"Weird Worlds and Mysterious Narrators: The Bizarrely Fascinating Short Fiction of Craig Calhoun" by Kenneth Lota

"Each story is rich and mysterious, yet compact and told through a carefully delimited perspective; reading them feels like looking at a big and crowded room through a keyhole."

"Expanding 'Personhood,' Excluding People: Shifting Definitions & Strategic Identities" by Mark Collins

"[E]xpanding the boundaries of personhood occurs within a closed system, whereby the expansion of rights through appeals to personhood merely shifts these liberties away from others."

"Hard to Watch: A Review of The Honourable Woman" by Katherine Walker

"The victim of rape, physical violence, and the prying eyes of almost everyone, Nessa’s goals seem misguided in large part because of the personal toll it takes on her body and psyche."

"In Search of Identity in The Cuckoo’s Calling" by Bert Clere

"The tension between the traditions of Britain’s past and the rapidly changing currents of Britain’s present are as interesting as the murder mystery itself."

"The Cancer is Back: ISIS and the Certainty of Future Horrors" by David M Faris

"The U.S. helped create the institutional conditions that led to the rise of IS by invading Iraq and then inflicting the brutal incompetence of the Bush Administration on the country, and can therefore hardly stand by as the group threatens mass killings across the region [. . .]. Yet this only raises the question of whether intervention will work or make things worse."

Forum: Cultural Interventions

“Cultural Interventions” is interested in the ways in which culture (pop or otherwise) informs our economics, politics, and our daily judgments.

Forum: Intellectual Spaces

“Intellectual Spaces” explores those institutional centers in which social conventions condense and become organized structures.

Ethos Journal

Our journal serves as a venue for public intellectuals to consider the arts and humanities as powerful forces that help to configure our economics, politics, and everyday existence.
Ethos is a collective of critics, scholars, and public intellectuals ARH_bluesupported by the Institute for Arts and Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. This digital project provides a space for debating—and indeed producing—powerful cultural ideas through our weekly forums and a semiannual, peer-reviewed journal.

Interested in writing for Ethos? We're seeking contributions from authors interested in topics about the arts, humanities, or public ethics. Many of our contributors are faculty members at universities, graduate students, artists, teachers, or regular bloggers. We welcome interesting topics and posts for consideration. Our weekly forum posts typically run from 300-700 words. If you would like to submit a post, please email Ben Mangrum (bmangrum@email.unc.edu) or Katie Walker (walkerkn@email.unc.edu) with an idea or post.