Hephaestus Reloaded – Efesto Reloaded

FORTHCOMING Summer 2018

This bilingual (English/Italian) publication, whose five authors are from Greece, Italy, and the US, invokes as its first inspiration the myth of Hephaestus who embodied a twofold entity: both handicapped and technically capable. The myth of Hephaestus has been passed across the centuries as an ancient metaphor signifying the idea of becoming-world, in which any[…]

Pray for Brother Alexander

FORTHCOMING Winter 2017/2018

Constantin Noica’s (1909–1987) Pray for Brother Alexander is a meditation on responsibility, freedom, and forgiveness. On the surface, the book describes events and people from Noica’s life during his time in a political communist prison in Romania. However, the volume is not a historical account only, but rather an honest introspection into how a human[…]

’Pataphilology: An Irreader

FORTHCOMING Spring 2018

  1883. Jean-Pierre Brisset realizes that a close phonological analysis of spoken words will demonstrate that the French language, and therefore the human species, was evolved from frogs. 1896. Consulted as an expert in linguistics and comparative philology, Ferdinand de Saussure reports that the passages of Martian Language transcribed during the “sonambulistic glossolalias” of one[…]

Trouble Songs: A Musicological Poetics

FORTHCOMING Winter 2017/2018

Trouble Songs is a hybrid serial work that tracks the appearance of the word “trouble” in 20th- and 21st-century American music. It reads (and sings) songs and poems, with reference to cultural events ranging from the death of a pop singer to the growth of popular resistance movements. The trouble singer invokes the word “trouble” in[…]

Rhetorical Agency

Published: 11/01/2017

In recent accounts of rhetoric’s storied productivity, commentators have implied, along systematically Kantian lines, albeit with the occasional protestation, that agency must be coextensive with subjectivity. But is that all there is (to 2,500 years’ worth of hypothesizing about the ways in which communication might promote social change)? Les Belikian’s answer, drawing not only on[…]

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Published: 10/05/2017

Read Tina Žigon’s Introduction Here! There have been many iterations of the Joan of Arc story: “testimonies,” books, and films have attempted to capture the drama of one of history’s most famous gender warriors. But few, if any, have been undertaken by an author who met her subject matter with such recognition and insight, a[…]

The Pedagogics of Liberation: A Latin American Philosophy of Education

FORTHCOMING Winter 2018

Enrique Dussel is considered one of the founding philosophers of liberation in the Latin American tradition, an influential arm of what is now called decoloniality. While he is astoundingly prolific, relatively few of his works can be found in English translation—and none of these focus specifically on education. Founding members of the Latin American Philosophy[…]

Of Great Importance

FORTHCOMING Winter 2018

Of Great Importance is the 17th volume of poetry of Nachoem M. Wijnberg, one of the most prominent living Dutch poets. Wijnberg’s poetry is known for its deceptively plain language and his poems, according to the poet, can be read well by anyone who can read a newspaper. The poems in Of Great Importance fully engage with[…]