A Planetary Avant-Garde

A Planetary Avant-Garde

Experimental Literature Networks and the Legacy of Iberian Colonialism

A Planetary Avant-Garde explores how experimental poetics and literature networks have aesthetically and politically responded to the legacy of Iberian colonialism across the world. The book examines avant-garde responses to Spanish and Portuguese imperialism across Europe, Latin America, West Africa, and Southeast Asia between 1909 and 1929. Ignacio Infante critically traces the hegemony and resistance […]
Border Ecology

Border Ecology

Art and Environmental Crisis at the Margins

This book analyzes how contemporary visual art can visualize environmental crisis. It draws on Karen Barad’s method of “agential realism,” which understands disparate factors as working together and “entangled.” Through an analysis of digital eco art, the book shows how the entwining of new materialist and decolonized approaches accounts for the nonhuman factors shaping ecological […]
Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 26

Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 26

Artists Judith Barry and Kahlil Robert Irving, architects Fernanda Canales and Michael Maltzan, landscape architect Julie Bargmann and philosopher Timothy Morton are among the internationally renowned creative professionals who will discuss their work for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ spring Public Lecture Series.
‘Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present’ opens Feb. 23 at Kemper Art Museum

‘Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present’ opens Feb. 23 at Kemper Art Museum

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis will present “Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present” Feb. 23 through July 29. An internationally acclaimed artist raised and based in St. Louis, Irving frequently examines issues and topics ranging from memory, race and digital media to Black life and the politics of industrial manufacturing.
‘The ability to tell the truth’

‘The ability to tell the truth’

Dwight A. McBride and Justin A. Joyce discuss James Baldwin Review, which they co-founded in 2015 and which is now co-published by WashU and Manchester University Press. With more than 20,000 annual downloads, it is the most read journal in the press’s catalogue.
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