Book Sale: American Comparative Literature Association 2024

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Making Love with the Land: Essays Making Love with the Land Essays Joshua Whitehead 2024 Fall
A moving and deeply personal excavation of Indigenous beauty and passion in a suffering world
F. Scott Fitzgerald: A Composite Biography F. Scott Fitzgerald A Composite Biography Niklas Salmose and David Rennie, Editors 2023 Fall
A comprehensive study of the life of F. Scott Fitzgerald, related in two-year chapters by twenty-three leading writers on the Jazz Age author
Worlds Built to Fall Apart: Versions of Philip K. Dick Worlds Built to Fall Apart Versions of Philip K. Dick David Lapoujade 2024 Spring
Philosophically analyzing the work of one of the twentieth century’s most popular and peculiar science fiction authors
The Memory of the World: Deep Time, Animality, and Eschatology The Memory of the World Deep Time, Animality, and Eschatology Ted Toadvine 2024 Spring
Advancing a phenomenological approach to deep time
Tove Jansson: Life, Art, Words Tove Jansson Life, Art, Words Boel Westin 2024 Spring
An in-depth, perceptive account of the unconventional life of the Moomins’ beloved creator, now available in the United States
The Harlequin Eaters: From Food Scraps to Modernism in Nineteenth-Century France The Harlequin Eaters From Food Scraps to Modernism in Nineteenth-Century France Janet Beizer 2024 Spring
How representations of the preparation, sale, and consumption of leftovers in nineteenth-century urban France link socioeconomic and aesthetic history
The Digital and Its Discontents The Digital and Its Discontents Aden Evens 2024 Spring
A groundbreaking critique of the digital world that analyzes its universal technological foundations
The Effluent Eye: Narratives for Decolonial Right-Making The Effluent Eye Narratives for Decolonial Right-Making Rosemary J. Jolly 2023 Fall
Why human rights don’t work
Hermes I: Communication Hermes I Communication Michel Serres 2023 Fall
For the first time in English, the introductory volume in a major French philosopher’s groundbreaking series of poetic transdisciplinary works
Cinema Is the Strongest Weapon: Race-Making and Resistance in Fascist Italy Cinema Is the Strongest Weapon Race-Making and Resistance in Fascist Italy Lorenzo Fabbri 2023 Fall
A deep dive into Italian cinema under Mussolini’s regime and the filmmakers who used it as a means of antifascist resistance
The Colonial Construction of Indian Country: Native American Literatures and Federal Indian Law The Colonial Construction of Indian Country Native American Literatures and Federal Indian Law Eric Cheyfitz 2023 Fall
A guide to the colonization and projected decolonization of Native America
Ugly White People: Writing Whiteness in Contemporary America Ugly White People Writing Whiteness in Contemporary America Stephanie Li 2023 Fall
Whiteness revealed: an analysis of the destructive complacency of white self-consciousness
Olav Audunssøn IV: IV. Winter Olav Audunssøn IV IV. Winter Sigrid Undset 2023 Fall
The fourth and final volume in the Nobel Prize–winning writer’s epic of one man’s fateful life in medieval Norway
Masculinity in Transition Masculinity in Transition K. Allison Hammer 2023 Fall
Locating the roots of toxic masculinity and finding its displacement in unruly culture
Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again Godzilla and Godzilla Raids Again Shigeru Kayama 2023 Fall
The first English translations of the original novellas about the iconic kaijū Godzilla
Nietzsche’s Posthumanism Nietzsche’s Posthumanism Edgar Landgraf 2023 Fall
A timely and trenchant commentary on the centrality of Nietzsche’s thought for our time
In the Company of Radical Women Writers In the Company of Radical Women Writers Rosemary Hennessy 2023 Spring
Recovering the bold voices and audacious lives of women who confronted capitalist society’s failures and injustices in the 1930s—a decade unnervingly similar to our own
Empirical Ecocriticism: Environmental Narratives for Social Change Empirical Ecocriticism Environmental Narratives for Social Change Matthew Schneider-Mayerson, Alexa Weik von Mossner, Frank Hakemulder and W. P. Malecki, Editors 2023 Fall
A groundbreaking book that combines the environmental humanities and social sciences to study the impact of environmental stories
Noah’s Arkive Noah’s Arkive Jeffrey J. Cohen and Julian Yates 2023 Spring
A timely rethinking of the archetypal story of Noah, the great flood, and who was left behind as the waters rose
Rough Metaphysics: The Speculative Thought and Mediumship of Jane Roberts Rough Metaphysics The Speculative Thought and Mediumship of Jane Roberts Peter Skafish 2023 Spring
A powerful case for why anthropology should study outsiders of thought and their speculative ideas
The Comic Self: Toward Dispossession The Comic Self Toward Dispossession Timothy C. Campbell and Grant Farred 2023 Spring
A provocative and unconventional call to dispossess the self of itself
Subsurface Subsurface Karen Pinkus 2023 Spring
A bold new consideration of climate change between narratives of the Earth’s layers and policy of the present
Natives against Nativism: Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France Natives against Nativism Antiracism and Indigenous Critique in Postcolonial France Olivia C. Harrison 2023 Spring
Examining the intersection of Palestine solidarity movements and antiracist activism in France from the 1970s to the present
The Environmental Unconscious: Ecological Poetics from Spenser to Milton The Environmental Unconscious Ecological Poetics from Spenser to Milton Steven Swarbrick 2023 Spring
Bringing psychoanalysis to bear on the diagnosis of ecological crisis
Chinese Film: Realism and Convention from the Silent Era to the Digital Age Chinese Film Realism and Convention from the Silent Era to the Digital Age Jason McGrath 2022 Fall
A tour de force chronicling the development of realism in Chinese cinema
The New Real: Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji The New Real Media and Mimesis in Japan from Stereographs to Emoji Jonathan E. Abel 2022 Fall
Unlocking a vital understanding of how literary studies and media studies overlap and are bound together
The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself: Racial Myths and Our American Narratives The Stories Whiteness Tells Itself Racial Myths and Our American Narratives David Mura 2022 Fall
Uncovering the pernicious narratives white people create to justify white supremacy and sustain racist oppression
The Long 2020 The Long 2020 Richard Grusin and Maureen Ryan, Editors 2022 Fall
Sharply intelligent, often personal reflections on the global crises of 2020 that are still ongoing
African Meditations African Meditations Felwine Sarr 2022 Fall
An influential thinker’s fascinating reflections and meditations on his native Senegal after years of study abroad
Imagination and Invention Imagination and Invention Gilbert Simondon 2022 Fall
A radical rethinking of the theory and the experience of mental images
Sentimental Education: The Story of a Young Man Sentimental Education The Story of a Young Man Gustave Flaubert 2023 Fall
A fresh and vivid translation of Flaubert’s influential bildungsroman
Angry Planet: Decolonial Fiction and the American Third World Angry Planet Decolonial Fiction and the American Third World Anne Stewart 2022 Fall
Before the idea of the Anthropocene, there was the angry planet
The Silence of the Miskito Prince: How Cultural Dialogue Was Colonized The Silence of the Miskito Prince How Cultural Dialogue Was Colonized Matt Cohen 2022 Fall
Confronting the rifts created by our common conceptual vocabulary for North American colonial studies
Endless Intervals: Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 Endless Intervals Cinema, Psychology, and Semiotechnics around 1900 Jeffrey West Kirkwood 2022 Fall
Revealing cinema’s place in the coevolution of media technology and the human
Red and Black: A Chronicle of 1830 Red and Black A Chronicle of 1830 Stendhal 2022 Spring
A masterpiece of nineteenth-century literature in a fresh translation that fully captures the language, psychology, and social reach of Stendhal’s original
On Posthuman War: Computation and Military Violence On Posthuman War Computation and Military Violence Mike Hill 2022 Spring
Tracing war’s expansion beyond the battlefield to the concept of the human being itself
Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth: The Gothic Anthropocene Dark Scenes from Damaged Earth The Gothic Anthropocene Justin D. Edwards, Rune Graulund and Johan Höglund, Editors 2022 Spring
An urgent volume of essays engages the Gothic to advance important perspectives on our geological era
Side Affects: On Being Trans and Feeling Bad Side Affects On Being Trans and Feeling Bad Hil Malatino 2022 Spring
How the “bad feelings” of trans experience inform trans survival and flourishing
What If?: Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images What If? Twenty-Two Scenarios in Search of Images Vilém Flusser 2022 Spring
An imagination of possibilities, of miscalculations, of futures off-kilter
Ahab Unbound: Melville and the Materialist Turn Ahab Unbound Melville and the Materialist Turn Meredith Farmer and Jonathan D. S. Schroeder, Editors 2021 Fall
Why Captain Ahab is worthy of our fear—and our compassion
Cacaphonies: The Excremental Canon of French Literature Cacaphonies The Excremental Canon of French Literature Annabel L. Kim 2022 Spring
Exploring why there is so much fecal matter in literary works that matter
Animal Revolution Animal Revolution Ron Broglio 2022 Spring
Why our failure to consider the power of animals is to our deep detriment
Allotment Stories: Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege Allotment Stories Indigenous Land Relations under Settler Siege Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O’Brien, Editors 2021 Fall
More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands
A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal A Guerrilla Guide to Refusal Andrew Culp 2022 Spring
A field guide to a nonfascist life at the end of the world as we know it
Insecurity Insecurity Richard Grusin, Editor 2022 Spring
Investigating insecurity as the predominant logic of life in the present moment
The Poetics of Cruising: Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr The Poetics of Cruising Queer Visual Culture from Whitman to Grindr 2022 Spring
A groundbreaking new history of urban cruising through the lenses of urban poets
Technics Improvised: Activating Touch in Global Media Art Technics Improvised Activating Touch in Global Media Art Timothy Murray 2022 Spring
Seeing new media art as an entry point for better understanding of technology and worldmaking futures
Cut/Copy/Paste: Fragments from the History of Bookwork Cut/Copy/Paste Fragments from the History of Bookwork Whitney Trettien 2021 Fall
How do early modern media underlie today’s digital creativity?
Art and Posthumanism: Essays, Encounters, Conversations Art and Posthumanism Essays, Encounters, Conversations Cary Wolfe 2021 Fall
A sustained engagement between contemporary art and philosophy relating to our place in, and responsibility to, the nonhuman world
Black Pulp: Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Black Pulp Genre Fiction in the Shadow of Jim Crow Brooks E. Hefner 2021 Fall
A deep dive into mid-century African American newspapers, exploring how Black pulp fiction reassembled genre formulas in the service of racial justice
The Editor Function: Literary Publishing in Postwar America The Editor Function Literary Publishing in Postwar America Abram Foley 2021 Fall
Offering the everyday tasks of literary editors as inspired sources of postwar literary history
Singularity: Politics and Poetics Singularity Politics and Poetics Samuel Weber 2021 Spring
An influential thinker on the concept of singularity and its implications on politics, theology, economics, psychoanalysis, and literature
Fates of the Performative: From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism Fates of the Performative From the Linguistic Turn to the New Materialism Jeffrey T. Nealon 2021 Spring
A powerful new examination of the performative that asks “what’s next?” for this well-worn concept
Training for Catastrophe: Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Training for Catastrophe Fictions of National Security after 9/11 Lindsay Thomas 2021 Spring
A timely, politically savvy examination of how impossible disasters shape the very real possibilities of our world
Contingent Figure: Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Contingent Figure Chronic Pain and Queer Embodiment Michael D. Snediker 2021 Spring
A masterful synthesis of literary readings and poetic reflections, making profound contributions to our understanding of chronic pain
Prosthesis Prosthesis David Wills 2021 Spring
An examination of the presumed opposition between the natural human body and artificial inanimate objects
The Death of Things: Ephemera and the American Novel The Death of Things Ephemera and the American Novel Sarah Wasserman 2020 Fall
A comprehensive study of ephemera in twentieth-century literature—and its relevance to the twenty-first century
Capture: American Pursuits and the Making of a New Animal Condition Capture American Pursuits and the Making of a New Animal Condition Antoine Traisnel 2020 Fall
Reading canonical works of the nineteenth century through the modern transformation of human–animal relations
Invoking Hope: Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Invoking Hope Theory and Utopia in Dark Times Phillip E. Wegner 2020 Spring
An appeal for the importance of theory, utopia, and close consideration of our contemporary dark times
What a Library Means to a Woman: Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books What a Library Means to a Woman Edith Wharton and the Will to Collect Books Sheila Liming 2020 Spring
Examining the personal library and the making of self
The Eloquent Screen: A Rhetoric of Film The Eloquent Screen A Rhetoric of Film Gilberto Perez 2019 Spring
A lifetime of cinematic writing culminates in this breathtaking statement on film’s unique ability to move us
Outsider Theory: Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas Outsider Theory Intellectual Histories of Unorthodox Ideas Jonathan P. Eburne 2018 Fall
A vital and timely reminder that modern life owes as much to outlandish thinking as to dominant ideologies
Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast: A Multispecies Impression Of Sheep, Oranges, and Yeast A Multispecies Impression Julian Yates 2017 Spring
Refocusing our lens on literature and history to lives beyond the human
Animal Stories: Narrating across Species Lines Animal Stories Narrating across Species Lines Susan McHugh 2011 Spring
How cross-species companionship is figured across a variety of media—and why it matters