Jump to navigation. Joyce Writing Disability is a proposed volume of essays on the history, theory, and depiction of disability as it relates to the life and work of James Joyce. As such, Joyce Writing Disability will seek not to be the last word on the topic, but the first. We seek essays on a variety of topics and intersections, and are especially interested in readings that open novel and unexplored avenues for disability studies and Joyce criticism. Two major university presses have expressed an interest in the volume, and we are looking for contributions from scholars both established and new. Proposals of words should be sent to the editor, Jeremy Colangelo Hunan Normal University , at jrcolangelo hotmail.
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Between the climate crisis, Brexit and the launch of winter Love Island , it is easy to feel caught in an existential spiderweb, waiting for anxiety or the onset of World War Three, whichever comes first to consume you. But some writers are making light work of untangling the last 10 years. Incisive and exacting, their essays tackle the big and the small — meme culture, Dostoyevsky, Bieber pandemonium, race politics, and the climate crisis are made comprehensible in their hands. Trick Mirror by Jia Tolentino
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The 14 pieces in the collection such topics as Rent the Runway, teaching a comedy workshop in Iraq, the Muslim travel ban, and more, all containing incisive humor and deep humility. Higgins picks 10 of her favorite funny essay collections. They are not very long, but that very brevity is key to their success.
We begin today with essays, and you can find memoir over here. With her witty, idiosyncratic prose and razor-sharp mind, Lydia Davis reanimated narratives of the mundane and taught a whole generation of writers about style and prose-writing in the short form. Leslie Jamison is a writer of supreme eloquence and intelligence who deftly combines journalistic, critical and memoiristic approaches to produce essays that linger long in the memory.