A Brief Note from the Editor:
By Paul Devlin
This is the fourth issue (issue 2.2.) of the St. John’s University Humanities Review.
The initial idea for this publication was for it to be a book review journal,
something like the New York Review of
Books, for students to review books they may have read in their spare time.
It did not really work out like that, but I think the way it turned out is
better. We have in this issue, as we have luckily had in all our issues,
contributions from established scholars from across the
In the first issue I interviewed my mentor, the novelist, cultural critic and jazz historian, Albert Murray, who also contributed a piece to the third issue. Also in the first issue, Michael Pozo interviewed famed American historian Howard Zinn.
In the second issue, Michael Pozo interviewed
post-colonial theorist E. San Juan Jr.,
who generously contributed to this issue as well. the
second issue also saw Michael interview
The third issue includes Michael’s interview with Peter McLaren, as well as many other interesting pieces.
Michael Pozo would like to say:
Thanks to Sonny San Juan for contributing once again. Thanks to Suzzanne V. Flinchbaugh at Bucknell University Press for her generosity. Thanks to Barbara Caldwell over these last few months for her time and effort. Thanks to Professor Ngugi Wa Thiong’o for his time and contribution. Thanks to Barbara Harlow for contributing.