Shola von Reinhold’s novel is central to any reckoning with the politics of the archive, not to mention contemporary literature itself.
The translator can’t go where the writer hasn’t gone. But it feels good to bound eagerly toward a text’s limits.
“Campaigns matter in part because of who meets whom, about the social networks that are shaped by that campaign as well as shaping it.”
“She wanted people to be curious and take action in their lives. Not be sheep. To find the ways we can work together in crisis.”
Pandemics, racist violence, climate change, democratic collapse: it’s finally clear that it’s Butler’s world. We’re just living in it.
“I didn’t pay much attention to what was being put in the archives… there are letters that, if I had been paying attention, wouldn’t be there.”
“I don't really want to write about theory, but it just keeps coming up again and again. It's inescapable.”
The “papers” of Toni Morrison can be accessed through a Princeton computer terminal. But where do these digital drafts end, and Beloved begin?
White supremacy tells us we do not belong, but we do have a place in history.
In responding to COVID, how should research libraries use the opportunity to tackle the ongoing crisis of postcoloniality?
For more than five centuries, equilibrium between profit and passion has remained elusive to book buyers and sellers.
Digitizing works of fiction by Black writers catalyzes history, so that it can build new futures.
Both the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin and the ...
“Most Westerners don’t even know whereabouts in Africa we are.” So said ...
The mass of objects lead quiet lives awaiting activation. On shelves or in boxes, as papers or digital files, storage furnishes an ever-present ...