Finding the Middle Grade in “Goblin Market,” a guest post by Diane Zahler

I don’t remember exactly when I first read Christina Rossetti’s poem “Goblin Market.” It might have been in college; it might have been when my husband, a literature professor, taught it in a class and shared it with me. But as someone who has long been fascinated by fairy tales, I was immediately enthralled by … Read more

Religion of the Market: On Gary Gerstle’s “The Rise and Fall of the Neoliberal Order”

JULY 18, 2022 INTELLECTUAL HISTORIES OF recent American public life typically foreground disintegration in order to capture the mood of a country on the brink. These moments are not only about the United States’s ongoing culture wars or its “hyper-politics” but also evidence of how the nation explains social and political change to itself with … Read more