Bringing together some of the most prominent scholars of Laruelle, Superpositions: Laruelle and the Humanities explores the intersections of Laruelle’s work with multiple discourses within the humanities, including philosophy, critical theory, political theory, media studies, and religious studies. The book addresses two main questions: In what relation does non-philosophical thought stand with respect to the materials and methods of other disciplines? How can Laruelle’s non-standard philosophy be applied, appropriated and used by other discourses? Superpositions provides a useful introduction to Laruelle’s work for students and scholars, and marks an important intervention into one of the most vigorous and contested areas of contemporary scholarship in the critical humanities.
Julius Greve is a Lecturer and Research Associate at the Institute for English and American Studies, University of Oldenburg. He recently completed his doctoral studies in American literature at the University of Cologne. Greve has published articles on Cormac McCarthy, Mark Z. Danielewski, Fredric Jameson, and Speculative Realism, and he is the co-editor of the essay collection America and the Musical Unconscious (Atropos, 2015). Currently, he is working on a book project on the concept of nature in the novels of McCarthy. Greve’s further research interests encompass the tradition of intermediality in American cultural practices and the history of critical theory.