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    by Winston James (moderator) / Robert Doran / Lisa Lowe / Edward Dimendberg / Ethan Kleinberg
    Panelists discuss Hayden White’s perspective on “professional history."
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    by Horacio Legras (moderator) / Peggy Kamuf / Irving Goh / Xudon Zhang / Rajagopalan Radhakrishnan
    Is critical theory today a recognizable genre/style of thinking/writing?
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    by Catherine Malabou
    Catherine Malabou delivers the last of three Wellek lectures at the University of California, Irvine.

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Despite its divisive intent, the Muslim Ban has brought people from diverse ethnic, religious, and sexual backgrounds together to reject the hate lying behind this policy.
Universal Basic Income or a federal Job Guarantee? The discussion continues as to whether we should pursue a redistributive welfare system or a predistributive politics that reorganizes social provisioning.
Poetry has long been fascinated with describing the dislocating effects of sea travel and still serves as a conceptual refuge for those lost at sea in a contemporary world.
Those who think Universal Basic Income represents a progressive future ought to think twice about the laissez-faire assumptions behind such proposals. Perhaps the future should be one where work is not rendered obsolete but made a meaningful, inclusive, and collective endeavor.
Unlike democracy, rhyme’s mode of expectation invites a belief in inevitable and rapid fulfillment. Rhyme unfulfilled precipitates apocalyptic feeling, as in Cohen’s “The Future,” where fratricide hangs in the balance of a half-rhyme: "I’ve seen the future brother: / It is murder."