The parameters for literary scholarship are still unstable in the 21st century. The object of study, the optic through which it is regarded, and the profession itself are all in debate. Has theory replaced literature? Has literature replaced activism? The scholar replaced the critic?
The Jewish writer Edmond Amran El Maleh, also known in some academic circles in America as the James Joyce of Morocco, once wrote a novel with the symbolic title: Mille ans, un […]
In commemoration of National Library Week I want to share a remarkable new book, a book that gathers many libraries between its cerulean covers, a book whose bibliographic imaginary is not national but planetary. […]
I love this book so I want to explore the grounds of my pleasures. What is the volume’s power to modify our understanding and develop a distinctive sensibility, and why does it […]
I’m preparing for a research trip to Mexico City. As always when I travel, I’ve been looking at maps—maps of the metro, maps of neighborhoods, maps of the whole city and the […]
Walter Benjamin once proposed that the “history of every art form has critical periods in which the particular form strains after effects which can be easily achieved only with a changed technical […]
Helen Tartar Editorial Director, Fordham University Press, 1951-2014 The critical community staggers at the news that Helen Tartar, Executive Editor at Fordham University Press, perished on March 3 this week in an […]
Discovering a new poet whose first volume promises greatness is only half the fun; the other half is trying to share the pleasure by sketching one’s reasons for this judgment. […]
Already by 2007, eight million files were being downloaded annually from PennSound, the audio poetry site housed at the University of Pennsylvania and curated by poet Charles Bernstein. The question arises, […]
Mei-mei Berssenbrugge’s new book offers what I take to be an original way of reconciling realism and lyricism and, through that, finding roles for a lyric “I” that is not marked by […]
“That’s it. 1984 and 1Q84 are fundamentally the same in terms of how they work. If you don’t believe in the world, and if there is no love in it, then everything […]
Feedback is a weblog publication of Open Humanities Press, a community of critics dedicated to writing at the generative interfaces between established disciplinary, institutional, and social territories and protocols. The […]
Feedback is a weblog publication of the critical theory community. It is the current expression of a network of readers, scholars, and critics that has dedicated itself for some decades already to […]
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