ASAP: Philosophy and Theory

Virtual presence for attendees and those interested in the 2022 annual meeting of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present. Books on sale, University of Minnesota Press information, and more.

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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
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
Lesbian Death: Desire and Danger between Feminist and Queer Lesbian Death Desire and Danger between Feminist and Queer Mairead Sullivan 2022 Fall
Engaging with fears of lesbian death to explore the value of lesbian beyond identity
Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence Queer Silence On Disability and Rhetorical Absence J. Logan Smilges 2022 Fall
Championing the liberatory potential of silence to address the fraught disability politics of queerness
Endlings: Fables for the Anthropocene Endlings Fables for the Anthropocene Lydia Pyne 2023 Spring
Amid the historical decimation of species around the globe, a new way into the language of loss
Rescue Me: On Dogs and Their Humans Rescue Me On Dogs and Their Humans Margret Grebowicz 2023 Spring
What exactly is it we want from dogs today?
Plant Life: The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Plant Life The Entangled Politics of Afforestation Rosetta S. Elkin 2022 Spring
How afforestation reveals the often-concealed politics between humans and plants
Nothing Has to Make Sense: Upholding White Supremacy through Anti-Muslim Racism Nothing Has to Make Sense Upholding White Supremacy through Anti-Muslim Racism Sherene H. Razack 2022 Spring
How Western nations have consolidated their whiteness through the figure of the Muslim in the post-9/11 world
Does the Earth Care?: Indifference, Providence, and Provisional Ecology Does the Earth Care? Indifference, Providence, and Provisional Ecology Mick Smith and Jason Young 2022 Fall
Rethinking our relationship with Earth in a time of environmental emergency
Animal Revolution Animal Revolution Ron Broglio 2022 Spring
Why our failure to consider the power of animals is to our deep detriment
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
Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now Only a Black Athlete Can Save Us Now 2022 Spring
A call to arms exploring the protest movements of 2020 as they reverberated through the athletic world
Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Care Ethics in the Age of Precarity Maurice Hamington and Michael Flower, Editors 2021 Fall
How care can resist the stifling force of the neoliberal paradigm
The World Is Gone: Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic The World Is Gone Philosophy in Light of the Pandemic Gregg Lambert 2022 Spring
Exploring the existential implications of the Covid-19 crisis through meditations
Scale Theory: A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Scale Theory A Nondisciplinary Inquiry Joshua DiCaglio 2021 Fall
A pioneering call for a new understanding of scale across the humanities
Young-Girls in Echoland: #Theorizing Tiqqun Young-Girls in Echoland #Theorizing Tiqqun Heather Warren-Crow and Andrea Jonsson 2022 Spring
Who’s worse, the Young-Girl or the Man-Child?
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
Savage Mind to Savage Machine: Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Savage Mind to Savage Machine Racial Science and Twentieth-Century Design Ginger Nolan 2020 Fall
An examination of how concepts of “the savage” facilitated technological approaches to modernist design
Intolerable: Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Intolerable Writings from Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group (1970–1980) Michel Foucault and Prisons Information Group Edited by Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A groundbreaking collection of writings by Michel Foucault and the Prisons Information Group documenting their efforts to expose France’s inhumane treatment of prisoners
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
The Dispossessed: Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor The Dispossessed Karl Marx's Debates on Wood Theft and the Right of the Poor Daniel Bensaïd 2021 Spring
Excavating Marx’s early writings to rethink the rights of the poor and the idea of the commons in an era of unprecedented privatization
Deep Mediations: Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Deep Mediations Thinking Space in Cinema and Digital Cultures Karen Beckman and Jeff Scheible, Editors 2021 Spring
The preoccupation with “depth” and its relevance to cinema and media studies
Black Queer Flesh: Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Black Queer Flesh Rejecting Subjectivity in the African American Novel Alvin J. Henry 2020 Fall
A groundbreaking examination of how twentieth-century African American writers use queer characters to challenge and ultimately reject subjectivity
Remote Warfare: New Cultures of Violence Remote Warfare New Cultures of Violence Rebecca A. Adelman and David Kieran, Editors 2020 Fall
Considers how people have confronted, challenged, and resisted remote warfare
Trans Care Trans Care Hil Malatino 2020 Fall
A radical and necessary rethinking of trans care
A Silvan Tomkins Handbook: Foundations for Affect Theory A Silvan Tomkins Handbook Foundations for Affect Theory Adam J. Frank and Elizabeth A. Wilson 2020 Fall
An accessible guide to the work of American psychologist and affect theorist Silvan Tomkins
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