Love Don’t Need a Reason: The Life & Music of Michael Callen

FORTHCOMING Summer 2020

April 25, 1993, Washington, D.C. From a stage erected in front of the US Capitol, Michael Callen surveyed the throng: an estimated one million people stretched across the National Mall in the largest public demonstration of queer political solidarity in history. “What a sight,” he told the crowd, his earnest Midwestern twang reverberating through loudspeakers.[…]

Down to Earth

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

Can one have something in common with a lava field? Can one identify with a mountain, or connect with a contemporary event in the history of the earth, in the way that some people feel connected together by birthday, genetic fingerprint, or zodiac sign? In the terms of the Christian burial ceremony, what is this[…]

Animal Emotions: How They Drive Human Behavior

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2020

Animal Emotions: How They Drive Human Behavior gives a concise overview about ancient mammalian emotions deeply rooted in the human brain. Jaak Panksepp, a world-renowned neuroscientist from the USA, dedicated his life career to the study of mammalian emotions and carved out seven distinct emotional systems he called seeking, lust, care, play (positive emotions) and[…]

Testing Knowledge: Toward an Ecology of Diagnosis, Preceded by the Dingdingdong Manifesto

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

This volume presents the collective adventure of Dingdingdong, the Institute for the Co-production of Knowledge about Huntington’s Disease, founded in 2012 between Paris and Brussels. Katrin Solhdju’s Testing Knowledge: Toward an Ecology of Diagnosis pursues the question of taming the violence of the new species of medical foreknowledge represented by genetic testing. Adopting historical and[…]

ρan-ρan

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

With the peristaltic gurglings of this gastēr-investigative procedural – a soooo welcomed addition to the ballooning corpus of slot-versatile bad eggs The Confraternity of Neoflagellants (CoN) – [users] and #influencers everywhere will be belly-joyed to hold hands with neomedieval mutter-matter that literally sticks and branches, available from punctum in both frictionless and grip-gettable boke-shaped formats.[…]

Obiter Dicta

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

Stitched together over five years of journaling, Obiter Dicta is a commonplace book of freewheeling explorations representing the transcription of a dozen notebooks, since painstakingly reimagined for publication. Organized after Theodor Adorno’s Minima Moralia, this unschooled exercise in aesthetic thought—gleefully dilettantish, oftentimes dangerously close to the epigrammatic—interrogates an array of subject matter (although inescapably circling[…]

Disturbing Times: Medieval Pasts, Reimagined Futures

FORTHCOMING Spring 2020

From Kehinde Wiley to W.E.B. DuBois, from Nubia to Cuba, from Willie Doherty’s terror in ancient landscapes to the violence of institutional Neo-Gothic, from Reagan’s AIDS policies to Beowulf fanfiction, this richly illustrated volume brings together art historians and literature scholars to articulate a more inclusive, intersectional medieval studies. It will be of interest to[…]

The Goths & Other Stories

FORTHCOMING Summer 2020

In the winter of 476 A.D. the Ostrogoths, hungry and exhausted from wandering for months along the barren confines of the Byzantine Empire, wrote to Emperor Zeno in Constantinople requesting permission to enter the walled city of Epidaurum and just kinda crash and charge their phones. Closer to home, Orpheus walks Eurydice through a suburban[…]