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Essay
Langston Hughes and the Paris Transfer
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T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting

"As the scholarly work of recovery and re-envisioning the American expatriate narrative continues to take shape and form, what Langston Hughes’s wonderment via his wanderings offers is a critical archive for the recuperation of another expatriate 'lost generation' that was neither white or male." Here, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting recovers Hughes's time in Paris alongside three African-American women: Ada "Bricktop" Smith, Florence Embry Jones, and Adelaide Hall. 

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Polychrome Ceramic Series – Obsessive Memories by Jianhua Liu
Book Chapter
We’re Going to Party Like It’s 1989: Proper China, Interdisciplinarity, and the Global Art Market
By
Hentyle Yapp

Hentyle Yapp analyzes contemporary Chinese art as it circulates on the global art market to outline the limitations of Western understandings of non-Western art. Yapp reconsiders the all-too-common narratives about Chinese art that celebrate the heroic artist who embodies political resistance against the authoritarian state. These narratives, as Yapp establishes, prevent Chinese art, aesthetics, and politics from being discussed in the West outside the terms of Western liberalism and notions of the “universal.”

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Video
Terrifying Drag: Zulfikar Ali Bhutto/Faluda Islam + Kareem Khubchandani/ LaWhore Vagistan
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Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU

This conversation brings together two US-based South Asian drag queens, Faluda Islam and LaWhore Vagistan, to discuss a broad array of topics connected to the aesthetics of their practices: pastiche as a mode of re-making the world; death as well as conviviality as strategies in drag; camp theory in relation to race and ethnicity; and “queer Muslim futures.” Curated and moderated by Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, Co-sponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality. 

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Side A3 by Eugenia Loli
Essay
Cinema, Blindness, and Hope
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Karla Oeler

Oeler draws links between cinema and hope by asking "What can students of film hope for? And how are they to cultivate that hope?"

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Pablo Picasso, Woman sitting on the beach
Essay
Hope Two Ways
By
Adom Getachew

Getachew reflects on two forms of hope: a deference to fate and fortune on the one hand, and an active prefiguration or performance of hope on the other.

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Tears by Mait Jüriado
Essay
Hope in Byzantine Spirituality
By
Bissera Pentcheva

Pentcheva contemplates on hope as it emerges in the visual imagery of the eleventh-century Byzantine monastery of Hosios Loukas. 

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Intervention
Reflections on the Digital Humanities: A Conversation with Alice Staveley
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Alice Staveley
Charlotte Lindemann

In a conversation with our editor, Professor Alice Staveley reflects on her career at the intersection of archival studies and the digital humanities, including the new possibilities digital publishing technology can open up for scholarship on modernist writers.

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Intervention
Reflections on the Digital Humanities: A Conversation with Franz Fischer and Giovanna Ceserani
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Franz Fischer
Giovanna Ceserani
Charlotte Lindemann

In a conversation with our editor, Professors Franz Fischer and Giovanna Ceserani reflect on their careers in the digital humanities and the various intersections between digital, public, and traditional humanities initiatives at the university and beyond.  

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Essay
Interpreting ⟦Hope
By
Joshua Phillips

Reflecting on the 2024 Spring Celebration event held at the Stanford Humanities Center, Phillips asks “what sort of thing do we mean when we talk about hope”?

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