Article: John Fante and Satanic Paternity

In late September it was my pleasure to publish a paper in the third issue of Litterae Mentis, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed literary journal based at the University of Kent.   The issue’s theme was ‘Fear’. I contributed some remarks on John Fante, one of my principal research interests. In several of Fante’s stories, I argue, a family’s twin fears […]

What We Talk About When We Talk About Marcel Desailly

A post about football and race. This is slightly outside my main areas of academic work, but does intersect to some extent, and although it’s been put together rather on-the-fly I enjoyed writing it, so I think it’s worth posting. I’ve recently been involved in a fascinating discussion with my good friend Aveek Bhattacharya, who blogs […]