Category Archives: america

Don Delillo: White Noise

I was attracted to read White Noise because of the central protagonist Jack Gladney’s academic profession. I am writing my next chapter on academic fiction and representations of humanities scholarship in media and therefore found “Hitler Studies” a most entertaining addition … Continue reading

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Gatsby, What Gatsby?

Slightly off topic from my usual blog posts, the below anti-film-review review comes from a recent visit to the Exeter Picturehouse. The University of Exeter has a great collaboration with this arty cinema in town, and runs a series of … Continue reading

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Nussbaum’s remarks at Colgate University

Thanks to Andy Daddio for this brilliant photo. Truly the Daddio of Scholarly Photography! When it comes to a defence of the liberal arts in Higher Education, Martha Nussbaum is a matriarch. While some have criticised her universalism, and tendency towards vague aspiration, she nonetheless … Continue reading

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