The New Social Environment#950

Martial Intimacies: A Critics Page Discussion

Featuring Joshua Aiken, Mary Ellen Carroll, Joseph Mizhakiiyaasige Zordan, Pamela M. Lee, and Charles M. Schultz, with Anselm Berrigan.


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Join the Rail’s November 2023 Critics Page contributors and Guest Critic Pamela M. Lee for a conversation with Rail Managing Editor Charles M. Schultz. We conclude with a poetry reading by Anselm Berrigan.

In this talk

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Joshua Aiken

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Joshua Aiken is a doctoral candidate in Law, History, and African-American Studies at Yale University and a former research affiliate at the Duke Center for Firearms Law. He is the winner of the inaugural Palette Poetry Chapbook Prize for his collection to be in & of (2023).

Mary Ellen Carroll

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Photo by Roy Beeson
Mary Ellen Carroll / MEC, studios is a conceptual artist/activist. Carroll lives and works in New York City. Her career survey exhibition will open in 2025 at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston with other venues to be announced in the United States, Asia and Europe. In 2018, Carroll cofounded DYKWTCA (Do You Know Where the Children Are?) with Lucas Michael to address critical issues in migration and climate affecting the most vulnerable.

Joseph Mizhakiiyaasige Zordan

Photo of Joseph Mizhakiiyaasige Zordan
Joseph Mizhakiiyaasige Zordan is a doctoral candidate in the History of Art and Architecture department at Harvard University. His work examines the affectual and political afterlives of colonial violence within Indigenous and American architecture, decorative arts, and painting.

Pamela M. Lee

Portrait of Pamela M. Lee by Phong H. Bui
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Pamela M. Lee teaches art history at Yale University. She is currently writing a book on the concept of small war and contemporary art.

Charles Schultz

Charles Schultz
Portrait by Phong H. Bui
Writer and editor Charles Schultz is Managing Editor of the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Anselm Berrigan reading.

Anselm Berrigan

Anselm Berrigan
Anselm Berrigan is the poetry editor for the Brooklyn Rail, and author of a number of books of poems, most recently Pregrets, from Black Square Editions.

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