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Nancy Miller’s My Brilliant Friends: Our Lives in Feminism offers a group biography of three women— Carolyn Heilbrun, Diane Middlebrook, and Naomi Schor—whose lives exemplified the intersection of

the literary, the personal, and the political. With this in mind, we are very excited to share with you our list of new titles in literary criticism and theory, which examine the multiple ways in which literature and critical thought reflect, define, and alter our world.

Florence Dore’s Novel Sounds: Southern Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll considers the cultural and

aesthetic links between such figures as Lead Belly and Faulkner, Bob Dylan and Flannery O’Connor. And what of those interactions that don’t quite mesh? Nan Da’s Intransitive Encounters considers the limitations of exchanges between China and the United States and what they mean for the study of

transnational literature. The concept of cultural difference is also the subject of Peter Morey’s powerful Islamophobia and the Novel, which examines how contemporary writers have challenged assumptions regarding the novel’s potential for empathy.

The interaction among technology, literature, society, and the personal is given two distinct treatments

in Media U: How the Need to Win Audiences Has Shaped Higher Education, by Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx, and Roberto Simanowski’s Facebook Society: Losing Ourselves in Sharing Ourselves.

We continue our commitment to translation of works by major European thinkers with Paul Precadio’s eagerly anticipated performative literary text, Countersexual Manifesto; Alexandre Kojève’s Atheism, his

previously untranslated meditation on freedom and authority; and Alain Badiou’s compelling account of Lacan’s theory and therapeutic practice in the aptly titled Lacan.

For a more contemporary account of psychoanalysis there is Jamieson Webster’s much-talked-about Conversion Disorder: Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis. Her book complements a range of new

exciting theoretical works, including The Perils of the One by Stathis Gourouris; Mari Ruti’s Penis Envy: The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life; and Afro-Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question, by Bénédicte Boisseron. Turning to global literature, Hamid Dabashi’s The Shahnameh provides a critical and passionate account

of the great Persian epic and offers a challenge to dominant ideas of world literature. New cutting-edge scholarly and critical works on East Asian fiction and poetry are joined by an exciting new slate of

literature in translation, including The Reincarnated Giant: An Anthology of Twenty-First-Century Chinese Science Fiction. Finally, our award-winning translations of Russian literature offer a host of rewards to

readers, beginning with such books as The Man Who Couldn’t Die: The Tale of an Authentic Human Being, by Olga Slavnikova and translated by Marian Schwartz

These are just some of the highlights from our literary studies list. Thank you for your continued interest in Columbia University Press books. Sincerely, Philip Leventhal, senior editor for literary and film studies Christine Dunbar, editor for Asian Humanities and literature in translation Wendy Lochner, publisher for philosophy and religion

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My Brilliant Friends

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Our Lives in Feminism

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Nancy K. Miller

Manuscript queries and proposals can be sent to the following editors: Philip Leventhal (pl2164@columbia.edu), senior

editor for literary and film studies.

Christine Dunbar (cd2654@columbia.edu), editor

for Asian Humanities and literature in translation. Wendy Lochner (wl2003@columbia.edu), pub-

lisher for philosophy and religion.

For a complete listing of Columbia’s titles or for more information about any book in this catalog, visit our website: cup.columbia.edu. Most titles in this catalog published by Columbia University Press are available worldwide from the press. If no UK price appears for a title, it is most likely available from Columbia only in the United States, its possessions, and Canada.

Nancy K. Miller describes her friendships with three well-known scholars and literary critics: Carolyn Heilbrun, Diane Middlebrook, and Naomi Schor. Their relationships were simultaneously intimate and professional, emotional and intellectual, animated by the ferment of the women’s movement. Reflecting on aging and loss, ambition and rivalry, competition and collaboration, Miller shows why and how friendship’s ties matter in the worlds of work and love. $28.00 / £22.00 cloth 978-0-231-19054-1 2019 232 pages

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Think in Public

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A Public Books Reader Edited by Sharon Marcus and Caitlin Zaloom

Public Books is an online magazine that unites the best of the university with the openness of the internet. Think in Public: A Public Books Reader presents a selection of inspiring essays that exemplify the magazine’s distinctive approach to public scholarship. Here is a guide to the most exciting contemporary ideas about literature, politics, economics, history, race, capitalism, gender, technology, and climate change by writers and researchers pushing public debate about these topics in new directions. $24.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-19009-1 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-19008-4 June 2019 448 pages PUBLIC BOOKS SERIES

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Album

The Black Circle

Unpublished Correspondence and Texts

A Life of Alexandre Kojève Jeff Love

Roland Barthes

Translated by Jody Gladding

Jeff Love reinterprets Alexandre Kojève’s works, showing him to be a provocative thinker who challenged modernity's valuation of self-interest. Joining intellectual history, close textual analysis, and philosophy, The Black Circle reveals Kojève’s thought as a profound critique of capitalist individualism and a timely meditation on human freedom.

Album provides an unparalleled look into Roland Barthes's life of letters. It presents a selection of correspondence from his adolescence through the last years of his life. The first English-language publication of Barthes's letters, Album is a comprehensive testimony to one of the most influential critics of the twentieth century.

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Atheism

Lacan

Anti-Philosophy 3

Alexandre Kojève

Alain Badiou

Translated by Jeff Love

Introduction by Kenneth Reinhard

One of the twentieth century’s most brilliant and unconventional thinkers, Alexandre Kojève was a Russian émigré to France whose lectures on Hegel in the 1930s galvanized a generation of French intellectuals. Atheism is an erudite and open-ended exploration of profound questions of estrangement, death, suicide, and the infinite that demonstrates the range and the provocative power of Alexandre Kojève’s thought. $32.00 / £25.00 cloth 978-0-231-18000-9

Translated by Kenneth Reinhard and Susan Spitzer

The transcript of Alain Badiou’s year-long seminar on the psychoanalytic theory of Jacques Lacan, this book offers a forceful reading of an enigmatic yet foundational thinker and sheds light on the crucial role that Lacan plays in Badiou’s own thought. It is the first volume of Badiou’s seminars to be published in English. $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17148-9 2018 312 pages

THE SEMINARS OF ALAIN BADIOU

2018 248 pages

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The Enchanted Clock

Passions of Our Time

A Novel

Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva

Edited with a foreword by Lawrence D. Kritzman

Translated by Armine Kotin Mortimer

Passions of Our Time showcases Julia Kristeva’s recent essays, demonstrating her capacious intellect, her gifts as a stylist, and the profound contribution of her thought to the challenges of the present. Kristeva considers literature, translation, psychoanalysis, disability, gender, humanism, and universalism, among other topics.

Julia Kristeva’s intricate, multifaceted novel The Enchanted Clock is built around a golden astronomical clock in the Palace of Versailles. Part detective mystery, part historical fiction, and full of ruminations on memory, love, and the transcendence of linear time, it is one of the most illuminating works by one of France’s great thinkers.

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2018 336 pages

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Facing the Abyss

Novel Sounds

George Hutchinson

Florence Dore

American Literature and Culture in the 1940s

Southern Fiction in the Age of Rock and Roll

George Hutchinson challenges the mythology of the “good war” and the “Greatest Generation” to provide a new understanding of the 1940s as a pivotal decade in modern American life. He argues that writers and artists probed the darkness that the war opened up and confronted bigotry, sexism, existential guilt, ecological concerns, and fear about the nature and survival of the human race.

Novel Sounds shows how Southern writers turned to rock music and its technologies—tape, radio, vinyl—to develop the “rock novel.” Florence Dore considers the work of writers like William Faulkner, Flannery O’Connor, and William Styron alongside Bessie Smith, Lead Belly, and Bob Dylan to uncover deep historical links between rock and literature.

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2018 208 pages 6 illus.

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“Do YoU HaVE a BAnd?”

“Do You Have a Band?”

Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City Daniel Kane

P o eT R y a n d P u nK r oc k

The Digital Banal

THE DiGiTAL BANAL

New Media and American Literature and Culture Zara Dinnen

NEW MEDIA AND A M E R I C A N L I T E R AT U R E A N D C U LT U R E

in NeW YorK ciTy daniel KanE

ZARA DINNEN

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art. In “Do You Have a Band?” Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture this compelling exchange and its challenge.

Zara Dinnen analyzes a range of contemporary novels, films, and artworks to contend that we live in the condition of the “digital banal,” not noticing the affective and political novelty of our relationship to digital media. The Digital Banal recovers the shrouded disturbances that can help us recognize and antagonize our media environment.

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2018 240 pages 10 illus.

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2017 296 pages 11 illus.

Facebook Society

Media U

Losing Ourselves in Sharing Ourselves

How the Need to Win Audiences Has Shaped Higher Education

Roberto Simanowski

Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx

Translated by Susan H. Gillespie

Roberto Simanowski takes Facebook as a starting point to investigate our social-media society— and its insidious consequences for our concept of the self. Presenting a creative, philosophically informed perspective that speaks to a shared reality, Facebook Society asks us to come to terms with the networked world.

Media U presents a provocative rethinking of the development of American higher education centered on the insight that universities are media institutions. Mark Garrett Cooper and John Marx argue that the fundamental goal of the American research university has been to cultivate audiences and convince them of its value.

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2018 256 pages

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2018 320 pages 18 illus.

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Islamophobia and the Novel Peter Morey

Contemporary Drift CON TEM POR ARY

DRIFT

Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present Theodore Martin

M, ST OR IC IS GE NR E, HI PR OB LE M E AN D TH T EN ES PR OF TH E TH EO DO RE

Peter Morey analyzes how recent works of fiction have framed and responded to the rise of anti-Muslim prejudice alongside changing concepts of cultural difference. Morey offers readings of novels that show how their portrayal of difference both reflects and refutes the ideological preoccupations of the post-9/11 West. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17774-0 2018 320 pages

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In Contemporary Drift, Theodore Martin argues that the contemporary is not just a historical period but also a conceptual problem, and he claims that contemporary genre fiction offers a much-needed resource for resolving that problem. Martin shows how the problem of the contemporary preoccupies a wide range of novelists and filmmakers, including Zadie Smith, Colson Whitehead, Vikram Chandra, China Miéville, Kelly Reichardt, and the Coen brothers. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18192-1 2017 264 pages 23 illus.

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Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature

Make It the Same Poetry in the Age of Global Media

Gloria Fisk

Jacob Edmond

Gloria Fisk traces the terms of Orhan Pamuk's engagement with a literary market dominated by the tastes of its anglophone publics and the instrumental use of literature as a source of crosscultural understanding. She proposes a new way to think about the uneven processes of translation that carry contemporary literature to its readers. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18326-0 2018 280 pages

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Our world is full of copies. This proliferation includes not just the copying that occurs online and the cultural copying of globalization but the works of avant-garde writers challenging cultural and political authority. In Make It the Same, Jacob Edmond examines the turn toward repetition in poetry, using the explosion of copying to offer a deeply inventive account of modern and contemporary literature. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-19002-2 June 2019 336 pages

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Conversion Disorder

Penis Envy and Other Bad Feelings

Listening to the Body in Psychoanalysis

The Emotional Costs of Everyday Life

Jamieson Webster

Mari Ruti

Mari Ruti combines theoretical reflection, cultural critique, feminist politics, and personal anecdotes to analyze the prevalence of bad feelings in everyday life. Proceeding from a playful engagement with Freud’s idea of penis envy, Ruti fans out to a broader consideration of neoliberal pragmatism and a trenchant critique of gender relations.

Part memoir, part clinical case, part theoretical investigation, this book searches for the body. Jamieson Webster traces conversion’s shifting meanings in an intimate account of her own conversion from patient to psychoanalyst, as well as her continual struggle to apprehend the complexities of the patient’s body.

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2018 312 pages

Countersexual Manifesto

Introduction to Transgender Studies

Paul B. Preciado

Ardel Haefele-Thomas

With the participation of Thatcher Combs

Foreword by Jack Halberstam Translated by Kevin Gerry Dunn

Countersexual Manifesto is an outrageous yet rigorous work of trans theory, a performative literary text, and an insistent call to action. Seeking to overthrow all constraints on what can be done with and to the body, Paul B. Preciado offers a provocative challenge to even the most radical claims about gender, sexuality, and desire. $25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17563-0 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-17562-3 2018 208 pages / 15 illus.

CRITICAL LIFE STUDIES

Foreword by Susan Stryker

This is the first introductory textbook intended for transgender/trans studies at the undergraduate level. The book can also be used for related courses in LGBTQ, queer, and gender/feminist studies. It encompasses global contexts, intersecting identities, historic and contemporary issues, literature, history, politics, art, and culture. Ardel Haefele-Thomas embraces the richness of intersecting identities— how race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, class, nation, religion, and ability have cross-influenced to shape the transgender experience. $59.00 / £46.00 paper 978-1-939594-27-3

February 2019 512 pages

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Staged

The Microeconomic Mode

Show Trials, Political Theater, and the Aesthetics of Judgment

Political Subjectivity in Contemporary Popular Aesthetics

Minou Arjomand

Jane Elliott

Literature, film, and television have become obsessed with the intersection of survival and choice. Jane Elliott analyzes this new and distinctive aesthetic phenomenon, which she calls the microeconomic mode, through close readings that show how an aesthetics of choice has reshaped contemporary understanding of what it means to be human.

Linking performance with theories of aesthetics, history, and politics, Minou Arjomand argues that it is not subject matter that makes theater political but rather the act of judging a performance in the company of others. Staged weaves together theater history and political philosophy into a powerful and timely case for the importance of theaters as public institutions.

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Intransitive Encounter

Indigenous Vanguards

Sino-U.S. Literatures and the Limits of Exchange

Education, National Liberation, and the Limits of Modernism

Nan Z. Da

Ben Conisbee Baer

Ben Conisbee Baer provides a theoretical and historical account of the relationships between modern literature, representations of indigeneity, and educative practices in colonial zones from the 1920s to the 1940s, encompassing the central place of teaching and learning both in modernist aesthetics and on the part of writer-activists. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-16372-9 2019 368 pages

MODERNIST LATITUDES

Why should early literary encounters between Washington Irving, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Chinese writers Qiu Jin and Dong Xun matter now? How can they help us describe cultural exchanges in which nothing substantial is exchanged, at least not in ways that can easily be tracked? Nan Z. Da provides an unconventional and theoretically rich reflection on how we ought to interpret global interactions and imaginings that do not fit the patterns proclaimed by contemporary literary studies. $65.00 /£50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18802-9 2018 304 pages

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The Shahnameh

Postcolonial Theory

The Persian Epic as World Literature

A Critical Introduction Second Edition

Hamid Dabashi

Leela Gandhi

The Shahnameh, an epic poem recounting the foundation of Iran across mythical, heroic, and historical ages, is the beating heart of Persian literature and culture. Completed by Abu al-Qasem Ferdowsi in the year 1010, the epic has entertained generations of readers and profoundly shaped Persian culture, society, and politics. Hamid Dabashi insightfully traces the epic’s history, authorship, poetic significance, complicated legacy of political uses and abuses, and enduring significance in colonial and postcolonial contexts.

Published twenty years ago, Leela Gandhi’s Postcolonial Theory was a landmark description of the field of postcolonial studies in theoretical terms that set its intellectual context alongside poststructuralism, postmodernism, Marxism, and feminism. In this revised edition, Gandhi examines recent alliances with critical race theory and Africanist postcolonialism, considers challenges from postsecular and postcritical perspectives, and takes into account the ontological, environmental, affective, and ethical turns in the changed landscape of critical theory.

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Secularism and Cosmopolitanism

Secular Translations

Nation-State, Modern Self, and Calculative Reason

Critical Hypotheses on Religion and Politics

Talal Asad

Étienne Balibar

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Étienne Balibar explores the tensions between cosmopolitanism and secularism in order to advance a truly democratic and emancipatory cosmopolitanism, which requires a secularization of secularism. Going beyond circumscribed notions of religion and the public sphere, Secularism and Cosmopolitanism is a profound rethinking of identity and difference.

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In Secular Translations, the anthropologist Talal Asad reflects on his lifelong engagement with secularism and its contradictions. In a consideration of translatability and untranslatability, he explores the ways ideas move between histories and cultures and the ways religious ideas are translated into non-religious ones.

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The Perils of the One

Foucault’s Futures

A Critique of Reproductive Reason

Stathis Gourgouris

Penelope Deutscher

From the earliest times, societies have been seduced by the temptation of unitary thinking. In The Perils of the One, Stathis Gourgouris offers a philosophical anthropology that confronts the legacy of “monarchical thinking”: the desire to subjugate oneself to unitary principles and structures, whether political or moral, theological or secular. Gourgouris reads across politics and theology, literary and art criticism, psychoanalysis and feminism in a critique of both political theology and the metaphysics of secularism.

By analyzing Foucault’s contribution to the politics of maternity and its influence on the work of thinkers such as Roberto Esposito, Giorgio Agamben, and Judith Butler, Penelope Deutscher provides new insights into the conflicted political status of reproductive conduct and what it means for feminism and critical theory. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-17641-5 $90.00 / £70.00 paper 978-0-231-17640-8 2017 280 pages

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The Future as Catastrophe

The Life of Imagination

Eva Horn

Jennifer Anna GosettiFerencei

Revealing and Making the World

Imagining Disaster in the Modern Age Translated by Valentine Pakis

We are dazzled by an array of possible catastrophe scenarios: climate change, financial crises, environmental disasters, technological meltdowns. The Future as Catastrophe offers a novel critique of the modern fascination with disaster from Romanticism to end-of-the-world blockbusters. Eva Horn argues that apocalypse always haunts the modern idea of a future that can be anticipated and planned.

The Life of Imagination delivers a new conception of imagination that places it at the heart of our engagement with the world—thinking, acting, feeling, making, and being. Jennifer Anna GosettiFerencei reveals imagination’s roots in embodied human cognition and its role in shaping our cognitive ecology. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18908-8 2018 360 pages

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Notes to Literature

Subaltern Social Groups

Combined Edition

A Critical Edition of Prison Notebook 25

Theodor W. Adorno Edited by Rolf Tiedemann

Antonio Gramsci

With a new introduction by Paul Kottman

Edited and translated by Joseph A. Buttigieg and Marcus E. Green

Translated by Shierry Weber Nicholson

Notes to Literature is a collection of the great social theorist Theodor W. Adorno’s essays on such writers as Mann, Bloch, Holderlin, Siegfried Kracauer, Goethe, Benjamin, and Stefan George. In addition, it includes Adorno’s reflections on a variety of subjects, such as literary titles, the physical qualities of books, political commitment in literature, the lighthearted and the serious in art, and the use of foreign words in writing. $40.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-17965-2 $120.00 / £93.00 cloth 978-0-231-17964-5

Among his prison notebooks, Antonio Gramsci devoted a single notebook to the theme of subaltern social groups. This volume presents the first complete translation of Gramsci’s notes on the topic. In addition to a comprehensive translation of Notebook 25 along with Gramsci’s first draft and related notes on subaltern groups, it includes a critical apparatus that clarifies Gramsci’s history, culture, and sources and contextualizes these ideas against his earlier writings and letters. $24.00 / £18.99 paper 978-0-231-19039-8 $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-19038-1 August 2019 128 pages

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Queer Terror

Critical Theory at a Crossroads

Life, Death, and Desire in the Settler Colony

Conversations on Resistance in Times of Crisis

C. Heike Schotten

Edited by Stijn De Cauwer

Critical Theory at a Crossroads presents conversations with prominent theorists about the crises that have marked the past years, the protest movements that have risen up in response, and the use of the term “crisis” in political discourse. Contributors spar over crucial developments in these past years of catastrophe and the calamity of everyday life under capitalism, and ultimately shed light on how crises and the discourse of crisis can both obscure and reveal fundamental aspects of modern societies.

After September 11, 2001, George W. Bush declared, “Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.” Bush’s assertion encapsulates the civilizationalist moralism that has always motivated and defined the United States, linking the War on Terror to the nation’s settlement and founding. C. Heike Schotten provides an anatomy of this moralism, arguing for a new interpretation of biopolitics focused on sovereignty and desire rather than racism and biology.

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2018 272 pages

2018 256 pages

NEW DIRECTIONS IN CRITICAL THEORY

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Philosophy and Poetry

Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods

Continental Perspectives

Poetry in the Shadow of the Past

Edited by Ranjan Ghosh

William Logan

William Logan reconciles history and poetry to provide new ways of reading poets ranging from Shakespeare and Shelley to Lowell and Heaney. In these striking essays, Logan presents the poetry of the past through the lens of the past, attempting to bring poems back to the world in which they were made. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18614-8 2018 352 pages 21 illus,

This book explores the distinctive ways in which twentieth-century and contemporary continental thinkers have engaged with poetry and its contribution to philosophical meaning making, challenging us to rethink how philosophy has been changed through its encounters with poetry. In wide-ranging reflections on thinkers such as Heidegger, Gadamer, Arendt, Lacan, Deleuze, Irigaray, Badiou, and Agamben, among others, distinguished contributors consider how continental philosophers constructed their versions of the philosophy-poetry dialectic. $75.00 / £58.00 cloth 978-0-231-18738-1 May 2019 352 pages

A German Officer in Occupied Paris

Jacques Schiffrin

Ernst Jünger

Amos Reichman

A Publisher in Exile, from Pléiade to Pantheon

The War Journals, 1941–1945 Foreword by Elliot Neaman Translated by Thomas S. Hansen and Abby J. Hansen

Foreword by Robert O. Paxton Translated by Sandra Smith

Ernst Jünger was one of twentieth-century Germany’s most important—and most controversial—writers. Decorated for bravery in World War I and the author of the acclaimed western front memoir Storm of Steel, he frankly depicted war’s horrors even as he extolled its glories. As a Wehrmacht captain during World War II, Jünger kept a journal in occupied Paris and continued to write on the eastern front and in Germany until its defeat—writings that are of major historical and literary significance.

Jacques Schiffrin changed the face of publishing in the twentieth century. As the founder of Pléiade Editions in Paris and cofounder of Pantheon Books in New York, he helped define a lasting canon of Western literature while also promoting new authors who shaped transatlantic intellectual life. In this first biography of Schiffrin, Amos Reichman tells the story of a great publisher and his travails across two continents.

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2019 496 pages

EUROPEAN PERSPECTIVES: A SERIES IN SOCIAL THOUGHT AND CULTURAL CRITICISM

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Afro-Dog

Speculative Taxidermy

Blackness and the Animal Question

Natural History, Animal Surfaces, and Art in the Anthropocene

Bénédicte Boisseron

Giovanni Aloi

Giovanni Aloi maps the discourses and practices that have enabled the emergence of taxidermy in contemporary art. Speculative Taxidermy contextualizes the resilient presence of animal skin, bones, and feathers in gallery spaces, films, and fashion as a productive opportunity to rethink ethical and political stances in human-animal relationships. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18071-9 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18070-2 2018 328 pages 10 illus.

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In Afro-Dog, Bénédicte Boisseron investigates the relationship between race and the animal in the history and culture of the Americas and the black Atlantic, exposing a hegemonic system that compulsively links and opposes blackness and animality to measure the value of life. Drawing on recent debates on black lives and animal welfare, Afro-Dog reframes the human–animal relationships by positioning blackness as a focus of animal inquiry, opening new possibilities for animal studies and black studies to think side by side. $30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18665-0 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-18664-3 2018 320 pages

Poetry and Animals

Morphing Intelligence

Onno Oerlemans

Catherine Malabou

Blurring the Boundaries with the Human

From IQ Measurement to Artificial Brains

Translated by Carolyn Shread

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Onno Oerlemans explores a broad range of English-language poetry about animals from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world. Through careful readings of dozens of poems, Oerlemans demonstrates how poetry can sensitize us to the moral standing of animals and give us new ways to think through the problems of the human-animal divide. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-15954-8 2018 256 pages

A strikingly original exploration of our changing notions of intelligence and the human and their far-reaching philosophical and political implications, Morphing Intelligence is an essential analysis of the porous border between symbolic and biological life at a time when once-clear distinctions between mind and machine have become uncertain. $28.00 / £22.00 cloth 978-0-231-18736-7 February 2019 224 pages

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An Empire of Touch

The Outside Thing

Women’s Political Labor and the Fabrication of East Bengal

Modernist Lesbian Romance Hannah Roche

Poulomi Saha

Poulomi Saha offers an innovative account of women’s political labor in East Bengal over more than a century that suggests new ways to think about textiles and the gendered labors of their making. Her analysis of the production of historical memory through and by the bodies of women spans British colonialism and American empire, anticolonial nationalism to neoliberal globalization, depicting East Bengal between development economics and postcolonial studies.

In a lecture delivered before Oxford University’s Anglo-French Society in 1936, Gertrude Stein described romance as “the outside thing, that . . . is always a thing to be felt inside.” Hannah Roche takes Stein’s definition as a principle for the reinterpretation of three major modern lesbian writers, showing how literary and affective romance played a crucial yet overlooked role in the works of Stein, Radclyffe Hall, and Djuna Barnes.

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May 2019 256 pages

April 2019 352 pages

GENDER AND CULTURE SERIES

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Inventing Afterlives

Sprezzatura

The Stories We Tell Ourselves About Life After Death

Concealing the Effort of Art from Aristotle to Duchamp

Regina M. Janes

Drawing on a variety of religious traditions; contemporary literature and film; primatology; cognitive science; and evolutionary psychology, Regina M. Janes shows that in asking what happens after we die, we define the worlds we inhabit and the values by which we live. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18571-4 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18570-7 2018 392 pages

Paolo D'Angelo

Paolo D’Angelo traces the history of concealing art—which Italian calls sprezzatura—from ancient rhetoric to our own times. Finding the precept that art must be hidden in everything from cosmetics to interior design, politics to poetry, the English garden to shabby chic, Sprezzatura is an erudite and surprising tour of aesthetics, philosophy, and art history. $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17582-1 2018 192 pages

COLUMBIA THEMES IN PHILOSOPHY, SOCIAL CRITICISM, AND THE ARTS

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Gender in Focus

British White Trash

Identities, Codes, Stereotypes, and Politics

Figurations of Tainted Whiteness in the Novels of Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths, and John King

Edited by Andreea Zamfira, Christian de Montlibert, and Daniela Radul

Mark Schmitt

This book is about the interplay among identities, codes, stereotypes, and politics governing the various constructions and deconstructions of gender in several Western and non-western societies, including Germany, Italy, Serbia, Romania, Cameroon, Indonesia, Vietnam, and others. Contributors examine gender studies in light of the transformative potentialities of globalization and interculturality.

British White Trash is the first analysis to comprehensively examine the adaptation of the “white trash” stereotype in major British novels. Mark Schmitt examines the work of contemporary British novelists Irvine Welsh, Niall Griffiths, and John King and how they use this originally U.S.American stereotype to interrogate the racializing discourse of class in British society.

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May 2019 260 pages

2018 312 pages

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A Poetics of Neurosis

Creating Communities

Edited by Elena Furlanetto and Dietmar Meinel

Nourit Melcer-Padon

Narratives of Normalcy and Disorder in Cultural and Literary Texts

While psychiatry and the neurosciences have dismissed the concept of neurosis as too vague for medical purposes, literary studies have in recent years adopted the term by virtue of its abstractness. This volume investigates how neurosis is employed in literary and cultural texts. Contributors examine how neurosis is routinely romanticized or vilified, bent to suit aesthetic and narrative choices, and transfigured to illustrate unresolved cultural tensions. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-4132-5

Towards a Description of the Mask-function in Literature

How does historical reality interrelate with fiction? And how much are readers themselves involved in fictional literature? Interpretating various wellknown texts, Nourit Melcer-Padon introduces the use of literary masks and illustrates literature’s effects on its readers’ morality. Examining the work of Iser, Castoriadis, Sartre, Jung, and Neumann, Melcer-Padon highlights literature's interdiscursive role in shaping modern cultural reality. $35.00 paper 978-3-8376-4186-8 2018 218 pages

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2018 280 pages

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The Man Who Couldn’t Die

A Double Life Karolina Pavlova

The Tale of an Authentic Human Being

Translated by Barbara Heldt

Olga Slavnikova Translated by Marian Schwartz

In the chaos of early 1990s Russia, the wife and stepdaughter of a paralyzed veteran conceal the Soviet Union’s collapse from him in order to keep him—and his pension—alive, until it turns out the tough old man has other plans. Olga Slavnikova’s The Man Who Couldn’t Die tells the story of how two women try to prolong a life—and the means and meaning of their own lives—by creating a world that doesn’t change, a Soviet Union that never crumbled. $14.95 / £11.99 paper 978-0-231-18595-0 $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-18594-3 2019 272 pages

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An unsung classic of nineteenth-century Russian literature, Karolina Pavlova’s A Double Life alternates prose and poetry to offer a wry picture of Russian aristocratic society and vivid dreams of escaping its strictures. Pavlova combines rich narrative prose that details balls, tea parties, and horseback rides with poetic interludes that depict her protagonist’s inner world—and biting irony that pervades a seemingly romantic description of a young woman who has everything. $14.95 / £11.99 paper 978-0-231-19079-4 $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-19078-7 May 2019 160 pages

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Sentimental Tales

Redemption

Translated by Boris Dralyuk

Translated by Andrew Bromfield

Friedrich Gorenstein

Mikhail Zoshchenko

Mikhail Zoshchenko’s Sentimental Tales are satirical portraits of small-town characters on the fringes of Soviet society in the first decade of Bolshevik rule. An original perspective on Soviet life and uproariously funny, Sentimental Tales at last shows anglophone readers why Zoshchenko is considered among the greatest humorists of the Soviet era.

Friedrich Gorenstein’s Redemption is a stark and powerful portrait of humanity caught up in Stalin’s police state in the aftermath of World War II. A major work bearing witness to the Holocaust in the Soviet Union, Redemption is an important reckoning with anti-Semitism and Stalinist repression from a significant Soviet Jewish voice.

$14.95 / £11.99 paper 978-0-231-18379-6

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2018 224 pages

2018 224 pages

RUSSIAN LIBRARY

RUSSIAN LIBRARY

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Transpacific Attachments

The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China

Sex Work, Media Networks, and Affective Histories of Chineseness

From Dreamscapes to Theatricality Ling Hon Lam

Lily Wong

Lily Wong studies the transpacific mobility and mobilization of the sex worker figure, illuminating the intersectional politics of racial, sexual, and class structures. Transpacific Attachments examines shifting depictions of Chinese sex workers in popular media from the early twentieth century to the present. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18338-3

Ling Hon Lam gives a deeply original account of the history of emotions in Chinese literature centered on the idea of emotion as space. Tracing how the emotion realm underwent significant transformations from the dreamscape to theatricality in sixteenth- to eighteenth-century China, this book is a major rethinking of key terms in Chinese culture.

2018 248 pages 30 illus.

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GLOBAL CHINESE CULTURES

2018 352 pages

The Great Flowing River

The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang

Chi Pang-yuan

John Christopher Hamm

A Memoir of China, from Manchuria to Taiwan

Republican-Era Martial Arts Fiction

Translated by John Balcom

Heralded as a literary masterpiece and a best-seller in the Chinese-speaking world, The Great Flowing River is a personal account of the history of modern China and Taiwan unlike any other. The noted scholar, writer, and teacher Chi Pang-yuan recounts her youth in mainland China and adulthood in Taiwan in a novelistic, epoch-defining narrative. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18840-1 2018 448 pages

MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE FROM TAIWAN

Xiang Kairan, who wrote under the pen name “The Unworthy Scholar from Pingjiang,” is remembered as the father of modern Chinese martial arts fiction, one of the most distinctive forms of twentieth-century Chinese culture and the inspiration for China’s globally popular martial arts cinema. In this book, John Christopher Hamm shows how Xiang Kairan’s work and career offer a new lens on the transformations of fiction and popular culture in early twentieth-century China. $70.00 / £54.00 cloth 978-0-231-19056-5 August 2019 320 pages

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The Reincarnated Giant

The Handsome Monk and Other Stories

An Anthology of TwentyFirst-Century Chinese Science Fiction

Tsering Döndrup Translated by Christopher Peacock

Edited by Mingwei Song and Theodore Huters

This anthology showcases the best of contemporary science fiction from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and the People’s Republic of China. Going beyond political utopianism and technological optimism, contemporary Chinese writers conjure glittering visions and subversive experiments—ranging from space opera to cyberpunk, utopianism to the posthuman, and parodies of China’s rise to deconstructions of the myth of national development. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18023-8

With a love for the sparse yet vivid language of traditional Tibetan life, Tsering Döndrup tells tales of hypocritical lamas, crooked officials, violent conflicts, and loyal yaks. His nomad characters find themselves in scenarios that are at once strange and familiar, satirical yet poignant. Ranging in style from playful updates of traditional storytelling techniques to narrative experimentation, Tsering Döndrup’s tales pay tribute to the resilience of Tibetan culture.

$105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18022-1

$20.00 / £14.99 paper 978-0-231-19023-7

2018 416 pages

$60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-19022-0

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2019 216 pages WEATHERHEAD BOOKS ON ASIA

How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context

Hawk of the Mind Collected Poems

Poetic Culture from Antiquity Through the Tang

Yang Mu

Edited by Michelle Yeh

Edited by Zong-qi Cai

How to Read Chinese Poetry in Context is an introduction to the golden age of Chinese poetry, spanning the earliest times through the Tang dynasty. Presenting poems in Chinese along with English translations and commentary, it is a pioneering and versatile text for the study of Chinese language, literature, history, and culture.

Yang Mu is a towering figure in modern Chinese poetry. Hawk of the Mind is a comprehensive collection of Yang Mu’s poetry that presents crucial works from the many stages of his long creative career, rendered into English by a team of distinguished translators, illustrating the distinctive style and affective power of a great poet.

$40.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18537-0

$25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-18469-4

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2018 328 pages 27 illus.

2018 224 pages

HOW TO READ CHINESE LITERATURE

MODERN CHINESE LITERATURE FROM TAIWAN

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Unbinding The Pillow Book

Sōseki

Modern Japan's Greatest Novelist

The Many Lives of a Japanese Classic

John Nathan

Gergana Ivanova

Gergana Ivanova examines how and why The Pillow Book has been read over the centuries, placing it in the multiple contexts in which it has been rewritten, including women’s education, literary scholarship, popular culture, “pleasure quarters,” and the formation of the modern nation-state. Drawing on scholarly commentaries, erotic parodies, instruction manuals for women, high school textbooks, and comic books, she considers its outsized role in ideas about Japanese women writers.

John Nathan provides a lucid and vivid account of Natsume Sōseki, the father of the modern novel in Japan. This biography elevates Sōseki to his rightful place as a great synthesizer of literary traditions and a brilliant chronicler of universal experience who, no less than his Western contemporaries, anticipated twentieth-century modernism. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-17142-7 2018 320 pages 7 illus.

ASIA PERSPECTIVES: HISTORY, SOCIETY, AND CULTURE

$65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18798-5 2018 240 pages.

Electrified Voices

Colonizing Language

How the Telephone, Phonograph, and Radio Shaped Modern Japan, 1868–1945

Cultural Production and Language Politics in Modern Japan and Korea Christina Yi

Kerim Yasar

Long before karaoke’s ubiquity and the rise of global brands such as Sony, Japan was a place where new audio technologies found eager users and contributed to new cultural forms. In Electrified Voices, Kerim Yasar traces the origins of the modern soundscape, showing how the revolutionary nature of sound technology and the rise of a new auditory culture played an essential role in the formation of Japanese modernity. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18713-8

Christina Yi investigates linguistic nationalism in the formation of literary canons through an examination of Japanese-language cultural production by Korean and Japanese writers from the 1930s through the 1950s. She challenges conventional understandings of national literature by showing how Japanese language ideology shaped colonial histories. $65.00 / £50.00 cloth 978-0-231-18420-5 2018 248 pages

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Sacred Cesium Ground and Isa’s Deluge

In Black and White A Novel

Two Novellas of Japan’s 3/11 Disaster

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki

Translated by Phyllis I. Lyons

Kimura Yūsuke

Translated by Doug Slaymaker

In these two novellas, Kimura Yūsuke explores human and animal life in northern Japan after the natural and nuclear disasters of March 11, 2011. Kimura inscribes the “Triple Disaster” into a rich regional tradition of storytelling, incorporating farflung voices and experiences to testify to life and the desire to represent it in the aftermath of calamity.

Jun'ichirō Tanizaki's In Black and White is a literary murder mystery in which the lines between fiction and reality are blurred. The writer Mizuno has penned a story about the perfect murder that comes to intrude on his life. In Black and White is a masterful yet little-known novel from a great writer at the height of his powers.

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2019 176 pages

2018 256 pages

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How to Read a Japanese Poem

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds

A Collection of Short Medieval Japanese Tales

Steven D. Carter

Edited by Keller Kimbrough and Haruo Shirane

How to Read a Japanese Poem offers a comprehensive approach to making sense of traditional Japanese poetry of all genres and periods. Steven D. Carter explains to anglophone students the methods of composition and literary interpretation used by Japanese poets, scholars, and critics from ancient times to the present, and adds commentary that will assist the modern reader.

Monsters, Animals, and Other Worlds is a collection of twenty-five medieval Japanese tales of border crossings and the fantastic, featuring demons, samurai, talking animals, amorous plants, and journeys to supernatural realms. With images from the original scroll paintings, it illuminates a rich world of literary, Buddhist, and visual culture.

$30.00 / £24.00 paper 978-0-231-18683-4

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2018 464 pages 120 illus.

May 2019 288 pages

TRANSLATIONS FROM THE ASIAN CLASSICS

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Premodern Korean Literary Prose

Dust and Other Stories

Edited by Michael J. Pettid, Gregory N. Evon, and Chan Park

Translated by Janet Poole

An Anthology

Yi T'aejun

This anthology presents new translations of Korean prose works from the tenth to the nineteenth century. It offers insight into past societies by highlighting genres that have largely not been translated, such as diaries, short fictional biographies, erotic tales, oral narratives, and novellas, illustrating the variety of premodern Korean writings.

Yi T’aejun was one of twentieth-century Korea’s true masters of the short story—and a man who in 1946 stunned his contemporaries by moving to the Soviet-occupied North. Dust and Other Stories offers a selection of Yi’s stories across time and place, showcasing a superb stylist caught up in his era’s most urgent ideological and aesthetic divides.

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2018 256 pages

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The Hindi Canon

Fortune Favors the Bold

Mrityunjay Tripathi

Theodore Modis

A Woman’s Odyssey through a Turbulent Century

Intellectuals, Processes, Criticism Translated by Shad Naved

This book presents a critical account of the beginnings, development, and history of the process of canonization in Hindi via such exemplary figures as George Grierson, Garcin de Tassy, Ramchandra Shukla, Hazari Prasad Dwivedi, and others. It proposes an intellectual history of Hindi criticism in the twentieth century, which today faces the challenges of a decanonization move in the form of feminist and Dalit thought. $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-81-934015-9-0 2018 200 pages

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In the early twentieth century, a teenage Greek girl in Constantinople loses both her parents and, together with her younger sister, gets thrown into a massive population exchange between Greece and Turkey. She ends up in a refugee camp in northern Greece where she creates a life for herself as a teacher in a small mountain town near Greece’s northwestern borders with Albania and Yugoslavia. Theodore Modis's novel sheds light on historical conflicts including the Balkan Wars, the Greek Civil War, and the Turkish invasion of Cyprus. .$30.00 paper 978-3-8382-1197-8 2018 372 pages

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Cinema/Politics/ Philosophy

Foucault at the Movies Patrice Maniglier and Dork Zabunyan

Nico Baumbach

Translated by Clare O'Farrell

Nico Baumbach revisits the much-maligned tradition of seventies film theory to reconsider: What does it mean to call cinema political? He explores how cinema can condition philosophy through its own means, challenging received ideas about what is seeable, sayable, and doable.

Foucault at the Movies brings together all of Foucault’s commentary on film, some of it available for the first time in English, along with important contemporary analysis and further extensions of this work. It offers detailed, up-to-date commentary, inviting us to go to the movies with Foucault.

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2018 208 pages

FILM AND CULTURE SERIES

Pier Paolo Pasolini

The Disappearing Christ

Performing Authorship

Secularism in the Silent Era

Gian Maria Annovi

Phillip Maciak

WINNER OF THE HOWARD R. MARRARO PRIZE FROM THE MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION

In Pier Paolo Pasolini: Performing Authorship, Gian Maria Annovi revisits Pasolini’s oeuvre to examine the author’s performance as a way of assuming an antagonistic stance toward forms of artistic, social, and cultural oppression. Annovi connects Pasolini’s notion of authorship to contemporary radical artistic practices and today’s multimedia authorship. $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18030-6 2017 272 pages 41 illus.

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Cinematic depictions of an appearing and disappearing Christ became a powerful vehicle for Americans to navigate a rapidly modernizing society. Studying these films alongside a multimedia, interdisciplinary archive of novels, photographs, illustrations, and works of theology, travel writing, and historiography, The Disappearing Christ offers a new narrative of American cultural history at the intersection of cinema studies and religious studies. $35.00 / £27.00 paper 978-0-231-18709-1 $105.00 / £81.00 cloth 978-0-231-18708-4 July 2019 256 pages

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Melodrama Unbound

The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction

Across History, Media, and National Cultures

Nora M. Alter

Edited by Christine Gledhill and Linda Williams

Drawing on new scholarship in transnational theatrical, film, and cultural histories, this collection demonstrates that melodrama speaks to fundamental aspects of modern life and feeling. Contributors articulate new ways of thinking about melodrama that underscore its pervasiveness across national cultures and in a variety of genres.

Nora M. Alter reveals the essay film to be a hybrid genre that fuses the categories of feature, art, and documentary film. The essay film draws on a variety of forms and approaches; in the process, it fundamentally alters the shape of cinema. The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction locates the genre’s origins and follows its transformations.

$40.00 / £30.00 paper 978-0-231-18067-

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$90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-17820-4

2018 432 pages 61 illus.

2018 416 pages

FILM AND CULTURE SERIES

FILM AND CULTURE SERIES

Words on Screen

The Interactive Documentary Form

Michel Chion

Aesthetics, Practice, and Research

Edited and translated by Claudia Gorbman

Stefano Odorico

Interactive documentary is a newly emerging form of nonlinear, nonfiction narrative that animates viewers to control their own path through a film. Stefano Odorico examines the aesthetic structures and dynamics of interactive documentary as a web-based film experience. His study considers theoretical issues such as critical complexity, reality effect, and polyphony. $40.00 paper 978-3-8376-4231-5 2019 200 pages

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Following his work on sound in film in Audio-Vision and Film, a Sound Art, Chion’s Words on Screen is a survey of everything the seventh art gives us to read on screen. He analyzes titles, credits, and intertitles, but also less obvious forms of writing that appear on screen, from the tear-stained letter in a character’s hand to reversed writing seen in mirrors. Through this examination, Chion delves into the multitude of roles that words on screen play. $30.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17499-2 $90.00 / £70.00 cloth 978-0-231-17498-5 2017 272 pages 256 illus.

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The End of the West and Other Cautionary Tales

Data Love

$25.00 / £20.00 paper 978-0-231-17673-6

Translated by Brigitte Pichon, Dorian Rudnytsky, and John Cayley

Sean Meighoo

$35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-17672-9 2018 280 pages

The Seduction and Betrayal of Digital Technologies Roberto Simanowski

$22.00 / £16.99 paper 978-0-231-17727-6

With Dogs at the Edge of Life Colin Dayan $22.00 / £16.99 paper 978-0-231-16713-0 $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-16712-3 2018 208 pages / 38 illus.

Incomparable Empires

Modernism and the Translation of Spanish and American Literature Gayle Rogers

$27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-17857-0 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-17856-3 2018 312 pages

MODERNIST LATITUDES

Chimeras of Form

Modernist Internationalism Beyond Europe, 1914–2016 Aarthi Vadde

$27.00 / £21.00 paper 978-0-231-18025-2 $60.00 / £47.00 cloth 978-0-231-18024-5 2018 288 pages

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Dark Ecology

For a Logic of Future Coexistence Timothy Morton $24.00 / £18.99 paper 978-0-231-17753-5 $30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17752-8 2018 208 pages

THE WELLEK LIBRARY LECTURES

$30.00 / £24.00 cloth 978-0-231-17726-9 2018 176 pages

The Incorporeal

Ontology, Ethics, and the Limits of Materialism Elizabeth Grosz

$24.00 / £18.99 paper 978-0-231-18163-1 $35.00 / £27.00 cloth 978-0-231-18162-4 2018 336 pages

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A Life in the Harlem Renaissance and the Transatlantic Caribbean James Davis

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