Beowulf by All

FORTHCOMING Winter 2020

Beowulf by All began as an idea to bring together a large group of contributors to create a polyvocal translation of the eleventh-century poem, Beowulf. The uniquely surviving work, composed in Old English, is contained in the London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius A. xv manuscript (meaning it once sat, in the Cotton Library, prior to[…]

Útrásarvíkingar: The Literature of the Icelandic Financial Crisis (2008–2014)

FORTHCOMING Autumn 2019

As the global banking boom of the early twenty-first century expanded towards implosion, Icelandic media began calling the country’s celebrity financiers útrásarvíkingar: “raiding vikings.” This new coinage encapsulated the macho, medievalist nationalism which underwrote Iceland’s exponential financialisation. Yet within a few days in October 2008, Iceland saw all its main banks collapse beneath debts worth[…]

Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums

Published: 06/20/2018

Read an Excerpt from A Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums Here! Wrapped in modernist architect Marcel Breuer’s 1971 addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art, A Treatise on the Marvelous for Prestigious Museums considers the global ecological catastrophe by way of a speculative address to the art museums of the future, revisiting mid-century modes[…]

The Passenger: Medieval Texts and Transits

Published: 12/08/2017

Read an Excerpt from The Passenger Here! What strange transactions take place in the mobile spaces between loci? How does the flow of forces between fixed points enliven texts, suggest new connections, and map out the dizzying motion of myriad interactions? The essays in this volume were first presented at the 2014 New Chaucer Society[…]

Ballads

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Published: 06/03/2015

Originally published by eth co-director David Hadbawnik’s habenicht press in 2012, Ballads uses the lyric form to explore the effects of global Capitalism from a sharp Marxist perspective. Recognizing the congruence between folk song circulation and the circulation of money, the “currency” of the ballad alongside supply-side economics, Owens hails Wordworth’s Lyric Ballads experiment (undertaken at the dawn of England’s Industrial Age) as[…]

Make and Let Die: Untimely Sovereignties

Published: 03/10/2016

Read the Front Matter, Poetic Preface by Eileen A. Joy & Introduction by Kathleen Biddick Here! This collection of essays by one of medieval studies’ most brilliant historians argues that the analysis and critique of biopower, as conventionally defined by Michel Foucault and then widely assumed in much contemporary theory of sovereignty, is a sovereign[…]

Staying Alive

Published: 10/21/2013

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts fiercely defends the liberal arts in and from an age of neoliberal capital and techno-corporatization run amok, arguing that the public university’s purpose is not vocational training, but rather the cultivation of what Fradenburg calls “artfulness,” including the art of making knowledge. In addition to sustained[…]