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

Brian Collins, The Head Beneath the Altar: Hindu Mythology and the Critique of Sacrifice

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, When These Things Begin: Conversations with Michel Treguer

René Girard, Anorexia and Mimetic Desire

René Girard, Sacrifice

Nidesh Lawtoo, Conrad’s Shadow: Catastrophe, Mimesis, Theory

W. J. MacCormack, Enigmas of Sacrifice: A Critique of Joseph M. Plunkett and the Dublin Insurrection of 1916

Jean-Michel Oughourlian, Psychopolitics: Conversations with Trevor Cribben Merrill

Stefano Tomelleri, Ressentiment: Reflections on Mimetic Desire and Society