Modern Languages, postcolonial studies

Jewish-Muslim Interactions: Performing Cultures between North Africa and France

By Sami Everett & Rebekah Vince with contributions from Jonathan Glasser, Hadj Miliani, Vanessa Paloma-Elbaz, and Jamal Bahmad In the context of rising antisemitism and Islamophobia, where Jewish-Muslim encounters in North Africa are often depicted in conflictual or nostalgic terms, Jewish-Muslim Interactions: Performing Cultures between North Africa and France charts an alternative trajectory by focusing … Continue reading

Literature, Poetry

1968: A History in Verse

New from Clemson University Press, In The Rebel Cafe is a collection of interviews with Ed Sanders, constituting a career biography of Sanders as a writer, musician, and activist. Here the collection's editor Jennie Skerl explores Sanders's position as a leading cultural rebel in the 1960s, drawing on the events of the 1968 Democratic National … Continue reading

History

Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus – In Conversation with Jenny March

Jenny March’s new translation of Sophocles' Oedipus Tyrannus brings alive the power and complexities of Sophocles’ writing; Oedipus’ fate is cruel and undeserved, but his courage and compassion endure to the end. This new edition includes an introduction, the Greek text, facing-page translation, and commentary. We discussed this new publication with the author. Firstly, what … Continue reading

Enlightenment

Montesquieu, the Persian Rousseau, and Napoleon’s French Revolution in India

Junko Takeda is the author of the December volume in the Oxford University Studies in the Enlightenment series, Iran and a French empire of trade, 1700-1808. In this volume, she explores early modern French relations with Persia in order to highlight connections between Eurasian geopolitics and Atlantic revolutions, and, in doing so, sheds light on the activities … Continue reading

Art, Journals, News

Call for Papers! Sculpture Journal invites proposals for a Special Issue: Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Facing History.

The editorial team of Sculpture Journal invites submissions for a special issue entitled Sculpture, Iconoclasm and Facing History. The team stated the following in relation to the special issue: On 7 June 2020, a statue of slave trader Edward Colston was pushed into the Avon River in Bristol, England in a highly publicized instance of … Continue reading