“FOLLOW THE PERSON”: Archival Encounters

FORTHCOMING Fall 2024

Poet, novelist, translator, scholar and critical essayist extraordinaire, Ammiel Alcalay’s intrepid work has always moved across geographic, chronological, political, and linguistic borders. “FOLLOW THE PERSON”: Archival Encounters, gathers a dizzying array of texts by Alcalay written over the past fifteen years, all of them having something to do with archival materials. In Alcalay’s case, however,[…]

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.[…]

Historiographies of Game Studies: What It Has Been, What It Could Be

FORTHCOMING Summer 2024

Historiographies of Game Studies offers a first-of-its-kind reflection on how game studies as an academic field has been shaped and sustained. Today, game studies is a thriving field with many dedicated national and international conferences, journals, professional societies, and a strong presence at conferences in disciplines like computer science, communication, media studies, theater, visual arts,[…]

Widening Scripts: Cultivating Feminist Care in Academic Labor

Published: 10/19/2023

Widening Scripts: Cultivating Feminist Care in Academic Labor is addressed to scholars, educators, and students devoted to the struggle against precarity, atomization, and the commodification of knowledge. Through shared reading, discussion, and reflection, and gathered around a shared interest in feminist theory and politics, the authors discovered a model of care within academia that helped[…]

The Ruins of Solitude

FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

While we conventionally define solitude as the absence of relation, The Ruins of Solitude takes up solitude as a rubric of legible subjectivity that regulates what it means to interact with and make meaning within a material world. Working to imagine an alternative to solitude, the book considers how this mode of embodiment intersects with[…]

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[…]

Burning Diagrams in Anthropology: An Inverse Museum

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2024

Burning Diagrams in Anthropology examines the use of diagrams in anthropology to re-imagine how we think about, and challenge, intellectual histories. Highlighting the impossibility of escaping what different disciplines and institutions deem to be “past,” the author combines critical analysis of selected diagrams with an expansive, exploratory re-immersion in their aesthetic, ethical, and political potential.[…]

The Art of Compilation: Manuscripts and Networks in the Early Medieval Latin West

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2024

Expanding on the themes raised at the N&N-PoKS workshop in October 2018 and conference in May 2019 at University College Dublin, this volume interrogates the medieval manuscript book as a dynamic, constantly changing object, entangled in intellectual and cultural networks, constructed and deconstructed by different people, and transmuting in both form and meaning over time.[…]