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To the Anglosphere

A new issue of American, British and Canadian Studies Journal is out. Simon Chesterman (NUS): The Myth of Magna Carta: Or, How a Failed Peace Treaty with French Aristocrats Was Reinvented as the Foundation of English (and American) Liberty. Tom Hickey (Dublin City): The Republican Virtues of the “New Commonwealth Model of Constitutionalism”. Neil M. Richards (WUSTL) and Kirsty Hughes (Cambridge): The Atlantic Divide on Privacy and Speech. Robert E. Wright (Augustana): Devolution of the Republican


Paper Trail

Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird is to become a Broadway production, with a script by Aaron Sorkin, of The West Wing, The Newsroom, and The Social Network fame. Given Sorkin’s characteristic line on both the imaginary media and imaginary American politics, Atticus Finch is likely to remain a wise, lovable father figure in this

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Selling Citizenship

Atossa Araxia AbrahamianThe idea of buying citizenship tends to invoke Bond villains or the louche drifters in Graham Greene's novels. But it's also a very real practice that offends nationalists, rankles politicians, and

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The Fugitives

The Fugitives is the story of a writer who can’t, or won’t—always a fuzzy distinction—write any more. By the time we meet Alexander Mulligan, his dead-ended third novel is years late. Off the page, things seem to be wrapping up all too quickly. He has left his

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Brian Evenson

"Mormon horror writer with avant-garde leanings" might seem like an improbable description, but Evenson excels at bringing different worlds and genres together, and his gift for making contradictory versions of reality overlap often intensifies his work's creepy effects.

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After Gay Marriage

Kate Redburn

When the Supreme Court delivered its ruling in June 2015 confirming marriage equality, it was greeted as an historic civil rights achievement. Over the past several years, mounting marriage victories combined with a cresting wave of trans activism had already pushed legal advocates to think beyond gay marriage, the issue that has absorbed the bulk of the movement’s advocacy, resources, and powers of mass mobilization.

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