A Living Anthology of Polemical Literature

The online anthology The Arts of Autonomy: A Living Anthology of Polemical Literature provides basic editions of polemical texts. Pamphlets, open letters, manifestos, and polemical statements inherently pose specific risks to scholarly work, not only because they may be subjected to indexation and censorship, but also because they are often poorly edited and difficult to access.

On this page, we provide basic, quotable editions of historically important polemical texts, as well as occasional, informal commentaries on related genres and themes. This online anthology is expanded on a rolling basis.

Our project website is available here.

The Anthology

Émile Zola: J’Accuse…!
(edited by Pierre-Héli Monot)

Mesut Özil: I/III, II/III, III/III
(edited by David Bebnowski)

Collective: A Feminist Server 0.01
(edited by Pierre-Héli Monot)

Thomas Paine: The American Crisis (No. I)
(edited by Gregory Jones-Katz)

Collective: The Manifesto of the 121
(edited by David Bebnowski)

Kathleen Hanna: The Riot Grrrl Manifesto
(edited by David Bebnowski and Gregory Jones-Katz)

John Winthrop: A Model of Christian Charity
(edited by Gregory Jones-Katz)

Queer Nation: Queers Read This
(edited by Pierre-Héli Monot)

Aristophanes: The Clouds
(edited by Pierre-Héli Monot)



This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (Grant agreement No. 852205)


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