Here are a few interesting articles and pieces we found around the web this week. If we missed something that other intellectual historians might enjoy, please let us know in the comments!
The Attack on Charlie Hebdo and the Tradition of Parisian Wit [NY Times]
Vanni Bianconi, “Esseri architettonici ed umani” [Doppiozero]
Phoebe Maltz Bovy, “Straight Outta Chappaqua” [Tablet]
“Wartime Life: Right to Write” [The Economist]
Anthony Grafton, “Reliving the Renaissance” [ NYRB]
Rolf Hosfeld with Christoph Heinemann, “Er konnte in kleinen Dingen Symptome Sehen” [Deutschlandfunk]
Andreas Isenschmid, “Der unerhörte Glanz von Paris” [Zeit]
François Jarrige, “E.P. Thompson, un vie de combat” [La vie des idées]
Thomas Kaufmann, “Gespenstische Bilder” [Süddeutsche Zeitung]
Jennifer Schluessler, “Literature of India, Enshrined in a Series” [NY Times]
Marc Zitzman, “Wie mächtig sind Ideen?” [Neue Zürcher Zeitung]
Paul Buhle and Nick Thorkelson, “You Had to Be There: George Moss in Comics” [Jewish Daily Forward]
‘Ferguson Did Not Happen in a Vacuum’ (about an AHA panel on Ferguson) [Chronicle]
The New Modesty in Literary Criticism [Chronicle]
Excerpt from David Konstan, Beauty: The Fortunes of a Greek Idea [Salon]
Terence Ranger and the Jagged Geometry of Zimbabwe [The Con]
Philosophy from the Outside In [Cultural History of Philosophy Blog, QMUL]
George Mosse Finds Himself in Comics [Jewish Daily Forward]
3 replies on “What We’re Reading: Week of Jan. 5”
Great links. I’d add this Nation interview with Marilyn Robinson, in which she makes a fascinating and powerful case for John Calvin as a humanist.
Sorry, here’s the link: http://www.thenation.com/article/194057/conversation-marilynne-robinson.
Ooh, thanks for that! I’m excited to read it.