Santo Domingo, May 1965, during the U.S. invasion of the Dominican Republic. Two months earlier, U.S. combat troops officially landed in Vietnam. The graffiti expresses a Latin-Asian solidarity against Cold War intervention: Yankees out of Vietnam. Faculty Fellow Long Le-Khac writes that Latinx and Asian American literatures reflect shared artistic practices, histories and social challenges.
In the decades after World War II, the citizens of West Germany and Austria tuned in to narrative radio dramas, or Hörspiel, to reckon with their fascist past and imagine their democratic future, says German studies scholar Caroline Kita.
The proliferation of junk-knowledge about Syria — in the form of memes, websites, videos and biased news reporting — makes it an apt site to question the physical and metaphorical litter of contemporary politics. Anne-Marie McManus and Nancy Reynolds write about the toxic consequences of the visible and invisible “stuff” that flows and distorts landscapes.
Stack of books nominated for the 2017 Man Booker International Prize, which celebrates the finest in literary translation from around the world. Two of the six are works of Israeli literature.
The 2017 Man Booker International Prize — which celebrates the finest translated fiction from around the world — shortlisted two Israeli works, Amos Oz’s Judas and David Grossman’s A Horse Walks Into A Bar, which ultimately won the award. Israeli literature, now 70 years in the making, has come into its own, writes scholar Nancy Berg.


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