Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Resources for October 21, 2015

Worthen, Molly. "Lecture Me. Really." The New York Times (October 17, 2015)

Melas, Natalie. "Aimé Césaire and the Poetics of Anticolonialism." Against the Grain (September 14, 2015) ["Francophone poet, playwright, intellectual, and politician, Aimé Césaire was a fierce critic of the colonial condition and a modernist trailblazer. Scholar Natalie Melas considers the politics and poetics of the Martiniquan writer, arguably the greatest poet of anticolonialism and decolonization. She discusses Césaire's central involvement in the Négritude movement, his celebrated poem "Notebook of a Return to the Native Land," and his influence on Frantz Fanon."]

Kraska, Peter. "Uprooting Academic Complicity in State Violence." Uprooting Criminology (October 19, 2015)

Lee, Kevin B. "The Tragic Timing of Denis Villeneuve." Keyframe (August 9, 2015) ["How cinema is given meaning and feeling through the sculpting of time."]

Pahle, Rebecca. "A Strongly Worded Letter to Universal's Marketing Department on the Subject of Crimson Peak." Pajiba (October 19, 2015)

Smith, Matt. "Modern-day witch trials: Law enforcement target Mexican folk religion." Reveal (October 16, 2015)

Talbot, David. "Inside Allan Dulles' Reign as CIA Director, from '54 Guatemala Coup to Plotting Castro's Overthrow." Democracy Now (October 19, 2015) ["Voters go to the polls in Guatemala on Sunday to elect a new president after a popular uprising led to President Otto Pérez Molina’s resignation and jailing. We speak with journalist and historian David Talbot, author of "The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government," about the role Allen Dulles and his brother, then-Secretary of State John Foster Dulles, played in the CIA’s 1954 coup in the country, the ramifications of which are still being felt. "The CIA and Allen Dulles told Eisenhower after the Guatemala coup, 'Oh, it was a clean coup. You know, hardly anyone died,'" Talbot said. "But the fact is, tens of thousands of people died in the killing fields of Guatemala as a result of that coup, and that violence continues today.""]

Hynes, Eric. "Glenn Greenwald [on] the intersection of writing and film, and what led him to explore the bond between homeless people and their dogs in Rio." The Intercept (October 20, 2015)

Hal Hartley Pinewood Dialogues (January 14, 1995) ["Hal Hartley's films are marked by spare, precise visuals, a stylized approach to dialogue that allows characters to speak their innermost thoughts, and an intuitive gift for playing with the conventions of movie-making and storytelling. Playing off the contrast between cerebral characters and quotidian settings, Hartley creates comedic inquiries into the nature of belonging and the search for personal freedom. In the role of writer, director, editor and composer, Hartley exerts control over films about characters for whom control is a fragile and elusive concept. This dialogue took place at a complete retrospective early in Hartley's career."]

Brown, Barrett. "The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Prison: Stop Sending Me Jonathan Franzen Novels." The Intercept (October 6, 2015)

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