Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens

The University of Minnesota Press has collaborated with International Arts & Artists to distribute Wendy A. Grossman’s Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens, which features more than 70 photographs by the American artist and uncovers a virtually unknown chapter in his inventive activities. An exhibit at The Phillips Collection in Washington, DC, is … More Man Ray, African Art, and the Modernist Lens

Author Q&A: On Gilles Deleuze, philosophical tools, and "Political Affect"

John Protevi, a professor of French studies at Louisiana State University, is author of Political Affect: Connecting the Social and the Somatic, which is the 7th installment in the University of Minnesota Press’s Posthumanities series. In this book, Protevi applies his concept of political affect to show how unconscious emotional valuing shaped three events: the … More Author Q&A: On Gilles Deleuze, philosophical tools, and "Political Affect"

On the rise of the "birthers" and Tea Party movements

Dartmouth College has collaborated with Donald E. Pease, author of The New American Exceptionalism, on this video about the book and its notion of “state fantasy.” He describes how recent events such as the “birthers” and Tea Party movements are “designed to take the basic elements of George W. Bush’s war on terror and redescribe … More On the rise of the "birthers" and Tea Party movements