Professor Karen Jacobs recently published "The New Geomancy" in the fall issue of Minding Nature. In her essay, Professor Jacobs traces the theory and practice of “geomancy”—divination or discovery by means of signs derived from the Earth.
Nan Goodman, Director of the Program in Jewish Studies and Professor of English, published "Sabbatai Sevi and the Ottoman Jews in Increase Mather’s The Mystery of Israel’s Salvation,” in New Approaches to Puritan Studies, ed. Bryce Traister, Cambridge University Press.
Professor Catherine Labio was recently awarded the 2017 Max Nänny Prize for best article in Word and Image Studies for “The Architecture of Comics” (Critical Inquiry 41.2 : 312–343). The prize is awarded triennially by the International Association of Word and Image Studies.
Modernism: The Basics provides an accessible overview of the study of modernism in its global dimensions. Examining the key concepts, history and varied forms of the field, it guides the reader through the major approaches, outlining key debates...
Professor Nicole Wright recently published "The Alt-Right Jane Austen" in the Chronicle of Higher Education, about the alt-right movement's appropriation of Jane Austen, later cited in articles by Claire Fallon in the Huffington Post and Jennifer Schuessler in the New York Times.
Part 1980s and 1990s nostalgia, part exuberant storytelling, I'm So Fine: A List of Famous Men & What I Had On turns a sharply humorous magnifying glass onto gendered interactions in daily life, framed primarily by random celebrity encounters in Los Angeles.
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.
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?
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. And then it didn’t just happen, there’s even action figures now.