Series Detail

Writing Matters!

Series editor(s):

Lauren Berlant, Saidiya Hartman, Erica Rand, Kathleen Stewart


Writing Matters! seeks to expand the tone, reach, claims, and attitudes of conceptual critical writing. It is grounded in queer, women of color, autotheory, feminist, and fictocritical traditions and poetics that lead with voice, texture, density, rhythm, and atmosphere. Writing Matters! is antiformulaic about what constitutes experimentation and world-making. Series projects may experiment with form (the word, the sentence, the book). They may use intensified description, attention to mood and detail, narrative creativity, and archival inventiveness to draw people into transformative practices not only of writing but of thinking about the event of encounter with objects, problems, and scenes. It is a multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and rigorously undisciplined series that creates a staging context for multiple, generative registers of engagement.