Archive for July 2016

Photo by Ian Southwell
Photo by Ian Southwell

Presidential Forum

Bush Sites / Bush Stories: Politics of Place and Memory in Indigenous Northern Canada

Peter Kulchyski

Consider a sacred place, the Teaching Rocks near Curve Lake First Nation at the northeast end of Anishnabwe territory, also known as the Peterborough Petroglyphs in southern Ontario. . . .

Photo by Grant Matthews
Photo by Grant Matthews

Presidential Forum

Networked Mediation: Historical Memory against Punitive Justice

Wai Chee Dimock

I would like to begin by invoking the memory of W. H. Auden, or at least one particular line of his—“Poetry makes nothing happen”—surely one of the most controversial assertions ever made. . . .

Photo by Pimthida
Photo by Pimthida

Presidential Forum

Literary Archaeology at the Temple Mount: Recovering the Comic Version of the Sacrifice of Isaac

Sidra DeKoven Ezrahi

Given the amount of blood that has been spilled, it may be hard for anyone who does not live there to believe that Palestine and Israel together constitute an area roughly the size of Massachusetts . . .

Photo by Tim Green
Photo by Tim Green

Presidential Forum

Negotiating Sites of Memory

Margaret Ferguson

Temporally complex like Janus, the Roman god of beginnings, negotiating sites of memory starts in the present and looks both to the past and the future. . . .
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