Anarchist Studies Network

A PSA Specialist Group for the Study of Anarchism.

Announcements

ASN members secure £250k research grant from the ESRC. See here

Rowman & Littlefield Int publish two book series by ASN members Saul Newman and Ruth Kinna

Jesse Cohn is the author of Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics (Susquehanna University Press, 2006). Along the way, he has had to learn to translate from a variety of languages, since some of the most important work in 19th- and 20th-century anarchism has never been translated from its mother tongue. He is working on translations of contemporary French anarchist theorists such as Daniel Colson and Edouardo Colombo.

Cohn teaches interpretive methods, popular culture, fiction, poetry, and literary theory in the Department of English and Modern Languages at Purdue University North Central (soon to be Purdue University Northwest).

You can find some of his writings at the links below: Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848-2011 (AK Press, 2015) https://www.akpress.org/underground-passages.html Anarchism and the Crisis of Representation: Hermeneutics, Aesthetics, Politics (Susquehanna University Press, 2006) https://www.academia.edu/233029/Anarchism_and_the_Crisis_of_Representation_Hermeneutics_Aesthetics_Politics 'What Is Anarchist Literary Theory?' https://www.academia.edu/235148/What_Is_Anarchist_Literary_Theory 'What is Anarchist Cultural Studies? Precursors, Problems, and Prospects' https://www.academia.edu/233509/What_is_Anarchist_Cultural_Studies_Precursors_Problems_and_Prospects

Miscellaneous papers https://pnc.academia.edu/JesseCohn/Papers

Miscellaneous translations https://pnc.academia.edu/JesseCohn/Translations 'Surrealists & Anarchists, Affinities & Resistances: A Response to Gifford' https://www.academia.edu/5159378/Surrealists_and_Anarchists_Affinities_and_Resistances_A_Response 'Anarchism, Representation, and Culture' http://www.infoshop.org/pdfs/AnarchismRepresentationCulture_Cohn.pdf 'What Is Postanarchism Post?' http://pmc.iath.virginia.edu/issue.902/13.1cohn.html 'Essentialism' (entry for the Women and Society Encyclopedic Dictionary, now defunct) https://web.archive.org/web/20040223041453/http://www.womenandsociety.buffalo.edu/dictionary/essentialism.htm (with Shawn Wilbur) 'What's Wrong With Postanarchism?' https://web.archive.org/web/20051027001145/http://www.anarchist-studies.org/article/articleprint/26/-1/1/ 'Believing in the Disease: Virologies and Memetics as Models of Power Relations in Contemporary Science Fiction' https://web.archive.org/web/20020615111828/http://culturemachine.tees.ac.uk/Cmach/Backissues/j003/Articles/Jessecoh.htm