Marilyn Ivy

Marilyn Ivy is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at Columbia University. She is the author of numerous works concerned with Japanese (post)modernity, including her book Discourses of the Vanishing: Modernity, Phantasm, Japan. She has published essays on media theory, art, and contemporary photography in Japan; her essay "The End of the Line: Tōhoku in the Photographic Imagination" was published as part of the catalogue for the Boston Museum of Fine Art's exhibition In the Wake: Japanese Photographers Respond to 3/11. She is currently thinking about performance and politics and is also teaching courses on ecocriticism, technoculture, and aesthetics.

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This Is (Not) a Gallows

In a coruscating 1937 essay entitled “Jugglers’ Fair Beneath the Gallows,” the German philosopher-critic Ernst Bloch (1991, 75) wrote: It is getting crazy and... More