What We’re Reading: Week of October 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.


Bruce Gordon (ed.), “The Protestant Reformation: A Forum” (Marginalia)

Sarah Ifft Decker, “The Trial of the Talmud” (Marginalia)

Carl Abbott, “Master of Disaster, Ignatius Donnelly” (Public Domain Review)

Jackie Kay, “Feminist, lesbian, warrior, poet: Rediscovering the work of Audre Lorde” (New Statesman)

Imogen Woodberry, “After Strange Gods” (LARB)



Frederick McKindra, “Becoming Integrated” (Oxford American)

Anne Applebaum, “A New European Narrative?” (NYRB)

William Sturkey, “Race, Racism, and Southern Myths” (Black Perspectives)

Interview with Michael Wintroub on his The Voyage of Thought: Navigating Knowledge across the Sixteenth-Century World (New Books Network)



Sam Moyn, “Barbarian Virtues” (The Nation).

Helen Rosner, “Christ in the Garden of Endless Breadsticks” (Eater).

Charlotte Shane, “Hard Stuff” (TLS)

Donna Zuckerberg, “Learn Some F*cking History” (Eidolon).



Matthew Clarke, “‘I Am Your Loving Boy-Wife: A Short History of Queer Letter Writing,” (overland)

Ta-nehisi Coates, “Civil-Rights Protests Have Never Been Popular,” (Atlantic Monthly)

Rivka Galchen, “Pickering Called,” (LRB)

Jordan Michael-Smith, “The Education of Ta-Nehisi Coates,” (The Chronicle of Higher Education)



Selin Thomas, “Kara Walker’s Nightmares are Our Own” (The Paris Review)

Aruna D’Souza, “Kara Walker” (4Columns)

Glenn Ligon, “Kind of Blue And Black” (NYRB)

Carly Lovejoy, “How Do We See War?” (Aperture)


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