Call for Contributions --
Concentric: Literary and Cultural Studies
September 2011 issue --
Deadline extended to March 20, 2011. Authors who wish to submis should turn in an abstract and a list of keywords prior to February 28.
In his "Theses on the Philosophy of History," Walter Benjamin famously reads the Paul Klee painting Angelus Novus, not as a "New Angel" in keeping with the original title of this watercolor, but as an "Angel of History." Benjamin describes the angel as flying backwards (and thus looking at the past) toward the future, blown by a huge storm. This storm, Benjamin says, is what we call progress.