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

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FORTHCOMING Fall 2019

A Nuclear Refrain is a spatial fiction that critiques the policy of nuclear deterrence, the concept of Mutually Assured Destruction, and the UK’s decision to replace its Vanguard submarines, so-called Trident replacement. We challenge that decision via extending our geographical imaginations into the past, present, and future. Noting the more usual economic, moral, and strategic[…]

The Viscous: Slime, Stickiness, Fondling, Mixtures

FORTHCOMING Winter 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

FORTHCOMING Winter 2019

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[…]

Vital Reenchantments: Biophilia, Gaia, Cosmos, and the Affectively Ecological

Published: 01/16/2019

Read a Excerpt from Vital Reenchantments Here! Not all charms fly at the touch of cold philosophy. Vital Reenchantments examines so-called cold philosophy, or science, that does precisely the opposite — rather than mercilessly emptying out and unweaving, it operates as a philosophy that animates. More specifically, this book closely examines how a specific group of[…]

Covert Plants: Vegetal Consciousness and Agency in an Anthropocentric World

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Published: 09/11/2018

Covert Plants contributes to newly emerging discourses on the implications of vegetal life for the arts and culture. This stretches to changes in our perception of ‘nature’ and to the adapting roles of botany, evolutionary ecology, and environmental aesthetics in the humanities. Its editors and contributors seek various expressions of vegetal life rather than the[…]