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[…]

A Nuclear Refrain: Emotion, Empire, and the Democratic Potential of Protest

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Published: 12/19/2019

A Nuclear Refrain is a spatial fiction, and miniature chapbook (measuring 4 X 6 inches), that critiques the policy of nuclear deterrence, the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, and the UK’s decision to replace its Vanguard submarines, the so-called Trident replacement. We challenge that decision via extending our geographical imaginations into the past, present, and[…]

The Viscous: Slime, Stickiness, Fondling, Mixtures

Published: 05/21/2020

Slime, goo, gunge, gloop, gels, sols, globules, jellies, emulsions, greases, soaps, syrups, glues, lubricants, liquid crystals, moulds, plasmas, and protoplasms – the viscous is not one thing, but rather a quality of resistance and flow, of stickiness and slipperiness. It is a state of matter that oozes into the gaps of our everyday existence, across[…]

Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon

Published: 02/07/2020

The idea of the Anthropocene often generates an overwhelming sense of abjection or apathy. It occupies the imagination as a set of circumstances that counterpose individual human actors against ungraspable scales and impossible odds. There is much at stake in how we understand the implications of this planetary imagination, and how to plot paths from[…]

Shadowing the Anthropocene: Eco-Realism for Turbulent Times

Published: 10/09/2018

Read an Excerpt from Shadowing the Anthropocene Here! A spectre is haunting humanity: the spectre of a reality that will outwit and, in the end, bury us. “The Anthropocene,” or The Human Era, is an attempt to name our geological fate – that we will one day disappear into the layer-cake of Earth’s geology –[…]

The Wind ~ An Unruly Living

Published: 12/14/2018

Read an Excerpt from The Wind ~ An Unruly Living Here! Barely moving a solid thesis, the creative essay is atmospheric. Yet the wind, although it slips through fingers, grasps at them, a fluid hand on our hands. A process begun in Pisa, Italy in April of 2016 during a workshop on political theory in[…]