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Tag Archives: Literary Theory

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  • 24
    Mar

    2021

    Platform, Page, Medium: From Medieval “Bookes”...

    The author photo below shows me at the entrance to a gallery exhibit built up of approximately 10,000 discarded books, reflected in infinite multiples by mirrors on floor, sides, and ceiling, constructed...

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  • 24
    May

    2019

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    Writing the Economy of Nature

    The concepts of ecology and political economy did not exist in the seventeenth century. Political economy would not formally develop until the eighteenth century when writers like Adam Smith, Thomas Malthus,...

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  • 13
    Feb

    2019

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    Queer Theory Now and the Pleasure of Movement

    Queer theory emerged in the midst of crisis in the late 1980s and early 1990s: as the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged, scholars and activists sought to disrupt the stigmatization and erasure of LGBTQ lives in...

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  • 17
    Sep

    2018

    Critical Contexts Terrorism and Literature Blog Post

    Terrorism and Literature

    Like so much else in life, this collection began by accident. I had been working for some years on a book about terrorism and unspeakability (now forthcoming from Routledge) when I had a conversation with...

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  • 11
    Sep

    2018

    Animals, Animality and Literature blog post

    Animals and Literature Now

    Why study animals and literature now? Animal narratives appear around the globe from time immemorial: in our earliest creation myths and the texts that underpin the world’s major religions, in literature...

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