Towards an Insurgent Politics of the Particular: A Review of Asad Haider’s Mistaken IdentityBennett Carpenter

If I have to hear another argument about the relative importance of race versus class, I’ll scream. Long a staple of graduate theory seminars, late-night Facebook rants, and the various circular firing squads of the Left, the argument exploded into … Continue reading "Towards an Insurgent Politics of the Particular: A Review of Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity"

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Reconfiguring Representation: Rebecca M. Schreiber’s The Undocumented EverydayChristian Rossipal

In the face of structural dispossession and intensified border regimes, what does it mean to demand or to defy “more visibility” and “better representation” as an undocumented migrant? This is a central question in Rebecca M. Schreiber’s recently published The … Continue reading "Reconfiguring Representation: Rebecca M. Schreiber’s The Undocumented Everyday"

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On Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]: A Conversation with Mendi and Keith ObadikeJulie Beth Napolin

In January 2016, I had the opportunity to dialogue over email with sound artists Mendi and Keith Obadike. We discussed their site-specific work, Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin](2015), jointly commissioned by the Harlem Stage and the Vera List Center for … Continue reading "On Blues Speaker [for James Baldwin]: A Conversation with Mendi and Keith Obadike"

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Bureau to Counteract the DemonstrationLukas Moe

Lacking blankets sleep mapped out a march of ice with a mind of April thinking today is the day rain prosecco tipped off flamboyant spray shed their own Pittsburgh blew us mindlessly dove. Flick the tongue of my cradle speech … Continue reading "Bureau to Counteract the Demonstration"

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Translating “To a Formless Void” by G. M. MuktibodhAditya Bahl

Author’s note: Gajanan Madhav Muktibodh (13 November 1917 – 11 September 1964) was a Hindi poet, a literary critic and theorist, a short story writer, and a journalist who wrote extensively on the geopolitics of the period. A concerted Marxist … Continue reading "Translating “To a Formless Void” by G. M. Muktibodh"

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Eleven Theses on CivilityTavia Nyong'o

“When they go low, we go to war.” —Anonymous “This is a show tune, but the show hasn’t been written for it yet.” —Nina Simone 1. Incivility is anger directed at unjust civil ordering. It is a rage directed at … Continue reading "Eleven Theses on Civility"

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Jordan Alexander Stein in Conversation with Jordy RosenbergJordan Alexander Stein

The following is an edited interview between Jordan Alexander Stein, associate professor of English at Fordham University, and Jordy Rosenberg, author of Confessions of the Fox–just out from One World–and professor of eighteenth century literature, gender and sexuality studies, and … Continue reading "Jordan Alexander Stein in Conversation with Jordy Rosenberg"

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Three PoemsJennifer Soong

The Messenger What do I want to you to say now no not that tainted evaporated            touch me harder words weighted belonged in something farther love’s the attempt at one another love’s the age for … Continue reading "Three Poems"

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