by | 03.11.2019
In both the Iberian Peninsula and the New World, the archive played a central role in the creation of borders. Through the alchemy of litigation and treaty mediation, the paperwork of fictional claims was transformed into lines on the ground.
by | 03.05.2019
How has the experience of being a refugee changed in a world of drones, 24-hour live news feeds, and text messages that zip across the globe in seconds? How does contemporary fiction capture the contradictions of being a refugee in a hyperconnected 21st century?
by | 02.07.2019
Offering a provocative critique of the unspoken liberal underpinning of historiography on slavery, Herman Bennett's new study is addressed to Europeanists who have ignored the centrality of slavery to early modern political theory.
by | 01.08.2019
Is today's "fourth wave" feminist movement really a "fifth wave"? We can't understand the inclusiveness, confidence, and playful spirit of today's protest movement without appreciating the wave of community-building that took place in girls' internet fan culture starting around 2000.
by | 12.17.2018
Can literature widden the scope of our understanding of the nations of the Middle East away from Orientalism and ISIS to include the struggle of a middle class that continues to fight for reform in the region?
by | 12.06.2018
Between irony and sincerity, Americans today, like their predecessors in the mid-twentieth century, continue to choose both.
by | 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 | 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.