What We’re Reading: Sept. 5-9

Emily:

Extra-parliamentary movements? Tim Barker, Beyond the Ballot Box: Occupy and Bernie (LRB)

Douglas Martin, Phyllis Schlafly, Conservative Leader and Foe of E.R.A., Dies at 92 (NY Times)
Stacie Taranto, Phyllis Schlafly and the Making of Grassroots Conservative Sexual Politics (Notches)

Stuart Middleton, Questionably Virtuous: Harold Wilson (LRB)

Sean O’Hagan, Nan Goldin in Reading gaol: why I’m making art in Oscar Wilde’s cell (Guardian)

Marc Perry, Uncovering the brutal truth about the British empire (Guardian)

Melvyn Bragg, Manchester: First City of the Industrial Revolution (BBC Radio 4)

Angela Chen, A Very Public Intellectual: NEH Chairman Bro Adams tries to make a case for the humanities (Chronicle)

Gavin Haynes, ‘Do not take a girl home from the tobacconists’: the Victorians’ guide to freshers’ week (Guardian)

John:

Michael Anderegg, “Chimes at Midnight: Falstaff Roars” (Criterion Current)

Pierre Assouline, « Vices et vertus de la confusion des genres » (La République des livres)

François Azar, « Le charme trop discret du judéo-espagnol » (La République des livres)

Danielle Balicco, “La voce minima. Utopia e poesia in Paul Celan” (Le parole e le cose)

Eric Brandom, “Reading Péguy” (Learning Curve)

Laure Bordonaba, “Arthur C. Danto or the Duality of Worlds” (tr. A. Dorval; Books & Ideas)

Chenxin Jiang, “Several Types of William Empson” (The Nation)

Anna McSweeney, “‚Ghost Objects‘ – 19th century paper mould techniques and the portability of antiquities” (Bilderfahrzeuge Blog via OpenEdition)

Robert Talise interviews Martha Nussbaum on her new book, Anger and Forgiveness: Resentment, Generosity, Justice (Oxford University Press, 2016; New Books in Intellectual History)

Adam Tooze, “When We Loved Mussolini” (NYRB)

And finally, Pier Paolo Pasolini parla della lingua italiana (Youtube)

Brooke:

Sandra M. Gilbert, A Life Written in Invisible Ink (American Scholar)

Donna J. Haraway, interview about her latest book, Staying with the Trouble: Making Kin in the Chthulucene (ArtForum)

David Kamp, Cover Story: The Book of Bruce Springsteen (Vanity Fair)

Kea Wilson, How Being a Bookseller Made Me a Better Writer (LitHub)

Jacob Mikanowski, Camera-phone Lucida (The Point)

Yitzchak:

Cynthia Ozick, “Master of the True Line” (Tablet)

Richard Pevear, Alice Sedgwick Wohl, and Judson Rosengrant, “On Translation” (NYRB)

Robert A. Burton, “A Life of Meaning (Reason Not Required)” (NY Times)

Elliot Ackerman, “What to Make of Military Endorsements” (New Yorker)

Carolyn:

Adam Tooze, When We Loved Mussolini (NYRB)

Glen Newey, The Spirit of Charlemagne (LRB Blog)

Francis Wheen, George Orwell and the Whiff of Genius (The Spectator)

Jake:

Eleanor Parker, “I, Who Will Already Be Dust By Your Time, Have Made Mention of You in This Book” (A Clerk of Oxford)

Rachel Fleming, “Would Margaret Mead Tweet?” (Savage Minds)

Long-Disputed Grolier Codex is Genuine” (The History Blog)

Emily Runde, “The Popess and the Vello-Maniac” (Les Enluminures)

Daniel:

Donal Harris, “Writing like a State: The WPA Guides” (LARB)

Peter Byrne, “Why Science should stay clear of metaphysics” (Nautilus)

Andrew Lanham, “Shakespeare contra Nietzsche” (LARB Marginalia)

Daniel Little, “Defining a Social Subject: Weber” (Understanding Society)

The American Historian, “Writing for a Popular Audience: A Roundtable” (The American Historian)

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