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    Egg-hunting in Baghdad

    by Ali Shakir
    A translated excerpt from a memoir describing Iraq during the Gulf War and the misery and uncertainty plaguing those living in war zones. more
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    Animals, Animacy, and the Moving Image

    by Moira Weigel
    Animals attract moving images. They always have. Animals flapped and galloped around the zootropes, bioscopes, phenakistoscopes, and other proto-cinematic toys of the mid-nineteenth century. They... more
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    Money on My Mind: Stein’s Meditations

    by Kristin Grogan
    This essay looks at Gertrude Stein’s fraught relationship with money across her career . I argue that Stein’s language works to undermine our shared social and economic language while at the same time revealing a profound anxiety about money. more
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    Abbas Kiarostami’s Digital Turn

    by Ayten Tartici
    In his final film , the late Iranian director pushes the boundary between photography and film to its limit by breaking down the distinction between moment and duration. This reimagination of form would never have been possible without Kiarostami’s openness to digital techniques. more
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    Poetic Currency

    Edited by Adriana X. Jacobs, Anat Weisman
    What are the relations between literature, capital, and labor? This issue of Dibur Literary Journal explores these complicated relations from a variety of perspectives, in a comparative and multilingual context. more
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    Distant Reading After Moretti

    by Lauren Klein
    It is not a coincidence that distant reading does not deal well with gender, sexuality, or race. But if we re-commit ourselves to the project of exposing and interrogating power, we arrive potentially at a form of distant reading that is much more inclusive. more
  • Colloquy

    Thing Theory in Literary Studies

    by Sarah Wasserman, Patrick Moran
    That things capture our imagination is hardly news. As Andrew Cole wrote in a 2016 issue of October, "materialism is as old as the hills." Cole claims that new approaches to studying things allow us to find similarities where we have too often found difference, and that this method dates back at least to Hegel and Marx. more

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    Margaret Cohen, Anne Higonnet, and Jim Denevan discuss representations of the ocean in painting, sculpture, photography, and film.
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    by Melissa Langer and Catharine Axley
    The ocean is not just one thing. How have we imagined the oceans? How have we represented them? Margaret Cohen and Anne Higonnet reflect on these questions.
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A translated excerpt from a memoir describing Iraq during the Gulf War and the misery and uncertainty plaguing those living in war zones.
Literature creates what virtual reality tries to erase: the frame or boundary we fashion around the fabricated image that helps to better appreciate the real one.
In his final film , the late Iranian director pushes the boundary between photography and film to its limit by breaking down the distinction between moment and duration. This reimagination of form would never have been possible without Kiarostami’s openness to digital techniques.
Can poetry help us understand blockchain? Are Bitcoins a new genre of poetry?
On the vital role of the arts and hermeneutics in the current political climate.