What are you reading?

A weekly look over the shoulders of our scholar-reviewers.

May 7, 2009

Piotr Cieplak is a doctoral researcher in the French department, University of Cambridge. He is reading Emma Wilson’s Atom Egoyan (University of Illinois Press, 2009).

Mary Evans is visiting fellow, Gender Institute, London School of Economics. She is reading Alison Light: Mrs Woolf and the Servants (Penguin, 2007). “Getting under the skin of class and class relations is something Light does brilliantly in this book.”

Natalie Gold is lecturer in philosophy, University of Edinburgh. “I recently read and really liked Richard Layard’s Happiness: Lessons from a New Science (Penguin, 2006).”

Tim Luckhurst is director of the Centre for Journalism, University of Kent. He is reading Andrew Sparrow: Obscure Scribblers: A History of Parliamentary Journalism (Politico’s, 2003) as well as Olivia Cockett’s Love and War in London: A Woman’s Diary 1939-1942 (History Press, 2008), edited by Robert W. Malcolmson. He recently finished reading Paul Preston’s We Saw Spain Die: Foreign Correspondents in the Spanish Civil War (Constable & Robinson, 2008).

Alison Stone is senior lecturer in philosophy, Lancaster University. She has been reading Lisa Baraitser’s Maternal Encounters: The Ethics of Interruption (Routledge, 2009). “It’s very inventive, and quite different from any other book on motherhood.”

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