Topic: Arts and culture

"Piracy" - book cover

Against a sea of troubles

By Nancy McCormack

Piracy has been a scourge from the earliest days of the printing press, but are today’s cures worse than the disease? A review essay of Adrian Johns’ Piracy: The Intellectual Property Wars from Gutenberg to Gates (University of Chicago Press, 2010). Piracy has been a scourge from the earliest days of the printing press, but are today’s cures worse than the disease?

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"Used of Literature" - book cover

Understanding reading

By Kate Lawson

Rita Felski, Uses of Literature (Blackwell, 2008)

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“Saving floods of useless ink”: academic historians and cinematic history

By John Herd Thompson

Duke University’s John Herd Thompson explores how academic historians always lose when taking on filmmakers and their depiction of the past

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