Modernism: The Basics

March 27, 2017

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


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...


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.


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?


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.


Moses Mendelssohn’s Living Script

Feb. 1, 2017

About the book: Moses Mendelssohn (1729–1786) is often described as the founder of modern Jewish thought and as a leading philosopher of the late Enlightenment. One of Mendelssohn's main concerns was how to conceive of the relationship between Judaism, philosophy, and the civic life of a modern state. Elias Sacks...


The History of the Death Penalty in Colorado

Feb. 1, 2017

About the book: In The History of the Death Penalty in Colorado , noted death penalty scholar Michael Radelet chronicles the details of each capital punishment trial and execution that has taken place in Colorado since 1859. The book describes the debates and struggles that Coloradans have had over the...


Why inequality is an environmental issue

Jan. 5, 2017

In award-winning book, sociologist takes on "Inequality, Democracy, and the Environment."


A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism

Jan. 1, 2017

Paul Youngquist has returned safely from outer space with A Pure Solar World: Sun Ra and the Birth of Afrofuturism, a study of one of the most original and influential musician/composers to have graced our solar system.


Love, Money, and HIV

Dec. 22, 2016

Mojola argues that the entanglement of love, money, and the transformation of girls into “consuming women” lies at the heart of women’s coming-of-age and health crises. At once engaging and compassionate, this text is an incisive analysis of gender, sexuality, and health in Africa.