Against the “Melting Pot” Metaphor

Mike Wallace in Lit Hub: “In February 1915 the Nation magazine had run a two-part essay, “Democracy versus the Melting Pot: A Study of American Nationality,” by Horace Kallen, at that point a professor of…


Rethinking the Stigma of “Bastard”

Sara McDougall in Oxford University Press: “Watching Game of Thrones, and devouring the novels, made me a better medievalist. As fans of the show and novels know well, George R. R. Martin’s imaginary world offers a vibrant…