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Phrase (October 2018)
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe - Author
Leslie Hill - Translator

The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.

Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe (1940–2007) is widely acknowledged in his native France and in the English-speaking world as one of the most important philosophers of his generation and an exceptionally rigorous reader of Heidegger, Hölderlin, Benjamin...(Read More)
Adorno's Poetics of Form
Adorno's Poetics of Form (June 2018)
Josh Robinson - Author

A critical study of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature.

Adorno’s Poetics of Form is the first book-length examination of the elusive deployment of the concept of form in Adorno’s writings on art and literature, and the first monograph to offer a comprehensive account of the relation of these writings to his broader philosophical project. It examines form within the constellati...(Read More)
The Essentialist Villain
The Essentialist Villain (May 2018)
On Leo Bersani
Mikko Tuhkanen - Author

The first book-length study of Bersani’s work, tracing the unfolding of his onto-ethics/aesthetics amidst numerous literary, artistic, and philosophical influences.

Since his first publications in the late 1950s, Leo Bersani’s work has influenced numerous scholarly fields, from studies of French modernism and realist fiction to psychoanalytic criticism and film theory. It has occasionally helped precipitate the emerg...(Read More)
Unmaking The Making of Americans
Unmaking The Making of Americans (January 2018)
Toward an Aesthetic Ontology
E. L. McCallum - Author

Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.

Arguing that Gertrude Stein’s monumental novel The Making of Americans models a radically aesthetic relation to the world, E. L. McCallum demonstrates how the novel teaches us to read differently, unmaking our habits of reading. Each of the chapters works thro...(Read More)
Think Like an Archipelago
Think Like an Archipelago (December 2017)
Paradox in the Work of Edouard Glissant
Michael Wiedorn - Author

A career-spanning assessment of Glissant’s work as a philosophical project.

With a career spanning more than fifty years as a writer, scholar, and public intellectual, Édouard Glissant produced an astonishingly wide range of work, including poems, novels, essays, pamphlets, and theater. In Think Like an Archipelago, Michael Wiedorn offers a fresh interpretation of Glissant’s work as a co...(Read More)
Witnessing beyond the Human
Witnessing beyond the Human (May 2017)
Addressing the Alterity of the Other in Post-coup Chile and Argentina
Kate Jenckes - Author

Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.

This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represen...(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)
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)
In His Voice
In His Voice (April 2016)
Maurice Blanchot's Affair with the Neuter
David Appelbaum - Author

A creative study of Maurice Blanchot’s theory of literary voice.

In His Voice considers the idea of the neuter in Maurice Blanchot’s work, and seeks to work out through an exercise of literary impersonation, or ventriloquism, how and why Blanchot relied on this form. Neither active nor passive, the neuter expresses a kind of third voice beyond the command of the author, one that speaks paradox...(Read More)
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