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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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Announcing Digital Light

Jun 03, 2015

Digital Light

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.

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New Book

Mar 23, 2015

Plastic Bodies

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.

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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.’

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New Book Release

Nov 09, 2014

Ontological Catastrophe

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.

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Celebrating Open Access Week with a new book series

Oct 20, 2014

Announcing Technographies

In celebration of Open Access Week, we are thrilled to announce a new open access book series, Technographies. Edited by Steven Connor, David Trotter and James Purdon, Technographies aims to encourage investigation of a wide variety of writing ‘about’ technology. Contributions are sought that will develop new, ambitious and scholarly approaches to technological mediation using the tools of literary criticism, theoretical elaboration, rhetoric, poetics, gender studies and queer theory, material culture, media archaeology, the history of science, and similar disciplines.

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Announcing Minimal Ethics

Sep 21, 2014

Minimal Ethics for the Anthropocene

The task of minimal ethics is to consider how humans can assume responsibility for various occurrences in the universe, across different scales, and how they can respond to the tangled mesh of connections and relations unfolding in it. Its goal is not so much to tell us how to live but rather to allow us to rethink “life” and what we can do with it, in whatever time we have left. The book embraces a speculative mode of thinking that is more akin to the artist’s method; it also includes a photographic project by the author.

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