Issue 82 Out Now!

We’re excited to bring you our latest issue, available online now through Duke University Press! If you don’t have a subscription yet, you can subscribe here to make sure you won’t miss:

Creative Work from:

H. L. Hix
Jonathan Veach
Corey Miller
Nick Lantz
Ed Skoog
Edmund Sandoval
Whittney Jones
Joe Wilkins
Jay Udall
Brent Goodman
Alan Michael Parker
Douglas Trevor
Adrian Matejka
Amorak Huey
Kathryn Levy
Sandra Beasley
Verónica Reyes
Catherine Pierce
Ben Merriman
William O’Daly

Critical Pieces from:


José Felipe Alvergue   “The Material Etymologies of Cecilia Vicuña: Art, Sculpture, and Poetic Communities”

Wang Jinghui   “Hallucination and Madness: The Impact of Censorship on Mo Yan’s Writing”


Surveying the Field

Madigan Haley   “The Novel at the World Scale”
Review of David Palumbo-Liu, Bruce Robbins and Nirvana Tanoukhi, eds. 2011. Immanuel Wallerstein and the Problem of the World: System, Scale, Culture (2011); Jon Hegglund, World Views: Metageographies of Modernist Fiction (2012); John Marx, Geopolitics and the Anglophone Novel, 1890-2011 (2012); Elizabeth Anker, Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature (2012).

Lisa Fluet   “‘Ask me if I care’: Work, Injustice, and Other People’s Happiness”
Review of Sara Ahmed, The Promise of Happiness (2010)

Joseph Darda   “Old Left, New Class: Literary Anxiety in the Consumers’ Republic”
Review of Stephen Schryer’s Fantasies of the New Class: Ideologies of Professionalism in Post-World War II American Fiction (2011); Michael Szalay’s Hip Figures: A Literary History of the Democratic Party (2012); Alan Wald’s American Night: The Literary Left in the Era of the Cold War (2012)


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