New Critical Humanities | Rowman & Littlefield
New Critical Humanities
In this time of global crises, from the COVID pandemic and climate change to transnational inequalities and persistent racial injustices, the value of the critical humanities and their intervention into public discourse is once again of central concern. This Series publishes books that demonstrate an understanding of critique in action, while also questioning and redefining its inherited methodologies and perspectives. The books in this series contribute to a re-imagination of critique; its powers, its strengths, and its transformative potential. Grounded in the core humanities disciplines (including philosophy, literature, gender and cultural studies), the series challenges and sharpens the question of critique itself, thus situating the critical humanities at the centre of envisioned collective responses to the fundamental demands of the twenty-first century.
The series is linked to the international research network Terra Critica: Interdisciplinary Network for the Critical Humanities, which the editors Birgit M. Kaiser and Kathrin Thiele founded and coordinate since 2012 (, and of which Timothy O’Leary is a member.

To propose titles (sole-authored books or edited collections), please contact one of the Series Editors: Birgit M. Kaiser (, Timothy O'Leary (, or Kathrin Thiele (

Editor(s): Birgit M. Kaiser, Timothy O’Leary and Kathrin Thiele
Advisory Board: Derek Attridge, University of York, UK; Réda Bensmaïa, Brown University, USA; Mercedes Bunz, University of Westminster, UK; Rey Chow, Duke University, USA; Odile Ferly, Clark University, USA; Andrew Goffey, University of Nottingham, UK; Ranjan Ghosh, University of North Bengal, India; Fiona Jenkins, Australian National University, Australia; Vicki Kirby, University of New South Wales, Australia; Leonard Lawlor, Pennsylvania State University, USA; Jacques Lezra, New York University, USA; Takahiro Nakajima, University of Tokyo, Japan; Ato Quayson, University of Toronto, Canada; Melanie Sehgal, Viadrina University, Germany; Jennifer Wagner-Lawlor, Pennsylvania State University, USA; Xudong Zhang, New York University, USA/ Peking University
Staff editorial contact: Judith Lakamper (