New book series: Critical Climate Chaos: Irreversibility
Sep 18, 2017
If the classic broad-tent platform of Critical Climate Change was, and remains, a tracking of the mutations and transformations which ‘climate change’ and the logics of Anthropocene extinction open, Critical Climate Chaos: Irreversibility would weaponize what might be called the second phase of ‘the Anthropocene,’ which occurs as the tipping points speculated over in ‘Anthropocene 1.0’ click into place to retire the speculative bubble or phase (Anthropocene Talk).
Latest release: Dream Machines
Jun 26, 2017
Steven Connor’s Dream Machines is a history of imaginary machines and the ways in which machines come to be imagined. “This is an engaging and imaginative exploration of various forms of writing, thinking, and fantasizing about dream machines, an endlessly fertile topic probed here from just about every possible angle … a major intervention into current understandings of technology, literature, and identity.”
New book: The Principle of Unrest
Jun 10, 2017
The Principle of Unrest
Brian Massumi’s The Principle of Unrest explores the contemporary implications of an activist philosophy, pivoting on the issue of movement. Movement is understood not simply in spatial terms but as qualitative transformation: becoming, emergence, event. “More than providing an accessible introduction to his formidable corpus, The Principle of Unrest is a provocation to thought and call to action.”
Announcing Nocturnal Fabulations/Fabulations nocturnes
Apr 10, 2017
Nocturnal Fabulations is an essay in intercessing. This is not a book that is simply ‘about’ Apichatpong Weerasethakul, though it does engage his work in detail. It is a book that deeply questions what else might be at stake in setting up the conditions for collaboration across two genres: cinema and writing.
Fabulations nocturnes est un essai d’intercession. Ce n’est pas simplement un livre à propos du cinéaste Apichatpong Weerasethakul, bien qu’il se penche de près sur son œuvre. C’est plutôt un livre qui interroge en profondeur quoi d’autre pourrait être en cause dans la mise en place des conditions de collaboration entre deux genres – le cinéma et l’écriture.
"They heard the sound as an augury..."
Jan 20, 2017
The Philosophical Salon
Through the interpretative lens of today’s leading thinkers, The Philosophical Salon illuminates the persistent intellectual queries and the most disquieting concerns of our actuality.
Announcing Writing, Medium, Machine
Oct 15, 2016
Writing, Medium, Machine: Modern Technographies
This collection of essays by leading scholars explores the mutual determination of forms of writing and forms of technology in modern literature.
Announcing Being Up For Grabs
Sep 12, 2016
Being Up For Grabs
A remarkable speculative and anarcheological effort, Being Up For Grabs aims to reach a broad and encompassing view of the sensible world while conceiving it as lacking any arché.
New J. Hillis Miller collection in English and German
Aug 10, 2016
Why and to what end should we read, teach, and occupy our time with literary and/or cultural studies? A new collection of essays edited by Monika Reif-Hülser.
Warum und wozu Literaturwissenschaft, oder im erweiterten Sinne ‚Kulturwissenschaft‘? Zusammengestellt, eingeleitet und übersetzt von Monika Reif-Hülser.
New book, Digital Humanities and Digital Media
Jul 19, 2016
Digital Humanities and Digital Media
In this lively and engaging book, Roberto Simanowski interviews key figures in the Digital Humanities, shedding new light on the intersections between digital humanities, digital media studies and the current state of digital media development.
Announcing The Being of Analogy
Mar 25, 2016
The Being of Analogy
In The Being of Analogy, Noah Roderick unleashes similarity onto the world of objects. Inspired by object-oriented theories of causality, Roderick argues that similarity is ever present at the birth of new objects.