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Projects


These projects were funded by the Digital Publishing in the Humanities subsidy at Emory University, with the support of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. They are published in conjunction with TOME (Toward an Open Monograph Ecosystem), an initiative of the Association of American Universities, Association of Research Libraries, and Association of University Presses.

Published

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, 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. 

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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.
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War, Memory, and National Identity in the Hebrew Bible
 Drawing on the intriguing interdisciplinary research on war commemoration, 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.
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An Archive of Taste: Race and Eating in the Early United States
An Archive of Taste 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 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, 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.

Forthcoming

Spatial Revolution: Architecture and Planning in the Early Soviet State

by Christina Crawford

Cornell University Press, Fall 2021

Hajj to the Heart: Sufi Journeys across the Indian Ocean

by Scott Kugle

University of North Carolina Press, Fall 2021

Jim Crow in the Asylum: Psychiatry and Civil Rights in the American South

by Kylie Smith

University of North Carolina Press, 2022