all except you

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2023

“I cover Steinberg with adjectives, which are like vibrations—multiple, rapid—that this lively oeuvre arouses in me.” Roland Barthes’s consideration of the drawings of New York artist Saul Steinberg — originally an artist book posthumously published in France in 1983 — is historically important as one of the last remaining books in Barthes’s oeuvre to be[…]

From Kanye to Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love

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FORTHCOMING Winter 2023

From Kanye to Ye: The Legacy of Unconditional Love, with a foreword by Tommy J. Curry, can be described as a theoretical biography of Ye. In particular, the book focuses on the period from 2016 to 2021 (The Shaky-Ass Years) in an effort to think psychoanalytically about Ye’s complex subjectivity, his struggle with bipolar disorder,[…]

The Angels Won’t Help You

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FORTHCOMING Summer 2022

The Angels Won’t Help You is a book about the uniqueness and primacy of help, particularly in relation to care, love, and caritas. It relies heavily on psychoanalytic and philosophical accounts of help and care and finds that help requires the establishment of a real relationship between persons, where help is given and received in[…]

Chaucer’s Comic Providence

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FORTHCOMING Spring 2022

Chaucer’s Comic Providence presents readings of five of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales that dramatize sexual division and the lack of rapport between the sexes. These readings are founded on the psychoanalytic thinking of Jacques Lacan in his rereading of Freud and are motivated by Thormann’s conviction that Chaucer understood what psychoanalysis would come to study as[…]

Suture: Trauma and Trans Becoming

Published: 11/11/2021

Winner of the 2021 best non-fiction Queer Indie Award Selected for Entropy Mag’s Best of 2020–2021 Non-Fiction Books Shortlisted for the ASAP (Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present) 2022 Book Prize The landscape of trauma is scattered with ghosts. Wolves hunkering in the shadows. Memory’s spectral persistence and evasion. Leaky bodies[…]

The Anguished and the Enchanted: “The Little Prince,” Revisited

Published: 05/27/2021

In The Anguished and the Enchanted, M.H. Bowker offers a lengthy critical essay and richly annotated English translation of a lost Finnish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. Featuring a substantial Translator’s Preface, M.H. Bowker develops a psychoanalytic lens through which to regard Saint-Exupéry’s classic work, offering a more nuanced and less “fable-esque”[…]

Aural History

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Published: 03/12/2020

Aural History is an anti-memoir memoir of encountering devastating grief that uses experimental storytelling to recreate the winding, fractured path of loss and transformation. Written by a thirty-something psychotherapist and queer theorist, Aural History is structured as a sequence of three sections that each use different narrative styles to represent a distinctive stage in the[…]

Critique of Fantasy, Vol. 3: The Block of Fame

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Published: 01/14/2021

In The Block of Fame, Edmund Bergler, like the thirteenth fairy in the “Sleeping Beauty,“ uninvited because there wasn’t an extra place setting, crashes the psychoanalytic poetics of daydreaming with a curse. He charges that the overview, according to which art making rarefies daydreaming and delivers omnipotence, overlooks the underlying defense contract. We are hooked[…]