Welcoming two more journals to OHP
Jan 26, 2016
Affirmations of the Modern
Affirmations publishes the best in international research on modern art, letters, and cultures, with an interest in acts of theoretical and political coordination.
Religion and Gender
Religion and Gender aims to explore the relation, confrontation and intersection of gender and religion, taking into account the multiple and changing manifestations of religion in diverse social and cultural contexts.
Jan 11, 2016
Photomediations: A Reader offers a radically different way of understanding photography. The concept of photomediations that unites the twenty scholarly and curatorial essays collected here cuts across the traditional classification of photography as suspended between art and social practice in order to capture the dynamism of the photographic medium today. It also explores photography’s kinship with other media – and with us, humans, as media.
Happy New Year (wink)
Jan 01, 2016
In Catastrophic Times
Isabelle Stengers claims we are living under an epochal shift: the possibility of a global climate crisis is now upon us. Pollution, the poison of pesticides, the exhaustion of natural resources, falling water tables, growing social inequalities – these are all problems that can no longer be treated separately.
Twilight of the Anthropocene Idols
In Twilight of the Anthropocene Idols, Cohen, Colebrook and Miller turn their attention to the eco-critical and environmental humanities’ newest and most fashionable of concepts, the Anthropocene.
Two new books
Sep 17, 2015
The First Sail: J. Hillis Miller
The film-book The First Sail: J. Hillis Miller is a film book based on the documentary film about J. Hillis Miller by Dragan Kujundžić in 2010.
Occupy: A People Yet to Come
This collection of essays by world-leading scholars of Deleuze and Guattari examines how capitalism can be understood as a global abstract machine.
Announcing Plankton Dreams
Jun 30, 2015
Plankton Dreams: What I Learned in Special-Ed
In Plankton Dreams, Mukhopadhyay crafts a proud, satiric style: the special ed student as literary troublemaker. ‘Mother had always taught me to learn from circumstance,’ he writes. ‘Here, the circumstance was humiliation, a particularly instructive teacher.’ ‘But I’m not complaining,’ he continues. ‘Humiliation, after all, made me a philosopher.
The Anthropocene is here!
Jun 25, 2015
Art in the Anthropocene: Encounters Among Aesthetics, Politics, Environments and Epistemologies
Taking as its premise that the proposed geologic epoch of the Anthropocene is necessarily an aesthetic event, this book explores the relationship between contemporary art and knowledge production in an era of ecological crisis, with contributions from artists, curators, theorists and activists
Announcing Digital Light
Jun 03, 2015
Light symbolises the highest good, it enables all visual art, and today it lies at the heart of billion-dollar industries. The control of light forms the foundation of contemporary vision. Digital Light brings together artists, curators, technologists and media archaeologists to study the historical evolution of digital light-based technologies.
Mar 23, 2015
We’re delighted to release the latest book in the New Metaphysics series. In Plastic Bodies, Tom Sparrow aims to reconstruct the concept of sensation in the wake of the rescue efforts made by Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Emmanuel Levinas.
Happy Critical Holidays!
Dec 13, 2014
Capital at the Brink
Capital at the Brink reveals the pervasiveness, destructiveness, and dominance of neoliberalism within American society and culture. The contributors to this collection also offer points of resistance to an ideology wherein, to borrow Henry Giroux’s comment, ‘everything either is for sale or is plundered for profit.’
New Book Release
Nov 09, 2014
In Ontological Catastrophe, Joseph Carew takes up the central question guiding Slavoj Žižek’s philosophy: How could something like phenomenal reality emerge out of the meaninglessness of the Real? Carefully reconstructing and expanding upon his controversial reactualization of German Idealism, Carew argues that Žižek offers us an original, but perhaps terrifying, response: experience is possible only if we presuppose a prior moment of breakdown as the ontogenetic basis of subjectivity.