Monthly Archives: March 2012

Space-making in the Humanities: Looking Behind the Mona Lisa

By Zach Finch In Frieda Knobloch’s recent C21 lecture, she discussed methods that would allow us to conceptualize and create new spaces in order to approach the discourse of climate change and the environment.  Her work attempts to break down … Continue reading

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Pre-Occupy

By Annie McClanahan The cover to the “History” section on Occupied Studies recently offered the timeline below as a guide to the movement’s history (thanks to Richard Grusin for pointing me to it and for the screen shot). There is … Continue reading

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Blocked Signification

By Kalling Heck In “Kid Orientalism: How a Global Future for Child Sexuality is Now Surfacing,” Kathryn Bond Stockton’s keynote at the Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference (MIGC), she discussed—amongst other topics—how signifiers at times coalesce to block sight.  Discussing how … Continue reading

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Vibrant Matter

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Desert Nativity: A Reflection on Frieda Knobloch’s Visit

By Molly McCourt Frieda Knobloch’s work exceeds disciplinary boundaries.  She is at once the botanist who retraced the steps of Aven Nelson, the creative writer who is exploring the Red Desert through a gruff character named Ed Ray, or the … Continue reading

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Claws versus Paws, Running Nerds, and the Case for Precise Language

by Mary Mullen I remember the first time I saw my husband run in a track meet.  He wasn’t racing; he was pacing a friend who was sponsored by New Balance at the time.  I hadn’t been dating him long, … Continue reading

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Overheard

C21’s upcoming Nonhuman Turn Conference is generating quite a bit of buzz in the vast world of the web.  As Adrian Ivakhiv suggests, “The list of speakers reads like a “who’s who” of the neo-ontological, speculative-realist crowd in cultural and media … Continue reading

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