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Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries
Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries (January 2017)
A Mind's Odyssey
Joseph Natoli - Author

A story of self, braided to a story of American culture.

Uniting personal history with cultural history, Dark Affinities, Dark Imaginaries tells a story of a mind, a time, and a culture. The vehicle or medium of this excursion is an overview and sampling of the author’s work, and what is revealed are cautionary tales of a once-aspiring egalitarian democracy confronted with plutocracy’s gentrif...(Read More)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase (January 2017)
Infancy, Survival
Christopher Fynsk - Author

First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe’s Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.

This book presents an interpretation of a volume of poetry and theoretical reflections (Phrase) by the late Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, who is widely known as one of the major contributors to thinking about the relation between philosophy and literature in...(Read More)
Oscillations of Literary Theory
Oscillations of Literary Theory (December 2016)
The Paranoid Imperative and Queer Reparative
A. C. Facundo - Author

Revises key psychoanalytic concepts that influence interpretive practices in the humanities and formulates a new approach to reading fiction.

Oscillations of Literary Theory offers a new psychoanalytic approach to reading literature queerly, one that implicates queer theory without depending on explicit representations of sex or queer identities. By focusing on desire and identifications, A. C. Facundo a...(Read More)
Radical Poetry
Radical Poetry (November 2016)
Aesthetics, Politics, Technology, and the Ibero-American Avant-Gardes, 1900-2015
Eduardo Ledesma - Author

Engages in a critical reanalysis of historical Ibero-American experimental poetry in order to demonstrate how the contemporary digital vanguard owes much to this tradition.
With a broad geographic and linguistic sweep covering more than one hundred years of poetry, this book investigates the relationships between and among technology, aesthetics, and politics in Ibero-American experimental poetry. Eduardo Ledesma analyzes visual...(Read More)
Rhetorical Healing
Rhetorical Healing (November 2016)
The Reeducation of Contemporary Black Womanhood
Tamika L. Carey - Author

Reveals the rhetorical strategies African American writers have used to promote Black women’s recovery and wellness through educational and entertainment genres and the conservative gender politics that are distributed when these efforts are sold for public consumption.

Since the Black women’s literary renaissance ended nearly three decades ago, a profitable and expansive market of self-help books, ...(Read More)
Romantic Mediations
Romantic Mediations (November 2016)
Media Theory and British Romanticism
Andrew Burkett - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Social Sciences category

Investigates the ways in which new technologies and theories of photography, phonography, moving images, and digital media engage with a diverse set of texts by British Romantic writers.

Romantic Mediations investigates the connections among British Romantic writers, their texts, and the history of maj...(Read More)
Freedom from the Free Will
Freedom from the Free Will (September 2016)
On Kafka's Laughter
Dimitris Vardoulakis - Author

Brings Kafka’s fiction into conversation with philosophy and political theory.
Many of Kafka’s narratives place their heroes in situations of confinement. Gregor Samsa is locked in his room in the Metamorphosis, and the land surveyor in The Castle is stuck in the village unable either to leave or to gain access to the castle. Dimitris Vardoulakis argues that Kafka constructs these plots of confinement in...(Read More)
Literature and
Literature and "Interregnum" (August 2016)
Globalization, War, and the Crisis of Sovereignty in Latin America
Patrick Dove - Author

Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.

Literature and “Interregnum” examines the unraveling of the political forms of modernity through readings of end-of-millennium literary texts by César Aira, Marcelo Cohen, Sergio Chejfec, Diamela Eltit, and Roberto Bolaño. The opening of national spaces to the global capitalist...(Read More)
Borges, the Jew
Borges, the Jew (July 2016)
Ilan Stavans - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Religion category
Explores Borges’s infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
In this volume, award-winning cultural critic and controversial public intellectual Ilan Stavans focuses his attention on Jorge Luis Borges’s fascination with Jewish culture. Despite not being Jewish himself, Borges wrote essays, poems, and sto...(Read More)
Malady and Genius
Malady and Genius (July 2016)
Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature
Benigno Trigo - Author

Analyzes the theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature through psychoanalytic theory.

Malady and Genius examines the recurring theme of self-sacrifice in Puerto Rican literature during the second half of the twentieth and the beginning of the twenty-first centuries. Interpreting these scenes through the works of Frantz Fanon, Kelly Oliver, and Julia Kristeva, Benigno Trigo focuses on the context o...(Read More)
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