Essays

Should We Believe in Autofiction?

This essay was first made available earlier this year, exclusively for our Patreon supporters. If you want to support Full Stop’s original literary criticism, please consider becoming a Patreon supporter.  Contemporary autofiction has generated a great deal of buzz for over a decade, but, curiously, we still don’t have a firm grasp on what it is. […]

Paragard Don’t Get One: my copper IUD library

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

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

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

Organizing Graduate Workers Beyond Trump’s NLRB

Paying to Work

On the Student/Worker Distinction

Uncovering the Popular Midwestern Gothic

The American Midwest in idea and in fact is girded.

Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen

The general proximity of Alex Israel’s SPF-18

The Bridge, The Pyramid and The Spire

Parable as architecture; construction as crime

The Tenderness Junction

There is a direct link between listening and life, perceivable in its absence. What we cannot say and what we cannot hear matter.