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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From Trilateral to Troika, and from the Five-Pointed Star to the Five Star MovementStefano Ciammaroni

Two events made this year’s month of March a densely political one in Italy. On 4 March, the general election resulted in a hung Parliament, but saw the definite political victory of Italy’s two main populist parties: the Five Star … Continue reading "From Trilateral to Troika, and from the Five-Pointed Star to the Five Star Movement"

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Stalking HistoryBill Vourvoulias

On Hunter of Stories. 2017. By Eduardo Galeano. Translated by Mark Fried. Nation Books. The late Uruguayan writer Eduardo Galeano made it his life’s mission to come up with an alternate history of Latin America, one that relied more on … Continue reading "Stalking History"

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Look at What You’ve DoneMaryam Ivette Parhizkar

I love my child but I will always love my father more. I love my child and this is why I learn to keep her good face clean. As you clean your face remember to move your hands toward your … Continue reading "Look at What You’ve Done"

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from Emilie’s FlightManthia Diawara

Even with everything in such turmoil since Antoine’s body had been found on the beach, Maï was very happy that Emilie had decided to come see her. The two friends Skyped all the time, but it was the first time … Continue reading "from Emilie’s Flight"

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Musical MigrancyEdward Akintola Hubbard

On Cape Verde, Let’s Go: Creole Rappers and Citizenship in Portugal. 2015. By Derek Pardue. University of Illinois Press. As Europe grapples with an apparently inexorable wave of ethnic nationalist politics in response to its so-called immigrant crisis, the question … Continue reading "Musical Migrancy"

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