Memory and Memorials in a Contested Age
At a time when public monuments are the objects of political contestation, Stephen Best, Debarati Sanyal, and Andrew Shanken discuss the complexities of memory and memorialization.
Midnight la Frontera
Documentary photographer Ken Light and author José Ángel Navejas discuss their book, which features photographs of US border patrol agents on their nighttime shifts on the Mexican border in the 1980s.
The Trouble with Literature
Victoria Kahn argues that the literature of the English Reformation (written during the fraught years of the late 16th and 17th centuries) marks a turning point in Western thinking about literature and literariness.
Jeannie Suk Gersen
Jeannie Suk Gersen is a feminist legal scholar and contributing writer at the New Yorker. She is joined in conversation by political theorist Wendy Brown.
Joyce Carol Oates
Joyce Carol Oates, author of over 70 works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, talks with poet John Shoptaw.
In the Matter of Nat Turner: A Speculative History
Christopher Tomlins offers a new interpretation of Nat Turner and the slave rebellion that stunned the American South.
Acting Out: Performance and Community in the Post-Community
Jeremy Geffen, SanSan Kwan, and Myra Melford discuss the role of the performing arts in a time when the very act of congregation is seen as problematic and potentially dangerous.
An Archaeology of Catastrophe
James Porter and poet Gillian Conoley discuss how the massive systems collapse of the late Bronze Age is expressed in Homer’s epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey.
Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution
Ian Duncan offers a major rethinking of the European novel and its relationship to early evolutionary science.
Catastrophe & Storytelling
Sugata Ray talks with visual artist Ranu Mukherjee about the relationship between nature and the sacred, with a focus on India during the rise of the Anthropocene era.