A Hope on the Wall

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This essay seeks to explore the ways in which communities form through language, and how these linguistic communities can become 'grounds' for hope. With an eye on contemporary politics, it looks to Hesiod's version of the Pandora myth and Clarice Lispector's short story, 'A Hope', to consider how our linguistic communities allow us or disallow us to hope for certain things at certain times.


Original languageEnglish
TypeA narrative essay about the possibilties for hopefulness in language.
Media of outputRisoprint pamphlet
PublisherSeam Editions
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9871999881207
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2017


  • hope, Elpis, Clarice Lispector, hybrid writing