The best poets tend to trouble conventions, including those they find necessary.
Tag: University of Chicago Press
“I Speak Only for Myself”: Anahid Nersessian on Keats, Feminism, and Poetry
"One of the things that is interesting about Keats' letters to Fanny Brawne is that you can't infer a damn thing that’s happened between them."
Public Picks 2022
What were the books of 2022 that dazzled, challenged, and inspired us?
Reading after the University
If you want to support readers, the best hope will always be helping do away with economic compulsion and the division of labor.
“Work More, Consume Less”: How Austerity Coerces
The true purpose of austerity is to permanently and structurally extract resources from the many to the few.
Public Thinker: Jaipreet Virdi on Disability History & Deaf Futures
“Disabled people have long made their own hacks.”
Invitations to the Voyage
Three new poetry collections depart on a cosmic journey to reckon with ecology and our relations to a suffering earth.
The Text: Do Not Disturb
Does loving a work of literature mean seizing it? How should critics feel about their feelings toward a text?
Is “Regulation from Below” Possible?
A powerful grassroots movement campaigned in the ’70s and ’80s for banks to reinvest equitably in red-lined urban communities. It failed—but why?
The US Arrested Her—Then She Changed Chicago
In the 1960s, Chicago’s white neighborhoods didn’t want Mexican Americans moving in. But one determined real estate broker changed everything.
Do the Humanities Need Experts or Skeptics?
Why are Anglophone novels more worthy of attention than Ottoman shadow puppetry or the art of knot-tying? Just what are the humanities for?
Public Thinker: Destin Jenkins on Breaking Bonds
“What if we identified the politics of municipal debt as circumscribing political horizons and futures?”
The university has been changing, to be sure. But has the proportion of students who want to devote themselves to acts of humanistic creativity?
How to See Silicon Valley: Talking with Mary Beth Meehan and Fred Turner
"The ways in which the community itself is breaking down felt like end game capitalism."
“Redlining Does Not End”: Talking with Rebecca Marchiel on Housing and Racism
“They all wanted to imagine a different possibility of an integrated neighborhood, where folks worked together.”
The World Latinx Athletes Make
Latinx athletes have forged new identities, cultivated community, and anchored themselves in spaces that were not created for them.
You Are Never Alone at the Museum
What do we see when looking at art from the perspective of the infrastructures that sustain it?
Harvard–Riverside, Round Trip
In the contemporary United States, higher education does more to exaggerate than relieve class and cultural divisions.
What Will Be Impossible?
Why excavate these Reformation characters—the preacher and the werewolf—now? What do they have to teach us?
Getting Upsold by Real Estate
When prospective home buyers hire a real estate agent, they may end up getting more than they had pictured themselves bargaining for.