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Contents: Editors’ Introduction; Interview with David Johnson, Associate Professor of History, University of South Florida; Interview with Sir Salman Rushdie; Interview with George Yancy, Professor of Philosophy at Duquesne University; Essays: In Swift’s Shadow: An Essay Examining the Influence of Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels on Voltaire’s Candide—Lydia Crannell; Children as Perpetrators of the Colonial Project—Lauren Edmonds; Jokes That Express Racist Beliefs: David Benatar’s Account of Harm in Racist Beliefs and the Expression of Those Beliefs Through Humor—Samuel Lawless; Among The Living Dead: The Zombie Narrative in a Post-9/11 Era—Zoë Princehorn; I’m a Princess Cut From Marble: Gender in the Renaissance—Emma van Hessalt; Book Reviews: A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinction—Taylor Bailey; I Wear the Black Hat—Bethany Blinsky; California—Byron Brenneman; Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones: From the Ancient World to the Era of Human Rights by Carrie Coisman; Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies—Kevin Gebura; Leaving the Sea—Gretchen Heisler; American Isis: The Life and Art of Sylvia Plath—Katy Major; Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West—Carly Marburger; Life After Life—Meghan MacMillan; The Shelf: Adventures in Extreme Reading—Rachel Scherzer; Authentic Being—Nicole Starling; Contributors, etc.

Publication Date

Spring 2015


Otterbein University




Dr. David Johnson, Sir Salman Rushdie, George Yancy, the Expression of Racist Beliefs Through Humor, The Zombie Narrative in a Post-9/11 Era, Gender in the Renaissance


Arts and Humanities


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Otterbein Aegis Spring 2015