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 […]
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 […]
Jeremy Denk, a pianist of “delicacy and wit” (Bachtrack) who plays with “utmost control but also the freedom of an improvisation” (The Guardian), will launch the 2024 Great Artists Series Feb. 4 with the complete Partitas of Johann Sebastian Bach.
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.
What happens to sibling relationships when your older sister, the budding poet you loved and admired as a child, falls prey to severe mental illness? When the sister of Deborah Kasdan, LA68, GR70, returns from a gap year in Israel, she seems to glow with health and beauty. In three years, however, Rachel is committed […]
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 Black Rep will launch its 47th season with “Hold On.” The world premiere drama, by British playwright Paul Webb, is based on his original screenplay for the Oscar-nominated film “Selma.”
Written by Linda Fine Hunt, who earned a master’s in health science in 1991 and worked for 13 years in the School of Occupational Therapy, the book spans a period of 12 years, from 1954 to 1966. During this time, Linda lives in a neighborhood of 100 in nearby University City, known as the Gates […]
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.
“WUDT’sNEXT” will take place in Edison Theatre Dec. 1-3. The performance will feature original works by visiting choreographers Leslie Cuyjet and Mike Esperanza and faculty choreographers Antonio Douthit-Boyd, Elinor Harrison and David Marchant.