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“Folklore, Fakelore, and Fucklore”: Metamorphosis According to Emma Bull and Will Shetterly

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Will Shetterly and Emma Bull are proof that art defines the world. In their case, this is quite literal. They have introduced a writers’ “shared universe,” Liavek, in which they and an impressive range of writers have set fiction: Jane...

“It’s All Connected”: Service According to Betye Saar

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...“I view my creative process as a spiral,” wrote Betye Saar in a 2002 introduction to a gallery exhibition. “[W]hile I am working on one series, I am attracted to other materials that will develop into another series.”In Service: A Version...

“It’s Like Walt Whitman Gave Me a Blow Job”: Action According to Abe Rybeck

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The implicitly collective nature of theater—working together to mount a performance—is perhaps the most profound aspect of the Theater Offensive, an organization dedicated to the presentation of queer works. After all, LGBTQ people have...

“Politics through Artistic Eyes, and Art through Political Eyes”: Prison Rebellion According to Raúl Salinas

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Raúl Salinas has defined himself in multiple ways: Xicanindio elder, pinto, Austin poet, global activist, performance artist, teacher. A revered guide for emerging poets and an internationally known advocate for social justice, Salinas has,...

“Power and Powerlessness”: Detecting History According to Sara Paretsky

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...The work of mystery writer Sara Paretsky, which currently spans more than three decades, offers a stunning example of the depth and seriousness of popular fiction—all too frequently considered lower on familiar cultural hierarchies than...

“Simultaneity of Actions”: Liberation According to Sarah Schulman

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...New York author Sarah Schulman has broken ground in a range of roles: as a novelist, a political activist, a creative writing professor, a chronicler in multiple forms of the gay rights movement—and the anti-gay stances that made...

“The Baby Needed Milk”: Collectivity According to Diane Gilliam Fisher

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...Several lessons about the most profound aspects and artistic priorities of Diane Gilliam Fisher’s poetry can be learned from a quick look at her other artistic project: quilting. First is that she brings together different pieces (bits...

“Visible, Horrible, Ugly”: Toxicity According to John Sabraw

Rachel Lee Rubin

Rachel Lee Rubin is Professor of American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Boston, USA, and Director of the Center for the Study of Humanities, Culture, and Society. She has published and taught extensively on popular music, popular culture, and culture of the American left. Rubin is a regular media commentator on popular culture and public affairs. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Creative Activism : Conversations on Music, Film, Literature, and Other Radical Arts

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...A striking new phrase was coined to describe a body of work by artist John Sabraw: “toxic art.” Sabraw’s series of paintings under this rubric are gorgeous, sensuous, and colorful—and done with paints created from polluting runoff from...

Carrying A Torch for ‘TI Jean’

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...We were talking about Bob Dylan getting the Nobel Prize for Literature last week and ole Jack Kerouac having received nothing in his life by way of awards and prizes, and so my friend and I went to the famous gravesite in Edson Cemetery...

2nd Chorus: Blues: Jack Kerouac

Kerouac on Record : A Literary Soundtrack

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

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...There are writers who achieve equally at poetry and prose, like Johann von Goethe and Boris Pasternak, but it’s easier to tag a writer as a master at one of these forms and ignore their work in the other, then hide this expedience behind...