ICI Berlin Press

ICI Berlin Press is a non-profit publisher venturing beyond the confines of traditional publishing to promote new knowledges, diverse voices, and radical lines of questioning. [read more]

ICI Berlin Press is an independent, non-profit publisher exploring the possibilities of a hybrid publishing model: OpenAccess electronic books with a print-on-demand option and the international distribution this model affords. Not bound by the protocols of conventional publishing nor the disciplinary boundaries of academic scholarship, it promotes radical lines of questioning, diverse voices, novel approaches.

Founded in 2019, the Press draws inspiration from but does not limit itself to the ongoing research projects of the ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry.

Cultural Inquiry

ICI Berlin Press continues the series ‘Cultural Inquiry’, edited by Manuele Gragnolati and Christoph F. E. Holzhey, begun with Viennese publisher Turia + Kant in 2010 and listing seventeen titles to date (print editions of the first fourteen volumes are still available through Turia + Kant).

The series ‘Cultural Inquiry’ is dedicated to exploring how diverse cultures can be brought into fruitful rather than pernicious confrontation.

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Manuele Gragnolati
Francesca Southerden

Possibilities of Lyric

Opening to passion as an unsettling, transformative force; extending desire to the text, expanding the self, and dissolving its boundaries; imagining pleasures outside the norm and intensifying them; overcoming loss and reaching beyond death; being loyal to oneself and defying productivity, resolution, and cohesion while embracing paradox, non-linearity, incompletion. These are some of the possibilities of lyric that this book explores by reading Petrarch’s vernacular poetry in dialogue with that of other poets, including Guido Cavalcanti, Dante, and Shakespeare. In the Epilogue, the poet Antonella Anedda Angioy engages with Ossip Mandel’štam and Paul Celan’s dialogue with Petrarch and extends it into the present.

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Want to Publish With Us?

ICI Berlin Press welcomes proposals for books. Please read the <Submission Guidelines> and contact the Press with the required materials at publishing@ici-berlin.org.

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