Emmett Rensin

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Emmett Rensin (born January 20, 1990) is an American essayist and political commentator who writes from a leftist perspective.[1] Originally from Los Angeles, he currently serves as a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Review of Books.[2] In 2012, he was a founding member of Chicago's First Floor Theater, which won the Chicago Reader's Best of 2013 Poll for "Best New Theater Company".[3] Rensin is a graduate of the University of Chicago and is currently completing his MFA at the University of Iowa.

Twitterature (2009)[edit]

Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter, coauthored with Alexander Aciman, was published in 2009, when both authors were 19-year-old undergraduates. The book comprises summaries of around 50 well-known literary texts (including William Shakespeare's King Lear, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's The Sorrows of Young Werther and Jack Kerouac's On the Road) in the form of series of Twitter posts.[4][5][6][7]

Trump tweets controversy[edit]

In June 2016, Vox, which employed Rensin as an editor and occasional feature writer, suspended him for a series of tweets calling for anti-Trump riots, including one on June 3 that urged, "If Trump comes to your town, start a riot."[8][9][10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Saval, Nikil (5 July 2017). "Hated by the Right. Mocked by the Left. Who Wants to Be 'Liberal' Anymore?". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Los Angeles Review of Books". Retrieved January 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Hogan, Phil. "Best of 2013, Best New Theater Company". Retrieved January 22, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ Hogan, Phil (November 1, 2009). "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books Retold Through Twitter by Alexander Aciman and Emmett Rensin". The Guardian. Retrieved February 25, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ "Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less". Publishers Weekly. January 4, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ Ingleton, Pamela (2012). "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Twitterature? Reading and Theorizing 'Print' Technologies in the Age of Social Media". Technoculture. 2.
  7. ^ Read, Brock (June 23, 2009). "'Twitterature': Tweeting Classics on the Web". The Chronicle of Higher Education. Archived from the original on June 13, 2013.
  8. ^ Byers, Dylan (June 3, 2016). "Vox suspends editor for encouraging riots at Donald Trump rallies". CNN. Retrieved June 3, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Halper, Evan (June 3, 2016). "Vox suspends editor who called for anti-Trump riots". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 3, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ Emmett Rensin [emmettrensin] (June 2, 2016). "Advice: If Trump comes to your town, start a riot" (Twitter post). Retrieved June 2, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ Wemple, Eric (June 3, 2016). "What will a suspension do for a Vox editor who urged anti-Trump riots?". Washington Post. Retrieved June 5, 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)