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Lives beyond Borders
Lives beyond Borders (November 2021)
US Immigrant Women's Life Writing, Nationality, and Social Justice
Ina C. Seethaler - Author

Examines how contemporary US migrant women's life writing adapts autobiographical genres to call for social change benefiting minoritized communities.

A cross-cultural, comparative study of contemporary life writing by women who migrated to the United States from Mexico, Ghana, South Korea, and Iran, Lives beyond Borders broadens and deepens critical work on immigrant life w...(Read More)
 
 
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America
Playing Games in Nineteenth-Century Britain and America (November 2021)
Ann R. Hawkins - Editor
Erin N. Bistline - Editor
Catherine S. Blackwell - Editor
Maura Ives - Editor

Illuminates the ways games—from baseball cards to board games, charades to boxing, and croquet to strategies of war—were integral to nineteenth-century life and culture in the United States and Britain.

A vital part of daily life in the nineteenth century, games and play were so familiar and so ubiquitous that their presence over time became almost invisible. Technological advances...(Read More)
 
 
Sisterlocking Discoarse
Sisterlocking Discoarse (November 2021)
Race, Gender, and the Twenty-First-Century Academy
Valerie Lee - Author

Follows a Black woman's forty-year career in academia, sharing how race and gender can disrupt and enhance the professional and the personal, from leadership and policies to family life.

In Sisterlocking Discoarse, hair is a medium for reflecting on how academic leadership looks, performs, and changes when embodied by a Black woman. In these ten essays, Valerie Lee traverses...(Read More)
 
 
The Tyranny of Common Sense
The Tyranny of Common Sense (November 2021)
Mexico's Post-Neoliberal Conversion
Irmgard Emmelhainz - Author

Elucidates how neoliberalism rules all areas of life and operates as a form of common sense, taking Mexico as a case study.

As one of the first countries to implement a neoliberal state apparatus, Mexico serves as a prime example of the effects of neoliberal structural economic reform on our sensibility. Irgmard Emmelhainz argues that, in addition to functioning as a form of politi...(Read More)
 
 
Avant-Gardes in Crisis
Avant-Gardes in Crisis (October 2021)
Art and Politics in the Long 1970s
Jean-Thomas Tremblay - Editor
Andrew Strombeck - Editor

Charts underexamined genealogies of minoritarian aesthetic responses to the multiple crises of the long 1970s.

Avant-Gardes in Crisis claims that the avant-gardes of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries are in crisis, in that artmaking both responds to political, economic, and social crises and reveals a crisis of confidence regarding resistance’s very possibi...(Read More)
 
 
Sensitive Negotiations
Sensitive Negotiations (August 2021)
Indigenous Diplomacy and British Romantic Poetry
Nikki Hessell - Author

Examines how Indigenous figures used British Romantic poetry in their interactions with settler governments and publics.

Throughout the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Indigenous peoples in North America and the Pacific engaged with the latest and most fashionable British Romantic poetry as part of transcontinental and transoceanic cross-cultural negotiations about sovere...(Read More)
 
 
Flesh of My Flesh
Flesh of My Flesh (July 2021)
Sexual Violence in Modern Hebrew Literature
Ilana Szobel - Author

Examines representations of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature, focusing on the ways in which sexual aggression relates to Zionism, gender, ethnicity, and disability.

Flesh of My Flesh looks at one of the most silenced and repressed aspects of Israeli culture by examining the trope of sexual violence in modern Hebrew literature. Ilana Szobel explores how sexual viol...(Read More)
 
 
Material Insurgency
Material Insurgency (July 2021)
Towards a Distributed Environmental Politics
Andrew M. Rose - Author

Examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency, and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate change environmentalism.

In Material Insurgency, Andrew M. Rose examines emerging new materialist and posthuman conceptions of subjectivity and agency and explores their increasing significance for contemporary climate ch...(Read More)
 
 
Portraits
Portraits (June 2021)
The Hasidic Legacy of Elie Wiesel
David Patterson - Author

Explores Elie Wiesel’s portraits of the sages of Judaism and elaborates on the Hasidic legacy from his life and his teaching.

Elie Wiesel identified himself as a Vizhnitzer Hasid, who was above all things a witness to the testimony and teaching of the Jewish tradition at the core of the Hasidic tradition. While he is well known for his testimony on the Holocaust and as a messenger ...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics of Breathing
Poetics of Breathing (May 2021)
Modern Literature's Syncope
Stefanie Heine - Author

A comparative study of breath and breathing as a core poetic and compositional principle in modern literature.

Breathing and its rhythms—liminal, syncopal, and usually inconspicuous—have become a core poetic compositional principle in modern literature. Examining moments when breath’s punctuations, cessations, inhalations, or exhalations operate at the limits of meaningful speech, ...(Read More)
 
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