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Make-Believe Empire: A How-To Book
  Rick Perlstein, "When Leftists Become Conservatives", The Nation: Back in the United States, writers could secretly imagine the same imminent fate for themselves: that when the revolution came in America, they would become its heroes—or even its leaders. ...
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Secret Wonder Bondage Woman!
  I recently read Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman alongside Noah Berlatsky's Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism , which had the bad luck to be published at nearly the same time. The two books complement each other well: Lepore is a historia...
I recently read Jill Lepore's The Secret History of Wonder Woman alongside Noah Berlatsky's Wonder Woman: Bondage and Feminism, which had the bad luck to be published at nearly the same time. The two books complement each other well: Lepore is a historian and her interest is primarily in the ...
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Canonicity and an American Literature Survey Course
This term, I taught an American literature survey for the first time since I was a high school teacher, and since the demands of a college curriculum and schedule are quite different from those of a high school curriculum and schedule, it was a very new cou...
This term, I taught an American literature survey for the first time since I was a high school teacher, and since the demands of a college curriculum and schedule are quite different from those of a high school curriculum and schedule, it was a very new course for me.
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<i>The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction</i>: Why American? Who American? What American?
Cambridge University Press recently released The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction edited by Eric Carl Link and Gerry Canavan, a sequel, of sorts, to 2003's The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn...
Cambridge University Press recently released The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction edited by Eric Carl Link and Gerry Canavan, a sequel, of sorts, to 2003's The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction edited by Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn. I bought the James and Mendlesohn ...
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Could It Be ... SATAN?!
Press Play recently posted a new video essay I created on Satan in cinema along with a brief text essay . Here's the beginning of the text essay, should you need some enticement... The character of Satan seems far more appealing to
filmmakers than the chara...
The character of Satan seems far more appealing to filmmakers than the character of God. This may be for reasons of propriety: one should not, perhaps, make too many images of God. But since when has Hollywood cared about anything other than money and stardom? God isn't any good for either.
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<i>Anton Chekhov's Selected Stories: A Norton Critical Edition</i> edited by Cathy Popkin
My name is Matthew and I am a Norton Critical Edition addict. Hardly a term has gone by without my assigning students at least one NCE, both when I was a high school teacher and especially now that I'm teaching college students. (This term, it's The Red Bad...
My name is Matthew and I am a Norton Critical Edition addict. Hardly a term has gone by without my assigning students at least one NCE, both when I was a high school teacher and especially now that I'm teaching college students. (This term, it's The Red Badge of Courage.) ...
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Essence of Mannstyle: <i>Blackhat</i>
Mannstyle No film director gets the sound of gunfire like Michael Mann. It's not just that he typically uses recordings of live fire; plenty of people do that. There's an alchemy he performs with his sound designers, a way of manipulating both the sound of ...
Mannstyle No film director gets the sound of gunfire like Michael Mann. It's not just that he typically uses recordings of live fire; plenty of people do that. There's an alchemy he performs with his sound designers, a way of manipulating both the sound of the shots and the ambient sound to ...
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Previously Unpublished Stories by Robert Aickman to be Released by Tartarus Press
I just told Ray Russell at Tartarus Press that I think the impending release of The Strangers  by Robert Aickman is the publishing event of the year. That's not hyperbole. Aickman's stories are among my favorite works of 20th century art, and I always thoug...
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<i>Stuck Rubber Baby</i> at 20
Before 1995, Howard Cruse was best known as an underground comix artist, first coming to prominence with Barefootz in the 1970s, with his editorship of Gay Comix in the early 1980s, and then hitting a real stride with the Wendel comics in The Advocate throu...
Before 1995, Howard Cruse was best known as an underground comix artist, first coming to prominence with Barefootz in the 1970s, with his editorship of Gay Comix in the early 1980s, and then hitting a real stride with the Wendel comics in The Advocate throughout the '80s. Wendel ended in 1989, ...
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<i>Stay</i>, Clute
  Strange Horizons has now posted my review of John Clute's latest collection of materials, Stay . A taste: Even a mere glance through Stay , John Clute’s latest
collection of book reviews, short stories, and lexicon entries, (or
through any of Clute's bo...
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<i>The Elements of Academic Style</i> by Eric Hayot
Dr. Parenti: We get the grant, we study the problem, we propose solutions. If they listen, they listen. If they don't, it still makes for great research. What we publish on this is gonna get a lot of attention. Colvin: From who? Dr. Parenti: From other rese...
Dr. Parenti: We get the grant, we study the problem, we propose solutions. If they listen, they listen. If they don't, it still makes for great research. What we publish on this is gonna get a lot of attention. Colvin: From who? Dr. Parenti: From other researchers, academics. Colvin: Academics?
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Ending the World with Hope and Comfort
A friend pointed me toward Sigrid Nunez's New York Times review of Emily St. John Mandel's popular and award-winning novel Station Eleven . He said it expressed some of the reservations that caused me to stop reading the book, and it does — at the end of he...
A friend pointed me toward Sigrid Nunez's New York Times review of Emily St. John Mandel's popular and award-winning novel Station Eleven. He said it expressed some of the reservations that caused me to stop reading the book, and it does — at the end of her piece, Nunez says exactly what I was ...
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