Forthcoming from Ekpyrosis Press:
The Political Theory of Sayyid Qutb: A Genealogy of Discourse, Mohamed Soffar
No studies rightfully earned what the prominent scholar Alexander Knysh called “Police Report Scholarship” more than those studies on Sayyid Qutb, in the West and the Arab world alike. This current study, in contrast, seeks to uncover how disciplinary and coercive mechanisms of the post-colonial Arab state were played out for centuries, and as such created Qutb’s state-bound political subjectivity. However, imprisoned, hospitalized, tortured as he was, Qutb took refuge in the only leeway for action open to him, i.e., the discursive sphere. He literally broke its codes, shifted its focus, reordered its formation, and finally reached out fo the Qur’anic text, the sub-archaeological level, in order to create a counter-subjectivity. This book will be published in 2021.
Islam and Post-Modernism: Iqbal as a Turning Point, by Amjad Hussein
Islam and Post-Modernism: Iqbal as a Turning Point, is a critique of contemporary Muslim responses, especially Ziauddin Sardar, Akbar S. Ahmed, and Tariq Ramadan, to the relative proximity between Islam and Post-Modernism. The book highlights how they have missed the deeper laying philosophical camaraderie between Islam and Post-Modernism. It deconstructs their respective responses, while at the same time it makes a case for reading Allama Muhammad Iqbal as the turning point in Muslim scholarship’s responses to Post-Modernism. This book will be published in 2021.
Still a Threat: On the Dark Charisma of Donald Trump, Dustin J. Byrd
Rooted in the works of Max Weber, the Frankfurt School, and contemporary psychoanalysis, this forthcoming volume is a psychoanalytical-political theory approach to understanding the authoritarian populism of Donald Trump and the spellbinding hold he has over his devotees. This book will be published by Ekpyrosis Press in 2022.
The Frankfurt School and Political Theology: Determinate Negation, Rudolf J. Siebert
This forthcoming volume is a collection essays by the critical theorist and theologian Rudolf J. Siebert, concerning the Frankfurt School and their determinate negation of political theology. The essays in this volume span from the 1970s to the 2000s, and will be published in 2023.