May Hawas’s compelling—and funny—essay “How Not to Write about Cosmopolitan Alexandria” exemplifies how to write about Alexandria. Hawas critiques how others have written about the city, its history, ...On September 17, 2018 / By Deborah Starr
In early January 2014, some three months after the publication of my Alexandrian Cosmopolitanism: An Archive, a British professor e-mailed me to say he was reviewing the book ...On September 17, 2018 / By Hala Halim
Finally, after years of delay, the last few months have brought something like a Spanish Spring, complete with surprising changes but also with political “volatility and instability,” as ...On September 17, 2018 / By John McClure
On Carolyn Steedman’s Dust: The Archive and Cultural History I should observe, in opening, that Carolyn Steedman’s Dust: The Archive and Cultural History (2001) possesses the unique capacity ...On September 17, 2018 / By Lisa Fluet
I was moved to re-watch Bahman Farmanara’s Prince Ehtejab (1974) after seeing the profusely televised royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. Apart from the fact that ...On September 17, 2018 / By Pardis Dabashi
Jason Barker, Marx Returns (Winchester, UK and Washington, US: Zero Books, 2018) “Do you not exist? Do you feel like a machine? Does your life count for a ...On September 17, 2018 / By Rafael Khachaturian
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