"despite all our desperate, eternal attempts to separate, contain and mend, categories always leak."
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Woman, Native, Other.
What does it mean to speak or act from the periphery? To what extent is the periphery a site of marginalisation or the arena for creative destruction? Is the periphery a space in which, as Trinh T. Minh-ha suggests, rigid and 'eternal' categories submit to leakage? Or is the very notion of a periphery itself a leaky category, constantly defying our attempts to definitively locate it? Such questions pursue with determined insistence the articles contained within the tenth volume of Moveable Type. Traversing through topics such as decolonisation, identity, the poetics of affect, the politics of borders and the recuperation of side-lined canons-the following interventions bring into focus the sheer polyvalence of what the idea of a periphery means for us today.
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Dana Ariel - Siting Language
Hana Teraie-Wood - Buried Politics: The Ferryman, the Troubles and the Disappeared
Dawn M. Gaietto - Encounters with her Presence: Relating with the Feral
Kosuke Fujiki on Todd Haines (Dir.), Carol. (2015.)
Anthony Walker-Cook on Barbara Ravelhofer (Ed.), James Shirley and Early Modern Theatre: New Critical Perspectives
Noor Bhangu on Daljit Nagra, British Museum (2017.)