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FALL2018 TABLE OF CONTENTS
Photography.............................................1
African Studies..........................................2
Theology..................................................7
Philosophy...............................................7
Psychoanalysis.........................................10
Asian Studies............................................2 History.....................................................10
Race & Ethnic Studies................................3 Medieval Studies......................................11
Environmental Studies..............................3 Animal Studies.........................................11
Literary Studies........................................5 Recent Translation & Rights Deals............12
Poetry.......................................................6 Notes........................................................13
Religion....................................................6
PHOTOGRAPHY| BIOGRAPHY
IntheShadowof Genius
The Brooklyn Bridge and Its Creators
Barbara G. Mensch
?The charm of this book, its foremost value, is that it proceeds from the viewpoint
of a superb visual artist who uses this particular structure and cityscape, the
Brooklyn Bridge, as her muse. It is this personal encounter with the physical
sites of her protagonists that makes the book so unusual. As well, her
exploration of the inner chambers of the bridge is novel and thrilling.?
?Phillip Lopate
In the Shadow of Genius is the newest book by photographer and author
Barbara Mensch. The author combines her striking photographs with a powerful
first-person narrative. She takes the reader on a unique journey by recalling her
experiences living alongside the bridge for more than 30 years, and then by
tracing her own curious path to understand the brilliant minds and remarkable
lives of those who built it: John, Washington, and Emily Roebling.
Barbara G. Mensch has had numerous exhibitions of her photographic work.
Her images are represented in some of New York City?s most prestigious
160 pages, 8 1/ 2 x 11 galleries, and her work is included in important collections, including those of
113 col or il l ust rat ions Fundacion Televisa of Mexico City and the Bibliothèque Nationale.
9780823280452, Cl ot h, $34.95
Empire State Editions

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TheBlindMan
A Phantasmography
Robert Desjarlais
?The Blind Man is written with the force of literature. Desjarlais?s fierce
masterpiece reawakens anthropology?s sense of wonder with the affective,
spectral nature of worldly encounters. A transformational book.?? João Biehl,
Princeton University
The Blind Man: A Phantasmography examines the complicated forces of
perception, imagination, and phantasms of encounter in the contemporary world.
In considering photographs he took while he was traveling in France, Robert
Desjarlais reflects on a few pictures that show the features of a man, apparently
blind, who begs for money at a religious site in Paris. He begins to imagine what
this man?s life is like and how he perceives the world around him.
Written in journal form, the book narrates Desjarlais?s pursuit of the man
portrayed in the photographs. He travels to Paris and tries to meet with him.
Eventually, Desjarlais becomes unsure as to what he sees, hears, or
remembers. Through these interpretive dilemmas he senses the complexities of
perception, where all is multiple, shifting, spectral, a surge of phantasms in
232 pages, 64 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions which the actual and the imagined are endlessly blurred and intertwined. His
9780823281114, Paper, $29.95
own vision is affected in a troubling way.
Thinking from Elsewhere
Robert Desjarlais is an award-winning anthropologist and writer teaching at
Sarah Lawrence College.
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AFRICANSTUDIES| LITERARYSTUDIES MARCH2019 Table of
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TheTongue-TiedImagination
Decolonizing Literary Modernity in Senegal
Tobias Warner
Should a writer work in a former colonial language or in a vernacular? The
language question was one of the great, intractable problems that haunted
postcolonial literatures in the twentieth century, but it has since acquired a
reputation as a dead end for narrow nationalism.
Focusing on the case of Senegal, Warner investigates the intersection of French
and Wolof. Drawing on an under-studied corpus of novels, poetry, and films in
both languages, the book traces the emergence of a politics of language from
colonization through independence to the era of neoliberal development.
Refusing to see the turn to vernacular languages only as a form of nativism, The
Tongue-Tied Imagination argues that the language question opens up a
fundamental struggle over the nature and limits of literature itself. Warner reveals
how language debates tend to pull in two directions: first, they weave vernacular
traditions into the normative patterns of world literature; but second, they create
space to imagine how literary culture might be configured otherwise. Drawing on
these insights, Warner brilliantly rethinks the terms of world literature and charts
320 pages
a renewed practice of literary comparison.
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9780823284290, Paper, $28.00 Tobias Warner is Assistant Professor of French and Francophone Studies at the
University of California, Davis.

ASIANSTUDIES| POLITICALTHEORY DECEMBER2018 Table of
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Alegal
Biopolitics and the Unintelligibility of Okinawan Life
Annmaria M. Shimabuku
Suspended in a state of exception, Okinawa has never been an official colony of
the Japanese empire or the United States, nor has it ever been treated as an
equal part of Japan. As a result, Okinawans live amid one of the densest
concentrations of U.S. military bases in the world. By bringing Foucauldian
biopolitics into conversation with Japanese Marxian theory, Alegal uncovers
Japan?s determination to protect its middle class from the racialized sexual
contact around its mainland bases by displacing them onto Okinawa, while
simultaneously upholding Okinawa as a symbol of the infringement of Japanese
sovereignty.
Through close readings of poetry, reportage, film, and memoir on base-town life
since 1945, Shimabuku traces a continuing failure to ?become Japanese.? What
she discerns instead is a complex politics surrounding sex work, tipping with
volatility along the razor?s edge between insurgency and collaboration. At stake
in sovereign power?s attempt to secure Okinawa as a military fortress was the
need to contain alegality itself? that is, a life force irreducible to the legal order. If
224 pages biopolitics is the state?s attempt to monopolize life, then Alegal is a story about
9780823282654, Paper, $28.00 how borderland actors reclaimed its power for themselves.
Annmaria Shimabuku is Assistant Professor of East Asian Studies at New York
University.
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RACE&ETHNICSTUDIES| PHILOSOPHY NOVEMBER2018 Table of
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Under Representation
The Racial Regime of Aesthetics
David Lloyd
Under Representation shows how the founding texts of aesthetic philosophy
ground the racial order of the modern world in our concepts of universality,
freedom, and humanity. Late Enlightenment discourse on aesthetic experience
proposes a decisive account of the conditions of possibility for universal human
subjecthood. The aesthetic forges a powerful ?racial regime of representation?
whose genealogy runs from Enlightenment thinkers like Kant and Schiller to late
Modernist critics like Adorno and Benjamin. For aesthetic philosophy,
representation is not just about depiction of diverse humans or inclusion in
political or cultural institutions. It is an activity that undergirds the various
spheres of human practice and theory, from the most fundamental acts of
perception and reflection to the relation of the subject to the political, the
economic, and the social.
Both a genealogy and an account of our present, Under Representation
ultimately helps show how a political reading of aesthetics can help us build a
racial politics adequate for the problems we face today, one that stakes claims
240 pages more radical than multicultural demands for representation.
9780823282371, Paper, $28.00
David Lloyd is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of California,
Riverside.

ENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES| THEOLOGY NOVEMBER2018 Table of
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WhenGodWasaBird
Christianity, Animism, and the Re-Enchantment of the World
Mark I. Wal l ace
In a time of rapid climate change and species extinction, what role have the
world?s religions played in ameliorating? or causing? the crisis we now face?
One can point to Christianity?s otherworldly theologies, which privilege our
spiritual aspirations over our natural origins, as bearing a disproportionate
burden for creating humankind?s exploitative attitudes toward nature.
And yet, buried deep within the Christian tradition are startling portrayals of God
as the beaked and feathered Holy Spirit? the ?animal God? of historic Christian
witness. Through biblical readings, historical theology, continental philosophy,
and personal stories of sacred nature, this book recovers the Christian God as a
creaturely, avian being promiscuously incarnated within all things.
This beautifully and accessibly written book shows that ?Christian animism? is
not a contradiction in terms, but Christianity?s natural habitat. Challenging
traditional Christianity?s self-definition as an otherworldly religion, Wallace paves
the way for a new Earth-loving spirituality grounded in the ancient image of an
animal God who signals the presence of spirit in everything, human and
224 pages, 6 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions more-than-human alike.
9780823281312, Paper, $29.95
Groundworks: Ecological Issues in Mark I. Wallace is Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies at
Philosophy and Theology Swarthmore College and core faculty for the U.S. State Department?s Institutes
on Religious Pluralism at Temple University.
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DeepTime,DarkTimes
On Being Geologically Human
David Wood
The new geological epoch we call the Anthropocene is not just a scientific
classification. It marks a radical transformation in the background conditions of
life on earth, one taken for granted by much of who we are and what we hope
for.
The real-world consequences of climate change bring new significance to some
very traditional philosophical questions about reason, agency, responsibility,
community, and Man?s place in Nature. The focus is shifting from imagining and
promoting the Good Life to the survival of the species. Deep Time, Dark Times
challenges us to re-imagine ourselves as a species, taking on a geological
consciousness. Drawing promiscuously on the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger,
Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, as well as the science of climate change, David
Wood reflects on the historical series of displacements of both the privilege of
the earth, and of the human, from Copernicus through Darwin and Freud to the
declaration of the age of the Anthropocene. In these brief lively chapters, Wood
poses questions centered around our individual and collective political agency.
176 pages Might not human exceptionalism be reborn as a sort of hyperbolic responsibility
9780823281350, Paper, $19.95 rather than privilege?
Thinking Out Loud
David Wood is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.

ENVIRONMENTALSTUDIES| PHILOSOPHY APRIL2019 Table of
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ReoccupyEarth
Notes toward an Other Beginning
David Wood
Habit rules our lives. And yet climate change and the catastrophic future it
portends, makes it clear that we cannot go on like this.
Our habits are integral to narratives of the good life, to social norms and
expectations, as well as to economic reality. Such shared shapes are vital. Yet
while many of our individual habits seem perfectly reasonable, when aggregated
together they spell disaster. Beyond consumerism, other forms of life and
patterns of dwelling are clearly possible. But how can we get there from here?
Philosophy is about emancipation? from illusions, myths, and oppression. In
Reoccupy Earth, the noted philosopher David Wood shows how an approach to
philosophy attuned to our ecological existence can suspend the
taken-for-granted and open up alternative forms of earthly dwelling.
Bringing an uncommon lucidity and directness to sophisticated philosophical
questions, Wood plots experiential pathways that disrupt our habitual existence.
In walking us through a range of reversals, transformations, and estrangements
240 pages that thinking ecologically demands, Wood shows how living responsibly with the
9780823283538, Paper, $28.00 earth means affirming the ways in which we are vulnerable, receptive, and
Groundworks: Ecological Issues in dependent, and the need for solidarity all round.
Philosophy and Theology
David Wood is W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University.
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Exterranean
Extraction in the Humanist Anthropocene
Phillip John Usher
?For anyone who might be suffering from Anthropocene fatigue, this is a book to
jolt you from your slumbers. What happens to the globe when we shift attention
from the outward projection of emissions to extraction ? The Earth we thought
we knew, and were already mourning, takes on a stunning new critical
light.?? Claire Colebrook, Pennsylvania State University
Exterranean concerns the extraction of stuff from the Earth, a process in which
matter goes from being sub- to exterranean. By bringing a rich archive of
nonmodern texts and images from across Europe, into conversation with
interdisciplinary work in the environmental humanities, this work offers a bracing
riposte to several critical trends in ecological thought.
By shifting emphasis from emission to extraction, Usher reorients our
perspective away from Earthrise-like globes and shows what is gained by
opening the planet to depths within. Both historicist and speculative in approach,
Exterranean eschews the self-congratulatory claims of posthumanism and lays
the groundwork for a comparative ecocriticism that reaches across periods and
240 pages, 34 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions
9780823284214, Paper, $32.00
languages.
Meaning Systems Phillip John Usher is Associate Professor of French and Comparative
Literature at New York University.

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

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Cathay
A Critical Edition
Ezra Pound, Edited by Timothy Billings, Introduction by
Christopher Bush, Foreword by Haun Saussy
Ezra Pound?s Cathay (1915) is a masterpiece of modernism, but also of world
literature. The muscular precision of images that mark Pound?s translations
helped established a modern style for American literature, at the same time
creating a thirst for classical Chinese poetry in English. Yet Pound wrote it
without knowing any Chinese, relying instead on word-for-word ?cribs? left by the
Orientalist Ernest Fenollosa, whose notebooks reveal a remarkable story of
sustained cultural exchange.
This fully annotated critical edition focuses on Pound?s astonishing translations
without forgetting that the original Chinese and Old English poems are
masterpieces in their own right. By placing Pound?s final text alongside the
poems it claims to translate, as well as the manuscript traces of Pound's
Japanese and American interlocutors, the volume resituates Cathay as a classic
of world literature.
Ezra Pound (1884?1972) was a leading Modernist poet and the driving force
364 pages, 7 x 9
behind Imagism and Vorticism. Timothy Billings (Middlebury College),
9780823281060, Cl ot h, $34.95
Christopher Bush (Northwestern University), and Haun Saussy (University of
Chicago) previously shared the Aldo and Jean Scaglione Prize for Literary
Translation for their edition of Victor Segalen?s Stèles.

RELIGION| PHILOSOPHY DECEMBER2018 Table of
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CrucifiedWisdom
Theological Reflection on Christ and the Bodhisattva
S. Mark Heim
This work provides the first systematic discussion of the Bodhisattva path and its
importance for constructive Christian theology. Crucified Wisdom examines
specific Buddhist traditions, texts and practices not as phenomena whose
existence requires an apologetic justification, but as wells of tested wisdom that
invite theological insight. With the increasing participation of Christians in
Buddhist practice, many are seeking a deeper understanding of the way the
teachings of the two traditions might interface. Christ and the Bodhisattva are
often compared superficially in Buddhist-Christian discussion. This text
combines a rich exposition of the Bodhisattva path, using ? ?ntideva?s classic
work the Bodicary?vat?ra and subsequent Tibetan commentators, with detailed
reflection on its implications for Christian faith and practice.
Crucified Wisdom focuses on questions of reconciliation and atonement in
Christian theology, and explores the varying interpretations of the crucifixion of
Jesus in Buddhist-Christian discussion. The Bodhisattva path is central for major
contemporary Buddhist voices such as the Dalai Lama and Thich Nat Hanh, who
344 pages figure prominently as conversation partners in the text.
9780823281237, Paper, $32.00
S. Mark Heim is the Samuel Abbot Professor of Theology at Andover Newton
Comparative Theology: Thinking Across
Seminary at Yale and a Visiting Professor at Yale Divinity School.
Traditions

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ATheologyof Failure
?i?ek against Christian Innocence
Marika Rose
?This is the best work I have ever read on ?i?ek in relation to theology, maybe
the best such work possible. Rose?s prose style is clear and engaging, and her
project significantly advances our understanding of Christian apophaticism, of
?i?ek?s project, and of the potential future stakes of theology for a secular
world.?? Adam Kotsko, author of Neoliberalism?s Demons: On the Political
Theology of Late Capital
Everyone agrees that theology has failed; but the question of how to respond to
this failure is contested.gainst both radical orthodoxy and deconstructive
theology, Rose proposes that Christian identity is constituted by, not despite,
failure.
Rose shows how the influential work of Slavoj ?i?ek repeats the original move of
Christian mysticism differently, yoking language, desire, and transcendence to a
materialist rather than a Neoplatonist account of the world. Tracing these themes
through the Dionysius, Derrida, and contemporary debates about the gift,
240 pages violence, and revolution, Rose?s critical theological engagement with ?i?ek helps
9780823284061, Paper, $35.00 makes possible a materialist reading of Christianity.
Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Marika Rose is Lecturer in Philosophical Theology at the University of
Winchester.

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TheMathematical Imagination
On the Origins and Promise of Critical Theory
Matthew Handelman
This book offers an archeology of the undeveloped potential of mathematics for
critical theory. As Max Horkheimer and Theodor W. Adorno first conceived of the
critical project in the 1930s, critical theory steadfastly opposed the
mathematization of thought. Mathematics flattened thought into a dangerous
positivism that led reason to the barbarism of World War II. The Mathematical
Imagination challenges this narrative, showing how for other German-Jewish
thinkers, such as Gershom Scholem, Franz Rosenzweig, and Siegfried
Kracauer, mathematics offered metaphors to negotiate the crises of modernity
during the Weimar Republic. Influential theories of poetry, messianism, and
cultural critique, Handelman shows, borrowed from the philosophy of
mathematics, infinitesimal calculus, and geometry in order to refashion cultural
and aesthetic discourse.
The Mathematical Imagination shows how Scholem, Rosenzweig, and
Kracauer?s engagement with mathematics uncovers a more capacious vision of
the critical project, one with tools that can help us intervene in our digital and
256 pages, 6 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions increasingly mathematical present.
9780823283828, Paper, $28.00
Matthew Handelman is Assistant Professor of German Studies at Michigan
State University.

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KillingTimes
The Temporal Technology of the Death Penalty
David Wills
Killing Times begins with the deceptively simple observation? made by Jacques
Derrida in his seminars on the topic? that the death penalty mechanically
interrupts mortal time by preempting the typical mortal experience of not knowing
at what precise moment we will die.
Killing Times traces the logic of the death penalty across a range of sites.
Starting with the struggles of American courts to articulate what methods of
execution constitute ?cruel and unusual punishment,? Wills goes on to show the
ways that technologies of death have themselves evolved in conjunction with
fraught ideas of cruelty and instantaneity, from the guillotine through today?s
drugs for lethal injection? and beyond the justice system to the opposed but
linked practices of suicide bombing and drone warfare.
Grounded in a deep ethical and political commitment to death penalty abolition,
Wills?s engaging and powerfully argued book pushes the question of capital
punishment beyond the confines of legal arguments to show how the technology
288 pages
of capital punishment defines and appropriates the instant of death and
reconfigures the whole of human mortality.
9780823283491, Paper, $35.00
David Wills is Professor of French Studies and Comparative Literature at Brown
University.

PHILOSOPHY| LITERATURE JULY2019 Table of
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ThinkingwithAdorno
The Uncoercive Gaze
Gerhard Richter
What Theodor W. Adorno says cannot be separated from how he says it, and
what he thinks cannot be isolated from how he thinks it. Richter?s book teaches
us to think with Adorno? both alongside him and in relation to his diverse
contexts and constellations, from aesthetic theory to political critique, from the
problem of judgment to the question of how to lead a right life within a wrong
one.
Thinking with Adorno?s uncoercive gaze not only means following the fascinating
paths of his own work; it also means extending hospitality to the ghostly voices
of others. As this book shows, Adorno is best understood as a thinker in
dialogue, whether with long-deceased predecessors in the German tradition
such as Kant and Hegel, with writers such as Kafka, with contemporaries such
as Benjamin and Arendt, or with philosophical voices that succeeded him, such
as those of Derrida and Agamben.
Gerhard Richter is Professor of German Studies and Comparative Literature at
Brown University.
240 pages
9780823284023, Paper, $32.00
Idiom: Inventing Writing Theory

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

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TheReproductionof LifeDeath
Derrida's La vie la mort
Dawne McCance
Based on archival translations of a soon-to-be-published seminar by Jacques
Derrida, The Reproduction of Life Death offers an unprecedented study of
Derrida?s engagement with molecular biology and genetics. McCance shows
how Derrida ties biological accounts of reproduction to the reproductive program
of teaching, challenging an auto-reproductive notion of pedagogy, while also
reinterpreting the work of psychoanalysis.
Structured as an itinerary of ?three rings,? each departing from and coming back
to Nietzsche, Derrida?s seminar ties Jacob?s logocentric account of reproduction
to the reproductive program of teaching that characterizes the academic
institution, challenging this mode of teaching as auto-reproduction along with the
concept of ?academic freedom? on which it is based.
McCance brings extensive archival research together with a background in
genetics to offer a fascinating new account of an encounter between philosophy
and the hard sciences that will be of interest to theorists in a wide range of
disciplines concerned with the question of life.
224 pages, 4 bl ack-and-whit e il l ust rat ions
9780823283903, Paper, $28.00 Dawne McCance is Distinguished Professor at the University of Manitoba. Her
most recent book is Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction.

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For theLoveof Psychoanalysis
The Play of Chance in Freud and Derrida
Elizabeth Rottenberg
For the Love of Psychoanalysis is a book about what exceeds or resists
calculation? in life and in death. Rottenberg examines what emerges from the
difference between psychoanalysis and philosophy.
Part I, ?Freuderrida,? announces a non-traditional Freud: a Freud associated not
with sexuality, repression, unconsciousness, and symbolization, but with
accidents and chance. Looking at accidents both in and of Freud?s writing,
Rottenberg elaborates the unexpected insights that both produce and disrupt our
received ideas of psychoanalytic theory.
Whereas the close reading of Freud leaves us open to the accidents of
psychoanalytic writing, Part II, ?Freuderrida,? addresses itself to what transports
us back and limits the openness of our horizon. Here the example par
excellence is the death penalty and the cruelty of its calculating decision.
Written with rigor, elegance, and wit, this book will be essential reading for
anyone interested in Freud, Derrida, and the many critical debates to which their
272 pages thought gives rise.
9780823284108, Paper, $35.00
Elizabeth Rottenberg is Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University and a
practicing psychoanalyst in Chicago.

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

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EcstasyintheClassroom
Trance, Self, and the Academic Profession in Medieval Paris
Ayelet Even-Ezra
Can ecstatic experiences be studied with the academic instruments of rational
investigation? What kinds of religious illumination are experienced by
academically minded people? And what is the specific nature of the knowledge
of God that university theologians of the Middle Ages enjoyed compared with
other modes of knowing God, such as rapture, prophecy, the beatific vision, or
simple faith? Ecstasy in the Classroom explores the interface between academic
theology and ecstatic experience in the first half of the thirteenth century,
formative years in the history of the University of Paris, medieval Europe?s
?fountain of knowledge.? It considers little-known texts by William of Auxerre,
Philip the Chancellor, William of Auvergne, Alexander of Hales, and other
theologians of this community, thus creating a group portrait of a scholarly
discourse.
Juxtaposing scholastic questions with scenes of contemporary courtly romances
and reading Aristotle?s Analytics alongside hagiographical anecdotes, Ecstasy in
the Classroom challenges the often rigid historiographical boundaries between
312 pages scholastic thought and its institutional and cultural context.
9780823281916, Paper, $35.00
Ayelet Even-Ezra is Assistant Professor of History at the Hebrew University of
Fordham Series in Medieval Studies
Jerusalem. She studies Europe?s medieval scholastic culture of the twelfth and
thirteenth centuries.

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

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