Cinema’s Doppelgängers

FORTHCOMING Winter 2021

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 the movies written from an alternative unfolding of historical time – a world in which neither the Bolsheviks nor the[…]

Closer to Dust

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2021

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 is fooled. In anarchic denial of convenient truths, a young international couple meet and marry on a small Mediterranean[…]

Wound Building: Essays from Contemporary UK Poetry

FORTHCOMING Spring 2021

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 the rapid development of this poetry in the period between 2015 and 2020, with a particular focus on the changing[…]

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies 7

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

Dotawo: A Journal of Nubian Studies offers a platform in which the old meets the new, in which archaeological, papyrological, and philological research into Meroitic, Old Nubian, Coptic, Greek, and Arabic sources confront current investigations in modern anthropology and ethnography, Nilo-Saharan linguistics, and the critical and theoretical approaches of postcolonial and African studies. Dotawo gives[…]

Trickbox of Memory: Essays on Power and Disorderly Pasts

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

Reach into this trickbox of memory and rummage around: you may find a tiny spaceship, or perhaps a signpost, a parade, a raised fist, an entire museum. The essays in Trickbox of Memory: Essays on Power and Disorderly Pasts draw on literary criticism, post-qualitative inquiry, new materialism, and political activism to dismember and reanimate the[…]

Siting Futurity: The “Feel Good” Tactical Radicalism of Contemporary Culture in and around Vienna

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

Siting Futurity: The “Feel Good” Tactical Radicalism of Contemporary Culture in and around Vienna shows how cultural practitioners in and around Vienna draw on their historical knowledge of locality to create rousing productions designed to get audiences to inform themselves about useful aspects of history, to get them to engage their presents, and help make[…]