Teaser: The Haptic, a special issue of W&P edited by Rizvana Bradley

Cover Drawing by Stephen Vincent, Under Brandenburg Gate #1, 2010 (Ink on paper, 22 x 30”)
Cover Drawing by Stephen Vincent, Under Brandenburg Gate #1, 2010 (Ink on paper, 22 x 30”)

The Haptic is set for release at the end of 2014. Look out for a mixtape from Fred Moten and a couple open-access articles from the issue soon. Until then, take a sneak peek at the Table of Contents.

The Haptic: Textures of Performance

Special Issue Editor: Rizvana Bradley

 SCHOLARLY ARTICLES “Introduction: Other Sensualities” Rizvana Bradley

“Chinese Lingering, Meditation’s Practice: Reframing Endurance Art Beyond Resistance” Hentyl Yapp

“‘Hearty and happy and with a lively, yeasty soul’: Feeling Right in Louisa May Alcott’s The Candy CountryKyla Wazana Tompkins

“At the Egg’s Edge: Lygia Clark’s Indiscretions” Laura Harris

“Security Blankets: Uniforms, Hoods, and the Textures of Terror” Nicole Archer

“Troubled Air: The Drone and Doom of Reproduction in SunnO)))’s Metal Maieutic” Aliza Shvarts

“An Interview with artist, Pope. L” Pope. L and Rizvana Bradley

 “from From a Broken Bottle Traces of Perfume Still Emanate, Volume 5”Nathaniel Mackey


“Ten Theses on Touch, or, Writing Touch” Hypatia Vourloumis

“Flight/Plan (erasure of the Black Law of Connecticut 1833)” Joshua Bennett

“Untitled study (hand, oilstick, acetate, cotton, plaster, dust, sun)” Steffani Jemison

“Haptic Drawings, Artist Statement” Stephen Vincent


“Techno-Gender Studies: A Review of Beatriz Preciado’s Testo JunkieJulian Gill-Peterson

“A Review of Colin R. Johnson’s Just Queer Folks: Gender and Sexuality in Rural AmericaChristina Belcher


“Symptom,” performed by BodyCartography Maxe Crandall and Selby Wynn Schwartz

“Sonic Stitches: Isaac Julien, His Mother, and her ‘Creolized’ Sound” Charlotte Ickes