Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Convicted of Incitement, Supporting Terror for Poem and Facebook Posts

via Arab List (in English) & by MLYNXQUALEY on MAY 3, 2018• ( 0 ) Palestinian poet and Dareen Tatour was surrounded by supporters on Thursday, May 3 as the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court found her guilty of incitement to violence and supporting a terror organization. The conviction centered around three social-media posts, including the poem “Resist, My People, Resist Them“: The thirty-six-year-old poet, who is an Israeli citizen, has been in and … Read more Palestinian Poet Dareen Tatour Convicted of Incitement, Supporting Terror for Poem and Facebook Posts

Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: ‘World Literature and its Discontents’

  BY MLYNXQUALEY on APRIL 30, 2018• ( 1 ) ArabLit’s ongoing series on Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation continues with a discussion with Gretchen Head, Assistant Professor of Literature at Yale-NUS College, Yale University’s Singapore campus, and co-editor of The City in Arabic Literature: Classical and Modern Perspectives. Here, Head discusses her “World Literature and its Discontents.” An abridged syllabus is available at the end: Relating Arabic literature to “world” literature (both … Read more Teaching with Arabic Literature in Translation: ‘World Literature and its Discontents’

Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

 This is the second part of a performance Allen Fisher gave on Sunday April 22nd at Café Oto Project Space in Dalston, London (two fascinating spaces, in fact: check out a Guardian piece from 2012 on Café Oto here). I had tried to live-video the first part on FaceBook, but had to stop as the connection kept breaking down. (There are some 2 minutes available on my FB … Read more Allen Fisher: “Loggerheads”

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V Samuel R. Delany understands more of the myth in his novel The Einsten Intersection (1968), where Billy the Kid appears as a redheaded boy with gold lashes and transparent skin whose eyes ‘had no whites, only glittering gold and brown … dog’s eyes in a human face: “My mother called me Bonny William,” the Kid announces. “Now they all call me Kid Death.” ‘66 Asked why he kills, … Read more Eric Mottram on Triggernometry (5)

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IV The reality and fantasy of Billy the Kid contain the social issues. Sam Peckinpah’s Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) needed Bob Dylan and Kris Kristofferson to attract a public, and in 1974 Dirty Little Billy, starring the radically unheroic Michael J. Pollard, was advertized at the Hiram College, Ohio, cinema Under the rubric: ‘Billy the Kid was a Punk.’ But by this time Hollywood had made … Read more Eric Mottram on Triggernometry (4)

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III Walter Prescott Webb’s The Great Plains described the development of the cattle kingdoms of the American West and of the cowboy who worked the ranches and ranges. The Homestead Law of 1862, the invention of barbed wire in 1874, and the advent of the windmill, the railway, artificial irrigation systems, and the automobile combined to shape – and ultimately displace – the West: ‘The life of one man … Read more Eric Mottram on Triggernometry (3)

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II The technological morality of gangster and police movies provides a full iconography from the Thirties onwards. The obvious symbolism of black and white shirts is there in cowboy films, of course, together with other ancient characterizations: blonde and brunette, fair and darker skins. But clothing and other ‘extensions of man’ furnish gangster films with their own mythical technology. Large hats and heavy coats signify police in Thirties gangsterdom. … Read more Eric Mottram on Triggernometry (2)

Repeat: Eric Mottram on Triggernometry

  Below, the headnote from the first time I posted this essay (December 26, 2012). Reposting it again over the next five days, both because recent events make it retain its usefulness, and as an introduction to next Monday’s conference on Eric Mottram’s work at King’s College, University of London, where I’ll be giving a talk on Mottram’s importance today, 23 years after his death: That lethal all-American gun … Read more Repeat: Eric Mottram on Triggernometry