Sound Theory
May 20, 2020

Sonorous Body (Yiğit Yeşillik)

“The sound is vibrate in itself or by itself: it is not only, for the sonorous body, to emit a sound, but it is also to stretch out, to carry itself and be resolved in to vibrations that both return it to itself and place it outside itself” Jean-Luc Nancy…

Art History Global Arts
May 10, 2020

Global Art, Post-Colonialism And The End of Art History (Robert McDougall), Part 2

The following is the second of a two-part series. The first can be found here. Anthony Gardner, in a piece commissioned by GAM, proclaims a difference, in that one needs to “evaluate the possible shifts from the postcolonial to the global”, pointing out that there are “as many postcolonial studies…

Art History Global Arts
May 2, 2020

Global Art, Post-Colonialism And The End of Art History (Robert McDougall), Part 1

The following is the first of a two-part series. In Contemporary Art as Global Art: A Critical Estimate, Hans Belting sets out to explain how the concept of ‘global art’ since the late 1980’s has transgressed our traditional understandings of art history, modernism’s ideals of “progress and hegemony”, and our…

Christian fiction
March 23, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 3 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. It is the last of a three-part series. The first can be found here, the second here. End Times fiction must be distinguished from other literary genres by its conspicuous absence of local color, its lifeless mise-en-scène and, in particular, writing that relays no vivid…

Christian fiction Uncategorized
March 9, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 2 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. It is the second of a three-part series. The first can be found here. End Times fiction’s unrelenting focus on human sinfulness and unworthiness, a focus that reflects the defining tenet of fundamentalist anthropology, leaves out of account the doctrine of the Imago Dei.…

Christian fiction
February 28, 2020

The Hollow Christians Of End Times Fiction, Part 1 (Paul Maltby)

The following is republished from Religious Theory. A flaw at the heart of End Times fiction gravely weakens its credibility as Christian literature. Its stock characters lack the degree of interiority required for convincing narratives of encounters with the transcendent. The formulaic style of characterization eviscerates Christian experience. This deficiency…

Popular Culture Visual Culture
February 5, 2020

Searching For The Soul In The Digital Age (Karli Brittz)

A version of this article appeared in Image & Text, Number 31, September 2018. In 2015 Pixar Animation and Disney released Inside Out, a clever, moving film depicting the science of emotion and workings of the inner mind. The film translates cognitive aspects of being human, feeling and memory into…