What We’re Reading: January 20th

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:

Lina Bolzoni, “ «Furioso» per l’Ariosto” (Il Sole 24 Ore Domenica)

Hugo Drochon, “Why Elites Always Rule” (New Statesman)

Heinrich Geiselberger in conversation with Angela Gutzeit, »Für Bauman war die Moderne kein eindeutiger Fortschrittsprozess« (Deutschlandfunk)

Timothy Nunan interviews Elizabeth Borgwardt, “A New Deal for the Nuremburg Trials?” (Toynbee Prize Foundation)

François Ottmann, « Du pragmatisme kantien » (La vie des idées)

Marshall Poe interviews Surekha Davies on her new book Renaissance Ethnography and the Invention of the Human: New Worlds, Maps, and Monsters (New Books in History)

Patrycja Pustkowiak, “Lem, the Stars, and the Holocaust” (Aspen Review)

Doreen Reinhard, »Die Mauer aus Glas« (Die Zeit)

James Schmidt, “The Making and the Marketing of the Philosophische Fragmente: A Note on the Early History of the Dialectic of Enlightenment (Part I)” (Persistent Enlightenment)

Adam Shatz, “Where Life is Seized” (London Review of Books)

And finally, Marielle Macé, « Sciences sociales : sciences du style » (CRAL – YouTube)

Emily:

August Kleinzahler, Inauguration Day (LRB Blog)

Daniel Rodgers, When Truth Becomes a Commodity (Chronicle)

Christian Lorentzen, Considering the Novel in the Age of Obama (Vulture)

Claire Potter, Did We Lose It At The Movies?, a review of Kelly Oliver’s Hunting Girls (review31)

Samuel Moyn, Beyond Liberal Internationalism (Dissent)

Pete Kuryla, Some Thoughts on a Politics of Love in the Age of the Deal (USIH)

Antony Carpen, The Newnham connection to the making of modern Cambridge (Lost Cambridge)

Tom Seymour, After hours: capturing the journey home from New York City’s gay nightclubs (Guardian)

In shameless self-promotion, my article “Arthur Sidgwick’s Greek Prose Composition: Gender, Affect, and Sociability in the Late-Victorian University” is in the January issue of the Journal of British Studies.

Erin:

Rebecca Solnit, “From Lying to Leering: Rebecca Solnit on Donal Trump’s Fear of Women” (LRB)

Marcus H. Johnson, “Stop Calling It ‘Identity Politics’ – It’s Civil Rights” (AlterNet)

Susan Chira’s “‘You Focus on the Good:’ Women Who Voted for Trump, in Their Own Words” (NYT)

I’m also still reading Janet Lewis. The Ghost of Monsieur Scarron is not as poignant as the masterful The Wife of Martin Guerre, but the story revolves around a bookbinder’s shop and the circulation of a slanderous pamphlet against Louis XIV. The pamphlet’s format (duodecimo) is mentioned over and over again – it’s a bibliographer’s novel.  I’ve also dipped into her Selected Poems. In short, she is my antidote to DJT.

Eric:

Teresa Bejan “Mere Civility—An introduction” (The Immanent Frame)

Marcus Bunyan “Haunted Screens: German Cinema in the 1920s” (Art Blart)

Chris Kark on Mark Lilla “the future ain’t what it used to be” (3:AM)

Jessica Wright “Latin Behind Bars” (Eidolon)

Sarah:

Matt Bruenig, Antti Jauhiainen & Joona-Hermanni Mäkinen, ‘The UBI Bait and Switch’, (Jacobin)

Robin D.G. Kelley, ‘What Did Cedric Robinson Mean by Racial Capitalism?’ (Boston Review)

Jeanne Marie Laskas, ‘To Obama With Love, and Hope, and Desperation,’ (New York Times Magazine)

Osagyefo Uhuru Sekou, ‘Martin Luther King’s Radical Legacy, From the Poor People’s Campaign to Black Lives Matter,’ (Dissent Magazine)

Adam Shatz, “Where Life Is Seized’ (London Review of Books)

Carolyn :

Glen Newey, “Utopia in Texas” (LRB)

Jonathan Kirshner, “America, America” (Blog of the LARB)

Karen Horn, “Der Homo oeconomicus – ein Missverständnis” (NZZ)

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