November 13, 2014
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Dr. Steven Salaita-Inter/Nationalism from the Holy Land to the New World: Encountering Palestine in American Indian Studies, co-sponsored by qui parle


qui parle is co-sponsoring an upcoming talk by Dr. Steven Salaita, taking place November 13, 2004 from 5:00-7:00 on the UC Berkeley Campus. More information follows.

11/13/2014, 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

315 Wheeler Hall

Dr. Steven Salaita is the author of six books, most recently Israel’s Dead Soul (Temple University Press, 2011).

Sponsors include: Native American Studies Program, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program, Comparative Ethnic Studies Program, the Center for Race and Gender, the Center for Middle East Studies, the Berkeley Center for New Media, the Department of Art Practice, the Department of Anthropology, the Department of Rhetoric, the Program in Religious Studies, Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences, and CAL SJP.

October 29, 2014
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23:1, fall/winter 2014


Volume 23, no. 1 of qui parle is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR.

The dossier, Rethinking Sovereignty and Capitalism, includes contributions from:

  • William Callison on Sovereign Anxieties and Neoliberal Transformations: An Introduction
  • Banu Bargu on Sovereignty as Erasure: Rethinking Enforced Disappearances
  • Thomas Biebricher on Sovereignty, Norms, and Exception in Neoliberalism
  • Wendy Brown asks Is Marx (Capital) Secular?
  • Joseph Vogl on The Sovereignty Effect: Markets and Power in the Economic Regime, translated by William Callison

23.1 also features articles by:

  • Branka Arsić on Our Things: Thoreau on Objects, Relics, and Archives
  • Nicola Masciandaro on Paradisical Pessimism
  • Anne Sauvagnargues on Cartographies of Style, translated by Suzanne Verderber
  • Christoph Menke on The Aesthetic Possibility of the Work of Art, translated by Seth Thorn

And reviews of:

  • Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects by Emina Mušanović
  • Shaka McGlotten, Virtual Intimacies by Bonnie Ruberg

May 2, 2014
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issue 22:2, spring-summer 2014


Volume 22, no. 2, of qui parle is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR.

The Spring/Summer 2014 issue includes works by:

  • Colin Jager on Crossing the Line: Blasphemy, Time, and Anonymity
  • Molly McGarry on Moral Turpitude in Blasphemy and Other Moral Genealogies
  • The Claire Fontaine collective, with a Genealogy of the Concept of the Ready-Made Artist
  • Arden Reed on Speed and Nineteenth Century Stereoscopy
  • Matthew H. Evans translating Lionel Ruffel on The Public Spaces of Contemporary Literature
  • Martin Crowley on Being Beyond Politics, with Jean-Luc Nancy
  • Roberto Esposito on The Metapolitical Structure of the West, translated by Matt Langione
  • Jesse Cordes Selbin with a review essay on Sympathetic Distance and Victorian Form
  • Alex Dubilet with a review essay of Katrin Pahl’s Tropes of Transport: Hegel and Emotion

January 26, 2014
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Human Rights Between Past and Future


A special issue of qui parle, Volume 22, no. 1, is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR. The Fall/Winter 2013 issue includes:

  • Zachary Manfredi on Contemporary Critiques of International Human Rights and Humanitarianism
  • Didier Fassin on the Predicament of Humanitarianism
  • A Discussion of Samuel Moyn’s The Last Utopia with commentaries from Jason Frank, Pheng Cheah, Antony Anghie, and Seyla Benhabib and a response from Samuel Moyn on the Continuing Perplexities of Human Rights.
  • Claude Lefort translated by Jesse Cordes Selbin on International Law, Human Rights and Politics
  • Nikita Dhawan on Coercive Cosmopolitanism and Impossible Solidarities
  • Eyal Weizman on the Politics of the Humanitarian Present
  • Megan Alvarado Sagesse reviewing Ariella Azoulay, Civil Imagination
  • Christopher Patrick Miller reviewing Robert Meister, After Evil
  • Emily O’Rourke reviewing Jacques Ranciere, Mute Speech
  • Genevieve Renard Painter reviewing Samera Esmeir, Juridical Humanity.

January 26, 2014
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issue 21:2, spring-summer 2013


Issue 21.2 of qui parle, is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press and JSTOR.

The Spring/Summer 2013 issue includes:

  • John Brenkman on Hopkins, modernity and belief
  • Ann Smock on Emmanuel Hocquard
  • Marc Redfield on Wordsworth and the apocalypse
  • Shaka McGlotten and Sarah Vangundy on the sexual lives of zombies
  • Claudio Magris on literature, science and religion
  • Jordan Greenwald reviews Michael Moon’s Darger’s Resources
  • Adam Hutz reviews Hélène Mialet’s Hawking Incorporated
  • Bradford Taylor reviews Rei Terada’s Looking Away: Phenomenality and Dissatisfaction, Kant to Adorno and Gerhard Richter’s Afterness: Figures of Following in Modern Thought and Aesthetics

January 26, 2014
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Liner Notes: The Margins of Song


Issue 21.1 of qui parle, “Liner Notes: The Margins of Song” is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR. The Fall/Winter 2012 issue includes:

  • Simon Porzak introducing the Marginality of Song
  • Adriana Cavarero on The Vocal Body
  • Veit Erlmann on Refiguring the Early Modern Voice
  • Mara Mills on the Vocoder, the Artificial Larynx, and the History of Signal Processing
  • Judith A. Peraino on David Bowie, Andy Warhol, and the Art of Posing
  • Axel Nesme on the Poetic Voice and Its Lacanian Other
  • Michal Grover-Friedlander and Eli Friedlander on Setting the Stage and Staging the Voice in Weill and Brecht’s Der Jasager
  • Simon Porzak interviews Wayne Koestenbaum regarding Opera as a Closed Book
  • Robert Alford reviews Wendy Gay Pearson and Susan Knabe’s Zero Patience

January 26, 2014
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Special Dossier: Affect Theory


Issue 20.2 of qui parle, “Affect Theory” is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR. The Spring/Summer 2012 issue includes:

  • Marta Figlerowicz introducing the Affect Theory Dossier
  • Catherine Malabou on Following Generation
  • Elizabeth Abel on Skin, Flesh, and the Affective Wrinkles of Civil Rights Photography
  • Jordan Greenwald interviews Lauren Berlant on Affect in the End Times
  • Suzanne Herrera Li Puma introduces the work of Cara Benedetto
  • Color plates featuring work from Cara Benedetto’s Body Bags
  • Andrew Moisey on the Desire to Mark our Buried Nuclear Waste
  • Joseph Litvak examines Resentment in David Copperfield
  • Kristin Reed introduces Dmitri Prigov’s Versographies
  • James Martel on Nietzsche’s Cruel Messiah
  • Donna Jones on on the Continuous Career of Living Things in Bergson, Iqbal, and Scalia
  • Betina González-Azcárate and Joshua Lund on Mining the Tropics

January 26, 2014
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debt, democracy, and the future of the public university: an event co-sponsored by qui parle

Debt, Democracy, and the Public University

The Editorial Boards of qui parle, Representations, and Reclamations, publications housed at the University of California, Berkeley, will be co-hosting a panel discussion on December 7th to celebrate the release of their latest issues, which take the current educational crisis as their point of departure. Please join us for a panel discussion and open forum on student debt, democracy, and the future of the public university. The event is being held in the Maude Fife Room, Wheeler Hall 315, at the UC Berkeley campus, from 4 to 6pm.

Featured speakers include:

Lyn Hejinian
Robert Meister
Christopher Newfield
Rei Terada

The brief panel talks will serve as prompts for a broader, open discussion surrounding education and its relationship to the socio-political movements we are witnessing presently across many cities and campuses.

All are welcome to come and participate in this important discussion; please feel free to share this invitation widely!

Please visit our websites to view our current issues:

Qui Parle (20:1) – Higher Education on Its Knees
Reclamations (4) – Generation of Debt: the University in Default & the Undoing of Campus Life
Representations (116) – The Humanities and the Crisis of the Public University

January 26, 2014
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higher education on its knees


Issue 20.1 of qui parle, “Higher Education on its Knees” is now available in print through the University of Nebraska Press, and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR. This special four-part issue contains eighteen essays dealing with various dimensions concerning the ongoing global crisis in higher education. This Fall/Winter 2011 issue features:

  • Introduction by Michelle Ty
  • Gert Biesta on the rise of the global university and the crisis in higher education
  • Wendy Brown on the proposed UC Cyber-Campus
  • Annie McClanahan on the living indebted
  • Lionel Ruffel on the fate of books and the academic library
  • Michael Bérubé on “The Futility of the Humanities”
  • Geoffrey Galt Harpham on “Why We Need the 16,772nd Book on Shakespeare”
  • Henry A. Giroux on defending higher education as a public good
  • Robert Paul Wolff on the good of a liberal education
  • Marjorie Perloff on “The Death of a Discipline”
  • Laurent Dubreuil on “A Viral Lexicon for Future Crises”
  • Hélène Merlin-Kajman on transmitting literature
  • V. Kaladharan on the transition from meditative learning to impersonal pedagogy in Indian education
  • Francesco Crocco on “Contesting the Manufactured Crisis of Public Higher Education at CUNY”
  • Maritza Stanchich reports from the University of Puerto Rico on “A University Besieged”
  • Aaron Porter on “The English Gamble with the Future of Higher Education”
  • Rei Terada on “Free Speech, Disruption, and Student Protest”
  • Charlotte Latimer, et. al. on Creative Subversions
  • Lyn Hejinian on Wild Captioning

January 26, 2014
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at the intersections of ecocriticism


Qui Parle 19.2, now available in print from Nebraska and online through Project MUSE and JSTOR, is a special issue that brings together art and essays with an ecological focus that also resonate with critical theory. The issue features:

  • Introduction by Katrina Dodson
  • Stephanie LeMenager on “Petro-melancholia: the BP Blowout and the Arts of Grief”
  • Alenda Y. Chang on games as environmental texts
  • Lawrence Buell on emerging trends in ecocriticism
  • Karen Barad on “Nature’s Queer Performativity” in lightning, stingray neuronal receptors, and atoms
  • Timothy Morton on the ecological promise of object-oriented ontology
  • Sunaura Taylor on disability studies and animals rights
  • Alastair Hunt on destabilizing the human subject of rights discourse
  • Selections from In Praise of Vagabonds, French landscape architect Gilles Clément’s reflection on invasive species, translated and with an introduction by ecopoetics editor Jonathan Skinner
  • Katherine Chandler on the politics of matter
  • Yates McKee on climate refugees, biopolitics, and aesthetics
  • Artwork and poetry by David Maisel, Sunaura Taylor, Craig Dworkin, Brenda Hillman, Harryette Mullen, Jonathan Skinner, Simona Schneider, and Joan Retallack