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Other Voices has received the following titles for review. If you are interested in reviewing one of these books for our publication, please email us at reviews AT othervoices.org and briefly state your qualifications as a reviewer and your reason for interest in the particular volume(s).

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Recently Received | Assigned Volumes | Previously Received | Reviewed

Recently Received: [back to top]

The following volumes have been received by the journal. If you have a specific title in mind, but do not find it on the list below, please feel free to contact us with your suggestion. The following resources may prove helpful in locating alternative selections. The Association of American University Presses (AAUP) maintains a list of member presses here. Useful lists of international presses can also be found here and here.

The International Reception of T.S. Eliot, Continuum Press, 2007. (hardcover)

Fiction's Present: Situating Contemporary Narrative Innovation, eds. R. M. Berry and Jeffery R. Di Leo, State Univ. of New York (SUNY) Press, 2008.

Jack Lynch, The English Language: A User's Guide, Focus Publishing/R Pullins Co., Newburyport, MA, 2008. (Advanced copy)

Realities and Remediations: The Limits of Representation in Film, eds. Elizabeth Wells and Tamar Jeffers McDonald, Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle, UK, 2007. (hardcover)

Lyle Massey, Picturing Space, Displacing Bodies: Anamorphosis in Early Modern Theories of Perspective, The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2007. (hardcover)

Brad Prager, The Cinema of Werner Herzog: Aesthetic Ecstasy and Truth, Wallflower Press, London and New York City, 2007.

Daniel Frampton, Filmosophy, Wallflower Press, London and New York City, 2006

The Unsilvered Screen: Surrealism on Film, eds. Graeme Harper and Rob Stone, Wallflower Press, London and New York City, 2007.

Clara E. RodríguezHeroes, Lovers and Others: The Story of Latinos in Hollywood, Oxford University Press, 2004.

The Image and the Witness: Trauma, Memory and Visual Culture, eds. Frances Guerin and Roger Hallas, Wallflower Press, London and New York City, 2007.

Irish Films, Global Cinema, eds. Martin McLoone and Kevin Rockett, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007. (hardcover)

On Literature and Science: Essays, Reflections, Provocations, ed. Philip Coleman, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007. (hardcover)

Fear: Essays on the Meaning and Experience of Fear, eds. Kate Hebblethwaite and Elizabeth McCarthy, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2007. (hardcover)

David Jenemann, Adorno in America, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Jean-Michael Rabaté, Given: 1° Art 2° Crime, Sussex Academic Press, 2007.

Johanna Drucker, Sweet Dreams: Contemporary Art and Complicity, Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005.

Gregg Lambert, Who's Afraid of Deleuze and Guattari, Continuum, 2007 (hardcover).

Robert A. Rushing, Resisting Arrest: Detective Fiction and Popular Culture, New York: Other Press, 2007.

Ehrhard Bahr, Weimar in the Pacific: German Exile Culture in Los Angeles and the Crisis of Modernism, Univ. of California Press, 2007 (hardcover).

Sara Ahmed, Queer Phenomenology: Orientations, Objects, Others, Duke UP, 2006.

Residual Media, Charles R. Acland ed., Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Carla Yanni, The Architecture of Madness: Insane Asylums in the United States, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2007.

Traumatizing Theory: The Cultural Politics of Affect In and Beyond Psychoanalysis, Karyn Ball ed., New York: Other Press, 2007.

Matt Wray, Not Quite White: White Trash and the Boundaries of Whiteness, Duke UP, 2006.

Ken Gonzales-Day, Lynching in the West: 1850-1935, Duke UP, 2006.

Alison Ross, The Aesthetic Paths of Philosophy: Presentation in Kant, Heidegger, Lacoue-Labarthe and Nancy, Stanford UP, 2007.

Richard Terdiman, Body Story: The Ethics and Practice of Theoretical Conflict, Johns Hopkins UP, 2005.

Ernst Bloch, Traces, trans. Anthony A. Nassar, Stanford UP, 2006.

Manual deLanda, A New Philosophy of Society: Assemblage Theory and Social Complexity, Continuum, 2006 (hardcover).

Susan Gubar, Poetry After Auschwitz: Remembering What One Never Knew, Indiana UP, 2003.

John D. Caputo, The Weakness of God: A Theology of the Event, Indiana UP, 2006.

Hent De Vries, Minimal Theologies, Johns Hopkins UP, 2005.

Simon Cottle, Mediatized Conflict: Developments in Media and Conflict Studies, Open University Press, 2006.

Locating Memory: Photographic Arts, eds. Annette Kuhn and Kirsten Emiko McAllister, Indiana UP, 2006.

Dimple Godiwala, Queer Mythologies: The Original Stageplays of Pam Gems, Intellect Books, 2006.

Johnathan Huener and Francis R. Nicosia eds., The Arts in Nazi Germany: Continuity, Conformity, Change, Berghahn Books/Center for Holocaust Studies at the Univ. of Vermont, 2006 (hardcover).

Peter-Uwe Hohendahl and Jaimey Fisher eds., Critical Theory: Current State and Future Prospects, Berghahn Books, 2001.

Simon Cottle, Mediatized Conflict: Developments in Media and Conflict Studies, Open University Press, 2006.

Jill Bennett, Empathic Vision: Affect, Trauma and Contemporary Art, Stanford Univ. Press, 2005.

Gyanendra Pandey, Routine Violence: Nations, Fragments, Histories, Stanford Univ. Press, 2005.

Eric Michaud, The Cult of Art in Nazi Germany, Stanford Univ. Press, 2004.

Bracha L. Ettinger, The Matrixal Borderspace, forward Judith Bulter, introduction Griselda Pollack, afterword Brian Massumi (ed.), Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2006.

Rex Butler, Slavoj Zizek: Live Theory, Continuum, 2005.

Frank Stella, Working Space (The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1983-84), Harvard Univ. Press, 2003.

W. T. Lhamon, Jr., Deliberate Speed: The Origins of Cultural Style in the American 1950s, Harvard University Press, 1999/2002.

Assigned Volumes (alphabetical): [back to top]

[assigned] Lawrence L. Langer, Using and Abusing the Holocaust: , Indiana UP, 2006 (hardcover).

[assigned] Pavle Levi, Disintergration in Frames: Aesthetics and Ideology in the Yugoslav and Post-Yugoslav Cinema, Stanford Univ. Press, 2007 (hardcover).

[assigned] Horror Film: Creating and Marketing Fear, ed. Steffen Hantke, Univ. of Mississippi Press, 2004 (hardcover).

[assigned] Caligari's Heirs: The German Cinema of Fear after 1945, ed. and with introduction by Steffen Hantke, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

[assigned] Renata Salecl, On Anxiety (Thinking in Action series), Routledge, 2004.

[assigned] Animations (of Deleuze and Guattari), ed. Jennifer Daryl Slack, intro. Lawrence Grossberg, Peter Lang Publishing, 2003.

[assigned] Mark Stein, Black British Literature: Novels of Transformation, Ohio State University Press, 2004.

[assigned] Brigitte Peucker, The Material Image: Art and the Real in Film, Stanford Univ. Press, 2007.

[assigned] J.M. Bernstein, Against Voluptuous Bodies: Late Modernism and the Meaning of Painting, Stanford Univ. Press, 2006.

[assigned] Jörg Friedrich, The Fire: The Bombing of Germany, Columbia Univ. Press, 2006

[assigned] Frances Restuccia, Amorous Acts: Lacanian Ethics in Modernism, Film and Queer Theory, Stanford Univ. Press, 2006.

[assigned] Reynold Humphries, The American Horror Film, Columbia Univ. Press, 2003.

[assigned] Reynold Humphries, The Hollywood Horror Film, 1931-1941: Madness in a Social Landscape, Scarecrow Press, 2006.

[assigned] Joanna Zylinska, The Ethics of Cultural Studies, Continuum, 2005.

[assigned] Gregory Ulmer, Electronic Monuments, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2005.

[assigned] Mark Nunes, Cyberspaces of Everyday Life, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2006.

[assigned] Henry Jenkins, The WOW Climax: Tracing the Emotional Impact of Popular Culture, NYU Press, 2007.

[assigned] Henry Jenkins, Fans, Bloggers and Gamers: Essays on Participatory Culture, NYU Press, 2006.

[assigned] National Cinemas and World Cinema, Kevin Rockett and John Hill, eds., Four Courts Press, 2006.

[assigned] Sean Gaston, The Impossible Mourning of Jacques Derrida, Continuum Press, 2006.

[assigned] Louis Crompton, Homosexuality & Civilization, Harvard University Press, 2003.

[assigned] Clifton Spargo, Vigilant Memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust and the Unjust Death, Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 2006 (hardcover).

[assigned] Matt Hills, The Pleasures of Horror, Continuum, 2005.

[assigned] Mari Ruit, Reinventing the Soul: Posthumanist Theory and Psychic Life, Other Press, 2006.

[assigned] Edward Castronova, Synthetic Worlds, Univ. of Chicago Press, 2005 (hardcover).

[assigned] Eric Paras, Foucault 2.0: Beyond Power and Knowledge, Other Press, 2006 (hardcover).

[assigned] Gifford Lewis, Edith Somerville: A Biography, Four Courts Press, Dublin, 2005.

[assigned] Claire Chi-ah Lyu, A Sun Within A Sun: The Power and Elegance of Poetry, Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2006 (hardcover).

[assigned] John Lechte and Maria Margaroni, Julia Kristeva: Live Theory, Continuum, 2004.

[assigned] Dudley Andrew and Steven Ungar, Popular Front Paris and Poetics of Culture, Harvard University Press, 2005 (hardcover).

[assigned] Michael Denning, Culture in the Age of Three Worlds, Verso Books, 2004.

[assigned] Sianne Ngai, Ugly Feelings, Harvard University Press, 2005 (hardcover).

[assigned] Jacques Ranciére, The Politics of Aesthetics, trans. Gabriel Rockhill, afterword by Slavoj Zizek, Continuum, 2000/2004.

[assigned] On Anthologies: Politics and Pedagory, ed. Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2004.

[assigned] Herbert Marcuse: A Critical Reader, ed. John Abromeit and Mark Cobb, Routledge, 2004.

[assigned] Anthony J. Hall, The American Empire and the Fourth World, McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 2003 (hardcover).

[assigned] The New World Order: Corporate Agenda and Parallel Reality, ed. Gordana Yovanovich, McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 2003.

[assigned] Albrecht Koschorke, The Holy Family and Its Legacy: Religious Imagination from the Gospels to Star Wars, Columbia University Press, 2003 (hardcover).

[assigned] Ted Honderich, After the Terror, McGills-Queen's Univ. Press, 2003 (expanded, revised ed.).

[assigned]James Gow, The Serbian Project and Its Advertaries: A Strategy of War Crimes, McGill-Queen's Univ. Press, 2003.

[assigned] Sander L. Gilman, Fat Boys: A Slim Book, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2004 (hardcover).

[assigned] Eric Jacobson, Metaphysics of the Profane: The Political Theology of Walter Benjamin and Gershom Scholem, Columbia Univ. Press, 2003.

[assigned] David Savran, A Queer Sort of Materialism: Recontextualizing American Theater, Univ. of Michigan Press, 2003.

[assigned] Hasia R. Diner, Hungering for America: Italian, Irish & Jewish Foodways in the Age of Migration, Harvard University Press, 2001.

[assigned] Affiliations: Identity in Academic Culture, ed. Jeffrey R. Di Leo, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2003.

[assigned] Trauma at Home: After 9/11, ed. Judith Greenberg, 2003.

[assigned] Shoshana Felman, The Juridical Unconscious: Trials and Traumas of the Twentieth Century, Harvard University Press, 2002.

[assigned] Edward W. Said, Reflections on Exile and Other Essays, Harvard University Press, 2000 (first paperback ed. 2002).

[assigned] Marcus Boon, The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs, Harvard University Press, 2002 (hardcover).

[assigned] Jack Morgan, The Biology of Horror: Gothic Literature and Film, Southern Illinois University Press, 2002.

[assigned] Matrix and Philosophy: Welcome to the Desert of the Real, ed. William Irwin, Open Court (Chicago, IL), 2002.

[assigned] Growing Up Postmodern: Neoliberalism and War on the Young, ed. Ronald Strickland, Rowland & Littlefield Publishers (Culture and Politics Series), 2002.

[assigned] Bonnie Honig, Democracy and the Foreigner, Princeton University Press, 2001.

[assigned] The Lost Notebooks of Loren Eisley, ed. and with a reminiscence by Kenneth Beuer, University of Nebraska Press, 2002.

[assigned] S.L. Wisenberg, Holocaust Girls: History, Memory & Other Obsessions, University of Nebraska Press, 2002 (hardcover).

Previously Received (alphabetical): [back to top]

Note: The following volumes were published more than 5 years ago. In order that our reviews section may concentrate on more recent publications, we dissuade potential reviewers from requesting assignment of single volumes from the below list. Nonetheless, we may allow the volumes below to be reviewed as part of an omnibus or review essay including one or more books published after 2003. Please contact us if you wish to suggest assignment of such a review.

[assigned] A.S. Byatt, A.S. Byatt: On Histories and Stories (Selected Essays), Harvard University Press, 2000.

[assigned] Cyberfeminism: Connectivity, Critique + Creativity, eds. Susan Hawthorne and Renata Klein, Spinifex Press (Australia), 1999.

[assigned] Druids, Dudes and Beauty Queens: The Changing Face of Irish Theatre, ed. Dermont Bolger, New Island (Dublin).

Mouloud Feraoun, Journal 1955-1962: Reflections of the French-Algerian War, University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

[assigned] The Fluxus Reader, ed. Ken Friedman, Academy Editions (John Wiley & Sons), 1998.

David Gillespie, Early Soviet Cinema: Innovation, Ideology and Propaganda, Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2000.

Paul Gilroy, Against Race: Imagining Political Culture Beyond the Color Line, Harvard University Press, 2000.

Richard J. Golsan, "Vichy's Afterlife: History and Counterhistory in France, University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Thomas C. Holt, The Problem of Race in the 21st Century, Harvard University Press, 2000.

Joseph Kerman, Concerto Conversations: The Charles Eliot Norton Lectures 1997-8, Harvard University Press, 1999.

[assigned] Geoff King and Tanya Krzywinska, Science Fiction Cinema: From Outerspace to Cyberspace, Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2000.

Karal Ann Marling, Merry Christmas: Cebrating America's Greatest Holiday, Harvard University Press, 2000.

Paul McDonald, The Star System: Hollywood's Production of Popular Identities, Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2000.

Native American Representations: First Encounters, Distorted Images, and Literary Appropriations, ed. Gretchen M. Batille, Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2001.

Mouloud Feraoun: Journal 1955-1962 Reflections on the French-Algerian War, ed. James D. Le Sueur, trans. mary Elen Wolf and Claude Fouillade, University of Nebraska Press, 2000.

Postindian Conversations, eds. Gerald Vizenor and A. Robert Lee, University of Nebraska Press, 1999.

The Wallflower Critical Guide to Contemporary North American Directors, ed. Yorum Allon, Del Cullen, Hannah Patterson, Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2000.

Ruth Wajnryb, The Silence: How Tragedy Shapes Talk, Allen & Unwin Press (Australia), 2001.

[assigned] Paul Wells, The Horror Genre: From Beelzebub to Blair Witch, Wallflower Press/Columbia University Press, 2000.

[assigned] Without Guarantees: In Honour of Stuart Hall, Eds. Paul Gilroy, Lawrence Grossberg and Angela McRobbie, Verso, 2000.

Nick Zangwill, The Metaphysics of Beauty, Cornell University Press, 2001 (hardcover).

Previously Reviewed: [back to top]

Philip Auslander, Liveness: Performance in a Mediatized Culture, Routledge, 1999. [reviewed in 3.1]

Warren Breckman, Marx, the Young Hegelians, and the Origins of Radical Social Theory: Dethroning the Self, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999. [reviewed in 2.2]

A.S. Byatt, On Histories and Stories: Selected Essays, Harvard UP, 2000. [reviewed in 3.1]

Jonathan Culler, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000. [reviewed in 2.2]

Cultural Resistance Reader, ed. Stephen Duncombe, New York: Verso, 2002. [reviewed in 2.3]

Michael Denning, Culture in the age of three worlds, Verso, 2004. [reviewed in 3.1]

Stephen Duncombe, Notes from the Underground: Zines and the Politics of Alternative Culture, London/New York: Verso, 1997. [reviewed in 1.2]

Mark Edmundson, Nightmare on Main Street: Angels, Sadomasochism, and the Culture of Gothic. Cambridge/London: Harvard UP, 1997. [reviewed in 2.2]

Edward Said: The Last Interview, a documentary by Mike Dibb, Interviewer Charles Glass, DVD extended version, 208 minutes (Estate of Edward Said, 2004). [reviewed in 3.1]

James Elkins, What Painting Is, Routledge, 2000. [reviewed in 2.2]

Alain Finkielkraut, The Future of a Negation, University of Nebraska Press, 1998 (1982 in French). [reviewed in 2.1]

Gothic: Transmutations of Horror in Late Twentieth Century Art, ed. Christoph Grunenberg, MIT Press, 1997. [reviewed in 2.1]

Philip Gourevitch, We wish to inform you that tomorrow we will be killed with our families, Farar Straus and Giroux, 1998. [reviewed in 2.1]

David Harvey, The Condition of Postmodernity, Blackwell, 1989 [reviewed in 1.1]

David Hopkins, Marcel Duchamp and Max Ernst : The Bride Shared, Oxford University Press (Clarendon Studies in the History of Art), 1998. [assigned]

David Joselit, Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941, MIT Press, 1998 (hardcover). [reviewed in 1.2]

Dalia Judovitz, Unpacking Duchamp: Art in Transit, University of California Press, 1995. [reviewed in 1.2]

Alice Kaplan, The Collaborator: The Trial & Execution of Robert Brasillach, Chicago: U of Chicago Press, 2000. [reviewed in 2.2]

Rosalind Krauss and Yves-Alain Bois, Formless: A Users Guide, MIT Press/Zone Books, 1997. (hardcover) [reviewed in 2.2]

David Joselit, Infinite Regress: Marcel Duchamp 1910-1941, MIT Press, 1998 (hardcover). [reviewed in 1.2]

Dalia Judovitz, Unpacking Duchamp: Art in Transit, University of California Press, 1995. [reviewed in 1.2]

Emmanuel Levinas, On Escape (De L'Úvasion). Introduced and annotated by Jacques Rolland. Translated by Bettina Bergo, Stanford University Press, 2003. [reviewed in 2.3]

Miles Davis and American Culture, edited by Gerald Early; foreword by Clark Terry, Missouri Historical Society Press, 2001. [reviewed in 2.2]

W. J. T. Mitchell, Picture Theory: Essays on Visual and Verbal Representation, University of Chicago Press, 1994. [reviewed in 1.2]

Annalee Newitz, Pretend We're Dead: Capitalist Monsters in American Pop Culture, Duke UP, 2006. [reviewed in 3.1]

Mark Nunes, Cyberspaces of Everyday Life, Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2006. [reviewed in 3.1]

Eric Paras, Foucault 2.0: Beyond Power and Knowledge, Other Press, 2006. [reviewed in 3.1]

Lawrence Rickels, The Vampire Lectures, Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1999. [reviewed in 2.2]

Elisabeth Roudinesco, Jacques Lacan, translated by Barbara Bray, New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. [reviewed in 1.3]

Nicholas Royle, The Uncanny, Routledge 2003. [reviewed in 3.1]

Edward W. Said, Reflections on Exile and Other Essays, Harvard UP, 2002. [reviewed in 3.1]

Craig Saper, Artificial Mythologies, University of Minnesota Press, 1997. [reviewed in 1.2]

William Scheuerman, Between the Norm and the Exception: The Frankfurt School and the Rule of Law, Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 1994. [reviewed in 1.1]

Rebecca L. Spang, The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, Harvard University Press, 2000. [reviewed in 2.3]

R. Clifton Spargo, Vigilant Memory: Emmanuel Levinas, the Holocaust and the Unjust Death, Johns Hopkins UP, 2006. [reviewed in 3.1]

Anne-Lise Stern, Le Savoir deporte: camps, histoire, psychanalyse, edited by Nadine Fresco and Martine Leibovici, Paris: Seuil, Librairie du XXIe siecle, 2004. [reviewed in 2.3]

Mitchell Stevens, the rise of the image the fall of the word, Oxford University Press, 1998 (hardcover). [reviewed in 2.1]

Robert Warshow, The Immediate Experience: Movies, Comics, Theatre and Other Aspects of Popular Culture, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2001. [reviewed in 2.3]



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