|Just Saying, by Rae Armantrout
In Just Saying, improbable and even untenable speakers are briefly constituted--only to disappear. The result is part carnival, part nightmare. A television pundit's rhetoric segues into an unusual succulent with writhing maroon tongues. When the world suddenly becomes legible, is that revelation or psychosis? In this book, the voice of the Lord and/or the voice of the security state can come from anyplace. The problem of identity becomes acute. The poems in Just Saying may be imagined as chimeras, creatures that appear when old distinctions break down and elements generally kept separate combine in new ways. Here Armantrout both worries (as a dog worries a bone) and celebrates the groundless fecundity of being and of language.
|Radical Sensations: World Movements, Violence and Visual Culture by Shelley S. Streeby
The significant anarchist, black, and socialist world-movements that emerged in the late nineteenth century and early twentieth adapted discourses of sentiment and sensation and used the era's new forms of visual culture to move people to participate in projects of social, political, and economic transformation. Drawing attention to the vast archive of images and texts created by radicals prior to the 1930s, Shelley Streeby analyzes representations of violence and of abuses of state power in response to the Haymarket police riot, of the trial and execution of the Chicago anarchists, and of the mistreatment and imprisonment of Ricardo and Enrique Flores Magón and other members of the Partido Liberal Mexicano. She considers radicals' reactions to and depictions of U.S. imperialism, state violence against the Yaqui Indians in the U.S.-Mexico borderlands, the failure of the United States to enact laws against lynching, and the harsh repression of radicals that accelerated after the United States entered the First World War. By focusing on the adaptation and critique of sentiment, sensation, and visual culture by radical world-movements in the period between the Haymarket riots of 1886 and the deportation of Marcus Garvey in 1927, Streeby sheds new light on the ways that these movements reached across national boundaries, criticized state power, and envisioned alternative worlds.
|Alchemy, a journal of translation
The Third Issue has justt gone live! Spring 2013, Issue 3.
Alchemy is committed to publishing quality, contemporary translations of poetry, fiction, and non-fiction creative writing. By dedicating our journal to the publication of high quality translations by students, we aim to encourage a new generation of translators. We publish creative translations and adaptations, including homophonic, homolinguistic, and other poetic forms. It is our belief that translation can teach us new things about writing and about language itself. We look forward to publishing work that is fresh, engaging and thought provoking. Alchemy is based in the University of California, San Diego’s Literature and Linguistics departments, and is edited and published by UCSD students.
|People with Holes: Stories by Heather Fowler
Hailed as “magic realism at its finest,” Fowler’s writing reveals the small but essential truths that motivate sex and relationships. Whether in museums of solitude, in airports of dreams, or at the circus, these stories are bound together by transformation, anthropomorphism, and ultimately by love’s inevitable consequences. Fowler’s unique vision is thought-provoking, with a touch of feminist sensibility, and shot through with quirky and laugh-out-loud humor. This collection is Fowler’s second book of magical realist stories and 100% author's proceeds will be donated to Planned Parenthood. The publisher will match the author’s contribution.
In honor of the book’s release, the publisher has also just sponsored a GoodReads giveaway in process now. Click to win a free copy here.
|Marcel Hénaff has published :
- "Vivre avec les autres. Réciprocité et altérité chez Lévi-Strauss" in Claude Lévi-Strauss et ses contemporains, Ed. P. Guenancia et J.P. Sylvestre, Paris, PUF, 2012, pp. 157-180.
- "Formes de l’espace construit ; formes de la pensée : du village bororo à la ville réseau" in J.P. Changeux Ed. La vie des formes et les formes de la vie, Éditions Odile Jacob, Paris, 2012, pp. 187-215.
- "Rite, prière et actes de langage" in Dire la croyance religieuse, Ed. B. Kanabus & J. Maréchal, Peter Lang, NY- Bruxelles, 2012 : 121-150
- "Ceremonial Gift-Giving: The Lessons of Anthropology with Mauss and Beyond” in Gift in Antiquity, Ed. M.L. Satlow, Wiley-Balckwell, Oxford, 2013, pp. 12-24.
- "Die immateriallen Güter" in Lettre International #100- Berlin April 2013 pp.123-128.