In this issue we look at and beyond all sorts of crisis-bred monsters. These pieces assemble novel histories of transitional periods, both past and present, when unique circumstances converged to create “monstrous” conditions—widespread anxiety, paranoia, and the destabilization of political, social, and economic infrastructure. In some, readings of marginalized literary voices and forgotten cultural works generate alternative frameworks—whether philosophical, cultural, aesthetic, or political—to understand and incorporate these anomalous discontinuities of time within coherent, usable narratives. In others, such bridging narratives are rejected as impossible and even undesirable.
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