Imbricate! is a peer-reviewed open access academic press dedicated to the publication of boundary-testing/expectation-thwarting theoretical writing and other creative work that dares to take up the study of affect in ways that might evade readymade disciplinary infoldings and that bring multiple conceptual entanglements into illuminating compositional assemblage. im·bri·cate


1. arrange (scales, sepals, plates, etc.) so that they overlap like roof tiles

"these molds have spherical bodies composed of imbricated triangular plates"


2. to layer together overlapping, to lift up and to nestle under, to shelter and to resist in order to be stronger

“these things are connected and have become differently imbricated, or become more through imbrication”

The principal aim of Imbricate! Press is to create a place in and around affect studies for the generative ‘overlap’ of voices, practices, methods, matters, modes and more. Imbricate! seeks to publish work that gauges how critical/creative practices can bring together discourses, worlds, sensations, sensibilities, and atmospheres that raise questions and perhaps unsettle what counts as ‘fit’ (and ‘unfit’) within and across shifting disciplinary contours.

As a book publisher, like its accomplice Capacious: Journal for Emerging Affect Inquiry, Imbricate! will always foster and promote rambunctious bloom-spaces for those who study affect over the dulling hum of any specific orthodoxy. Imbricate! Press seeks to be a place of publication that lifts up and nestles in amongst those folks (and ideas) that pursue imaginative and expansive configurations of pre-existing patterns of academic exploration. Never simply explicate the explicit and self-evident when you can imbricate the implicit and under-explored.

All Imbricate! releases will be available freely online and as ebooks, and for purchase in print. We are quite interested in books tackling subject areas and presentational formats that are stylistically adventurous and often find conventional publishing models too limiting.

Editorial Team

Gregory J. Seigworth Millersville University (United States)

Mathew Arthur Simon Fraser University (Canada)

Wendy J. Truran University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (United States)