Category: Documents

This Humble Vessel Called Earth

“Earth may be considered as a small spaceship with limited supplies or resources revolving around the sun with the human race as the crew and the United States and other highly developed nations as the officers. The entire crew is responsible for those actions which modify the ship’s condition, i.e.

Dadaist Thursday

I don’t think Dadaist Thursday is a thing, but I wish that it was. Yesterday, I was talking to friend-of-the-Quarterly Paul Worley about an upcoming poetry prize offered by the NDQ (you heard it here first) and various other anti-capitalist and anti-modern kind of things, and he brought up that the

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

North Dakota Quarterly Welcomes a New Editor

We are very pleased to announce that, as of January 1, Bill Caraher will become the editor of North Dakota Quarterly. Bill is an associate professor in the History Department at the University of North Dakota and specializes in field archaeology, Early Christian and Byzantine architecture, material culture and settlement in

Lucy Ganje / Borderlines: Accounts Paid, Accounts Due

Borderlines: Accounts Paid, Accounts Due (published in NDQ 84.1/2) Lucy Ganje This piece portrays the movement of two families, both caught up in transnational border policies. Transnational borders within the United States of America are crossed daily—no need for a passport, no luggage or car searches, no checkpoint questions, at

Çiğdem Pala Mull / Translation of Excerpts from Muslims of the Peaceful Country by İsmail Gaspıralı

“Utopian imagination” is as textured and complex as ever in our day: often ironic, potentially vibrant and compelling across national and linguistic boundaries.  NDQ is very proud to publish Çiğdem Pala Mull’s original “Translation of Excerpts from Darürrahat Müslümanları (Muslims of the Peaceful Country) by İsmail Gaspıralı.” This will be the first appearance of

Politics as Performance Art: Thomas McGrath’s Statement to the HUAC

Sharon Carson Thomas McGrath appeared before the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) in 1953, refusing to cooperate and instead making the remarkable statement which we are pleased to reprint here. McGrath spoke “in the first place, as a teacher,” and he lost his contract at Los Angeles State College

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