Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall’s most recent book is The Politics of the Common Good (NewSouth). She is an Emeritus Professor with the Writing and Society Research Group.


About Jane Goodall

Jane Goodall’s most recent book is The Politics of the Common Good (NewSouth). She is an Emeritus Professor with the Writing and Society Research Group.


Articles about Jane Goodall

Articles by Jane Goodall

The Chosen Ones

Ambition in twenty-first-century politics has none of the depths of field it acquired in the writings of Shakespeare or Webster. There’s something utterly banal about it, and about those who manage to fight their way to the top of the heap. In the words of one cabinet colleague, Morrison is ‘the sort of guy you would get to do your books, not make Prime Minister.

Wakuwal-Dream by Peter Botsman

What Stands to Reason: Isabelle Stengers and Peter Botsman

'Reading Another Science is Possible and Wakuwal in succession, I am struck by the thought that Stengers and Botsman have written the same treatise in different languages, and from different places in the human psyche. They issue the same call for a tectonic shift in the cognitive landscape.'

Dante: The Divine Comedy by Clive James cover

The onward surge: Dante: The Divine Comedy translated by Clive James

Here lies one of the key challenges for a modern translator. How to get the dramatis personae to communicate across the centuries? The convention is to provide some contextual information in footnotes and appendices, but James wants none of this pedantry and aims instead to incorporate essential points in the verse.