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A Beautiful Circle (5, no, 6 Melancholic Thoughts From and After the New York State Fair 2019)

–Some people post beautiful pictures from a lake. Others spend a warm day at Washington Square Park playing banjo. I look for these kinds of things at the New York State Fair. –Noam Pines’ The Infrahuman: Animality in Modern Jewish Literature and … Continue reading

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(God-Like) Sleeping Heifer (New York State Fair 2019)

Do they all do this when they are sleeping? Asleep, the young heifer folds up into herself like a fetus or an ancient ledger book. The almost utter pliability of the body suggests at rest a kind of perfect, divine … Continue reading

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(Job Opening) Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies (Judaism)

Assistant Professor: Judaism The Department of Religion and the Jewish Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY) invite applications for the Phyllis Backer Professor of Jewish Studies, who will be appointed as a … Continue reading

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Critique Image Politics Reading Group (Syracuse University)

Organized by Gail Hamner and the CIP (Critique Image Politics) Group in the Department of Religion, Syracuse University

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[Please Don’t Insert Tasteless Holocaust Joke Here] [New York State Fair 2019

Adding this to the list of things you cannot un-see at the New York State Fair.

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(Trump Trade Wars) The Cows Are Gone (New York State Fair 2019)

The jewel in the crown at a big State Fair is the cowsheds. Dairy-families bring their stock to show, camping out and caring for the animals, and connecting with each other and with the larger social public. This year we … Continue reading

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(Nighttime Dance) Machine Parts in Motion (New York State Fair 2019)

You can’t say you like technology and dance or Bauhaus and not like looking at the rides at the New York State Fair as you wander among them as they gyrate in the night. Before JG taught me how to … Continue reading

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