A Credible Utopia: Essays on Selected Films of Werner Schroeter

FORTHCOMING Summer 2022

A Credible Utopia: Essays on Selected Films of Werner Schroeter offers a unique and personal insight into Schroeter’s cinematic universe. Many of the films discussed in this book are those upon which Schroeter’s worldwide reputation rests. Der Bomberpilot is an absurdist comedy, The Death of Maria Malibran is a film about ecstatic redemption in death,[…]

Social and Intellectual Networking in the Early Middle Ages

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

Social and Intellectual Networking in the Early Middle Ages seeks to expand our understanding of early medieval connectivity by interrogating social and intellectual collaborations, competitions and communications among persons, places, things and ideas in the European and Mediterranean West during the second half of the first millennium AD. In so doing, its contributors explore the[…]

Speaking for the Social: A Catalogue of Methods

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

What does it mean to “speak for the social” in projects of technical and infrastructural change? This is the problem that the contributors to Speaking for the Social: A Catalogue of Methods set out to explore through a series of creative interventions that reimagine the role for qualitative social science in understanding and shaping design[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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)[…]

Works for Works, Book 1: Useless Beauty

FORTHCOMING Winter 2022

Works for Works, Book 1: Useless Beauty tackles “legacy” issues of intellectual property rights (IPR) in artistic scholarship and proposes a category or class of works that has no relation to IPR or to proprietary regimes of copyright and academic privilege. Effectively a structuralist argument for establishing new forms of artistic scholarship that operate in[…]