Latest Michigan Quarterly Review features Michigan writers

December 7, 2001

ANN ARBOR—The Winter 2002 issue of the Michigan Quarterly Review, the University of Michigan’s literary journal, features works by and about members of the U-M community.

David M. Halperin, the W.H. Auden Collegiate Professor in the U-M Department of English, contributes “Homosexuality’s Closet,” an essay about gay male subjectivity. Halperin is Honorary Visiting Professor in the School of Sociology at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He is also the editor of GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies. His most recent book is “How to Do the History of Homosexuality” (University of Chicago Press, 2002).

Karen R. Miller, a graduate student in the U-M Department of History, writes about the controversy surrounding Detroit’s Museum of African American History, the Detroit Institute of Arts, and urban politics at the end of the 20th century. Miller is currently working on her dissertation, which deals with the dynamics of race and politics in Detroit, 1920 through the 1950s.

Arthur Miller’s “The Crucible” is the focal point of Jody Lisberger’s short story. Lisberger’s story involves a high-school production of Miller’s celebrated play. Lisberger, a professor at Harvard University, has published short stories in Confrontations and the Louisville Review. Miller is a U-M graduate.

The winter issue of the Review also features the text of mime Marcel Marceau’s speech delivered at the annual Wallenberg Lecture earlier this year. Marceau received the Finally, Khaled Mattawa reviews “Arab Detroit: From Margin to Mainstream” by Nabeel Abraham and Andrew Shryock (Wayne State University Press, 2000). Mattawa teaches English at the University of Texas. His first volume of poetry is “Ismailia Eclipse” (Sheep Meadow Press, 1995).


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