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.