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Dis-orientations: Philosophy, Literature and the Lost Grounds of Modernity

by Marcia Sa Cavalcante Schuback & Tora Lane Rowman & Littlefield International (December 23, 2014)

This is an edited collection of original essays that combine philosophy, phenomenology, and literature to reflect on modern ideas about orientation and disorientation, grounds and groundlessness.


Desire After Affect

by Marie-Luise Angerer & Nicholas Grindell Rowman & Littlefield International (November 24, 2014)

Desire After Affect offers a detailed analysis of the affective turn and its consequences for the humanities.


Little Vast Rooms of Undoing: Exploring Identity and Embodiment through Public Toilet Spaces

by Dara Blumenthal Rowman & Littlefield International (August 28, 2014)

Little Vast Rooms of Undoing explores the relationship between identity and embodiment in public toilet spaces.


Disturbing Conventions: Decentering Thai Literary Cultures

by Rachel V. Harrison Rowman & Littlefield International (April 15, 2014)

An interdisciplinary collection that seeks to explore Thai literature in the wider context of the global perspectives, themes and debates within the study of World Literature. In the wake of recent unrest in...


Agamben and Indifference: A Critical Overview

by William Watkin Rowman & Littlefield International (November 01, 2013)

The first truly comprehensive and fully up-to-date critical introduction to the philosophy of Giorgio Agamben for an interdisciplinary audience.


The Desiring Modes of Being Black

by Jean-Paul Rocchi Rowman & Littlefield International (July 16, 2018)

A critique of theory through literature that celebrates the diversity of black being, The Desiring Modes of Being Black explores how literature unearths theoretical blind spots while reasserting the legitimacy...


Poetry and Islands

by Rajeev S. Patke Rowman & Littlefield International (March 01, 2018)

In all cultures and times, the poetic imagination has fed on the natural attributes of islands. An island is either a destination, or a home, or a place of exile and imprisonment, or simply a place to sojourn....


The Philosophy of Theatre, Drama and Acting

by Tom Stern Rowman & Littlefield International (November 30, 2017)

The Philosophy of Theatre, Drama and Acting is the ideal collection for students and scholars of aesthetics, theatre studies and the philosophy of art. Ever since the Greeks, philosophy and theatre have always...


The Aesthetics of Violence

by Robert Appelbaum Rowman & Littlefield International (November 30, 2017)

Violence at an aesthetic remove from the spectator or reader has been a key element of narrative and visual arts since Greek antiquity. Here Robert Appelbaum explores the nature of mimesis, aggression, the affects...


Naming Adult Autism

by Dr. James McGrath Rowman & Littlefield International (August 15, 2017)

Naming Adult Autism is one of the first critiques of cultural and medical narratives of Autism to be authored by an adult diagnosed with this condition.

Autism is a ‘social disorder’, defined by interactions...


Mallarmé

by Robert Boncardo & Christian R. Gelder Rowman & Littlefield International (March 16, 2017)

From the post-War writings of Sartre and Blanchot to the post-structuralism of Jacques Derrida and Julia Kristeva, French philosophers have consistently debated the poetry of Stéphane Mallarmé, almost as a...


Island Genres, Genre Islands

by Ralph Crane & Lisa Fletcher Rowman & Littlefield International (February 03, 2017)

'Island Genres, Genre Islands' moves the debate about literature and place onto new ground by exploring the island settings of bestsellers. Through a focus on four key genres—crime fiction, thrillers, popular...


In Defense of Reading

by Sarah E. Worth Rowman & Littlefield International (February 08, 2017)

Why should we read? We assume that reading is good for us, but often we cannot articulate exactly what it does for us. In this fascinating book, Sarah Worth addresses from a philosophical perspective the many...


Homelandings

by Rahul K. Gairola Rowman & Littlefield International (September 21, 2016)

Homelandings is a critical exploration of the ways that postcolonial diasporas challenge exclusive formulations of ‘home’ and ‘homeland’ based on racist and heteronormative assumptions. It critically...


Landscapes of Liminality

by Dara Downey, Ian Kinane & Elizabeth Parker Rowman & Littlefield International (November 16, 2016)

Landscapes of Liminality expands upon existing notions of spatial practice and spatial theory, and examines more intricately the contingent notion of “liminality” as a space of “in-between-ness” that...


Affective Critical Regionality

by Neil Campbell Rowman & Littlefield International (August 17, 2016)

Investigates the concept of affective critical regionality to demonstrate how it deepens our sense of and relations to place.


Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building Beyond Capitalism

by Dan Hassler-Forest Rowman & Littlefield International (July 21, 2016)

From Tolkien to Star Trek and from Game of Thrones to The Walking Dead, imaginary worlds in fantastic genres offer highly detailed political worlds beyond capitalism. This book examines the complex ways in which...


In Search of the Afropolitan: Encounters, Conversations and Contemporary Diasporic African Literature

by Eva Rask Knudsen & Ulla Rahbek Rowman & Littlefield International (July 18, 2016)

A dissemination of the figure of the ‘Afropolitan’ from a critical literary angle. It attempts to explore a field of study which lacks a comprehensive literary approach to ways of being Afropolitan in the...


Correspondence 1949-1975

by Martin Heidegger, Ernst Jünger & Timothy Sean Quinn Rowman & Littlefield International (July 11, 2016)

A complete English translation of the correspondence between the philosopher Martin Heidegger and the novelist and essayist Ernst Jünger, together with a translation of Jünger’s essay Across the Line.


Sewing, Fighting and Writing: Radical Practices in Work, Politics and Culture

by Maria Tamboukou Rowman & Littlefield International (November 09, 2015)

A feminist genealogy of the industrial revolution Parisian seamstress, exploring her agentic intervention in the socio-cultural and political formations of modernity.


Oxi: An Act of Resistance: The Screenplay and Commentary, Including interviews with Derrida, Cixous, Balibar and Negri

by Ken McMullen & Martin McQuillan Rowman & Littlefield International (October 21, 2015)

An original screenplay inspired by Sophocles’ Antigone, retold through the contemporary Greek crisis and modern European philosophy.


Living Screens: Melodrama and Plasticity in Contemporary Film and Television

by Monique Rooney Rowman & Littlefield International (March 01, 2015)

Through original analysis of three digital-age, auteur-directed melodramas (Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men, Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Todd Haynes’s Mildred Pierce), Living Screens explores the “plasticity”...


Theorizing Glissant: Sites and Citations

by John E. Drabinski & Marisa Parham Rowman & Littlefield International (August 21, 2015)

This edited collection gathers together leading commentators on the work of Édouard Glissant in order to theorize the philosophical significance of his work.


Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida: The Screenplay and Commentary

by Martin McQuillan & Joanna Callaghan Rowman & Littlefield International (October 03, 2014)

Love in the Post: From Plato to Derrida: The Screenplay and Commentary is an original screenplay inspired by Derrida’s The Post Card, together with new critical commentary by the filmmakers and interviews...


What Lies Between: Void Aesthetics and Postwar Post-Politics

by Matt Tierney Rowman & Littlefield International (December 12, 2014)

This book explores the emergence of void aesthetics in fiction, film, and theory in the postwar period in order to assert the disruptive opportunity this aesthetic offers to the post-political present.