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Rafaël Newman

Rafaël Newman studied classical philology at the University of Toronto and comparative literature at Princeton University, where he earned his doctorate. He has published essays on literature and contemporary culture in Germany, New Zealand, Poland, Switzerland, and the United States.

Divided Collec­tives. Iden­tity and Its Discon­tents in Samir’s Baghdad In My Shadow

A progressive “identity politics” pursued in the name of resistance to nationalist retrenchment depends on the mobilization of various disparate “collective identities” around a common aim. But what if those collectives are themselves fragmented? A new film explores this conundrum.