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    Podcast with Ellen Helsper: “Most of the current books that really tackle the everyday practices of media are written by women”

Podcast with Ellen Helsper: “Most of the current books that really tackle the everyday practices of media are written by women”

From 24th of February to 1st March 2014 the London School of Economics will hold its 6th Annual Literary Festival, […]

The books that inspired David Stevenson: “The Sleepwalkers by Chris Clark forced me to rethink my views on World War I”

From 24th of February to 1st March 2014 the London School of Economics will hold its 6th Annual Literary Festival, […]

Academic Inspiration Winter eBook

Is there a special novel that you return to every Christmas Eve? Did a book given as a gift […]

The books that inspired Michael McQuarrie: “Mike Davis’ work connected with my own experience of urban transformation in New York”

Michael McQuarrie is an Associate Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics. In the latest in our Academic Inspiration […]

The books that inspired Alessandra Radicati: “I owe my interest in inequality to The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald”

Alessandra Radicati is an MPhil/PhD student in the Department of International Development at the London School of Economics. In the latest in […]

The books that inspired Maja Milatovic: “The works of Toni Morrison and Audre Lorde have motivated my engagement with African American women’s literature”

Maja Milatovic is a PhD Candidate in African American Literature at the University of Edinburgh. In the latest in our Academic […]

The books that inspired Vanessa K. Valdés: “Piri Thomas’s memoir changed my life forever and showed me the New York of my father’s time, his Spanish Harlem”

Vanessa K. Valdés is the Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at The City College of New York – CUNY. In the […]

The books that inspired Jeff Roquen: “I soon became a disciple of the social ideas of Gandhi after finding an anthology of his work in an independent bookstore”

Jeff Roquen is a PhD student in the Department of History at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, USA. In the latest contribution to our […]

The books that inspired Kip Jones: “The 1960s magazine ASPEN continues to shape my use of arts-based tools in disseminating social science”

Kip Jones is Reader in Performative Social Science at Bournemouth University. As part of our Academic Inspiration series, in this essay Kip […]

The books that inspired Carli Ria Rowell: “Bev Skeggs’ work motivates me during times of isolation that come with a PhD”

Continuing our Academic Inspiration series, ESRC doctoral student at the University of Warwick and Post Graduate Ambassador for the British […]

The books that inspired Simon Glendinning: “I did not put the book down again for the next five years. In fact, I could not say I have put it down even now, nearly thirty years later.”

Simon Glendinning is Reader in European Philosophy and Director of the Forum for European Philosophy at LSE. In this essay, Simon takes us back to […]

The books that inspired Mike Savage: “The highlight of my visits to London was a trip to Collets bookshop on Charing Cross Road”

Mike Savage is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics. In this new series of academic inspiration essays, Mike […]

New Podcast: The books that inspired Stuart Corbridge: “Edward Said’s Orientalism made a huge impression on geographers”

Building on the Academic Inspiration series on the LSE Review of Books, these special edition podcasts aim to showcase […]

LSE Review of Books Podcast: Academics on their favourite works of fiction II

From 26th February to 2nd March, London School of Economics holds its 5th Annual Literary Festival. To celebrate and […]

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