Introduction to James Wood by Nicholas Dames James Wood needs no introduction, but unlike many who merit that phrase, he is difficult to summarize— his work is wide and complex enough that one scarcely knows where to begin. Perhaps one might begin with the fact that Wood has managed the extraordinary feat of having one foot in academic and journalistic worlds. Since 2003, he has taught at Harvard University, where is he now Professor of the Practice of Literary Criticism. He has written for numerous publications, but is most commonly associated with The Guardian, where he was chief...Read More
James Livingston talks with the historian Jackson Lears (No Place of Grace, Fables of Abundance, Rebirth of a Nation) about the early, indirect trajectory of his academic career, and how it shaped his...Read More
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