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“Where No X-Man Has Gone Before!”

Mutant Superheroes and the Cultural Politics of Popular Fantasy in Postwar America

by Ramzi Fawaz

The single best-selling superhero comic book of the late twentieth century, the X-Men tells the story of an international cadre of superpowered beings known as “mutants,” genetically evolved humans outcast by a bigoted and fearful humanity. 274 more words

Intervention

#chi4good - Diversity and Inclusivity Committee 2016

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done…

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Reflections

On Art and Self Doubt: Towards the Artistic Statement

I used to always listen to audiobooks when I was working on textiles. Then I read Claire Wellesley-Smith’s blogs (here and here), followed by her book, … 891 more words

Textiles

PRAVU MAZUMDAR: WISHFUL THINKING.

ON HYBRIDITY, HUMAN NATURE AND THE FUTURE OF JEWELLERY.

Alchimia Blog is excited to present a newly commissioned essay by Indian Munich-based philosopher and cultural theorist Pravu Mazumdar, examining the nature and future of art jewelry in relation to contemporary culture. 3,872 more words

Capitalism, Temporality, and the Crisis of Labor (Postone)

The current crisis has laid bare the contradictory and shaky character of contemporary capitalism. Yet the essentially inchoate responses to the crisis have dramatically revealed the absence of a robust conceptualization of post-capitalist society and, by implication, of a robust critique of capital. 71 more words

Truth

New book series launched: (Post-) Critical Global Studies

Peter Lang Oxford is pleased to announce the launch of the new book series

(Post-) Critical Global Studies

Series Editors: Márcia Aparecida Amador Mascia, Silvia Grinberg  and Kontopodis Michalis… 734 more words

Politics

Jumping for Joyce: Gone Home’s Love-Hate relationship with ideas of “the Literary”

Fans of Gone Home, a game developed by Fullbright, have been known to describe it as “Literary”. Perhaps because of its close attention to narrative and characterization. 1,580 more words

Video Games