Colin Dayan

Colin Dayan is Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Law at Vanderbilt University. Her recent books include The Law Is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake PersonsThe Story of Cruel and Unusual, and, most recently, With Dogs at the Edge of Life. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

How to Remember My Mother

This piece will appear in the LARB Print Quarterly Journal: No. 15,  Revolution Become a member to receive the LARB Quarterly ...


Goring Beauty

Over 50 years later, more than half a century, I look at the pictures. Out of boxes and other wooden and steel containers, and buried deep under other albums, come these relics of a honeymoon....


Throw Away Your Mind

Colin Dayan writes about detachment in academic writing, writers on the edge, and Malcolm Lowry’s "Under the Volcano."...


The Boycott Effect

This is one of eight essays we published today on "Academic Activism: Israelis, Palestinians, and the Ethics of Boycott." Click here ...

The Boycott Effect
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