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Before the Fires

An Oral History of African American Life in the Bronx from the 1930s to the 1960s MA R K NA IS ON and B OB GUMB S

256 pages • 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7353-9 • Paper • $24.95 (1A), £17.99 978-0-8232-7352-2 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Empire State Editions S E PT EMBER A FRICA N A MERIC A N STUDIE S | URBAN STUDIE S | ORAL HISTORY | N EW YO RK

People associate the South Bronx with gangs, violence, drugs, crime, burned-out buildings, and poverty. This is the message that has been driven into their heads over the years by the media. As Howard Cosell famously said during the 1977 World’s Series at Yankee Stadium, “There it is, ladies and gentlemen, the Bronx is burning.” In this new book, Naison and Gumbs provide a completely different picture of the South Bronx through interviews with residents who lived here from the 1930s to the 1960s. In the early 1930s, word began to spread among economically secure black families in Harlem that there were spacious apartments for rent in the Morrisania section of the Bronx. Landlords in that community, desperate to fill their rent rolls and avoid foreclosure, began putting up signs in their windows and in advertisements in New York’s black newspapers that said, “We rent to select colored families,” by which they meant families with a securely employed wage earner and light complexions. Black families who fit these criteria began renting apartments by the score. Thus began a period of about twenty years during which the Bronx served as a borough of hope and unlimited possibilities for upwardly mobile black families. Chronicling a time when African Americans were suspended between the best and worst possibilities of New York City, Before the Fires tells the personal stories of seventeen men and women who lived in the South Bronx before the social and economic decline of the area that began in the late 1960s. Located on a hill hovering over one of the borough’s largest industrial districts, Morrisania offered black migrants from Harlem, the South, and the Caribbean an opportunity to raise children in a neighborhood that had better schools, strong churches, better shopping, less crime, and clean air. This culturally rich neighborhood also boasted some of the most vibrant music venues in all of New York City, giving rise to such music titans as Lou Donaldson, Valerie Capers, Herbie Hancock, Eddie Palmieri, Donald Byrd, Elmo Hope, Henry “Red” Allen, Bobby Sanabria, Valerie Simpson, Maxine Sullivan, the Chantals, the Chords, and Jimmy Owens. Alternately analytical and poetic, but all rich in detail, these inspiring interviews describe growing up and living in vibrant black and multiracial Bronx communities whose contours have rarely graced the pages of histories of the Bronx or black New York City. Capturing the excitement of growing up in this stimulating and culturally diverse environment, Before the Fires is filled with the optimism of the period and the heartache of what was shattered in the urban crisis and the burning of the Bronx. MARK NAISON is Professor of History and African American Studies at Fordham University, where he also directs the Bronx African American History Project. He is the author of three books, including Communists in Harlem During the Depression. BOB G U MBS is a graphic designer, photographer, artist, book publisher, and author. Born in Harlem, New York, and raised in the South Bronx, he has published and is the author of a number of books on African American history and culture. His art has been exhibited in several venues in New York City.


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Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life Gangsters and Gangbusters in La Guardia’s New York

RO BERT WE LDON WHALE N 264 pages • 17 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7155-9 • Cloth • $29.95 (02), £20.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available Empire State Editions S EPT EMBER HISTORY | SO C IO LO GY | NE W YORK


In 1940 and 1941 a group of ruthless gangsters from Brooklyn’s Brownsville neighborhood became the focus of media frenzy when they—dubbed “Murder Inc.,” by New York World-Telegram reporter Harry Feeney—were tried for murder. It is estimated that collectively they killed hundreds of people during a reign of terror that lasted from 1931 to 1940. As the trial played out to a packed courtroom, shocked spectators gasped at the outrageous revelations made by gang leader Abe “Kid Twist” Reles and his pack of criminal accomplices. News of the trial proliferated throughout the country; at times it received more newspaper coverage than the unabated war being waged overseas. The heinous crimes attributed to Murder, Inc., included not only murder and torture but also auto theft, burglary, assaults, robberies, fencing stolen goods, distribution of illegal drugs, and just about any “illegal activity from which a revenue could be derived.” When the trial finally came to a stunning unresolved conclusion in November 1941, newspapers generated record headlines. Once the trial was over, tales of the Murder, Inc., gang became legendary, spawning countless books and memoirs and providing inspiration for the Hollywood gangster-movie genre. These men were fearsome brutes with an astonishing ability to wield power. People were fascinated by the “gangster” figure, which had become a symbol for moral evil and contempt and whose popularity showed no signs of abating. As both a study in criminal behavior and a cultural fascination that continues to permeate modern society, the reverberations of “Murder, Inc.” are profound, including references in contemporary mass media. The Murder, Inc., story is as much a tale of morality as it is a gangster history, and Murder, Inc., and the Moral Life by Robert Whalen meshes both topics clearly and meticulously, relating the gangster phenomenon to modern moral theory. Each chapter covers an aspect of the Murder, Inc., case and reflects on its ethical elements and consequences. Whalen delves into the background of the criminals involved, their motives, and the violent death that surrounded them; New York City’s immigrant gang culture and its role as “Gangster City”; fiery politicians Fiorello La Guardia and Thomas E. Dewey and the choices they made to clean up the city; and the role of the gangster in popular culture and how it relates to “real life.” Whalen puts a fresh spin on the two topics, providing a vivid narrative with both historical and moral perspective. ROBE RT WE LDON WHALE N is Carolyn G. and Sam H. McMahon Jr. Professor of History at Queens University of Charlotte. His publications include Sacred Spring: God and Modernism in Fin-de-Siècle Vienna; “Like Fire in Broomstraw”: Southern Journalism and the Textile Strikes of 1929–1931; and Assassinating Hitler: Ethics and Resistance in Nazi Germany.


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Brooklyn Bridge Park

Stretching along a waterfront that faces one of the world’s greatest harbors and storied skylines, Brooklyn Bridge Park is among the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation. It has transformed a decrepit industrial waterfront into a new public use that is both a reflection and an engine of Brooklyn’s resurgence in the twenty-first century. Brooklyn Bridge Park unravels the many obstacles faced during the development of the park and suggests solutions that can be applied to important economic and planning issues around the world. Situated below the quiet precincts of Brooklyn Heights, a strip of moribund structures that formerly served bustling port activity became the site of a prolonged battle. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey eyed it as an ideal location for high-rise or commercial development. The idea to build Brooklyn Bridge Park came from local residents and neighborhood leaders looking for less intensive uses of the property. Together, elected officials joined with members of the communities to produce a practical plan, skillfully won a commitment of government funds in a time of fiscal austerity, then persevered through long periods of inaction, abrupt changes of government, two recessions, numerous controversies often accompanied by litigation, and a superstorm. Brooklyn Bridge Park is the success story of a grassroots movement and community planning that united around a common vision. Drawing on the authors’ personal experiences—one as a reporter, the other as a park leader—Brooklyn Bridge Park weaves together contemporaneous reports of events that provide a record of every twist and turn in the story. Interviews with more than sixty people reveal the human dynamics that unfolded in the course of building the park, including attitudes and opinions that arose about class, race, gentrification, commercialization, development, and government. Despite the park’s broad and growing appeal, its creation was lengthy, messy, and often contentious. Brooklyn Bridge Park suggests ways other civic groups can address such hurdles within their own communities.

A Dying Waterfront Transformed

J OANNE WITTY , a lawyer and an environmentalist, has served in both city and


state government. Since 1998 she has been a park leader as president of the Local Development Corporation that created the park’s master plan and vice chair of the Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation, which is building and operating the park.

272 page • 16 color and 50 b/w illustrations • 7 × 10 978-0-8232-7357-7 • Cloth • $35.00 (02), £24.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available Empire State Editions S EPT EMBER U R BA N ST UD IES | A RCHITECTURE | NE W YORK

After twenty-seven years as a writer and producer for news programs at NBC, HE NRIK KROG IU S was for twenty-two years the editor of the Brooklyn Heights Press and Cobble Hill News, where he closely followed the Brooklyn Bridge Park project from its inception. He is the author of The Brooklyn Heights Promenade and of an extended photographic essay, “New York, You’re a Wonderful Town: 50-plus Years of Chronicling Gotham.”


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“Stephen Miller invites readers on what he calls a verbal tour . . . [revealing] the universal themes that define New York’s metamorphosis over two centuries: vitality, diversity, density.” —TH E N EW YORK TIMES

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“Stephen Miller’s Walking New York surveys an urban and literary landscape, focusing on writers who have taken Manhattan as turf, laboratory and crucible for their creations. . . . Mr. Miller is an amiable guide, filling his chapters with interesting facts and reminders of how Manhattan has always both embodied change and retained constancy.” — TH E WAL L STREET JOURN AL

“In Walking New York, essayist Stephen Miller takes a look at the city’s literary perambulators, examining the writing of Stephen Crane, Alfred Kazin, and Teju Cole, among others, and offering an evolving portrait of New York through the centuries. ‘Each writer,’ Mr. Miller says in the book’s preface, ‘wanders a different city.’” —TH E N EW YORK OBS ERVER

“I can’t imagine any specialist in the field not finding this book a worthy addition to the literature. It’s a pleasure to read.” — P HILLIP LO PAT E, director, Nonfiction Graduate Program at Columbia University

Walking New York

Reflections of American Writers from Walt Whitman to Teju Cole ST EPHEN MI LLE R

“A brilliant analysis of walking in New York and how it has been viewed and experienced by some of our greatest writers. Miller’s analysis of Walt Whitman, Charles Dickens, Henry James, Teju Cole, Alfred Kazin, and others is both incisive and highly original.” —W ILLIA M HELMREICH, author of The New York Nobody Knows: Walking 6,000 Miles in the City

“Walking New York, although socially aware, is an unashamed work of literary studies, recounting for its readers the way this particular city has seized the attention of the writers, how they have been affected by it, and how it has been reflected in their work.” — J O HN MCLA REN , Victoria University, Melbourne

is a freelance writer and the author of five books, including Conversation: A History of a Declining Art. His articles on literary, political, and cultural questions have appeared in many journals in the United States and Great Britain, including the American Scholar, the Times Literary Supplement, Partisan Review, and Sewanee Review, among others. He has an M.A. in English from Yale and a Ph.D. in comparative literature from Rutgers. STE PHE N MILLER

272 pages 978-0-8232-7425-3 • Paper • $22.95 (03), £15.99 [Cloth available: 978-0-8232-6315-8] Simultaneous electronic edition available Empire State Editions OCTOBER L IT ERAT URE | N EW YORK



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“Photographs and Jefferson’s drawings during his imprisonment add to the fascination of this memoir.” —BOOK L IST

“. . . One of the few memoirs of combat in World War II by a distinguished African-American flier; it is perhaps the only account of the African-American experience in a German prison camp.” —EBON Y

“. . . If Detroit’s Museum of African American History wants to prosper, it need do no more than establish a wing for one of the great stories of the Second World War, the tales of the Tuskegee Airmen, the military’s first black pilots, who were trained at a remote training complex near Tuskegee, Alabama. . . . The black bomber escorts made history because they never lost a bomber to the enemy. . . .Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free . . . 56 years in the making, is the result of thousands of hours of Alexander Jefferson’s working in his basement. It should be a part of every public school and community library in America.” —D ETROIT N EWS AN D F REE PRESS

Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free

Memoirs of a Tuskegee Airman and POW, Revised Edition A LEXAND E R JE FFE RS ON with LEW IS H. CARLS ON 192 pages • 12 color and 80 b/w illustrations • 8¼ × 9¼ 978-0-8232-7438-3 • Cloth • $29.95 (02), £22.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available World War II: The Global, Human, and Ethical Dimension D EC EMBER AF RIC A N A MERIC A N STUDIE S | HISTORY

Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free is a rare gift detailing the experience of Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, who was one of 32 Tuskegee Airmen from the 332nd Fighter Group to be shot down defending a country that considered them to be second-class citizens. In this vividly detailed, deeply personal story, Jefferson writes as a genuine American hero about what it meant to be an African American pilot in enemy hands, fighting to protect the promise of freedom. The book features the sketches, drawings, and other illustrations Jefferson created during his nine months as a POW, and Lewis Carlson’s authoritative background to the man, his unit, and the fight Alexander Jefferson fought so well. This revised edition covers the story of Jefferson’s continuing outreach and education work, as he brings the story of the Tuskegee Airmen to communities and schools across the country, and the presentation of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Airmen in 2007. Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free is perhaps the only account of the African American experience in a German prison camp. LT. COL. ALEXANDER J EFFE RSON (USAF, Ret.) has degrees from Clark College and Wayne State University. He won numerous citations and remains active in Veterans’ and Tuskegee Airmen organizations. He served in Michigan public schools for thirty years as a teacher and administrator, and lives outside Detroit in Southfield. LE WIS H. CARLSON is co-author of Life behind Barbed Wire: The World War II Photographs of Prisoner of War Angelo M. Spinelli (Fordham).


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“A dizzying mix of low camp and high drama, A Scarlet Pansy is at once laughout-loud funny, startling, odd, and ultimately—through the lens of our queer world today—very moving. Robert J. Corber’s insightful and astute Introduction places the novel in a clear historical context while continually highlighting the emotional power and the camp glory of the novel and the erotic adventures of its hero/heroine, Fay Etrange.” — MICHA EL B RO N SK I, Harvard University

A Scarlet Pansy RO BERT S CU LLY edited and with an Introduction by R O BERT J. CORB E R

280 pages • 6 × 8½ 978-0-8232-7256-3 • Paper • $19.95 (03), £13.99 978-0-8232-7255-6 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available S EPT EMBER GAY A ND LES BIA N STUDIE S | LITE RATURE | AME RICAN STUDIES


First published in 1932, A Scarlet Pansy is an extraordinarily vivid and richly textured depiction of American queer life in the early twentieth century, tracing the coming-of-age of androgynous Fay Etrange. Born in small-town Pennsylvania and struggling with her difference, Fay eventually accepts her gender and sexual nonconformity and immerses herself in the fairy subculture of New York City. A self-proclaimed “oncer”—never tricking with same man twice—she immerses herself in the nightclubs, theaters, and street life of the city, cavorting with kindred spirits including female impersonators, streetwalkers, and hustlers as well as other fairies and connoisseurs of rough trade. While reveling in these exploits she becomes a successful banker and later attends medical school, where she receives training in obstetrics. There she also develops her life’s ambition to find a cure for gonorrhea, a disease supposedly “fastened on mankind as a penalty for enjoying love.” A Scarlet Pansy stands apart from similar fiction of its time—as well as that of the ensuing decades—by celebrating rather than pathologizing its effeminate and sexually adventurous protagonist. In this edition, republished for the first time in its original unexpurgated form, Robert J. Corber examines the way in which it flew in the face of other literature of the time in its treatment of gender expression and same-sex desire. He places the novel squarely within its social and cultural context of nearly a century ago while taking into account the book’s checkered publication history as well as the question of the novel’s unknown author. Much more than cultural artifact, A Scarlet Pansy remains a uniquely delightful and penetrating work of literature, resonating as much with present-day culture as it is illuminating of our understanding of queer history and challenging our notions of what makes a man a woman, and vice-versa. ROBE RT SCU LLY

is the unknown author of A Scarlet Pansy.

is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor in American Institutions and Values at Trinity College. He is the author and editor of several books, including, most recently, Cold War Femme: Lesbianism, National Identity, and Hollywood Cinema. ROBE RT J. CORBE R


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“In his gripping autobiography, Dillon finds new answers to enduring questions about gender. At the same time, he never manages to solve the puzzle of his own identity and dies in the pursuit of transcendence. His memoir deserves a place alongside the great spiritual narratives, from Augustine to Merton.” — PAGA N K EN N EDY, author of The First Man-Made Man

Out of the Ordinary

A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions

MIC H A EL DI LLON/LOB ZANG JIVA KA edited and with an Introduction by JAC O B LAU and CA M ER O N PARTRIDGE foreword by SUSAN STRYKE R

Now available for the first time—more than 50 years after it was written—is the memoir of Michael Dillon/Lobzang Jivaka (1915–62), the British doctor and Buddhist monastic novice chiefly known to scholars of sex, gender, and sexuality for his pioneering transition from female to male between 1939 and 1949, and for his groundbreaking 1946 book Self: A Study in Ethics and Endocrinology. Here at last is Dillon/Jivaka’s extraordinary life story told in his own words. Out of the Ordinary captures Dillon/Jivaka’s various journeys—to Oxford, into medicine, across the world by ship—within the major narratives of his gender and religious journeys. Moving chronologically, Dillon/Jivaka begins with his childhood in Folkestone, England, where he was raised by his spinster aunts, and tells of his days at Oxford immersed in theology, classics, and rowing. He recounts his hormonal transition while working as an auto mechanic and fire watcher during World War II and his surgical transition under Sir Harold Gillies while Dillon himself attended medical school. He details his worldwide travel as a ship’s surgeon in the British Merchant Navy with extensive commentary on his interactions with colonial and postcolonial subjects, followed by his “outing” by the British press while he was serving aboard The City of Bath. Out of the Ordinary is not only a salient record of an early sex transition but also a unique account of religious conversion in the mid–twentieth century. Dillon/Jivaka chronicles his gradual shift from Anglican Christianity to the esoteric spiritual systems of George Gurdjieff and Peter Ouspensky to Theravada and finally Mahayana Buddhism. He concludes his memoir with the contested circumstances of his Buddhist monastic ordination in India and Tibet. Ultimately, while Dillon/Jivaka died before becoming a monk, his novice ordination was significant: It made him the first white European man to be ordained in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. Out of the Ordinary is a landmark publication that sets free a distinct voice from the history of the transgender movement. MICHAEL DILLON/LOBZANG J IVAKA (1915–62) was an English physician, the first female-to-male post-operative transsexual, and a Buddhist monastic novice.

is a University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine.



is a Lecturer at Harvard Divinity School.

is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Arizona. She has written and edited several books including, most recently, Transgender History. SUSAN STRY KE R

272 pages • 12 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7480-2 • Cloth • $29.95 (02), £20.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available N OVEMBER GEND ER ST UD IES | RE LIGION | BIOGRAP HY


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“The appearance of this book in France was something of a historic event. . . . One of the strongest, most ambitious, and most pertinent rewritings of the history of philosophy that readers are likely to encounter in their lifetimes.” — B RU CE RO B B IN S, Columbia University

Citizen Subject

Foundations for Philosophical Anthropology

ÉT IENNE BALI B AR translated by STEVEN MILLE R foreword by EMILY AP TE R

544 pages • 7 × 10 978-0-8232-7361-4 • Paper • $40.00 (01), £30.99 978-0-8232-7360-7 • Cloth • $140.00 (06), £108.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Commonalities NOVEMBER P OLIT ICA L T H EORY | P HILOSOP HY | AN T H RO PO LO GY


This book constitutes the summation of Étienne Balibar’s career-long project to think the necessary and necessarily antagonistic relation between the categories of citizen and subject. In this magnum opus, the question of modernity is framed anew with special attention to the self-enunciation of the subject (in Descartes, Locke, Rousseau, and Derrida), the constitution of the community as “we” (in Hegel, Marx, and Tolstoy), and the aporia of the judgment of self and others (in Foucualt, Freud, Kelsen, and Blanchot). After the “humanist controversy” that preoccupied twentieth-century philosophy, Citizen Subject proposes foundations for philosophical anthropology today, in terms of two contrary movements: the becoming-citizen of the subject and the becomingsubject of the citizen. The citizen-subject who is constituted in the claim to a “right to have rights” (Arendt) cannot exist without an underside that contests and defies it. He—or she, because Balibar is concerned throughout this volume with questions of sexual difference—figures not only the social relation but also the discontent or the uneasiness at the heart of this relation. The human can be instituted only if it betrays itself by upholding “anthropological differences” that impose normality and identity as conditions of belonging to the community. The violence of “civil” bourgeois universality, Balibar argues, is greater (and less legitimate, therefore less stable) than that of theological or cosmological universality. Right is thus founded on insubordination, and emancipation derives its force from otherness. Ultimately, Citizen Subject offers a revolutionary rewriting of the dialectic of universality and differences in the bourgeois epoch, revealing in the relationship between the common and the universal a political gap at the heart of the universal itself. ÉTIE NNE BALIBAR is Professor Emeritus of Moral and Political Philosophy at Université de Paris X–Nanterre; Distinguished Professor of Humanities at the University of California, Irvine; and Visiting Professor of French at Columbia University. His many books in English include Equaliberty: Political Essays; We, the People of Europe? Reflections on Transnational Citizenship; Politics and the Other Scene; and, with Louis Althusser, Reading Capital: The Complete Edition. STEVE N MILLER


is Associate Professor of English at the University at Buffalo,


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“Spying and surveilling—what Szendy himself expansively translates as ‘overhearing’—are the rudiments of an old profession, ‘perhaps the second oldest.’ Hence the necessity of patiently patrolling the inner and outer corridors of power, of walking the wild and labyrinthine sides of ‘our ears,’ the history of which Szendy has again been proved a masterful and exemplary listener. In this topical and gripping book, which records and samples from the best and the unexpected among spy stories (Sophocles, Kafka), theories (Sun Tzu, Bentham, Adorno, Derrida), operas (Monteverdi, Mozart, Berg), and films (Coppola, De Palma), Szendy urgently reaches for a new listening post, and flawlessly delivers.” — GIL A N IDJA R, Columbia University

“Peter Szendy cleverly networks the history of surveillance and espionage to the bandwidth of our current ‘panacoustic’ and digitalized era, allowing us to eavesdrop in on ourselves through the ear of the Other.” — GREGG LA MB ERT, Syracuse University

All Ears

The Aesthetics of Espionage

P ET ER SZE NDY translated by ROLAND VÉ GS Ő 176 pages • 5½ × 8½ 978-0-8232-7396-6 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7395-9 • Cloth • $95.00 (06), £68.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available D ECEMBER P H ILOSO PH Y | MED IA STUDIE S & COMMUNICATION | MUSIC

The world of international politics has recently been rocked by a seemingly endless series of scandals involving auditory surveillance: the NSA’s warrantless wiretapping is merely the most sensational example of what appears to be a universal practice today. What is the source of this generalized principle of eavesdropping? All Ears: The Aesthetics of Espionage traces the long history of moles from the Bible, through Jeremy Bentham’s “panacoustic” project, all the way to the intelligence-gathering network called “Echelon.” Together with this archeology of auditory surveillance, Szendy offers an engaging account of spycraft’s representations in literature (Sophocles, Shakespeare, Joyce, Kafka, Borges), opera (Monteverdi, Mozart, Berg), and film (Lang, Hitchcock, Coppola, De Palma). Following in the footsteps of Orpheus, the book proposes a new concept of “overhearing” that connects the act of spying to an excessive intensification of listening. At the heart of listening Szendy locates the ear of the Other that manifests itself as the originary division of a “split-hearing” that turns the drive for mastery and surveillance into the death drive. PE TER SZE NDY is Professor of Philosophy at Université de Paris Ouest Nanterre and musicological adviser for concert programs at the Cité de la musique. His books in English include Phantom Limbs: On Musical Bodies; Apocalypse-Cinema: 2012 and Other Ends of the World; Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials: Cosmopolitical Philosofictions; Hits: Philosophy in the Jukebox; and Listen: A History of Our Ears (all Fordham). ROLAND VÉG SŐ


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The Disavowed Community J E A N-LUC NANCY translated by PH ILIP ARMST RONG

“This is a powerful and important book, in several respects: first, because this is Nancy’s first public engagement with Maurice Blanchot’s 1983 book The Unavowable Community, bringing to focus decades of research on this issue and shedding exciting new light on the relation between the two thinkers. Second, this work provides the latest elaborations by Jean-Luc Nancy on what has been his longstanding research on being-with and community, issues that have occupied him for the past thirty years. Finally, the analyses proposed are some of the most sophisticated that one can find in Nancy’s corpus. As such, they represent a significant contribution to philosophical work and research.” — FRA N ÇO IS RA FFO U L, Louisiana State University

is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including Coming; Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula; and, with Frederico Ferrari, Being Nude: The Skin of Images (all Fordham).


144 pages 978-0-8232-7385-0 • Paper • $24.95 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7384-3 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Commonalities S EPT EMBER PO LIT IC A L T H EORY | P HILOSOP HY


Ohio State University.

is Associate Professor in the Department of Comparative Studies at The

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Coming is a lyrical, erudite examination of the French notion of jouissance. How did jouissance evolve from referring to the pleasure of possessing a material thing (property, wealth) to the pleasure of orgasm, from appropriation to dis-appropriation, from consumption to consummation? The philosophers Adèle van Reeth and Jean-Luc Nancy engage in a lively dialogue, ranging from consumerism to video games to mysticism and from Spinoza, Hegel, and Augustine to the Marquis de Sade, Marguerite Duras, and Henry Miller. Four additional essays are new to the American edition. is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books, including The Disavowed Community; Ego Sum: Corpus, Anima, Fabula; and, with Frederico Ferrari, Being Nude: The Skin of Images (all Fordham).


is the producer and host of France Culture Radio’s daily program on philosophy. She also contributes to the program Le Cercle on Canal Plus Cinéma and to Philosophie magazine.

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has translated more than forty books and is the recipient of numerous


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Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics

The Heidelberg Conference


In February 1988, philosophers Jacques Derrida, Hans-Georg Gadamer, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe came together in Heidelberg before a large audience to discuss the philosophical and political implications of Martin Heidegger’s thought. This event took place in the very amphitheater in which, more than fifty years earlier, Heidegger, as rector of the University of Freiburg and a member of the Nazi Party, had given a speech entitled “The University in the New Reich.” Heidegger’s involvement in Nazism has always been, and will remain, an indelible scandal, but what is its real relation to his work and thought? And what are the responsibilities of those who read this work, who analyze and elaborate this thought? Conversely, what is at stake in the wholesale dismissal of this important but compromised twentieth-century philosopher? In 1988, in the wake of the recent publication of Victor Farias’s Heidegger and Nazism, and of the heated debates that ensued, these questions had become more pressing than ever. The reflections presented by three of the most prominent of Heidegger’s readers, improvised in French and transcribed here, were an attempt to approach these questions before a broad public, but with a depth of knowledge and a complex sense of the questions at issue that have been often lacking in the press. Ranging over two days and including exchanges with one another and with the audience, the discussions pursed by these major thinkers remain highly relevant today, especially following the publication of Heidegger’s already notorious “Black Notebooks,” which have added another chapter to the ongoing debates over this contested figure. The present volume recalls a highly charged moment in this history, while also drawing the debate toward its most essential questions. JACQU E S DERRIDA (1930–2004), HANS-G EORG G ADA ME R (1900–2002), and PHILIPPE LACOUE -LABARTHE (1940–2007) were three of the most important

philosophical voices of the second half of the twentieth century. MIRE ILLE CALLE -G RU BER

Paris 3.

is Professor at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle–

is Associate Professor of French at the University of California, Davis. His previous translations include books by Maurice Blanchot, Jean Genet, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Roubaud, Jean-Luc Nancy, and Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe.


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“In this wonderful collection of what she modestly calls ‘musings,’ Marjorie Garber makes an irresistible case for the value of literary study and for herself as one of its great modern practitioners. The essays are brave in their commitments and brilliant in their execution. They are at once provocative and playful—and abidingly humane.” — DAVID SCOT T KASTA N , Yale University

The Muses on Their Lunch Hour

As a break from their ordained labors, what might the Muses today do on their lunch hour? This collection of witty, shrewd, and imaginative essays addresses interdisciplinary topics that range widely from Shakespeare, to psychoanalysis, to the practice of higher education today. With the ease born of deep knowledge, Marjorie Garber moves from comical journalistic quirks (“Fig Leaves”) to the curious return of myth and ritual in the theories of evolutionary psychologists (“Ovid, Now and Then”). Two themes emerge consistently in Garber’s latest exploration of symptoms of culture. The first is that to predict the “next big thing” in literary studies we should look back at ideas and practices set aside by a previous generation of critics. In the past several decades we have seen the reemergence of—for example—textual editing, biography, character criticism, aesthetics, and philology as “hot” new areas for critical intervention. The second theme expands on this observation, making the case for “cultural forgetting” as the way the arts and humanities renew themselves, both within fields and across them. Although she is never represented in traditional paintings or poetry, a missing Muse—we can call her Amnesia—turns out to be a key figure for the creation of theory and criticism in the arts. MARJ ORIE G ARBER is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English and of Visual and Environmental Studies at Harvard University. Her many books include Loaded Words (Fordham); Symptoms of Culture; Quotation Marks; Shakespeare After All; Vested Interests: Cross-Dressing and Cultural Anxiety; and The Use and Abuse of Literature.


192 pages 978-0-8232-7373-7 • Paper • $22.95 (1A), £15.99 978-0-8232-7372-0 • Cloth • $80.00 (06), £61.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available DECEMBER L IT ERAT URE | C ULT URAL STUDIE S



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“This is a bold, ambitious, and thought-provoking collection. Fueling Culture presents multiple ports of embarkation, geopolitical sites, archives, substances, genres, and methodologies for making sense of how deeply energy and culture are intermeshed.” — STACY A LA IMO, University of Texas at Arlington

Fueling Culture

101 Words for Energy and Environment

I MR E SZ EMAN, JE NN IFE R W ENZ EL, and PATRICIA YAE GE R, editors 400 pages • 17 b/w illustrations • 7 × 10 978-0-8232-7391-1 • Paper • $34.95 (01), £24.99 978-0-8232-7390-4 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £90.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JANUA RY E NVIRON MENTA L ST UDIE S | CULTURAL STUDIE S

How has our relation to energy changed over time? What differences do particular energy sources make to human values, politics, and imagination? How have transitions from one energy source to another—from wood to coal, or from oil to solar to whatever comes next—transformed culture and society? What are the implications of uneven access to energy in the past, present, and future? Which concepts and theories clarify our relation to energy, and which just get in the way? Fueling Culture offers a compendium of keywords written by scholars and practitioners from around the world and across the humanities and social sciences. These keywords offer new ways of thinking about energy as both the source and the limit of how we inhabit culture, with the aim of opening up new ways of understanding the seemingly irresolvable contradictions of dependence upon unsustainable energy forms. Fueling Culture brings together writing that is risk-taking and interdisciplinary, drawing on insights from literary and cultural studies, environmental history and ecocriticism, political economy and political ecology, postcolonial and globalization studies, and materialisms old and new. Keywords in this volume include: Aboriginal, Accumulation, Addiction, Affect, America, Animal, Anthropocene, Architecture, Arctic, Automobile, Boom, Canada, Catastrophe, Change, Charcoal, China, Coal, Community, Corporation, Crisis, Dams, Demand, Detritus, Disaster, Ecology, Electricity, Embodiment, Ethics, Evolution, Exhaust, Fallout, Fiction, Fracking, Future, Gender, Green, Grids, Guilt, Identity, Image, Infrastructure, Innervation, Kerosene, Lebenskraft, Limits, Media, Metabolism, Middle East, Nature, Necessity, Networks, Nigeria, Nuclear, Petroviolence, Photography, Pipelines, Plastics, Renewable, Resilience, Risk, Roads, Rubber, Rural, Russia, Servers, Shame, Solar, Spill, Spiritual, Statistics, Surveillance, Sustainability, Tallow, Texas, Textiles, Utopia, Venezuela, Whaling, Wood, Work For a full list of keywords in and contributors to this volume, please go to: http://ow.ly/4mZZxV IMRE SZEMAN is Canada Research Chair in Cultural Studies and Professor of English, Film Studies and Sociology at the University of Alberta.

is Associate Professor in the Department of English and Comparative Literature and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University. J ENNIFER WENZEL

PATRICIA YAEG E R was Henry Simmons Frieze Collegiate Professor of English and Women’s Studies at the University of Michigan.


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“Integrity, proportion, clarity—the qualities that have always informed Jordan’s writing about Thomas—are beautifully present in Teaching Bodies. The work is a significant contribution to the reading and interpretation of the medieval theologian.” — RO B ERT MIN ER, Baylor University

Teaching Bodies Moral Formation in the Summa of Thomas Aquinas MA R K D. JORDAN

256 pages 978-0-8232-7379-9 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7378-2 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available DECEMBER R ELIG ION | T H EOLOGY | P HILOSOP HY


In Teaching Bodies, leading scholar of Christian thought Mark D. Jordan offers an original reading of the Summa of Theology of Thomas Aquinas. Reading backward, Jordan interprets the main parts of the Summa, starting from the conclusion, to reveal how Thomas teaches morals by directing attention to the way God teaches morals, namely through embodied scenes: the incarnation, the gospels, and the sacraments. It is Thomas’s confidence in bodily scenes of instruction that explains the often overlooked structure of the middle part of the Summa, which begins and ends with Christian revisions of classical exhortations of the human body as a pathway to the best human life. Among other things, Jordan argues, this explains Thomas’s interest in the stages of law and the limits of virtue as the engine of human life. Rather than offer a synthesis of Thomistic ethics, Jordan insists that we read Thomas as theology to discover the unification of Christian wisdom in a pattern of ongoing moral formation. Jordan supplements his close readings of the Summa with reflections on Thomas’s place in the history of Christian moral teaching—and thus his relevance for teaching and writing in the present. What remains a puzzle is why Thomas chose to stage this incarnational moral teaching within the then-new genres of university disputation—the genres we think of as “Scholastic.” Yet here again the structure of the Summa provides an answer. In Jordan’s deft analysis, Thomas’s minimalist refusal to tell a new story except by juxtaposing selections from inherited philosophical and theological traditions is his way of opening room for God’s continuing narration in the development of the human soul. The task of writing theology, as Thomas understands it, is to open a path through the inherited languages of classical thought so that divine pedagogy can have its effect on the reader. As such, the task of the Summa, in Mark Jordan’s hands, is a crucial and powerful way to articulate Christian morals today. MARK D. J ORDAN is Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Christian Thought at Harvard Divinity School. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including, most recently, Convulsing Bodies: Religion and Resistance in Foucault and Recruiting Young Love: How Christians Talk about Homosexuality.


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Muslims, France, and the Sexualization of National Culture MEH A M ME D AMADE US MACK

272 pages • 15 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7461-1 • Paper • $27.00 (01), £18.99 978-0-8232-7460-4 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JA NUA RY RACE & ET H NIC ST UD IE S | GE NDE R STUDIE S | LITE RATURE

In contemporary France, particularly in the banlieues of Paris, the figure of the young, virile, hypermasculine Muslim looms large. So large, in fact, it often supersedes liberal secular society’s understanding of gender and sexuality altogether. Engaging the nexus of race, gender, nation, and sexuality, Sexagon studies the broad politicization of Franco-Arab identity in the context of French culture and its assumptions about appropriate modes of sexual and gender expression, both gay and straight. Surveying representations of young Muslim men and women in literature, film, popular journalism, television, and erotica as well as in psychoanalysis, ethnography, and gay and lesbian activist rhetoric, Mehammed Amadeus Mack reveals the myriad ways in which communities of immigrant origin are continually and consistently scapegoated as already and always outside the boundary of French citizenship regardless of where the individuals within these communities were born. At the same time, through deft readings of—among other things—fashion photography and online hook-up sites, Mack shows how Franco-Arab youth culture is commodified and fetishized to the point of sexual fantasy. Official French culture, as Mack suggests, has judged the integration of Muslim immigrants from North and West Africa—as well as their French descendants— according to their presumed attitudes about gender and sexuality. More precisely, Mack argues, the frustrations consistently expressed by the French establishment in the face of the alleged Muslim refusal to assimilate is not only symptomatic of anxieties regarding changes to a “familiar” France but also indicative of an unacknowledged preoccupation with what Mack identifies as the “virility cultures” of Franco-Arabs, rendering Muslim youth as both sexualized objects and unruly subjects. The perceived volatility of this banlieue virility serves to animate French characterizations of the “difficult” black, Arab, and Muslim boy—and girl—across a variety of sensational newscasts and entertainment media, which are crucially inflamed by the clandestine nature of the banlieues themselves and non-European expressions of virility. Mirroring the secret and underground qualities of “illegal” immigration, Mack shows, Franco-Arab youth increasingly choose to withdraw from official scrutiny of the French Republic and to thwart its desires for universalism and transparency. For their impenetrability, these sealed-off domains of banlieue virility are deemed all the more threatening to the surveillance of mainstream French society and the state apparatus. ME HAMMED AMADEUS MACK is Assistant Professor of French Studies and the Study of Women and Gender at Smith College.


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Scandalize My Name

Black Feminist Practice and the Making of Black Social Life TE R R I ON L. W ILLIAMS O N

256 pages • 8 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7473-4 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7472-7 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Commonalities OC TOBER

From sapphire, mammy, and jezebel, to the angry black woman, baby mama, and nappy-headed ho, black female iconography has had a long and tortured history in public culture. The telling of this history has long occupied the work of black female theorists—much of which has been foundational in situating black women within the matrix of sociopolitical thought and practice in the United States. Scandalize My Name builds upon the rich tradition of this work while approaching the study of black female representation as an opening onto a critical contemplation of the vagaries of black social life. It makes a case for a radical black subject-position that structures and is structured by an intramural social order that revels in the underside of the stereotype and ultimately destabilizes the very notion of “civil society.” At turns memoir, sociological inquiry, literary analysis, and cultural critique, Scandalize My Name explores topics as varied as serial murder, reality television, Christian evangelism, teenage pregnancy, and the work of Toni Morrison to advance black feminist practice as a mode through which black sociality is both theorized and made material. is Assistant Professor of African American and African Studies, with joint appointments in American studies and Gender, Women and Sexuality Studies, at the University of Minnesota. TER R I ON L. WILLIAMSON

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Blackpentecostal Breath

The Aesthetics of Possibility A SH O N T. CRAW LEY

In this profoundly innovative book, Ashon T. Crawley engages a wide range of critical paradigms from black studies, queer theory, and sound studies to theology, continental philosophy, and performance studies to theorize the ways in which alternative or “otherwise” modes of existence can serve as disruptions against the marginalization of and violence against minoritarian lifeworlds and possibilities for flourishing. Examining the whooping, shouting, noise-making, and speaking in tongues of Black Pentecostalism—a multi-racial, multi-class, multi-national Christian sect with one strand of its modern genesis in 1906 Los Angeles—Blackpentecostal Breath reveals how these aesthetic practices allow for the emergence of alternative modes of social organization. As Crawley deftly reveals, these choreographic, sonic, and visual practices and the sensual experiences they create are not only important for imagining what Crawley identifies as “otherwise worlds of possibility,” they also yield a general hermeneutics, a methodology for reading culture in an era when such expressions are increasingly under siege. 272 pages • 20 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7455-0 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7454-3 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Commonalities OC TOBER




is Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies at University of California,


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Fugitive Testimony



On the Visual Logic of Slave Narratives JA NET N EARY

248 pages • 14 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7290-7 • Paper • $27.00 (01), £18.99 978-0-8232-7289-1 • Cloth • $95.00 (06), £68.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available N OVEMBER

Fugitive Testimony traces the long arc of the African American slave narrative from the eighteenth century to the present in order to rethink the epistemological limits of the form and to theorize the complicated interplay between the visual and the literary throughout its history. Gathering an archive of ante- and postbellum literary slave narratives as well as contemporary visual art, Janet Neary brings visual and performance theory to bear on the genre’s central problematic: that the ex-slave narrator must be both object and subject of his or her own testimony. Taking works by current-day visual artists, including Glenn Ligon, Kara Walker, and Ellen Driscoll, Neary employs their representational strategies to decode the visual work performed in nineteenth-century literary narratives by Elizabeth Keckley, Solomon Northup, William Craft, Henry Box Brown, and others. She focuses on the textual visuality of these narratives to illustrate how their authors use the logic of the slave narrative against itself as a way to undermine the epistemology of the genre and to offer a model of visuality as intersubjective recognition rather than objective division. is Associate Professor of Nineteenth-century African American Literature and Culture in the English Department, Hunter College, City University of New York.


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Pre-Occupied Spaces

Remapping Italy’s Transnational Migrations and Colonial Legacies TE R E SA FIO RE

“A sophisticated and brilliant work of theoretical scaffolding, one that never loses sight of the perils of its own iconoclastic undertaking. Pre-Occupied Spaces’ extremely wellcrafted structure helps the reader navigate from one text to the other, while the theoretical architecture of the book guides the reader through the impressive proliferation of wellresearched texts and critical references.” — C R IST IN A LO MB A RDI- DIO P, Loyola University Chicago

320 pages • 7 × 10 978-0-8232-7433-8 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £24.99 978-0-8232-7432-1 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £90.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Critical Studies in Italian America F EBRUA RY

By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country’s colonial legacies, Fiore’s book poses Italy as a unique laboratory to rethink national belonging at large in our era of massive demographic mobility. Through an interdisciplinary cultural approach, the book finds traces of globalization in a past that may hold interesting lessons about inclusiveness for the present. Fiore rethinks Italy’s formation and development on a transnational map through cultural analysis of travel, living, and work spaces as depicted in literary, filmic, and musical texts. By demonstrating how immigration in Italy today is preoccupied by its past emigration and colonialism, the book stresses commonalities and dispels preoccupations. TER ESA FIORE is Theresa and Lawrence R. Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University.


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african american studies

The Retreats of Reconstruction Race, Leisure, and the Politics of Segregation at the New Jersey Shore, 1865–1920 DAVI D E. GO LDBERG

192 pages • 12 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7272-3 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7271-6 • Cloth • $110.00 (06), £79.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Reconstructing America NOVEMBER

Beginning in the 1880s, the economic realities and class dynamics of popular northern resort towns unsettled prevailing assumptions about political economy and threatened segregationist practices. Exploiting early class divisions, black working-class activists staged a series of successful protests that helped make northern leisure spaces a critical battleground in a larger debate about racial equality. While some scholars emphasize the triumph of black consumer activism with defeating segregation, Goldberg argues that the various consumer ideologies that first surfaced in northern leisure spaces during the Reconstruction era contained desegregation efforts and prolonged Jim Crow. Combining intellectual, social, and cultural history, The Retreats of Reconstruction examines how these decisions helped popularize the doctrine of “separate but equal” and explains why the politics of consumption is critical to understanding the “long civil rights movement.” DAV I D E. G OLDBE RG is a Visiting Assistant Professor of History at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown and winner of the 2014 Alfred E. Driscoll award for Best Dissertation. He is a civil rights historian focused on race, consumerism, and the environment in the Jim Crow North.

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The Limits of Fabrication Materials Science, Materialist Poetics NATH AN BROW N

264 pages • 61 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7299-0 • Cloth • $40.00 (06), £28.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory JA N UA RY


Poetry, or poiēsis, has long been understood as a practice of making. But how are experiments in the making of poetic forms related to formal making in science and engineering? The Limits of Fabrication takes up this question in the context of recent developments in nanoscale materials science, investigating concepts and ideologies of form at stake in new approaches to material construction. Tracing the direct pertinence of fields crucial to the new materials science (nanotechnology, biotechnology, crystallography, and geodesic design) in the work of Shanxing Wang, Caroline Bergvall, Christian Bök, and Ronald Johnson back to the midcentury development of Charles Olson’s “objectist” poetics, Nathan Brown carves out a tradition of constructivist, nonorganic poetics that has developed in conversation with science and engineering. While proposing a new approach to the relation of technē (craft, skill) and poiēsis (making, forming), this book also intervenes in philosophical debates concerning the concept of the object, the distinction between organic and inorganic matter, theories of self-organization, and the relation between “design” and “nature.” Engaging with Heidegger, Agamben, Whitehead, Stiegler, and Nancy, Brown shows that materials science and materialist poetics offer crucial resources for thinking through the direction of contemporary materialist philosophy. NATHAN BROWN is Canada Research Chair in Poetics and Director of the Centre for Expanded Poetics in the Department of English at Concordia University, Montréal.


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Light and Death

Figuration in Spenser, Kepler, Donne, Milton J U D I TH H . ANDERS O N

Light figures being; darkness, death. Bridging mathematical science, semantics, rhetoric, grammar, and major poems, Judith H. Anderson seeks to negotiate writings from multiple disciplines in the shared terms of poiesis and figuration rather than as cultural opposites. Analogy, a type of metaphor, has always been the connector of the known to the unknown, the sensible to the infinite. Anderson’s study moves from the figuration of light and death to the history of analogy and its pertinence to light in physics and metaphysics, from Kepler to Donne, Spenser, and Milton. Topics proliferate: creativity, optics, the relation of literature to science, the methodology of thought and argument, and the processes of narrative, discovery, and interpretation. is Chancellor’s Professor of English Emeritus at Indiana University. Her books include Words That Matter: Linguistic Perception in Renaissance English; Translating Investments: Metaphor and the Dynamic of Cultural Change in Tudor-Stuart England (Fordham); and Reading the Allegorical Intertext: Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare, Milton (Fordham).

JUD I TH H. ANDERSON 320 pages 978-0-8232-7277-8 • Cloth • $65.00 (06), £50.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JA NUA RY

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The Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature A ND R EW HU I

“Written with a lucid, elegant sensibility and profound erudition, this study interprets anew the shifts in meaning and value of ruins from classical Latin, to the Romance languages, to English lyrics. At the heart of his analysis Hui uncovers and probes the central problems raised by thinkers on the archeology of ruins: the inner relation between literature and ruins, the ethics of finitude they embody, their future, and the place of ruins at the new beginnings of history. My mind expands as I read it, and I can easily predict others will respond the same way.” — G I USEP P E MA ZZOT TA , Sterling Professor in the Humanities for Italian, Yale University

288 pages • 8 color and 14 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7431-4 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7335-5 • Cloth • $95.00 (06), £68.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Verbal Arts: Studies in Poetics JAN UA RY

The Renaissance was the Ruin-naissance, the birth of the ruin as a distinct category of cultural discourse, one that inspired voluminous poetic production. For humanists, the ruin became the material sign that marked the rupture between themselves and classical antiquity. In the first full-length book to document this cultural phenomenon, Andrew Hui explains how the invention of the ruin propelled poets into creating works that were self-aware of their absorption of the past as well as their own survival in the future. A ND R EW HUI

is Assistant Professor of Humanities at Yale–NUS College, Singapore.


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Recoding World Literature Libraries, Print Culture, and Germany’s Pact with Books B . VE NKAT MANI

“Venkat Mani’s engrossing study of ‘bibliomigrancy’ makes an important contribution to studies of world literature and the politics of culture, probing the values—and the exclusions— encoded in libraries, translation series, and now the digital archive. Every bibliophile will want to add this sparkling and thought-provoking book to their personal library.” — DAVID DA MROSCH, Harvard University

344 pages • 13 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7341-6 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7340-9 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available D EC EMBER

From the current vantage point of the transformation of books and libraries, B. Venkat Mani presents a historical account of world literature. By locating translation, publication, and circulation along routes of “bibliomigrancy,” Mani narrates how world literature is coded and recoded as literary works find new homes on faraway bookshelves. Mani argues that the proliferation of world literature in a society is the function of a nation’s relationship with print culture. Moving from early Orientalist collections, to the Nazi magazine Weltliteratur, to the European Digital Library, Mani reveals the political foundations for a history of world literature that is at once a philosophical ideal, a process of exchange, a mode of reading, and a system of classification. B . V ENKAT MANI

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is Professor of German at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

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Futile Pleasures

Early Modern Literature and the Limits of Utility C O R EY McELENEY

“If the humanist defense of literature calls attention to the work of art, identifying aesthetic practice with the production of social value, then Corey McEleney’s bold new book asks an indispensable question: Can art escape such coercive labor without making it escape the value it then labors to affirm? Identifying futility as the queer component in literary production, Futile Pleasures reimagines queer theory in relation to early modern thought. The result is a major work of criticism that contributes not only pleasurably, but also—we must admit it—valuably to debates in both of those fields.” — LEE EDELMA N , Tufts University

248 pages 978-0-8232-7266-2 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7265-5 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JA N UA RY


Tracing an ambivalence toward pleasure from the early modern to the modern era, McEleney shows how contemporary critics have recapitulated Renaissance humanist ideals about aesthetic value. Against a longstanding tradition that defensively advocates for the redemptive utility of literature, Futile Pleasures both theorizes and performs the queer pleasures of futility, arguing that in playing with futility we may be able to move beyond the impasses that modern humanists, like their early modern counterparts, have always faced. COR EY McELENEY

is Assistant Professor of English at Fordham University.


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Writing of the Formless José Lezama Lima and the End of Time JA I M E RO DRÍGU EZ MATO S

“This is a groundbreaking book, extraordinary, that will mark a before and after in Latinamericanism.” —A LB ERTO MO REIRAS, Texas A&M University

256 pages 978-0-8232-7408-6 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7407-9 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Lit Z DECEMBER

In this book, Jaime Rodríguez Matos proposes the “formless” as a point of departure in thinking through the relationship between politics and time. Thinking through both literary and political writings around the Cuban Revolution, Rodríguez Matos explores the link between abstract symbolic procedures and various political experiments that have sought to give form to a principle of sovereignty based on the category of representation. In doing so, he proposes the formless as the limit of modern and contemporary reflections on the meaning of politics while exploring the philosophical consequences of a formless concept of temporality for the critique of metaphysics. Rodríguez Matos takes the writing and thought of José Lezama Lima as the guiding thread in exploring the possibility of a politicity in which time is imagined beyond the disciplining functions it has had throughout the metaphysical tradition—a time of the absence of time, in which the absence of time no longer means eternity. JA I M E R ODRÍG UE Z MATOS

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Masculinity and Aesthetic Modernity in Colonial Vietnam B E N TRAN

“A lucid, well-conceived, and elegantly written monograph that presents a literary history and analysis of the “post-mandarin” aesthetic modernism in colonial Vietnam, rethinking modernity alongside, yet beyond, the customary European model.” — LI SA LOW E, Tufts University

192 pages, 5 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7314-0 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7313-3 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available JAN UA RY

Post-Mandarin offers an engaging look at a cohort of Vietnamese intellectuals who adopted European fields of knowledge, a new Romanized alphabet, and print media—all of which were foreign and illegible to their fathers. This new generation of intellectuals established Vietnam’s modern anticolonial literature. The term “post-mandarin” illuminates how Vietnam’s deracinated figures of intellectual authority adapted to a literary field moving away from a male-to-male literary address toward print culture. With this shift, post-mandarin intellectuals increasingly wrote for and about women. Post-Mandarin illustrates the significance of the inclusion of modern women in the world of letters: a more democratic system of aesthetic and political representation that gave rise to anticolonial nationalism. This conceptualization of the “post-mandarin” promises to have a significant impact on the fields of literary theory, postcolonial studies, East Asian and Southeast Asian studies, and modernist studies. B EN TRAN

is Assistant Professor of Asian Studies and English at Vanderbilt University. F O R D H A M P R E SS .CO M

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Prophecies of Language

The Confusion of Tongues in German Romanticism K R I STINA MENDICINO

304 pages 978-0-8232-7402-4 • Paper • $32.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7401-7 • Cloth • $115.00 (06), £82.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Lit Z D ECEMBER

The scenes of Babel and Pentecost, the original confusion of tongues and their redemption through translation, haunt German Romanticism and Idealism. This book begins by retracing the ways in which the task of translation, so crucial to Romantic writing, is repeatedly tied to prophecy, not in the sense of telling future events but in the sense of speaking in the place of another. In prophetic speech, the confusion of tongues repeats, each time anew, as language takes place unpredictably in more than one voice and more than one tongue at once. Through readings of Hegel, Humboldt, Schlegel, and Hölderlin, Mendicino shows how, when one questions the presupposition that these major texts are composed by individual authors in one tongue, the works disclose more than a monoglot reading yields, namely the “plus” of their linguistic plurality. Each chapter also advocates for a philology that, in and through an inclination toward language, takes neither its unity nor its structure for granted but allows itself to be most profoundly affected, addressed—and afflicted—by it. K R I STI NA ME NDICINO

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is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Brown University.

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Corporate Romanticism Liberalism, Justice, and the Novel DA NI E L M. STO U T

272 pages 978-0-8232-7224-2 • Paper • $30.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7223-5 • Cloth • $115.00 (06), £82.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Lit Z DECEMBER


Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the novel. Early-nineteenth-century England saw two developments—the rise of corporate persons and the expanded scale of industrial action—both of which undermined the fundamental premise of liberalism and the law: that individual human persons can be meaningfully correlated with specific actions and particular effects. Reading five Romantic novels alongside debates in nineteenth-century law and Romantic politics and aesthetics, Daniel Stout argues that the novel registered not individualism’s ideological ascent but the fragile and deliberate fictionality of accountable individuals in a period defined by corporate actors and expansively entangled fields of action. Examining how liberalism, the law, and the novel all wrestled with the moral implications of a highly collectivized and densely packed modernity, Corporate Romanticism reconfigures our sense of the nineteenth century and its novels, arguing that we see in them the first chapter of a crucial and distinctly modern problem about how to fit the individualist and humanist terms of justice into a world in which the most consequential agents are no longer persons. DANI EL M. STOUT

is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Mississippi.


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Artifacts of Thinking Reading Hannah Arendt’s “Denktagebuch”

R O G E R BERKOW ITZ and IA N STO REY, editors

Artifacts of Thinking: Reading Arendt’s “Denktagebuch” offers a path through Hannah Arendt’s recently published Denktagebuch, or “Book of Thoughts.” In this book a number of innovative Arendt scholars come together to ask how we should think about these remarkable writings in the context of Arendt’s published writing and broader political thinking. Unique in its form, the Denktagebuch offers brilliant insights into Arendt’s practice of thinking and writing. Artifacts of Thinking provides an introduction to the Denktagebuch as well as a glimpse of these fascinating but untranslated fragments that reveal not only Arendt’s understanding of “the life of the mind” but her true lived experience of it. CONTR I B U TORS: Roger Berkowitz, Jeffrey Champlin, Wout Cornelissen, Ursula Ludz, Anne O’Byrne, Ian Storey, Tracy Strong, Tatjana Noemi Tömmel, Thomas Wild 224 pages 978-0-8232-7218-1 • Paper • $32.00 (01), £22.99 978-0-8232-7217-4 • Cloth • $110.00 (06), £79.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available F E BRUA RY

R OGER B ERKOWITZ is the Academic Director of the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities and Associate Professor of Politics, Human Rights, and Philosophy at Bard College. I A N STOREY

is Lecturer on Social Studies at Harvard University.

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The Techne of Giving Cinema and the Generous Form of Life TI M OTHY C. CAMPBELL

“A very original, extremely well-researched piece of work that combines theoretical sophistication with depth of literary, cultural, and cinematic knowledge.” — R OSI B RA IDOT T I, Utrecht University

“Timothy Campbell offers a philosophical meditation on Italian cinema that is like nothing else in film studies or Italian studies. Campbell gently compels us to see how film models a mode of comportment toward the world that is nonpossessive, tentative, and open to discovery. In his exquisite handling of films by Visconti, Rossellini, and Antonioni, Campbell nudges us toward a vision of cinema’s redemptively expropriating gestures.” — JO HN DAVID RHO DES, University of Cambridge

232 pages • 30 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7326-3 • Paper • $30.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7325-6 • Cloth • $105.00 (06), £81.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Commonalities JANUA RY

In a neoliberal milieu of charitable gift-giving, nearly everything given and received becomes the subject of a calculus. Is there another way to conceive of generosity? What would giving and receiving without gifts look like? Bringing political philosophy together with classical Italian cinema, Timothy Campbell opens up the possibility of a generous form of life irreducible to contemporary biopower. TI M OTHY C. CAMPBELL is Professor of Italian at Cornell University. His most recent book is Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben.


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Words Fail

Theology, Poetry, and the Challenge of Representation C O L BY DICKINS ON

“Colby Dickinson provides us with a compelling meditation on the complex relationship between poetry, philosophy, and religion. He not only illuminates Derrida and Agamben’s engagement with poetry but allows poetry to talk back to philosophy—and invites the reader to reconsider what is at stake every time we sit down to write.” —A DA M KOTSKO, Shimer College

120 pages 978-0-8232-7284-6 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7283-9 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy O C TOBER

There has been much philosophical speculation on the potential failure of language as well as the search for a presentation of the “thing itself” beyond representation. Words Fail pursues the writings of a trio of philosophers—Jacques Derrida, Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, and Giorgio Agamben—as prime examples of how modern poetry presents us with a profitable vantage point from which to survey the ongoing struggle of living in a highly fragmented world. Alongside these thinkers, this book looks specifically at the form of spirituality that is given shape by this intersection of poetics and theological-philosophical reflection—all of which offer rich suggestions about our spiritual nature. COLBY DICKINSON



is Assistant Professor of Theology at Loyola University Chicago.


The Wedding Feast of the Lamb Eros, the Body, and the Eucharist


Emmanuel Falque’s The Wedding Feast of the Lamb represents a turning point in his thought. Here, Falque links philosophy and theology in an original fashion that allows us to see the full effect of theology’s “backlash” against philosophy. By attending closely to the incarnation and the eucharist, Falque develops a new concept of the body and of love: By avoiding the common mistake of “angelism”—consciousness without body—Falque considers the depths to which our humanity reflects animality, or body without consciousness. He shows the continued relevance of the question “How can this man give us his flesh to eat?” (John 6:52), especially to philosophy. We need to question the meaning of “this is my body” in “a way that responds to the needs of our time” (Vatican II). Because of the ways that “Hoc est corpus meum” has shaped our culture and our modernity, this is a problem both for religious belief and for culture. EM M ANUE L FALQUE

328 pages 978-0-8232-7041-5 • Paper • $36.00 (01), £25.99 978-0-8232-7040-8 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £90.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy S EPT EMBER


of Paris.


is Honorary Dean of the Faculty of Philosophy at the Catholic University

was Professor in the Faculty of Letters at the University of Tokyo.


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Transcendence and the Concrete Selected Writings

J E A N WAH L edited with an Introduction by A LA N D. S CHRIFT and I A N ALEXANDER MO ORE “Emmanuel Levinas likened the thought of Jean Wahl to ‘a child’s question coming from the lips of the wisest of philosophers,’ with the potential to disrupt and reorient thanks to its unexpected combination of innocence and intelligence. One of the most interesting and original thinkers of his time, Wahl helped invent existentialism and exerted influence on a host of canonical French philosophers of the twentieth century. Thanks to the marvelous editorial work of Ian Moore and Alan Schrift, this collection of Wahl’s writings recovers him for a new generation of readers.” — SA MU EL MOYN , Harvard University, author of Origins of the Other: Emmanuel Levinas between Revelation and Ethics

was Professor of Philosophy at the Sorbonne from 1936 to 1967, save during World War II, which he spent in the United States, having escaped from the Drancy internment camp. His books to appear in English include The Philosopher’s Way, A Short History of Existentialism, and Philosophies of Existence.

JEAN WAHL 272 pages 978-0-8232-7302-7 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £24.99 978-0-8232-7301-0 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £90.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy O CTO BER


is F. Wendell Miller Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College.


Philosophy Today. philosophy


is a Ph.D. candidate at DePaul University and associate editor of



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The Decolonial Abyss Mysticism and Cosmopolitics from the Ruins


The Decolonial Abyss probes the ethico-political possibility harbored in Western philosophical and theological thought for addressing the collective experience of suffering, socio-political trauma, and colonial violence. In order to do so, it builds a constructive and coherent thematization of the somewhat obscurely defined and underexplored mystical figure of the abyss as it occurs in Neoplatonic mysticism, German Idealism, and Afro-Caribbean philosophy. The central question An Yountae raises is, How do we mediate the mystical abyss of theology/ philosophy and the abyss of socio-political trauma engulfing the colonial subject? What would theopoetics look like in the context where poetics is the means of resistance and survival? This book seeks to answer these questions by examining the abyss as the dialectical process in which the self’s dispossession before the encounter with its own finitude is followed by the rediscovery or reconstruction of the self. A N YOUN TAE

is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion at Lebanon Valley College.

200 pages 978-0-8232-7308-9 • Paper • $25.00 (01), £17.99 978-0-8232-7307-2 • Cloth • $90.00 (06), £65.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Perspectives in Continental Philosophy O CTO BER


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Levinas and the Night of Being

A Guide to “Totality and Infinity”

R AO U L MOAT I translated by DA N I E L WYCHE foreword by JOCELYN BENOIST

“What Moati shows—and this is highly original and convincing—is that Levinas’s masterpiece, Totality and Infinity, offers an ontology that is also fully an ethics. Moati makes us read Levinas differently: Thanks to him, we understand that Totality and Infinity, far from being simply a ‘Jewish’ rewriting of Heidegger’s Being and Time, finds its proper place near Spinoza’s Ethics. Levinas and the Night of Being is a remarkable feat of philosophical exegesis doubling as the consistent re-creation of a whole conceptual universe.” — JE A N - MICHEL RA B AT É, University of Pennsylvania

256 pages 978-0-8232-7320-1 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7319-5 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available OCTOBER

Can we truly claim that metaphysics is over? Through a close reading of Levinas’s masterpiece Totality and Infinity and a careful elaboration of Levinas’s concept of the “nocturnal event” that surpasses the light of understanding, Raoul Moati opens the possibility of a revival of metaphysics after the “end of metaphysics.” RAOUL MOATI is an Assistant Professor of Continental Philosophy at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Derrida/Searle: Deconstruction and Ordinary Language.


Mental Language From Plato to William of Ockham


“Mental language was no twentieth-century philosophical invention, and Claude Panaccio’s book, Mental Language: From Plato to William of Ockham, first published in French in 1999, remains the best guide to the many theories that were formulated in antiquity and the Middle Ages. There is no more complete or authoritative work on the subject. The book is philosophically astute and sophisticated, but eminently readable. A postscript brings the work completely up to date, with an exhaustive discussion of the copious literature that has appeared on the topic in the past fifteen years.” — R I CHA RD CROSS, University of Notre Dame

held the Canada Research Chair in the Theory of Knowledge in the Department of Philosophy of the University of Québec at Montréal until his retirement in 2016 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of Ockham on Concepts, which won the Canadian Philosophical Association Biennial Book Prize. C LAUD E PANACCIO

432 pages 978-0-8232-7260-0 • Cloth • $75.00 (06), £54.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies FEBRUA RY


is Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Mount St. Mary’s University.


teaches philosophy at Loyola University, Maryland.


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Every generation of theologians must respond to its context by rearticulating the central tenets of the faith. Interreligious comparison has been integral to this process from the start of the Christian tradition and is especially salient today. The emerging field of comparative theology, in which close study of another religious tradition yields new questions and categories for theological reflection in the scholar’s home tradition, embodies the ecumenical spirit of this moment. This discipline has the potential to enrich systematic theology and, by extension, theological education, at its foundations. The essays in Comparing Faithfully demonstrate that engagement with religious diversity need not be an afterthought in the study of Christian systematic theology; rather, it can be a way into systematic theological thinking. Each section invites students to test theological categories, to consider Christian doctrine in relation to specific comparisons, and to take up comparative study in their own contexts. This resource for pastors and theology students reconsiders five central doctrines of the Christian faith in light of focused interreligious investigations. The dialogical format of the book builds conversation about the doctrine of God, theodicy, humanity, Christology, and soteriology. Its comparative essays span examples from Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Muslim, Jain, and Confucian traditions as well as indigenous Aztec theology, and contemporary “spiritual but not religious” thought to offer exciting new perspectives on Christian doctrine.

Comparing Faithfully

Insights for Systematic Theological Reflection

CONTRIBUTORS: Sharon V. Betcher, Bede Benjamin Bidlack, Wendy Farley, Holly Hillgardner, Amir Hussain, Kristin Kiblinger, Jeffery D. Long, Marianne Moyaert, Hugh Nicholson, Elaine Padilla, Joshua Ralston, Shelly Rambo, Klaus von Stosch, Jon Paul Sydnor, Tracy Sayuki Tiemeier MICHELLE VOSS ROBERTS is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Theology at Wake Forest University School of Divinity. Her most recent book, Tastes of the Divine: Hindu and Christian Theologies of Emotion (Fordham, 2014), received the American Academy of Religion’s Award for Excellence in Constructive/Reflective Studies.


304 pages 978-0-8232-7467-3 •  Paper •  $30.00 (01), £20.99 978-0-8232-7466-6 • Cloth • $110.00 (06), £79.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions S E PT EMBER


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Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine G E O R G E E. DEMACOP O U LOS and ARISTOT LE PAPANIKO LAOU, editors

The collapse of communism in eastern Europe has forced traditionally Eastern Orthodox countries to consider the relationship between Christianity and liberal democracy. Contributors examine the influence of Constantinianism in both the post-communist Orthodox world and in Western political theology. Constructive theological essays feature Catholic and Protestant theologians reflecting on the relationship between Christianity and democracy, as well as Orthodox theologians reflecting on their tradition’s relationship to liberal democracy. The essays explore prospects of a distinctively Christian politics in a post-communist, post-Constantinian age.

272 pages 978-0-8232-7420-8 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £24.99 978-0-8232-7419-2 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £90.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought NOVEMBER

CONTR I BU TORS: Timothy Barnes, Luke Bretherton, Emmanuel Clapsis, Mary Doak, Eric Gregory, Perry Hamalis, Fr. Capodistrias Hämmerli, Stanley Hauerwas, Bryan Hehir, Peter Kaufman, James Skedros, Kristina Stoeckl, Nathaniel Wood GEOR GE E. DEMACOPOULOS is Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair in Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. His most recent books are Gregory the Great, The Invention of Peter, and Five Models of Spiritual Direction in the Church. ARI STOT LE PAPANI KOLAOU is Archbishop Demetrios Chair in Orthodox Theology and Culture at Fordham University. His most recent books are The Mystical as Political: Democracy and Non-Radical Orthodoxy and Being with God: Trinity, Apophaticism and Divine-Human Communion.



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Europe After Wyclif


This volume brings together scholarship that discusses late-medieval religious controversy on a pan-European scale, with particular attention to developments in England, Bohemia, and at the general councils of the fifteenth century. Controversies such as those that developed in England and Bohemia have received ample attention for decades, and recent scholarship has introduced valuable perspectives and findings to our knowledge of these aspects of European religion, literature, history, and thought. Yet until recently, scholars working on these controversies have tended to work in regional isolation, a practice that has given rise to the impression that the controversies were more or less insular, their significance measured in terms of their local or regional influence. Europe After Wyclif was designed specifically to encourage analysis of cultural cross-currents—the ways in which regional controversies, while still products of their own environments and of local significance, were inseparable from cultural developments that were experienced internationally.

304 pages • 4 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7442-0 • Cloth • $55.00 (06), £39.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Fordham Series in Medieval Studies N OVEMBER


CONTR I BU TORS: Mishtooni Bose, Luigi Campi, Pavlína Cermanová, Louisa Z. Foroughi, Jennifer Illig, Kathleen E. Kennedy, Ian Christopher Levy, Ota Pavlíček, Mary Raschko, Fiona Somerset, Pavel Soukup, John Van Engen

is Chair and Associate Professor of Theology at Fordham University. He is author of What Is a Lollard? and A Companion to Lollardy. MICHAE L VAN D USS E N is Associate Professor of English at McGill University. He is author of From England to Bohemia: Heresy and Communication in the Later Middle Ages. J. PATR I CK HORNBECK II


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The Weight of Love

Affect, Ecstasy, and Union in the Theology of Bonaventure R O B E RT GLENN DAV IS

232 pages 978-0-8232-7453-6 • Paper • $28.00 (01), £19.99 978-0-8232-7212-9 • Cloth • $100.00 (06), £72.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available D EC EMBER

Supplementing theological interpretation with historical, literary, and philosophical perspectives, The Weight of Love analyzes the nature and role of affectivity in medieval Christian devotion through an original interpretation of the writings of the Franciscan theologian Bonaventure. It intervenes in two crucial developments in medieval Christian thought and practice: the renewal of interest in the corpus of Dionysius the Areopagite in thirteenth-century Paris and the proliferation of new forms of affective meditation focused on the passion of Christ in the later Middle Ages. Through the exemplary life and death of Francis of Assisi, Robert Glenn Davis examines how Bonaventure traces a mystical itinerary culminating in the meditant’s full participation in Christ’s crucifixion. For Bonaventure, Davis asserts, this death represents the becoming-body of the soul, the consummation and transformation of desire into the crucified body of Christ. In conversation with the contemporary historiography of emotions and critical theories of affect, The Weight of Love contributes to scholarship on medieval devotional literature by urging and offering a more sustained engagement with the theological and philosophical elaborations of affectus. It also contributes to debates around the “affective turn” in the humanities by placing it within this important historical context, challenging modern categories of affect and emotion. R OB ER T G LENN DAVIS

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is Assistant Professor of Theology at Fordham University.

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Journey into Social Activism Qualitative Approaches


272 pages 978-0-8232-7414-7 • Paper • $35.00 (01), £24.99 978-0-8232-7413-0 • Cloth • $125.00 (06), £90.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available Donald McGannon Communication Research Center’s Everett C. Parker Book Series F E BRUA RY

Academic study of social activism and social movements has become increasingly prevalent over the years; this is due in large part to the fact that activists have captured public imagination and gained substantial influence in political discourse. For instance, Occupy Wall Street activists, Tea Party activists, and activists affiliated with the Arab Spring have transformed political debates and have become the focus of mainstream news media coverage about a variety of different political topics. Journey into Social Activism explicates the philosophical foundations of the study of activism and illustrates four different research sites in which activism can be observed and studied: organizations, networks, events, and alternative media. The book will introduce students and scholars to important qualitative approaches to the study of social activism within these four research sites, which is based entirely on successful research projects that have been conducted and published in recent years. Ultimately, this book will prove integral to any students and scholars who wish to use qualitative methods for their research endeavors concerning social activism in contemporary society. is an Associate Professor in the School of Media & Communication at Bowling Green State University.



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Mario Cuomo

Remembrances of a Remarkable Man W I L L I AM O’SH AUGH NESSY

Governor Mario Cuomo’s life and accomplishments are part of the public record, but in Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man, William O’Shaughnessy gives readers an exclusive and a deeply personal, behind-the-scenes look at the liberal Democratic icon. This poignant memoir, based on the author’s thirty-eight-year friendship with Governor Cuomo, portrays the spiritual journey of a man who played many roles: inspirational political leader, moral compass, spellbinding orator, gifted author, legal scholar, and loving father and grandfather. He was, in O’Shaughnessy’s words, one of the most articulate and graceful public men of the twentieth century. is owner and president of Whitney Media, parent company for WVOX and WRTN in Westchester County, New York. Mario Cuomo: Remembrances of a Remarkable Man is preceded by four successful books: Vox Populi; More Riffs, Rants, and Raves; It All Comes Back to Me Now; and Airwaves. W I LLI A M O’SHAU G HNESSY

400 pages • 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7426-0 • Cloth • $35.00 (06), £24.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available JA N UA RY BIO G RA PH Y | MED IA STUDIE S & CO MMUNICAT ION


White Eagle, Black Madonna One Thousand Years of the Polish Catholic Tradition ROBERT E. ALVIS

312 pages, 25 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7171-9, Paper, $35.00, £26.99 978-0-8232-7170-2, Cloth, $125.00, £96.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available

Imagine No Religion How Modern Abstractions Hide Ancient Realities

CARLIN A. BARTON and DAN IEL B OYA R IN 304 pages 978-0-8232-7120-7, Paper, $35.00, £26.99 978-0-8232-7119-1, Cloth, $125.00, £96.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available


When Are We Ever at Home?

BARBARA CA S S IN translated by PA S CA L E - A N N E BRAU LT foreword by S OU LEY MA N E BACH IR DIAGN E 96 pages 978-0-8232-6951-8, Paper, $19.00, £14.99 978-0-8232-6950-1, Cloth, $75.00, £58.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available


Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker

Teaching While Black

photographs by VI VI A N CH E R RY text by DOR OT H Y DAY edited with an Introduction and additional text by KAT E H E N N E S SY


The Miracle of Our Continuance

152 pages, 65 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7136-8, Cloth, $39.95, £30.99 Catholic Practice in North America NEW IN PAPERBACK!

Red Apple

Communism and McCarthyism in Cold War New York P HIL L IP DEERY

268 pages, 6 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7179-5, Paper, $24.95, £18.99 978-0-8232-5368-5, Cloth, $34.95, £26.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available

City of Gods

Religious Freedom, Immigration, and Pluralism in Flushing, Queens R . S C OT T HA N S O N foreword by MA RT I N E . M A RT Y

336 pages, 15 color and 50 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7160-3, Paper, $35.00, £26.99 978-0-8232-7159-7, Cloth, $135.00, £104.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available

A New Voice on Race and Education in New York City 232 pages 978-0-8232-7141-2, Paper, $19.95, £14.99 978-0-8232-7140-5, Cloth, $70.00, £54.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available

Ego Sum

Corpus, Anima, Fabula

J E A N-LUC NA NCY translated with an Introduction by M A R I E -EV E M O R I N 168 pages 978-0-8232-7062-0, Paper, $28.00, £20.99 978-0-8232-7061-3, Cloth, $95.00, £73.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available

The Amazing Adventures of Bob Brown

A Real-Life Zelig Who Wrote His Way Through the 20th Century CR A I G S A PE R

320 pages, 52 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7146-7, Paper, $24.95, £18.99 978-0-8232-7145-0, Cloth, $90.00, £69.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available

Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York 1841-2003

T H O M A S J. SHE LLEY 536 pages, 16 color and 50 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7151-1, Cloth, $39.95, £30.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available NEW IN PAPERBACK!

From a Nickel to a Token The Journey from Board of Transportation to MTA

A N D R EW J. SPAR BE R G 192 pages, 150 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7180-1, Paper, $24.95, £18.99 978-0-8232-6190-1, Cloth, $35.00, £26.99 Simultaneous electronic edition available


Walking with the Disappeared T R I N H T. MI NH-HA

256 pages, 17 b/w illustrations 978-0-8232-7110-8, Paper, $28.00, £20.99 978-0-8232-7109-2, Cloth, $100.00, £77.00 Simultaneous electronic edition available


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index A All Ears 9 Alvis, Robert E. 30 Amazing Adventures of Bob Brown, The 30 An Yountae, 25 Anderson, Judith H. 19 Apter, Emily 8 Armstrong, Philip 10 Artifacts of Thinking 23 Atkinson, Joshua D. 29 B Balibar, Étienne 8 Barton, Carlin A. 30 Before the Fires 1 Benoist, Jocelyn 26 Berkowitz, Roger 23 Blackpentecostal Breath 16 Boyarin, Daniel 30 Brault, Pascale-Anne 30 Brooklyn Bridge Park 3 Brown, Nathan 18 C Calle-Gruber, Mireille 11 Campbell, Timothy C. 23 Carlson, Lewis H. 5 Cassin, Barbara 30 Cherry, Vivian 30 Christianity, Democracy, and the Shadow of Constantine 28 Citizen Subject 8 City of Gods 30 Coming 10 Comparing Faithfully 27 Corber, Robert J. 6 Corporate Romanticism 22 Crawley, Ashon T. 16 D Davis, Robert Glenn 29 Day, Dorothy 30 Decolonial Abyss, The 25 Deery, Phillip 30 Demacopoulos, George E. 28 Derrida, Jacques 11 Diagne, Souleymane Bachir 30 Dickinson, Colby 24 Dillon, Michael 7

Disavowed Community, The 10 Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker 30 Dussen, Michael Van 28

E Ego Sum 30 Europe After Wyclif 28 F Falque, Emmanuel 24 Fiore, Teresa 17 Fordham, A History of the Jesuit University of New York 30 Fort, Jeff 11 From a Nickel to a Token 30 Fueling Culture 13 Fugitive Testimony 17 Futile Pleasures 20 G Gadamer, Hans-Georg 11 Garber, Marjorie 12 Goldberg, David E. 18 Gumbs, Bob 1 H Hanson, R. Scott 30 Heidegger, Philosophy, and Politics 11 Hennessy, Kate 30 Hochschild, Joshua P. 26 Hughes, George 24 Hui, Andrew 19 I Hornbeck, J. Patrick, II 28 Imagine No Religion 30 J Jefferson, Alexander 5 Jivaka, Lobzang 7 Jordan, Mark D. 14 Journey into Social Activism 29 K Krogius, Henrik 3 L Lacoue-Labarthe, Philippe 11 Lau, Jacob 7

Levinas and the Night of Being 26 Lewis, Pamela 30 Light and Death 19 Limits of Fabrication, The 18 Lovecidal 30

M Mack, Mehammed Amadeus 15 Mandell, Charlotte 10 Mani, B. Venkat 20 Mario Cuomo 30 Marty, Martin E. 30 Matos, Jaime Rodríguez 21 McEleney, Corey 20 Mendicino, Kristina 22 Mental Language 26 Miller, Stephen 4 Miller, Steven 8 Moati, Raoul 26 Moore, Ian Alexander 25 Morin, Marie-Eve 30 Murder, Inc. and the Moral Life 2 Muses on Their Lunch Hour, The 12 N Naison, Mark 1 Nancy, Jean-Luc 10, 11, 30 Neary, Janet 17 O O’Shaughnessy, William 30 Out of the Ordinary 7 P Panaccio, Claude 26 Papanikolaou, Aristotle 28 Partridge, Cameron 7 Poetics of Ruins in Renaissance Literature, The 19 Post-Mandarin 21 Pre-Occupied Spaces 17 Prophecies of Language 22 R Recoding World Literature 20 Red Apple 30 Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Free 5 Reeth, Adèle Van 10 Retreats of Reconstruction, The 18

S Saper, Craig 30 Scandalize My Name 16 Scarlet Pansy, A 6 Schrift, Alan D. 25 Scully, Robert 6 Sexagon 15 Shelley, Thomas J. 30 Sparberg, Andrew J. 30 Storey, Ian 23 Stout, Daniel M. 22 Stryker, Susan 7 Szeman, Imre 13 Szendy, Peter 9 T Teaching Bodies 14 Teaching While Black 30 Techne of Giving, The 23 Tran, Ben 21 Transcendence and the Concrete 25 Trinh T. Minh-ha 30 V Végső, Roland 9 Voss Roberts, Michelle 27 W Wahl, Jean 25 Walking New York 4 Wedding Feast of the Lamb, The 24 Weight of Love, The 29 Wenzel, Jennifer 13 Whalen, Robert Weldon 2 White Eagle, Black Madonna 30 Williamson, Terrion L. 16 Witty, Joanne 3 Words Fail 24 Writing of the Formless 21 Wyche, Daniel 26 Y Yaeger, Patricia 13 Z Ziebart, Meredith K. 26


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