WORD presents: Guillotine and the Politics of Narrative. Is there radical potential in the personal essay? The increasing resonance of hybrid texts like Maggie Nelson's The Argonauts and Bhanu Kapil's Ban en Banlieue suggest a new kind of literature that blends traditional academic approaches with narrative forms rooted in lived experiences. Guillotine publisher Sarah McCarry moderates as Lola Pellegrino, Jenny Zhang, and Sarah Gerard discuss writers politicizing personal narrative. Where do critical theory and personal narrative intersect, and what kinds of potential forms are born at that crossroads?