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 Author Guidelines

ASAP/J welcomes born-digital content such as brief interviews, reviews, essays, working papers, and photographic, audio, and video works, among other forms. If you would like to contribute a feature  to ASAP/J—typically 2,000 to 4,000 words for an essayplease send a brief pitch of 200 to 300 words to asapjeditors@gmail.com. You’re also welcome to pitch ideas for edited clusters on topics of special interest. You would be the primary editor for such a cluster, with support from ASAP/J‘s editor, Abram Foley. If you would like to pitch an edited cluster, please include the names of your potential collaborators.

If you have an inquiry regarding the peer-reviewed ASAP/Journal, please contact the editors at editors_asap@press.jhu.edu.

Reviewing for ASAP/J

ASAP/J publishes single-book reviews as well as review essays on several recent titles. Single-book reviews should be 1,000 to 1,500 words in length; review essays should not exceed 4,000 words. While we primarily review academic titles, we are also eager to publish review essays on clusters of books of fiction, poetry, essays, arts writing, etc. Michael Dowdy’s essay on “Poetry from a Year of Precarity” is a good example of this genre. We do not publish single-book reviews of fiction, poetry, memoir, etc.

ASAP/J also publishes reviews of art exhibitions, film festivals, symposia, and other authored or curated content.

Please contact Jacquelyn Ardam and Molly Warnock at asapjeditors@gmail.com to inquire about reviewing a book, exhibition, or other event. In your email, please include a brief bio, including prior publications, and let us know why you would like to review this particular subject.

 

Visual Arts, Architecture, Art History
Media, Film, Digital Arts
Literature
Music, Musicology, Sound
Drama, Dance, Performance
Critical Theory, Intellectual History, Philosophy

 

Visual Arts, Architecture, Art History

Cristina Albu, Mirror Affect: Seeing Self, Observing Others in Contemporary Art. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Alena Alexandrova, Breaking Resemblance: The Role of Religious Motifs in Contemporary Art. New York: Fordham UP, 2017.

Jennifer Loureide Biddle, Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.

Eva Branscome, Hans Hollein and Postmodernism: Art and Architecture in Austria, 1958–1985. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Julia Bryan-Wilson, Fray: Art and Textile Politics. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Lynne Cooke, Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press and the National Gallery of Art, 2018.

Clive Cazeaux, Art, Research, Philosophy. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Karen Mary Davalos, Chicana/o Remix: Art and Errata since the Sixties. New York: NYU Press, 2017.

Marilyn DeLaure and Moritz Fink, Culture Jamming: Activism and the Art of Cultural Resistance. New York: NYU Press, 2017.

Ella Maria Diaz, Flying Under the Radar with the Royal Chicano Air Force: Mapping a Chicano/a Art History. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017.

Mari Dumett, Corporate Imaginations: Fluxus Strategies for Living. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Christine Filiponne, Science, Technology, Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Jonathan Flatley, Like Andy Warhol. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Pamela Fraser and Roger Rothman, Beyond Critique: Contemporary Art in Theory, Practice, and Instruction. New York: Bloomsbury, 2017.

Jennifer Friedlader, Real Deceptions: The Contemporary Reinvention of Realism. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Alison Gerber, The Work of Art: Value in Creative Careers. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2017.

Melissa Gronlund, Contemporary Art and Digital Culture. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Anthony E. Grudin, Warhol’s Working Class: Pop Art and Egalitarianism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Aimi Hamraie, Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Howard, Christopher. The Jean Freeman Gallery Does Not Exist. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2018.

Hanna B. Holling, Paik’s Virtual Archive: Time, Change, and Materiality in Media Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Jessica L. Horton, Art for an Undivided Earth: The American Indian Movement Generation. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

Kellie Jones, South of Pico: African American Artists in Los Angeles in the 1960s and 1970s. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

Sean Keller, Automatic Architecture: Motivating Form after Modernism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim and Christopher Reed, eds., Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture. London: Routledge, 2017.

Panos Kompatsiaris, The Politics of Contemporary Art Biennials: Spectacles of Critique, Theory, and Art. Routledge: New York, 2017.

Namiko Kunimoto, The Stakes of Exposure: Anxious Bodies in Postwar Japanese Art. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Loraine Leeson, Art : Process : Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Michael F. Leruth, Fred Forest’s Utopia: Media Art and Activism. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017.

Jerrold Levinson, Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in the Philosophy of Art. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Leora Maltz-Leca, William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018.

Rachel Middleman, Radical Eroticism: Women, Art, and Sex in the 1960s. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018.

Arnauld Pierre, ed., Nicolas Schöffer: Space, Light, Time. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 2018.

Maren Polte, A Class of Their Own: The Düsseldorf School of Photography. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2017.

Paul Rabinow, Unconsolable Contemporary: Observing Gerhard Richter. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

Adair Rounthwaite, Asking the Audience: Participatory Art in 1980s New York. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Yuriko Saito, Aesthetics of the Familiar: Everyday Life and World-Making. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Lara Shalson, Performing Endurance: Art and Politics Since 1960. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018.

Carsten Strathausen, Bioaesthetics: Making Sense of Life in Science and the Arts. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Luke Syson and Sheena Wagstaff, Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (dist. Yale UP), 2018.

Jane Tormey, Photographic Realism: Late Twentieth-Century Aesthetics. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2017.

Edward A. Vazques, Aspects: Fred Sandback’s Sculpture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Leon Wainwright, Phenomenal Difference: A Philosophy of Black British Art. Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2017.

Sasha Su-Ling Welland, Experimental Beijing: Gender and Globalization in Chinese Contemporary Art. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.

Santiago Zabala, Why Only Art Can Save Us: Aesthetics and the Absence of Emergency. New York: Columbia UP, 2017.

John Zarobell, Art and the Global Economy. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

 

Media, Film, Digital Arts

Nora M. Alter, The Essay Film After Fact and Fiction. New York: Columbia UP, 2018.

Edward Branigan, Tracking Color in Cinema and Art: Philosophy and Aesthetics. New York: Routledge, 2018.

Charlotte Brundson, Television Cities. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.

Rebecca J. DeRoo, Agnes Varda between Film, Photography, and Art. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Elizabeth Ellcessor and Bill Kirkpatrick, eds., Disability Media Studies. New York: NYU Press, 2017.

Anette Insdorf, Intimations: The Cinema of Wojciech Has. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2017.

Jennifer Malkowski, Dying in Full Detail: Mortality and Digital Documentary. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

James Naremore, Charles Burnett: A Cinema of Symbolic Knowledge. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Kris Paulsen, Here/There: Telepresence, Touch, and Art at the Interface. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2017.

Andrew Pilsch, Transhumanism: Evolutionary Futurism and the Human Technologies of Utopia. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Brent Plate, Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-creation of the World. New York: Columbia UP, 2017.

Maren Polte, A Class of Their Own: The Düsseldorf School of Photography. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2017.

Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Mythopoetic Cinema: On the Ruins of European Identity. New York: Columbia UP, 2017.

D.N. Rodowick, What Philosophy Wants from Images. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Christopher Rowe, Michael Haneke: The Intermedial Void. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2017.

Nicole Seymour, Bad Environmentalism: Irony and Irrelevance in the Ecological Age. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Martin Shuster, New Television: The Aesthetics and Politics of a Genre. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Murray Smith, Film, Art, and the Third Culture: A Naturalized Aesthetics of Film. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Abigail Soloman-Godeau, Photography after Photography: Gender, Genre, History. Edited by Sarah Parsons. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

Garrett Stewart, Transmedium: Conceptualism 2.0 and the New Object Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Harrod J. Suarez, The Work of Mothering: Globalization and the Filipino Diaspora. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Dennis Tenen, Plain Text: The Poetics of Computation. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2017.

Elaine Treharne and Claude Willan, Text Technologies: A History. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2018.

Alexander Zahlten, The End of Japanese Cinema: Industrial Genres, National Times, and Media Ecologies. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

 

Literature

Deepika Bahri, Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Chad Bennett, Word of Mouth: Gossip and American Poetry. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins UP, 2018.

Bénédicte Boisseron, Afro Dog: Blackness and the Animal Question. New York: Columbia University Press, 2018.

Paul Buchholz, Private Anarchy: Impossible Community and the Outsider’s Monologue in German Experimental Fiction. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2018.

Gloria Fisk, Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 2018.

Joanne Lipson Freed, Haunting Encounters: The Ethics of Reading Across Boundaries of Difference. Ithaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2017.

Loren Glass, ed., After the Program Era: The Past, Present, and Future of Creative Writing in the University. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2017.

Christopher González, Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2017.

Cajetan Nwabueza Iheka, Naturalizing Africa: Ecological Violence, Agency, and Postcolonial Resistance in African Literature. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018.

Jongwoo Jeremy Kim and Christopher Reed, eds., Queer Difficulty in Art and Poetry: Rethinking the Sexed Body in Verse and Visual Culture. London: Routledge, 2017.

Ben Masters, Novel Style: Ethics and Excess in English Fiction since the 1960s. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Marie Mianowski, Post Celtic Tiger Landscapes in Irish Fiction. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Theodore Martin, Contemporary Drift: Genre, Historicism, and the Problem of the Present. New York: Columbia UP, 2017.

Peter O’Leary, Thick and Dazzling Darkness: Religious Poetry in a Secular Age. New York: Columbia UP, 2017.

Seth Perlow, The Poem Electric: Technology and the American Lyric. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2018.

Kate Polak, Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics. Columbus: Ohio State UP, 2017.

Elda María Román, Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2017.

Lytle Shaw, Narrowcast: Poetry and Audio Research. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2018.

Julietta Singh, Unthinking Mastery: Dehumanism and Decolonial Entanglements. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.

Brian Kim Stefans, Word Toys: Poetry and Technics. University of Alabama Press, 2017

Harrod J. Suarez, The Work of Mothering: Globalization and the Filipino Diaspora. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2017.

Ryan Trimm, Heritage and the Legacy of the Past in Contemporary Britain. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Dawson Varughese, Genre Fiction of New India: Post-millennial Receptions of “Weird” Narratives. New York: Routledge, 2017.

Anne Whitehead, Medicine and Empathy in Contemporary British Fiction: An Intervention in Medical Humanities. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Me and My Houses: James Baldwin’s Last Decade in France. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.

 

Music, Musicology, Sound

Seth Brodsky, From 1989, or European Music and the Modernist Unconscious. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Todd Decker, Hymns for the Fallen: Combat Movie Music and Sound after Vietnam. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Michael Gallope, Deep Refrains: Music, Philosophy, and the Ineffable. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Timothy Gray, It’s Just the Normal Noises: Marcus, Guralnick, No Depression, and the Mystery of Americana Music. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2017.

Alejandro Nava, In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Dominic Pettman, Sonic Intimacy: Voice, Species, Technics (Or, How to Listen to the World). Stanford: Stanford UP, 2017.

Griffith Rollefson, Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Tim Rutherford-Johnson, Music after the Fall: Modern Composition and Culture since 1989. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

Pierre Schaeffer, Treatise on Musical Objects: An Essay across Disciplines. Translated by Christine North and John Dack. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.

 

Drama, Dance, Performance

Leticia Alvarado, Abject Performances: Aesthetic Strategies in Latino Cultural Production. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.

Christopher Bigsby, Twenty-First Century American Playwrights. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017.

Emine Fişek, Aesthetic Citizenship: Immigration and Theater in Twenty-First-Century Paris. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2017.

Christopher Grobe, The Art of Confession: The Performance of Self from Robert Lowell to Reality TV. New York: NYU Press, 2017.

Julia Jarcho, Writing and the Modern Stage: Theater beyond Drama. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2017.

Giulia Palladini, The Scene of Foreplay: Theater, Labor, and Leisure in 1960s New York. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2017.

Jeffrey Sweet, What Playwrights Talk about When They Talk about Writing. New Haven, CT: Yale UP, 2017.

Jane Taylor, William Kentridge: Being Led by the Nose. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Patricia A. Ybarra, Latinx Theater in the Times of Neoliberalism. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2017.

 

Critical Theory, Intellectual History, Philosophy

Stefanos Geroulanos, Transparency in Postwar France: A Critical History of the Present. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2017.

Gregg Lambert, Philosophy after Friendship: Deleuze’s Conceptual Personae. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Jerrold Levinson, Aesthetic Pursuits: Essays in the Philosophy of Art. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2017.

Toril Moi, Revolution of the Ordinary: Literary Studies after Wittgenstein, Austin, and Cavell. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

Fred Moten, consent not to be a single being. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018. (trilogy)

Bruce Robbins, The Beneficiary. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

Marc Steinberg and Alexander Zahlten, eds., Media Theory in Japan. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2017.

Sarah Tyson, Where Are the Women? Why Expanding the Archives Makes Philosophy Better. New York: Columbia UP, 2018.