Topic: Arts and culture

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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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The Disappeared

By Kim Echlin

Kin Echlin’s third novel is an inaugural title in Penguin Canada’s new literary imprint, Hamish Hamilton, and has been sold in 17 […]

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Polytechnique: what we remember, what we invent, what we forget

By Karen Dubinsky

Some say Denis Villeneuve’s film, Polytechnique, about the Montreal Massacre of 1989, opens old wounds. But for many of us the wounds […]

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How to Save the University

By Jeffrey G. Reitz

A review essay of Stanley Fish’s, Save the World on Your Own Time (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008). “Neither the university […]

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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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Lured by Fiction: Transitioning from Academic to Novelist

By Camilla Gibb

In 1997, in the months between finishing my PhD [at Oxford] and taking up a post doc in 1998, I wrote my […]

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