The Angels Won’t Help You

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2022

The Angels Won’t Help You is a book about the uniqueness and primacy of help, particularly in relation to care, love, and caritas. It relies heavily on psychoanalytic and philosophical accounts of help and care and finds that help requires the establishment of a real relationship between persons, where help is given and received in[…]

Broken Theory

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2022

Broken Theory examines the somatic foundations of philosophical theory and theorizing, discussing their relationships to the writer and body, and to the phenomenology of failure and fragility of philosophy’s production. Writing remains writing, undercuts and corrects itself, is always superseded, always produced within an untoward and bespoke silo – not as an inconceivable last word,[…]

Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices

FORTHCOMING Fall 2021

Multispecies Storytelling in Intermedial Practices is a speculative endeavor asking how we may represent, relay and read worlds differently by seeing other species as protagonists in their own rights. What other stories are to be invented and told from within those many-tongued chatters of multispecies collectives? Could such stories teach us how to become human[…]

Letters on the Autonomy Project

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

In the face of rising authoritarianism and on the heels of urgent struggle, autonomy calls to us. How might we excavate the theory and history of autonomous politics to arrive at new possibilities for radical democracy and the radical imaginary? How can we rethink the ways in which artistic autonomy is theorized and practiced beyond[…]

Chaucer’s Comic Providence

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

Chaucer’s Comic Providence presents readings of five of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales that dramatize sexual division and the lack of rapport between the sexes. These readings are founded on the psychoanalytic thinking of Jacques Lacan in his rereading of Freud and are motivated by Thormann’s conviction that Chaucer understood what psychoanalysis would come to study as[…]

The Romanian Sentiment of Being

FORTHCOMING Winter 2022

The link between language and thought formed a major new exploration of twentieth-century philosophy. Languages nuance our ideas and perceptions. Though from various angles, Heidegger, Derrida, Wittgenstein forged new ways of understanding the relationship between our views of the external world and our culturally and linguistically pre-determined modes of expression. Another giant in this field[…]

Pitch and Revelation: Reconfigurations of Reading, Poetry, and Philosophy through the Work of Jay Wright

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

Pitch and Revelation exhibits the joy of reading the poetry, prose, and dramatic literature of the American poet Jay Wright (1934–). “Joy” carries philosophical weight here, as it did for Spinoza who understood joy as that affect necessary for the construction of intellectual love of God. Since “God” for Spinoza, as Eliza Ritchie (among others)[…]