Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If you come across something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments section.
Adolfo Aranjuez, “Death of the Editor,” (overland)
Mary Beard, “What do academics do in the summer ‘vacation’?” (TLS)
Hua Hsu, “Stuart Hall and the Rise of Cultural Studies,” (New Yorker)
Jamie Martin, “Nudged,” (LRB)
Cathy Otten, “Slaves of Isis:The Long Walk of the Yazidi Women,”
Russell Rickford, “Neo-McCarthyism and the Radical Professor,” (Back Perspectives)
Paul Barrett, Darcy Ballantyne, Camille Isaacs, and Kris Singh, “The Unbearable Whiteness of CanLit,” (The Walrus)
A review of Enzo Traverso’s Left-Wing Melancholia: Marxism, History, and Memory:
Peter E. Gordon, “Mourning in America,” (Boston Review)
(Podcast interview) Raul Coronado, “A World Not to Come: A History of Latino Writing and Print Culture” (New Books Network)
Richard Brody, “‘Dunkirk’: A War Movie about Patriotic Ciphers” (The New Yorker)
Eric Kurlander, “A Song of Ice and Fire” (Lapham’s Quarterly)
On Cultural Analytics, or how do we make sense of Instagram:
“Lev Manovich in conversation with Hunter O’Hainan” (CAA News)
What happens when poetry meets photography:
> “America Today, in Vision and Verse” (NY Times)
> “How Poems Inspire Pictures” (NY Times)
Rebecca Fulleylove, “Art Director, Author, and Editor Steven Heller on His Favourite Books” (It’s Nice That)
Even poetry needs design and branding. Here, designers describe how they approach the task of creating a visual experience equal to the poetry itself:
> Lucy Bourton, “Pouya Ahmadi’s Typographic Designs for the Festival of Poets Theater” (It’s Nice That)
>Rebecca Fulleylove, “Michael Bierut’s new brand identity for the Poetry Foundation” (It’s Nice That)
> Fraser Muggeridge, “[The Making of a Concrete Poem: Sun-cheese Wheel-Ode” (Eye)
Junot Díaz interviews Samuel R. Delany, “Radicalism Begins in the Body” (Boston Review).
Kevin M. Gannon, “Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed, and a Revolutionary Praxis for Education I & II” (Age of Revolutions).
Dan Gorman, “All Things to All People? (symposium on Duncan Bell’s Reordering the World)” (Disorder of Things)
Achille Mbembe “There is Only One World (extract from Critique of Black Reason)” (The Con).
John Strawson, “Colonialism and the Jews” (fathom).
Allison Meier, “Washington Irving Bishop: The Magician Killed by an Autopsy” (Atlas Obscura)
Will Wiles, “The Corner of Lovecraft and Ballard” (Places)
Julianne Neely, “20 Literary Would-You-Rathers” (McSweeney’s Internet Tendency)