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The Architecture of Disability: Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access The Architecture of Disability Buildings, Cities, and Landscapes beyond Access David Gissen 2022 Fall
A radical critique of architecture that places disability at the heart of the built environment
The Life Worth Living: Disability, Pain, and Morality The Life Worth Living Disability, Pain, and Morality Joel Michael Reynolds 2022 Spring
A philosophical challenge to the ableist conflation of disability and pain
Food Allergy Advocacy: Parenting and the Politics of Care Food Allergy Advocacy Parenting and the Politics of Care Danya Glabau 2022 Spring
A detailed exploration of parents’ fight for a safe environment for their kids, interrogating how race, class, and gender shape health advocacy
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
Calamity Theory: Three Critiques of Existential Risk Calamity Theory Three Critiques of Existential Risk Joshua Schuster and Derek Woods 2021 Fall
What are the implications of how we talk about apocalypse?
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
Curiosity and Power: The Politics of Inquiry Curiosity and Power The Politics of Inquiry Perry Zurn 2021 Spring
A trailblazing exploration of the political stakes of curiosity
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
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
Trans Care Trans Care Hil Malatino 2020 Fall
A radical and necessary rethinking of trans care
Furious Feminisms: Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Furious Feminisms Alternate Routes on Mad Max: Fury Road Alexis L. Boylan, Anna Mae Duane, Michael Gill and Barbara Gurr 2020 Spring
A provocative peek into this complicated film as a space for subversion, activism, and imaginative power
Deadly Biocultures: The Ethics of Life-Making Deadly Biocultures The Ethics of Life-Making Nadine Ehlers and Shiloh R. Krupar 2019 Fall
A trenchant analysis of the dark side of regulatory life-making today
Wageless Life: A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Wageless Life A Manifesto for a Future beyond Capitalism Ian G. R. Shaw and Marv Waterstone 2020 Spring
Drawing up alternate ways to “make a living” beyond capitalism
Homesickness: Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Homesickness Of Trauma and the Longing for Place in a Changing Environment Ryan Hediger 2019 Fall
Introducing a posthumanist concept of nostalgia to analyze steadily widening themes of animality, home, travel, slavery, shopping, and war in U.S. literature after 1945
Break Up the Anthropocene Break Up the Anthropocene Steve Mentz 2019 Fall
Takes the singular eco-catastrophic “Age of Man” and redefines this epoch
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2019 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2019 Spring
The latest installment of a digital humanities bellwether
Edges of the State Edges of the State John Protevi 2019 Fall
Using philosophical and scientific work to engage the perennial question of human nature
The User Unconscious: On Affect, Media, and Measure The User Unconscious On Affect, Media, and Measure Patricia Ticineto Clough 2018 Spring
Wide-ranging essays and experimental prose forcefully demonstrate how digital media and computational technologies have redefined what it is to be human
After Extinction After Extinction Richard Grusin, Editor 2018 Spring
A multidisciplinary exploration of extinction and what comes next
Archaeologies of Touch: Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing Archaeologies of Touch Interfacing with Haptics from Electricity to Computing David Parisi 2018 Spring
A material history of haptics technology that raises new questions about the relationship between touch and media
Making Things and Drawing Boundaries: Experiments in the Digital Humanities Making Things and Drawing Boundaries Experiments in the Digital Humanities Jentery Sayers, Editor 2017 Fall
A major new look at why art, digitization, and design are vital to “making” in the humanities
Callous Objects: Designs against the Homeless Callous Objects Designs against the Homeless Robert Rosenberger 2018 Spring
Uncovering injustices built into our everyday surroundings
Life: A Modern Invention Life A Modern Invention Davide Tarizzo 2017 Fall
A paradigm-shifting genealogy of biological life as metaphysical concept rather than a scientific category
Aspirational Fascism: The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism Aspirational Fascism The Struggle for Multifaceted Democracy under Trumpism William E. Connolly 2017 Fall
Coming to terms with a new period of uncertainty when it is still replete with possibilities
Zombie Theory: A Reader Zombie Theory A Reader Sarah Juliet Lauro, Editor 2017 Fall
An interdisciplinary collection of the best international scholarship on zombies as the embodiment of anxieties, critiques, and desires
Metagaming: Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames Metagaming Playing, Competing, Spectating, Cheating, Trading, Making, and Breaking Videogames Stephanie Boluk and Patrick LeMieux 2017 Spring
A playful and provocative call to stop playing videogames and begin making metagames
Matters of Care: Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds Matters of Care Speculative Ethics in More Than Human Worlds María Puig de la Bellacasa 2017 Spring
Challenging the view that caring is only human
Carceral Humanitarianism: Logics of Refugee Detention Carceral Humanitarianism Logics of Refugee Detention Kelly Oliver 2017 Spring
Considering the uneasy alliance between humanitarian aid, human rights, and military operations
The Assemblage Brain: Sense Making in Neuroculture The Assemblage Brain Sense Making in Neuroculture Tony D. Sampson 2017 Spring
A radical new theory of the brain bridging science, philosophy, art, and politics
Against Purity: Living Ethically in Compromised Times Against Purity Living Ethically in Compromised Times Alexis Shotwell 2016 Fall
Why contamination and compromise might be a starting point for doing something, instead of a reason to give up
Object-Oriented Feminism Object-Oriented Feminism Katherine Behar, Editor 2016 Fall
A discipline-expanding book that explores the political and ethical potential of being an object
Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Debates in the Digital Humanities 2016 Matthew K. Gold and Lauren F. Klein, Editors 2016 Spring
If the publication of Debates in the Digital Humanities in 2012 marked the “digital humanities moment,” this book—the first in a series of annual volumes—will chart the possibilities and tensions of the field as it grows.
The Capacity Contract: Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship The Capacity Contract Intellectual Disability and the Question of Citizenship Stacy Clifford Simplican 2015 Spring
An unprecedented look at democratic theory’s disability exclusion and today’s self-advocacy movement
The Intellective Space: Thinking beyond Cognition The Intellective Space Thinking beyond Cognition Laurent Dubreuil 2015 Spring
A daring exploration of the space between language and thought
Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics Insistence of the Material Literature in the Age of Biopolitics Christopher Breu 2014 Fall
A provocative reconsideration of experimental fiction from the late twentieth century
Sexuality in School: The Limits of Education Sexuality in School The Limits of Education Jen Gilbert 2014 Spring
Explores and expands on the role of sexuality in teaching and learning
Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway Body Drift Butler, Hayles, Haraway Arthur Kroker 2012 Fall
Brings three major feminist theorists into critical dialogue for the first time
Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Alien Phenomenology, or What It’s Like to Be a Thing Ian Bogost 2012 Spring
A bold new metaphysics that explores how all things—from atoms to green chiles, cotton to computers—interact with, perceive, and experience one another
Debates in the Digital Humanities Debates in the Digital Humanities Matthew K. Gold, Editor 2012 Spring
Leading figures in the digital humanities explore the field’s rapid revolution
Improper Life: Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben Improper Life Technology and Biopolitics from Heidegger to Agamben Timothy C. Campbell 2011 Fall
How biopolitics can get beyond its obsession with death
Human Error: Species-Being and Media Machines Human Error Species-Being and Media Machines Dominic Pettman 2011 Spring
Argues that humanity can be seen as a case of mistaken identity
Junkware Junkware Thierry Bardini 2010 Fall
The essential junkiness of our culture and biology
Intangible Materialism: The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language Intangible Materialism The Body, Scientific Knowledge, and the Power of Language Ronald Schleifer 2009 Spring
Brings together the humanities and sciences to redefine materialism for a new age
Embodied: Victorian Literature and the Senses Embodied Victorian Literature and the Senses William A. Cohen 2008 Fall
Making sense of the body in Victorian literature
Dorsality: Thinking Back through Technology and Politics Dorsality Thinking Back through Technology and Politics David Wills 2008 Spring
An ambitious investigation of what lurks behind our humanity and our technology
Bíos: Biopolitics and Philosophy Bíos Biopolitics and Philosophy Roberto Esposito 2008 Spring
A significant political theorist advances the discussion of biopolitics
The Poetics of DNA The Poetics of DNA Judith Roof 2007 Spring
Reveals the ideological effects of DNA metaphors and stories
The Scar of Visibility: Medical Performances and Contemporary Art The Scar of Visibility Medical Performances and Contemporary Art Petra Kuppers 2006 Fall
Grapples with the limits of medicine and the mysteries of human bodies in contemporary art and culture
Politics of Touch: Sense, Movement, Sovereignty Politics of Touch Sense, Movement, Sovereignty Erin Manning 2006 Fall
Detects the political event that occurs whenever two people touch
Monstrosities: Bodies and British Romanticism Monstrosities Bodies and British Romanticism Paul Youngquist 2003 Fall
A surprising evaluation of the role of the physical body in the construction of British identity
Wetwares: Experiments in Postvital Living Wetwares Experiments in Postvital Living Richard Doyle 2003 Spring
A dizzying tour of the ways technologies, both real and imagined, can transform humanity
Identity/Difference: Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox Identity/Difference Democratic Negotiations of Political Paradox William E. Connolly 2002 Fall
A new edition of this classic work on the idea of difference.
Neuropolitics: Thinking, Culture, Speed Neuropolitics Thinking, Culture, Speed William E. Connolly 2002 Fall
A surprising exploration of connections between culture, neuroscience, and our experience of time.
Metamorphoses of the Body Metamorphoses of the Body José Gil 1998 Spring
Explores the relationship between power and the body.
Screening the Body: Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture Screening the Body Tracing Medicine’s Visual Culture Lisa Cartwright 1995 Spring
Traces the fascinating history of scientific film during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries and shows that early experiments with cinema are important precedents of contemporary medical techniques such as ultrasound. Lisa Cartwright brings to light eccentric projects in the history of science and medicine, such as Thomas Edison's sensational attempt to image the brain with X rays before a public audience, and the efforts of doctors to use the motion picture camera to capture movements of the body, from the virtually imperceptible flow of blood to epileptic seizures.

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