Publications

Bernard Lightman, Rethinking History, Science, and Religion: An Exploration of Conflict and the Complexity Principle. The historical interface between science and religion was depicted as an unbridgeable conflict in the last quarter of the nineteenth century.

Chrostowska, Sylwia. Feux croisés: Propos sur l’histoire de la survie. Preface by Alexander Kluge. Translated by Joël Gayraud. Paris: Belles Lettres-Klincksieck, 2018. Critique de la Politique. 492 pp.

Chrostowska, S.D. MATCHES: A Light Book. Preface by Alexander Kluge. 2nd expanded edition. Goleta, CA: punctum, 2019. 561 pp.

Bernard Lightman, The Metaphysical Society (1869-1880): Intellectual Life in Mid-Victorian England (Oxford UP, 2019) was co-edited with Richard England and Catherine Marshall.  The contributors to the collection aim to shed light on many of the colorful figures that joined the Society...

Bernard Lightman and Bennett Zon, Victorian Culture and the Origin of Disciplines (Routledge, 2019) was co-edited with the historian of music Bennett Zon. The volume asks how Victorians defined a discipline and is structured around sections on professionalization...

Brayton Polka, Understanding Death as Life’s Paradox. This book focuses on death as life’s paradox in order to test, to put on trial, what it means for us human beings to exist.

Scott McLaren, Pulpit, Press, and Politics: Methodists and the Market for Books in Upper Canada. When American Methodist preachers first arrived in Upper Canada in the 1790s, they brought with them more than a contagious religious faith.

Joan Steigerwald, Experimenting at the Boundaries of Life: Organic Vitality in Germany around 1800A provocative counter history to vitalist and organicist theories and the absolute idealism of Schelling and Novalis ...

Andrea Katherine Medovarski, Settling Down and Settling Up: The Second Generation in Black Canadian and Black British Women’s Writing. Comparing second generation children of immigrants in black Canadian and black British women’s writing...

Elicia Clements, Virginia Woolf: Music, Sound, Language. Arguing that sound is integral to Virginia Woolf's understanding of literature, Elicia Clements highlights how the sonorous enables Woolf to examine issues of meaning in language and art...

Jody Berland, Virtual Menageries: Animals as Mediators in Network Cultures. From cat videos to corporate logos, digital screens and spaces are crowded with animal bodies. Examines the role of animals in the spread of global communications.

Cecchetto, David, ed. Something Other than Lifedeath—Catalyst: S.D. Chrostowska. Victoria/Seattle: Noxious Sector Press, 2018. 132 pp. With contributions by Louis Bury, Anita Chari, Ted Hiebert, Anneleen Masschelein, Gerhard Richter, and Patrick Seniuk.