Books Available for Review
This list will be updated periodically as new books become available and are assigned for review in the Bulletin. Potential reviewers are also welcome to suggest books they think would be of interest to COV&R members.
Reviews should be 750-2000 words, though exceptions are possible for books that are especially important and for collections of essays by multiple authors. The opening of the review should give an overview of the book and of the reviewer’s assessment, followed by background and/or more detailed analysis.
If you would like to review a book or provide a book for review, please contact the book review editor, Matthew Packer.
Pierpaolo Antonello and Paul Gifford, eds., How We Became Human: Mimetic Theory and the Science of Evolutionary Origins
Pierpaolo Antonello and Heather Webb, eds., Mimesis, Desire, and the Novel: Rene Girard and Literary Criticism
João Cezar de Castro Rocha, Machado de Assis: Toward a Poetics of Emulation
Jean-Pierre Dupuy, A Short Treatise on the Metaphysics of Tsunamis
Roberto Farneti, Mimetic Politics: Dyadic Patterns in Global Politics
René Girard, Resurrection from the Underground: Feodor Dostoevsky
René Girard, Anorexia and Mimetic Desire
René Girard, Sacrifice
Nidesh Lawtoo, Conrad’s Shadow: Catastrophe, Mimesis, Theory
Jean-Michel Oughourlian, Psychopolitics: Conversations with Trevor Cribben Merrill
Stefano Tomelleri, Ressentiment: Reflections on Mimetic Desire and Society