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We study literary and cultural representation across linguistic and national boundaries.
We approach literary and cultural study with a keen awareness of critical theory.
Literature is news that stays news.
Literature is the most agreeable way of ignoring life.
The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.
Our lives are all different and yet the same.
Professor Irving Goh (National University of Singapore) on "The Problem of Failure"
March 30, 2023
A Conversation with Helena de Llanos on her recent feature-length film Journey to Somewhere (Viaje a alguna parte) 2021
April 06, 2023
Literary Prestige and the Laureate Position in Cultural Space with Günter Leypoldt
April 13, 2023
Making of a Poem: Timmy Straw on "Brezhnev" in The Paris Review
March 17, 2023
TIMMY STRAW writes on 'Intuition's Ear: On Kira Muratova" in the Paris Review
March 09, 2023
Old Stacks, New Leaves: The Arts of the Book in South Asia edited by Sonal Khullar
January 15, 2023
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