Author: Leo Coleman

Beauty’s Knowledge: Hawthorne’s Moral Fable “Rappaccini’s Daughter” by Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman , September 8th, 2017

Nathaniel Hawthorne’s story “Rappaccini’s Daughter” is a nineteenth-century moral fable that sets the fruits of experimental knowledge against obligations to humanity, and stages a dramatic encounter …


Material as opposed to what? Three recent ethnographies of welfare, biological labor, and human dignity by Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman , January 21st, 2017

Catherine Fennell. Last Project Standing: Civics and Sympathy in Post-Welfare Chicago. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2015. Kalinda Vora. Life Support: Biocapital and the New History of O…


Why to Read Winnicott after the US Election, and How by Leo Coleman

Leo Coleman , November 18th, 2016

Commentary and speculation after this election have focused on voters’ motives and emotional states, and, especially in the day or two after the result, why experts didn’t know…