Essays

The MeToo Noir?

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99 River Street – both the film and the critical reaction to it – serves to encapsulate the various strategies that we’ve seen deployed in the backlash to the Me Too movement – from denial to willed blindness to mockery.

Should We Believe in Autofiction?

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What if there is a great distance between an author’s real life and the way it’s represented on the page? What kind of accountability, if that’s the case, should the reader expect from the author?

Paragard Don’t Get One: my copper IUD library

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In November, I had the copper IUD, called Paragard, implanted in my uterus, to ensure a 99% chance of unconceivable fucking.

Stealing From the Archive

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What was I stealing from, then? Why did it feel so right, so pleasing, to simply take the photograph out of the folder I’d been examining, stick it between the pages of my notebook, and then leave with the notebook?

#UsToo: How Unions Could Fight Harassment in STEM

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Calls for more data and institutional leadership can only do so much: we must also change who holds power in our universities and who is subject to that power.

With or Without U

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Organizing Graduate Workers Beyond Trump’s NLRB

Paying to Work

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On the Student/Worker Distinction

Uncovering the Popular Midwestern Gothic

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The American Midwest in idea and in fact is girded.

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

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The general proximity of Alex Israel’s SPF-18

The Bridge, The Pyramid and The Spire

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Parable as architecture; construction as crime