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    Earliest Gestures

    by Carrie Noland
    Can you recall your earliest gesture? Perhaps not consciously, but traces of these first attempts to orient our bodies in space linger in our everyday experiences. more
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    Dibur Issue

    Visions of the Future

    Edited by Gisèle Sapiro, Vered Karti Shemtov, Anne Simon
    How does today's art make sense of, reflect, and react to the pace of social, political, and technological changes of the last few decades? In this issue, twelve articles explore the question. more
  • Guy Goldstein - Few Moments (detail)
    Dibur Article

    The Helmeted Beholder

    by Margaret Cohen
    How does Jules Verne transform romantic images of beholding ruins as picturesque or sublime by putting a helmet on the beholder? more
  • Colloquy

    Queer Environmentalities

    by Irena Yamboliev
    How can queer theory and ecocriticism inform each other? And why should they? Scholars working to bring these two fields together argue that each has undermined its central goals by keeping aloof... more
  • Colloquy

    Prosody: Alternative Histories

    by Eric Weiskott, Natalie Gerber
    What are the historical stakes of prosody, and why should we ask? ‘Prosody’ refers both to the patterning of language in poetry and to the formal study of that patterning. In both senses, it is ... more
  • Blog Post

    Returning to Order through Realism

    by Santiago Zabala
    Law and Order is the familiar rallying cry for a generation of contemporary right-wing politicians from Poland and Turkey to Brazil and the USA. In the context of such a political program, difference, change, and cultural others must be avoided as disruptions of the safety that order is supposed to represent. more
  • Blog Post

    The Problem of Sancho's Shit

    by Ricardo Padrón
    Are there limits to the pursuit of realism in fiction? For Cervantes, at least, those limits are to be found somewhere in between three hundred goats and the bodily needs of Sancho Panza. more
  • Colloquy

    On Being a Medievalist and More

    by Marisa Galvez
    This Colloquy is one of two that originated in the "After 1967" conference in which we celebrated the work of Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht. While the other (soon to appear) Colloquy gathers papers and... more
  • Colloquy

    Personification and Allegory: Selves and Signs

    by Vladimir Brljak
    What has allegory to do with personification, and personification with allegory? Are we justified in speaking, as we often do, of “allegorical personifications” and “personification allegory,” or... more
  • Colloquy

    Critical Semantics: New Transnational Keywords

    by Anston Bosman
    This Colloquy arises from a 2018 MLA Convention session I organized on behalf of the Forum on Comparative Renaissance and Early Modern Studies. The original call for papers read simply: "Extend... more

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Can you recall your earliest gesture? Perhaps not consciously, but traces of these first attempts to orient our bodies in space linger in our everyday experiences.
Pirate or privateer? In practice, identical, but in terms of legal and social standing, the designations were considered worlds away in the contested waters of the North Atlantic. How did sanctioned privateering transition over time to being considered lawless pirating?
In memory of the horrendous attack at the mosques in New Zealand, a defence of migrants, refugees, and a plea for moderation to confront the extremism that threatens further attacks.
After the conquest, Tenochtitlan became Mexico, but the city remained predominantly indigenous. As a viceregal capital and global commercial hub, Mexico City underwent profound changes as ethnic newcomers from Oaxaca to Manila elbowed out the Nahua from their barrios, and Aztec systems of water management survived even as dikes and canals were modified.
Law and Order is the familiar rallying cry for a generation of contemporary right-wing politicians from Poland and Turkey to Brazil and the USA. In the context of such a political program, difference, change, and cultural others must be avoided as disruptions of the safety that order is supposed to represent.