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    In/Security (54.2)
    54.2, Fall/Winter 2016

    As Itty Abraham notes, the term “security” is a “traveling signifier” that has “attached itself to every scale of human activity, from the individual to the international, even to outer space; from comestible (food security), natural (environmental security), financial (security/securities), and territorial (homeland security) to virtual (cyber security); to forms of community, from Social Security to collective security, which is the principle behind the United Nations.”

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    Secure Sites
    54.1, Spring/Summer 2016

    Drones, GPS, digital surveillance, profiling, risk assessment, and medical diagnostics: these are some of the practices that circulate biopower globally. But what are their historical antecedents?

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    Medieval Materiality
    53.2, Fall/Winter 2015

    Bones, parchment, birthmarks, fossils, angels, crowns, the Eucharist: these are some of the materials of the Middle Ages.  As windows into a...

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    Sexing the Left
    53.1, Spring/Summer 2015

    Sex is everywhere – even on the left. Then why have many of us been so heedless of its presence there, or so reluctant to acknowledge it? Even in...

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    Cartographies of Dissent
    52.2, Fall/Winter 2014

    In recent years, the transitive practice of “worlding” literary studies has often, implicitly or explicitly, presupposed a globalized cartography. Global...

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    Imaginary Cartographies
    52.1, Spring/Summer 2014

    In recent decades the map has emerged as a key site of cultural and imaginative reworking, and yet the history of such...

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    After Critique?
    51.2, Fall/Winter 2013

    What is the state of critique? Is the nature of critique changing? Has critique become untenable in an era when ideological critique, cultural...

A respected forum of criticism and scholarship in literary and cultural studies since 1962, the recent incarnation of English Language Notes – ELN – is dedicated to pushing the edge of scholarship in literature and related fields in new directions. Broadening its reach geographically and transhistorically, ELN’s semi-annual issues provide a wide-ranging print and digital forum of topical clusters, roundtable debates, artistic collaborations, reviews, and traditional scholarly essays.

Forthcoming Issues
  • Environmental Trajectories
    55.1/2, Fall 2017
    Teresa A. Toulouse, Michael E. Zimmerman, and Jason Gladstone, Editors     
     
  • Comparative and Critical Mysticisms
    56.1, Winter 2018     
    Nan Goodman, Editor
     
  • Latinx Lives in Hemispheric Context
    56.2, Spring/Summer 2018     
    Maria A. Windell and Jesse Alemán, Editors