EYECORNER PRESS is an independent publishing house started in 2007 as a collaboration between the universities of Roskilde and Aalborg in Denmark, Oulu in Finland, and Gainesville, Georgia, USA. We publish books focusing on poetics: from critical theory and philosophy to practices of divination, from poetry and drama to visual language and bi-lingual translations.
EYECORNER PRESS focusses on promoting writing with an edge, highlighting the individual voice that brings integrity to intellectual rigor in an uncommon way. For this effort EyeCorner Press has been indexed in 2014 onto the Danish Bibliometrical Research Indicator Authority list.
EYECORNER PRESS also has two separate imprints:
- EYECORNER PRESS DIVINATION publishes books whose focus is on folklore, myth, spiritual and occult practices.
- EYECORNER PRESS 100 refers to books of 100 pages. 100 features the idea of encounters; encounters between authors, writers doing art, artists writing, diviners doing mathematics, or mathematicians and logicians creating art. For this series we even picked a font made by the mathematician Dan Sayers, whose work with Avería is based on having more than 700 fonts encounter one another in a game of ‘generative typography’, of averaging or interpolating nature.
EYECORNER PRESS gives priority overall to works that engage with a creative style and irreverent approaches to literature, culture, philosophy, religion, and visual art.
- We currently commission authors who possess the clarity of a Zen master, or can infuse their formulaic academic standards with the beauty of the obvious.
THE GENRES represented are the following:
- Academic interdisciplinary writing
- Literary criticism
- Creative writing criticism
- Aphorisms, fragments, and other borderline manifestations
- Divination and the occult
OUR PHILOSOPHY: CREATIVITY IS CLARITY
All manuscripts honor Raymond Federman’s precepts for the writing of critifiction, the conflation of criticism with fiction.
“The term critifiction is used because the discourse that follows is critical as well as fictitious; imagination is used in the sense that it is essential in the formulation of a discourse; plagiarism [read play-giarism] because the writing of a discourse always implies bringing together pieces of other discourses; an unfinished endless discourse because what is presented here is open at both ends, and as such more could be added endlessly.”
– RAYMOND FEDERMAN, Critifiction, 1993: 49
ALL MANUSCRIPTS undergo peer review. Written peer-reviews/reports are carried out by external members of our editorial panel prior to publication. Readers include academics from both sides of the Atlantic.
THE PRESS publishes works in English, Danish, French, Romanian, and bilingual editions.