Issue 19.1

23 April, 2012

Gabriel Roberts

Public Schools

Stefan Collini's What Are Universities For? argues for the enduring importance of higher education in the wake of government cuts.

Gavin Jacobson

In the Shadow of the General

Gavin Jacobson throws light on the complex backdrop to the first round of the 2012 French presidential election.

Tom Cutterham

The Art Effect

Sinéad Murphy's The Art Kettle offers a critique of contemporary art that tries to move beyond self-referential vanity.

David Bowe

The Thick of It

Mary Jo Bang's new translation of Dante's Inferno is a densely allusive modernisation that loses its way in formal complexity.

Courtney Traub

An Interview with Kevin Begos, Jr

Kevin Begos Jr. discusses the development of a unique decaying text now housed at the Bodleian Library.