Toward a Faith in the Grotesque Posthuman

FORTHCOMING Fall 2020

At the dusk of the end of all human things, is it even possible to imagine a faith in the future image of humanity? Caught between the momentum of the Anthropocene and the politics of posthumanism, the orders of divine, human, animal, and technological existence perform uncanny cycles of collapse and resurrection. Although the enlightened[…]

Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics

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Published: 09/28/2018

Read an Excerpt from Reiner Schürmann and the Poetics of Politics Here! Reiner Schürmann’s thinking is, as he himself would say, “riveted to a monstrous site.” It remains focused on and situated between natality and mortality, the ultimate traits that condition human life. This book traces the contours of Schürmann’s thinking in his magnum opus[…]

Mythodologies: Methods in Medieval Studies, Chaucer, and Book History

Published: 05/31/2018

Read an Excerpt from Mythodologies Here! Mythodologies challenges the implied methodology in contemporary studies in the humanities. We claim, at times, that we gather facts or what we will call evidence, and from that form hypotheses and conclusions. Of course, we recognize that the sum total of evidence for any argument is beyond comprehension; therefore,[…]

Centaurs, Rioting in Thessaly

Published: 01/09/2018

Read an Excerpt from Centaurs Here! This book treads new paths through the labyrinths of our human thought. It meanders through the darkness to encounter the monsters at the heart of the maze: Minotaurs, Centaurs, Automata, Makers, Humans. One part of our human thought emerges from classical Ionia and Greek civilisation more generally. We obsessively[…]

paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic

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Published: 10/10/2011

paq’batlh: The Klingon Epic is the definitive edition of the grand Klingon epic of the Kahless the Unforgettable (qeylIS lIjlaHbogh pagh). The story of Kahless is a tale of legendary proportions comparable to those of our own ancient heroes Hercules, Ulysses and Gilgamesh. Betrayed by his brother and witness to his father’s brutal slaying, Kahless is pitted against[…]