Henning Mankell's detective is always uneasy around those alien characters (the typographical kind).


If we want to do sociology of literature, let’s get away from texts for a bit.


In memory of a writer with the rare combination of democratic humanism and fantastic world-building imagination.


Some methodological reflections after the DH 2014 conference. Parental advisory: Profanity, Sociology.


Let’s talk about quantitative literary history and where you can find the best tacos al pastor.


This post could also be called: Walter Benjamin in the Age of Me Noodling Around with Small Data.


A slightly annotated reconstruction of my response to the survey distributed to all Rutgers faculty as part of the new president’s Strategic Planning initative. Subtitle: Why not be idealistic?


(Co-written by AG and Ted Underwood.) Of all our literary-historical narratives it is the history of criticism itself that seems most wedded to a stodgy history-of-ideas approach—narrating change through a succession of stars or contending schools.


What are the eras of publishing history? Are they literary eras?


Seen through a sociologist’s eyes, the literary system can look very strange indeed.


Andrew Goldstone

Andrew Goldstone is an Assistant Professor of English at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. His book, Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man, is published by Oxford University Press. He specializes in twentieth-century literature in English, with interests in modernist and non-modernist writing, literary theory, the sociology of literature, and the digital humanities.


Fictions of Autonomy: Modernism from Wilde to de Man
Oxford University Press | 2013