Earlier we told you about Faye Hammill’s Sophistication being shortlisted for the ESSE Book Award. Results are in, and she won! She’s joining the past winners in the Literatures in the English Language category. Many congratulations to Hammill and Liverpool University Press. This is top-shelf literary and cultural studies.
Between sophistry and sophistication is just a little bit of convincing, and two centuries, as Faye Hammill examines in her fascinating Liverpool University Press title, Sophistication, which has just been shortlisted for the ESSE Book Award! Visiting writers from Austen to James to Nabokov, Hammill tracks the dramatic change of this cultural concept over the last two centuries.
Feeling anti-establishment while awaiting the arrival of Intellect’s newest journal Punk and Post-Punk?
The journal will be hitting the shelves during the first week of December and the first issue will also be available as a free download. To whet your anarchic appetite, read on for the editors’ statement, in which Philip Kiszely and Alex Ogg discuss their aims for the journal and also the challenge of applying scholarly inquiry to punk.
Video portrait by Cynthia Weber of undocumented immigrant Elvira Arellano who, until July 2007, was in sanctuary in a Humboldt Park church fighting deportation so she could remain with her US citizen son, Saul.
Arellano is among the interviewees in Weber’s 'I am an American' project—a series of short films and a book—which reveals how the ongoing fear of terrorists and immigrants has betrayed America’s core values of fairness and equality. Follow us on Facebook for more videos and content.