Author: Bill Caraher

A North Dakota Quarterly Reader

When I first became interested in North Dakota Quarterly about five years ago or so, I floated the idea that we mine the back content of NDQ to create a series of readers on various topics. I figured that this might be a way to show off the “best of

Remembering Don Poochigian

Late last month, Don Poochigian died. He was a long-time faculty member at the University of North Dakota and served on the board of North Dakota Quarterly in the late 1970s (where his name was frequently misspelled Donald “Poochigan”). He contributed an article to NDQ 48.2 (Spring 1980) titled “A Defense of Sovereignty,” and

A Book by Its Cover

It’s our pleasure to share the cover design for North Dakota Quarterly 84.3/4 (2017). The print copies should be on their way to us here in Grand Forks by the end of the week and out to subscribers soon thereafter. The cover celebrates the massive outpouring of creativity, thoughtful prose,

North Dakota Quarterly’s Top Reads of 2017

This is the time of year when every website publishes lists, and while North Dakota Quarterly has worked hard not to be “every website,” we do think there is some value in gently directing the reader back to some of the more notable articles and pages that we posted this

Short Takes: The Matter of History

Bill Caraher The past two decades have seen an explosion in work on the environmental history and a growing interest in materiality. These two trends intersect in the work of scholars who have come to question whether the division between humans and nature is a useful paradigm for understanding the relationship between the bundle

Punk Rock, Lusty Scripts, and Stuff that Matters: An Interview with Brian James Schill

Earlier this month, Brian James Schill first book, The Year’s Work in the Punk Bookshelf, Or, Lusty Scripts, came out from Indiana University Press. We’re pretty lucky to have an in with Brian because, up to recently, he served as undergraduate research coordinator in the honors program at the University of North

On The Classical Debt

Like 98% of the Classicists (or at least Hellenists) in the world right now, I’ve just finished reading Johana Hanink’s The Classical Debt: Greek Antiquity in an Age of Austerity (2017). It’s a remarkable book that traces the history of the concept of “Greek debt” from conversations about the West’s

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