This Periscope contains a series of reflections on Tavia Nyong’o’s Afro-Fabulations: The Queer Drama of Black Life. At times meditating on the book’s theoretical and stylistic maneuvers, at others extending its theories to new contexts and questions, the six contributors to this collection tarry with “the powers of the false” as a modality of black queer study (19).
A discussion of Tijuana intellectual Sayak Valencia's Gore Capitalism, on the occasion of its English translation. Scholars from Mexico and the United States assess Valencia's arguments about narco-capitalism, addressing themes of necropower, transfeminism, and the representation of violence.
Being paced is a feeling deeply connected to the airport experience. This dossier engages with the airport as a complex configuration of moving images, bodies as well as objects—neck pillows, screen fields, military patches, meditations rooms, maps, and other forms of guidance--and how these can be addressed, analyzed, and made productive for the study of film.
In this dossier, Korean diasporic feminist scholars, artists, and cultural practitioners located across a geopolitical and interdisciplinary spectrum consider the meanings of “demilitarized peace” in relation to the Korean War. By “demilitarized peace,” we refer to multi-scalar, multi-directional processes that cannot be confined to the realm of inter/national diplomacy.