Monthly Archives: November 2014

Learning from Koreatown

Koreatown’s cool old buildings point to L.A.’s future – LA Times.

Great account of koreatown’s relationship to historic buildings and evolving fabric of LA.

“If K-town increasingly resembles an empire on the march, gobbling up new territory by the week, it is not an empire made of bricks and mortar. It is a net draped over the existing cityscape, a net of signage and light, easily stretched and infinitely expandable. It fills, cloaks or remakes spaces in the city others had abandoned or forgotten about.”

Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider – NYTimes.com

Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider – NYTimes.com.

“Sympathetic Environments, Material Worlds” | University of Maryland

Afternoon Symposium: “Sympathetic Environments, Material Worlds” | English Department – University of Maryland.

Looking forward to joining Jane Bennett and Colin Jager for a roundtable on subjects and objects at the University of Maryland, hosted by Amanda Bailey.

Shakespeare and Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, and Exchange

Shakespeare and Hospitality: Ethics, Politics, and Exchange (Hardback) – Routledge.

Book I am editing with David Goldstein already on the Routledge page! That sure turns up the heat.

Offering Hospitality // Books // University of Notre Dame Press

Offering Hospitality // Books // University of Notre Dame Press.

Interesting book on theology of hospitality.

 

 

Jew on a Hot Tin Roof – Forward.com

Jew on a Hot Tin Roof – Forward.com.

Tenessee Williams and the Jews. As I prepare to attend our local production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, I read this with special interest.

Lance Strate on Arendt and Media Ecology

Violence, Power, Technology, and Identity-Lance Strate « Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities.

Some interesting points here, especially around power and violence in relation to media.

And another Strate posting that also takes up Arendt’s relationship to media ecology:

http://www.hannaharendtcenter.org/?tag=ecology