Discovery & Inspiration

Discovery & Inspiration


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Lisa Earl Castillo, “Recovering the Story of Casa Branca and Afro-Brazilian Identity”
August 26, 2019

Founded by freed slaves in the early nineteenth c…

Marie Hicks, “The Meta-Narrative of the Machine: Computing and Social Inequalities in Great Britain”
August 26, 2019

In the popular imagination, computers are not onl…

Joseph E. Taylor III, “Conservation Controversies: Public Lands in the American West”
August 26, 2019

Between 1891 and 1939 a substantial portion of th…

Ted Underwood, “Distant Horizons: Reading in the Age of Algorithms”
August 26, 2019

Proponents of distant reading practices in which …

Meta DuEwa Jones, “Mapping Black Diasporic Memory: The Alchemy of Ekphrasis”
August 26, 2019

Poets have long used ekphrasis—the vivid descript…

Andrea Brady, “Forms of Verse and Forms of Bondage: Theorizing the Constraints of Lyric Poetry”
August 26, 2019

In the opening lines of his most famous poem, “To…

Peter Villella, “The Immediacy of Antiquity: Reconstructing Aztec Epic History”
August 26, 2019

Five hundred years ago—in February 1519—Hernán Co…

Mia Fuller, “Monuments and Mussolini: Contested Landscapes of Memory”
August 26, 2019

Monuments commemorating historical figures, event…

Matthew Rubery, “Methodologies of Reading in a Neurodiverse World”
August 26, 2019

For most of us, learning to read is an important …

Matt ffytche, “Art From the Outside: Culture and Mental Illness in the Twentieth Century”
August 26, 2019

Since at least the early years of the twentieth c…