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Everything Worthy of Observation
Everything Worthy of Observation (July 2019)
The 1826 New York State Travel Journal of Alexander Stewart Scott
Paul G. Schneider Jr. - Editor

Offers a firsthand account into early-nineteenth-century New York State and Lower Canada during a time of enormous growth and change.

In the pre-dawn of August 2, 1826, Alexander Stewart Scott stepped aboard the steamboat Chambly in Quebec City, Canada. He was beginning a journey that not only took him across New York State but also ultimately changed his view of America and her people. A keen observer, the twenty-one-ye...(Read More)
 
 
Fight to Live, Live to Fight
Fight to Live, Live to Fight (July 2019)
Veteran Activism after War
Benjamin Schrader - Author

Examines US foreign and domestic policy through the narratives of post-9/11 US military veterans and the activism they are engaged in.

While veterans are often cast as a “problem” for society, Fight to Live, Live to Fight challenges this view by focusing on the progressive, positive, and productive activism that veterans engage in. Benjamin Schrader weaves his own experiences as a former member of the American ...(Read More)
 
 
In the Region of the Heart
In the Region of the Heart (July 2019)
A Collection of Written Fragments, 2018
Jack Cain - Author

An exploration of states of consciousness as well as journeys in the imaginal realm.

Most of these “fragments” were written by Jack Cain in group poetry sessions he was facilitating. The sessions were designed to be an exploration of the distinction between material arising from the subconscious mind as opposed to material arising from our ordinary consciousness. This direction came from G. I. Gurdjieff’s startling and...(Read More)
 
 
On the Good Life
On the Good Life (July 2019)
Thinking through the Intermediaries in Plato's Philebus
Cristina Ionescu - Author

Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.

Plato’s Philebus continues to fascinate us with its reflections on what it means to live a good life by aiming at the right combination of pleasure and knowledge. In this book, Cristina Ionescu argues that mediation is a central theme in the dialogue. Whether we talk about mediating ...(Read More)
 
 
Philosophy-Screens
Philosophy-Screens (July 2019)
From Cinema to the Digital Revolution
Mauro Carbone - Author
Marta Nijhuis - Translator

Draws from twentieth-century French thought on film and aesthetics to address the philosophical significance of the pervasiveness of screens in contemporary technological life as well as the mutation of philosophy that such a pervasiveness seems to require.

In The Flesh of Images, Mauro Carbone analyzed Merleau-Ponty’s interest in film and modern painting as it relates to his aesthetic theory and as it illuminates o...(Read More)
 
 
Possessed Voices
Possessed Voices (July 2019)
Aural Remains from Modernist Hebrew Theater
Ruthie Abeliovich - Author

Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.

Possessed Voices tells the intriguing story of a largely unknown collection of audio recordings, a valuable tool for understanding historical theater, which preserve performances of modernist interwar Hebrew plays. Seldom used in scholarship, Ruthie Abeliovich focuses on four recordings: a 1931 recording of <...(Read More)
 
 
Psychoanalysis and Repetition
Psychoanalysis and Repetition (July 2019)
Why Do We Keep Making the Same Mistakes?
Juan-David Nasio - Author
David Pettigrew - Translator

Addresses unconscious repetition, a concept that is crucial to an understanding of Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalysis.

In Psychoanalysis and Repetition, Juan-David Nasio, one of the leading contemporary Lacanian psychoanalysts in France, argues that unconscious repetition represents the core of psychoanalysis as well as no less than the fundamental constitution of the human being. Through repetition, the unconscious mem...(Read More)
 
 
The Imagination of Plants
The Imagination of Plants (July 2019)
A Book of Botanical Mythology
Matthew Hall - Author

Examines the role of plants in botanical mythology, from Aboriginal Australia to Zoroastrian Persia.

Plants have a remarkable mythology dating back thousands of years. From the ancient Greeks to contemporary Indigenous cultures, human beings have told colorful and enriching stories that have presented plants as sensitive, communicative, and intelligent. This book explores the myriad of plant tales from around the world and the g...(Read More)
 
 
The State of Race
The State of Race (July 2019)
Asian/American Fiction after World War II
Sze Wei Ang - Author

An innovative comparative study of the role racial stereotypes play in expressing state power under globalization.

Contemporary ideas about race are often assumed to be products of specific locales and histories, yet we find versions of the same ideas about race across countries and cultures. How can we account for this paradox? In The State of Race, Sze Wei Ang argues that globalization has led to new ways of using raci...(Read More)
 
 
philoSOPHIA - Biannual
philoSOPHIA - Biannual (June 2019)
A Journal of transContinental Feminism
Alyson Cole - Editor
Kyoo Lee - Editor
Emanuela Bianchi - Book Review editor

International peer-reviewed journal of transContinental feminist philosophy linked to critical, cultural, gender, literary, queer, race, social, political theories.
philoSOPHIA is an international, interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal of feminist philosophy, theory, and creativity. Established in 2008, and “transContinentalized” in 2018, the journal biannually publishes cutting-edge scholarship that extends the rich tradi...(Read More)
 
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