Category Archives: Jeffrey Jerome Cohen

Prismatic Ecology and Hyperobjects reviewed in the Glasgow Review of Books

Jeffrey J. Cohen ed., Prismatic Ecology: Ecotheory beyond Green (University of Minnesota Press, 2014) and Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) – reviewed in the Glasgow Review of Books by Tom White.

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REMEDIAEVAL: Proposal for a New Minigraph Book Series

In the Middle has news of an interesting publishing venture from Eileen Joy and Karl Steel – REMEDIAEVAL, a New Minigraph Book Series. Here’s a couple of paragraphs, but you should really check out the whole post: Currently, the Middle Ages … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen on blogging and social media

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen has posted the text of a recent talk on blogging and social media, from the George Washington University symposium on Digital Humanities, at

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Speculative Medievalisms e-book

The Speculative Medievalisms books is now available to for free download or to buy in print. If you do download, consider leaving a donation – free access does not mean no cost to produce. I was at one of the … Continue reading

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Cohen against $100 books

Jeffrey Cohen rails against $100 books at In the Middle. I’ve noticed this price hike going on too, for print on demand books that have sold out in their first pressing.

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Greenblatt, The Swerve – prizes and criticisms

Jeffrey Cohen has an interesting post on Stephen Greenblatt’s The Swerve: How the World Became Modern which has been gathering prizes, including the Pulitzer and the National Book Award, and severe criticism at the same time. I have the book, … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Jerome Cohen’s Introduction to Prismatic Ecologies

Jeffrey Jerome Cohen has shared his draft introduction to a book entitled Prismatic Ecologies: Ecotheory Beyond Green, forthcoming with University of Minnesota Press. The chapters include pieces by a range of philosophers, literary scholars, etc. on different colours and their relation to … Continue reading

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Animal, Vegetable, Mineral: Ethics and Objects

Interesting edited collection now available in print or free download. Details here. Animal, Mineral, Vegetable examines what happens when we cease to assume that only humans exert agency. Through a careful examination of medieval, early modern and contemporary lifeworlds, these … Continue reading

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Roundup – Sebald, Books, Speculative Realist Literary Criticism, Occupy Wall Street, Zizek on TV

Some interesting stuff I’ve recently come across… A retrospective ten years after W.G. Sebald’s death in The Times Higher Education (via Continental Philosophy). Interesting reading, especially on his resistance to the bureaucratisation of higher education. Jeffrey Jerome Cohen offers some interesting … Continue reading

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Speculative Medievalisms book

Details here of the book following the two conferences – should be good.

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