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Volume 15, Issue 2

Open issue

Visual Art

Matthew Ziff
A Vision of Co#38F629
Bikeway Walkers
Brick Colonade
Church Shadows
Depot Bricks
Golden Overhead


Jérôme Melançon and Veronika Reichert
You Can't Take It with You: On Leaving Emotions Out of Political Life
Alessia Pannese
Space, language, and the limits of knowledge: a Kantian view on William T. Beckford's Vathek
Don Adams
Spinozan Realism: The Prophetic Fiction of Jane Bowles
Michael Wainwright
On What Matters for African Americans: W. E. B. Du Bois's "Double Consciousness" in the Light of Derek Parfit's Reasons and Persons
William Tate
"Where Eyes Become the Sunlight": Roman Fountains in Martin Heidegger and Richard Wilbur
Gerald Cipriani
The Touch of Meaning: Researching Art between Text and Texture
Ross Crisp
Kafka's "categorical imperative" and his sense of "being and non-being"

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Volume 15, Issue 1

Open issue

Visual Art

Katherine Ziff
Artist Statement
ONE: The Maafa
TWO: The Middle Passage
THREE: Bisimbi
FOUR: Breath
FIVE: A Way Forward


Arthur Brown
The Cottonwood
Amy Ash and Callista Buchen
Hunger as Letter
Nightmare as Reverse


George Moore
Education of the Artist
Lawrence Harvey
Scattering the Articles of Textual Law: An interrogation of the poethical turn in the later work of Levinas
Bradley Warfield
Dialogical Dasien: Heidegger on "Being-with," "Discourse," and Solicitude
Archana Barua
Toward a Feminist Critic of Science
Virginia Hromulak
Counter-Turning The Turn of the Screw
Avishek Parui
"Do you see the story?" Consciousness, Cognition and Crisis of Narration in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Jessi Snider
Simulation of Life: Laughter and Knowledge in The Custom of the Country
Dominic Ofori
Making Meaning of the Colonial Experience: Reading Things Falling Apart through the Prism of Alfred Schutz's Phenomenology

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