In this episode, The Art of the Review takes a field trip to Sanford, Florida to attend Revelry, a poetry event organized by Dr. Stephen Caldwell Wright to honor the life and legacy of poet Gwendolyn Brooks. Robert speaks to Dr. Wright about the review process that goes into judging poetry submissions for Revelry.
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In this episode, Yelena speaks with Natasha Kurchanova, an art historian specializing in the Russian avant-garde, a critic and curator of contemporary art about the connections and differences between art history and art criticism. Natasha received her B.A. from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. the City University of New York, where she studied modern art, photography, and film.
In this episode, Robert speaks with Ron Weaver, a game programmer and designer and the Technical Design Director at the Florida Interactive Entertainment Academy at the University of Central Florida, about game reviewing and specifically reviews of the game That Dra
This week, The Art of the Review takes a hiatus from reviewing to feature instead a conversation with historian Matthew Friedman, lecturer of history at Rutgers-Newark and producer of the No Sounds Are Forbidden, about his new show, the state of academic podcasting, and tips for listeners who may be thinking about producing a podcast of
In this episode, Robert speaks with Michael Munnik, Lecturer in Social Science Theories and Methods at Cardiff University and review editor for H-SAE, the H-Net network associated with the Society for the Anthropology of Europe, a section of the American Anthropological Association focusing on European communities and contexts.
In this episode, Robert and Yelena talk about the academic treatment of comics and comic books, from art history to comic book studies, and Robert interviews Julian C. Chambliss, Associate Professor of History at Rollins College, about reviewing comics for scholarly and popular audiences.
Links to some of the things mentioned in this episode:
We start out the new year with a long interview with H-Socialisms reviewer Dr. Gary Roth and reviewer Dr. Robert Barsky about Bob's review of The Open Mind: Cold War Politics and the Sciences of Human Nature by Jaime Nace Cohen-Cole. When Bob was working on his review last spring, he found that the "open mind" program that Cohen-Cole describes in his book, a program "promoted to address the threat posed by Communism and ...
This week's episode is just a short announcement to let you know that The Art of the Review is going on a brief hiatus. We'll be back in January with all new episodes and conversations about:
This episode is about the scholarly obituary and presents two different approaches to the enterprise of reviewing a scholar's life. Tasked with "reviewing" the life of historian and his own mentor, Dr. Raymond A. Mohl, Robert interviews H-War editor David Silbey about his review of distinguished military historian John Keegan. Robert and Yelena then talk about some considerations, like what to include and the issue of objectivity. Links to the obituaries and interviews discussed are below.
In this episode, Robert and Yelena speak with Paolo Giordano, the Neil E. Euliano Distinguished Professor of Italian and Italian American Studies at the University of Central Florida about some things to consider when reviewing translated works. While few H-Net networks regularly review works of translations, a recent review on H-Buddhism did consider the issue of translation and cultural context:
In this episode, Robert and Yelena talk about the internal peer review process that journals and academic book publishers undergo prior to publication. We speak about the expectations for peer reviewers in evaluating a manuscript and the work that publishers and editors do in recruiting such reviewers. In the second part of the episode, Robert interviews Derek Krissoff, Director of West Virginia University Press about the review process from a publisher's point of view.
In this episode, Robert and Yelena talk about what special considerations reviewers should make regarding a book's author. Robert shares his experiences of having his own book reviewed, and then speaks with Brendan C. Lindsay, whose own book, Murder State: California's Native American Genocide, 1848-1873, was recently reviewed on H-AmIndian, about the ways that that review has been helpful to him.
The reviews we discussed were:
In this second part of our two-part episode on professionalism, Robert and Yelena discuss how network advisory boards can help review editors vet a review's tone prior to publication.