Books for review

Visual Arts, Architecture, Art History
  • Karen Jaime. The Queer Nuyorican: Racialized Sexualities and Aesthetics in Loisaida. NYU Press, 2021.
  • Jaroslav Anděl, ed., Back to the Sandbox: Art and Radical Pedagogy. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
  • Jennifer Loureide Biddle, Remote Avant-Garde: Aboriginal Art under Occupation. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2017.
  • Amanda Boetzkes, Plastic Capitalism: Contemporary Art and the Drive to Waste. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Amy Sara Carroll, Remex: Toward an Art History of the NAFTA Era. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2017.
  • Mark Cheetham, Landscape Into Eco Art: Articulations of Nature Since the ’60s. University Park: Penn State UP, 2019.
  • Lynne Cooke, Outliers and American Vanguard Art. Chicago: University of Chicago Press and the National Gallery of Art, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Christine Filiponne, Science, Technology, Utopias: Women Artists and Cold War America. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Esther Gabara, ed., Pop América, 1965-1975. Durham: Duke UP, 2018.
  • Macarena Gómez-Barris, Beyond the Pink Tide: Art and Political Undercurrents in the Americas. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018.
  • Gayatri Gopinath, Unruly Visions: The Aesthetic Practices of Queer Diaspora. Durham: Duke UP, 2019.
  • Aimi Hamraie, Building Access: Universal Design and the Politics of Disability. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2017.
  • 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.
  • Loraine Leeson, Art : Process : Change: Inside a Socially Situated Practice. New York: Routledge, 2018.
  • Leora Maltz-Leca, William Kentridge: Process as Metaphor and Other Doubtful Enterprises. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2018.
  • Melissa Mednicov, Pop Art and Popular Music: Jukebox Modernism. New York: Routledge: 2018.
  • Arnauld Pierre, ed., Nicolas Schöffer: Space, Light, Time. New Haven and London: Yale UP, 2018.
  • Lara Shalson, Performing Endurance: Art and Politics Since 1960. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2018.
  • Marcy Schwartz, Public Pages: Reading Along the Latin American Streetscape. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2018.
  • Luke Syson and Sheena Wagstaff, Like Life: Sculpture, Color, and the Body. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art (dist. Yale UP), 2018.
  • 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.

 

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.
  • Thomas J. Connelly, Cinema of Confinement. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2019.
  • Elizabeth Ellcessor and Bill Kirkpatrick, eds., Disability Media Studies. New York: NYU Press, 2017.
  • Matthew Holtmeier, Contemporary Political Cinema. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2019.
  • Alan Liu, Friending the Past: The Sense of History in the Digital Age. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Des O’Rawe, Regarding the Real: Cinema, Documentary, and the Visual Arts. Manchester: Manchester UP, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Brigitte Peucker, Aesthetic Spaces: The Place of Art in Film. Evanston: Northwestern University Press, 2019.
  • Amit S. Rai, Juggad Time: Ecologies of Everyday Hacking in India. Durham: Duke UP, 2019.
  • Roopika Risam, New Digital Worlds: Postcolonial Digital Humanities in Theory, Praxis, and Pedagogy. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Dolores Tierney, New Transnationalisms in Contemporary Latin American Cinemas. Edinburgh: Edinburgh UP, 2018.
  • Elaine Treharne and Claude Willan, Text Technologies: A History. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2018.
  • Ted Underwood, Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2019.

 

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.
  • David Farrier, Anthropocene Poetics: Deep Time, Sacrifice Zones, and Extinction. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
  • Gloria Fisk, Orhan Pamuk and the Good of World Literature. New York: Columbia UP, 2018.
  • Laura Furlan, Indigenous Cities: Urban Indian Fiction and the Histories of Relocation. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 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.
  • Jinah Kim, Postcolonial Grief: The Afterlives of the Pacific Wars in America. Durham: Duke UP,  2019.
  • Ilana Dann Luna, Adapting Gender: Mexican Feminisms from Literature to Film. Albany: SUNY Press, 2018.
  • Simone Murray, The Digital Literary Sphere: Reading, Writing, and Selling Books in the Internet Era. Baltimore, Johns Hopkins UP, 2018.
  • 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.
  • Claudia Rankine and Michael Dowdy, American Poets in the 21st Century: Poetics of Social Engagement. Middletown: Wesleyan UP, 2018.
  • Elda María Román, Race and Upward Mobility: Seeking, Gatekeeping, and Other Class Strategies in Postwar America. Stanford: Stanford UP, 2017.
  • Lily Saint, Black Cultural Life in South Africa: Reception, Apartheid, and Ethics. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2018.
  • John Steen, Affect, Psychoanalysis, and Contemporary American Poetry. London: Bloomsbury, 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
  • Edwige Tamalet Talbayev, The Transcontinental Maghreb: Francophone Literature across the Mediterranean. New York: Fordham UP, 2017.
  • Dawson Varughese, Genre Fiction of New India: Post-millennial Receptions of “Weird” Narratives. New York: Routledge, 2017.
  • Magdalena J. Zaborowska, Me and My Houses: James Baldwin’s Last Decade in France. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2018.
Music, Musicology, Sound
  • Alejandro Nava, In Search of Soul: Hip-Hop, Literature, and Religion. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017.
  • Jeffrey T. Nealon, I’m Not Like Everybody Else: Biopolitics, Neoliberalism, and American Popular Music. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2018.
  • Griffith Rollefson, Flip the Script: European Hip Hop and the Politics of Postcoloniality. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.
  • James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow, eds. Sound Objects. Durham: Duke UP, 2019.

 

Drama, Dance, Performance
  • Kate Bredeson, Occupying the Stage: The Theater of May ’68. Evanston: Northwestern UP, 2019.
  • Emine Fişek, Aesthetic Citizenship: Immigration and Theater in Twenty-First-Century Paris. Evanston, IL: Northwestern UP, 2017.
  • Dorinne Kondo. Worldmaking: Race, Performance, and the Work of Creativity. Durham: Duke UP, 2019.

 

Critical Theory, Intellectual History, Philosophy
  • Mark Foster Gage, ed. Aesthetics Equals Politics: New Discourses Across Art, Architecture, and Philosophy. Cambridge: MIT Press, 2019.
  • 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.
  • Thuy Linh Nguyen Tu, Experiments in Skin: Race and Beauty in the Shadows of Vietnam. Durham, NC: Duke UP, 2021.