harriet archer

Unperfect Histories: The Mirror for Magistrates, 1559-1610

Dec. 11, 2017

The Mirror for Magistrates, the collection of de casibus complaint poems in the voices of medieval rulers and rebels compiled by William Baldwin in the 1550s, was central to the development of imaginative literature in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries.

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Scholar probes lynching of Mexicans in early 20th-century Texas

Nov. 29, 2017

Bands of Texans, some operating under the auspices of the legal system, engaged in mob violence against scores of Mexicans during the early 20th century, and these killings were not originally recognized as lynchings, according to research published in a book by a CU Boulder instructor.

jones

My Hero

Nov. 19, 2017

What do you do when your dreams come true? When you were twelve, camping out in the back yard, you told your best friend that if he could draw a superhero good enough, you’d give him the perfect words to say.

Books

The Martyr and the Traitor

Aug. 16, 2017

Nathan Hale, Moses Dunbar, and the American Revolution About the book : In September 1776, two men from Connecticut each embarked on a dangerous mission. One of the men, a soldier disguised as a schoolmaster, made his way to British-controlled Manhattan and began furtively making notes and sketches to bring...

AIDS

AIDS and Masculinity in the African City

Aug. 15, 2017

AIDS has been a devastating plague in much of sub-Saharan Africa, yet the long-term implications for gender and sexuality are just emerging. AIDS and Masculinity in the African City tackles this issue head on and examines how AIDS has altered the ways masculinity is lived in Uganda—a country known as Africa’s great AIDS success story. Based on a decade of ethnographic research in an urban slum community in the capital Kampala, this book reveals the persistence of masculine privilege in the age of AIDS and the implications such privilege has for combating AIDS across the African continent.

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Modernism: The Basics

March 27, 2017

Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions.

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The Holocaust Across Generations: Trauma and its Inheritance Among Descendants of Survivors

Feb. 28, 2017

About the author: Janet Jacobs is professor of Women and Gender Studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. Book description: Over the last two decades, the cross-generational transmission of trauma has become an important area of research within both Holocaust studies and the more broad study of genocide. The overall...

klages

Literary Theory: The Complete Guide

Feb. 19, 2017

Bringing together Mary Klages's bestselling introductory books Literary Theory: A Guide for the Perplexed and Key Terms in Literary Theory into one fully integrated and substantially revised, expanded and updated volume, this is an accessible and authoritative guide for anyone entering the often bewildering world of literary theory for the first time.

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Objects from a Borrowed Confession

Feb. 19, 2017

A one-sided epistolary novella whose speaker writes to an ex-lover’s ex-lover begins this volume, and Carr charges these unanswered, unanswerable letters with inquiries that permeate the book: How do we understand grief, obsession, the very nature of forgiveness? Why confess? Whom does my confession benefit? For whom do I intend it?

jones

Mapping the Interior

Feb. 19, 2017

Walking through his own house at night, a twelve-year-old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway.

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