Guide to the Paul de Man Papers

Processed by Jeffrey Atteberry in 1997 and Kurt Ozment in 2001. Preliminary processing by Eddie Yeghiayan, Andrzej Warminski, and Laura Clark Brown in 1993 and 1997. Guide compiled by Jeffrey Atteberry and edited by Laura Clark Brown; machine-readable finding aid created by Audrey Pearson
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Descriptive Summary

Title: Paul de Man papers
Date: 1948-1984
Collection Number: MS-C004
Creator: De Man, Paul
Two book-length unpublished manuscripts are available online.
Extent: 9.0 linear feet (22 boxes)
Languages: The collection is in English and French.
Repository: University of California, Irvine. Library. Special Collections and Archives.
Irvine, California 92623-9557
Abstract: This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Paul de Man documenting his career as a scholar and literary theorist in the field of comparative literature, and as an academic in the United States. Files primarily contain his manuscripts and typescripts related to literary criticism, rhetoric, and critical theory, and reflect his general interests in Romanticism. In particular, materials document his approach to literary texts that became known as deconstruction. His works focus on writers and philosophers such as Hegel, Hölderlin, Mallarmé, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Yeats. The collection also contains published and unpublished writings, student papers, notes, teaching notebooks, and related materials.

Important Information for Researchers

Access

The collection is open for research. Some family correspondence is restricted during Patricia de Man's lifetime. Access to student record material is restricted for 75 years from the latest date of the materials in those files. Restrictions are noted at the file level.

Publication Rights

Property rights reside with the University of California. Literary rights are retained by the creators of the records and their heirs. For permissions to reproduce or to publish, please contact the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

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.

Preferred Citation

Paul de Man papers. MS-C004. Special Collections and Archives, The UC Irvine Libraries, Irvine, California. Date accessed.
For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

Acquisition Information

Gift of Patricia de Man in 1993 and 1997 via Andrzej Warminski.

Processing History

Processed by Jeffrey Atteberry in 1997 and Kurt Ozment in 2001. Preliminary processing by Eddie Yeghiayan, Andrzej Warminski, and Laura Clark Brown in 1993 and 1997. Guide compiled by Jeffrey Atteberry and edited by Laura Clark Brown.

Historical Background

Paul de Man was a prominent and influential literary critic, scholar, and teacher best known as one of the principle theorists behind an approach to literary texts that became known as deconstruction. This approach to literary texts, which had a profound effect upon the field of literary studies, was developed throughout his career in the numerous essays that appear in the collection. A biographical overview of de Man is provided, followed by a more detailed chronology of significant events and periods in de Man's career.
Paul Adolph Michel de Man was born in Antwerp, Belgium, on December 6, 1919. He matriculated in the Free University of Brussels in 1939 as a student of chemistry. While a student, he began a career in journalism by joining the editorial board of Cahiers du Libre Examen, a student publication that addressed social and political issues from a liberal and democratic position. When the German army invaded Belgium in May 1940, he fled to southern France, where his exodus was brought to a sudden halt when he was prevented from entering Spain.
De Man returned to Brussels in August and found employment writing a cultural column for Le Soir; between December 1940 and December 1942, he wrote a total of 170 literary and cultural articles for this collaborationist newspaper. After ceasing his column for Le Soir, de Man went to work for the publisher Agence Dechenne. He was fired in 1943 for aiding in the publication of Exercice du silence, an issue of the journal Messages that published the work of various writers associated with the French resistance. De Man spent the rest of World War II in Antwerp, translating Moby Dick into Flemish.
At the end of the war, de Man and three partners began a publishing house, Editions Hermès, dedicated to the production of fine press books about art. Immediately following the war, de Man was called before the Auditeur Général and questioned about his activities during the occupation; no charges were ever filed against him. By 1948, the publishing house was experiencing financial difficulties, and de Man went to New York City with the intention of establishing business contacts. He took a job at the Doubleday bookstore. Hermès collapsed in 1949, and de Man remained in the United States for the rest of his life.
De Man began his career as an academic in 1949, teaching French at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York. He entered the graduate program at Harvard University in 1952 and received his doctoral degree in Comparative Literature in 1960 with a dissertation entitled "Mallarmé, Yeats, and the Post-Romantic Predicament." While enrolled at Harvard, de Man held a position as a lecturer and was a member of the Harvard Society of Fellows.
After receiving his degree, de Man accepted a position at Cornell University. The beginning of this period constitutes what may be considered de Man's critical phase, represented by essays such as "Mme de Staël et J.J. Rouseau." During the later years at Cornell, de Man's concerns shifted to more theoretical issues and resulted in the first edition of Blindness and Insight.
In 1968, de Man became a professor of Humanities at John Hopkins University. In 1970, he left Hopkins and joined the faculty at Yale University, where he spent the rest of his career. While at Yale, alongside Geoffrey Hartman, J. Hillis Miller, and Jacques Derrida, de Man articulated an approach to linguistic texts that came to be known as deconstruction. Focusing primarily on works by Nietzsche and Rousseau, de Man developed in Allegories of Reading a practice of rhetorical reading that provided the methodological framework for all his subsequent work.
De Man spent the rest of his career simultaneously pursuing two different paths. First, he undertook an evaluation of the contemporary theoretical environment and explored why the practice of rhetorical reading was resisted so strongly. At the same time, he addressed the nineteenth-century German philosophical tradition and examined the irreducible role of linguistic materiality in the disruption of aesthetic ideologies. Neither of these projects was completed, but both were reconstructed and published posthumously as The Resistance to Theory and Aesthetic Ideology.
Paul de Man died of cancer on December 21, 1983.

Biography/Organization History

Chronology

1919 Paul Adolph Michel de Man born in Antwerp on December 6th.
1937 Enters L'Ecole Polytechnique at the University of Brussels to study engineering.
1938 Transfers to the Faculty of Sciences at the Free University to study chemistry.
1939 Joins editorial board of Cahiers du Libre Examen, an explicitly democratic and anti-fascist publication.
1940 Blitzkrieg invasion of Belgium. Paul de Man flees to Southern France.
1940 Cahiers du Libre Examen ceases publication due to Nazi censorship.
1940 Returns to Brussels after being refused entry into Spain.
1940 Begins writing a cultural column for Le Soir, a collaborationist newspaper.
1942 Ceases to write for Le Soir; works for the publisher Agence Dechenne.
1943 Fired from Agence Dechenne for aiding in the publication of Exercice du silence.
1943 Moves to Antwerp, where he translates Moby Dick into Flemish.
1945 Starts a publishing house called Editions Hermès, which specialized in fine press editions of art books.
1945 Called before the tribunal established to investigate wrongdoing during the war. No charges filed against de Man.
1948 Arrives in New York City and takes job at Doubleday Bookstore in Grand Central Station.
1949 Begins teaching French at Bard College, where he remained until 1951.
1951 Teaches French at Berlitz School in Boston.
1952 Enters Harvard Graduate School.
1954 Receives M.A. from Harvard.
1954 Becomes Junior Fellow in Harvard's Society of Fellows.
1954 Teaches courses as a lecturer.
1960 Receives Ph. D. from Harvard with a dissertation entitled "Mallarmé, Yeats, and the Post-Romantic Predicament."
1960 Moves to Cornell to accept a faculty position. Remains associated with Cornell until 1969.
1963 Becomes Ordinarius for Comparative Literature at the University of Zurich and works with Emil Staiger and Georges Poulet. Holds this position until 1970.
1965 Delivers "Heaven and Earth in Wordsworth and Holderlin" at Modern Language Association panel, entitled "Romanticism and Religion," chaired by Geoffrey Hartman.
1967 Delivers "The Gauss Seminar" at Princeton University:
1967 April 6 "Romanticism and Demystification"
1967 April 13 "Rousseau and the Transcendence of Self"
1967 April 20 "The Problem of Aesthetic Totality in Holderlin"
1967 April 27 "Nature and History in Wordsworth"
1967 May 4 "Natural Imagery and Figural Diction"
1967 May 11 "The Romantic Heritage: Allegory and Irony in Baudelaire"
1968 Becomes Professor of Humanities at Johns Hopkins University.
1970 Leaves Hopkins and joins faculty at Yale University in the Department of French.
1971 Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism is published (Oxford University Press).
1973 On leave in Zurich for the academic year on Senior Faculty Fellowship.
1974 Begins a three-year appointment as Chairman of Yale's Department of French.
1975 Jacques Derrida joins the faculty at Yale.
1977 Delivers "The Concept of Irony" at Ohio State University on April 4.
1978 Delivers "Shelly Disfigured" in Geneva.
1979 Allegories of Reading: Figural Language in Rousseau, Nietzsche, Rilke, and Proust (Yale University Press).
1979 Teaches a course at University of Chicago during the spring semester.
1979 Appointed Sterling Professor of Comparative Literature and French at Yale.
1980 Delivers "Sign and Symbol in Hegel's Aesthetics" as the Renato Poggioli Lecture in Comparative Literature at Harvard University.
1981 Trilling Seminar at Columbia University. Frank Kermode delivered "To Keep the Road Open," followed by responses by M.H. Abrams and Paul de Man, "Blocking the Road: A Response to Frank Kermode."
1981 Delivers "Murray Krieger: A Commentary" at Northwestern University.
1981 Delivers "Kant and the Problem of the Aesthetic" at the Modern Language Association convention in New York City.
1982 Delivers "Sign and Symbol in Hegel's Aesthetics" in Zurich on May 3.
1983 Messenger Lectures at Cornell University: "Anthropomorphism and Trope in Baudelaire", "Kleist's über das Marionettentheater", "Hegel on the Sublime", "Phenomenality and Materiality in Kant", "Kant and Schiller", "Conclusions: Walter Benjamin's Task of the Translator"
1983 Blindness and Insight: Essays in the Rhetoric of Contemporary Criticism. 2nd ed. Theory and History of Literature, vol. 6 (University of Minnesota Press).
1983 Dies of cancer on December 21st.
1984 The Rhetoric of Romanticism is published (Columbia University Press).
1986 The Resistance to Theory is published in series Theory and History of Literature, volume 33 (University of Minnesota Press).
1989 Critical Writings 1953-1978. Edited by Lindsay Waters. Theory and History of Literature, vol. 66 (University of Minnesota Press).
1993 Romanticism and Contemporary Criticism: The Gauss Seminars and Other Papers. Edited by E. S. Burt, Kevin Newmark, and Andrzej Warminski (The Johns Hopkins University Press).
1996 Aesthetic Ideology. Edited by Andrzej Warminski. Theory and History of Literature, vol. 65 (University of Minnesota Press).

Bibliography

Much of the biographical information used in the chronology was taken from "Paul de Man: A Chronology, 1919-1949," in Responses On Paul de Man's Wartime Journalism, Werner Hamacher, Neil Hertz, and Thomas Keenan, eds. (Lincoln and London: University of Nebraska Press, 1989).

Collection Scope and Content Summary

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Paul de Man documenting his career as a scholar and literary theorist in the field of comparative literature, and as an academic in the United States. Files primarily contain his manuscripts and typescripts related to literary criticism, rhetoric, and critical theory, and reflect his general interests in Romanticism. In particular, materials document his approach to literary texts that became known as deconstruction. His works focus on writers and philosophers such as Hegel, Hölderlin, Mallarmé, Nietzsche, Rousseau, Wordsworth, and Yeats. The collection also contains published and unpublished writings, student papers, notes, teaching notebooks, and related materials. The bulk of the materials are in English and some are in French and German.
Original manuscripts of de Man's numerous published essays constitute the vast majority of the collection, but a substantial amount of teaching material is also present. In general, his writings address the various critical and theoretical issues pertinent to literary study.
Although the collections presents a nearly comprehensive view of de Man's most important work as a literary theorist, a few periods of his career are either sparsely represented or altogether absent. In particular, no material from the wartime writings in Le Soir appear in the collection. The earliest item in the collection, an essay entitled "The Drawings of Paul Valéry," is the only piece of writing from the period between the war and his entry into Harvard University. Furthermore, apart from the dissertation, his days as a graduate student at Harvard are represented by only a few items, and the collection contains a relatively small portion of the published material that corresponds to the earliest phase of his career as a literary critic. Two book-length unpublished manuscripts, Textual Allegories and The Portable Rousseau, can be accessed through UCIspace @ the Libraries .

Collection Arrangement

This collection is arranged in seven series.
  • Series 1. Student work, circa 1952-circa 1960. 1.2 linear feet
  • Series 2. Early writings, 1948-1982. 1.0 linear feet
  • Series 3. Later writings, circa 1972-1983. 1.2 linear feet
  • Series 4. Editorial work, 1965-1983. 0.4 linear feet
  • Series 5. Teaching files, 1957-1983. 3.4 linear feet
  • Series 6. Correspondence, 1955-1984. 1.2 linear feet
  • Series 7. Topical files, circa 1950-1983. 0.6 linear feet

Separation Note

The following publications were removed from this collection and cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives:
  • Some offprints and monographs by other authors were removed to the Critical Theory Offprint Collection (MS-C07) or have been cataloged separately in Special Collections and Archives.

Processing Note

The organization of the collection begins with the material that reflects de Man's own career as a scholar and a teacher and ends with the items that pertain more to his personal life. The first three series reflect general phases of de Man's scholarly career: student papers, early critical works, and later theoretical work; these series are arranged chronologically. The next two series represent other aspects of de Man's career, including his work as an editor and a teacher. The remainder of the collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous notes and items.
When relevant, the series are subdivided according to the publishing history of de Man's major volumes, and the order of individual works within the subseries has been determined according to the date of initial publication of each item. The sequence of publication for individual items has been deduced from Tom Keenan's "Bibliography of Texts by Paul de Man," in Blindness and Insight (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota, 1986). Furthermore, in cases where there are numerous drafts or versions of the same work, individual items are arranged chronologically according to the sequence of composition. Items which cannot be placed definitively within such a chronology appear at the end of the sequence.
De Man's draft manuscripts frequently had variant titles distinct from the published title. Titles of publications are represented in italics. Dates of individual items are included whenever possible.

Indexing Terms

The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.

Subjects

De Man, Paul -- Archives.
Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich, 1770-1831 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Hölderlin, Friedrich, 1770-1843 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Nietzsche, Friedrich Wilhelm, 1844-1900 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Mallarmé, Stéphane, 1842-1898 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Rousseau, Jean-Jacques, 1712-1778 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Wordsworth, William, 1770-1850 -- criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Yeats, W. B. (William Butler), 1865-1939 -- Criticism and interpretation -- Archives.
Critical theory -- Archives.
Criticism -- Archives.
Literature -- History and criticism -- Archives.
Deconstruction -- Archives.
Romanticism -- Archives.
French literature -- History and criticism -- Archives.
German literature -- History and criticism -- Archives.

Genres and Formats of Materials

Photographic prints.
Teaching notebooks.

Occupations

Literary critics.
Theorists.

Contributors

De Man, Patricia, former owner.

Titles

Critical Theory Archive.


Collection Contents

 

Series 1.  Student work circa 1952-circa 1960

Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet

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 Content 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 : Folder 1 : 1

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

Box : Folder 1 : 2

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

Box : Folder 1 : 3

"Achill by Friedrich Hölderlin," for Professor Hugo

Box : Folder 1 : 4

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

Box : Folder 1 : 5-6

Essay on Keats 1954

Box : Folder 1 : 5

First draft 1954

Box : Folder 1 : 6

Final version 1954

Box : Folder 1 : 7

"Yeats and the German romantic tradition"

Box : Folder 1 : 8

"W.B. Yeats and the French symbolists"

Box : Folder 1 : 9

Essay on Stefan George and Stephan Mallarmé 1952 December

Box : Folder 1 : 10

Essay on Stefan George and Friedrich Hölderlin

Box : Folder 1 : 11

"Mallarmé's Igitur, an exegesis," 1953

Box : Folder 1 : 12

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

Box : Folder 1 : 13

"Landscape in Wordsworth's sonnets"

Box : Folder 1 : 14

"Wordsworth and Arnold"

Box : Folder 1 : 15

"The fall of Adam and Eve"

Box : Folder 1 : 16

Reading notebook

Scope and Content 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 : Folder 1 : 16

Notes on Yeats, "National Dublin Library"

Box : Folder 1 : 17

Reading notebook

Scope and Content Note

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

List of Harvard Junior Fellows for 1954-1955 circa 1954

 

Dissertation materials

Scope and Content 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.
Box : Folder 1 : 19-24

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

Box : Folder 1 : 19

"Introduction to the post-romantic predicament"

Box : Folder 1 : 20-21

Mallarmé

Box : Folder 1 : 22-24

W.B. Yeats

Box : Folder 2: 1-22, 3 : 1

Material on Yeats

Box : Folder 2 : 1-22

"W. B. Yeats"

Box : Folder 2 : 1-3

First draft

Box : Folder 2 : 4-6

Second draft

Box : Folder 2 : 7-9

Third draft

Box : Folder 2 : 10-11

Final version

Box : Folder 2 : 12-19

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 2 : 20

Bibliography for Yeats

Box : Folder 2 : 21-22

"Yeats" notebooks

Scope and Content Note

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

"Yeats II, preparation for Faust article," notebook

Box : Folder 3 : 2-17

Material on Mallarmé

Box : Folder 3 : 2-10

French version

Box : Folder 3 : 2-3

First draft

Box : Folder 3 : 4-6

Second draft

Box : Folder 3 : 7-10

Final version

Box : Folder 3 : 11-13

English version

Box : Folder 3 : 11

First draft

Box : Folder 3 : 12-13

Second draft

Box : Folder 3 : 14-15

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 3 ; 16

Publisher correspondence

Box : Folder 3 : 17

Bibliography

Box : Folder 3 : 18-21

Material on Stefan George

Box : Folder 3 : 18

"Part III: Stefan George"

Box : Folder 3 : 19-20

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 3 : 21

"Stefan George final reading," notebook

Box : Folder 3 : 22-27

Miscellaneous materials

Box : Folder 3 : 22

Description of dissertation

Box : Folder 3 : 23

Introduction to unidentified text

Box : Folder 3 : 24

Paper on Symbolism with cover letter to Harry Levin

Box : Folder 3 : 25-26

Notes on Yeats and Mallarmé

Box : Folder 3 : 27

Notes on graduate research

 

Series 2.  Early writings 1948-1982

Physical Description: 0.9 linear feet

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 Content 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 : Folder 3 : 28

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

Box : Folder 4 : 1

"Montaigne et la transcendence," offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 2

"La Critique thématique devant le thème de Faust"

Box : Folder 4 : 3

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

Box : Folder 4 : 4

"The notebooks of Albert Camus"

Box : Folder 4 : 5-6

"Mme. de Staël and Jean-Jacques Rousseau"

Box : Folder 4 : 5

First draft

Box : Folder 4 : 6

English translation with revisions

Box : Folder 4 : 7-9

"The literature of nihilism"

Box : Folder 4 : 7

"The German tradition"

Box : Folder 4 : 8-9

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 10-14

"Modern poetics: French and German"

Box : Folder 4 : 10-11

"Continental 20th century poetics"

Box : Folder 4 : 10

First draft

Box : Folder 4 : 11

Final version

Box : Folder 4 : 12

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 13

Bibliography

Box : Folder 4 : 13

Publisher correspondence

Box : Folder 4 : 14

Critical writings, 1953-1978

Box : Folder 4 : 14

Publisher correspondence

 

Collected writings 1966-1982

Scope and Content 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 : Folder 4 : 15-45, 5 : 1-5

Blindness and insight, 2nd ed.

Box : Folder 4 : 15

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

Box : Folder 4 : 16-20

"Impersonality in the criticism of Maurice Blanchot"

Box : Folder 4 : 16-17

"Interpretation et oubli dans la critique de Maurice Blanchot"

Box : Folder 4 : 16

First draft

Box : Folder 4 : 17

Second draft

Box : Folder 4 : 18-19

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

Box : Folder 4 : 18

Final version

Box : Folder 4 : 19

Offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 20

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 21-24

"Form and intent in the American new criticism"

Box : Folder 4 : 21

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

Box : Folder 4 : 22

Final version, titled "New criticism et nouvelle critique"

Box : Folder 4 : 23-24

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 25-28

"Georg Lukác's Theory of the novel"

Box : Folder 4 : 25

First draft

Box : Folder 4 : 26

Final version

Box : Folder 4 : 27

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 28

Spanish translation

Box : Folder 4 : 29-30

"Criticism and crisis"

Box : Folder 4 : 29

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 30

Offprint, titled "The Crisis of Contemporary Criticism"

Box : Folder 4 : 31

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

Box : Folder 4 : 32-34

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

Box : Folder 4 : 32-33

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

Box : Folder 4 : 32

First draft

Box : Folder 4 : 33

Final version

Box : Folder 4 : 34

English version

Box : Folder 4 : 35-38

"The rhetoric of temporality"

Box : Folder 4 : 35-36

"Allégorie et symbole dans le pré-romantisme"

Box : Folder 4 : 35

Draft

Box : Folder 4 : 36

Offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 37

"II: Irony"

Box : Folder 4 : 38

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 4 : 39

"Lyric and Modernity," offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 40-41

"The rhetoric of blindness and insight"

Box : Folder 4 : 40

Draft

Box : Folder 4 : 41

"Jacques Derrida, De la grammatologie," offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 41

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

Box : Folder 4 : 41

"On Reading Rousseau," offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 42-43

"Literature and language: a commentary"

Box : Folder 4 : 42

Draft

Box : Folder 4 : 43

Offprint

Box : Folder 4 : 44-45

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

Box : Folder 4 : 44

Draft

Box : Folder 4 : 45

Offprint

Box : Folder 5 : 1-2

Composite manuscript

Box : Folder 5 : 1

"Table of Contents"

Box : Folder 5 : 1

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

Box : Folder 5 : 1

"The rhetoric of temporality"

Box : Folder 5 : 1

"Chapter 10: The rhetoric of temporality"

Box : Folder 5 : 2

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

Scope and Content Note

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

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

Box : Folder 5 : 2

"Chapter 12: Heidegger's exegeses of Höderlin"

Box : Folder 5 : 2

Review of Harold Bloom's Anxiety of influence

Box : Folder 5 : 2

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

Box : Folder 5 : 2

"Appendix B: Literature and language: a commentary"

Box : Folder 5 : 3

"Foreword"

Box : Folder 5 : 4

Index to Blindness and insight

Box : Folder 5 : 5

Publisher correspondence

Box : Folder 5 : 6-18

Rhetoric of romanticism

Box : Folder 5 : 6

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

Box : Folder 5 : 7-8

"Symbolic landscape in Wordsworth and Yeats"

Box : Folder 5 : 9-13

"Wordsworth and Hölderlin"

Box : Folder 5 : 9

First draft

Box : Folder 5 : 10

Final version

Box : Folder 5 : 11

English version, translation by Timothy Bahti

Box : Folder 5 : 12

German version, translation by Hans-Jost Frey

Box : Folder 5 : 13

Offprints

Box : Folder 5 : 14-16

"Wordsworth and the Victorians"

Box : Folder 5 : 14

First draft

Box : Folder 5 : 15

Second draft

Box : Folder 5 : 16

Final version, titled "Wordsworth"

Box : Folder 5 : 16

Correspondence

Box : Folder 5 : 17-18

"The image of Rousseau in the poetry of Hölderlin"

Box : Folder 5 : 17

Miscellaneous notes

Box : Folder 5 : 18

Offprints

 

Unpublished material circa 1948-1972

Scope and Content 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.
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Unpublished work undated

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"The double aspect of symbolism" undated

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First draft

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Second draft

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Editor's final version

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"Hölderlin and the romantic tradition" undated

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Draft

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Project description

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"Heaven and earth in Wordsworth and Hölderlin" undated

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First draft

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Final version

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Notes on 5th Gauss lecture undated

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"Roland Barthes and the limits of structuralism" undated

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First draft

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Final version

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

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"The contemporary criticism of romanticism"

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"Rousseau and the transcendence of self"

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"Rousseau and Madame de Staël"

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"Image of Rousseau in poetry of Hölderlin"

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

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"Wordsworth and Hölderlin"

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"Allegory and irony in Baudelaire"

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"Rhetoric of Temporality: Romantic Allegory"

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"Time and history in Wordsworth"

Scope and Content Note

Originally part of "Unimaginable touch of time."
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"Report on W. Ruland's America as metaphor" undated

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

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"Contemporary criticism in the light of Madame Bovary" undated

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

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Publisher correspondence undated

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Miscellaneous notes undated

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On authors

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Hölderlin

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Hugo

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Keats and Hölderlin

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Wordsworth and Rousseau

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On subjects

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French poetry

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German literary studies

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Literary criticism

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Phenomenological criticism

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Unidentified reading notes

 

Series 3.  Later writings circa 1972-1983

Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet

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.
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Allegories of reading

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"Reading (Proust)"

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"Proust et l'allégorie de la lecture"

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Footnotes

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"Genesis and genealogy (Nietzsche)"

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First draft

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Second draft

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Third draft

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Final version

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

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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Miscellaneous notes

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Offprint

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Correspondence

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"Semiology and rhetoric"

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Draft

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Outline

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Notes

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"Rhetoric of persuasion (Nietzsche)"

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"Action and identity in Nietzsche"

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First draft

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Final version

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"Nietzsche's principle of non-identity"

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Offprint

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Correspondence

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"Allegory of Reading ( Profession de foi)"

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Draft

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

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

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"Excuses ( Confessions)"

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

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Outline

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Notes

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Table of contents for "Textual allegories"

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Publisher correspondence

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Rhetoric of romanticism

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"Shelley disfigured"

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"The disfiguration of romanticism"

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"Romanticism disfigured"

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Miscellaneous notes

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Footnotes

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Correspondence

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"Autobiography as de-facement"

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Miscellaneous notes

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Final version

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Offprint

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"Anthropomorphism and trope in the lyric"

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

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Second draft

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Final version

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Miscellaneous notes

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

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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Miscellaneous notes

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Introduction

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Publisher correspondence

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The resistance to theory

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"The resistance to theory"

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"Literary theory, aims and methods"

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First draft

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Final version

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Offprint

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Correspondence

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"Hypogram and inscription"

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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"Reading and history"

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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Miscellaneous notes

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Correspondence

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"The return to philology," "Professing literature"

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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"Dialogue and dialogism"

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First draft

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Final version

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Offprint

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Publisher correspondence

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Aesthetic ideology

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"The epistemology of metaphor"

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First draft

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Final version

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Offprints, German translation by Werner Hamacher

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Correspondence

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"Pascal's allegory of persuasion"

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Draft

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Miscellaneous notes

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Publication agreement

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Correspondence

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"Sign and symbol in Hegel's Aesthetics"

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First draft

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Second draft

Scope and Content Note

Includes draft of letter to Ellen Ryerson about Jacques Derrida on verso of pp. 20-21.
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Final version

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

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

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Review of manuscript

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Correspondence

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Published reply 1981

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"Hegel on the sublime"

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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Correspondence

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

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"Reply to Raymond Geuss"

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Draft

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Final version

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"Phenomenality and materiality in Kant"

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Draft

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Miscellaneous notes

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Correspondence

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

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"Kant's materialism"

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First draft

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Second draft

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Final version

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"Concept of Irony"

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"Ironies of Allegory," miscellaneous notes

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Outline

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"Kant & Schiller," outline and notes

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

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Other publications

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

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

Scope and Content Note

Includes correspondence.
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"Georges Poulet." From Modern language notes 1982

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

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Draft

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Final version

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Correspondence

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"Lyrical Voice in Contemporary Theory"

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Draft

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Final version

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"Interview with Paul de Man," offprint

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Romanticism and contemporary criticism

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

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

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

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"Blocking the road," response to Kermode

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First draft

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Final version, titled "Clearing the Road"

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Unpublished material

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Individual works

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Rousseau

Scope and Content Note

Includes translations.
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Rousseau et le romantisme anglais 1978 May 28

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Translation of Derrida's "Survivre"

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Miscellaneous notes

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On authors

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Baudelaire

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Benjamin

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Derrida and Freud

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Genette, Figures III

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Nietzsche

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Pascal

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Proust

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Riffaterre

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Rousseau

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General

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Julie

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Pygmalion

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Nouvelle Héloise

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Schlegel

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On subjects

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Critical methodology

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Literary theory and studies

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Phenomenological criticism and semiotics

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New York Armory Show of 1913

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Unidentified

 

Series 4.  Editorial work 1965-1983

Physical Description: 0.4 linear feet

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 Content 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.
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Oeuvres complètes de Rainer Maria Rilke

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Introduction

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Drafts

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Footnotes

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Translations of Rilke into French by translators other than de Man

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

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Publisher correspondence

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Madame Bovary

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Introduction

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"Preface to Madame Bovary"

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Fragments and notes

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"A note on translation"

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Publisher correspondence

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The selected poetry of Keats

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First draft

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Final version

 

Unpublished monographs 1970-1978

Scope and Content 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 and footnotes. The "principle of selection," which explains the criterion used in choosing which texts to include in the book, was most likely written by Patricia de Man in a brief attempt to complete the project.
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Modernism anthology

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"Modernism in literature"

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First draft

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Final version

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"References"

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"Table of Contents"

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Notes

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Publisher correspondence

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Viking portable Roussea

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"Table of contents"

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Footnotes

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"Principle of selection"

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Publisher correspondence

 

Series 5.  Teaching files 1957-1983

Physical Description: 3.4 linear feet

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 Content Note

sted under the notebook which they accompanied.
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Yeats and reading notes (Zurich) 1963 June-July

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on European Romanticism.
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European romanticism I (Zurich) 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Curtius, Rousseau, and Yeats.
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European romanticism II (Zurich) 1963-1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Yeats.
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European romanticism III (Zurich) 1963-1964

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

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Mallarmé and George (Zurich) 1964

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Baudelaire, Madame Bovary, and Mallarmé.
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Rilke and George (Zurich); Hölderlin (Cornell). 1964-1965

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

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Eighteenth-century novel (Zurich) 1965-1966

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

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

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

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Twentieth-century novel (Zurich) 1966

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Gide and James II (Zurich) 1966

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Gide and James III (Zurich) 1966

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Nouvelle Héloïse, Die Wahlverwandtshaft (Zurich) 1966

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Narcissus (Cornell) 1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Echo and Rilke.
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Hawthorne and James II (Zurich); James and Proust I (Zurich) 1967-1968

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

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on allegory, irony, and symbol.
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Hawthorne and James (Zurich); Princeton lectures 1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Coleridge, De Quincey, and Hawthorne
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Baudelaire (Cornell); Untitled notebook (Zurich) 1967-1968

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Irony II (Zurich) 1967-1968

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

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James and Proust (Zurich) 1968

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Derrida, etc. (Zurich) 1968-1969

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Narcissus (Zurich); Derrida prosèminaire, 1968-1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Nietzsche.
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Modernity I (Zurich) 1968-1969

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Proust (Johns Hopkins) 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on comedy.
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Rousseau and Nietzsche (Johns Hopkins) 1969

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on freedom, history, law, and narration.
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Narcissus, Coleridge, Hazlit, Schlegel; Modernity I (Zurich); Proust (Zurich) 1968-1969

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

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Nietzsche (Yale) 1971

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Rousseau
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Rousseau (Yale); Proust (Yale) 1971-1972

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

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Hartman and rhetorical deconstruction.
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Methodology (Zurich) circa 1973-1974

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

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Rousseau (Berlin) circa 1973-1974

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Rousseau (Zurich) 1974

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on critical methods.
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Theory of Rhetoric in the Eighteenth Century, Jacques le fataliste (Yale); Valèry (Yale) 1974-1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on dialogism, Genette, and narrative.
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Theories of language in 18th century (Yale) 1975

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

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Gide (Yale) 1975

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NEH Seminar (Yale) 1976

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on art, Benjamin, deconstruction, history, language, Nietzsche, and self.
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Epistemology of metaphor (Yale) 1977

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Lit Z (Yale) 1977

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Baudelaire, Yeats, Rilke (Yale) 1978

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on irony, Shelley, and Schlegel.
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Rhetoric of romanticism (Konstanz) 1978

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Lyric: Baudelaire, Yeats, Rilke (Constanz) 1978

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Autobiography (Yale) 1978

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Baudelaire and Rimbaud (Zurich) 1978

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

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Descartes and Pascal (Yale) 1979

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

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Rhetorical readings (Yale); Kleist (Irvine) 1979

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Hegel and English romanticism, with Hartman (Yale) 1980

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

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Benjamin and translation.
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NEH Seminar 1981

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

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

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Undated notebooks

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Flaubert, Victorian novel

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on Condillac, critical methods, Herder, Lukács, Nerval, Rousseau, Valéry, and Wordsworth.
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Nouvelle Héloïse

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Keats, Mme. Bovary

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

Scope and Content Note

Includes notes on psychoanalysis.
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List of "cahiers"

 

Course materials 1957-1981

Scope and Content 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.
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Harvard materials

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

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CL 159 1957-1958 Spring

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CL 162 1958-1959 Spring

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CL 160 1959-1960 Fall

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Lectures on Yeats

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"Yeats on measurement"

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"Yeats and myth"

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"Yeats on love"

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"Yeats and Ireland"

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"Yeats and history"

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Miscellaneous notes

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

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CL 816a, "Hegel and English romanticism"

Scope and Content Note

Includes student questions.
Box : Folder 15 : 19

CL 800a, "Autobiography," class list

Box : Folder 15 : 20

Rousseau and Nietzsche, teaching notes circa 1971-1972

Box : Folder 15 : 21

Lit 130 (Yale University), lecture

Box : Folder 15 : 22

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

Box : Folder 15 : 23

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

Box : Folder 15 : 24

Humanities 6, course materials

Box : Folder 15 : 25

"Texts for Chicago"

Box : Folder 15 : 26

Student papers and grades

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Series 6.  Correspondence 1955-1984

Physical Description: 1.2 linear feet

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.

Restrictions

Some family correspondence is restricted during Patricia de Man's lifetime.

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 : Folder 16 : 1

1955

Scope and Content 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 : Folder 16 : 2

1956-1957

Box : Folder 16 : 3

1958-1966

Box : Folder 16 : 4

1970

Box : Folder 16 : 5

1971

Box : Folder 16 : 6

1972 January - October

Box : Folder 16 : 7

1972 November

Box : Folder 16 : 8

1972 December

Box : Folder 16 : 9

1973 January - February

Box : Folder 16 : 10

1973 March - April

Box : Folder 16 : 11

1973 May - December

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Box : Folder 16 : 12

1974

Box : Folder 16 : 13

1975 January - July

Box : Folder 16 : 14

1975 August - December

Box : Folder 16 : 15

1976

Box : Folder 16 : 16

1977

Box : Folder 16 : 17

1978 January - March

Box : Folder 16 : 18

1978 April - Jun

Box : Folder 19 : 1

1978 July - September

Box : Folder 19 : 2

1978 October - December.

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Box : Folder 19 : 3

1979 January - February

Box : Folder 19 : 4

1979 March - April

Box : Folder 19 : 5

1979 May - August

Box : Folder 19 : 6

1979 September - October

Box : Folder 19 : 7

1979 November - December

Box : Folder 19 : 8

1980 January

Box : Folder 19 : 9

1980 February - March

Box : Folder 19 : 10

1980 April

Box : Folder 20 : 1

1980 May - July

Box : Folder 20 : 2

1980 August - October

Box : Folder 20 : 3

1980 November

Box : Folder 20 : 4

1980 December

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Box : Folder 20 : 5

1981 January - March

Box : Folder 20 : 6

1981 April - May

Box : Folder 20 : 7

1981 June

Box : Folder 20 : 8

1981 July - September

Box : Folder 20 : 9

1981 October - November

Box : Folder 20 : 10

1981 December

Box : Folder 21 : 1

1982 January

Box : Folder 21 : 2

1982 February - June

Box : Folder 21 : 3

1982 July - August

Box : Folder 21 : 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 : Folder 21 : 5

1982 October

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Box : Folder 21 : 6

1982 November

Box : Folder 21 : 7

1982 December

Box : Folder 21 : 8

1983 January - March

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Box : Folder 21 : 9

1983 April - June

Box : Folder 21 : 10

1983 July - December

Box : Folder 21 : 11

1984

Box : Folder 21 : 12

1987

Box : Folder 21 : 13-14

Undated

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Box : Folder 21 : 15

Drafts of De Man's outgoing correspondence undated

Box : Folder 21 : 23

Family correspondence 1976-1983

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Box : Folder 21 : 16

Student recommendations 1971-1977

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Box : Folder 21 : 17

Student recommendations 1978

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Box : Folder 21 : 18

Student recommendations 1979

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Box : Folder 21 : 19

Student recommendations 1980

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Box : Folder 21 : 20

Student recommendations 1981

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Box : Folder 21 : 21

Student recommendations 1982-1983

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Box : Folder 21 : 22

Student recommendations undated

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Series 7.  Topical files circa 1950-1983

Physical Description: 0.6 linear feet

Series Scope and Content Summary

This series contains miscellaneous professional, biographical, and research materials, and 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, and announcements.

Arrangement

Materials are arranged topically.
Box : Folder 17 : 1-8, 44-48

Professional material

Box : Folder 17 : 1

Official appointment to Yale University

Box : Folder 17 : 2

Guggenheim Fellowship materials

Box : Folder 17 : 3

Concilium on International and Area Studies, Faculty Research Grant materials

Box : Folder 17 : 4

American Academy of Arts and Letters, certificate

Box : Folder 17 : 5

Job descriptions for possible openings at UCI 1975 June

Box : Folder 17 : 6

Official leave of absence memo circa 1981-1982

Box : Folder 17 : 7

Syracuse project

Box : Folder 17 : 8

Publisher materials

Box : Folder 17 : 44-48

Reviews of manuscripts

Box : Folder 17 : 44

Vance, C. The extravagant shepherd

Box : Folder 17 : 45

Wheelock, Carter. The mythmaker

Box : Folder 17 : 46

Ziolkowski, Theodor. Disenchanted images

Box : Folder 17 : 47

Unidentified work

Box : Folder 17 : 48

Modern Language Association publications

Box : Folder 17 : 9-12

Biographical materials

Box : Folder 17 : 9-10

Curriculum vitae 1973-circa 1978

Box : Folder 17 : 11

Photographs

Box : Folder 17 : 11

Portrait circa 1950

Box : Folder 17 : 11

With family members circa 1950-1983

Box : Folder 17 : 12

List of potential homes

Box : Folder 17 : 13-34, 22 : 1 - 23 : 2

Texts by other authors

Box : Folder 17 : 13

Barthes, Roland

Box : Folder 17 : 14

De Campos, Haroldo

Box : Folder 17 : 15

Derrida, Jacques

Box : Folder 17 : 16

Domingo, Willis

Box : Folder 17 : 17

Grötzer, Peter

Box : Folder 17 : 18

Hölderlin, Friedrich

Box : Folder 17 : 19

Lautréamont, Comte de

Box : Folder 17 : 20

Nietzsche, Friedrich

Box : Folder 17 : 21

Rosenberg, Harold

Box : Folder 17 : 22-24

Schlegel, Friedrich

Box : Folder 17 : 25-34

Miscellaneous

Scope and Content 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 : Folder 18 : 1-5, 22 : 1-2

Books inscribed to De Man by Gérard Genette, Dean MacCannell, Barbara Johnson, Robert Martin Adams, Philippe Lejeune, and Jean-Pierre Richard

Box : Folder 17 : 35-43

Ephemera

Box : Folder 17 : 35

Prüfungsplan 1968

Box : Folder 17 : 36

Collage upon leaving Cornell circa 1970

Box : Folder 17 : 37

Chope Romande

Box : Folder 17 : 38

Fourth International Congress on the Enlightenment," program 1975

Box : Folder 17 : 39

Concept of irony, flyer 1977

Box : Folder 17 : 40

Starobinski visit to Yale, schedule 1978

Box : Folder 17 : 41

Yale French Department newsletter 1981

Box : Folder 17 : 42

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

Box : Folder 17 : 43

Whitney Humanities Center, brochure circa 1983-1984