Month: January 2017

Refracted: Visions of Fracking in Prose and Poetry

Richard M. Rothaus Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America. Taylor Brorby and Stefanie Brook Trout, editors. North Liberty, Iowa: Ice Cube Press, 2016. Pp. 466, $24.95 pb. A review of Fracture: Essays, Poems, and Stories on Fracking in America comes at a fractured time in North Dakota.

Short Take: Revenge of the Analog

Over the holiday break, I read David Sax’s Revenge of the Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter (Public Affairs 2016). It’s a popular book and Sax is a journalist who write on culture and technologies for a range of periodicals. His book was intriguing to me not because he

“A Sentence Within a Sentence”: Solitary Confinement as Torture

Gayatri Devi Jean Casella, James Ridgeway, and Sarah Shourd, eds. Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement. New York: The New Press, 2016. Pp. 226, $29.95 hb. Rule 43 1. In no circumstances may restrictions or disciplinary sanctions amount to torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading

Announcing North Dakota Quarterly 83.4

North Dakota Quarterly is very excited to announce the publication of NDQ 83.4 dedicated to the work of Tom McGrath. We’ve been anticipating this publication for quite a while now and are very excited to share parts of it with you over the coming month. For now, enjoy the cover

Short Take: SNCC Digital Gateway Project

Sharon Carson North Dakota Quarterly is proud to honor the legacy of the Black Civil Rights movement this week, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in honor of the thousands of citizens who labored long and hard (and labor long and hard today) to achieve racial and

Picking the President: A Book Collaboration with The Digital Press at the University of North Dakota

Over the last year, North Dakota Quarterly has begun to experiment with how it publishes. First came an expanded web presence, then came an effort at making available the digital archive, to reprint some of historically significant content from NDQ and to create online anthologies of important authors and topics of

Call for Papers for an NDQ Special Issue: Transnationalism

In his essay “Reflections on Exile,” the Arab intellectual Edward Said noted that the difference between earlier exiles and those of our own times is “scale”: “our age—with its modern warfare, imperialism, and the quasi-theological ambitions of totalitarian rulers—is indeed the age of the refugee, the displaced person, and mass

Short Take: Icons of Sound

Sharon Carson  Our thoughts are with colleagues and friends in Istanbul and Turkey this week. Coincidentally, NDQ had planned a Short Take post for today on an intriguing project working with acoustic “spatial” reconstruction and representation of Byzantine era liturgical music in Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish). Hagia Sophia is

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