August 19, 2020
Alan Trachtenberg, the Neil Gray Jr. Professor of English and professor of American studies emeritus, scholar of the cultural history of the 19th and 20th centuries, and one...
Jonathan Kramnick
July 24, 2020
The Humanities After COVID-19 What happens when hiring dies?
Cathy Nicholson
July 24, 2020
Looking at Epic Poetry Through 21st-Century Eyes New translations of the “Aeneid,” “Beowulf,” and other ancient stories challenge some of our modern-day ideas.
Marta Figlerowicz
July 24, 2020
Democracy on Pause in Pandemic Poland The ruling party takes advantage of lockdown.
Reading and Not Reading "The Faerie Queene"
July 14, 2020
“I am now in the country, and reading in Spencer’s fairy-queen. Pray what is the matter with me?” The plaint of an anonymous reader in 1712 sounds with endearing frankness a...
June 19, 2020
Screen Share: A College Teacher’s Zoom Journal – For 15 years, my students and I huddled together in cozy classrooms to study the craft of writing. Then came Covid-19....
June 16, 2020
This week, the Book Review asked two prominent American poets to write original poems responding to this historic moment in our country. Claudia Rankine, whose poem “Weather...