I wrote a book review! And no, it’s not like the informal ones I did during #bloglikecrazy. This book review was published at Reading Religion, the online book review arm of the American Academy of Religion. Reviewers at this site range from graduate students on up to tenured faculty. My experience publishing a review with them was a first for me in a couple of ways. Continue reading
Lately, I’ve been reading essays and excerpts from larger works for my thesis. I’d rather not write a review of any of those, so instead here’s a review of a book I recently read for fun: Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express and its recent film adaptation. Continue reading
Hayden White’s Tropics of Discourse: Essays in Cultural Criticism is a collection of 12 essays dealing primarily with narrative history, originally published in 1978. White predominantly approaches history from a perspective of literary criticism, but also grapples with the idea of history as science. Continue reading
For the first of my mini book reviews, here are my thoughts on R. G. Collingwood’s The Idea of History, originally published in 1946.
In The Idea of History, which was published posthumously, Collingwood deals with a philosophy of history. The book is divided into an introduction followed by five parts, each part dealing with a different issue in this philosophy. Continue reading