Resistant Form: Aristophanes and the Comedy of Crisis

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Can attending to poetic form help us imagine a radical politics and bridge the gap between pressing contemporary political concerns and an ancient literature that often seems steeped in dynamics of oppression? The corpus of the fifth-century Athenian playwright Aristophanes includes some of the funniest yet most disturbing comedies of Western literature. His work’s anarchic[…]

Athens and the War on Public Space: Tracing a City in Crisis

Published: 04/20/2018

Drifting away from an eerily empty avenue, a lonely figure heads downstairs, into a metro station… Sometimes, the maelstrom of a crisis can be captured in a single image. The image of the mundane, barely noticeable movement of an urban dweller as they go about their everyday life. Athens and the War on Public Space[…]

Crisis States: Governance, Resistance & Precarious Capitalism

Published: 07/05/2016

This is an age of crisis: economic, political, environmental, and social. Yet the nature of contemporary crisis is often misunderstood. Crisis, rather than being accidental or episodic – as is too often assumed – has been a regular feature of state practice in the neoliberal austerity regimes of contemporary capitalism. In this timely work Jeff[…]