3 March, 2014

Laura Ludtke

Reading Reading Victiorian Deafness

Laura Ludtke considers how deafness in the nineteenth-century challenged received ideas about language.

Edward Still

The Resonance of the Excavated Self

Edward Still discovers the blending of the mythical and the tangible in Cynan Jones's new novel The Dig

Michael Easson

Burke’s Great Melody Against It

Michael Easson finds Edmund Burke miscast as a conservative in Jesse Norman's new biography.

Karthick Manoharan

Engaging the Event

Karthick Manoharan on why Slavoj Žižek is the most dangerous philosopher in the West.

Riki Miyoshi

Selling Monarchy

Riki Miyoshi on the final installment of Kevin Sharpe's epic history of the changing image of the English Monarchy, Rebranding Rule.

17 February, 2014

Gabriel Roberts

What are Justifications For?

Helen Small's The Value of the Humanities provides an effective commentary on the debate, but raises deeper questions about the nature of justification.

Leo Mercer

Poetweet: On the Prospects of Twitter for Poetry

An essay by the Oxford-based poet Leo Mercer on how poetry can take to Twitter through the new form the poetweet.

Jennifer Rushworth

Roger McGough Coughs Up Another Collection

Jennifer Ruthworth discovers an irresistible, glittering charm in Roger McGough's latest collection of poetry, As Far As I know.

Andrew Flather

Second Greatest Living Briton?

Morrissey's Autobiography is a more candid work of self-revelation than the melancholy lyrics that brought him legions of adoring fans.

Fergus McGhee

An Interview with Diarmaid MacCulloch

Fergus McGhee talks to one of the world's leading historians about the current state of Christianity and the value of academic research.