Blogs

by Scott Ferguson | 10.10.2018
To address neoliberalism’s globalized crises, we must abandon the exculpatory logics of modern sovereignty and avow the universal dependence articulated in Thomas Aquinas’s conception of ‘natural law’. 
by Gregory Jusdanis | 09.24.2018
Given the absences in the Cavafy archive regarding the poet's sexuality, we have no choice but to fill in the gaps with our imagination, bringing together disparate stories and reading between the lines.
by Ayten Tartici | 09.11.2018
In the endless debate between the old and the new, does sentimentality get in the way? How do we reconcile the desire to preserve the urban landscapes of the past with the need to meet the living needs of the present?
by Christopher Warley | 08.28.2018
The task of literary criticism must be to make the pure epiphanies of a text as obvious as possible—to learn Auerbach’s art of simplicity.
by Roland Greene | 08.20.2018
A reflection on an influential figure in the genre-oriented criticism of the late twentieth century.
by Mohammad Salama | 08.20.2018
Reflections on the Supreme Court during the Trump Presidency as the tattered clothes of National Security conceal the viciousness of partisan politics and xenophobia. 
by Lindsay Turner | 08.01.2018
Traoré’s 2017 film reminds us that the border itself is a problematic institution. Even in its most stripped-down form, a border exists for the exercise of power against those populations whose movements it controls. Who crosses—and at what cost—depends on lines of race, class, and gender. 
by Gregory Jusdanis | 07.16.2018
Kosovo illustrates how nationhood can bring peace and hope to a community in spite of nationalism's legacy of war, historical revisionism, and oppression.  
by Kathryn Hume | 07.10.2018
Does AI represent a radically new direction for humanity? Or is it simply the latest iteration of a myth structuring our world into a hierarchy that glorifies the divine at the expense of the mundane?  
by Sarah Wasserman | 06.28.2018
Why turn a chicken nugget into a toy? If all objects hold something back from us, as scholars of object-oriented ontology have argued, then who are we to say what secrets the television or the pillow may hold?

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