Category Archives: Guest Posts

200 Years of Reading Austen in America

By | January 3, 2018

Guest post by Juliette Wells As 2017 gives way to 2018, we reach the end of the series of Jane Austen bicentennials that began in 2011 with the 200th anniversary of the publication of Sense and Sensibility, and that culminated in 2017 with commemorations of her death on July 18, 1817. Now we remember Persuasion,… Read More »

Climate Crisis and the 21st-Century British Novel

By | November 2, 2017

Guest post by Astrid Bracke At some point early into my research on climate crisis, I began to get the feeling that climate crisis was everywhere. I saw it referenced in films, novels, in food advertising. This, of course, happens to anyone who immerses herself in a topic: suddenly, her new interest seems all over.… Read More »

Five Lessons from Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom

By | November 1, 2017

Guest post by Claire Battershill and Shawna Ross When we began writing Using Digital Humanities in the Classroom: A Practical Introduction for Teachers, Lecturers, and Students, our hope for the book was that we could help instructors who were interested in the digital humanities (DH) but did not know where to begin. The idea for the… Read More »

Seeing Things

By | October 3, 2017

Guest post by William Germano My latest book is Eye Chart, just out in the Object Lessons series. Eye Chart is about ways of thinking about vision – from the first primitive attempts to decide who in the group has the sharpest eyes to the development of lenses and eyeglasses, those awkward and essential armatures that hold… Read More »

The Media Learns from Disasters, but We Do Not

By | September 26, 2017

Guest post by Robert Ficociello and Robert Bell Two recent news articles about hurricanes Harvey and Irma, one from the LA Times and another from Politico, offered us an opportunity to compare some of our conclusions in America’s Disaster Culture to the tragic unfolding aftermath of these two storms. One of our suggestions in the book… Read More »

Airport Studies

By | September 21, 2017

Guest post by Christopher Schaberg This month my third book about airports will be published. It’s called Airportness: The Nature of Flight. When I tell my friends and colleagues about this book, they often say something like, “Another book about airports?” A more generous way to look at it is that it is a trilogy… Read More »

The Writer’s Task

By | September 19, 2017

The following is excerpted from “Questions, Not Answers,” originally published in The Dramatist. By John Biguenet Unlike a lecture hall, the theater is not a place to recite opinions: it is a forum in which a community phrases its most pressing questions. Whether we are considering Antigone or King Lear or Mother Courage, we are examining… Read More »

Object Lessons NEH Institute, 2017 & 2018

By | May 10, 2017

Now more than ever, we need smart writing for broad audiences. Since we launched Object Lessons in 2013, we’ve been delighted by the overwhelming interest in our books and essays. This “crossover” approach to smart writing for a general audience has proved to be an appealing alternative for a range of authors, and the final… Read More »