The newest issue of postmedieval is out. Its theme is “Thinking Across Tongues,” and it was co-edited by Mary Kate Hurley, Jonathan Hsy, and Andrew Kraebel. I was thrilled to be part of it, with a slightly experimental essay comparing the martyr stories of Prudentius’ Peristephanon and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee. The essay is called “The martyred tongue: the legendaries of Prudentius and Theresa Hak Kyung Cha.”
Cha was an avant garde writer, but also a visual, film, and performance artist. Her work proved so inspiring that an image from her archive (at Berkeley) was chosen to grace the cover of this postmedieval issue. My note “About the Cover” is free to read online. The entire issue is worth reading though — I’ve rarely so looked forward to an issue of a scholarly journal!