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James Jiang

James Jiang

About James Jiang

James Jiang teaches in the English and Theatre Studies program at the University of Melbourne. He is the author of forthcoming articles on William James, Marianne Moore, and Wallace Stevens.

Review Short: Brian Castro’s Blindness and Rage

Blindness and Rage is the latest addition to an oeuvre that has established Brian Castro as a prodigy of hybridity. Castro’s heritage (Portuguese, Chinese, and English) is as uniquely mixed as the generic categories of his work, such as the blend of fiction and autobiography that won him such acclaim in Shanghai Dancing (2003).

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Review Short: Maged Zaher’s the consequences of my body

This is love poetry for the Tao Lin generation. The consequences of my body offers a discourse on desire as it is mediated by the electronic interfaces that obviate the need for ‘skin to skin contact’ even as they turn out to exacerbate it: email, Skype, Facebook, Netflix (and chill).

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