What we’re reading: Week of November 6th

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.

 

Spencer

Diarmaid MacCulloch and Eamon Duffy, “Should the World’s Christians Celebrate the Reformation?” (London Evening Standard)

Roisin O’Connor, “Chopin died from rare tuberculosis complication, new study of composer’s pickled heart finds” (Independent)

Abigail Green, “Acceptance World” (TLS)

Adrienne Green, Abdallah Fayyad, and Annika Neklason, “From Frederick Douglass to Edith Wharton” (The Atlantic)

Ed Simon, “Defining the Demonic” (Public Domain Review)

 

Derek

Chris Bodenner, “The Surprising Revolt at the Most Liberal College in America” (The Atlantic) (”Humanities 110” Syllabus available here)

Henry Adams, “What the history of iconoclasm tells us about the Confederate statue controversy” (The Conversation)

C.W. Marshall, “Do Androids Dream of Electric Greeks?” (Eidolon)

 

Eric

James Brindle, “Something is Wrong on the Internet” (Medium)

Madhav Khosla, “The Banality of Virtue” (LARB)

Brianna Rennix & Nathan J. Robinson “Why You Hate Contemporary Architecture” (Current Affairs)

Glenda Sluda, “Capitalists & Climate” (Humanity)

 

Kristin

Chu T’ien-wen “We All Change into Somebody Else: In Acceptance of the 2015 Newman Prize for Chinese Literature” (Chinese Literature Today)

Stephen Metcalf “How John Wayne Became a Hollow Masculine Icon” (The Atlantic)

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