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Rethinking Queer Love in Carol

November 5, 2018
People in the queer community often have to find alternative ways of self-expression.  These new, “other” ways don’t always fit cultural expectations, and they can be isolating. The movie, Carol, explores this concept, as does a new article by Victoria Smith, “The Heterotopias of Todd Haynes: Creating Space for Same Sex Desire in Carol,” publish...

Advice for the Trump Administration on Conservative Internationalism

November 1, 2018
Are nationalism and globalism at polar opposite political stances? Political discourse in the news lately might lead you to believe that you can’t put your country first and simultaneously have international benefit in mind. Ionut Popescu, Assistant Professor of Political Science, argues in a new article, “Conservative Internationalism and the T...

Pardoning Jack Johnson Over 100 Years Later

October 31, 2018
When laws are written in a vague way, they run the risk of wrongly convicting innocent people. Jessica R. Pliley, Associate Professor of the History of Women, Genders, and Sexualities at Texas State University, recently published an article in The Atlantic about the politics and consequences of just such a law. Pliley’s article, “A Pardon Arrive...

Verifying Native American Origins

August 13, 2018
The prevailing theory in archaeology is that the first Native Americans came from Northeast Asia across a land bridge. Recently, however, archaeologists Dennis Stanford and Bruce Bradley proposed a controversial alternative theory: the“Solutrean Hypothesis” which argues that ancient Europeans may have made it to Eastern North America first about...

Poetry Teaches Us About Illness

July 13, 2018
For many readers, poetry is a place to visit and find solace or comfort. But for others, a poem is a place to reflect, as Amanda North, lecturer in the Department of English, contends in her new article “The Ruin of Madness” published in Construction Literary Magazine. North argues that lyric poetry works to invite […]