Five PoemsNicole Raziya Fong

*THATCHED *I MISREMEMBERED *POTENTIAL CLARIFICATIONS *AT THIS DEFACED CORNER *BURN Related Posts The untraning of loving this shit I’m just like realizing things I’m on mushrooms in chinatown house sitting with K // i’m 24 today and i’m mostly orange … Continue reading "Five Poems"

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from ReversiLauren Levin

The following is drawn from a manuscript tentatively titled Reversi: a group of letters written to Em Bohlka, who died in the 2016 Ghost Ship fire. Reversi also engages with Othello as a core text, jumping off from that play … Continue reading "from Reversi"

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The British General Election: The Nightmare before ChristmasDavid Hesmondhalgh

Two years ago, shortly after the General Election of 2017, I wrote a piece about the UK election nights I’ve experienced over the years. It was a personal piece, reflecting on the strange mix of emotions they’ve evoked in me … Continue reading "The British General Election: The Nightmare before Christmas"

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On Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the WestLeerom Medovoi

With her new book, In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West (Columbia 2019), Wendy Brown joins more than a few scholars now reconsidering what we thought we knew about neoliberalism. Her previous book, Undoing the … Continue reading "On Wendy Brown’s In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West"

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Four Poems from ConditionsSimon Crafts

The Idyllic Childhood I grew up in this vulgar & expensive hotel. Rooms that look like wedding cakes. Each interior themed around a different history. This is the third reich room–a wallpapered legion of totenkopf’s. This is the English bourgeois … Continue reading "Four Poems from Conditions"

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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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