Jan Mieszkowski

Jan Mieszkowski is professor of German and Comparative Literature at Reed College. He is the author of Watching War (2012) and Labors of Imagination: Aesthetics and Political Economy from Kant to Althusser (2006).


Texts for Nothing

Eric Jarosinski first made a name for himself as a Twitter aphorist; he now continues his project in book form with "Nein. A Manifesto."...

Derrida on the Death Penalty

Today, a review of the latest volume of Jacques Derrida's seminars to be published, The Death Penalty, Volume I, and an ...

Derrida and the Death Penalty

Jan Mieszkowski reviews The Death Penalty, which contains the first 11 sessions of Derrida’s two-year seminar on the subject....

The Militarized Imagination: On Napalm and Nuclear Warfare
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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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