Edward Said's signature contribution to academic life is the book Orientalism. It has been influential in about half a dozen established disciplines, especially literary studies (English, comparative literature), history, anthropology, sociology, ... Sri Lanka Daily News, 2 weeks ago
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This week over 10 thousand scholars gathered in San Diego for the joint annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion (AAR) and the Society of Biblical Literature . Professionals in higher education, publishing and media, clergy and independent ...Huffington Post, 1 month ago Panel dissects depressing climate change survey National Catholic Reporter, 1 month ago
In a surprising 2013 survey done by the Pew Research Center about the Muslim world, many countries in the Middle East, Southeast Asia, and North Africa were found to have majority support for Sharia (Islamic law) and many of the draconian ...Daily Kos, 1 week ago
The former Atlanta fire chief, who was dismissed by the city's mayor this month after writing a book in which he said homosexuality is vile, has filed a federal discrimination complaint against the city in a case that is testing the issue of ...Los Angeles Times, 6 days ago
The state of reading and writing in today's digitally driven world has been preoccupying authors of late. Melissa Pritchard, for instance, who last year published the novel Palmerino, explores the question Why write? in A Solemn Pleasure, a ...PublishersWeekly.com, 1 week ago
Jan. 3: When the Loeb Classical Library was founded in 1911, it was hailed as a much-needed effort to make the glories of the Greek and Roman classics available to general readers. Virginia Woolf praised the series, which featured reader-friendly ...Calcutta Telegraph, 3 weeks ago Harvard University Press: Literature of India to be enshrined in a series Economic Times, 3 weeks ago Literature of India, enshrined in a series Financial Express, 3 weeks ago
When Isaiah Berlin distinguished between positive liberty freedom to do and negative liberty freedom from chains he omitted to describe a related phenomenon, not quite one or the other though containing elements of both. This is meta-liberty, ...New Statesman, 2 weeks ago
"The Noble Lie," known also by its Latin name of "Pia Fraus," was another theory students considered in their study of the Bible. In ancient times, the theory goes, there was so much violent crime that leaders despaired of controlling it. Murder, ...Huffington Post, 3 weeks ago
Summary The Book Publishing industry is expected to outperform the S&P broader market substantially next quarter, and significantly in 2015 and beyond. Mean/high targets for the 3 largest U.S. Book Publishing companies John Wiley & Sons, ...Seeking Alpha, 1 month ago
"Contemplative studies satisfies an urge that everyone has -- to investigate what it means to be experiencing, to be alive," said Henry Langton '16, one of the first Brown students who will officially concentrate in the new degree. The College ...Individual.com, 2 months ago
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