Author: john

Christmas “snugness”

In his book  Feeling Like a Kid: Childhood and Children's Literature, Jerry Griswold explores five sensations particularly important in childhood. In the excerpt below, he examines “snugness” and its particular association with Christmas.   “Cozy Time” Turning from space to time, we can note that there are certain occasions especially apt for an evocation of…

Moving the JHUP book archive (AKA Project Silverfish)

By Davida G. Breier BACKGROUND I became the fulfillment operations manager for Hopkins Fulfillment Services (HFS) in January 2010. My job description included several tangential tasks, including ordering archive copies of recently released titles and the laissez-faire management of the off-site JHUP archive. For many years HFS had its own distribution warehouse, but in 2001…

Eliot prose receives Modernist Studies Association prize

This post re-publishes portions of a story by Maureen McGavin that appeared online at the Emory News Center.  Read the full story here. The second volume of a JHUP's monumental digital work, The Complete Prose of T.S. Eliot: The Critical Edition, coedited by Emory University's Ron Schuchard and involving the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship…

Religion, politics, and Charlie Sheen

By Kathryn Marguy Of all the celebratory hullabaloo surrounding the release of Adele’s latest album, my favorite has to be Saturday Night Live’s "A Thanksgiving Miracle" sketch. The scene opens with a family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving. As they pass around the sweet potato casserole, various members of the family start bleating close-minded, occasionally…

Religion, politics, and Charlie Sheen

By Kathryn Marguy Of all the celebratory hullabaloo surrounding the release of Adele’s latest album, my favorite has to be Saturday Night Live’s "A Thanksgiving Miracle" sketch. The scene opens with a family gathered around the table for Thanksgiving. As they pass around the sweet potato casserole, various members of the family start bleating close-minded, occasionally…