by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht ~ Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht’s “The Future of Reading? Memories and Thoughts Toward a Genealogical Approach” asks a fundamental question: How does the younger generation of students and readers approach a text, and in which ways does… Read More ›
The Case of Italy, an intervention by John Champagne ~ In several recent essays and articles on the relationship between Italian Jews in the diaspora and contemporary Israeli political and military actions toward the Palestinians, an interesting series of contradictions… Read More ›
Curators & Historians on International Slavery From Thursday, February 20 to Friday, February 21, Panelists will include Morgan Grefe (Executive Director, Rhode Island Historical Society), Kristin Gallas (Director of Interpretation Projects, Tracing Center) and Louise Mirrer (President and CEO of… Read More ›
A film by Bruce Robbins, Some of My Best Friends Are Zionists, featured here in continuation of b2‘s Legacies of the Future: On the Life and Work of Edward Said.
Only to put a pin in b2‘s Legacies of the Future: The Life and Work of Edward Said, and the question: what is criticism? And: what is ‘its relationship, among other things, to specifically–but not exclusively–literary form and the function… Read More ›
Bruce Robbins covers the recent MLA debate and resolution on Israel’s denials of entry of U.S. academics to the West Bank. Read his full article here.
The Global and Local Re-packaging and Marketing of a “moderate” Islamist leader , Mohamed-Salah Omri
This is the second paper by Omri on the developing politics after the “Arab Spring.” “In Tunisia, the resigning former Prime Minister and Al Nahda leader, Hamadi Jebali, is being groomed for a presidential role by his party as well… Read More ›
Continuing The Tunisian Dossier edited by R. A. Judy and extending the work of al-Insāniya: Thinking Revolutionaries, b2 a series of extended posts focused on what has been called the “Arab Spring,” Miriam Cooke writes on Qatar. Read her article, “The… Read More ›
Following the death of Frank Kermode, Lindsay Waters, Executive Editor for the Humanities at Harvard University Press, composed this memorial to the great English critic. See Waters on Kermode at HUP. PAB
China Commentary Lindsay Waters’ report on the Harvard Humanism conference has elicited this response from Chris Connery who is working now in Shanghai for the University of California.