Category Archives : New and Noteworthy


ARC Fellows: I cause my heart to pour out is how to say remember

ARC Fellows: I cause my heart to pour out is how to say remember Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Beth Piatote (Professor, Native American Studies) Earlier this month I gave a commencement address to a class of Native American undergraduates. I was alone in my living room, recording into a […]


ARC Fellows: Poetry, Voice & Violence

ARC Fellows: Poetry, Voice & Violence Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Jenif(f)er Tamayo (Performance Studies) I’ve spent the last few years thinking about poetry and voice. Not like an “abstract” English grammar capital “V” voice––but like, the material voice. The one that makes waves and vibrations. Moves through canals, makes […]


ARC Fellows: Sensing, Knowing, and Other Matters

ARC Fellows: Sensing, Knowing, and Other Matters Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Menat Allah El Attma (English Literature/Global Urban Humanities) Two dangers never truly cease to threaten the world: order and disorder. The artist, in whichever medium they practice, knows then how easy and often they find themselves between opposing […]


ARC Fellows: catastropha

ARC Fellows: catastropha Submitted by our 2020 Poetry and the Senses Poetry Fellow: Rusty Morrison (Community Poet) Yesterday morning I took an hour from my work-life to write in my journal. These days of Covid19, of sheltering-at-home, have meant more work for me, not less, in the professional realm. Choosing to enter the journal’s poem-space […]


Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture

Contingent Intimacies: Queer Criticalities + Photographic Portraiture By: Lindsey Pannor, April 2, 2020 At the end of February, curator Horace Ballad, Ph.D. visited us from WIlliams College to speak on his recent exhibit “possible selves: queer foto vernaculars.” Ballard is the Lead Curator of American Art at the Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA), and […]


Opacities: Trans Visual Media

Opacities: Trans Visual Media By: Lindsey Pannor, April 2, 2020 March 31st marked the eleventh annual Trans Day of Visibility, perfectly cuing this reflection on our most recent event held on campus. Trans artists and activists Tourmaline and Chris Vargas came together to present their film work, followed by a conversation with Eric Stanley of […]


Syria’s Fraught Balance

Syria’s Fraught Balance By: Lindsey Pannor, February 26, 2020 Northwestern University’s Shanya Silverstein came to campus on February 19 to present a specific component of her current research: the traditional dance of dabke and its relationship to the contemporary political turmoil surrounding the Syrian civil war. This form of performance, which is deeply tied to […]