Nairobi Becoming: Security, Uncertainty, Contingency

Published: 02/09/2024

Echoing the edgy, disjunctive, ever-emergent city of Nairobi that it explores, Nairobi Becoming: Security, Uncertainty, Contingency strives to be several things-in-the-making. It is a historically and anthropologically minded examination of a shifting cityscape, an experimental, collaborative exercise in curated juxtaposition and assemblage, and an interdisciplinary, subjunctive urban ethnography. It brings together curated interventions by twenty-seven[…]

Imagining What We Don’t Know: Creative Theory and Critical Bodies

FORTHCOMING Summer 2024

Taking up perception, ecology, community, lingual value, and quantum life, Imagining What We Don’t Know: Creative Theory and Critical Bodies comprises twenty-four essays and theory poems that blend provocative neologisms – wild dialectics, distributed centrality, soft text, and more – with readings of visionary philosophers and UK, Caribbean, US, Australasian, and Oceania art and writing.[…]

Mourning the Ends: Collaborative Writing and Performance

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

Mourning the Ends: Collaborative Writing and Performance is an opening, a beginning, an attempt to rethink how we can be, think, and work together. This book explores new methodologies of collaborative scholarship for the arts and humanities within the context of the various ecological, medical, military, and epistemic ends facing the world. The authors of[…]

Redacted: Writing in the Negative Space of the State

FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

When it comes to the political, acts of redaction, erasure, and blacking out sit in awkward tension with the myth of transparent governance, borderless access, and frictionless communication. But should there be more than this brute juxtaposition of truth and secrecy? Redacted: Writing in the Negative Space of the State brings together essays, poems, artwork,[…]

One Thing Follows Another: Experiments in Dance, Art, and Life through the Lens of Simone Forti and Yvonne Rainer

FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

In One Thing Follows Another, boundary-crossing collection of ten poetic/experimental essays, Witte and Rosenthal explore the work of dancer-choreographers Yvonne Rainer and Simone Forti, both at various inflection points throughout their careers and in this particular moment. Through a combination of chance operations and intentional artistic choices that push the authors to unexpected places—including the[…]

Works for Works, Book 2: “No Rights”

FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

Works for Works, Book 2: “No Rights” privileges works-based agency (praxis) in literary-artistic scholarship. The principal focus of the Franciscan-inspired embrace of a “no rights” status for works of literary-artistic scholarship is toward freeing both author and works from forms of technocratic determinism and neo-utilitarianism associated with regimes of intellectual property rights law and platform[…]