On Friday, December 17th, BISR launched a project that’s been a long time in the making, something we’ve discussed basically since our inception: an official journal of Brooklyn Institute—Late Light. Conceived as a venue for new, imaginative, and even experimental writing, both in content and form, Late Light works from the premise that critical theory is a living, public practice. In the preview of our inaugural issue, now available on the Late Light site, BISR faculty—including Rebecca Ariel Porte, Patrick Blanchfield, Joseph Earl Thomas, Bruce King, Suzanne Schneider, and Abby Kluchin, among others—offer up everything from meditations on Pushkin to a discussion of the Death Drive in American life, a critical reading of Barack Obama’s sentimental memoir, original poetry, and a new translation of fragments of Homer’s Iliad—and much more.
If you like what you see, please consider sharing or subscribing! The complete issue will be published free online and in beautiful newsprint in late-winter 2022—we look forward to mailing a copy to your doorstep.