Aural History

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2019

Aural History is an anti-memoir memoir of encountering devastating grief that uses experimental storytelling to recreate the winding, fractured path of loss and transformation. Written by a thirty-something psychotherapist and queer theorist, Aural History is structured as a sequence of three sections that each use different narrative styles to represent a distinctive stage in the[…]

Making a Laboratory: Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

Making a Laboratory defines a new audiovisual embodied research method that short-circuits experimental practice and video recording to generate new kinds of data and documents. Overturning conventional hierarchies of knowledge, “Dynamic Configurations with Transversal Video” (DCTV) grounds both discursive and audiovisual knowledges within the space of embodied practice. In this concise book, nonbinary practitioner-researcher Ben[…]

Critique of Fantasy, Vol. 3: The Block of Fame

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2020

In The Block of Fame, Edmund Bergler, like the thirteenth fairy in the “Sleeping Beauty,“ uninvited because there wasn’t an extra place setting, crashes the psychoanalytic poetics of daydreaming with a curse. He charges that the overview, according to which art making rarefies daydreaming and delivers omnipotence, overlooks the underlying defense contract. We are hooked[…]

Critique of Fantasy, Vol. 2: The Contest between B-Genres

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2020

In The Contest between B-Genres, the “Space Trilogy” by J.R.R. Tolkien’s friend and colleague C.S. Lewis and the roster of American science fictions that Gotthard Günther selected and glossed for the German readership in 1952 demarcate the ring in which the contestants face off. In carrying out in fiction the joust that Tolkien proclaimed in[…]

A Nuclear Refrain: Emotion, Empire, and the Democratic Potential of Protest

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2019

A Nuclear Refrain is a spatial fiction that critiques the policy of nuclear deterrence, the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, and the UK’s decision to replace its Vanguard submarines, so-called Trident replacement. We challenge that decision via extending our geographical imaginations into the past, present, and future. Noting the more usual economic, moral, and strategic[…]

Beowulf by All

FORTHCOMING Winter 2020

Beowulf by All began in a few years ago as an idea to bring together a large group of contributors to create a polyvocal translation of the eleventh-century poem, Beowulf. The uniquely surviving epic poem is contained in London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius A. xv, and it is still one of the most widely studied[…]

Skirmishes: With Friends, Enemies, and Neutrals

FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

In 2002, Graham Harman made his philosophical debut with Tool-Being: Heidegger and the Metaphysics of Objects. This book established Harman as a leading advocate of realism and a spirited proponent of a speculative style of philosophy long foreclosed by the biases of mainstream continental thought. Nearly two decades later, his ideas have spread throughout the[…]

The Great Awakening: New Modes of Life amidst Capitalist Ruins

FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

As we enter a time of climate catastrophe, worsening inequality, and collapsing market/state systems, can human societies transcend the old, dysfunctional paradigms and build the world anew? There are many signs of hope. In The Great Awakening, twelve cutting-edge activists, scholars, and change-makers probe the deep roots of our current predicament while reflecting on the[…]