From Kanye to Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2023

From Kanye to Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love, which begins with a foreword by Tommy J. Curry, can be described as a theoretical biography of Ye. I particularly focus on the 5-year period from 2016 to 2021 (The Shaky-Ass Years) in an effort to think psychoanalytically about his complex subjectivity, his struggle with manic-depression,[…]

Resistant Form: Aristophanes and the Comedy of Crisis

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2023

Can attending to poetic form help us imagine a radical politics and bridge the gap between pressing contemporary political concerns and an ancient literature that often seems steeped in dynamics of oppression? The corpus of the fifth-century Athenian playwright Aristophanes includes some of the funniest yet most disturbing comedies of Western literature. His work’s anarchic[…]

The(y)ology: Mythopoetics for Queer/Trans Liberation

FORTHCOMING Winter 2023

Every body contains multitudes, but no body is immune to the ideology of oneness: one true self, one sexuality, one gender, one vision of the world, one true God. For many who identify (or who have been named by others) as transgender, queer, and nonbinary, the refusal to fit within the illusion of one set[…]

Queer Communal Kinship Now!

FORTHCOMING Fall 2022

Queer Communal Kinship is a long overdue replacement for the naturalized model of the modern western family; a post-capitalist regime of social reproduction, aiming for redistributive justice through the politics of pleasure; a timely proposal for the demise of possessive and accumulative ideology, and the upsurge of a counter-imaginary; a manifesto for the collectivization of[…]

Living with Monsters: Ethnographic Fiction about Real Monsters

FORTHCOMING Fall 2022

For every generic type of monster—ghost, demon, vampire, dragon—there are countless locally specific manifestations, with their own names, traits, and appearances. Such monsters populate all corners of the globe haunting their humans wherever they live. Living with Monsters is a collection of fourteen short pieces of ethnographic fiction (and a more academically inclined introduction and[…]

Turkish Voices

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2022

Turkish Voices, written during 1989/90, is initially based on the Second New Turkish poet Cemal Süreya’s first book of poetry, Uvercinka (Pigeon English), which he wrote during the 1950s, in his twenties. In this book, absolutely stunning erotic passages of uncanny psychological insight, where a nexus between pleasure and power is revealed through the lyric[…]

Fascism, Vulnerability, and the Escape from Freedom: Readings to Repair Democracy

FORTHCOMING Fall 2022

A worldwide struggle between democracy and authoritarianism set against a backdrop of global surveillance capitalism is unmistakable. Examples range from Myanmar, China, and the Philippines to Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and the United States. Fascism, Vulnerability, and the Escape from Freedom offers a multidisciplinary analysis drawing on psychology and literature to provide readers with a deeper[…]

Ontohackers: Radical Movement Philosophy in the Age of Algorithms

FORTHCOMING Fall 2022

Ontohackers redefines what movement, worlds, and bodies are through the sense of proprioception reconceptualized as formless fluctuation field, a movement matrix that is itself also thought, and which underlies all life forms and fields including the inorganic. Our worlds are made of endless such entangled fields n-folding in never ending variation or enferance. The current[…]