Hermeneutic Construction

Why do we do what we do? Why do we labor to read, and teach students to read, slowly, attentively, philologically, and speculatively? What are literary studies’ practical epistemologies? Julie Orlemanski's hypothesis is that answers to questions like these are sedimented in disciplinary activity.

The Hermeneutics of Babies
Babies are usually the stuff of private life, clichés, and endearing memories that we check out as we set foot on campus grounds. Yet babies are the greatest--and arguably the cutest--hermeneutic subjects.