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On Brexit lit

My contribution to the Daniel Dragomirescu's Contemporary Literary Horizon compilation of statements on the Brexit vote:

In many different ways and in different periods of history, the writer stands beyond the needs of any individual state or nation. We, as contributors to literature everywhere, know that a single day's vote, a "Brexit," cannot capture all of the nuances of all of the literatures to come out of, pass through, or in otherwise relate to England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, or elsewhere. Indeed, literature will remain a transient, and we will celebrate it for that reason, whether we are thinking of James Joyce's discovery of Italo Svevo's novels in Trieste or all the famous migrations before or after--Kundera in France, Hemingway in Cuba, Bolano in Spain, or some of today's great European writers--Aleksander Hemon, Joseph O'Neill, to name a couple--who make part or all of their lives in the United States. The state may demand of us everythi…

virtually from London, England. . .

diversity in the college classroom

excerpt from interview with Chris Kelso

Interview for Auggie's Revenge and the Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day

Interview for Auggie's Revenge and the Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day: https://t.co/mGd3xjmSf2#academic#novel#adjunct#awp — Alex Kudera (@kudera) May 26, 2016

Part II of interview for Auggie's Revenge and the Classroom Edition of Fight for Your Long Day: https://t.co/sC1ImXySJt#adjunct#fiction — Alex Kudera (@kudera) June 1, 2016