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About James Schiff

James Schiff is professor of English at the University of Cincinnati. Among the five books he has written or edited on contemporary American fiction are Updike's Version: Rewriting the Scarlet Letter (University of Missouri Press, 1992), John Updike Revisited (Twayne, 1998), and Updike in Cincinnati: A Literary Performance (Swallow Press, 2007)

Articles by James Schiff

This week’s World Forum for Democracy 2017 editors

Georgios Kolliarakis

Georgios Kolliarakis political scientist, is a senior researcher at the University of Frankfurt.

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Rosemary Bechler is openDemocracy’s Editor.

Introducing this week’s theme: Media, parties and populism.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

John Updike: singing America

The death of a writer of epic achievement and endless grace leaves a sense of profound loss. James Schiff celebrates and mourns "the largest literary figure in America during my lifetime". 

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