Speech WorkMiri Davidson

In his Six Lectures on Sound and Meaning, the linguist Roman Jakobson writes about a treatise published in 1718 titled “Sur la fille sans langue” (“On the girl with no tongue”). The irony of this title was that the girl … Continue reading "Speech Work"

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The Muslim Matryoshka: Vlogging Immigration and Citizenship in Brexit BritainSalma Siddique

The British Indian Muslim reminds one of a Matryoshka assembly, a nesting of several closely related, yet discrete, wholes. The category, on the one hand, invokes the history of South Asian Muslims under the British crown from 1858 until 1947. … Continue reading "The Muslim Matryoshka: Vlogging Immigration and Citizenship in Brexit Britain"

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house series 5. Asiya Wadud

every year my body fails me like some ship at half mast I am not exceptional every body does this circling what’s null then some Narrows passing through the little Places slipping everything aside my body is worse off than … Continue reading "house series 5. "

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Three Poems from “Horrible Places”Zack Haber

Baltimore-Washington International Airport, Baltimore, Maryland 21240 Shoes! Computers! Remove them! Shoes! Computers! Remove them! Shoes! Computers! Remove them! Shoes! Computers! Remove them! Security chants over and over. Feeling pressured to move forward in the line even tho there’s little space … Continue reading "Three Poems from “Horrible Places”"

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A Song from the PastGurmeet Singh

Poor Diana–Diana batchari. Whole bloody family ruined her life. Look at your grandma–your Bibi–tell me she’s not just like the Queen. Everyone running after them both–oh Bibi, your majesty, yes Bibi, haan Bibi, anything else? We say–Sikhs say–daughter-in-law should be … Continue reading "A Song from the Past"

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from Atopia IISandra Simonds

                         *                          *                          *                          *                          *                          *                          *                          * Related Posts Five Poems *Thatched *I Misremembered *Potential Clarifications *At This Defaced Corner *Burn From Spill: Scenes of Black Feminist Fugitivity Duke University Press has allowed us to publish an excerpt from … Continue reading "from Atopia II"

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Theorizing Affect through Everyday Fragments: A Review of The Hundreds by Lauren Berlant and Kathleen StewartMarshall Hanig

The Hundreds by Laurent Berlant and Kathleen Stewart is an assemblage of one hundred hundred-word poetic prose musings on the affective complexities of life in the contemporary United States. In each hundred, the authors bring their expertise in literary, cultural, … Continue reading "Theorizing Affect through Everyday Fragments: A Review of The Hundreds by Lauren Berlant and Kathleen Stewart"

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The Caribbean Radical Tradition and the Postcolonial Condition: A review of Aaron Kamugisha’s Beyond ColonialityTherese Kaspersen Hadchity

With a two-volume anthology on Caribbean political thought, two separate anthologies on Caribbean cultural thought and popular culture (co-edited with Yanique Hume), a co-edited Paget Henry reader, and several special journal issues under his belt, Aaron Kamugisha must have felt … Continue reading "The Caribbean Radical Tradition and the Postcolonial Condition: A review of Aaron Kamugisha’s Beyond Coloniality"

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