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“A lyrical, moving collection. DeSalvo performs a complex inquiry that examines
the personal, familial, social, ethnic, and historical dimensions of identity. We
realize we are not reading to find out about DeSalvo’s life and times, but our own.”
— RI CHA RD HO FFMA N , Half the House: a Memoir

As the child of children of immigrants, Louise DeSalvo was at first reluctant to write
about her truths. Her abusive father, her sister’s suicide, her illness. In this stunning
collection of her captivating and frank essays on her life and her Italian American
culture, Louise DeSalvo centers on her beginnings, reframing and revising her
acclaimed memoiristic essays, pieces that were the seeds of longer collections, to
reveal her true power as a memoirist: the ability to dig ever deeper for personal and
political truths that illuminate what it means to be a woman, a second-generation
American, a writer, and a scholar.
Each essay is driven by a complex inquiry that examines the personal, familial,
social, ethnic, and historical dimensions of identity. Collectively, they constitute a
story significantly different from DeSalvo’s memoirs when they were first published,
where the starkness of their meaning became blunted by the material surrounding
them. DeSalvo has also restored material written and then deleted—experiences she
was too reticent to reveal before, in writing about her sister’s suicide, her husband’s
adultery, her own sexual assault. The essays also include new material to shift the
ballast of an essay as her life has changed significantly through the years.
The House of Early Sorrows is a courageous exploration of not only the DeSalvos’
family life and times, but also of our own.

The House of LOU ISE DESALVO started the MFA in Memoir Program at Hunter College, where
she held the Jenny Hunter Endowed Chair for Literature and Creative Writing until

Early Sorrows her retirement in 2017. She is the author of several books, including Virginia Woolf,
Vertigo, and The Art of Slow Writing.

A Memoir in Essays
LOUISE D e SALVO
Chasing Ghosts
240 pages • 6⅛ x 8½
A Memoir of a Father, Gone to War
9780823279302 • Paperback • $24.95 (TP), £20.99 LO UI S E D E SA LVO
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AP RIL “The ‘ghosts’ [DeSalvo] chases are the ghosts that have been with her all
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along, shaping her childhood interest in history, and in war stories, and,
eventually, in memoir-writing, which, she shows, can provide us with a new
and illuminating version of the past.” —T I MES LI T ERA RY SUP P L EMENT
288 pages • 6 x 8½
9780823268849 • Paperback • $24.95 (TP), £20.99
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World War II: The Global, Human and Ethical Dimension

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“Carol Lamberg knows her stuff, and she shares it all in this book. It’s a testament
to her decades-long struggle to create affordable housing in New York City by any
means necessary—one that has great relevance today, even as federal support for
housing programs has dwindled to a trickle.”
— GA LE A . B REWER, Manhattan Borough President, from her Foreword

The high cost of building affordable housing in New York, and in cities like it, has
long been a topic of urgent debate. Yet despite its paramount importance and the
endless work of public and private groups to find ways to provide it, affordable
housing continues to be an elusive commodity in New York City—and increasingly so
in our current economic and political climate. In a timely, captivating memoir, Carol
Lamberg weighs in on this vital issue with the lessons she learned and the successes
she won while working with the Settlement Housing Fund, where she was executive
director from 1983 until 2014. Lamberg provides a unique perspective on the great
changes that have swept the housing arena since the curtailment of the welfare state
in the 1970s and spells out what is needed to address today’s housing problems.
In a tradition of “big city” social work memoirs stretching back to Jane Addams,
Lamberg reflects on the social purpose, vision, and practical challenges of the
projects she’s been involved in, while vividly capturing the life and times of those who
engaged in the creation and maintenance of housing and those who have benefited
from it. Using a wealth of interviews with managers and residents alike, alongside
the author’s firsthand experiences, this book depicts examples of successful
community development between 1975 and 1997 in the Bronx and on the Lower

Neighborhood East Side of Manhattan. In the “West Bronx Story,” Lamberg details the painful
but ultimately exhilarating development of eighteen buildings that make up New

Success Stories
Settlement Apartments—a dramatic transformation of a devastated neighborhood
into a thriving community. In “A Tale of Two Bridges,” the author depicts a different
path to success, along with its particular challenges. The redevelopment of this area
on the Lower East Side involved six different federal housing programs and consisted
Creating and Sustaining of six residential sites, a running track, and a large-scale supermarket. To this day,
Affordable Housing in New York forty years later, all the buildings remain strong.
In Neighborhood Success Stories, Lamberg offers a roadmap to making affordable
CAROL LAMB E RG housing a reality with the key ingredients of dogged persistence, group efforts, and
creative coalition building. Her powerful memoir provides hope and practical
208 pages • 15 illustrations, black and white encouragement in times that are more challenging than ever.
9780823279203 • Paperback • $24.95 (TP), £20.99
Simultaneous electronic edition available CAROL LAMBE RG was executive director of the Settlement Housing Fund from
MAY 1983 until she retired in 2014.
URBAN STUDIE S | NE W YORK | ME MOIR

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In the midst of current debates about the accessibility of public spaces, resurfacing
as a result of highly visible demonstrations and occupations, this book illuminates
an overlooked domain of civic participation: the office, workshop, or building where
activist groups meet to organize and plan acts of political dissent and collective
participation. Nandini Bagchee examines three repurposed buildings on the Lower
East Side that have been used by activists to launch actions over the past forty years.
The Peace Pentagon was the headquarters of the antiwar movement, El Bohio was a
metaphoric “hut” that envisioned the Puerto Rican community as a steward of the
environment, and ABC No Rio, appropriated from a storefront sign with missing
letters, was a catchy punk name that appealed to the anarchistic sensibility of
the artists who ran a storefront gallery in a run-down tenement. In a captivating
discussion of buildings and urban settings as important components of progressive
struggles in New York City over more than a century, Bagchee reveals how these
collectively organized spaces have provided a venue for political participation while
existing as a vital part of the city’s civic infrastructure.
The “counter institution” explored in this book represents both a conceptual and
a literal struggle to create a space for civic action in a city that is built upon real estate
speculation. The author reveals the fascinating tension between the impermanence
of the insurgent activist practices and the permanent but maintenance-heavy
aspects of architecture. The actors she vividly describes—the war resisters, the
Puerto Rican organizers, the housing activists, the punks and artists—all seized
the opportunity to create what are seen as “activist estates,” at a time and in a place

Counter
where urban life itself was under attack. And now, when many such self-organized
“activist” buildings are imperiled by the finance-driven real estate market that is New
York City, this book takes stock and provides visibility to these under-recognized

Institution citizens’ initiatives.
Counter Institution is an innovative work that intersects architecture, urban
design practices, and geography (cartography) on the one hand, with history, politics,
Activist Estates of the Lower East Side and sociology on the other. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history
of activism in New York City and how the city can inspire and encourage political
NANDI NI B AGCHE E engagement. Through its beautifully illustrated pages—where drawings, maps,
timelines, and photographs underline the connections among people, politics, and
240 pages • 7 x 9 • 100 illustrations, color space—readers will discover new ways to imagine buildings as a critical part of the
9780823279265 • Paperback • $29.95 (TP), £24.99 civic infrastructure and a vital resource for the future.
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MAY NANDINI BAG CHE E is Associate Professor of Design and History at the Spitzer
A RC HITECTURE | URBAN STUDIE S | HISTORY School of Architecture at CCNY, CUNY and Principal of Bagchee Architects.

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in
PAPERBACK Out of the Ordinary
A Life of Gender and Spiritual Transitions
M I C H A E L D I LLON/LOBZ ANG JIVAKA, edited by JACOB LAU and
CA M E R O N PART RIDGE, foreword by SU SAN ST RYKER

“Blocked from publication in the 1960s and then hidden in a warehouse in London, Michael
Dillon’s autobiography moldered away for decades in the darkness. Now, for the first time ever,
it has burst into print. The book illuminates the life of one of the groundbreaking transgender
pioneers of the twentieth century. Just as important, it is a suspenseful and heartbreaking
tale that begins at the English seaside and ends with a mysterious death in the Himalayan
mountains. 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. Dillon’s memoir deserves a place alongside the great
spiritual narratives, from Augustine to Merton. This edition is beautifully put together, with an
Introduction and notes supplied by a trio of scholars who have immersed themselves in Dillon’s
life history.” — PAG A N K EN N EDY, author of The First Man-Made Man
256 pages • 12 illustrations, black and white
9780823280391 • Paperback • $19.95 (TP), £15.99 M I C HA EL D I LLO N/LOBZANG J IVAKA (1915–62) was an English physician, the first female-
[Hardback available: 9780823274802] to-male post-operative transsexual, and a Buddhist monastic novice. CAME RON PARTRIDGE is
Simultaneous electronic edition available
an Episcopal priest, theologian, scholar of trans and religious studies, and an openly transgender
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man. He is currently the rector of St. Aidan’s Episcopal Church in San Francisco. JACOB LAU is a
University of California President’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Film and Media Studies at the University
of California, Irvine. SUSAN STRY KER is Associate Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies at
the University of Arizona.

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The Last Professors
The Corporate University and the Fate of the Humanities
10th With a New Introduction
ANNIVERSARY F R A NK D O NOGHU E

EDITION “How is it that the number of students attending American universities has surged in recent
decades, but the number of professors—especially humanities professors—has dwindled? The
perplexing institutional dynamics of the modern university come in for penetrating scrutiny
here.” — B O O K L I ST

The rise of the American university has been defined by the tenured professor who is both scholar
and teacher. Yet in today’s market-driven, rankings-obsessed academia, corporate logic prevails:
Faculties are managed for optimal efficiency, productivity, and competitive advantage; casual armies
of adjuncts and graduate students now do the teaching.
Bypassing the culture wars and other distractions, Donoghue elaborates higher education’s
224 pages structural changes—the rise of for-profit universities, the frenzied pursuit of prestige, brutal job
9780823279135 • Paperback • $25.00 (TP), £20.99 markets—that threaten the survival of professors as we’ve known them.
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Since being published in 2008, Donoghue’s account of a dwindling professoriate has been borne
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out. With a new Introduction tracing the past decade’s developments, The Last Professors continues
to offer tough analysis that will be crucial for today’s academics to heed.
FRANK D ONOGHUE is Professor of English at the Ohio State University.

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On April 4, 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered an antiwar speech, “Beyond
Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence,” in New York City at the Riverside Church. At
the time, the United States framed its intervention in Vietnam as a mechanism to
protect democracy worldwide. While this supposed defense of democracy raged on
thousands of miles away, social protests for racial equality, political representation,
and an economic livelihood for the country’s most disenfranchised communities
spread across the United States. Highlighting this contradiction in his antiwar
speech, King presented his doubts regarding the government’s ability to eliminate
the materialism, militarism, and racism that built the nation, a plight that continues
today. Written from the perspectives of education practitioners and scholars who
have personal histories with global war via (settler) colonialism, immigration, and
subsequent disenfranchisement in the United States, Education at War addresses
the vestiges of war that shape the lives of youth of color.
This thought-provoking collection of essays reveals how the contemporary
specter of war has become a central way in which racism and materialism are
manifested and practiced within education. Education at War asserts that the
contemporary neoliberal characterization of education and school-based reform
is situated within the global political economy that has facilitated growth in
the prison and military-industrial complex, and simultaneous divestment from
education domestically. Essays examine antiwar projects across the K–20 education
continuum with chapters from educators who are from and/or work directly with the
communities often pathologized in “damage-centered” educational discourse. The

Education
authors frame the conditions faced by our communities as not just state-mediated
but also as collectively resisted.
They place war, surveillance, and carcerality at the center of critical race analysis

at War in education. Each of the chapters includes a pedagogical component, including
lessons and comments for educators and youth workers. In cultivating this text, the
editors have contributed to building a community of educators, activists, teachers,
The Fight for Students of Color in and scholars who collectively explore how resistance can produce the opportunity
for rich, diverse, and transformative learning for marginalized students and
America’s Public Schools communities.
A R SHAD I MTIAZ ALI and CONTRIBUTORS: Suzie M. Abajian, Yousef K. Baker, Dolores Calderon, Edward R.
T R AC Y LACHICA BUE NAVI STA, Curammeng, Chandni Desai, Maryam S. Griffin, Heather L. Horsley, Clayton Pierce,
editors David Stovall, Allyson Tintiangco-Cubales, Sepehr Vakil, Shirin Vossoughi, Connie
Wun, Miguel Zavala
288 pages
ARSHAD IMTIAZ ALI is Assistant Professor of Educational Research in the
9780823279098 • Paperback • $27.95 (AC), £22.99 Graduate School of Education and Human Development at George Washington
9780823279081 • Hardback • $105.00 (SDT), £87.00 University.
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MARCH DR. TRACY LACHICA BUE NAVISTA is Professor of Asian American Studies and
E DUCATION | RACE & E THNIC STUDIE S a core faculty member in the Educational Leadership doctoral program at California
State University, Northridge.

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Perhaps no other function of a free press is as important as the watchdog role—its
ability to monitor the work of the government. It is easier for politicians to get away
with abusing power—wasting public funds and making poor decisions—if the press
is not shining its light with what is termed “accountability reporting.” This need has
become especially clear in recent months, as the American press has come under
virulent direct attack for carrying out its watchdog duties. Upending the traditional
media narrative that watchdog accountability journalism is in a long, dismaying
decline, The Watchdog Still Barks presents a study of how this most important form
of journalism came of age in the digital era at American newspapers.
Although the American newspaper industry contracted significantly during the
1990s and 2000s, Fordham professor and former CBS News producer Beth Knobel
illustrates through empirical data how the amount of deep watchdog reporting on
the front pages of the newspapers studied generally increased over time despite
shrinking circulations, low advertising revenue, and pressure to produce the kind
of soft news that plays well on social media. Based on the first content analysis to
focus specifically on accountability journalism nationally, The Watchdog Still Barks
examines the front pages of nine newspapers located across the United States to
paint a broad portrait of how public service journalism has changed since 1991 as
the advent of the Internet transformed journalism. This portrait of the modern
newspaper industry shows how papers of varying sizes and ownership structures
around the country marshaled resources for accountability reporting despite
significant financial and technological challenges.

The Watchdog
The Watchdog Still Barks includes original interviews with editors who
explain why they are staking their papers’ futures on the one thing that American
newspapers still do better than any other segment of the media: watchdog and

Still Barks investigative reporting.
BETH KNOBE L is Associate Professor of Communication and Media Studies at
Fordham University. Before joining the Fordham faculty, she was an Emmy Award–
How Accountability Reporting winning producer for CBS News. She is co-author with the legendary CBS News
Evolved for the Digital Age correspondent Mike Wallace of Heat and Light: Advice for the Next Generation of
Journalists.
B ETH KNOB E L

160 pages
9780823279340 • Paperback • $25.00 (SDT), £20.99
9780823279333 • Hardback • $95.00 (SDT), £79.00
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Donald McGannon Communication Research Center’s Everett C. Parker Book Series
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Napoli/New York/Hollywood is an absorbing investigation of the significant impact
that Italian immigrant actors, musicians, and directors—and the southern Italian
stage traditions they embodied—have had on the history of Hollywood cinema
and American media, from 1895 to the present day. In a unique exploration of the
transnational communication between American and Italian film industries, media,
or performing arts as practiced in Naples, New York, San Francisco, and Los Angeles,
this groundbreaking book looks at the historical context and institutional film history
from the illuminating perspective of the performers themselves—the workers who
lend their bodies and their performance culture to screen representations. In doing
so, the author brings to light the cultural work of families and generations of artists
that have contributed not only to American film culture, but also to the cultural
construction and evolution of “Italian-ness” over the past century.
Napoli/New York/Hollywood offers a major contribution to our understanding
of the role of southern Italian culture in American cinema, from the silent era to
contemporary film. Using a provocative interdisciplinary approach, the author
associates southern Italian culture with modernity and the immigrants’ preservation
of cultural traditions with innovations in the mode of production and in the use of
media technologies (theatrical venues, music records, radio, ethnic films). Each
chapter synthesizes a wealth of previously under-studied material and displays
the author’s exceptional ability to cover transnational cinematic issues within a
historical context. For example, her analysis of the period from the end of World War
I until the beginning of sound in film production at the end of the 1920s delivers a

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meaningful revision of the relationship between fascism and American cinema, and
Italian emigration.
Napoli/New York/Hollywood examines the careers of those Italian performers

New York/ who were Italian not only because of their origins but also because their theatrical
culture was Italian, a culture that embraced high and low, tragedy and comedy,
music, dance, and even acrobatics, naturalism, and improvisation. Their previously

Hollywood unexplored story—that of the Italian diaspora’s influence on American cinema—is
here meticulously reconstructed through rich primary sources, deep archival
research, extensive film analysis, and an enlightening series of interviews with heirs
Film between Italy and to these traditions, including Francis Ford Coppola and his sister Talia Shire, John
the United States Turturro, Nancy Savoca, James Gandolfini, David Chase, Joe Dante, and Annabella
Sciorra.
GI U LI ANA MUS CI O G IU LIANA MUSCIO is Professor in the History of Cinema at the University of
Padova, Italy.
384 pages • 7 x 10 • 52 illustrations, black and white
9780823279388 • Paperback • $45.00 (AC), £37.00
9780823279371 • Hardback • $150.00 (SDT), £124.00
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Critical Studies in Italian America
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This book is addressed to “lovers of paradoxes,” and the editors have done their
utmost to assemble a stellar cast of Neapolitan and American scholars, intellectuals,
and artists/writers who are strong and open-minded enough to wrestle with
and illuminate the paradoxes through which Naples presents itself. Naples is a
mysterious metropolis. Difficult to understand, it is an enigma to outsiders, and
also to the Neapolitans themselves. Its very impenetrableness is what makes it so
deliriously and irresistibly attractive. The essays attempt to give some hints to the
answer of the enigma, without parsing it into neat scholastic formulas. In doing this,
the book will be an important means of opening Naples to students, scholars, and
members of the community at large who are engaged in “identity-work.” A primary
goal has been to establish a dialogue with leading Neapolitan intellectuals and artists
and, ultimately, ensure that the “deliriously Neapolitan” dance continues.
PE LLEG RINO D’ACIERNO is Professor of Comparative Literature and Languages
at Hofstra University.
STANISLAO G . PU G LIESE is Professor of Modern European History and the
Queensboro Unico Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies
at Hofstra University. His most recent book is Bitter Spring: A Life of Ignazio Silone,
winner of the Fraenkel Prize in Contemporary History and a finalist for the National
Book Critics Circle Award in biography. He is the author of Answering Auschwitz:
Primo Levi’s Science and Humanism after the Fall (Fordham).

Delirious Naples
A Cultural History
of the City of the Sun
PELLEG RINO D’ACI E RNO and
STA NISLAO G. PUGLI E SE , editors

288 pages • 30 illustrations, color; 28 illustrations, black and white
9780823279999 • Paperback • $35.00 (AC), £28.99
9780823279982 • Hardback • $125.00, (SDT), £103.00
Simultaneous electronic edition available
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Italian adventurer and sea captain Celso Cesare Moreno traveled the world
lying, scheming, and building an extensive patron/client network to establish his
reputation as a middleman and person of significance. Through his machinations,
Moreno became a critical player in the expansion of western trade and imperialism
in Asia, the trafficking of migrant workers and children in the Atlantic, the conflicts
of Americans and Native Hawaiians over the fate of Hawai’i, and the imperial
competitions of French, British, Italian, and American governments during a
critically important era of imperial expansion during the nineteenth century. Oh
Capitano! teases out Moreno’s enormous peculiarities and fascination as well as his
significance.
Celso Cesare Moreno was simultaneously toxic, deceitful, and charming in
equal measure. He wandered, adventured, cheated, exaggerated, promoted (mainly
himself ), and continually created newly invented past lives. He repeatedly sought
with gusto a role at the center of a globalizing world and had no qualms about lying or
betraying others. He claimed at times to be the ruler of a Southeast Asian island that
he then offered for sale to several Western nations. He briefly became prime minister
of Hawai’i. He testified before the U.S. Congress as an expert witness. He sought
to promote a transpacific cable project. He fought with the ministers and leaders
of many countries (and with his fellow Italians and Catholic churchmen almost
everywhere) but was more often ignored and rejected than feted. He was accused,
probably with good cause, of abusing his obligations after claiming guardianship of
the sons of King David Kalakaua of Hawai’i. Dragged by his uncontrollable polemical

Oh Capitano!
passions, the old Captain died alone, unloved by anyone and with no significant
relations to others.
With its focus on Moreno, Oh Capitano! illustrates some of the most puzzling
Adventurer, Cheater, and Scoundrel cultural traits of emigrant Italian elites. Called a “carpet beggar,” “land pirate,”
“extinct volcano,” among many other derogatory monikers, Moreno emerges in this
on Four Continents fascinating biography as a multifaceted, chameleon-like personality not reducible to
a single epithet.
RUD OLPH J. VE COLI and
The late RUDOLPH J. VECOLI was Director of the Immigration History Research
F R ANCE S CO DU RAN TE Center at the University of Minnesota.
translated by
FRANCE SCO DU RANTE is a journalist as well as Professor of Literature at the
ELIZA B ETH O. VE N DITTO University of Suor Orsola Benincasa as part of the Program in Modern Languages
and Culture.
272 pages
ELIZABETH VE NDITTO formerly managed the Immigrant Stories project at the
9780823279876 • Paperback • $30.00 (AC), £24.99
9780823279869 • Hardback • $135.00 (SDT), £112.00 Immigration History Research Center, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
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Fictions
De Boever

i na n c e
F realism and Psychosis in a “Finance Fictions is a remarkable achievement. Arne De Boever blends
Finance Fictions

time of economic Crisis detailed attention to high finance with close readings of an unexpected array
of contemporary novels. Along the way he touches on work by many of the
Arne De Boever leading figures in contemporary literary studies and theory, from American
Psycho to Quentin Meillassoux’s writings on science fiction. The book offers an
original and necessary perspective on the fate of the realist novel in an age of
collateralized debt obligations and raises provocative questions about what De
Boever calls the ‘financialization of the novel itself.’”
— DAVI D GO LUMB I A , author of
The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-Wing Extremism

Finance Fictions takes the measure of what it means to live in a world ruled by high
finance by examining the tension between psychosis and realism that plays out in the
contemporary finance novel. When the things traded at the center of the economy
cease to be things at all, but highly abstracted speculations, how do we come to see
the real? What sorts of narrative can accurately approach the actual workings of a
neoliberal economy marked by accelerating cycles of market crashes, economic and
political crisis, and austerity?
forDhAm

Revisiting such twentieth-century classics of the genre as Tom Wolfe’s Bonfire
of the Vanities and Bret Easton Ellis’s American Psycho, De Boever argues that the
twenty-first century is witnessing the birth of a new kind of realistic novel fit for
digital algorithms operating at speeds faster than what human beings or computers
can record. If in 1989 Wolfe could still urge novelists to work harder to “tame

Finance Fictions
the billion-footed beast of reality,” today’s economic reality confronts us with a
difference that is qualitative rather than quantitative: a new financial ontology
requiring new modes of thinking and writing.
Realism and Psychosis in Mobilizing the philosophical thought of Quentin Meillassoux in the close reading
of popular novels and conceptual writing, Finance Fictions argues that realism is
a Time of Economic Crisis in for a speculative update if it wants to take on the contemporary economy—an
“if” whose implications turn out to be deeply political. Part literary study and part
ARNE D e B OEVE R
philosophical inquiry, Finance Fictions seeks to contribute to a new mindset for
creative and critical work on finance in the twenty-first century.
256 pages • 10 illustrations, black and white
9780823279173 • Paperback • $27.00 (AC), £21.99 ARNE DE BOE VE R is Faculty in the School of Critical Studies and Director of the
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“Ralph Rodriguez has done the unimaginable: analyzed and accommodated the
multiplicities, dynamism, growth, complex sensibilities, and allegiances known
as Latinx literature in one majestic volume. Eschewing the fictions of monolithic
identities, he argues for expanding the ‘interpretive horizon’ of genre and the
spectrum of interlocking cultural productions. A groundbreaking book, Latinx
Literature Unbound is essential reading for scholars, writers, and readers alike.”
— CRI ST I N A GA RCÍ A , author of Dreaming in Cuban and Here in Berlin

“As Ralph Rodriguez acutely and brilliantly demonstrates, the ‘troublingly
unstable signifier’ has always provoked artistic risk from our writers. In
disentangling—but not disengaging—the word from the art itself, he provides a
widening spotlight to the fascinating range of aesthetic practices and narrative
approaches at the root of so many of our complex representations of race, class,
gender, and desire.”
— MA N UEL MUÑ OZ , author of What You See in the Dark and
The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue

Since the 1990s, there has been unparalleled growth in the literary output from an
ever more diverse group of Latinx writers. Extant criticism, however, has yet to catch
up with the diversity of writers we label Latinx and the range of themes about which
they write. Little sustained scholarly attention has been paid, moreover, to the very
category under which we group this literature. Latinx Literature Unbound, thus,
begins with a fundamental question: “What does it mean to label a work of literature
or an entire corpus of literature Latinx?” From this question others emerge: What

Latinx Literature does Latinx allow or predispose us to see, and what does it preclude us from seeing?
If the grouping—which brings together a heterogeneous collection of people under a

Unbound
seemingly homogeneous label—tells us something meaningful, is there a poetics we
can develop that would facilitate our analysis of this literature?
In answering these questions, Latinx Literature Unbound frees Latinx literature
from taken-for-granted critical assumptions about identity and theme. It argues that
Undoing Ethnic Expectation there may be more salubrious taxonomies than Latinx for organizing and analyzing
R A LPH E . RODRI GU E Z this literature. Privileging the act of reading as a temporal, meaning-making event,
Ralph E. Rodriguez argues that genre may be a more durable category for analyzing
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this literature and suggests new ways in which we might proceed with future studies
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MAY and English at Brown University. He is the author of Brown Gumshoes: Detective
LIT ERARY STUDIE S | RACE & E THNIC STUDIE S Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity.

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“A profound philosopher and psychoanalyst.”
— N EW YORK TI MES

“With rigor and charm, Anne Dufourmantelle breaks in an emergent concept—
crucial yet unclassifiable—that has been overlooked by the big guns of
philosophical discourse. The notion of gentleness resets the hermeneutics of
affect and ontology.”
—AVI TA L RO N ELL, New York University

Key moments of our lives, especially at the beginning and end, are marked by
gentleness—but the simplicity of that concept is misleading. Gentleness is an active
passivity that may become an extraordinary force of resistance within ethics and
politics. In this powerful rethinking by a renowned philosopher and psychoanalyst
whose untimely death captured worldwide attention, gentleness becomes a series of
embodied paradoxes: power that is also soft, nobility that is also humble, sweetness
that is also intelligent, subtlety that is nevertheless striking, fragility that has the
potential to subvert the status quo.
Across Western and Eastern religion, philosophy, literature, and art, gentleness
is marked by the complexities and ambivalences characteristic of that which we
experience through the senses. Yet today, we are most familiar with a gentleness
sold to us in the diluted form of mawkishness. This is how we try to evade its

Power of
subtlety—no longer by fighting it, but by enfeebling it. In the name of our highest
values—happiness, truth, security—we enforce “gentle” safeguards against hurt
and are persuaded to participate in our era’s three divinities: efficiency, speed, and

Gentleness profitability. But in doing so we seal ourselves off from the life-affirming gamble that
a true gentleness affords.
True gentleness entails an ethic of desire. Against a society that crushes human
Meditations on the Risk of Living beings “gently” through consumerist logic and the illusion of total transparency,
Dufourmantelle celebrates the uncompromising gentleness discovered by Gandhi
ANNE DUFOU RMANTE LLE , and other revolutionaries. At the same time, within the despair confided by her
translated by KATHE RINE PAYN E patients, she traces the force of resistance and intangible magic that gentleness
and VI NCE NT SALLÉ offers in the lived experience of ordinary women and men who fully embrace the risk
foreword by CATHE RI NE MALAB OU of living.

ANNE DUFOU RMANTE LLE (1964–2017), philosopher and psychoanalyst, taught at
152 pages
9780823279609 • Paperback • $20.00 (SDT), £16.99 the European Graduate School and wrote monthly columns for the Paris newspaper
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Simultaneous electronic edition available Jacques Derrida, Of Hospitality. Dufourmantelle’s death while seeking to rescue two
MARCH
children caught in a riptide captured worldwide attention.
P HILOSOP HY

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WINNER, FRENCH VOICES AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PUBLICATION AND TRANSLATION

Portraits, this book suggests, unlock the paradoxes of subjectivity. Nancy shows
how the portrait, far from conveying a sitter’s self-sameness, is suspended between
proximity and distance, likeness and strangeness, representation and presentation,
the faithful and the forceful. A portrait can identify an individual, but it can also
express a more complex double movement of approach and withdrawal.
Portrait comprises two extended essays in close conversation, written a decade
apart, in which Nancy considers the range of aspirations articulated by the portrait.
Accompanied by three dozen illustrations, it also includes a new Preface written for
the English-language edition and a substantial Introduction by Jeffrey Librett that
situates the work within a range of religious, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic accounts
of the subject.
Portrait is grounded in a bold and searching engagement with the traditions out
of which our thinking about the subject has emerged. It is also a playful series of
readings that draws on a wide range of portraits: from carvings on ancient drinking
vessels to recent experimental or parodic pieces in which sitters are rendered in the
“media” of their own blood, germ culture, or DNA.
Photos are ubiquitous today, but Nancy argues that this in no way makes thinking
about the portrait an idle pursuit. On the contrary, the forms of appearing (and
disappearing) that mark portraits—old and new—can serve to renew our exploration
of the human figure today. At stake is what Nancy calls “the very possibility of our
being present.”

Portrait J EAN-LU C NANCY is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the Université
Marc Bloch, Strasbourg. His wide-ranging thought is developed in many books,
JE AN-LUC NANCY including Expectation: Philosophy, Literature; The Possibility of a World; The
translated by Banality of Heidegger; The Disavowed Community; and, with Adèle Van Reeth,
Coming (all Fordham).
SA RAH C LIFT and SIMON SPARKS
introduction by
JE FFREY S. LI B RETT

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Secular Lyric
The Modernization of the Poem in Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson
J O H N M I C H AEL

Secular Lyric interrogates the distinctively individual ways in which Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson
transformed classical, romantic, and early modern forms of lyric expression to address the
developing conditions of Western modernity, especially the heterogeneity of believers and beliefs
in an increasingly secular society. Analyzing historically and formally how these poets inscribed
the pressures of the modern crowd in the text of their poems, John Michael shows how the masses
appear in these poets’ work as potential readers to be courted and resisted, often at the same time.
Unlike their more conventional contemporaries, Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson resist advising,
sermonizing, or consoling their audiences. They resist most familiar senses of meaning as well.
For them, the processes of signification in print rather than the communication of truths become
central to poetry, which in turn becomes a characteristic of modern verse in the Western world. Poe,
Whitman, and Dickinson, in idiosyncratic but related ways, each disrupt conventional expectations
256 pages while foregrounding language’s material density, thereby revealing both the potential and the
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limitations of art in the modern age.
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Simultaneous electronic edition available JOHN M I C HA EL is Professor of English and of Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of
AP RIL Rochester, where he is also Director of American Studies.

race & ethnic studies

Experiments in Exile
C. L. R. James, Hélio Oiticica, and the Aesthetic Sociality of Blackness
L AU R A H A R R IS

“The first response of many readers may be to wonder what on earth links C. L. R. James and
Hélio Oiticica. This book’s critical themes of the motley crew, of theorizing issues of contact,
of aesthetic sociality all answer the question well. What is crucial is that two such disparate
characters, both contending with issues of exile, illegality, and citizenship, each developed
similar strategies for understanding culture and for projecting a future (even futuristic in
Oiticica’s case) potential.”
—A LD O N LYN N N I ELSEN , The Pennsylvania State University

Comparing radical experiments undertaken by Trinidadian writer C. L. R. James and Brazilian artist
Hélio Oiticica, Experiments in Exile charts their common desire to reconceive citizenship. Laura
Harris shows how James and Oiticica gravitate toward and attempt to relay the ongoing renewal of
dissident, dissonant social forms that constitute what she calls “the aesthetic sociality of blackness,”
224 pages
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in the barrack-yards of Port-of-Spain and the favelas of Rio de Janeiro, the assembly lines of Detroit
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Commonalities
AUGUST LAURA HAR R I S is Assistant Professor of Cinema Studies and Art and Public Policy at
New York University.

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A New Series in Urban Studies

POLIS
Zonas Peligrosas The Real Fake
The Challenge of Creating Safe Authenticity and the Production of Space
Neighborhoods in Central America M AR IA F R ANC E S A P IAZZ ONI
TOM H A R E The Real Fake explores how
the users of Thames Town—an
T H E R E A L FA K E
Zonas Peligrosas: The Challenge
English-like village built in AUTHENTICITY
of Creating Safe Neighborhoods
Songjiang New Town near
in Central America examines AND THE
indicators of orderliness and ZONAS Shanghai—transform a themed
space into something more than
security in El Salvador. It shows PRODUCTION
how policies and programs based PELIGROSAS a “fake place.” Piazzoni examines
how the notion of authenticity OF SPACE
on disorganization theory have
affects the production,
been used and why they might not
THE CHALLENGE consumption, and contestation
make Salvadoran urban dwellers
of urban spaces. Authenticity at
safer. In Latin America, these OF CREATING SAFE once excludes the users of the
prescriptions form the basis
NEIGHBORHOODS city through hegemonic control
for what has become known as
and incorporates their ideas and
“citizen security” policy. Just as IN CENTRAL everyday activities by encouraging
in disorganization theory, citizen
spontaneous appropriations of
security emphasizes strong social AMERICA
space. Corporations have made
cohesion and expectations for
theming, originating in the MARIA FRANCESCA PIAZZONI
action on the part of neighbors
TOM HARE postwar United States, a central
and civil society. Mimicking the
strategy in the development of orderly, Disney-fied urban communities.
methodology of disorganization
The Real Fake complicates this view by focusing on the relationship
theorists from the Chicago School, Tom Hare conducted four
between theming and authenticity. Tourism studies tell us that we
neighborhood studies in the San Salvador metropolitan area. Mixed
authenticate places through affective and embodied experiences as
methods, including 200 original survey-interviews, were used to create
evidenced by the data collected through qualitative methods in Thames
a rich description of each case. The cases were selected in order to
Town. Although the exclusionary character of theming remains
compare and contrast the social order in neighborhoods with varying
apparent in Thames Town, it is precisely the experience of “fakeness”
levels of security and physical and demographic makeup.
that allows the users to develop a sense of place.
TO M HA R E is Senior Technical Associate at the University of Notre
MARIA FRANCE SCA PIAZZONI is currently pursuing a second
Dame Initiative for Global Development. He holds a Ph.D. in Public
Ph.D. in Urban Planning and Development from the University of
Policy Analysis from Saint Louis University.
Southern California, Price School of Public Policy.

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UR BA N ST UD I ES

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h i sto ry

On March 4, 1865, the day Abraham Lincoln delivered his second inaugural address,
Reverend Doctor George Peck put the finishing touches on a collection of his
sermons that he intended to send to the president. Although the politically moderate
Peck had long opposed slavery, he, along with many other northern evangelicals,
was not an abolitionist. During the Civil War he had come to support emancipation,
but, like Lincoln, the conflict remained first and foremost about preserving the
Union. Believing their devotion to the Union was an act of faithfulness to God first
and the Founding Fathers second, Our Country explores how many northern white
evangelical Protestants sacrificed racial justice on behalf of four million African
American slaves (and then ex-slaves) for the Union’s persistence and continued
flourishing as a Christian nation.
By examining Civil War–era Protestantism in terms of the Union, Grant
Brodrecht adds to the understanding of northern motivation and the eventual
“failure” of Reconstruction to provide a secure basis for African Americans’ equal
place in society. Complementing recent scholarship that gives primacy to the Union,
Our Country contends that nonradical Protestants consistently subordinated
concern for racial justice to what they perceived to be the greater good. Mainstream
evangelicals did not enter Reconstruction with the primary aim of achieving racial
justice. Rather, they expected to see the emergence of a speedily restored, prosperous,
and culturally homogeneous Union, a Union strengthened by God through the defeat
of secession and the removal of slavery as secession’s cause.
Brodrecht eloquently addresses this so-called proprietary regard for Christian

Our Country
America, considered within the context of crises surrounding the Union’s existence
and its nature from the Civil War to the 1880s. Including sources from major
Protestant denominations, the book rests on a selection of sermons, denominational
Northern Evangelicals and the Union newspapers and journals, autobiographies, archival personal papers of several
individuals, and the published and unpublished papers of Abraham Lincoln, Andrew
during the Civil War Era Johnson, and Ulysses S. Grant. The author examines these sources as they address
the period’s evangelical sense of responsibility for America, while keyed to issues of
GRAN T B RODRE CHT national and presidential politics.
Northern evangelicals’ love of the Union arguably contributed to its preservation
288 pages
and the slaves’ emancipation, but in subsuming the ex-slaves to their vision for
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Christian America, northern evangelicals contributed to a Reconstruction that failed
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The North’s Civil War
G RANT BRODRECHT , Ph.D, teaches history at the Geneva School, Winter Park,
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Florida.

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h i sto ry

Embroiled in the Civil War, northerners wrote and spoke with frequency about the
subject of loyalty. The word was common in newspaper articles, political pamphlets,
and speeches; appeared on flags, broadsides, and prints; was written into diaries and
letters and the stationery they appeared on; and even found its way into sermons.
Its ubiquity suggests that loyalty was an important concept, but what did it mean
to those who used it? Contested Loyalty examines the significance of loyalty across
fault lines of gender, social class, and education, race and ethnicity, and political or
religious affiliation. These differing vantage points reveal the complicated ways in
which loyalties were defined, prioritized, acted upon, and related.
While most of the scholarly work on Civil War–era nationalism has focused
on southern identity and Confederate nationhood, the essays in Contested Loyalty
examine the variable, fluid constructions of these concepts in the North. Essays
explore the limitations and incomplete nature of national loyalty and how disparate
groups struggled to control its meaning. The contributors move beyond the narrow
partisan debate over democratic dissent to examine other challenges to and
competing interpretations of national loyalty.
Today’s leading and emerging scholars examine loyalty through the frame of
politics at the state and national level; the viewpoints of college-educated men as well
as the women they courted; the attitudes of northern Protestant churches on issues
of patriotism and loyalty; working-class men and women in military industries; how
employers could use the language of loyalty to take away the rights of workers; and
the meaning of loyalty in contexts of race and ethnicity.

Contested
The Union cause was a powerful ideology that committed millions of citizens,
in the ranks and at home, to a long and bloody war. But loyalty to the Union cause
imperfectly explains how citizens reacted to the traumas of war or the ways in which

Loyalty conflicting loyalties played out in everyday life. The essays in this collection point us
down the path of greater understanding.
CONTRIBUTORS: Gary W. Gallagher, Judith Giesberg, Ryan W. Keating, Melinda
Debates over Patriotism in Lawson, Julie A. Mujic, Timothy J. Orr, Thaddeus M. Romansky, Robert M. Sandow,
the Civil War North Sean A. Scott, Matthew Warshauer, Jonathan W. White, Kanisorn Wongsrichanalai.
ROBERT M. SANDOW is Associate Professor of History at Lock Haven University
R O BERT M. SANDOW, editor of Pennsylvania. He is the author of Deserter Country: Civil War Opposition in the
foreword by G ARY W. GALLAGHE R Pennsylvania Appalachians (Fordham) and has presented numerous articles and
conference papers. His recent work addresses issues of political dissent and rural
360 pages • 2 illustrations, black and white protest on the northern home front.
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The North’s Civil War
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“The Postcolonial Contemporary is without doubt the most comprehensive,
engaging, and provocative reflection on the status of the postcolonial thinking
and the crisis of the present. Informed by sophisticated theoretical thinking and
a solid grasp of colonial and postcolonial history, this book will serve as a model
for how collective conversations and scholarly debates can intervene in the
politics of an unsettled moment.”
— SI MO N GI KA N DI , Princeton University

This volume invokes the “postcolonial contemporary” in order to recognize and
reflect upon the postcolonial character of the contemporary conjuncture, as well as
to inquire into whether postcolonial criticism can adequately grasp it. Neither simply
for nor against postcolonialism, the book seeks to cut across this false alternative and
to think with postcolonial theory about political contemporaneity.
Many of the most influential frameworks of postcolonial theory were developed
from the 1970s to the 1990s, during what we may now recognize as the twilight
of the postwar period. If forms of capitalist imperialism are entering into new
configurations of neoliberal privatization, wars-without-end, xenophobic
nationalism, and unsustainable extraction, what aspects of postcolonial inquiry must
be reworked or revised in order to grasp our political present?
In twelve essays that draw from a number of disciplines—history, anthropology,
literature, geography, indigenous studies—and regional locations (the Black
Atlantic, South Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Australia, Argentina) The Postcolonial
Contemporary seeks to move beyond the habitual oppositions that have often

The Postcolonial characterized the field: universal vs. particular; Marxism vs. postcolonialism;
politics vs. culture. The essays reckon with new and persisting postcolonial
predicaments, doing so under four interrelated analytics: postcolonial temporality;

Contemporary deprovincializing the global south; beyond Marxism versus postcolonial studies; and
postcolonial spatiality and new political imaginaries.
From the book’s powerful and substantial Introduction through its dozen
Political Imaginaries for the Global compelling chapters, The Postcolonial Contemporary will be a landmark volume for
Present reassessing a crucial critical framework for today’s world.
CONTRIBU TORS: Sadia Abbas, Anthony C. Alessandrini, Sharad Chari, Carlos
JINI KI M WATS ON and A. Forment, Vinay Gidwani, Peter Hitchcock, Laurie Lambert, Stephen Muecke,
G ARY WI LDE R, editors Anupama Rao, Adam Spanos, Jini Kim Watson, Gary Wilder
J INI KIM WATSON is Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature
352 pages • 7 x 10
at New York University. She is the author of The New Asian City: Three-dimensional
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9780823280063 • Hardback • $115.00 (SDT), £95.00 Fictions of Space and Urban Form.
Simultaneous electronic edition available G ARY WILDER is Professor of Anthropology and History and Director of the
JULY
Committee on Globalization and Social Change at the Graduate Center of the
City University of New York. His most recent book is Freedom Time: Negritude,
Decolonization, and the Future of the World.

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On the Nature of Marx’s Things
Translation as Necrophilology
JAC Q U E S L E ZRA
foreword by VI T TO RIO MO RFINO

“[Lezra] makes ontology powerfully viable for, and by means of, the critique of contemporary
capitalism.” —A N TO N I O N EGRI

On the Nature of Marx’s Things is a major rethinking of the Marxian tradition, one based not on
fixed things but on the inextricable interrelation between the material world and our language
for it. Lezra traces to Marx’s earliest writings a subterranean, Lucretian practice which he calls
necrophilological translation that continues to haunt Marx’s inheritors. This Lucretian strain,
requiring that we think materiality as dynamic, aleatory, and always marked by its relation to
language, raises central questions about ontology, political economy, and reading.
On the Nature of Marx’s Things establishes new concepts and procedures for dismantling
288 pages • 11 illustrations, black and white the system of objects on which neoliberal capitalism stands, whether concrete things like
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of risk, or the pedagogical, legal, even familial institutions that produce and reproduce inequities
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MARCH JACQUES LEZ RA is Chair of Hispanic Studies at the University of California, Riverside.

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in
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Financial and Psychic Economies in Victorian Form
A NNA KO R NB LU H

“If you want to understand what goes on today, how a madness like the 2008 meltdown was
possible, read Realizing Capital!” — SLAVOJ Ž I Ž EK

During a tumultuous period when financial speculation began rapidly to outpace industrial
production and consumption, Victorian financial journalists commonly criticized the instability
of what they called “fictitious capital,” a notion whose artifice was, as the century progressed, to
become naturalized in the fascinating metaphor of “psychic economy.”
In close rhetorical readings of financial journalism, political economy, and Victorian novels,
Anna Kornbluh shows how the Victorians’ psychological framing of economics bequeaths as
its legacy our own dominant paradigm for understanding financial crisis. In the displacements
and ironies of the Victorian novel, Kornbluh traces the ideological grappling that gives today’s
232 pages financial thinking a history of its own. Understanding Marx and Freud as inheritors of this
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AP RIL A NNA KOR NB LUH is Associate Professor of English at the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a
founding member of the V21 Collective.

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“Reified Life brilliantly brings together seemingly opposing strands of
contemporary theory: Marxist accounts of neoliberalism and financialization
on the one hand and posthumanist accounts of the decentering of human life
on the other. Rather than demonstrate these methodologies as incompatible,
Narkunas reveals their intimacy. This intimacy is organized around a new kind
of reification, one that produces the ahuman. A necessary read.”
— CHRI STO P HER B REU, author of Insistence of the Material:
Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Even as the 2008 economic crisis solidified the dominion of neoliberal and financial
capital to organize human societies, much to the detriment of the world’s populations,
important questions remain. Among them, what forms of life are free and what
forms are perceived legally and economically as surplus? Which of them, human and
otherwise, are most expendable?
Reified Life theorizes the dangerous social implications of a future where human
agency is secondary to algorithmic processes, digital protocols, speculative financial
instruments, and nonhuman market-based technological forces. Employing new
readings of Deleuze, Guattari, Foucault, Marx, Gramsci, and others, J. Paul Narkunas
contends that it is premature to speak of a posthuman or inhuman future, or to
employ any sort of “ism,” given how dynamic and contingent human practices and
their material figurations can be. Over several chapters he diagnoses the rise of
“market humans,” the instrumentalization of culture to decide the life worth living
along utilitarian categories, as well as the varied ways in which discourses of human

Reified Life rights and humanitarianism actually throw members of the species—refugees, for
instance—outside the human order.
To combat this, Reified Life argues against posthumanist calls to abandon
Speculative Capital humanism, proposing instead the category of the ahuman. Doing so offers us a
way to think alongside the human and to argue for the value of speculative fiction
and the Ahuman Condition as a critical mechanism for envisioning alternative futures and freedoms from
J. PAU L NARKU NAS the domineering forces of speculative capital, whose own fictions have become
our realities. To that end, Narkunas provides a novel interpretation of the post-
anthropocentric turn in the humanities by linking the diminished centrality of
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JULY
J. PAUL NARKU NAS is Associate Professor of English at John Jay College of
Criminal Justice.

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philosophy

Deconstructing the
Death Penalty
Derrida’s Seminars and the New Abolitionism
K E L LY O L I VER and ST EPHANIE M. ST RAU B, editors

This volume brings together scholars of philosophy, law, and literature, including prominent
Derrideans alongside activist scholars, to elucidate and expand upon an important project of
Derrida’s final years, the recently published seminars he conducted on the death penalty from
1999 to 2001.
The contributors offer remarkable insight into Derrida’s ethical and political work and
establish his importance for continuing debates on capital punishment, mass incarceration, and
police brutality. By deconstructing the theologico-political logic of the death penalty, they work
to construct a new, versatile abolitionism, one capable of confronting all forms the death penalty
might take.
296 pages
CONTR I B UTOR S : Nicole Anderson, Katie Chenoweth, Lisa Guenther, Christina Howells, Peggy
9780823280117 • Paperback • $35.00 (SDT), £28.99
9780823280100 • Hardback • $125.00 (SDT), £103.00 Kamuf, Kir Kuiken, Elissa Marder, Michael Naas, Kelly Oliver, Elizabeth Rottenberg, Kas Saghafi,
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JULY
KELLY OLI V ER is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
STEPHA NI E M . STRAUB is completing a Ph.D. in English at Vanderbilt University.

philosophy

Eco-Deconstruction
Derrida and Environmental Philosophy
M ATTH I A S F R ITS CH, PHILIPPE LYNES, and DAV ID WOO D, editors

“Essential reading for anyone interested in environmental philosophy.”
— J E FFR E Y NEA LO N , The Pennsylvania State University

Eco-Deconstruction marks a new approach to the destruction of our natural environment. While
the work of Jacques Derrida has already proven highly influential in posthumanist and animal
studies, the present volume brings deconstruction to bear on the most pressing environmental
issues of our time.
Whether exploring an originary environmentality that marks the constitutive ecological
embeddedness of mortal life, examining such remains of human culture as nuclear waste, or
articulating an ecological demand for justice, Eco-Deconstruction will resonate with readers not
only of philosophy, but across the humanities and the social and natural sciences.
334 pages • 2 illustrations, black and white CONTR I B UTOR S : Karen Barad, Timothy Clark, Claire Colebrook, Matthias Fritsch, Vicki Kirby,
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John Llewelyn, Philippe Lynes, Michael Marder, Dawne McCance, Michael Naas, Kelly Oliver,
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Michael Peterson, Ted Toadvine, Cary Wolfe, David Wood
Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and M ATTHI AS FR I TSCH is Professor of Philosophy at Concordia University, Montréal. PHILI PPE
Theology
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LYNES is Fulbright Canada Visiting Research Chair in Environmental Humanities at the
University of California, Irvine. DAVID WOOD is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at
Vanderbilt University.

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philosophy

Goods
Advertising, Urban Space, and the Moral Law of the Image
E M A NU E L E CO CCIA
translated by M ARISSA GEMMA

“This short, unsettling book offers new perspectives on the moral place of things in the cosmology
of industrial modernity. In making his radical argument, Coccia questions many of our
habits of thought, by showing that the love of things—crystallized in fashion, advertising, and
consumption—reflects a search for a form of political normativity which has for too long been
seen as illicit, illusory, and immoral.”
—A RJ U N A P PA DURA I , New York University

Objects are all around us—and images of objects, advertisements for objects. Our relation to
objects, this provocative book argues, is what makes us human. Against a facile materialist critique,
Emanuele Coccia shows how things become the medium through which a city enunciates its ethos,
112 pages
making available an ethical life to those who live among objects. No longer merely physical or
9780823280230 • Paperback • $28.00 (SDT), £22.99 economic entities, objects, within the visual economy of advertising, become inescapably moral.
9780823280223 • Hardback • $95.00 (SDT), £79.00 Goods offers a radically political rethinking of the power of images, showing how advertising and
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Commonalities
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politics to come.
EM A NUELE COCCIA is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the EHESS in Paris.

l i t e r at u r e

Last Things
Disastrous Form from Kant to Hujar
JAC Q U E S K HALIP

“This is a book whose intelligence and insight the academy desperately needs. Through bravura
readings, Khalip affords his readers the thrill of intellectual discovery while challenging them
to ask if such discoveries themselves are the effect of our determination by lastness.”
— LE E E D E LMA N , Tufts University

The arrival of the Anthropocene brings the suggestion that we are only now beginning to speculate
on an inhuman world that is not for us, only now confronting extinction. In romanticism’s quieter,
non-emphatic modes of thinking the end of human thought, Jacques Khalip explores lastness as
what marks the limits of our life and world. Acknowledging a lastness we do not wish for, Khalip
refuses to elegize or celebrate our ends, instead positing romanticism as a negative force that exceeds
theories, narratives, and figures of survival and sustainability.
176 pages • 8 illustrations, color
Shuttling between romantic and contemporary philosophy, poetry, painting, and photography,
9780823279555 • Paperback • $25.00 (SDT), £20.99 Last Things undertakes an original reorganization of romantic thought for contemporary culture.
9780823279548 • Hardback • $90.00 (SDT), £74.00
JACQUES KHALIP is Associate Professor of English at Brown University.
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l i t e r at u r e | media studies

The Mediated Mind
Affect, Ephemera, and Consumerism in the Nineteenth Century
SU SA N ZI E G E R

How did we arrive at our contemporary consumer media economy? Why are we now fixated on
screens, imbibing information that constantly expires, and longing for more direct or authentic
kinds of experience? The Mediated Mind answers these questions by revisiting a previous media
revolution, the nineteenth-century explosion of mass print. Like our own smartphone screens,
printed paper and imprinted objects touched the most intimate regions of nineteenth-century life.
The rise of this printed ephemera, and its new information economy, generated modern consumer
experiences such as voracious collecting and curating, fantasies of disembodied mental travel,
and information addiction. Susan Zieger demonstrates how the nineteenth century established
affective, psychological, social, and cultural habits of media consumption that we still experience,
even as pixels supersede paper. Revealing the history of our own moment, The Mediated Mind
challenges the commonplace assumption that our own new media lack a past, or that our own
256 pages • 16 illustrations, black and white experiences are unprecedented.
9780823279838 • Paperback • $30.00 (SDT), £24.99
9780823279821 • Hardback • $105.00 (SDT), £87.00 S USAN Z I EGER is Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Riverside. She
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JUNE American Literature.

l i t e r at u r e

Poetry and Mind
Tractatus Poetico-Philosophicus
L AU R E NT D U BREU IL

“The astonishing range and acuity of Dubreuil’s poetic readings show how seriously the
author takes his contention that poetry, if read attentively, jostles the cerebral cortex.”
— J O H N M OWI T T, University of Leeds

Humanists cannot afford to ignore the past decade’s work in psychology, artificial intelligence, and
neuroscience. At the same time, poetry allows us to move beyond the limits of thought—to think
differently. A joint commitment to literary, philosophical, and scientific insights animates this
remarkable account of poetry’s centrality to cognition.
The book is developed through brief, eloquent logical elaborations punctuated by thirty close
literary readings, ranging from Sophocles to Gertrude Stein, from Wang Wei to Aimé Césaire, from
cuneiform tablet to rap music. Poetry—a perhaps universal phenomenon among humans—arises
128 pages • 8 illustrations, black and white through syntactic structures, cognitive binding, and mental regulations but, in going through
9780823279647 • Paperback • $25.00 (SDT), £20.99 them, also exceeds them. For theorists of literature and for logicians and cognitive scientists alike,
9780823279630 • Hardback • $90.00 (SDT), £74.00 the book offers a novel and sophisticated account of the extraordinary regimes of human mental
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experience.
Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory
AP RIL LAUR ENT D UB R EUIL is Professor of Comparative Literature, Romance Studies, and Cognitive
Science at Cornell University.

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philosophy

Plato and the Invention of Life
M I C H A E L NAAS

“This book offers a novel, timely, and provocative reading of the pervasive theme of life in
Plato and its significance for the history of Western thought. Naas highlights the dialogue
that Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Giorgio Agamben, and others have carried on
with Plato—offering his own supplements and corrections along the way. The result is a
compelling and thought-provoking reading of Plato’s contribution to what is perhaps the
most vital and volatile concept in contemporary theoretical discourse.”
— SA R A BR I LL, Fairfield University

The question of life, Michael Naas argues, though rarely foregrounded by Plato, runs through
and structures his thought. By characterizing being in terms of life, Plato begins to discover—to
invent—a notion of true or real life that would be opposed to all merely biological or animal life.
Lucid yet sophisticated, Naas’s account offers a fundamental re-reading of what the concept of
life entails, one that inflects a range of contemporary conversations, from biopolitics, to the new
288 pages
materialisms, to the place of the human within the living world.
9780823279685 • Paperback • $32.00 (SDT), £25.99
9780823279678 • Hardback • $110.00 (SDT), £91.00 M I CHAEL NAAS is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University.
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AP RIL

religion | philosophy

Trauma and Transcendence
Suffering and the Limits of Theory
E R I C B OY NTO N and PET ER CAPRET TO, editors
afterword by M ARY-JANE RU BENST EIN

Trauma theory has become a burgeoning site of research in recent decades, often demanding
interdisciplinary reflections on trauma as a phenomenon that defies disciplinary ownership.
While this research has always been challenged by the temporal, affective, and corporeal
dimensions of trauma itself, trauma theory now faces theoretical and methodological obstacles
given its growing interdisciplinarity. Trauma and Transcendence gathers scholars in philosophy,
theology, psychoanalysis, and social theory to engage the limits and prospects of trauma’s
transcendence. This volume draws attention to the increasing challenge of deciding whether
trauma’s unassimilable quality can be wielded as a defense of traumatic experience against
reductionism, or whether it succumbs to a form of obscurantism.
CONTR I B UTOR S: Eric Boynton, Peter Capretto, Tina Chanter, Vincenzo Di Nicola, Ronald
304 pages
9780823280278 • Paperback • $35.00 (SDT), £28.99
Eyerman, Donna Orange, Shelly Rambo, Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Hilary Jerome Scarsella, Eric
9780823280261 • Hardback • $125.00 (SDT), £103.00 Severson, Marcia Mount Shoop, Robert D. Stolorow, George Yancy
Simultaneous electronic edition available ER I C B OYNTON is Professor and Chair of Philosophy and Religious Studies at Allegheny College.
AUGUST
PETER CAPR ETTO is Fellow in Theology and Practice at Vanderbilt University in Religion,
Psychology, and Culture.

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religion | psychology

Inner Animalities
Theology and the End of the Human
E R I C DA RY L MEYER

“What does it mean to be a creature in the proximity of the realm of God? Meyer makes an
elegant case that the idea of human uniqueness is a sign of human fallenness. This book offers
that rare gift: a theological way out of the protracted, defensive need to keep humanity from its
God-given animality. In its important theological conceptualizations, in its vivid and visionary
discussions, this book gives me hope.”
— C A R O L J. ADA MS, author of The Sexual Politics of Meat

Most theology proceeds under the assumption that divine grace works on human beings through our
uniqueness among Earth’s creatures—our freedom, self-awareness, language, or rationality. Inner
Animalities draws creatively on historical and scriptural texts to imagine instead an account of
human life centered in creaturely commonality.
224 pages
Bringing a theological perspective to the growing field of critical animal studies, Inner
9780823280155 • Paperback • $32.00 (SDT), £25.99 Animalities puts patristic sources in conversation with modern theology and philosophy to offer a
9780823280148 • Hardback • $115.00 (SDT), £95.00 counterintuitive account of human life in relation with nonhuman neighbors and a new angle into
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Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Philosophy and
Theology ER I C DA RYL M EY E R is Assistant Professor of Theology at Carroll College.
JULY

religion | psychology

Freud and Monotheism
Moses and the Violent Origins of Religion
G I L A D SH A RV IT and KAREN S. FELDMAN, editors

“There really is nothing new about anti-Semitism in the age of today’s white ethno-nationalism.
Freud and Monotheism brings the debate about Sigmund Freud’s last work on the origins of
anti-Semitism up to the present day.”
— SA N D E R G I LMA N , Emory University

Over the past few decades, vibrant debates regarding postsecularism have found inspiration and
provocation in the works of Sigmund Freud. A new interest in the interconnection of psychoanalysis,
religion, political theory, and modernity has emerged, with Freud’s controversial final book, Moses
and Monotheism, taking a central role.
Highlighting the broad impact of Moses and Monotheism across the humanities, contributors
from philosophy, comparative literature, cultural studies, Jewish studies, psychoanalysis, and
208 pages
Egyptology come together to illuminate Freud’s book and the modern world with which it grapples.
9780823280032 • Paperback • $28.00 (SDT), £22.99 CONTR I B UTOR S : Jan Assmann, Richard Bernstein, Willi Goetschel, Ronald Hendel, Catherine
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Malabou, Gabriele Schwab, Yael Segalovitz, Gilad Sharvit, Joel Whitebook
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JUNE University of California, Berkeley.
KAR EN S . FELD MAN is Associate Professor of German at the University of California, Berkeley.

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religion | philosophy

The Self-Emptying Subject
Kenosis and Immanence, Medieval to Modern
A L E X D U B I L ET

“The Self-Emptying Subject is a fantastically worthwhile book—lucid, timely, and important.
Dubilet explores kenosis as a radical possibility for life, where we may find an immanent joy not
dependent on a future redemption.” — KA RMEN MACK EN DRI CK

“In this important book, Dubilet recharges immanence via Deleuze and Laruelle to fashion
a kenotic subject without transcendence. Based on cutting-edge scholarship, these
groundbreaking interpretations of Eckhart, Hegel, and Bataille constitute a significant
intervention into contemporary continental philosophy of religion and theology.”
— C LAY TO N CRO CK ET T

Against the two dominant ethical paradigms of continental philosophy—Levinas’s ethics of the other
and Foucault’s ethics of self-cultivation—The Self-Emptying Subject theorizes an ethics of self-
256 pages
emptying, or kenosis, one that reveals the immanence of an impersonal and dispossessed life without
9780823279470 • Paperback • $28.00 (SDT), £22.99
9780823279463 • Hardback • $95.00 (SDT), £79.00 a why.
Simultaneous electronic edition available Engaging Christian mysticism, modern philosophy, and contemporary philosophy of religion,
AP RIL Dubilet shows how we might encounter a yet unmapped theoretical fecundity of self-emptying that
frees life from transcendent powers that incessantly subject it to their own ends.
ALEX D UB I LET is Senior Lecturer in English and Political Science at Vanderbilt University and
co-translator of two books by François Laruelle.

religion | philosophy

Other Others
The Political after the Talmud
SE R G EY D O LGO P O LSKI

“Other Others is the most ambitious work I have read in the field of Jewish political and
philosophical thought in some time. It is creative, synthetic, well written, and conceptually clear.
. . . A scintillating piece of scholarship.” — SA RA H HA MMERSCHLAG, University of Chicago

Denying legal and moral existence to those who do not belong to a land, while tolerating diversity of
those who do, stabilizes a political order—or does it? Revisiting this core problem of political theory,
Other Others turns to the Talmud as an untapped resource for political thought.
Sergey Dolgopolski introduces the concept of “other others,” those who do not bear any “original”
belonging to a recognized land and thereby trouble our territorially marked conception of friend and
enemy. Dolgopolski powerfully shows how modern political theory and the thought registered in the
Talmud can inform each other, developing alternatives to the us/them dichotomy that continues to
296 pages plague even the most liberal conventional accounts of politics.
9780823280193 • Paperback • $35.00 (SDT), £28.99 S ER GEY D OLGOPOLSKI is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and Jewish Thought
9780823280186 • Hardback • $125.00 (SDT), £103.00
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and Gordon and Gretchen Gross Professor of Jewish Studies at SUNY Buffalo.
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medicine

Mirko D. Grmek (1924–2000) is one of the most significant figures in the history of
medicine and has long been considered a pioneer of the field. The singular trajectory
that took Grmek from Yugoslavia to the academic culture of postwar France placed
him at the crossroads of different intellectual trends and made him an influential
figure during the second half of the twentieth century. Yet scholars have rarely
attempted to articulate his distinctive vision of the history of science and medicine
with all its tensions, contradictions, and ambiguities. This volume brings together
and publishes for the first time in English a range of Grmek’s writings, providing
a portrait of his entire career as a historian of science and an engaged intellectual
figure. Pathological Realities pieces together Grmek’s scholarship that reveals the
interconnections of diseases, societies, and medical theories.
Straddling the sciences and the humanities, Grmek crafted significant new
concepts and methods to engage with contemporary social problems such as wars,
genocides and pandemics. Uniting some major strands of his published work that
are still dispersed or simply unknown, this volume covers the deep epistemological
changes in historical conceptions of disease as well as major advances within the
life sciences and their historiography. Opening with a classic essay—“Preliminaries
for a Historical Study of Disease”—this volume introduces Grmek’s notions of
“pathocenosis” and “emerging infections,” illustrating them with historical and
contemporary cases. Pathological Realities also showcases Grmek’s pioneering
approach to the history of science and medicine using laboratory notebooks as well
as his original work on biological thought and the role of ideologies and myths in the

Pathological
history of science. The essays assembled here reveal Grmek’s significant influence
and continued relevance for current research in the history of medicine and biology,
medical humanities, science studies, and the philosophy of science.

Realities MIRKO D. G RMEK
and scientist.
(1924–2000) was a Croatian and French historian, writer,

is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Université
Essays on Disease, Experiments, PIERRE -OLIVIER MÉTHOT
Laval.
and History HANS-J ÖRG RHE INBERG E R is Professor Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for
MI RKO D. GRME K the History of Science, Berlin.
edited, translated, and with an
Introduction by
PIER R E - OLI VIE R MÉTHOT
foreword by
HA NS -JÖRG RHE INB E RGE R

224 pages
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At Freedom’s Limit Deconstruction in a Nutshell Christianity, Democracy, and
Islam and the Postcolonial Predicament A Conversation with Jacques Derrida the Shadow of Constantine
SA DIA A BBA S edited by J O H N D. CA PUTO edited by GEORGE E. DEMACOPOULOS
272 pages, 8 illustrations, color 215 pages and A R I STOT L E PA PANI KO LAO U
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Orthodox Christianity and Contemporary Thought
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index
A Donoghue, Frank 4 I Napoli/New York/Hollywood 7 Salvage Work 30
Abbas, Sadia 28 Dubilet, Alex 26 Inner Animalities 25 Narkunas, J. Paul 20 Sandow, Robert M. 17
Adams, Arthur G. 28 Dubreuil, Laurent 23 Intercarnations 29 Neighborhood Success Stories 2 Saussy, Haun 30
Adler, Melissa 28 Dufourmantelle, Anne 12 Irish Brigade and Its Nguyen, Viet Thanh 30 Schlund-Vials, Cathy J. 30
Agee, James 28 Durante, Francesco 9 Campaigns, The 29 Nichols, Laura 29 Search for Major Plagge,
Ali, Arshad Imtiaz 5 Dutoit, Thomas 28 North Brother Island 30 The 28
All Around the Town 28 J Secular Lyric 14
And the Risen Bread 28 E Jefferson, Alexander 29 O Self-Emptying Subject, The 26
Animal That Therefore I Am, Eco-Deconstruction 21 Jerng, Mark C. 29 Of Stigmatology 30 Senses of the Subject 28
The 28 Education at War 5 Jivaka, Lobzang 4 Oh Capitano! 9 Sharvit, Gilad 25
At Freedom’s Limit 28 Ethnography of Rhythm, Johnston, James H. 29 Olin, John C. 30 Short and Remarkable History
Autobiography of St. Ignatius The 30 Jones, Allen 29 Oliver, Kelly 21 of New York City, A 30
Loyola, The 30 Expectation 30 Jones, Terry-Ann 29 On the Nature of Marx’s Shot Story, A 28
Auxier, Randall 30 Experiments in Exile 14 Jonnes, Jill 29 Things 19 South Bronx Rising 29
O’Shaughnessy, William 30 Sovereignties in Question 28
B F K Other Others 26
Feldman, Karen S. 25 Keller, Catherine 29 Sparks, Simon 13
Bagchee, Nandini 3 Our Country 16 Straub, Stephanie M. 21
Berrigan, Daniel 28 Fighting Authoritarianism 29 Khalip, Jacques 22 Out of the Ordinary 4
Finance Fictions 10 Knobel, Beth 6 Street Book, The 30
Bestiarium Judaicum 28 Sullivan, Robert 30
Bononno, Robert 30 Flashpoints for Asian American Kohl, Lawrence 29 P
Studies 30 Kornbluh, Anna 19 Papanikolaou, Aristotle 28 Sutton, Sharon Egretta 30
Borkowski, David 28 Syrotinski, Michael 28
Box Boats 28 Fort, Jeff 30 Kramer, Lawrence 29 Partridge, Cameron 4
Freud and Monotheism 25 Pasanen, Outi 28 Szendy, Peter 30
Boynton, Eric 24 L
Brodrecht, Grant 16 Freud’s Jaw and Other Lost Pathological Realities 27 T
Objects 29 Lamberg, Carol 2 Pavlić, Ed 30
Brooklyn Is 28 Last Professors, The 4 Tastes of the Divine 30
Buenavista, Tracy Lachica 5 Fritsch, Matthias 21 Payne, Christopher 30 Thoughts of St. Ignatius
From Slave Ship to Harvard 29 Last Things 22 Payne, Katherine 12
Bunyan, Patrick 28 Latinx Literature Unbound 11 Loyola for Every Day of
Butler, Judith P. 28 Piazzoni, Maria Francesa 15 the Year 29
G Lau, Jacob 4 Plato and the Invention of
Byzantine Theology 29 Geller, Jay 28 Leclercq, Jean, O.S.B. 29 Trauma and Transcendence 24
Life 24
C Gemma, Marissa 22 Left Bank of the Hudson 29 Plug, Jan 30 U
Capretto, Peter 24 Giving an Account of Lethem, Jonathan 28 Poetry and Mind 23 Underneath New York 29
Caputo, John D. 28 Oneself 28 Lezra, Jacques 19 Portrait 13 Under the Sidewalks of
Carlson, Lewis H. 29 Glynn, Tom 28 Lin, Lana 29 Postcolonial Contemporary, New York 28
Cash, Tokens, & Transfers 28 Goh, Irving 28 Lloyd, Vincent W. 29 The 18 Undocumented and in
Cassin, Barbara 28 Good, Michael 28 Love of Learning and The Power of Gentleness 12 College 29
Century of Subways, A 28 Good Old Coney Island 29 Desire God, The 29 Public Things 29
Chasing Ghosts 1 Goods 22 Loyola, St. Ignatius 29 Pugliese, Stanislao G. 8 V
Chawla, Devika 28 Goodwin, David J. 29 Lynes, Philippe 21 Pure Act 29 Vecoli, Rudolph J. 9
Christianity, Democracy, Google Me 28 Venditto, Elizabeth O. 9
Gordon, Avery F. 29 M Q von Stosch, Klaus, 28
and the Shadow of Malabou, Catherine 29
Constantine 28 Granick, Harry 29 Quinn, Gerald M. 29 Voss Roberts, Michelle 30
Greek 29 Mallet, Marie-Louise 28
Clift, Sarah 13 Mario Cuomo 30 R W
Clooney, Francis X., S. J. 28 Grmek, Mirko D. 27
Ground of the Image, The 30 Mason, Randall 30 Racial Worldmaking 29 Watchdog Still Barks, The 6
Coccia, Emanuele 22 McCullough, Edo 29 Rand, Sebastian 29 Watson, Jini Kim 18
Contested Loyalty 17 H McDougall, Alan G. 29 Raskin, Joseph B. 30 What Should We Do with Our
Counter Institution 3 Haas, Britt 29 McGregor, Michael N. 29 Rat That Got Away, The 29 Brain? 29
Cruising the Library 28 Hanlon, Pamela 29 Mediated Mind, The 23 Reading Publics 28 When Ivory Towers Were
Cudahy, Brian J. 28 Hansen, Hardy 29 Méthot, Pierre-Olivier 27 Real Fake, The 15 Black 30
D Hare, Tom 15 Meyendorff, John 29 Realizing Capital 19 Whitehead, Alfred N. 30
D’Acierno, Pellegrino 8 Harris, Laura 14 Meyer, Eric Daryl 25 Red Tail Captured, Red Tail Who Can Afford to
De Boever, Arne 10 Hart Crane’s ‘The Bridge’ 29 Meyers, Cynthia B. 30 Free 29 Improvise? 30
Deconstructing the Death Hawthorn Archive, The 29 Michael, John 14 Reified Life 20 Wigan, Angela 30
Penalty 21 Heidegger 30 Morris, James M. 30 Reject, The 28 Wilder, Gary 18
Deconstruction in a Home, Uprooted 28 Moscow, Henry 30 Religion in the Making 30 Wills, David 28
Nutshell 28 Honig, Bonnie 29 Muscio, Giuliana 7 Religion of the Field Negro 29 Wood, David 21
Delirious Naples 8 House of Early Sorrows, The 1 Mushabac, Jane 30 Richardson, William J. 30 Word from Our Sponsor, A 30
Demacopoulos, George E. 28 How to Do Comparative Rodriguez, Ralph E. 11 Worldly Affair, A 29
Theology 28 N Rose Man of Sing Sing, The 30
Derrida, Jacques 28 Naas, Michael 24 Z
DeSalvo, Louise 1 Hudson River Guidebook 28 Routes Not Taken, The 30
Naimou, Angela 30 Zieger, Susan 23
Dillon, Michael 4 Naison, Mark 29 S Zonas Peligrosas 15
Dolgopolski, Sergey 26 Nancy, Jean-Luc 13, 30 Sallé, Vincent 12

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