Some Relevant Publications:
Selected Articles in Books and Journals:
‘The Transgressive Turn: American Writing of the late 1980s and early 1990s’, Borderlines: Studies in American Culture, 2. 4 (1995) pp. 331-350.
‘The Many Deaths of Emily Dickinson’, The Emily Dickinson Journal, VI.1 (1997) pp. 25-43.
*Top ten and often most-frequently down-loaded article on ED in 2010-12. Most frequently down-loaded in 2014 (Project MUSE).
*Recommended by Literary History and Perspectives in American Literature (PAL) on-line research resources.
‘The Incest Theme in American Writing: Two Hundred Years in the Life of a Literary Motif’, Borderlines: Studies in American Culture, 4. 4 (1997) pp. 358-380.
‘Ritual, Sacrifice & Identity in Recent Political Drama’, Journal of Dramatic Theory & Criticism, XV.1 (2000) pp. 21-42.
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‘When Space is Time: The Rhetoric of Eternity: Hierarchy & Narrative in Late-medieval and Renaissance Art’, in Gerhard Jaritz & Gerson Moreno-Riano (eds.), Time and Eternity: The Medieval Discourse, selected papers from the International Medieval Congress, Leeds 2000 (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2003) pp. 403-426.
‘Ritual & Identity in Twentieth Century American Drama’, Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, XIX.2 (2005) pp. 43-70.
‘Light & Time: Vision, Image, Other’, in Jacopo Benci,
Lontana et luminoso
‘Black and White Photography in China: Time as Aesthetic Genre’ / 黑白摄影在中国：时间的修辞艺术作为一种文艺流派的定义, Pixel: Journal of Photography, 5 (2010).
‘Moments of Ritual Displacement, Strategies of Being Lost’/
‘具有仪式感的替代时刻：“迷失”的策略’ in GB: MEP, Paris Exhibition Catalogue. Languages: Chinese & English/英文，中文. Translation：欧阳宜文。(中国民族摄影艺术出版社，2016/ China Nationality Art Photography Publishing House, 2016).
‘Moments of Ritual Displacement, Strategies of Being Lost’/ ‘Instants de déplacement rituel : stratégies de l’être-perdu’ in GB: MEP Paris Exhibition Catalogue (Maison European de la Photographie: Contrasto, Artron, 2016).
Mimesis: Architecture, the Beautiful & Sublime (Hypsosis Press, 2008).
The Industrial Aesthetic: 798 & D-Park (Hypsosis Press, 2009) with photographs by Yu Fengge. Limited Edition.
A Rhetoric of Time in the Arts: Entropy, Eternity & Utopia in Visual Culture (Lambert Academic Press, 2011).
Mimesis/Anti-Mimesis (GRIN Verlag, 2013). 2nd Ed.
William Faulkner: An Aesthetics of Transgression (Amazon, 2014).
On Being Human: Twelve Meditations with an Afterword on ‘Boredom’ (GRIN Verlag, 2014).
The Industrial Aesthetic: 798 & D-Park (Amazon, 2014). Photography: Yu Fengge. Bilingual; Chinese Translation by Yang Hang.
A Theory of Black and White Photography: Black and White Photography in China (China Nationality Art Photography Publishing House, 2016). Languages: Chinese & English/中英. Fully Illustrated.
(Visiting)The Places of the Dead: A Philosophy of Travel, (Amazon, 2017).
Language and Logic; Temporality, Metaset, Recursion, (Amazon, 2017).
Mimesis/Anti-Mimesis, 3rd.Ed. (Amazon, 2018).
On Being Human: Twelve Meditations with an Afterword on ‘Boredom’, 2nd.Ed. (Amazon, 2018).
Chinese Gardens: Poetics, Aesthetics and the Four Seasons /中国园林：诗意/审美与四季 (China Nationality Culture Publishing House, 2019/中国民族文化出版社，2019). Chinese /中/英). Photography: Hong Lei/ 摄影:洪磊. *Winner of two prizes: ‘Most Beautiful Book in China’; & ‘This Year’s Top Ten Books’, China Photography Magazine.
A Theory of Black and White Photography: Black and White Photography in China (China Nationality Culture Publishing House, Second Edition, 2020). Languages: Chinese & English/中英. Fully Illustrated.
The Double Economy: and Other Essays on Diremption (Hypsosis, Amazon, 2021).
Subtitle: ‘Disjunctive Reciprocity (Knowledge at its Limits). Diremptive Isomorphisms: Contraries and Parallelisms in the Sciences, Thought, Art and Culture. On describing and representing the world in a non-unified field or divided manifold’.
Film: ‘Chongqing: The Disappeared City’/重庆：消失的城市 （2020）
Photography by 蔡蔡/Sophie Cai. Full length film (in three parts) now available in English and Chinese on the Bilibili Web Portal. Rough-cut also released, episode by episode, weekly, over 6 months: comprising 3 trailers and 23 episodes… . To see all versions (as well as other video works by Sophie and Peter) go to:
https://space.bilibili.com/514299554 : also on Vimeo & Instagram (on Peter’s account).
Selected Others (Reviews, Exhibition Texts):
Review, Jacqueline Rose, The Haunting of Sylvia Plath, in Over Here: Reviews in American Studies, 12.1 (1992).
‘Reality & its Shadow’ (video by Jacopo Benci), programme/press release, F-EST Europe Video Art Festival, London (2003).
‘writ in water’, in writ in water: Ode to Mutability , Silvia Stucky (Keats-Shelley
‘Lost Dreams’/失梦园 Preface to Lost Childhood, Images by Yu Fengge (Beijing, 2008).
Space in the Fullness of Time’ Preface to Passing Time, Images by Yu Fengge (
Ghost in the Machine’ Photographs by Li Yaning.
Text: Silent Spaces exhibition, Jing Guang Gallery,
White and Blue’, Preface to Happy
City, Images by Yu Fengge (
and Pools/The Space Above Water’/在水一方. Curator and featured text,
Peter Nesteruk. Photography: Yu Fengge.
Translation: Yang Hang. Calligraphy: Li Yaning. Zha Zha Gallery,
Copyright 2009, 2016, Peter Nesteruk