Who Owns the Mind?

We are told that NSA surveillance has helped foil terrorist plots, but at what cost are these unknown successes? Are there any benefits to government surveillance? What repercussions are… More

Translating on the Edge

Translation can be dangerous and subversive from a literary perspective. It can also take on a political or ideological dimension. Two translators of Salman Rushdie's The Satanic Verses were… More

“Bad Women”: When Women Break the Rules

What is a “bad” woman? What is the role of a “bad woman” in historical narratives, national histories, and familial stories? How can stories of sex and desire shift… More