Welcome to ATTENTION


Attention feeds on light, hence it illuminates.

Welcome to the first issue of ATTENTION. We invite you to read about us and to explore the vast array of free resources available on this site under the various topical tabs. This issue contains:

The next issue is slated to appear in August. Some of the contributors slated for that issue and future ones include, among others: Jacques Cabaud, E. Jane Doering, Simona Giurgea, Kathryn Lawson, J.P. Little, David McLellan, Eric Springsted, and Stephanie Strickland. 

A Sketch for a Portrait 

© 2021: Ronald Collins & Malachi George

The above alcohol base-marker portrait was done, upon request, by Malachi George, a 14-year-old artist. Thanks to his mother and “agent,” Gwen George, for helping to make this project possible. I hope to be able to showcase more of Malachi’s works in future posts.     

New or Forthcoming 

Forthcoming Book

  • Rebecca Rozelle-Stone, Simone Weil: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford University Press, 2022)

Forthcoming Translations

Two new English translations of The Need for Roots are forthcoming:

  • Tess Lewis trans. (New York Review of Books imprint)

New Books

New Articles, Reviews & Interviews

  • Anna Rowlands, “Reading Simone Weil in East London: Destitution, Decreation and the History of Force,” in Karen Kilby & Rachel Davies, eds., Suffering and the Christian Life (T&T Clark, June 2021, paperback), pp. 113-132.

Recent Zoom Events

Forthcoming Resource Additions

We will soon be adding a geography section. The geography section will be an original and detailed geographical representation of Weil’s life and writings–where she was and when.

To be notified when the geography section goes live (as well as when the next edition of ATTENTION is published), simply subscribe for updates: it’s free, you’ll receive no more than one email a month, and your email will not be shared with anyone.

By way of words of thanks

Constructing the technological structure of this site took an enormous amount of work, planning, and resolve — the kind that comes with a real and informed dedication to one’s work. In that regard Sam Shelton deserves both recognition and thanks for his genuine commitment to this project. By the same measure, his partner, Jeff Fabian, also deserves a shout out for his generosity, which is likewise much appreciated. Finally, thanks also to their colleagues at KINETIK

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