This essay was originally written for the CHID class Biofutures. It was readapted and published online in Graphite Publications in Montreal.
Michel Foucault, a French social theorist and historian of ideas, lectured on political power schemes. In feudal aristocracy and absolute monarchies, kings and dictators muzzle a limited power: “le droit de faire mourir ou de laisser vivre” (1) …
By Evan Murphy
University at Buffalo Class of 2018
If I am not mistaken, the heterogeneous pieces I have enumerated resemble Kafka; if I am not mistaken, not all of them resemble each other. This second fact is the more significant. In each of these texts we find Kafka’s idiosyncrasy to a greater or lesser degree, but if Kafka …
Grigoris Markou-Phanuwat Lasote
Postgraduate students of Political Analysis in the School of Political Science, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece.
In recent years, Thailand has been continuously facing enormous political and social crises, which resulted in the 2014 coup d’état, the second military coup within the past 8 years…
By Sana Abdulsalam
In Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s novel Half of a Yellow Sun, “Biafra” was conceived of as a nation. Even within its short lived and tumultuous existence, Biafra greatly shaped …
The notion of “double consciousness” introduced by W.E.B. Du Bois in The Souls of Black Folk (1903) continues to be explored in sociology, race studies, philosophy, and many other disciplines. This term is broadly understood as a..
In The Panopticon, Jenni Fagan chronicles one child’s search for freedom and identity in the Scottish foster system. On the outside, Anais Hendricks presents a harsh…
Inspired by Waste-Site Stories: The Recycling of Memory edited by Brian Neville, Johanne Villeneuve
When I see the greasy cardboard
The smell of pizza
Bringing fond memories
I forget, I forget …