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.
by | 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 | 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 | 08.20.2018
A reflection on an influential figure in the genre-oriented criticism of the late twentieth century.