Bibliographies

We invite visiting authors and scholars to submit a "Bibliography," with or without annotation, of books in some way related to their own book or work. Check each post for details on related events!

July 27th, 2017

As a child growing up in suburban Chicago, Susan Blumberg-Kason dreamed of the neon street signs and double-decker buses of Hong Kong. In her late teens, she left for a year abroad in Hong Kong and ended up spending most of her twenties there. She studied Mandarin and completed a master’s degree in political science at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Susan is the author of Good Chinese Wife: A Love Affair With China Gone Wrong (Sourcebooks, 2014), a dark memoir of her marriage to a...

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July 27th, 2017

Reginald Gibbons is the author most recently of How Poems Think (criticism; Chicago), Last Lake (poems; Chicago), and An Orchard in the Street (fiction; BOA Editions). His Creatures of a Day was a Finalist for the National Book...

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July 27th, 2017

A conference featuring 50+ presentations on how life can be enhanced. The 36 scholars presenting at the conference are experts in humanities, social sciences, and religious studies from around the world. They will be presenting research that they have been working on over the last two years as part of the Enhancing Life Project. This event is open to the public. See here for tickets, more information, and a detailed schedule. The Discovering Strength in Vulnerability lab will take place during Session I, Saturday, August 5, 9:30-10:40 am.


Discovering Strength in Vulnerability: The purpose of this Research Laboratory is to unfold a differentiated concept of vulnerability that takes seriously that vulnerability is, at the same time, both a...

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July 26th, 2017

America is becoming a class-based society. It’s now conventional wisdom to focus on the excesses of the top 1% — especially the top 0.01% — and how the ultra-rich are hoarding income and wealth while incomes for most other Americans are stagnant. But the more important, and widening, gap in American society is between the upper middle class and everyone else.

Reeves defines the upper middle class as those whose incomes are in the top 20 percent of American society. Income isn’t the only way to measure a society, but in a market economy it is crucial because access to money generally determines who gets the best quality education, housing, health care, and other necessary goods and services.

As Reeves shows, the growing separation...

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July 13th, 2017

Jonathan Putnam is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and avid amateur Lincoln scholar. He has a degree in history from Harvard College and a law degree from Harvard Law School, from which he graduated first in his class. For many years he was a trial lawyer and partner at one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the country. The American Lawyer magazine profiled him as one of the top young trial lawyers in America. He currently lives in London, England...

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July 13th, 2017

David Daley is the author of Ratf**ked: Why Your Vote Doesn't Count (Norton). He is a senior fellow at FairVote and the former editor in chief of Salon.com. His work has also appeared in the Washington Post, The Atlantic, New York magazine and many other publications. Daley joins us Thursday, July 20, 6pm at the Co-op for a discussion of Ratf**cked with Rick Perlstein.


Dark Money by Jane...

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June 13th, 2017

Steven Nadler is the William H. Hay II Professor of Philosophy and Evjue-Bascom Professor in Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His books include Spinoza: A Life (Cambridge University Press, 1999, winner of the Koret Jewish Book Award), Rembrandt's Jews (University of Chicago Press, 2003, named a finalist for the 2004 Pulitzer Prize), ...

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June 13th, 2017

 

 

Achy Obejas is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Ruins, Days of Awe, and three other books of fiction. She edited and translated (into English) the anthology Havana Noir, and has since translated Junot Díaz, Rita...

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June 11th, 2017

Doris Andrea Dirks discusses To Offer Compassion: A History of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion (U of Wisconsin Press, 2017), Thu. 6/22 6pm at the Co-op. She will be joined in conversation by Sandra Sullivan-Dunbar. RSVP and details...

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May 14th, 2017

Wendy Doniger is the Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago and the author of over 40 books, including On Hinduism and Redeeming the Kamasutra. Doniger reads from The Ring of Truth: And Other Myths of Sex and Jewelry, Mon. May 15 6pm at the Co-op. RSVP and details here

Charles Edwards, The History and Poetry of Finger-Rings

Marcia Pointon, ...

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