December 6, 2009
The World’s Parliament of Religions: The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893,
by Richard Hughes Seager, the Bates and Benjamin Professor of Classical and Religious Studies, has been published in paperback by Indiana University Press (11/09). More ...
September 14, 2009
Adventures of Perception; Cinema As Exploration
, a new book by Visiting Professor of Film History Scott MacDonald, has just been published by the University of California Press. Adventures includes eight essays and eight interviews. More ...
Urban Institute Press
May 29, 2009
Associate Professor of Government Gary Wyckoff has written a book titled Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect
, published in May by Urban Institute Press. Wyckoff directs Hamilton’s Public Policy Program. More ...
January 1, 2009
Professor of Economics Erol Balkan and Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Henry Rutz have co-authored “Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul,” a text published in January by Berghahn Books. More ...
November 28, 2008
S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, recently published the book, Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World
with the London-based film studies press, Wallflower (distributed in the US via Columbia UP). The book is one of the first truly interdisciplinary works on the topic, investigating religions via film studies, and film via religious studies. Religions and films are akin, Plate argues, in that they both create worlds for their seers, hearers, doers, believers. At the altar and before the screen, audiences are invited to become participants via myths and rituals, cinematography and editing. More ...
Wiley and Blackwell
February 11, 2008
Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, the Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature, has published a new book titled Greek Tragedy
(Wiley and Blackwell). More ...
University of Minnesota Press
January 2, 2008
Associate Professor of English and Assistant Dean of Faculty for Diversity Initiatives Steven Yao, has co-edited a volume of essays titled Sinographies: Writing China
, published by the University of Minnesota Press. The volume includes an essay by Yao titled "Transplantation and Modernity: The Chinese/American Poems of Angel Island." It discusses the poetry inscribed upon the walls of the Angel Island Immigration Station Detention building in San Francisco Bay, the site of entry for the vast majority of the 175,000 Chinese immigrants to the U.S. between 1910 and 1940. The book was co-edited with Eric Hayot, associate professor of comparative literature at Pennsylvania State University and Haun Saussy, Bird White Housum Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University. More ...
November 9, 2007
Martha Mockus, the Jane Watson Irwin Chair and visiting assistant professor of women’s studies, has published a book, Sounding Out: Pauline Oliveros and Lesbian Musicality
(Routledge, Nov. 2007). This book theorizes the notion of “lesbian musicality” in the musical career of avant-garde composer, accordionist and author Pauline Oliveros, whose radical innovations of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s have redefined the aesthetic and formal parameters of American experimental music. More ...
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press
October 1, 2007
Dean of Faculty Joseph Urgo and Merrill Maguire Skaggs are co-editors of Violence, the Arts and Willa Cather
. Urgo also wrote the introduction to the book, which contains essays from the 2005 International Willa Cather Seminar of the same name. More ...