A documentary filmmaker and writer, Jodie Childers has published essays on 20th century American left-wing cultural history and political dissent. Her creative work has been featured in Boulevard, Eleven Eleven, The Portland Review, and Poetry East. She is currently completing a PhD in English with a concentration in American studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. In 2018, she was awarded a Leifur Eiríksson Foundation Fellowship to pursue dissertation research in Iceland.

The Toppling of Þorfinnur: Vandalism as Dialogue and Direct Action

  Figure 1. Head of Þorfinnur Karlsefni, 2018 Source: CBS Philly   In the early hours of Oct 2nd, 2018, unidentified parties beheaded a one-hundred-year-old bronze sculpture of the Norse explorer Þorfinnur Karlsefni and hurled it into the Schuylkill River in Philadelphia. Weighing thousands of pounds and standing more than… Continue reading