by | 05.09.2016
Christian cultural practice in the Iberian Peninsula belies a lingering paganism in the Peninsula well after we assume the total defeat of organized pagan religion: you just have to know where to look.
by | 04.23.2016
If Shakespeare’s greatest characters quake to their very core with the realization of what they cannot see, or lose their reason altogether when they finally grasp how little they understood, Cervantes crafted an entirely new way of writing around his characters’ limitations and the incompatibility of their different perceptions of the world.
by | 04.18.2016
Who's got rhythm? An American in Paris and the gritty reboot as epistemology of the closet.
by | 04.12.2016
“I am Muslim” is now an incomplete sentence, an utterance that must be finessed with a comma and another embedded sentence to mitigate the dismaying associations of the word “Muslim."
by | 04.11.2016
In the literary market, there is a preference for narrative over analysis that provides plenty of anecdotal evidence but little understanding.
by | 04.04.2016
On the challenges facing the contemporary writer who dares to question the status quo.
by | 03.21.2016
Thanks to new software, soon all essays on literature will be researched, written, and read by computers. Then the rest of us can finally return to watching cat videos.
by | 03.17.2016
On how memory relies on rhythm to fill in blanks by giving a silent voice to the unthought.