SPONTANEOUS ACTS OF SCHOLARLY COMBUSTION

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Cinema’s Doppelgängers

Forthcoming

Cinema’s Doppelgängers is a counterfactual history of the cinema – or, perhaps, a work of speculative fiction in the guise of a scholarly history of film and movie guide. That is, it’s a history of ...

Closer to Dust

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No one thinks straight. At least no one remembers straight. But ten years ago, things were different, weren’t they? Roland Barthes once wrote that color in a photograph is like make-up on a corpse. No one ...

Wound Building: Essays from Contemporary UK Poetry

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Wound Building is a volume of essays on contemporary UK political poetry, with a number of digressive interludes on related work from the US, China, and elsewhere. It is a kind of front-line report on ...

Broken Narrative: The Politics of Contemporary Art in Albania

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Broken Narrative is a mirror of complexity encompassing history, politics, and contemporary art, which revolves around the cornerstones of Armando Lulaj’s artistic practice. The core of the book is formed by and extended interview of ...

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