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[…]

Book of Anonymity

FORTHCOMING Winter 2020

Digital technologies challenge what anonymity means, how it might be achieved and why it matters. Current and future media, information, identification and surveillance technologies and dictums of transparency are transforming how anonymity is being done and undone. The Book of Anonymity brings together contributions by social anthropologists, sociologists, media scholars, art historians and artists. It[…]

The Book / Or / The Woods

FORTHCOMING Summer 2020

Here is The Book / Or / The Woods, an epic song cycle that devours itself on repeat, taking cover in its own flames. We think epic in the sense of bpNichol writing Martyrology, Jabès with his books of books, Rosmarie Waldrop’s Curves to the Apple, Keith Waldrop’s Transcendental Studies, Harryette Mullen’s Recyclopedia, Craig Santos[…]

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[…]