Coming soon: a translation of Nelly Richard’s essay, “Desajustar el marco del feminismo: una lectura de Judith Butler desde el Sur”
Number 155 (Summer 2021)
KAYVAN TAHMASEBIAN and REBECCA RUTH GOULD
SUSAN SCOTT PARRISH
Music and Sound at the Edges of History
edited by Martha Feldman and Nicholas Mathew
“Lately, across the humanities, historicism in its many guises has been in retreat—a retreat that music studies has in some respects hastened. This collection of essays asks why sound and music appear to induce exhaustion with history and historical method and how a renewed focus on musical practices might motivate fresh histories and novel forms of history writing.” –from the editors’ introduction
MARTHA FELDMAN AND NICHOLAS MATHEW Music Histories from the Edge
Music, Race, Memory
MARTHA FELDMAN Fugitive Voice
JESSICA SWANSTON BAKER Sugar, Sound, Speed: “Area Code 869” and Sonic Fiction MARTIN STOKES On the Beach: Musicology’s Migrant Crisis
Opera as History
CAROLYN ABBATE Certain Loves for Opera
GUNDULA KREUZER Butterflies on Sweet Land? Reflections on Opera at the Edges of History
MARY ANN SMART Michel Leiris and the Secret Language of Song
JAMES CHANDLER Memories Are Made of This: Notes on a New York Sound, 1959–64 MICHAEL DENNING and GARY TOMLINSON Cantologies
DELIA CASADEI Vico Signifying Nothing
NICHOLAS MATHEW Listening(s) Past: History and the Mediatic Musicology
Practices of Devotion
“The goal of this special issue … is to desegregate religious studies and theology from the humanities more broadly by reasserting religion’s significance to the histories of critique, theory, and literature … [and to] pursue connections between devotional practices, literary production, and contemplative or intellectual labor so as to move the intellectual project called Religion and Literature away from an emphasis on thematics and toward an investigation of practices.” –from the editors’ introduction
Edited by Eleanor Craig, Amy Hollywood, Niklaus Largier, and Kris Trujillo, this volume demonstrates that the work of devotion is as much about the transformation wrought through it as it is about the specificity of its object.
Read Representations’ new special virtual issue, “Weird Scholarship: From Curious to Rare,” free for a limited time.
Of the many cross-disciplinary and topical strands that have emerged from nearly forty years of Representations in print, one stands out: a kind of research that perhaps originated in the journal’s pages and remains difficult to find elsewhere–what might fondly be called “weird scholarship.” We invite you to dip into a virtual issue featuring some of the most representative examples in this vein, available free of charge for a limited time.
The essays selected for this virtual issue highlight examples from the early years of Representations, by which the contours of New Historicism became known, and many examples from more recent issues, which show how the conversation among disparate discourses has born strange and wonderful fruit.
Table of Contents
Terry Castle. The Female Thermometer, no. 17, 1987
István Rév. In Mendacio Veritas (In Lies There Lies the Truth), no. 35, 1991
Nathaniel Mackey. Other: From Noun to Verb, no. 39, 1992
Elaine Scarry. On Vivacity: The Difference Between Daydreaming and Imagining Under-Authorial-Instruction, no. 52, 1995
Michel Zink. Nerval in the Library, or The Archives of the Soul, no. 56, 1996
Jessica Riskin. Eighteenth-Century Wetware, no. 83, 2003
Sue Waterman. Collecting the Nineteenth Century, no. 90, 2005
Phil Ford. Taboo: Time and Belief in Exotica, no. 103, 2008
Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby. Negative-Positive Truths, no. 113, 2011
Carolyn Steedman. Cries Unheard, Sights Unseen: Writing the Eighteenth-Century Metropolis, no. 118, 2012
D. Vance Smith. Fallacy: Close Reading and the Beginning of Philosophy, no. 140, 2017
The uprisings in recent weeks against police brutality and institutionalized racism in the United States has brought the long wound of slavery into greater relief for everyone, whether we’re out in the streets or listening to newscasts. In recognition of this moment’s fury and demand for justice, we offer two special issues from our archives that address the issue of slavery head-on. Their engagements with questions of reparation, identity, dispossession, and the archive remain brilliantly, if painfully, pertinent today. All content in these issues is free through the end of 2020.
Special Issue (Representations 92):
Edited by Saidiya Hartman and Stephen Best
STEPHEN BEST and SAIDIYA HARTMAN
HERMAN L. BENNETT
‘‘Sons of Adam’’: Text, Context, and the Early Modern African Subject
COLIN J. DAYAN
The Indigent Sublime: Specters of Irish Hunger
Special Issue (Representations 113):
New World Slavery and the Matter of the Visual
Edited by Huey Copeland, Krista Thompson, and Darcy Grimaldo Grigsby
HUEY COPELAND and KRISTA THOMPSON
Perpetual Returns: New World Slavery and the Matter of the Visual
DARCY GRIMALDO GRIGSBY
Hank Willis Thomas, Fred Wilson, Christopher Cozier
Neither Lost nor Found: Slavery and the Visual Archive
In recognition of the impact of Covid-19 on campus instruction and the rise of unplanned distance learning, UC Press is pleased to make Representations and all of its online journals content free to all through June 2020.
The Lower Criticism
The Medium Concept
Upcoming in Representations 151: Kathryn Crim on Jen Bervin’s Silk Poems, Ian Duncan on Darwin’s aesthetic science, Danielle Simon on Italian television, Paulina Hartono on the sound of Chinese Communist radio, and Todd Olson on zoological osteology and art-historical method in early twentieth-century France. Available in August.