What We’re Reading: Week of Nov. 21st

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.

Madeline:

Drew Gilpin Faust, “John Hope Franklin: Race and the Meaning of America” (NYRB)

Bruce Holsinger, “Written on Beasts” (NYRB)

Mary Beard, “Smalle Latine and Lesse Greek” (A Don’s Life, TLS)

Cara Giaimo, on the history of birdsong notation (Atlas Obscura)

Gabriel Fisher, “The Difficult Legacy of Woodrow Wilson” (New Yorker)

John:

Carol Birch, “All for Nothing” (The Guardian)

Paolo Capelletti, “L’Italia di Cartier-Bresson e degli altri” (Doppiozero)

Paul Demont, « L’esclave-expert et le citoyen » (La vie des idées)

David Do Paço, « Le fantôme de la frontière hongroise » (La vie des idées)

Philipp Felsch, »Am Flipper war Professor Adorno nicht zu schlagen« (FAZ)

Massimo Gezzi, “L’infanzia negata dal Nobel. Su Herta Müller” (Le parole e le cose)

Florent Guénard, « Contre le terrorisme, la législation d’exception ? Entretien avec François Saint-Bonnet » (La vie des idées)

Bruce Holsinger, “Written on Beasts” (NYR Daily)

Sabrina Loriga, « Il n’y a pas de hors-texte » (Centre de Recherches sur les Arts et le Langage, YouTube)

Emmanuel Taïeb, “Should Images of Violence be Shown?” (Nathalie Ferron, trans.; Books and Ideas)

And finally, Sanjay Subrahmanyam’s lectures at the Collège de France on « Histoire connectée des sociétés du cour » (L’Éloge du savoir)

Emily:

Jenny Uglow, The Revolutionary Christian Girl (NYRB)—a review of Seth Koven’s The Matchgirl and the Heiress (Princeton 2015), which also won the NACBS’s Stansky Book Prize a couple weeks ago.

Peter Green, What We Know: Sappho (LRB)

Johanna Hanink, Staging Greek Trauma (Eidolon)

Ben Alpers, The Trouble With Un-American (S-USIH Blog)

John Seabrook, The Invisible Library (New Yorker)

Words and Music for St Cecilia’s Day (BBC Radio 3)

Hannah Rosefield, The Diary of the Most Boring Man in the World (New Republic)

Richard Holmes, The Greatness of William Blake (NYRB)

Bruce Holsinger, Written on Beasts (NYRB)

 

Daniel:

Bruce Bartlett, “Half Measures” (Democracy)

L.D. Burnett, “The Newspaper in U.S. Intellectual History: Towards a Bibliography” (S-USIH)

Christina Lupton, “London this Week: A vision of Europe’s future that bypasses the present” (N+1)

Nick Srnicek and Alex Williams, “Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work” (Bookforum)

Thomas Chatterton Williams, “Loaded Dice” (TLS)

Brooke:

Layla Leiman, “Lizza Littleword and the Persistence of History” (10 and 5)

Sam Levine, “Why Thanksgiving is a ‘National Day of Mourning’ for Some Americans” (Huffington Post)

Stephen Smith “The £30m bookshelf: Pierre Bergé and the greatest stories ever sold” (The Guardian)

Hito Steyerl, “The Terror of Total Dasein” (Dis Magazine)

Erin:

Stanley-Gibbons Launches Rare Book Index

Paul Beaudoin, “Scribe: Toward a General Framework for Community Transcription” (NYPL)

Caroline Duroselle-Melish, “Extravagantly Large Paper” (The Collation)

Dustin Illingworth, “Atlas of Interest: On the Hidden Life of Marginalia” (The Millions)

Maev Kennedy, “Undelivered letters shed light on 17th-century society” (Guardian)

Carmen Nigro, “Remembering Manhattan’s Little Syria” (NYPL)

Jake:

In Defence of ‘Monks on the Make’: Glastonbry, Lies, and Legends” (A Clerk of Oxford)

Colin Dayan, “Throw Away Your Mind” (LARB)

Bruce Holsinger, “Written on Beasts” (NYRB)

Rachel Syme, “Selfie” (Matter)

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