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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.
The Scene of the Voice
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.
Toward a Pragmatist Philosophy of the Humanities
Develops a pragmatist approach to the philosophy of the humanities, interpreting history, literature, and religion in terms of pragmatic realism.
Heidegger and the Human
Original and critical essays by leading scholars on the question of the human in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger.
Moving across Differences
Explores how discussion of LGBTQ+ themes in a high-school literature course can foster ethical engagement among students.
In the Brightness of Place
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.
Home as Found
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.
All the World Is Awry
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 examination of the prominent contemporary philosopher William Desmond's approach to aesthetics, art, and literature.
Of an Alien Homecoming
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.
Dimensions of Aesthetic Encounters
A novel fusing of multiple approaches and range of examples exploring the dimensions, objects, and import of aesthetic encounters.
More Than Our Pain
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.
Contemporary Italian Women Philosophers
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.
Seeing with Free Eyes
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.
An exciting tale of nautical adventure on the waters of colonial New York Harbor.
José María Heredia in New York, 1823–1825
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.
The Blossom Which We Are
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.
A portrait of Israeli literature in its full transnational and multilingual complexity.
Offers a dialogue about the future of the nature of the human, technology, metaphysical foundations, globalization, and social and political oppression.
Identities in Flux
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.
Édouard Glissant, Philosopher
Translation of Alexandre Leupin’s award-winning study of Édouard Glissant’s entire work in relation to philosophy.
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.
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.
Niagaras of Ink
Makes literature of Niagara Falls available to readers with a variety of interests in literature, culture, and place.
Fiction as History
Explains the Hindi novel’s role in anticipating and creating the story of middle-class modernity and modernization in North India.
Argues that the photographic negative gives a new way of understanding Victorian debates surrounding origins and copies as well as reality and representation.
Draws on Plato to argue that Homer elevated private life as the locus of true friendship and the catalyst of the highest human excellence.
The Autobiography of a Language
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.
In Pursuit of the Great Peace
Examines the Great Peace (taiping), one of the first utopian visions in Chinese history, and its impact on literati lives in Han China.
Age of Shōjo
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.
Analyzes audio recordings of interwar Hebrew plays, providing a new model for the use of sound in theater studies.
Logoi and Muthoi
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
Let's Hear Their Voices
The first anthology of poetry, prose, and drama by second-generation Cuban American writers.
New Directions in Jewish American and Holocaust Literatures
Surveys the current state of Jewish American and Holocaust literatures as well as approaches to teaching them.
Recovering Lost Footprints, Volume 2
Analyzes contemporary Yucatecan and Chiapanecan Maya narratives.
The Concept of Bharatavarsha and Other Essays
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.
Signatures of Struggle
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.
Writing the Talking Cure
Explores Yalom’s profound contributions to psychotherapy and literature.
You Who Enter Here
A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel.
States of Grace
Provides in-depth analyses of key moments in Brazilian utopianism, including theologico-political, matriarchal, environmental, and work-free utopias.
Inheritance in Psychoanalysis
Anthology of recent, cutting-edge work in psychoanalysis and philosophy on the concept of inheritance.
Fire and Snow
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.
The Vocation of Writing
Explores how violence structures language and the writing of literature and philosophy.
Unmaking The Making of Americans
Develops the sustained, relational, dynamic, and reflective attention demanded by Gertrude Stein’s novel into a theory of reading and critical analysis.
The Full Pomegranate
Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.
The Poetry of Georges Bataille
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.
Cultural Journeys into the Arab World
A diverse collection of fiction and nonfiction literature from across the Arabic-speaking world.
Between History and Philosophy
Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.
Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit medium's autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian era America.
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.
Text and Tradition in South India
Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.
The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the the Arab and Hispanic worlds.
Argues that first- and second-generation Jewish American writers had an ambivalent relationship with educational success.
Writing in Witness
A comprehensive survey of the most important writing to come out of the Holocaust.
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
The Love of Ruins
Explores issues related to race and religion in Lovecraft criticism.
Edgar Allan Poe, Eureka, and Scientific Imagination
Explores the science and creative process behind Poe’s cosmological treatise.
Witnessing beyond the Human
Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth
Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.
Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase
First sustained critical reading of Lacoue-Labarthe's Phrase, which provides insights into a philosophically inspired work of prose poetry.
John Huston as Adaptor
Argues that understanding Huston’s film adaptations of literary works is essential to understanding his oeuvre as a filmmaker.
Unruly Catholic Nuns
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. ”
Literature and "Interregnum"
Examines literary responses to the impact of economic and technological globalization in Latin America.
Ahmad al-Ghazālī, Remembrance, and the Metaphysics of Love
Discusses the work of a central, but poorly understood, figure in the development of Persian Sufism, Aḥmad al-Ghazālī.
Drunk from the Bitter Truth
The poems of Anna Margolin (1887–1952), appearing here both in the original Yiddish and in English translation.
Literacy of the Other
Explores the existential significance of literacy.
The Heart and the Island
Makes the case for a distinctly Sicilian American literature.
A poetic, philosophical, and political account of Nietzsche’s importance to Bataille, and of Bataille’s experience in Nazi-occupied France.
First English translation of these important works by two of Spain’s most gifted writers and intellectuals.
Explores how memoirs of widowhood can help us understand the reality of bereavement and the critical role of writing and reading in recovery.
Borges, the Jew
Explores Borges’ infatuation with Jewish history and culture.
A poet and essayist attempt to find their bearings in a civilization lost at sea.
Talking to the Gods
Explores occultism in the writings of four authors who were members of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn.
Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies Wolf-Women and Phantom Ladies
Provides encyclopedic coverage of female sexuality in 1940s popular culture.
Shipwrecked on a Traffic Island
A collection of Colette's best writings that have never before appeared in English.
From Comparison to World Literature
Reintroduces the concept of “world literature” in a truly global context, transcending past Eurocentrism.
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.
Toni Morrison and the Queer Pleasure of Ghosts
Offers the first queer reading of all ten of Morrison's novels.
The Returns of Antigone
Examines Antigone’s influence on contemporary European, Latin American, and African political activism, arts, and literature.
Letters to a Best Friend
A lively and intimate selection of letters on life, literature, and art from one of America’s finest prose stylists.
Twenty-four contemporary writers reflect on life in New York City’s biggest underdog, the “forgotten borough” of Queens.
The Avowal of Difference
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.
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.
Studies the influence of the plastic arts on the major writers of Latin American modernism.
Habitations of the Veil
A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature.
A Wizard of Their Age
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.
Unruly Catholic Women Writers
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.
Fairy Tales Framed
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.
Guerrillas in the Industrial Jungle
Examines the metaphors of the “primitive” and the “industrial” in the rhetoric and imagery of anticapitalist American radical and revolutionary movements.
A visionary journey into the crucible in which America was born, a tale of love and war and of a master shaman who folds time to seek the key to the survival of his people.