This essay addresses the questions raised by the distinctly human trait of creating images.
The article examines some of the ways in which racialized immigrants and their descendants translate hegemonic ethnoracial terms to assert belonging and citizenship in the nation.
This essay addresses the tenets of Afro-Pessimism in relation to the condition of slavery, Blackness, and Black nonexistence.
Islamicate is a term invented by world historian Marshall Hodgson. At once precise and woolly, it invokes Islam—its past, present, and future—yet marks its influence as exceeding any creedal or cultural limits.
Linguistic Hospitality: Reflections on Voice, (Early) Modernities, and the Future of Italian Studies
As émigrés currently adopt Italian to relate their personal experiences, a new edginess and perceptivity is developing in the arts, particularly in the cinema and in literature.
This essay examines the history of auditory sensation, specifically music, in materialistic terms related to sensory communication and raw physicality.
In this essay, the author relates a journey to retrace the steps of a 1926 Harvard medical and scientific expedition to Liberia.
How does today’s global art world help open up questions about the global reach of art and artists in the past? And, linking past and present, how do we most effectively use language to convey, and interpret, the always elusive affective impact of art?
This article responds to two issues affecting the field of contemporary art history: digital technology and the so-called computational turn in the humanities.
Although we often think about geographical continents as fixed natural entities, they are in fact also the product of imaginative construction. The most recent example of this process is the emergence of the continental concept of "Eurasia."