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How Octavia E. Butler mined her boundless curiosity to forge a...

Alyssa Collins, University of South Carolina In 2021, Alyssa Collins was awarded a yearlong Octavia E. Butler Fellowship from...

What is Afrofuturism? An English professor explains

Julian C. Chambliss, Michigan State University The new sci-fi musical “Neptune Frost,” set in a Rwandan village constructed with...

How a Black writer in 19th-century America used humor to combat...

Rodney Taylor, University of South Carolina Any writer has to struggle with the dilemma of staying true to their...

The lessons ‘Moby-Dick’ has for a warming world of rising waters

Aaron Sachs, Cornell University As an environmental historian and scholar of the 19th century, I spend a lot of...

What makes a ‘good’ patriot? Donald Trump may be surprised by...

Stewart Clem, Aquinas Institute of Theology When President Donald Trump talks about “patriots” – and he does, a lot – he probably doesn’t have in...

‘Quarantine envy’ could finally wake people up to the deep inequalities...

Jessica Rosenfeld, Washington University in St Louis In recent months, mental health experts have been drawing attention to what they’ve dubbed “quarantine envy.” Many people, they...

How popular culture hobbles protest movements

Chauncey Maher, Dickinson College In response to the anti-racism protests that have erupted across the U.S., many Americans are saying they agree with the goals...

How Hemingway felt about fatherhood

Verna Kale, Pennsylvania State University Ernest Hemingway was affectionately called “Papa,” but what kind of dad was he? In my role as Associate Editor of the...

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