Qui bien aime a tarde oblie’: Lemmata and Lists in the Parliament of Fowls

2017-02-01T16:34:09+00:00

Congratulations to Martha Rust, whose essay, “‘Qui bien aime a tarde oblie’: Lemmata and Lists in the Parliament of Fowls" has just been published in the scholarly volume, Chaucer: Visual Approaches! "This collection looks beyond the literary, religious, and philosophical aspects of Chaucer’s texts to a new mode of interdisciplinary scholarship: one that celebrates the [...]

The Stage Lives of Animals: Zooesis and Performance–Una Chaudhuri

2016-11-21T15:58:32+00:00

The Stage Lives of Animals examines what it might mean to make theatre beyond the human. In this stunning collection of essays, Una Chaudhuri engages with the alternative modes of thinking, feeling, and making art offered by animals and animality, bringing insights from theatre practice and theory to animal studies as well as exploring what [...]

MZ N: THE SERIAL

2016-12-19T16:52:12+00:00

The acclaimed poet, memoirist, and essayist Maureen N. McLane here charts a new path into vital genre-bending territories. Not a novel, not a memoir, not a lyric, Mz N: the serial: A Poem-in-Episodes offers something else—“life . . . a continual allegory” (to invoke Keats): a life intense, episodic, female, sexual, philosophical, romantic, analytic. Tracking [...]

Reading Children – Pat Crain

2016-12-19T16:52:14+00:00

What does it mean for a child to be a "reader" and how did American culture come to place such a high value on this identity? Reading Children offers a history of the relationship between children and books in Anglo-American modernity, exploring long-lived but now forgotten early children's literature, discredited yet highly influential pedagogical practices, [...]

Cultural Graphology: Writing After Derrida – Juliet Fleming

2016-08-01T05:21:16+00:00

“Cultural Graphology” could be the name of a new human science: this was Derrida’s speculation when, in the late 1960s, he imagined a discipline that combined psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and a commitment to the topic of writing. He never undertook the project himself, but he did leave two brief sketches of how he thought cultural graphology [...]