The World of Failing Machines offers the first full-length discussion of the relationship between speculative realism and literary criticism. In identifying some of the most significant coordinates of speculative-realist thought, this book asks what the implications might be for the study of literature. It is argued that the first casualty might well be the form of the traditional essay.
Supernatural horror defined as the thought of the unthinkable. In this bestselling book, Eugene Thacker suggests that we look to the genre of horror as offering a way of thinking about the unthinkable world.
Philosophy meets horror against the backdrop of an indifferent, unhuman cosmos.
As Hölderlin was to Martin Heidegger and Mallarmé to Jacques Derrida, so is H.P. Lovecraft to the Speculative Realist philosophers.
Systematic, comprehensive exploration of the links between philosophy, religion, and the horror genre.
An interrogation of art's ability to face unpleasant truths.
The blockbuster superhero movie: popular entertainment or capitalist propaganda? This book investigates the 21st-century superhero's underlying political agenda.
A guide to making new sense of the world, critically and generously. A techne for the postmodern world.
Levinas Unhinged presents philosopher Emmanuel Levinas as a metaphysician racked by the sensuous, and often terrifying, materiality of existence.
Analysing the signs of everyday life.
What can a body do under capitalism? Ground-breaking explanation that links Marx to Foucault.