Summer 2012 Newsletter
Midsummer in the northern hemisphere sees the appearance of our second Public Culture issue since moving to New York University, the announcement of an honor for a member of the journal's Editorial Collective, and the much-anticipated arrival of our sister site, Public Books.
Public Books Is Here!
More than a year in the making, Public Books, a new monthly online review devoted to spirited debate about books and the arts, is now live on its own stunningly designed website, publicbooks.org.
The inaugural issue includes Lawrence Weschler’s penetrating interview with the celebrated documentary filmmaker Errol Morris, Tobias Kelly’s essay on the troublingly double nature of appeals to conscience, Bruce Robbins’s appraisal of recent serious novels dipping down into "low-budget genres," an illustrated profile of Lúcia Rosa and South American cartonera publishing collectives, and much more.
Head to publicbooks.org now for the articles. Linger, and join the conversation thanks to innovative commenting features that allow readers to choose to associate their remarks with a particular paragraph and easily toggle between the discussion and associated paragraphs.
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NYPL Announces Greg Grandin as a 2012–2013 Fellow
We would like to congratulate Public Culture Editorial Committee member Greg Grandin on his appointment as The Gilder Lehrman Fellow in American History at the New York Public Library. During his time at the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, Grandin will investigate Herman Melville and slavery in the Americas during the Age of Revolution.
Public Culture Volume 24 Is Well Begun!
Issue 24.1, the first from the current editorial team, features Craig Calhoun's consideration of the brouhaha kicked up by the scandal around Qaddafi's intellectuals for hire; Fred Turner's unpacking of the politics of multiscreen media in the Cold War; interviews with Mary Poovey and Ian Hacking; and more.
Issue 24.2, just out, brings us Jane Burbank and Frederick Cooper on the world-shaping power of empires, from ancient Rome and China to the present; photographer Claire Beckett's uncanny images of cultural simulation during military training exercises; a look at economic crises and the historical dynamics of capitalism from William H. Sewell, Jr.; interviews with Troy Duster and Howard Becker; and, of course, more!
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