If you want to support readers, the best hope will always be helping do away with economic compulsion and the division of labor.
People who use audiobooks are expanding what reading is and can be. But they are also incentivizing publishers to change, in unexpected ways.
Does loving a work of literature mean seizing it? How should critics feel about their feelings toward a text?
The “papers” of Toni Morrison can be accessed through a Princeton computer terminal. But where do these digital drafts end, and Beloved begin?
The way we talk about racial justice matters. In fact, corporation’s embrace of antiracist slogans can actually advance racism.
An educated public grew out of freedom, W. E. B. Du Bois claimed. And education was also freedom’s surest protector.
To work as a translator is to encounter a text with an active desire in mind, a desire that both constitutes and modifies the way that text is experienced.
Think about your favorite book. Now ask yourself: Would you admit this to others? Most would share—but literature professors are not most people.
“Historian. Author/editor of White Flight; The New Suburban History; Spaces of ...
Readers today believe that they are living through unprecedented changes in how ...
Some years back, the cultural critic Stephen Metcalf noted, in a smart review of a new essay collection by David Sedaris, that we turn to radio for companionship. Companionship might appear to be ...