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Sarah Wells

Media Laboratories. Late Modernist Authorship in South America

Media Laboratories explores a pivotal time for South American literature of the 1930s and ’40s. Cinema, radio, and the typewriter, once seen as promising catalysts for new kinds of writing, began to be challenged by authors, workers, and the public.

Jim Leary

Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946

Jim Leary’s Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937–1946, a multimedia set containing 5 music CDs and 1 documentary DVD has garnered a Grammy nomination in the category of Best Album Notes by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences!

Sarah Wells

Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema

My co-edited volume (with Jennifer Feeley), Simultaneous Worlds: Global Science Fiction Cinema was published by University of Minnesota Press in 2015.

Frederic Neyrat

Homo Labyrinthus

What is humanism? It is a conception of the human being as an exceptional entity, without definition and without nature – ultimately without a world. Homo Labyrinthus goes through the history of philosophy and draws on contemporary paleoanthropology data to rethink the human being.