Diaphanes

Diaphanes has been active as a publisher since 2001, with its headquarters in Zurich and a project space in Berlin. Editorial care and sophisticated design are the main coordinates of a multilingual book production oriented to enduring relevance in the interconnection of discourse and fiction, art and the humanities, literature and philosophy. As open to the new as to the forgotten, Diaphanes wishes to offer a lively place of publication outside the dominant mainstream, and to give productive resonance to a wide variety of forms of knowledge and expression. With a classical print production and an innovative online palette, Diaphanes addresses an open and critical reading public, for whom books remain an indispensable tool of intellectual interchange. An available backlist of over 500 titles in German, English, and French, together with an annual program of around 50 new publications in worldwide distribution, make Diaphanes one of the most prominent independent publishers.

Diaphanes is also, since 2017, the name of a quarterly English-, German-, multi-language magazine with a focus on contemporary art, critical discourse, and multilingual fiction.
 
Zurich / Berlin
 
122 titles
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Reiner Schürmann - Lecture - Vol. 12 – Luther – The Origin of Modern Self-Consciousness
2020
English edition
forthcoming
First of 29 volumes of Reiner Schürmann's so far unpublished lecture notes on the history of western thought, this publication traces the rise of self-consciousness in its modern form and function, with Luther as the central figure of Schürmann's study.
Connect and Divide - The Practice Turn in Media Studies
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The publication studies four aspects of the practice turn in media studies: Media history from a praxeological perspective, the practice turn in religion and media studies, the connecting and dividing lines of media theories concerning gender and post-colonial agencies, and a historical and theoretical examination of the current relationship of media theory and practice theory.
Dialogical Imaginations - Aisthesis as Social Perception and New Ideas of Humanism
2020
English edition
forthcoming
A transdisciplinary reevaluation of the dialogical character of humanism.
Alexander García Düttmann - What is Contemporary Art?
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The heart of the political-aesthetic debate.
Elena Vogman - La danse des valeurs - Sergueï Eisenstein et le Capital de Marx
2020
French edition
forthcoming
Researcher Elena Vogman examines the unpublished archival material relating to the film adaptation of Karl Marx's Capital by Sergei Eisenstein. The analysis of these materials reveals the clear and ambitious idea that animated the Soviet filmmaker for this aborted project: to build a visual theorization of value.
Critique and the Digital
2020
English edition
forthcoming
Perspectives on the alteration of the conditions of critique and critical practices within the digital world.
David Graeber - Anarchy – In a Manner of Speaking - Conversations with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2020
English edition
forthcoming
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
David Graeber - L\'Anarchie – pour ainsi dire - Conversations avec Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky et Assia Turquier-Zauberman
2020
French edition
forthcoming
David Graeber's interviews (with Mehdi Belhaj Kacem, Nika Dubrovsky, and Assia Turquier-Zauberman) redefine the contours of what an anarchist morality could be today.
Valentin Husson - L\'Écologique de l’Histoire
2020
French edition
forthcoming
Reiner Schürmann - Lire Marx
2020
French edition
forthcoming
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
Reiner Schürmann - Reading Marx - On Transcendental Materialism
2020
English edition
forthcoming
Schürmann's lecture on Marx emphasizes the philosophical axis of the German theoretician's work and reads it as a transcendental materialism.
Antonin Artaud - Radio Works - 1946-48
2020
English edition
forthcoming
The translated transcripts of two radio broadcasts by Artaud: To have done with the judgement of god (1947-48) and Madness and Black Magic (1946). Correspondences from that period are also included.
Minor cosmopolitan - Thinking art, politics, and the universe together otherwise
2020
English edition
Rethinking cosmopolitanism without its exploitative grip through alternative traditions and practices of the cosmopolitan from across the globe.
Exotic Switzerland? - Looking Outward in the Age of Enlightenment
2020
English edition
A collection of contributions from art history, history, literature, gender studies and ethnology to rethink the Enlightenment in Switzerland.
Une Suisse exotique ? - Regarder l’ailleurs en Suisse au siècle des Lumières
2020
French edition
A collection of contributions from art history, history, literature, gender studies and ethnology to rethink the Enlightenment in Switzerland.
Antonin Artaud - Artaud the Mômo
2020
bilingual edition (English / French)
English translation of Artaud le Mômo, edited in the spatial format Artaud intended, for the first time since its original edition in 1947. Includes eight original drawings by the French poet.
What\'s Legit? - Critiques of Law and Strategies of Rights
2020
English edition
Heterogeneous approaches to legal criticism.
Critique - The Stakes of Form
2020
English edition
An ensemble of essays on the multifarious forms of the critique, showing how these forms are determined by their study object, and how it translates into critical stances.
Stephen Barber - The Projectionists - Eadweard Muybridge and the Future Projections of the Moving Image
2020
English edition
This publication explores the pioneering role of 19th century photographer Eadweard Muybridge in the development of moving-image projection. The study also maps the exceptional influence of his experiments on contemporary world's visual form.
Christian Hänggi - Pynchon\'s Sound of Music
2020
English edition
This monographic study catalogs, explores, and interprets the manifold manifestations of music in Thomas Pynchon's novels.
Reiner Schürmann - Neo-Aristotelianism and the Medieval Renaissance - On Aquinas, Ockham, and Eckhart
2020
English edition
In this course, Reiner Schürmann develops the idea of a distinctive Medieval Renaissance, connected with the rediscovery of Aristotle. His analysis is drawn from readings of St. Thomas Aquinas, William of Ockham and Meister Eckhart's works.
Reiner Schürmann - The Philosophy of Nietzsche
2020
English edition
This volume of Reiner Schürmann's lectures unpacks Nietzsche's ambivalence towards Kant, in particular positioning Nietzsche's claim to have brought an end to German idealism against the backdrop of the Kantian transcendental-critical tradition.
 Claire Fontaine - La grève humaine - Et l\'art de créer la liberté
2020
French edition
An anthology of Claire Fontaine's texts.
Mehdi Belhaj Kacem - Système du pléonectique
2020
French edition
The pleonectic comes from a neologism that means: have-more. The challenge of this major book by Mehdi Belhaj Kacem is to identify the ontological principle from which to question the afflictions in which our world is struggling.
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