New C21 Book: After Extinction

Coming Soon!

After Extinction book coverWe are proud to announce that our latest book with the University of Minnesota Press, After Extinction, has a publication date set for March 2018. The book originates from our 2015 conference of the same name.

Including both prominent and unusual voices in current debates around the Anthropocene, this volume asks authors from diverse backgrounds to address the question, What comes after extinction? The book looks at the future of humans and nonhumans, exploring how the scale of risk posed by extinction has changed in light of the accelerated networks of the twenty-first century. Considering extinction as not just a biological event, but also as a cultural, artistic, and media event, the collection examines extinction in relation to a variety of topics, including disability, human exceptionalism, science-fiction understandings of time and posthistory, photography, the contemporary ecological crisis, the California Condor, systemic racism, Native American traditions, and capitalism.

From discussions of the anticipated sixth extinction to the status of writing, theory, and philosophy after extinction, the contributions of this volume are insightful and innovative, timely and thought provoking.

Edited and introduced by C21 director Richard Grusin, the volume includes essays by Daryl Baldwin (Miami U.), Margaret Noodin (UWM), and Bernard Perley (UWM) ; Claire Colebrook, (Penn State); William E. Connolly (Johns Hopkins); Ashley Dawson (CUNY Graduate Center); Joseph Masco (Chicago); Nicholas Mirzoeff (NYU); Jussi Parikka (U of Southampton); Cary Wolfe (Rice); and Joanna Zylinska (Goldsmiths, U of London).

Bonus! The University of Minnesota Press is having a 30% off sale on select Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Theory, Literary Criticism, Art and Design, Film and Media books, including After Extinction, through April 15, 2018. When you order through Minnesota’s website, be sure to enter code MN82350 during checkout.