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Symbolic Caxton

June 1, 2009

By William Kuskin, associate professor of English University of Notre Dame Press “Symbolic Caxton” is the first study to explore the introduction of printing in symbolic terms. It presents a powerful literary history in which the 15 th century is crucial to the overall story of English literature. William Kuskin...

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Max Goes to Jupiter

June 1, 2009

A Science Adventure with Max the Dog By Jeffrey Bennett, former CU astronomer; Nick Schneider, associate professor of astrophysics; and Erica Ellingson; associate professor of astrophysics Big Kid Science (publisher) Scientifically accurate illustrations and information-packed sidebars enrich this fascinating tale, the third in this acclaimed series about diversity and space...

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Yoruba women, work, and social change

June 1, 2009

By Marjorie Keniston McIntosh, distinguished professor of history emerita Indiana University Press The Yoruba, one of the largest and most historically important ethnic groups in Nigeria, are noted for the economic activity, confidence, and authority of their women. Yoruba Women, Work, and Social Change traces the history of women in...

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Aftershocks: politics and trauma in Britain

March 1, 2009

By Susan Kingsley Kent, professor of history Palgrave Macmillan Aftershocks examines the impact of collective trauma arising out of the Great War on the politics of the 1920s in Britain. Aftershocks studies how meanings of shellshock, and imagery that presented the traumatized psyche as shattered, contributed to Britons’ understandings of...

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The Saint-Makers

March 1, 2009

By Paul M. Levitt, professor of English Cross Cultural Communications In his latest work of fiction, Levitt tells a tale of the first recorded charge of ritual murder that took place in Norwich, England, 1144, alleging that the Jewish community, “In despite of our Lord,” killed a Christian child, subsequently...

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The Cambridge Introduction to Walter Benjamin

March 1, 2009

By David Ferris, professor and chair of comparative literature and humanities Cambridge University Press For students of modern criticism and theory, Walter Benjamin’s writings have become essential reading. His analyses of photography, film, language, history, allegory, material culture, the poet Charles Baudelaire, and his vast examination of the social, political...

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Embodied Minds in Action

March 1, 2009

By Robert Hanna, CU professor of philosophy; and Michelle Maiese assistant professor of philosophy at Emmanuel College, Boston Oxford University Press In Embodied Minds in Action , Robert Hanna and Michelle Maiese work out a unified treatment of three fundamental philosophical problems: the mind-body problem, the problem of mental causation,...