Argues that humans are animals that philosophize about their condition by fictionalizing other animals.
Analyzes the different feelings, drives and instincts we have inherited from other species, to suggest a new understanding of ourselves as part of an eco-political community.
Brings the figure of the voice and the problem of mimesis in Heidegger and post-Heideggerian continental thought to bear on the dismissal of language by the affective and aesthetic turns of contemporary critical theory.
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Drawing on a range of sources in philosophy and literature, but with particular reference to the work of Heidegger, makes a compelling case for the importance of place in philosophical discourse.
Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.
A novel of manners set in the drawing rooms, ballrooms, and Wall Street offices in 1830s New York, dramatizing conflicts that we are still grappling with nearly two hundred years later.
Examines the thought of Abū al-‛Alā’ al-Ma‛arrī (973–1057 CE) within the broader context of the major trends in Arab Islamic political and intellectual history by the time of his flourishing.
The first book-length study in English of the Heidegger-Hölderlin relation, addressing the tension between Heidegger's political commitments during National Socialism and Hölderlin's ideal of poetic dwelling.
The first book-length examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
Examines the ideas of justice in Euripidean tragedy, which reveals the human experience of justice to be paradoxical, and reminds us of the need for humility in our unceasing quest for a just world.
A unique portrayal of the theoretical positions of eleven Italian women thinkers who share the practice of philosophy and extend philosophical work and interests beyond the realm of the discipline strictly defined.
Covering rage and grief, as well as joy and fatigue, examines how Black Lives Matter activists, and the artists inspired by them, have mobilized for social justice.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Charts the vicissitudes of a distinctly modern and peculiarly human vulnerability—our intimate dependence on the fragile, time-bound cultural framework that we inhabit—in the history of the realist novel.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
An English translation, with introduction and annotations, of a selection of the letters and verse that José María Heredia (b. Cuba, 1803; d. Mexico, 1839), wrote during his months of political exile in New York from November 1823 to August 1825.
Reevaluates the significance of iconic Afro-Brazilian figures, from slavery to post-abolition.
An authoritative biography of the dean of American proletarian writers during the interwar years.
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
Argues that the descriptions of buildings frequently encountered in Victorian novels offer more than evocative settings for characters and plot; instead, such descriptions signal these novels' self-reflexive consideration of the structure itself.
Cooper’s The Chainbearer presents an exciting narrative that interrogates issues of what it means to own land. The novel examines the claims of ownership of wilderness land among Native Americans, New England squatters, and the old New York families with legal deeds.
Investigates how nineteenth-century British literature grappled with a new understanding of aging as both an individual and collective experience.
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Explores the links between language, cultural identity, and creativity through the works of Emanuel Carnevali, one of the first Italian American authors to attain literary recognition.
Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.
Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.
Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.
Examines the role that Japanese girls’ magazine culture played during the twentieth century in the creation and use of the notion of shōjo, the cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls.
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
This exploration of key terms related to social and political order, found in early Indian texts, challenges the idea of a unified ancient India and a unified national identity at that time.
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
A Marxist history of Israeli literature, tracing the relations between economic, social, and aesthetic transformations.
Argues that Jewish writers used depictions of Jews as animals to question prevalent notions of Jewish identity.
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.
A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.
Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.
A fascinating collection of essays and conversations on the changing nature of language.
The first complete English translation of Lacoue-Labarthe’s most innovative and original work, exploring the very origins of experience, language, desire, and mortality.
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
Counters the long-standing, solemn interpretation of Plato’s dialogues with one centered on the philosophical and pedagogical significance of Socrates as a comic figure.
A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.
Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.
A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life. ”
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.
The poems of Anna Margolin (1887–1952), appearing here both in the original Yiddish and in English translation.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Tells the fascinating story of African American women who traveled to France to seek freedom of expression.
First book-length collection of the work of the celebrated Israeli poet.
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison's novels.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
Discusses how theories of queer performativity, as articulated within the US Academy, are unable to capture the whole of Latino American queer subjectivity and experience.
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature.
An abbot’s ghost searches for an intelligent monk to exhume his manuscript from a hellish crypt and learn the truth that monks lack two things: freedom of inquiry and benevolence.
A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.
Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.
A collection of student essays that captures the passionate engagement their generation brings to the Harry Potter phenomenon.
Explores the rise of the idea of nothing in Western modernity and how its figuration is transforming and offering new possibilities.
A literary anthology exploring contemporary Catholic women’s experiences.
In these idiosyncratic, subtly rhymed and occasionally violent lyrics, Frost runs her tongue along the edge of the knife dividing wit from rage.
The first novel to fully explore evolutionary psychology, Trine Erotic explores what it means to love and write in a memetic, Darwinian world.
Reexamines the writings of early indigenous authors in the northeastern United States.
Translations of the forewords and afterwords by original fairy tale authors and commentaries by their contemporaries, material that has not been widely published in English.