Desire/Love (2nd edn.)

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

“There is nothing more alienating than having your pleasures disputed by someone with a theory,” writes Lauren Berlant. Yet the ways in which we live sexuality and intimacy have been profoundly shaped by theories — especially psychoanalytic ones, which have helped to place sexuality and desire at the center of the modern story about what[…]

Alternative Histories of the Digital Humanities

FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

In Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History, Michel-Rolph Trouillot writes that by examining the process of history we can “discover the differential exercise of power that makes some narratives possible and silences others.” Alternative Histories of the Digital Humanities examines the process of history in the narrative of the digital humanities and[…]

Urban Interactions: Communication and Competition in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2020

This volume is dedicated to eliciting the interactions between localities across late antique and early medieval Europe and the wider Mediterranean. Significant research has been done in recent years to explore how late “Roman” and post-“Roman” cities, towns and other localities communicated vis-à-vis larger structural phenomena, such as provinces, empires, kingdoms, institutions and so on.[…]

The Map and the Territory

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

“I didn’t even know that was a question I could ask.” That remark from a student in an introductory philosophy course points to the primary body of knowledge philosophy produces: a detailed record of what we do not know. When we come to view a philosophical question as well-formed and worthwhile, it is a way[…]

Dire Pessimism

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

Dire Pessimism conceives of pessimism within a modern political/historical context. Indeed, its thesis is that the experience of pessimism has replaced the experience of lived history, which is historically necessary at this time but ought not coagulate into dogma. In between, Wall looks at a range of ways in which pessimism influences morality, theory, philosophy,[…]

The Anguished and the Enchanted: “The Little Prince,” Revisited

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

The Anguished and the Enchanted is a radical, new translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Featuring a substantial Translator’s Preface, M.H. Bowker develops a psychoanalytic lens through which to regard Saint-Exupéry’s classic work, offering a more nuanced and less “fable-esque” text than any translation and interpretation to date. On Bowker’s reading, dark and[…]

The Unnaming of Aliass

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2020

The Unnaming of Aliass performs a paradoxical quest for wildly “untold” stories in the company of one special donkey companion, a femammal of the species Equus asinus and, significantly, a registered “American Spotted Ass.” Beast of burden that she is, this inscrutable companion helped carry a ridiculous load of human longings and quandaries into a[…]