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These projects were funded by the TOME@Emory subvention, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem) is an initiative of the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of University Presses.

Supported Publications

Seeing the Unseen: Arts of Power Associations on the Senufo-Mande Cultural "Frontier"
In Seeing the Unseen, art historian SUSAN ELIZABETH GAGLIARDI examines tensions between the seen and unseen that makers, patrons, and audiences of arts in western West Africa negotiate through objects, assemblages, and performances. Gagliardi examines how ambiguity anchors design of the arts, and she shows that attempts to determine exact meanings miss the point.
Karel van Mander and his Foundation of the Noble, Free Art of Painting
Written by the poet-painter Karel van Mander, who finished it in June 1603, the Grondt der edel, vry schilderconst (Foundation of the Noble, Free Art of Painting) was the first systematic treatise on schilderconst (the art of painting / picturing) to be published in Dutch (Haarlem: Paschier van Wes[t]busch, 1604). WALTER S. MELION's English-language edition of the Grondt, accompanied by an introductory monograph and a full critical apparatus, provides unprecedented access to Van Mander’s crucially important art treatise. 
Genres of Listening: An Ethnography of Psychoanalysis in Buenos Aires
In Genres of Listening XOCHITL MARSILLI-VARGAS explores a unique culture of listening and communicating in Buenos Aires. She traces how psychoanalytic listening circulates beyond the clinical setting to become a central element of social interaction and cultural production in the city that has the highest number of practicing psychologists and psychoanalysts in the world. 
Obeah, Orisa, and Religious Identity in Trindad, Vol. II, Orisa: African Nations and the Power of Black Sacred Imagination
Obeah, Orisa, and Religious Identity in Trinidad is an expansive two-volume examination of social imaginaries concerning Obeah and Yoruba-Orisa from colonialism to the present. In Volume II, Orisa, DIANNE STEWART scrutinizes the West African heritage and religious imagination of Yoruba-Orisa devotees in Trinidad from the mid-nineteenth century to the present and explores their meaning-making traditions in the wake of slavery and colonialism.
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema: Racial Masquerade throughout the Golden Age
The White Indians of Mexican Cinema theorizes the development of a unique form of racial masquerade—the representation of Whiteness as Indigeneity—during the Golden Age of Mexican cinema, from the 1930s to the 1950s. MÓNICA GARCÍA BLIZZARD argues that this trope works to reconcile two divergent discourses about race in postrevolutionary Mexico: the government-sponsored celebration of Indigeneity and mestizaje (or the process of interracial and intercultural mixing), on the one hand, and the idealization of Whiteness, on the other.
Spatial Revolution: Architecture and Planning in the Early Soviet Union

Spatial Revolution is the first comparative parallel study of Soviet architecture and planning to create a narrative arc across a vast geography. Among the revelations provided by CHRISTINA E. CRAWFORD is the degree to which outside experts participated in the construction of the Soviet industrial complex, while facing difficult topographies, near-impossible deadlines, and inchoate theories of socialist space-making.

Hajj to the Heart: Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean
Against the sweeping backdrop of South Asian history, this is a story of journeys taken by sixteenth-century reformist Muslim scholars and Sufi mystics from India to Arabia. At the center is the influential Sufi scholar Shaykh ʿAli Muttaqi and his little-known network of disciples. SCOTT KUGLE relates how ʿAli Muttaqi, an expert in Arabic, scriptural hermeneutics, and hadith, left his native South Asia and traversed treacherous seas to make the Hajj to Mecca.
Rocío Zambrana
Colonial Debts: The Case of Puerto Rico
With the largest municipal debt in US history and a major hurricane that destroyed much of the archipelago's infrastructure, Puerto Rico has emerged as a key site for the exploration of neoliberalism and disaster capitalism. In Colonial Debts ROCÍO ZAMBRANA develops the concept of neoliberal coloniality in light of Puerto Rico's debt crisis.
The Power of the Brush: Epistolary Practices in Chosŏn Korea

The invention of an easily learned Korean alphabet in the mid-fifteenth century sparked an “epistolary revolution” in the following century as letter writing became an indispensable daily practice for elite men and women alike. . . . Focusing on the ways that written culture interacts with philosophical, social, and political changes, HWISANG CHO's The Power of the Brush examines the social effects of these changes and adds a Korean perspective to the evolving international discourse on the materiality of texts. 

A Silvan Tomkins Handbook: Foundations for Affect Theory
The brilliant and complex theories of psychologist Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) have inspired the turn to affect in the humanities, social sciences, and elsewhere. Nevertheless, these theories are not well understood. With their extensive experience engaging and teaching Tomkins’s work, ADAM J. FRANK and ELIZABETH A. WILSON provide a user-friendly guide for readers who want to know more about the foundations of affect studies.
War, Memory, and National Identity in the Hebrew Bible
 Drawing on the intriguing interdisciplinary research on war commemoration, JACOB WRIGHT shows how biblical authors, like the architects of national identities from more recent times, constructed a new and influential notion of peoplehood in direct relation to memories of war, both real and imagined.
Lauren Klein
An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States
An Archive of Taste, LAUREN A. KLEIN examines the gustatory origins of aesthetic taste in early American literature, showing how thinking about eating can help to tell new stories about the range of people who worked to establish a cultural foundation for the U.S. 
Uproarious: How Feminists and Other Subversive Comics Speak Truth

Placing theorists in conversation with comedians, Uproarious, by CYNTHIA WILLETT and JULIE WILLETT, offers a full-frontal approach to the very foundation of comedy and its profound political impact.

Molecular Feminisms: Biology, Becomings, and Life in the Lab

In Molecular Feminisms, DEBOLEENA ROY investigates science as feminism at the lab bench, engaging in an interdisciplinary conversation between molecular biology, Deleuzian philosophies, posthumanism, and postcolonial and decolonial studies.

Ontological Terror: Blackness, Nihilism, and Emancipation

In this offering from Duke University Press, CALVIN L. WARREN intervenes in Afro-pessimism, Heideggerian metaphysics, and black humanist philosophy by positing that the "Negro question" is intimately imbricated with questions of Being.