What might the dynamic of mental life look like when its physiological counterpart is ill, bedridden, and housebound?
As technologies of quantification and video capture grow more sophisticated, is baseball changing? Do those changes have moral implications?
Storytelling like that of Ursula K. Le Guin or Hayao Miyazaki reveals how real-world politics is similarly an act of collective “world building.”
Caribbean authors—and the “disorderly” women of whom they write—can reveal how important it is to seek out one’s true self.
The United States tears families apart—during slavery, in the wars against indigenous people and the war on drugs, and, today, at the border.
We don’t judge books by their covers, but we do sort people based on which academic presses match their personality types.
Can thinking like a plant save the world?
St. Louis seems to define America’s past—but does it offer insight for the future?
What should climate-change writing be? What is its ambition as it moves forward?
What to do with Confederate statues in the US South? Martinique didn’t just destroy its colonial-era statues—it rebuilt them into something else.
Outside elite institutions, queer studies has the potential to go hand in hand with broader struggles of racial and economic justice.
If there is a way forward for the “pandemic novel,” it may be in Emma Donoghue’s claustrophobic settings of motherhood and childbirth.
The US imperialist wars in the Philippines, Korea, Vietnam, and Afghanistan grew from US wars against Indigenous people in the 19th century.
The Anthropocene has long been discussed in terms of hard science. What do the humanities have to teach about this human age?
All cities tell a story. But who decides what Baltimore’s next story will be?
Environmental wisdom can arise from being a better reader.
If Hillary Mantel herself can’t bear to part with her well-beloved protagonist, how on earth should the rest of us?
Millions of items looted from Africa during the colonial era remain housed in private collections and museums around the world.
“How might scientific storytelling, or stories of science, shape the struggle for liberation?”
The status of the Ottoman Empire and its extraterritorial treaties were left in violent limbo at Versailles. This impacts the world to this day.