Adjunct Assistant Professor
Stephen Tumino is the author of Cultural Theory after the Contemporary (Palgrave Macmillan), Thinking Blue/Writing Red: Marxism and the (Post)Human (Open Book Publishers), and co-author of Human All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities after Humanism (Lexington), and many essays in such distinguished journals as Rethinking Marxism, Textual Practice, Nature, Society & Thought and Nineteenth Century Prose. His public writings have appeared in such outlets as New Politics, Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, and Cosmonaut Magazine. Some of his essays have been translated into Spanish, Turkish and Persian. He has delivered many scholarly papers in such international scholarly conferences as the Modern Language Association Annual Convention, The Society for Literature and Science Annual Meeting, the Rethinking Marxism International Conference, and the annual Marxist Literary Group conference. At the present time, he teaches Humanities and Media Studies at Pratt Institute and is currently working on a book on weird realism and fantastic literature for Palgrave-Macmillan (Weird/Dark/Gothic: Capitalism and the Literary Fantastic), and is editing a collection of essays on the pandemic to be published by Routledge (Marxism and Pandemic: The Materialist Anatomy of a Social Crisis).
Ph.D., 2008, English, University of Pittsburgh
M.A., 1997, Humanities, State University of New York at Buffalo
B.A., 1994, English Textual Studies, Syracuse University
B.F.A., 1994, Fine Arts, Syracuse University
Publications and Projects
Cultural Theory after the Contemporary (Palgrave Macmillan 2011).
Human, All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities after Humanism (Co-author/Editor, Lexington Books 2016).
Thinking Blue/Writing Red: Marxism and the (Post)Human (forthcoming, Open Book Publishers 2023).
Weird/Dark/Gothic: Capitalism and the Literary Fantastic (forthcoming, Palgrave Macmillan 2023).
Marxism and Pandemic: The Materialist Anatomy of a Social Crisis (Editor, forthcoming, Routlege 2023).
Human, All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities after Humanism. Eds. Jennifer Cotter; Kimberly DeFazio; Robert Faivre; Amrohini Sahay; Julie P. Torrant; Stephen Tumino and Robert Wilkie (Lexington Books 2016).
Nature, Society, and Thought. Special Issue on Cultural Studies. Eds. Jennifer Cotter; Kimberly DeFazio; Robert Faivre; Amrohini Sahay; Julie P. Torrant; Stephen Tumino and Robert Wilkie (Volume 17, No. 2, 2004).
“The Radical Banality of Cryptopedgogy” (forthcoming, The Folds in The Chair: The Humanities as Friend of Capitalism).
“Labor”. The Bloomsbury Handbook to Literary and Cultural Theory (Bloomsbury 2018).
“Speaking of Communism: Marx’s Speeches on the Paris Commune”. Nineteenth-Century Prose. Special Issue. Talking Revolution: Marx’s Speeches. Volume 45, No. 2 (Fall 2018). pp. 231-282.
“‘Theory Too Becomes a Material Force’: Militant Materialism or Messianic Matterism?”. Human, All Too (Post)Human: The Humanities after Humanism. Lexington Books (2016). pp. 77-94.
“Barneyworld: The Cultural Imaginary of the Global Factory.” Textual Practice. Volume 26, Issue 3 (May 2012). pp. 489-518.
“The Affective Turn in Pedagogy.” Rethinking Marxism. Volume 23, No. 4 (October 2011). pp. 548-56.
“Stylizing Global Protest: Latin America and the Media.” Nature, Society, and Thought. Volume 17, No. 2 (2004). pp.181-201.
“The ‘Radical’ in ‘Radical Teaching’: Pedagogy Now.” Textual Practice. Volume 15, Issue 3 (2001). pp. 419-29.
“Halloween: Then and Now, and… Forever?” Cosmonaut Magazine (19 October 2022).
“The War against the Virus is a Class War.” Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. http://myy.cssn.cn/english/events_opinion/202006/t20200603_5138672.shtml. June 3, 2020.
“Trump Speak and its Discontents.” New Politics, newpol.org, July 28 (2020).
“re: The Day Beyoncé Turned Black.” The Inquirer. Volume 23 (Fall 2016). pp. 68-70.
“Is Occupy Wall Street Communist?” #Occupy Thought. The New Everyday: A Media Commons Project, Web. 22 Feb. 2012.
“Why Donald Trump will never admit defeat” by Judith Butler. Marx & Philosophy Review of Books, February 23 (2021).
The Task of Cultural Critique by Teresa L. Ebert. Rethinking Marxism, Volume 25, Issue 1 (2013). pp. 134-140.
Class Issues: Pedagogy, Cultural Studies, and the Public Sphere. Ed. Amitava Kumar. Textual Practice, Volume 13, Issue 1 (Spring 1999). pp. 171-84.
“Fighting the virus is a class war.” Trans. Narges Imani. www.rahekargar.net. May 19, 2020.
“What is Orthodox Marxism and why it matters now more than ever before?” Lenin’s Realpolitik and Reply to Post-Marxism. Trans. Massoud Omidi. Inflorescence Press. 2018.
“What is Orthodox Marxism and why is it more important now than ever?” Trans. Massoud Omidi. Mehregan 14, mehreganmag.com. Nov. 20, 2016.
“Ortodoks Marksizm Nedir ve Bugün Niçin Daha Önce Hiç Olmadığı Kadar Önemlidir?” Praksis (Turkey, Vol. 13, 2005). pp. 275-95.
“Is the occupation of Wall Street communism?” Ed. Abbas Fard. Trans. Omidi. refaghat.org.