vitae and a few photographs of De Man and family members. Research materials original typescripts, photocopies, original publications, and offprints of texts by various writers. De Man's precise use for each is difficult to ascertain: some appear to have been sources for De Man's own work, while others appear to be original typescripts sent by colleagues. Ephemera includes flyers, conference programs, announcements, and offprints.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged topically.
 

Professional material

Box 17 , Folder 1

Official appointment to Yale University

Box 17 , Folder 2

Guggenheim Fellowship materials

Box 17, Folder 3

Concilium on International and Area Studies, Faculty Research Grant materials

Box 17 , Folder 4

American Academy of Arts and Letters, certificate

Box 17, Folder 5

Job descriptions for possible openings at UCI 1975 June

Box 17, Folder 6

Official leave of absence memo circa 1981-1982

Box 17 , Folder 7

Syracuse project

Box 17 , Folder 8

Publisher materials

 

Reviews of manuscripts

Box 17, Folder 44

Vance, C. The extravagant shepherd

Box 17 , Folder 45

Wheelock, Carter. The mythmaker

Box 17 , Folder 46

Ziolkowski, Theodor. Disenchanted images

Box 17 , Folder 47

Unidentified work

Box 17, Folder 48

Modern Language Association publications

 

Biographical materials

Box 17 , Folder 9-10

Curriculum vitae 1973-circa 1978

 

Photographs

Box 17 , Folder 11

Portrait circa 1950

Box 17 , Folder 11

With family members circa 1950-1983

Box 17 , Folder 12

List of potential homes

 

Texts by other authors

Box 17, Folder 13

Barthes, Roland

Box 17 , Folder 14

De Campos, Haroldo

Box 17, Folder 15

Derrida, Jacques

Box 17, Folder 16

Domingo, Willis

Box 17, Folder 17

Grötzer, Peter

Box 17, Folder 18

Hölderlin, Friedrich

Box 17, Folder 19

Lautréamont, Comte de

Box 17, Folder 20

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Box 17, Folder 21

Rosenberg, Harold

Box 17, Folder 22-24

Schlegel, Friedrich

Box 17, Folder 25-34

Miscellaneous

Scope and Contents note

Includes articles and reviews on Jacques Derrida, Jonathan Culler, Friedrich Hölderlin, Marcel Raymond, and Georges Poulet, and Friedrich Nietzche. Also includes review of Allegories of reading from Partisan review.
Box 18 , Folder 1-5, Box 25, Folder 2-3, Box 22, Folder 1-2

Books inscribed to De Man

Scope and Content Summary

Books include inscriptions from Gérard Genette, Dean MacCannell, Barbara Johnson, Robert Martin Adams, Philippe Lejeune, Jean-Pierre Richard, Henri Thomas, and Alain Bosquet.
 

Ephemera

Box 17, Folder 35

Prüfungsplan 1968

Box 17, Folder 36

Collage upon leaving Cornell circa 1970

Box 17, Folder 37

Chope Romande

Box 17, Folder 38

Fourth International Congress on the Enlightenment," program 1975

Box 17, Folder 39

Concept of irony, flyer 1977

Box 17, Folder 40

Starobinski visit to Yale, schedule 1978

Box 17, Folder 41

Yale French Department newsletter 1981

Box 17, Folder 42

Deconstruction and its alternatives, with De Man's lecture "Kant on the Sublime," program 1983

Box 17, Folder 43

Whitney Humanities Center, brochure circa 1983-1984

Box 25, Folder 4-5

Offprints 1953-1970