In this video, Dr. Sachin Namdeo Gadekar has a conversation about his new book, “Between Cultural Memory and Post-Colonialism: A Study of African and South Asian Novels,” with Ekpyrosis Press’ Founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dustin J. Byrd, Ph.D. Copies of the book can be found on Amazon.
On July 6th, 2022, Dr. Anthony Squiers discussed his new book, The Glorious Departure of Thomas Jefferson and John Adams: Eulogies and Remembrances from America’s Great Orators, published by Ekpyrosis Press. This event took place at the Dowagiac Area History Museum, in Dowagiac, Michigan. Dr. Squiers presentation was followed up by a meet-and-greet with the author, who signed copies of his book. Copies of the book are available on Amazon.
In this video, Ekpyrosis Press’ founder and Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Dustin J. Byrd, sits downs with Rudolf J. Siebert to discuss his latest book, “Hegel and the Critical Theory of Religion.” This book contains essays from the 1970s to 2021, exploring the influence of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel’s influence on Marxism, theology, the Frankfurt School, and the Critical Theory of Religion.
On January 23, 2022, Ekpyrosis Press sponsored the global roundtable, “Weltschmerz: A Discourse on a Global Condition.” As discussed by the participants, the concept of “Weltschmerz,” or “world pain,” plagues much of the modern world. It is an existential fatigue that causes many to question the purpose of living. Why, we ask, has modernity created so much pain in the world? Why does it invade our lifeworld? Why can we no longer be happy? The participants included Dr. Dustin J. Byrd, Dr. Seyed Javad Miri, Dr. Toraj Gilbert Moradi, Dr. Mehdi Shariati, and Dr. Rudolf J. Siebert. The event was co-sponsored by the Institute for Critical Social Theory.
On November 28, 2021, Ekpyrosis Press sponsored a roundtable of scholars commemorating the 1975 death of the Iranian social theorist and revolutionary, Dr. Ali Shariati. Steeped within Iranian and Shi’i Islamic history, the scholars delved into the meaning of Shariati’s work, his relevance to today’s society, as well as his place within the pantheon of revolutionary theorists.
Participants included: Sayed Hassan Akhlaq (USA), Dustin J. Byrd (USA), Michael Naughton (UK), Seyed Javad Miri (Iran), Mehdi Shariati (USA), and Esmaeil Mehdi Zeiny (Malaysia)
In 2020, Ekpyrosis Press published Seyed Javad Miri’s book, Ali Shariati: Expanding the Sociological Canon.