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FlashPoints

"FlashPoints is a savvy, stylish, and timely intervention at a critical moment in literary and cultural studies. The series, an open invitation to intellectual boundary crossing, straddles the digital and print worlds and will attract unusually broad interest. After many lean years, this is one of the most promising new developments in the humanities."
—Stephen Greenblatt, Cogan University Professor of the Humanities, Harvard University

"FlashPoints is a wonderful initiative. It puts the University of California Press at the forefront of new humanities publishing projects. The free online version will, I am confident, not only make these books more widely available, but also sell more hard copies too. Double publication of this sort is the way of the future for books in the humanities. I applaud the enterprise of the enterprise of the FlashPoints editorial group."
—J. Hillis Miller, Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature, UC Irvine

"It is a pleasure to hear that the University of California Press is re-entering publication in literary studies. The quality of the editorial group assures that first-rate work will be forthcoming. Congratulations."
—Hayden White, Santa Cruz Professor of Comparative Literature and German Studies, Stanford University

"I think this is an excellent solution to the current crisis in humanities publishing. It will also reestablish UC Press's important commitment to scholarship in literature and the humanities."
—Michael Davidson, author of Ghostlier Demarcations: Modern Poetry and the Material Word

"With this series, I believe UC Press can have a genuine and lasting impact on the publishing field not only in the area of literary studies but on academic publishing in general."
—Georges Van Den Abbeele, Dean of the Humanities Division, UC Santa Cruz

"FlashPoints represents a new way to articulate and discuss topics beyond literature, that is, interdisciplinary and transgeneric texts of the hybrid variety which cut across disciplines, fields of study and thematics. Taking advantage of both the digital and printed text would be a major breakthrough in disciplinary studies which, fortunately, does not sacrifice one over the other." 
—Francisco Lomeli, author of U.S. Latino Literatures and Cultures: Transnational Perspectives

Editorial Board

Ali Behdad (Comparative Literature and English, UCLA), Founding Editor
Judith Butler (Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley), Founding Editor
Michelle Clayton (Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese, UCLA)
Edward Dimendberg (Film & Media Studies, UC Irvine), Coordinator
Catherine Gallagher (English, UC Berkeley), Founding Editor
Jody Greene (Literature, UC Santa Cruz)
Susan Gillman (Literature, UC Santa Cruz)
Richard Terdiman (Literature, UC Santa Cruz)

Advisory Board

Emily Apter
Professor, Departments of Comparative Literature & French
New York University

Mieke Bal
Royal Dutch Academy of Arts & Sciences Professor
Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam

Lauren Berlant
George M. Pullman Professor, Department of English
University of Chicago

L. Ross Chambers
Professor Emeritus of French & Comparative Literature, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures
University of Michigan

Yvette Christiansë
Associate Professor of English & Literary Studies
Fordham University

James Clifford
Professor, Department of History of Consciousness
University of California, Santa Cruz

Margaret Cohen
Professor, Departments of French & Italian, Comparative Literature
Stanford University

Michael Davidson
Professor, Department of Literature
University of California, San Diego

Carla Freccero
Professor, Departments of Literature, Feminist Studies, History of Consciousness
Director, UCSC Center for Cultural Studies
University of California, Santa Cruz

Wlad Godzich
Professor, Department of Literature
University of California, Santa Cruz

David Theo Goldberg
Director, University of California Humanities Research Institute
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Irvine

Jody Greene
Associate Professor, Department of Literature
University of California, Santa Cruz

Donna V. Jones
Assistant Professor, Department of English
University of California, Berkeley

George Lipsitz
Professor, Department of Black Studies
University of California, Santa Barbara

Alan Liu
Professor, Department of English
University of California, Santa Barbara

Steven Mailloux
Chancellor's Professor of Rhetoric, Department of English
University of California, Irvine

J. Hillis Miller
Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Irvine

Aamir Mufti
Associate Professor, Department of Comparative Literature
University of California, Los Angeles

Jean-Michel Rabaté
Professor, Department of English
University of Pennsylvania

José David Saldívar
Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
University of California, Berkeley

Shu-mei Shih
Professor, Departments of Asian Languages and Cultures, Comparative Literature, Asian American Studies
University of California, Los Angeles

Julia Simon
Professor & Chair, Department of French & Italian
University of California, Davis

Eric Sundquist
UCLA Foundation Professor of Literature, Department of English
University of California, Los Angeles

Georges Van Den Abbeele
Dean of Humanities
University of California, Santa Cruz

Hayden White
University Professor (emeritus), History of Consciousness
University of California, Santa Cruz

The series solicits books that consider literature beyond strictly national and disciplinary frameworks, distinguished both by their historical grounding and their theoretical and conceptual strength. We seek studies that engage theory without losing touch with history, and work historically without falling into uncritical positivism. FlashPoints will aim for a broad audience within the humanities and the social sciences concerned with moments of cultural emergence and transformation. In a Benjaminian mode, FlashPoints is interested in how literature contributes to forming new constellations of culture and history, and in how such formations function critically and politically in the present.

Each FlashPoints book will be available in an innovative dual format: as a free digital edition, which will allow the work to reach a broader international audience, and as a reasonably-priced paperback.

To submit to the series, please contact: Ed Dimendberg

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The Cultural Return by Susan Hegeman

The Cultural Return

  • by Susan Hegeman (Author)
  • January 2012
  • Paperback $55.00, £43.00|
    eBook $55.00,  £43.00