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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

NDQ 84.1/2: Transnational

We are very pleased to open our autumn season of NDQ online by announcing the publication of a special print issue of NDQ titled Transnational.  This project was co-edited by Çiğdem Pala Mull, Sharon Carson, and Gayatri Devi.  Here is their opening collaborative essay explaining the intellectual energies shaping the issue. We’ll be

Here’s to You, Mr. Robinson

Over the next few weeks, North Dakota Quarterly will reprint a series of short reviews that explore the legacy of Elwyn B. Robinson’s History of North Dakota on the occasion of its 50th anniversary. Far from being a local book on a local place, Robinson’s History of North Dakota was ambitious in scope and elegant in execution.

“Never be afraid to sit a while and think”

The title of this post is from Raisin in the Sun: Act III. From Lorraine Hansberry’s play Les Blancs: Act II, Scene 2: TSHEMBE: I am simply saying that a device is a device, but that it also has consequences: once invented it takes on a life, a reality of

In solidarity

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Short Fiction: Rosie the Ruminant

Janet Sarbanes I like to stand at the top of the hill in the early morning, gazing down on the bright green valley wreathed in mist, the sheep clustered close to the barn like a ragged cloud. They lie down after we’re let out and continue sleeping, but I breathe

Springtime Thaws

A light dusting of snow can’t hide the fact that the Northern Plains are enjoying a balmy spring thaw. So in honor of the return to spring, I changed up the masthead a bit to reflect (literally) the spring light on the melting snow.

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