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Public Culture (2020) 32 (1): 5–23.
Published: 01 January 2020
... wake work as a method for living with the unmournable. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Blackness heartbreak Devonte Hart transracial adoption wake work All of a sudden, there was a crash. On March 29, 2018, I was walking from the University of Rochester’s Rush Rhees...
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Public Culture (2021) 33 (3 (95)): 289–303.
Published: 01 September 2021
... November 12, 2020). 4. In January of 2020, I published an essay in Public Culture about drowning and heartbreak centered on the loss of Devonte Hart and his siblings in 2018, entitled “American Elegy: A Triptych” (Mariner 2020 ). This is a sort of sequel. An attempt to think with air, rather than...
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Public Culture (2012) 24 (2 (67)): 261–281.
Published: 01 May 2012
... memory — hijacked planes cutting through a cloudless September sky; the Twin Towers collapsing to the ground; black smoke billowing up from the Pentagon; the wreckage of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where the actions of heroic citi- zens saved even more heartbreak...
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Public Culture (2016) 28 (1 (78)): 89–111.
Published: 01 January 2016
... problematic and heartbreaking for a condition without gods; the comic Ulysses had absolutely disappeared by then. And the topic of women is related to two other things: one, sexuality as a place of … CEB: Exploration? JEB: Exactly, of problematic exploration of women’s sexuality and what it means...
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Public Culture (2017) 29 (1 (81)): 191–215.
Published: 01 January 2017
... characterized the destruction of the Bisan Zoo as emblematic of the violence inflicted upon innocent life in Gaza, both human and nonhuman. Multiple media outlets in the United States and Britain reported the story, with at least one ( Pleitgen 2014) making this connection explicit: “The heartbreaking...
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Public Culture (2010) 22 (1): 89–117.
Published: 01 January 2010
..., but the population was too varied to be of use in your case,” or, “Yes, but your insur- ance will not pay for that treatment.” These are stories I have collected, but their confusion and heartbreak pose only the latest in a long history of the rise and fall...