South African literature has long struggled to become drought-resistant: its plotlines, and even its paper production, presuppose abundant water.
"The real value, the biggest value, of sport to me is that it is this gigantic arena for feeling."
The transnational struggles of Black women throughout history are different experiments in the practice of freedom.
Remember that anti-Black violence has been the central dynamic of US history—and how Black women have struggled with this violence for centuries.
Contemporary TV series that take on Latinx life have increasingly embraced the complexity of their subject matter.
For poet Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, as for the Black Romantics, history is the repetition of anti-Black violence that has yet to be abolished.
Novelists from George Eliot to Mary Gordon ask readers to confront our lives as ethical dramas that run only once, and with great consequence.
While some progress has been made, TV is still trying to figure out how to tell the stories of male-identified rape survivors.
Hazzard was given to lingering in the fraught silences that follow great tumult, taking the time to find something worth saying.
Caribbean authors—and the “disorderly” women of whom they write—can reveal how important it is to seek out one’s true self.
The Death of Nature wrote a new narrative of science that explored the costs of modernity for nature and humankind.
It is no exaggeration to say that Evelyn Fox Keller and her compatriots made possible not only my work but entire generations of scholarship on science.
When will new generations of Afro-Italians finally be heard and recognized as full and active members of Italy’s culture and society?
How should readers and scholars look on the tangible traces writers leave behind?
The many faces of the Kardashians are the many faces of the monstrous hydra of blackface. They must be critiqued to a cultural halt.
"The women in my book really disrupted France’s ideas about citizenship, about who belongs. I’d like us to be similarly disruptive."
I May Destroy You explores how sexual violation is entangled in relations of visuality.
Three recent poetry collections have cemented the rise of what we might call the “metalyrical”: poetry that interrogates the conditions of its own expression.
What was happening in the streets of Iran—what one white feminist couldn’t see—was a revolution, looking for different freedoms than the West.
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”