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The Godfather and Sicily
The Godfather and Sicily (July 2021)
Power, Honor, Family, and Evil
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Offers a distinctive interpretation of The Godfather as a novel and film sequence.

In this interdisciplinary work, Raymond Angelo Belliotti presents an interpretation of The Godfather as, among other things, a commentary on the transformation of personal identity within the Sicilian and Italian immigrant experience. The book explores both the novel and the film sequen...(Read More)
 
 
The Seasons
The Seasons (July 2021)
Philosophical, Literary, and Environmental Perspectives
Luke Fischer - Editor
David Macauley - Editor

Pioneering essays that demonstrate the significance of the seasons for philosophy, environmental thought, anthropology, cultural studies, aesthetics, poetics, and literary criticism.

Although the seasons have been a perennial theme in literature and art, their significance for philosophy and environmental theory has remained largely unexplored. This pioneering book demonstrates the...(Read More)
 
 
Hegel on Tragedy and Comedy
Hegel on Tragedy and Comedy (May 2021)
New Essays
Mark Alznauer - Editor

Explores the full extent of Hegel’s interest in tragedy and comedy throughout his works and extends from more literary and dramatic issues to questions about the role these genres play in the history of society and religion.

No philosopher has treated the subject of tragedy and comedy in as original and searching a manner as G. W. F. Hegel. His concern with these genres runs throug...(Read More)
 
 
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher (April 2021)
Heraclitus and Hegel in the Whole-World
Alexandre Leupin - Author
Andrew Brown - Translator

Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.

One of the greatest writers of the late twentieth century, Édouard Glissant's body of work covers multiple genres and addresses many cogent contemporary problems, such as borders, multiculturalism, postcolonial and decolonial studies, and global humanities. Édouard ...(Read More)
 
 
More Than Our Pain
More Than Our Pain (April 2021)
Affect and Emotion in the Era of Black Lives Matter
Beth Hinderliter - Editor
Steve Peraza - Editor

Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.

Confronted by a crisis in black American leadership, state-sanctioned violence against black communities, and colorblind laws that trap black Americans in a racial caste system, Black Lives Matter activists and the arti...(Read More)
 
 
Open Borders
Open Borders (March 2021)
Encounters between Italian Philosophy and Continental Thought
Silvia Benso - Editor
Antonio Calcagno - Editor

Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.

In order to create a greater dialogue between new and emerging Italian philosophy and established continental traditions of thought, Silvia Benso and Antonio Calcagno bring together the work of well-known figures in Italian philoso...(Read More)
 
 
Identities in Flux
Identities in Flux (February 2021)
Race, Migration, and Citizenship in Brazil
Niyi Afolabi - Author

Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.

Drawing on historical and cultural approaches to race relations, Identities in Flux examines iconic Afro-Brazilian figures and theorizes how they have been appropriated to either support or contest a utopian vision of multiculturalism. Zumbi dos Palmares, the leader of a runaway s...(Read More)
 
 
Michael Gold
Michael Gold (December 2020)
The People's Writer
Patrick Chura - Author

An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.

Jewish American Communist writer and cultural figure Michael Gold (1893–1967) was a key progressive author of his generation, yet today his work is too often forgotten. A novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, journalist, and editor, Gold was the leading advocate of leftist, proletarian...(Read More)
 
 
The Blossom Which We Are
The Blossom Which We Are (November 2020)
The Novel and the Transience of Cultural Worlds
Nir Evron - Author

Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.

The Blossom Which We Are traces the emergence of a distinctly modern form of human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile and time-bound cultural frameworks t...(Read More)
 
 
The Immortals
The Immortals (November 2020)
Makenzy Orcel - Author
Nathan H. Dize - Translator

Translation of the award-winning debut novel by Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel about the lives of prostitutes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, amid the 2010 earthquake.

The Immortals is set in an infamous neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, on Grand-Rue, where many women, young and old, trade in flesh, sex, and desire. We learn, in glimpses and fragments, about the lives of women who fal...(Read More)
 
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