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Snapshots of the Executioners

Snapshots of the Executioners

Oct 17, 2014

When the images of torture and abuse by American soldiers at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq became public in 2004, what was it that shocked so many people? It surely came as little surprise to...

Framing Comics Words

Framing Comics Words

Oct 17, 2014

Many aspects of the comics form have entered popular consciousness but none is quite as ubiquitous as the bubble. In order to work as a narrative form, comics are required to make visible...

Involving Animals

Involving Animals

Oct 17, 2014

From Neolithic cave painting, through to writers as diverse as Rainer Maria Rilke, Dante Alighieri, Franz Kafka, Herman Melville, Ernest Hemingway, D. H. Lawrence, Jorge Luis Borges, Julio Cortazar...

Towards a Zen Literary Theory

Towards a Zen Literary Theory

Oct 17, 2014

In response to the question “what are you reading, my lord?” the young prince simply says “words, words, words!” (Shakespeare, 74). But perhaps the answer Polonius was looking for was a more...