Tag: Duke University Press

Failure’s Gifts

Even the most successful authors—like Phillis Wheatley and W. E. B. Du Bois—fail to publish all they’d like. What can that reveal about literature?

Unkind Laughter

“Consider the laughter on October 15, 1982—after 1,000 people died from complications related to AIDS—at the Reagan White House press briefing.”

Queer Ever After?

If queer today often looks rather like heteronormativity’s “sick and boring life,” how can we cultivate queerer worlds, or other possibilities?

Ahmed’s Good Grief

Institutions separate complainers from one another and from their own support networks. But what if we complained as a collective?