The African Novel of Ideas

The African Novel of Ideas

The African Novel of Ideas focuses on the role of the philosophical novel and the place of philosophy more broadly in the intellectual life of the African continent, from the […]


On Not Being Someone Else

On Not Being Someone Else

A captivating book about the emotional and literary power of the lives we might have lived had our chances or choices been different. We each live one life, formed by […]


The Shore

The Shore

The five poem-essays of Chris Nealon’s The Shore give space and voice to the complexity of contemporary life, admitting bafflement and dismay but also creating openings for indiscreet hope. Queer […]


Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

As the only African nation, with the exception of Liberia, to remain independent during the colonization of the continent, Ethiopia has long held significance for and captivated the imaginations of […]


Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon by Prof. Jared Hickman in Publication

Americanist Approaches to The Book of Mormon by Prof. Jared Hickman in Publication

As the sacred text of a modern religious movement of global reach, The Book of Mormon has undeniable historical significance. That significance, this volume shows, is inextricable from the intricacy […]


Anti-Music: Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought Between the Wars

Anti-Music: Jazz and Racial Blackness in German Thought Between the Wars

Examines how African American jazz music was received in Germany both as a racial and cultural threat and as a partner in promoting the rise of Nazi totalitarian cultural politics. […]


Chester B. Himes: A Biography

Chester B. Himes: A Biography

The definitive biography of the groundbreaking African American author who had an extraordinary legacy on black writers globally. Chester B. Himes has been called “one of the towering figures of […]


Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel

Good Form: The Ethical Experience of the Victorian Novel argues that Victorian readers associated the feeling of narrative form—of being pulled forward to a satisfying conclusion—with inner moral experience. Reclaiming […]


From Literacy to Literature: England, 1300-1400

From Literacy to Literature: England, 1300-1400

The first lessons we learn in school can stay with us all our lives, but this was nowhere more true than in the last decades of the fourteenth century when […]


Black Prometheus

Black Prometheus

How did an ancient mythological figure who stole fire from the gods become a face of the modern, lending his name to trailblazing spaceships and radical publishing outfits alike? How […]