In his new book, Empires of the Senses, published by Oxford University Press, Rotter offers a study of the ways that English-speaking powers — the British in India, the Americans in the Philippines — experienced the landscapes they had conquered, and how those experiences colored their beliefs about them.
In a paper published in the latest edition of Studies in Comics, Assistant Professor Paul Humphrey traces the ways that American comics have depicted characters from Afro-Caribbean identities and religions.
Before I began work on Family of Origin, I had started to write a kind of dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel out of a state of despair. Then, I decided to interrogate my own thoughts about pessimism instead.
Central to the perfectionist outlook is the view that the process of individuation is one whereby “the self is always attained, as well as to be attained;” the self is always beside itself, yet in such a way that “each state of the self is, so to speak, final.”