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Feb. 17, 2016

Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England By Katherine Eggert, professor of English University of Pennsylvania Press “Disknowledge”: knowing something isn’t true, but believing it anyway. In Disknowledge: Literature, Alchemy, and the End of Humanism in Renaissance England , Katherine Eggert explores the crumbling state of learning...

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Have a crime to solve? Profs pen a book to help

Jan. 28, 2016

Two longtime University of Colorado Boulder professors who have been using their expertise for decades to help solve crimes, often murder, have teamed up on a new forensic plant science book expected to aid investigators around the world.

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Rendering Nature

Dec. 7, 2015

Animals, Bodies, Places, Politics Edited by Marguerite S. Shaffer and Phoebe S. K. Young University of Pennsylvania Press “Rendering Nature collects the work of exemplary scholars working at the nexus of the vibrant fields of American studies and environmental history: simultaneously collaborative and ambitious.” —Andrew Isenberg, author of Destruction of...

Laura DeLuca, assistant professor adjunct in anthropology and and director of CU-Boulder’s Global Seminar in Tanzania, is shown here in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo courtesy of Laura DeLuca.

Anthropologist’s book honoring CU-Lost Children connection wins attention and awards

Sept. 9, 2015

Laura DeLuca published a young adult novel that tells the often-overlooked story of one of the Lost Girls of Sudan and shines a light on the inadvertently competitive nature of asylum-seeking; it won a 2014 Colorado Book Award and was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of its top 2014 book picks.

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Stalin’s Barber

March 1, 2014

Stalin’s Barber A Novel By Paul M. Levitt, professor of English Taylor Trade Publishing Avraham Bahar leaves debt-ridden and depressed Albania to seek a better life in, ironically, Stalinist Russia. A professional barber, he curries favor with the Communist regime, ultimately being invited to become Stalin’s personal barber at the...

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Matters of Communication

March 1, 2014

Political, Cultural and Technological Challenges Edited by Tim Kuhn, associate professor of communication Hampton Press “Matters of Communication: Political, Cultural and Technological Challenges” is an invitation to consider the consequences of thinking about communication as (im)material with respect to pressing political, cultural and technological problems. Arguing against those who would...

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Communication Activism

March 1, 2014

Vol. 3: Struggling for Social Justice Amidst Difference Edited by Lawrence R. Frey, professor of communication at CU; and Kevin M. Carragee, Suffolk University Hampton Press Extending the scholarship presented in the first two volumes of “Communication Activism”, the studies in this volume offer further rich examples of communication scholars...

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Poetics of the Iconotext

Dec. 1, 2012

Written by Liliane Louvel, professor emeritus at the University of Poitiers; Edited by Karen Jacobs, associate professor of English at CU; Translated by Laurence Petit, Université Paul Valéry-Monpellier Ashgate “Poetics of the Iconotext” makes available for the first time in English the theories of the respected French text/image specialist, Professor...

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Patent, copyright protection picture changing in globalized economy

Oct. 1, 2012

It seems, at first blush, to be something of a no-brainer: strengthening protections on American intellectual property rights (or IPRs) — on everything from drugs to music to technology — would be a boon to the national economy. After all, we hardly want unscrupulous governments and businesses in Brazil, China,...

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Should Race Matter?

Oct. 1, 2012

Unusual Answers to the Usual Questions David Boonin, professor of philosophy Cambridge University Press In this book, philosopher David Boonin attempts to answer the moral questions raised by five important and widely contested racial practices: slave reparations, affirmative action, hate speech restrictions, hate crime laws, and racial profiling. Arguing from...