Blogs

by Eleanor Courtemanche | 11.30.2016
Assessing the benefits and pitfalls of historicizing, romanticizing or ignoring the past when imaginig the future. 
by Gregory Jusdanis | 11.22.2016
With culture as a space of action, artists can showcase alternative ways of being American in defiance of Trumpism. 
by Ali Shakir | 11.16.2016
A personal reassessment of the exodus of Jewish Iraqis to Israel through published histories, biographies, and novels.   
by William Flesch | 11.08.2016
An updated version of Shelley's "The Mask of Anarchy" reflecting the 2016 election and its Republican presidential candidate. 
by Eleanor Courtemanche | 09.19.2016
Cultural studies has turned out to be, in retrospect, a weirdly thorough success that is influencing the creation and reception of culture everywhere in the world, especially outside the academy.
by Gregory Jusdanis | 09.07.2016
In a place of diminished resources, cultural work takes on a different meaning as students learn for no credit and professors teach for no pay. 
by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra | 08.26.2016
On the early modern history of the drug quinine and the links between bureaucracy and knowledge in the Spanish American empire.
by Christopher Warley | 08.10.2016
Her run-on sentences are the mechanism for producing a distinctive reality effect. They deny, at the micro-level, any logical cohesion or narrative arc or life story, even as they are part of a retrospective narration whose end is never really in doubt.
by Andrew Goldstone | 08.03.2016
Henning Mankell's detective is always uneasy around those alien characters (the typographical kind).
by David Shih | 07.14.2016
One should understand Justice Alito's representation of Asian Americans in his dissenting opinion as indicative of how the system of racism evolves in order to maintain itself. Specifically, Asian Americans have become a proxy group for White Americans. 

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