A few projects have come out over the summer, and some new ones are on the horizon. My essay on Meleko Mokgosi (originally published in ARTMargins) has been reprinted as the catalog essay for his show at the Williams College Museum of Art. I also published an essay on contemporary photography and the politics of art criticism in Temporary Art Review, as well as a short review of the work of Alexandre da Cunha in Flash Art. Finally, I was a participant in a forum on Michael Allan’s In the Shadow of World Literature on the Social Science Research Council’s Immanent Frame blog with the contribution, “The Contested Worlds of World Literature.”
On the horizon: my essay “Performing Conjectural History (Of Hegel and Others)” will be included in Intersubjectivity Volume 2, edited by Lou Cantor and Katherine Rochester, available from Sternberg Press in early 2018. A few short essays, one on political organization and art criticism and another on the history of non-violence, will be out soon and linked here. Research Service, my academic-artist hybrid group with Danny Snelson and Mashinka Firunts, is returning for a panel at CAA in February, organized by Carmen Winant. Mashinka and I are also organizing a panel about criticism and politics for ACLA in March. Abstracts are due by September 21 — interested participants can find out more here. Last but not least, my manuscript of Unbearable Identities is advancing through the review process, and I hope to have an update on that soon as well.
In the meantime, I have returned from my research period in Brazil and taken up my position as Lecturer in the Writing Program at Princeton University. My theme for this year’s seminars is “American Intellectuals.”