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Weekly Round-up: Slave Trade Papers Found, Protests in Ukraine, and Jane Austen not a Game Theorist

The Oxonian Review presents the Weekly Round-up, featuring websites and articles the editorial staff have found interesting, illuminating, or otherwise noteworthy.

1. “Ian Cobain: ‘Slave trade documents among illegal Foreign Office cache’” , The Guardian: The Foreign Office has been hoarding an “enormous cache” of public documents at its high security archives in Houndslope Park; among them are important historic papers about the slave trade dating back to the 1600s.

2. “‘Renewed Protest in Ukraine’” , The Atlantic: Violent protests break out in protest of new anti-protest legislation in the Ukraine this week, Kiev becomes a crucible for anti-government (re)action.

3. “William Deresiewicz: ‘No, Jane Austen was not a game theorist’” , The New Statesman: Deresiewicz finds another (unnecessary) clash between literature and science in Michael Suk-Young Chwe’s Jane Austen, Game Theorist.

4. “Kory Grow: ‘Harvard Appoints Herbie Hancock Professor of Poetry’” , Rolling Stone: As the Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University, Hancock will join the ranks of Robert Frost, T.S. Eliot and Leonard Bernstein, proving an important link between music and poetry.

5. “Soraya Chemaly: ‘”Too Much Estrogen”: The Golden Globes, Chris Christie and Men Who Don’t Want to Share Culture’” , The Huffington Post: A pointed rebuke of the feminization of America that also points to a study which found that ‘when women talked just 30% of the time, men thought they were dominating.’

6. “Will Self: ‘How has England changed since 1994?’” , The Guardian: Self reflects on major (and minor) changes in England and Englishness over the last twenty years.


If you would like to suggest a link, please email laura.ludtke@st-annes.ox.acuk