• “Of Rare Compatibility”: Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems and Making Kin in the Sericene
  • David Perry

    Abstract: Scripting what may be read as a “string figure” companion to Donna Haraway’s Chthulucene, Jen Bervin’s 2017 Silk Poems project becomes entangled with the damage of the Anthropocene—and with projects of recuperation in the face of that damage—via a proposed Sericene: an ecopoetic weaving of human-worm-moth symbiosis in silk, a human voicing articulated through the nonhuman person...

  • What is Migrant Thinking? Trans, Fusion, and the Bracket
  • Ranjan Ghosh

    Abstract: This essay introduces Ghosh’s idea of trans(in)fusion and argues out his thesis on “migrant thinking.” What kind of “critical thinking” does trans(in)fusion envisage? Is all envisagement a kind of form? Can critical thinking be envisaged at all? If envisaged, what kind of cosmopolitan and migrant motor does it undertake and initiate? Ghosh talks about the poetics and politics of ...

  • When Interfaces Interfere: Crashlands, Cancer, and Embodied Gaming
  • Brian Reed

    Abstract: In Gameworld Interfaces, Kristine Jørgensen maintains that the best interfaces provide an optimal amount of useful information about a gameworld without becoming obtrusive. Video games are, however, complex objects, and sometimes they serve purposes other than entertaining users through facilitating immersive gameplay. They can, for instance, promote educational and aesthetic ends tha...

  • Shakespeare and Experimental American Poetry
  • Alan Golding

    Abstract: Why the particular emphasis proposed in my title on Shakespeare’s importance for experimental or avant-garde American poetry? We can take Shakespeare’s significance for American poetry generally, as for most writers in the English language, as a given. One can certainly trace Shakespeare’s presence in a wide range of more mainstream twentieth-century poetry, from John Berryman to A...

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