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like a dog

Taking its cues from the New Narrative writing movement, like a dog considers how sexual identity is morphed, hidden, and denied by cultural forces like film, pornography, rape culture, and sexual semiotics. The speaker of ...

Crossings: Migrant Knowledges, Migrant Forms

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Crossings: Migrant Knowledges, Migrant Forms brings together activists, artists, scholars, and migrants with diverse histories to explore what the experience of migration does with, and to, knowledge, and how its own ways of knowing find ...

Cycle of Dreams

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An experimental hybrid work, Cycle of Dreams pairs translation and original poetry. The translations, or adaptations, are of William Langland’s strange and wild fourteenth-century dream vision, Piers Plowman, a politically radical English and Latin poem written ...

Xenoflesh: Vegan Poetics and Capitalocene Meat

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Xenoflesh: Vegan Poetics and Capitalocene Meat considers the representation of flesh and meat in an eclectic range of literary texts, artworks, and films produced across capitalocene modernity, from Hesiod's Theogony and Rembrandt’s The Slaughtered Ox ...

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