The Market Will Not Save Us: Review of The Value of a Whale by Adrienne Buller

The Market Will Not Save Us: Review of The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism by Adrienne Buller Chad A. Hines Under Review:The Value of a Whale: On the Illusions of Green Capitalism. Adrienne Buller. Manchester University Press, October 4 2022. If you were trapped in a burning building, you wouldn’t … Continue reading The Market Will Not Save Us: Review of The Value of a Whale by Adrienne Buller

Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero Eric Stein Under Review:The World is Born from Zero: Understanding Speculation and Video Games. Cameron Kunzelman. De Gruyter Oldenbourg, July 2022. The eighth volume in De Gruyter's Video Games and the Humanities series, Cameron Kunzelman's The World Is Born From Zero is … Continue reading Mechanics of Speculation: Review of Cameron Kunzelman’s The World Is Born From Zero

Genre Misbehaving: Review of Michael Cisco’s Weird Fiction: A Genre Study

Genre Misbehaving: Review of Michael Cisco's Weird Fiction: A Genre Study Alison Sperling Under Review:Weird Fiction: A Genre Study. Michael Cisco. Palgrave MacMillan, February 2022. Michael Cisco’s 336-page Weird Fiction: A Genre Study is not only an intensive look at the qualities of the weird, it exposes what weird fiction does to the concept of … Continue reading Genre Misbehaving: Review of Michael Cisco’s Weird Fiction: A Genre Study

Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity

Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity Eric Stein Under Review:Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity. Tom Tyler. University of Minnesota Press, May 2022. To talk about Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity, we need to talk about meat. Indeed, if Tyler’s final chapter is to be taken … Continue reading Being Meat: Review of Tom Tyler’s Game: Animals, Video Games, and Humanity

Imagination as a Tool of Resistance: A Review of Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Imagination as a Tool of Resistance: A Review of Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene Amber Troska Under Review:Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene: Imagining Futures and Dreaming Hope in Literature and Media. Edited by Marek Oziewicz, Brian Attebery, & Tereza Dedinová. Bloomsbury Academic, April 2022. We live in a geological age that we call … Continue reading Imagination as a Tool of Resistance: A Review of Fantasy and Myth in the Anthropocene

Plowing the Field: Review of Robert Zacharias, Reading Mennonite Writing

Plowing the Field: Review of Robert Zacharias, Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism Daniel Shank Cruz Under Review:Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism. Robert Zacharias. Penn State University Press, April 2022. Reading Mennonite Writing: A Study in Minor Transnationalism is Robert Zacharias’s third book on Mennonite literature, after Rewriting the Break … Continue reading Plowing the Field: Review of Robert Zacharias, Reading Mennonite Writing

Soft Skills and Skeletal Remains: Review of Jordan S. Carroll’s Reading the Obscene

Soft Skills and Skeletal Remains: Review of Jordan S. Carroll, Reading the Obscene Robert Kiely Under Review:Reading the Obscene: Transgressive Editors and the Class Politics of Us Literature. Jordan S. Carroll. Stanford University Press, 2021. Jordan S. Carroll’s Reading the Obscene completely debunks the notion that transgression is “inherently sublime and subversive.” What is new … Continue reading Soft Skills and Skeletal Remains: Review of Jordan S. Carroll’s Reading the Obscene

Restoring the Future: Review of Wild by Design by Laura J. Martin

Restoring the Future: Review of Wild by Design by Laura J. Martin Celeste Pepitone-Nahas Under Review:Wild by Design: The Rise of Ecological Restoration. Laura J. Martin. Harvard University Press, May 17, 2022. A recent study warned there could be as many as 15,000 new viruses in the next 50 years, and that climate change is … Continue reading Restoring the Future: Review of Wild by Design by Laura J. Martin

Beyond Possibility: Review of Taylor Driggers’ Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature

Beyond Possibility: Review of Taylor Driggers’ Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: Fantastic Incarnations and the Deconstruction of Theology Ryn Silverstein Under Review:Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature: Fantastic Incarnations and the Deconstruction of Theology. Taylor Driggers. Bloomsbury Academic, February 2022. The last week of February 2022 brought with it a crushing blow against trans people in … Continue reading Beyond Possibility: Review of Taylor Driggers’ Queering Faith in Fantasy Literature

States of Consciousness: A Review of Ideal Minds by Michael Trask

States of Consciousness: review of Ideal Minds: Raising Consciousness in the Antisocial  Seventies by Michael Trask Garrett Bridger Gilmore Under Review:Ideal Minds: Raising Consciousness in the Antisocial Seventies. Michael Trask. Cornell University Press, 2020. The opening paragraph of Michael Trask’s Ideal Minds promises the “large revisionist argument” that “the late twentieth century ushered in not … Continue reading States of Consciousness: A Review of Ideal Minds by Michael Trask