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Authors | Stephen Voyce

Stephen Voyce is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Iowa, where he also holds appointments in the Digital Studio for the Public Arts & Humanities and in the Center for the Book. He is the author of Poetic Community: Avant-Garde Activism and Cold War Culture (2013), the editor of a book of variations: love – zygal – art facts (2013), and the director of the Fluxus Digital Collection. His work also appears in journals such as Jacket2, Modernism/modernity, and Criticism.

Articles on Amodern by Stephen Voyce


Reading the Redacted examines the prevalence of redaction in twenty-first-century art, literature, and popular culture. Artists and writers such as Jenny Holzer, Mariam Ghani, Trevor Paglen, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, and Philip Metres work to disrupt and trouble these markings, specifically where one finds them in the State’s official history of records. In so doing, this paper argues that redaction shares a complex symbolic economy of meaning with black ops, black sites, and black budgets, terms that name acts of unacknowledged violence by state and corporate actors exercising undo power over the management, economy, and representation of war.