Deregulating Grief: A Review of Dagmawi Woubshet’s The Calendar of Loss: Race, Sexuality, and Mourning in the Early Era of AIDS (Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) by Travis Alexander Not long after someone dies in Ethiopia, the… Read More ›
Literature & Politics
The “Literature & Politics” project invites reviewers to consider how literary writers, writings and events elaborate the dynamics between political writing, the literary arts, and cultural intervention.
Misanthropic Humanism & the Politics of Comic Futility: Robert T. Tally Jr.’s Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel
Misanthropic Humanism & the Politics of Comic Futility: A Review of Robert T. Tally Jr.’s Kurt Vonnegut and the American Novel: A Postmodern Iconography By Micah Robbins Kurt Vonnegut owes a good measure of his popularity, both as novelist and… Read More ›
A Review of Paul Amar’s The Security Archipelago: Human-Security States, Sexuality Politics, and the End of Neoliberalism (Durham and London: Duke University Press, 2013). By Neel Ahuja One of the most widely reported news stories of the 2011 revolution in… Read More ›
Una reseña de Latinoamericanismo después del 9/11 Click here for English text/ Clic aqui para leer en ingles Emilio del Valle Escalante (Maya k’iche’, iximulew) Luego de los ataques del 11 de septiembre en suelo norteamericano en el 2001, los… Read More ›
A Review of John Beverley’s Latinamericanism after 9/11 Click here for Spanish text/ Clic aqui para leer en español by Emilio del Valle Escalante (Maya k’iche’, iximulew) In the wake of the September 11 attacks on U.S. soil in 2001,… Read More ›
Theory’s association with institutional values sees it posed often enough as an enemy to ‘organic’ literary principles and production, even though much current literature is a form of institutional output itself.
Born in Translation: “China” in the Making of “Zhongguo” An essay by Arif Dirlik “The unwillingness to confront tough questions about history and heritage in China cuts into the core of cultural identity” Han Song _ From the perspective of… Read More ›
Secular criticism is “an experimental, often interrogative practice, alert to contingencies and skeptical toward whatever escapes the worldly”; particularly, it is skeptical toward any notion of “authority that is assumed to emerge from elsewhere,” toward any knowledge “presented as sovereign, unmarked by whatever social-historical institution actually possesses it” ….
a review by Reshmi Mukherjee ~ Connor McCarthy presents a crisp and detailed overview of Edward W. Said’s life, scholarship, interdisciplinary training, and critical thought processes, for the novice readers of his works. Additionally, the use of simple language and… Read More ›
an essay by Hong Kong Baptist University professor and boundary 2 advisory editor Ruth Y.Y. Hung ~ “This paper analyses the vicissitudes of Hong Kong people‘s waves of hostility toward visitors from mainland China, treating the hostility as exemplary of… Read More ›