Building Washington, D.C.

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson's To-Do List: Declare independence (note the British are the most powerful economic and military force in the world). Win a war (see note 1). Convince the thirteen colonies to give up their autonomy and form a federation (clearly confederacy is simply not...Read more

After Sovereignty

The first issue of the 2018 volume of SEL Studies in English Literature 1500-1900 seeks to answer the question, "can there be anything 'After Sovereignty.'" That title presents a special issue of nine papers examining the historical aspects of sovereign power in the context of English literature...Read more

New Editor Charts Bold Course

In 2018, Karen Pinkus moved into the editor position at the journal diacritics . The journal is based at Cornell University where Pinkus is a Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature . We previously spoke with Pinkus on a podcast about a 2014 special issue on climate change criticism she...Read more


Johns Hopkins University Press director Barbara Kline Pope has announced an innovative combination of initiatives aimed at amplifying the impact of ground-breaking scholarly work published by the Press. New partnerships with the acclaimed curated news sites The Conversation and Made by History will...Read more

Putin’s New Russia: Fragile State or Revisionist Power?

The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University held a September 2015 conference and subsequent talks about the New Russia of President Vladimir Putin. The journal South Central Review recently published a collection of articles from those events called "Putin's New...Read more

Not an Environmental Problem but a Political One - Cleaning Up the Chesapeake Bay with Tom Pelton

The Chesapeake Bay as a Reflection of American Political Life By Tom Pelton As a journalist covering local government across different regions of the U.S. – in Virginia, Connecticut, Illinois, and Massachusetts – I witnessed a pattern that was disturbing to me. Forests and fields were being...Read more

PCHP Gets New Editorial Team

A new editorial team has been chosen to lead the groundbreaking journal Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action (PCHP). Alvin H. Strelnick , Assistant Dean for Community Engagement at New York's Albert Einstein College of Medicine, will take over as Editor-in-...Read more