What We’re Reading: Week of November 2nd

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.

John:

Jean Birnbaum, « Mort de René Girard, anthropologue et théoricien de la ‘violence mimétique’ » (Le Monde)

Vincent Chabault, « L’amour des livres » (La vie des idées)

Marion Deschamp, « Haines de Luther » (La vie des idées)

Frank Furedi, “Books are dangerous” (Aeon)

Anthony Grafton, “Konrad Peutinger Reads a History” (New York Society Library Blog)

David Marcus, “Into the Cave: Sheldon Wolin’s Search for Democracy” (Dissent)

Kathrin Passig and Aleks Scholz, « Schlamm und Brei und Bits. Warum es die Digitalisierung nicht gibt » (Merkur; PDF)

Marjorie Perloff, “Ezra Pound dans la poubelle” (Times Literary Supplement)

Fintan O’Toole, “Behind ‘King Lear’: The History Revealed” (New York Review of Books)

Stacy Schiff, “ ‘His Joy, His Life’ ” (New York Review of Books)

And finally, color footage of Berlin in July, 1945 (Youtube via Bored Panda)

Emily:

Mark Medley, Susan Pedersen wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature (Globe and Mail)

Richard Drayton, The Enlightenment bull market and its decolonial future (Clio@King’s)

Laura Passin, The Anachronist: Anne Carson (The Toast)

Martin Rees, My Hero: Lisa Jardine (Guardian)
Anthony Grafton, Lisa Jardine, April 12, 1944–October 25, 2015 (Renaissance Society of America blog)

Madeleine Schwartz, Intrusive, Invasive, Inquisitive Calle (NYRB Blog)

Robert Darnton, A Very Different Paris (NYRB)

Eric Herschthal, The Unmaking of America, on a new survey history of the USA (Slate)

Talia Lavin, The Life and Death of Edmonia Lewis, Spinster and Sculptor (The Toast)

Anthony Grafton, Konrad Peutinger Reads a History (New York Society Library Blog)

Anthony Grafton, A Hero of the European Mind, on Nicolas Fabri de Peiresc (NYRB)

And, not least, Mallory Ortberg, Baby Jacques Derrida (The Toast)

Madeline:

Jennifer Bishop, “Did Tudor England Reach ‘Peak Beard’?” (Talking Tudors)

Anthony Grafton, Konrad Peutinger Reads a History (NYSL Blog)

Ken Albala, “Reconstructing Medieval Bread” (The Getty Iris)

Ann Garner, “A little black book on witchcraft” (NYAM Blog)

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