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Spring 2009 Issue of Dædalus Features “Emerging Voices”


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The new issue of Dædalus, the journal of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, features 18 “emerging voices” – essays on a variety of topics as well as poems by five winners of the Academy’s Poetry Prize in Honor of May Sarton. The essays draw from anthropology, philosophy, political science, and history, and take up both theoretical and practical issues.

The issue includes the following essays:
  • David Greenberg: Torchlight parades for the television age: the presidential debates as political ritual
  • Hsuan L. Hsu and Martha Lincoln: Health media & global inequalities
  • Sarah Song: What does it mean to be an American?
  • Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen: Anti-intellectualism as romantic discourse
  • Ajay K. Mehrotra: The intellectual foundations of the modern American fiscal state
  • John Jacob Kaag: Pragmatism & the lessons of experience
  • Christopher Klemek: The rise & fall of New Left urbanism
  • Jason Puskar: Risking Ralph Ellison
  • Chip Colwell-Chanthaphonh: Reconciling American archaeology & Native America
  • Sharon K. Weiner: Looking out, looking in: competing organizational interests & the proliferation of Soviet WMD expertise
  • Paul K. MacDonald: Rebalancing American foreign policy
  • Crystal N. Feimster: General Benjamin Butler & the threat of sexual violence during the American Civil War
Poets included in this issue are:
  • Arda Collins: From Speaking In The Fall
  • Matthew Dickman: Divinity
  • Dawn Lundy Martin: excerpts from Discipline
  • Meghan O'Rourke: Ophelia To The Court
  • Matthew Zapruder: The New Lustration
Dædalus was founded in 1955 and established as a quarterly in 1958. It draws on the intellectual capacity of the American Academy, whose Fellows are among the nation’s most prominent thinkers in the arts, sciences, and the humanities, as well as the full range of professions and public life. Each issue addresses a theme with original, authoritative essays on a current topic.

The MIT Press publishes Dædalus for the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Click here to subscribe, order an issue, or learn more about the journal.


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