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RIGHTSLIST FALL2018

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Theology..................................................7

Photography.............................................1

Philosophy...............................................7

African Studies..........................................2

Psychoanalysis.........................................10

Asian Studies............................................2

History.....................................................10

Race & Ethnic Studies................................3

Medieval Studies......................................11

Environmental Studies..............................3

Animal Studies.........................................11

Literary Studies........................................5

Recent Translation & Rights Deals............12

Poetry.......................................................6

Notes........................................................13

Religion....................................................6


PHOTOGRAPHY| BIOGRAPHY

IntheShadowof Genius The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators Barbara G. Mensch ?The charm of this book, its foremost value, is that it proceeds from the viewpoint of a superb visual artist who uses this particular structure and cityscape, the Brooklyn Bridge, as her muse. It is this personal encounter with the physical sites of her protagonists that makes the book so unusual. As well, her exploration of the inner chambers of the bridge is novel and thrilling.? ?Phillip Lopate In the Shadow of Genius is the newest book by photographer and author Barbara Mensch. The author combines her striking photographs with a powerful first-person narrative. She takes the reader on a unique journey by recalling her experiences living alongside the bridge for more than 30 years, and then by tracing her own curious path to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable lives of those who built it: John, Washington, and Emily Roebling.

160 pages, 8 1/ 2 x 11 113 col or il l ust rat ions 9780823280452, Cl ot h, $34.95 Empire State Editions

Barbara G. Mensch has had numerous exhibitions of her photographic work. Her images are represented in some of New York City?s most prestigious galleries, and her work is included in important collections, including those of Fundacion Televisa of Mexico City and the Bibliothèque Nationale.

PHOTOGRAPHY| ANTHROPOLOGY

NOVEMBER2018

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TheBlindMan A Phantasmography Robert Desjarlais ?Emerging from an unknown body, enthralling images, and lacerating silences, The Blind Man is written with the force of literature. Desjarlais?s fierce masterpiece reawakens anthropology?s sense of wonder with the affective, spectral nature of worldly encounters. A transformational book.?? JoĂŁo Biehl, Princeton University The Blind Man: A Phantasmography examines the complicated forces of perception, imagination, and phantasms of encounter in the contemporary world. In considering photographs he took while he was traveling in France, Robert Desjarlais reflects on a few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently blind, who begs for money at a religious site in Paris. He begins to imagine what this man?s life is like and how he perceives the world around him.

232 pages, 64 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions 9780823281114, Paper, $29.95 Thinking from Elsewhere

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Written in journal form, the book narrates Desjarlais?s pursuit of the man portrayed in the photographs. He travels to Paris and tries to meet with him. Eventually, Desjarlais becomes unsure as to what he sees, hears, or remembers. Through these interpretive dilemmas he senses the complexities of perception, where all is multiple, shifting, spectral, a surge of phantasms in which the actual and the imagined are endlessly blurred and intertwined. His own vision is affected in a troubling way. Robert Desjarlais is an award-winning anthropologist and writer teaching at Sarah Lawrence College.


AFRICANSTUDIES| LITERARYSTUDIES

MARCH2019

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TheTongue-TiedImagination Decolonizing Literary Modernity in Senegal Tobias Warner

Should a writer work in a former colonial language or in a vernacular? The language question was one of the great, intractable problems that haunted postcolonial literatures in the twentieth century, but it has since acquired a reputation as a dead end for narrow nationalism. Focusing on the case of Senegal, Warner investigates the intersection of French and Wolof. Drawing on an under-studied corpus of novels, poetry, and films in both languages, the book traces the emergence of a politics of language from colonization through independence to the era of neoliberal development.

320 pages 12 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions 9780823284290, Paper, $28.00

Refusing to see the turn to vernacular languages only as a form of nativism, The Tongue-Tied Imagination argues that the language question opens up a fundamental struggle over the nature and limits of literature itself. Warner reveals how language debates tend to pull in two directions: first, they weave vernacular traditions into the normative patterns of world literature; but second, they create space to imagine how literary culture might be configured otherwise. Drawing on these insights, Warner brilliantly rethinks the terms of world literature and charts a renewed practice of literary comparison. Tobias Warner is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of California, Davis.

ASIANSTUDIES| POLITICALTHEORY

DECEMBER2018

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Alegal Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life Annmaria M. Shimabuku Suspended in a state of exception, Okinawa has never been an official colony of the Japanese empire or the United States, nor has it ever been treated as an equal part of Japan. As a result, Okinawans live amid one of the densest concentrations of U.S. military bases in the world. By bringing Foucauldian biopolitics into conversation with Japanese Marxian theory, Alegal uncovers Japan?s determination to protect its middle class from the racialized sexual contact around its mainland bases by displacing them onto Okinawa, while simultaneously upholding Okinawa as a symbol of the infringement of Japanese sovereignty.

224 pages 9780823282654, Paper, $28.00

Through close readings of poetry, reportage, film, and memoir on base-town life since 1945, Shimabuku traces a continuing failure to ?become Japanese.? What she discerns instead is a complex politics surrounding sex work, tipping with volatility along the razor?s edge between insurgency and collaboration. At stake in sovereign power?s attempt to secure Okinawa as a military fortress was the need to contain alegality itself? that is, a life force irreducible to the legal order. If biopolitics is the state?s attempt to monopolize life, then Alegal is a story about how borderland actors reclaimed its power for themselves. Annmaria Shimabuku is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at New York University. 2


RACE&ETHNICSTUDIES| PHILOSOPHY

NOVEMBER2018

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Under Representation The Racial Regime of Aesthetics David Lloyd Under Representation shows how the founding texts of aesthetic philosophy ground the racial order of the modern world in our concepts of universality, freedom, and humanity. Late Enlightenment discourse on aesthetic experience proposes a decisive account of the conditions of possibility for universal human subjecthood. The aesthetic forges a powerful ?racial regime of representation? whose genealogy runs from Enlightenment thinkers like Kant and Schiller to late Modernist critics like Adorno and Benjamin. For aesthetic philosophy, representation is not just about depiction of diverse humans or inclusion in political or cultural institutions. It is an activity that undergirds the various spheres of human practice and theory, from the most fundamental acts of perception and reflection to the relation of the subject to the political, the economic, and the social.

240 pages 9780823282371, Paper, $28.00

Both a genealogy and an account of our present, Under Representation ultimately helps show how a political reading of aesthetics can help us build a racial politics adequate for the problems we face today, one that stakes claims more radical than multicultural demands for representation. David Lloyd is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside.

ENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES| THEOLOGY

NOVEMBER2018

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WhenGodWasaBird Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World Mark I. Wal l ace In a time of rapid climate change and species extinction, what role have the world?s religions played in ameliorating? or causing? the crisis we now face? One can point to Christianity?s otherworldly theologies, which privilege our spiritual aspirations over our natural origins, as bearing a disproportionate burden for creating humankind?s exploitative attitudes toward nature. And yet, buried deep within the Christian tradition are startling portrayals of God as the beaked and feathered Holy Spirit? the ?animal God? of historic Christian witness. Through biblical readings, historical theology, continental philosophy, and personal stories of sacred nature, this book recovers the Christian God as a creaturely, avian being promiscuously incarnated within all things.

224 pages, 6 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions 9780823281312, Paper, $29.95 Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology

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This beautifully and accessibly written book shows that ?Christian animism? is not a contradiction in terms, but Christianity?s natural habitat. Challenging traditional Christianity?s self-definition as an otherworldly religion, Wallace paves the way for a new Earth-loving spirituality grounded in the ancient image of an animal God who signals the presence of spirit in everything, human and more-than-human alike. Mark I. Wallace is Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at Swarthmore College and core faculty for the U.S. State Department?s Institutes on Religious Pluralism at Temple University.


ENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES| PHILOSOPHY

DECEMBER2018

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DeepTime,DarkTimes On Being Geologically Human David Wood The new geological epoch we call the Anthropocene is not just a scientific classification. It marks a radical transformation in the background conditions of life on earth, one taken for granted by much of who we are and what we hope for.

176 pages 9780823281350, Paper, $19.95 Thinking Out Loud

The real-world consequences of climate change bring new significance to some very traditional philosophical questions about reason, agency, responsibility, community, and Man?s place in Nature. The focus is shifting from imagining and promoting the Good Life to the survival of the species. Deep Time, Dark Times challenges us to re-imagine ourselves as a species, taking on a geological consciousness. Drawing promiscuously on the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, as well as the science of climate change, David Wood reflects on the historical series of displacements of both the privilege of the earth, and of the human, from Copernicus through Darwin and Freud to the declaration of the age of the Anthropocene. In these brief lively chapters, Wood poses questions centered around our individual and collective political agency. Might not human exceptionalism be reborn as a sort of hyperbolic responsibility rather than privilege? David Wood is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

ENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES| PHILOSOPHY

APRIL2019

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ReoccupyEarth Notes toward an Other Beginning David Wood Habit rules our lives. And yet climate change and the catastrophic future it portends, makes it clear that we cannot go on like this. Our habits are integral to narratives of the good life, to social norms and expectations, as well as to economic reality. Such shared shapes are vital. Yet while many of our individual habits seem perfectly reasonable, when aggregated together they spell disaster. Beyond consumerism, other forms of life and patterns of dwelling are clearly possible. But how can we get there from here? Philosophy is about emancipation? from illusions, myths, and oppression. In Reoccupy Earth, the noted philosopher David Wood shows how an approach to philosophy attuned to our ecological existence can suspend the taken-for-granted and open up alternative forms of earthly dwelling.

240 pages 9780823283538, Paper, $28.00 Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and Theology

Bringing an uncommon lucidity and directness to sophisticated philosophical questions, Wood plots experiential pathways that disrupt our habitual existence. In walking us through a range of reversals, transformations, and estrangements that thinking ecologically demands, Wood shows how living responsibly with the earth means affirming the ways in which we are vulnerable, receptive, and dependent, and the need for solidarity all round. David Wood is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. 4


LITERATURE| ENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES

MARCH2019

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Exterranean Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene Phillip John Usher ?For anyone who might be suffering from Anthropocene fatigue, this is a book to jolt you from your slumbers. What happens to the globe when we shift attention from the outward projection of emissions to extraction ? The Earth we thought we knew, and were already mourning, takes on a stunning new critical light.?? Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By bringing a rich archive of nonmodern texts and images from across Europe, into conversation with interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities, this work offers a bracing riposte to several critical trends in ecological thought.

240 pages, 34 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions 9780823284214, Paper, $32.00 Meaning Systems

By shifting emphasis from emission to extraction, Usher reorients our perspective away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by opening the planet to depths within. Both historicist and speculative in approach, Exterranean eschews the self-congratulatory claims of posthumanism and lays the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across periods and languages. Phillip John Usher is Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature at New York University.

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LiteratureandtheRemainsof theDeathPenalty Peggy Kamuf Jacques Derrida has written that ?the modern history of the institution named literature in Europe over the last three or four centuries is contemporary with and indissociable from a contestation of the death penalty.? How, Kamuf asks, does literature contest the death penalty today, particularly in the United States where it remains the last of its kind in a nation that professes to be a democracy? What resources do fiction, narrative, and poetic language supply in the age of the remains of the death penalty? Kamuf's readings address a range of questions that haunt the death penalty: the ?mysteries? of witness; secrecy and public display; the undecidable relation of capital punishment and suicide; the sovereign powers of death and of pardon; and ways performative literary language can ?play the law.? A major contribution to the field of law and society, this book makes the case for literature as a space for contesting the death penalty, a case that scholars and activists working across a range of traditions will need to confront. Peggy Kamuf is Professor Emerita of French and Comparative Literature at the University of Southern California. 176 pages 9780823282296, Paper, $25.00 Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

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POETRY| LITERATURE

DECEMBER2018

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Cathay A Critical Edition Ezra Pound, Edited by Timothy Billings, Introduction by Christopher Bush, Foreword by Haun Saussy Ezra Pound?s Cathay (1915) is a masterpiece of modernism, but also of world literature. The muscular precision of images that mark Pound?s translations helped established a modern style for American literature, at the same time creating a thirst for classical Chinese poetry in English. Yet Pound wrote it without knowing any Chinese, relying instead on word-for-word ?cribs? left by the Orientalist Ernest Fenollosa, whose notebooks reveal a remarkable story of sustained cultural exchange. This fully annotated critical edition focuses on Pound?s astonishing translations without forgetting that the original Chinese and Old English poems are masterpieces in their own right. By placing Pound?s final text alongside the poems it claims to translate, as well as the manuscript traces of Pound's Japanese and American interlocutors, the volume resituates Cathay as a classic of world literature. 364 pages, 7 x 9 9780823281060, Cl ot h, $34.95

Ezra Pound (1884?1972) was a leading Modernist poet and the driving force behind Imagism and Vorticism. Timothy Billings (Middlebury College), Christopher Bush (Northwestern University), and Haun Saussy (University of Chicago) previously shared the Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for Literary Translation for their edition of Victor Segalen?s Stèles.

RELIGION| PHILOSOPHY

DECEMBER2018

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CrucifiedWisdom Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva S. Mark Heim This work provides the first systematic discussion of the Bodhisattva path and its importance for constructive Christian theology. Crucified Wisdom examines specific Buddhist traditions, texts and practices not as phenomena whose existence requires an apologetic justification, but as wells of tested wisdom that invite theological insight. With the increasing participation of Christians in Buddhist practice, many are seeking a deeper understanding of the way the teachings of the two traditions might interface. Christ and the Bodhisattva are often compared superficially in Buddhist-Christian discussion. This text combines a rich exposition of the Bodhisattva path, using ? ?ntideva?s classic work the Bodicary?vat?ra and subsequent Tibetan commentators, with detailed reflection on its implications for Christian faith and practice.

344 pages 9780823281237, Paper, $32.00 Comparative Theology: Thinking Across Traditions

Crucified Wisdom focuses on questions of reconciliation and atonement in Christian theology, and explores the varying interpretations of the crucifixion of Jesus in Buddhist-Christian discussion. The Bodhisattva path is central for major contemporary Buddhist voices such as the Dalai Lama and Thich Nat Hanh, who figure prominently as conversation partners in the text. S. Mark Heim is the Samuel Abbot Professor of Theology at Andover Newton Seminary at Yale and a Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School. 6


THEOLOGY| PHILOSOPHY

MAY2019

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ATheologyof Failure ?i?ek against Christian Innocence Marika Rose ?This is the best work I have ever read on ?i?ek in relation to theology, maybe the best such work possible. Rose?s prose style is clear and engaging, and her project significantly advances our understanding of Christian apophaticism, of ?i?ek?s project, and of the potential future stakes of theology for a secular world.?? Adam Kotsko, author of Neoliberalism?s Demons: On the Political Theology of Late Capital Everyone agrees that theology has failed; but the question of how to respond to this failure is contested.gainst both radical orthodoxy and deconstructive theology, Rose proposes that Christian identity is constituted by, not despite, failure.

240 pages 9780823284061, Paper, $35.00 Perspectives in Continental Philosophy

Rose shows how the influential work of Slavoj ?i?ek repeats the original move of Christian mysticism differently, yoking language, desire, and transcendence to a materialist rather than a Neoplatonist account of the world. Tracing these themes through the Dionysius, Derrida, and contemporary debates about the gift, violence, and revolution, Rose?s critical theological engagement with ?i?ek helps makes possible a materialist reading of Christianity. Marika Rose is Lecturer in Philosophical Theology at the University of Winchester.

PHILOSOPHY| LITERATURE| JEWISHSTUDIES

MARCH2018

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TheMathematical Imagination On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory Matthew Handelman This book offers an archeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the critical project in the 1930s, critical theory steadfastly opposed the mathematization of thought. Mathematics flattened thought into a dangerous positivism that led reason to the barbarism of World War II. The Mathematical Imagination challenges this narrative, showing how for other German-Jewish thinkers, such as Gershom Scholem, Franz Rosenzweig, and Siegfried Kracauer, mathematics offered metaphors to negotiate the crises of modernity during the Weimar Republic. Influential theories of poetry, messianism, and cultural critique, Handelman shows, borrowed from the philosophy of mathematics, infinitesimal calculus, and geometry in order to refashion cultural and aesthetic discourse.

256 pages, 6 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions 9780823283828, Paper, $28.00

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The Mathematical Imagination shows how Scholem, Rosenzweig, and Kracauer?s engagement with mathematics uncovers a more capacious vision of the critical project, one with tools that can help us intervene in our digital and increasingly mathematical present. Matthew Handelman is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Michigan State University.


PHILOSOPHY| CULTURALSTUDIES

MARCH2019

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KillingTimes The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty David Wills Killing Times begins with the deceptively simple observation? made by Jacques Derrida in his seminars on the topic? that the death penalty mechanically interrupts mortal time by preempting the typical mortal experience of not knowing at what precise moment we will die. Killing Times traces the logic of the death penalty across a range of sites. Starting with the struggles of American courts to articulate what methods of execution constitute ?cruel and unusual punishment,? Wills goes on to show the ways that technologies of death have themselves evolved in conjunction with fraught ideas of cruelty and instantaneity, from the guillotine through today?s drugs for lethal injection? and beyond the justice system to the opposed but linked practices of suicide bombing and drone warfare.

288 pages 9780823283491, Paper, $35.00

Grounded in a deep ethical and political commitment to death penalty abolition, Wills?s engaging and powerfully argued book pushes the question of capital punishment beyond the confines of legal arguments to show how the technology of capital punishment defines and appropriates the instant of death and reconfigures the whole of human mortality. David Wills is Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University.

PHILOSOPHY| LITERATURE

JULY2019

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ThinkingwithAdorno The Uncoercive Gaze Gerhard Richter What Theodor W. Adorno says cannot be separated from how he says it, and what he thinks cannot be isolated from how he thinks it. Richter?s book teaches us to think with Adorno? both alongside him and in relation to his diverse contexts and constellations, from aesthetic theory to political critique, from the problem of judgment to the question of how to lead a right life within a wrong one. Thinking with Adorno?s uncoercive gaze not only means following the fascinating paths of his own work; it also means extending hospitality to the ghostly voices of others. As this book shows, Adorno is best understood as a thinker in dialogue, whether with long-deceased predecessors in the German tradition such as Kant and Hegel, with writers such as Kafka, with contemporaries such as Benjamin and Arendt, or with philosophical voices that succeeded him, such as those of Derrida and Agamben. Gerhard Richter is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown University. 240 pages 9780823284023, Paper, $32.00 Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

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PHILOSOPHY| THEOLOGY| MEDIEVALSTUDIES

MAY2019

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TheSingular Voiceof Being John Duns Scotus and Ultimate Difference Andrew LaZella The Singular Voice of Being reconsiders John Duns Scotus?s well-covered theory of the univocity of being in light of his less explored discussions of ultimate difference. Ultimate difference is a notion introduced by Aristotle and known by the Aristotelian tradition, but one that, the book argues, Scotus radically retrofits to buttress his doctrine of univocity. Ultimate difference for Aristotle meant the last difference in a line of specific differences whereby all the preceding differences would be united into a single substance rather than remain a heapish multiplicity. LaZella argues that Scotus both broadens and deepens the term such that, in the end, it comes to resemble its Aristotelian ancestor more in name than in substance. This systematic study of ultimate difference opens new dimensions for understanding Scotus?s dense thought with respect to not only univocity, but also individuation, cognition, and acts of the will. The book aims to place Scotus?s thought in conversation around topics of metaphysics, cognition, and language relevant to contemporary philosophers from various traditions. 304 pages 9780823284573, Cl ot h, $65.00 Medieval Philosophy: Texts and Studies

Andrew LaZella is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at The University of Scranton.

PHILOSOPHY| PSYCHOANALYSIS

JULY2019

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TheReproductionof LifeDeath Derrida's La vie la mort Dawne McCance Based on archival translations of a soon-to-be-published seminar by Jacques Derrida, The Reproduction of Life Death offers an unprecedented study of Derrida?s engagement with molecular biology and genetics. McCance shows how Derrida ties biological accounts of reproduction to the reproductive program of teaching, challenging an auto-reproductive notion of pedagogy, while also reinterpreting the work of psychoanalysis. Structured as an itinerary of ?three rings,? each departing from and coming back to Nietzsche, Derrida?s seminar ties Jacob?s logocentric account of reproduction to the reproductive program of teaching that characterizes the academic institution, challenging this mode of teaching as auto-reproduction along with the concept of ?academic freedom? on which it is based.

224 pages, 4 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions 9780823283903, Paper, $28.00

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McCance brings extensive archival research together with a background in genetics to offer a fascinating new account of an encounter between philosophy and the hard sciences that will be of interest to theorists in a wide range of disciplines concerned with the question of life. Dawne McCance is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. Her most recent book is Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction.


PHILOSOPHY| PSYCHOANALYSIS

JUNE2019

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For theLoveof Psychoanalysis The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida Elizabeth Rottenberg For the Love of Psychoanalysis is a book about what exceeds or resists calculation? in life and in death. Rottenberg examines what emerges from the difference between psychoanalysis and philosophy. Part I, ?Freuderrida,? announces a non-traditional Freud: a Freud associated not with sexuality, repression, unconsciousness, and symbolization, but with accidents and chance. Looking at accidents both in and of Freud?s writing, Rottenberg elaborates the unexpected insights that both produce and disrupt our received ideas of psychoanalytic theory. Whereas the close reading of Freud leaves us open to the accidents of psychoanalytic writing, Part II, ?Freuderrida,? addresses itself to what transports us back and limits the openness of our horizon. Here the example par excellence is the death penalty and the cruelty of its calculating decision.

272 pages 9780823284108, Paper, $35.00

Written with rigor, elegance, and wit, this book will be essential reading for anyone interested in Freud, Derrida, and the many critical debates to which their thought gives rise. Elizabeth Rottenberg is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and a practicing psychoanalyst in Chicago.

HISTORY| RELIGION| MEDIEVALSTUDIES

MARCH2019

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ColonizingChristianity Greek and Latin Religious Identity in the Era of the Fourth Crusade George E. Demacopoulos Colonizing Christianity employs postcolonial critique to analyze the transformations of Greek and Latin religious identity in the wake of the Fourth Crusade. It argues that the experience of colonization splintered the Greek community, which could not agree how best to respond to the Latin other. By offering a close reading of a handful of texts from the era of the Fourth Crusade and subsequent Latin Empire of Byzantium, this book illuminates mechanisms by which Western Christians authorized and exploited the Christian East and, concurrently, the ways in which Eastern Christians understood and responded to the dramatic shift in their political and religious fortunes. It offers new insights into the statements of Greek and Latin religious polemic that emerged in the context of the Fourth Crusade and how they more often revealed political or cultural anxiety than they advanced theological ideas. It further demonstrates how the experience of colonial subjugation not only transformed the way that Eastern Christians viewed themselves and the Western Christian other but also how the experience of colonialism opened permanent fissures within the Orthodox community. 272 pages 9780823284436, Paper, $35.00 Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought

George E. Demacopoulos is Fr. John Meyendorff & Patterson Family Chair of Orthodox Christian Studies at Fordham University. 10


MEDIEVALSTUDIES| RELIGION

DECEMBER2018

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EcstasyintheClassroom Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris Ayelet Even-Ezra Can ecstatic experiences be studied with the academic instruments of rational investigation? What kinds of religious illumination are experienced by academically minded people? And what is the specific nature of the knowledge of God that university theologians of the Middle Ages enjoyed compared with other modes of knowing God, such as rapture, prophecy, the beatific vision, or simple faith? Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century, formative years in the history of the University of Paris, medieval Europe?s ?fountain of knowledge.? It considers little-known texts by William of Auxerre, Philip the Chancellor, William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales, and other theologians of this community, thus creating a group portrait of a scholarly discourse.

312 pages 9780823281916, Paper, $35.00 Fordham Series in Medieval Studies

Juxtaposing scholastic questions with scenes of contemporary courtly romances and reading Aristotle?s Analytics alongside hagiographical anecdotes, Ecstasy in the Classroom challenges the often rigid historiographical boundaries between scholastic thought and its institutional and cultural context. Ayelet Even-Ezra is Assistant Professor of History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She studies Europe?s medieval scholastic culture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries.

ANIMALSTUDIES| FOODSTUDIES

JUNE2019

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MessyEating Conversations on Animals as Food Samantha King, R. Scott Carey, Isabel Macquarie, Victoria Millious, and Elaine Power, Editors Literature on the ethics and politics of food and that on animal-human relationships have infrequently converged. Representing an initial step towards bridging this divide, Messy Eating features interviews with thirteen prominent and emerging scholars about the connections between their academic work and their approach to consuming animals as food. The collection explores how authors working across a range of perspectives? postcolonial, Indigenous, Black, queer, trans, feminist, disability, poststructuralist, posthumanist, and multispecies? weave their theoretical and political orientations with daily, intimate, and visceral practices of food consumption, preparation, and ingestion. Contributors: Neel Ahuja, Billy Ray Belcourt, Matthew Calarco, Lauren Corman, Naisargi Dave, Maneesha Deckha, Maria Elena Garcia, Sharon Holland, Kelly Struthers Montford, H. Peter Steeves, Kim TallBear, Sunaura Taylor, Harlan Weaver, Kari Weil, Cary Wolfe Samantha King is Professor of Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, and Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen?s University. She is the author of Pink Ribbons, Inc. Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy. R. Scott Carey is a grant writer with a PhD in Kinesiology and Health Studies from Queen?s University. Isabel MacQuarrie is a Juris Doctor candidate at Harvard Law School with an MA in sociology from Queen?s University. Victoria N. Millious is a PhD candidate in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies, Queen?s University. Elaine M. Power is Associate Professor in the School of Kinesiology & Health Studies at Queen?s University. 288 pages 9780823283651, Paper, $30.00

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