Atlas of Petromodernity

FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

The Atlas of Petromodernity is many things in one: historical and geographical non-fiction, cultural theory essay, and picture book. In forty-four short essays, inspired by an equal amount of pictorial findings, it develops a technical, geographical, political, and speculative panorama of the declining era of petroleum modernity. We stroll through Baku, Rotterdam, and Louisiana, into[…]

Xenoflesh: Vegan Poetics and Capitalocene Meat

FORTHCOMING Fall 2024

Xenoflesh: Vegan Poetics and Capitalocene Meat considers the representation of flesh and meat in an eclectic range of literary texts, artworks, and films produced incipient to and across capitalocene modernity, from Hesiod’s Theogony and Rembrandt’s The Slaughtered Ox to Tobe Hooper’s The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Olga Tokarczuk’s Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead. Moving between art, film, and literary texts,[…]

Flowers for Marx

FORTHCOMING Summer 2024

Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower.  ~ Karl Marx Since the spectacular collapse of the political aspirations of Bernie Sanders in the US[…]

Signs of the Great Refusal: The Coming Struggle for a Postwork Society

Published: 12/07/2023

In recent years, developed countries have seen the rise of discussions concerning “the problem with work today.” Since this literature tends to reflect the frustrations of the professional–managerial class (as well as other workers in globalized services industries in the digital age), it is often at a significant distance from the concerns of the organized[…]

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[…]

Fascism, Vulnerability, and the Escape from Freedom: Readings to Repair Democracy

Published: 11/11/2022

A worldwide struggle between democracy and authoritarianism set against a backdrop of global surveillance capitalism is unmistakable. Examples range from Myanmar, China, and the Philippines to Hungary, Turkey, Russia, and the United States. Fascism, Vulnerability, and the Escape from Freedom offers a multidisciplinary analysis drawing on psychology and literature to provide readers with a deeper[…]