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The Possibility of a World

by Jean-Luc Nancy, Pierre-Philippe Jandin, Travis Holloway & Flor Méchain Fordham University Press (August 01, 2017)

In this series of interviews, Jean-Luc Nancy reviews his life’s work. But like Schlegel’s historian—“a prophet facing backwards”—Nancy takes this opportunity to rummage through the history of art,...

Flashpoints for Asian American Studies

by Cathy Schlund-Vials & Viet Thanh Nguyen Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

Emerging from mid-century social movements, Civil Rights Era formations, and anti-war protests, Asian American studies is now an established field of transnational inquiry, diasporic engagement, and rights activism....

Monkey Trouble

by Christopher Peterson Fordham University Press (November 07, 2017)

According to scholars of the nonhuman turn, the scandal of theory lies in its failure to decenter the human. The real scandal, however, is that we keep trying. The human has become a conspicuous blind spot for...

Undocumented and in College

by Terry-Ann Jones & Laura Nichols Fordham University Press (September 19, 2017)

The current daily experiences of undocumented students as they navigate the processes of entering and then thriving in Jesuit colleges are explored alongside an investigation of the knowledge and attitudes among...

Google Me

by Barbara Cassin & Michael Syrotinski Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

“Google is a champion of cultural democracy, but without culture and without democracy.” In this witty and polemical critique the philosopher Barbara Cassin takes aim at Google and our culture of big data....


by Jean-Luc Nancy, Robert Bononno & Jean-Michel Rabaté Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

Expectation is a major volume of Jean-Luc Nancy’s writings on literature, written across three decades but, for the most part, previously unavailable in English. More substantial than literary criticism, these...

Wilderness in America

by Henry Bugbee & David W. Rodick Fordham University Press (August 08, 2017)

The philosophy of Henry Bugbee defies traditional academic categorization. Though inspired by Heidegger and American Transcendentalism, he was also admired by the famous analytic philosopher Willard van Orman...

Being Brains

by Fernando Vidal & Francisco Ortega Fordham University Press (July 04, 2017)

Being Brains offers a critical exploration of one of the most influential and pervasive contemporary beliefs: “We are our brains.” Starting in the “Decade of the Brain” of the 1990s, “neurocentrism”...

Spiritual Grammar

by F. Dominic Longo Fordham University Press (July 11, 2017)

Spiritual Grammar identifies a genre of religious literature that until now has not been recognized as such. In this surprising and theoretically nuanced study, F. Dominic Longo reveals how grammatical structures...

Paul Hanly Furfey

by Nicholas K. Rademacher Fordham University Press (August 08, 2017)

Nicholas Rademacher’s book is meticulously researched and clearly written, shedding new light on Monsignor Paul Hanly Furfey’s life by drawing on Furfey’s copious published material and substantial archival...


by Frédéric Neyrat, Lindsay Turner, Walt Hunter & Steven Shaviro Fordham University Press (October 03, 2017)

This book offers a manifesto for a radical existentialism aiming to regenerate the place of the outside that contemporary theory underestimates. Neyrat calls this outside “atopia”: not utopia, a dreamt place...

Phenomenologies of Scripture

by Adam Y. Wells Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

Phenomenologies of Scripture addresses two increasingly convergent disciplines: philosophy and biblical studies. On the one hand, the recent “theological turn” in phenomenology has established religion as...

The Fall of Sleep

by Jean-Luc Nancy & Charlotte Mandell Fordham University Press (October 01, 2009)

Philosophers have largely ignored sleep, treating it as a useless negativity, mere repose for the body or at best a source for the production of unconscious signs out of the night of the soul. In an extraordinary...

Vox Populi

by William O'Shaughnessy Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Vox Populi is the long-awaited fourth collection of interviews, editorials, essays, observations and keen insight from legendary New York broadcaster William O’Shaughnessy. With this inspiring new anthology,...

Miracle on High Street

by Thomas A. McCabe Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Just outside downtown Newark, New Jersey, sits an abbey and school. For more than 150 years Benedictine monks have lived, worked, and prayed on High Street, a once-grand thoroughfare that became Newark’s Skid...

Communications Research in Action

by Philip M. Napoli & Minna Aslama Fordham University Press (February 01, 2011)

A synergy between academia and activism has long been a goal of both scholars and advocacy organizations in communications research. The essays in Communications Research in Action demonstrate, for the first...

Hungary in World War II

by Deborah S. Cornelius Fordham University Press (April 01, 2011)

The story of Hungary's participation in World War II is part of a much larger narrative—one that has never before been fully recounted for a non-Hungarian readership. As told by Deborah Cornelius, it is a...

Taking AIM!

by Marysol Nieves Fordham University Press (October 03, 2011)

Taking Aim! The Business of Being an Artist Today is a practical, affordable resource guide filled with invaluable advice for the emerging artist. The book is specially designed to aid visual artists in furthering...

The Digital Condition

by Rob Wilkie Fordham University Press (October 03, 2011)

The acceleration in science, technology, communication, and production that began in the second half of the twentieth century— developments which make up the concept of the “digital”—has brought us to...

A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865

by George Washington Williams & John David Smith Fordham University Press (May 14, 2012)

A History of the Negro Troops in the War of the Rebellion, 1861–1865 (originally published in 1888) by pioneer African American historian George Washington Williams remains a classic text in African American...

Loaded Words

by Marjorie Garber Fordham University Press (June 01, 2012)

In Loaded Words the inimitable literary and cultural critic Marjorie Garber invites readers to join her in a rigorous and exuberant exploration of language. What links the pieces included in this vibrant new...

Bob Drinan

by Father Raymond A. Schroth S.J. Fordham University Press (December 01, 2010)

Raymond Schroth's Bob Drinan: The Controversial Life of the First Catholic Priest Elected to Congress shows that the contentious mixture of religion and politics in this country is nothing new. Four decades...

The Diary of Prisoner 17326

by John K. Stutterheim & Mark Parillo Fordham University Press (September 03, 2012)

In this moving memoir a young man comes of age in an age of violence, brutality, and war. Recounting his experiences during the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, this account brings to life the shocking...

Speaking about Torture

by Julie A. Carlson & Elisabeth Weber Fordham University Press (September 12, 2012)

This collection of essays is the first book to take up the urgent issue of torture from the array of approaches offered by the arts and humanities. In the post-9/11 era, where we are once again compelled to...

The Intellectual Origins of the Global Financial Crisis

by Roger Berkowitz & Taun N. Toay Fordham University Press (October 01, 2012)

Commentary on the financial crisis has offered technical analysis, political finger pointing, and myriad economic and political solutions. But rarely do these investigations reach beyond the economic and political...

Brooklyn Is

by James Agee & Jonathan Lethem Fordham University Press (October 15, 2012)

For the first time in book form—a great writer’s classic celebration of the essence of Brooklyn. In 1939, James Agee was assigned to write an article on Brooklyn for a special issue of Fortune on New York...

Deus in Machina

by Jeremy Stolow Fordham University Press (November 05, 2012)

The essays in this volume explore how two domains of human experience and action—religion and technology—are implicated in each other. Contrary to commonsense understandings of both religion (as an “otherworldly”...


by Jean-Luc Nancy & John McKeane Fordham University Press (December 03, 2012)

This second volume in Nancy’s The Deconstruction of Christianity explores the stance or bearing that would be appropriate for us now, in the wake of the dis-enclosure of religion and the retreat of God: that...

Live Long and Prosper

by Sandra L. Barnes Fordham University Press (December 17, 2012)

This pioneering new study of the Black megachurch phenomenon brings nuance and depth to the question, Are Black megachurches more focused on prosperity than on people? Black megachurches and their pastors are...

Pets, People, and Pragmatism

by Erin McKenna Fordham University Press (March 18, 2013)

Pets, People, and Pragmatism examines human relationships with pets without assuming that such relations are either benign or unnatural and to be avoided. The book addresses a lack of respect in pet–people...

Advances in Cyber Security

by D. Frank Hsu & Dorothy Marinucci Fordham University Press (April 03, 2013)

As you read this, your computer is in jeopardy of being hacked and your identity being stolen. Read this book to protect yourselves from this threat. The world’s foremost cyber security experts, from Ruby...

Speculative Grace

by Adam S. Miller & Levi R. Bryant Fordham University Press (April 09, 2013)

This book offers a novel account of grace framed in terms of Bruno Latour’s “principle of irreduction.” It thus models an object-oriented approach to grace, experimentally moving a traditional Christian...

Is Critique Secular?

by Saba Mahmood, Talal Asad, Judith Butler & Wendy Brown et al. Fordham University Press (May 09, 2013)

This volume interrogates settled ways of thinking about the seemingly interminable conflict between religious and secular values in our world today. What are the assumptions and resources internal to secular...

Toward an Ecology of Transfiguration

by Bruce V. Foltz, John Chryssavgis, Bill McKibben & Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Fordham University Press (June 03, 2013)

Can Orthodox Christianity offer spiritual resources uniquely suited to the environmental concerns of today? This book makes the case emphatically that it can indeed. In addition to being the first substantial...

To Bear Witness

by Kevin M. Cahill, M.D. Fordham University Press (June 21, 2013)

For more than fifty years, Dr. Cahill has been helping to heal the world, as a leading specialist in tropical medicine and as a driving force in humanitarian assistance and relief efforts around the globe. In...

The Pleasure in Drawing

by Jean-Luc Nancy & Philip Armstrong Fordham University Press (July 16, 2013)

Originally written for an exhibition Jean-Luc Nancy curated at the Museum of Fine Arts in Lyon in 2007, this book addresses the medium of drawing in light of the question of form—of form in its formation,...

Sovereignty and Its Other

by Dimitris Vardoulakis Fordham University Press (August 01, 2013)

In this new book, Dimitris Vardoulakis asks how it is possible to think of a politics that is not commensurate with sovereignty. For such a politics, he argues, sovereignty is defined not in terms of the exception...

Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World

by Mary Beth Combs & Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

Transforming Ourselves, Transforming the World is an insightful collection that articulates how Jesuit colleges and universities create an educational community energized to transform the lives of its students,...

Kant in the Land of Extraterrestrials

by Peter SZENDY & Will Bishop Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

“Yes, Kant did indeed speak of extraterrestrials.” This phrase could provide the opening for this brief treatise of philosofiction (as one speaks of science fiction). What is revealed in the aliens of which...

Orthodox Constructions of the West

by George E. Demacopoulos & Aristotle Papanikolaou Fordham University Press (September 02, 2013)

The category of the “West” has played a particularly significant role in the modern Eastern Orthodox imagination. It has functioned as an absolute marker of difference from what is considered to be the essence...

Art and Morality

by Morris Grossman & Martin A. Coleman Fordham University Press (May 01, 2014)

The guiding theme of these essays by aesthetician, musician, and Santayana scholar Morris Grossman is the importance of preserving the tension between what can be unified and what is disorganized, random, and...


by Richard Giannone Fordham University Press (June 01, 2012)

Hidden—Richard Giannone’s searingly honest, richly insightful memoir—eloquently captures the author’s transformation from a solitary gay academic to a dedicated caregiver as well as a sexually and spiritually...

A Pact with Vichy

by Emanuel Rota Fordham University Press (December 31, 2012)

Angelo Tasca, a pivotal figure in 20th-century Italian political history, and indeed European history, is frequently overshadowed by his Fascist opponent Mussolini or his Socialist and Communist colleagues (Gramsci...


by Barbara Cassin, Pascale-Anne Brault & Souleymane Bachir Diagne Fordham University Press (March 01, 2016)

Winner, French Voices Grand Prize Nostalgia makes claims on us both as individuals and as members of a political community. In this short book, Barbara Cassin provides an eloquent and sophisticated treatment...


by Catherine Keller Fordham University Press (July 11, 2017)

Intercarnations is an outstanding collection of provocative, elegantly written essays—many available in print for the first time—by renowned theologian Catherine Keller. Affirmations of body, flesh, and...

Breaking Resemblance

by Alena Alexandrova Fordham University Press (May 01, 2017)

In recent decades curators and artists have shown a distinct interest in religion, its different traditions, manifestations in public life, gestures and images. Breaking Resemblance explores the complex relationship...

Islam and the Challenge of Civilization

by Abdelwahab Meddeb & Jane Kuntz Fordham University Press (April 29, 2013)

Abdelwahab Meddeb makes an urgent case for an Islamic reformation, located squarely in Western Europe, now home to millions of Muslims, where Christianity and Judaism have come to coexist with secular humanism...

Pre-Occupied Spaces

by Teresa Fiore Fordham University Press (May 23, 2017)

By linking Italy’s long history of emigration to all continents in the world, contemporary transnational migrations directed toward it, as well as the country’s colonial legacies, Fiore’s book poses Italy...

Corporate Romanticism

by Daniel M. Stout Fordham University Press (December 01, 2016)

Corporate Romanticism offers an alternative history of the connections between modernity, individualism, and the novel. In early nineteenth-century England, two developments—the rise of corporate persons and...

Transcendence and the Concrete

by Jean Wahl, Alan D. Schrift & Ian Alexander Moore Fordham University Press (November 01, 2016)

Jean Wahl (1888–1974), once considered by the likes of Georges Bataille, Gilles Deleuze, Emmanuel Levinas, and Gabriel Marcel to be among the greatest French philosophers, has today nearly been forgotten outside...