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Tuning the Student Mind
Tuning the Student Mind (June 2020)
A Journey in Consciousness-Centered Education
Molly Beauregard - Author

Explores the effectiveness and value of meditation in a college classroom.

How can we rethink teaching practices to include and engage the whole student? What would student experience look like if we integrated silence and feeling with empirical analysis? Tuning the Student Mind is the story of one teacher’s attempt to answer these questions by creating an innovative colleg...(Read More)
 
 
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World
Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World (June 2020)
Ahmed Al-Rawi - Author

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

Following the Arab Spring events in 2011, a number of important women’s social movements, as well as female figures and online communities, emerged to create positive change and demand equality with men. In Women&rs...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia - Annual
Mediaevalia - Annual (May 2020)
An Interdisciplinary Journal of Medieval Studies Worldwide


Winner of the 2012 Phoenix Award for Significant Editorial Achievement, presented by The Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

An annual journal on all aspects of medieval and early Renaissance culture to 1500.

One of the first multidisciplinary journals in North America, Mediaevalia was founded in 1975 and continues to provide a forum for innovative scholarship across a variety of fields in the Middle Age...(Read More)
 
 
American Aesthetics
American Aesthetics (May 2020)
Theory and Practice
Walter B. Gulick - Editor
Gary Slater - Editor

Proposes a distinctly American approach to aesthetic judgment and practice.

Although there are distinctly American artists—Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, Grandma Moses, Thomas Hart Benton, and Andy Warhol, for example—very little attention has been devoted to formulating any distinctively American characteristics of aesthetic judgment and practice. This volume takes a step in this direction, presenting an introducto...(Read More)
 
 
Birth Chart
Birth Chart (May 2020)
Rachel Feder - Author

A collection of poems weaving together astrology, motherhood, music, and literary history.

In Birth Chart, a collection of heartfelt, ruthless poetry, Rachel Feder rethinks the relationship between astrology and motherhood. She asks, if astrology constellates the universe around the moment of one’s birth, then how might it serve as shorthand for a vast number of personal experiences and cultural phenomena? How might...(Read More)
 
 
Ceremony Men
Ceremony Men (May 2020)
Making Ethnography and the Return of the Strehlow Collection
Jason M. Gibson - Author

Rethinks the role of Indigenous and non-Indigenous interactions in the production of ethnographic museum collections.

By analyzing one of the world’s greatest collections of Indigenous song, myth, and ceremony—the collections of linguist/anthropologist T. G. H. Strehlow—Ceremony Men demonstrates how inextricably intertwined ethnographic collections can become in complex his...(Read More)
 
 
Fearless
Fearless (May 2020)
A. Bartlett Giamatti and the Battle for Fairness in America
Neil Thomas Proto - Author

Biography of the early years of A. Bartlett Giamatti, who would become Yale University’s first non-Anglo-Saxon Protestant president and commissioner of Major League Baseball.

In 1977, a thirty-nine-year-old Italian American professor of Renaissance literature, A. Bartlett Giamatti, was chosen as the next president of Yale University, a radical act that was immediately perceived as a threat to the university’s embedde...(Read More)
 
 
From Situated Selves to the Self
From Situated Selves to the Self (May 2020)
Conversion and Personhood among Roman Catholics in Tokyo
Hisako Omori - Author

Argues for an important transformation in the construction of the self among Japanese converts to Roman Catholicism.

In many parts of the world, the Roman Catholic Church in the twenty-first century finds itself mired in scandal, and its future prospects appear fairly dim in the eyes of many social critics. In From Situated Selves to the Self, however, Hisako Omori finds a radically different situation, with jubilant...(Read More)
 
 
Funny How?
Funny How? (May 2020)
Sketch Comedy and the Art of Humor
Alex Clayton - Author

Uses comedy skits, from Monty Python to Key and Peele, to probe how humor works.

What makes something funny? This book shows how humor can be analyzed without killing the joke. Alex Clayton argues that the brevity of a sketch or skit and its typical rejection of narrative development make it comedy-concentrate, providing a rich field for exploring how humor works. Focusing on a dozen or so skits and scenes, Clayto...(Read More)
 
 
Kept from All Contagion
Kept from All Contagion (May 2020)
Germ Theory, Disease, and the Dilemma of Human Contact in Late Nineteenth-Century Literature
Kari Nixon - Author

Highlights connections between authors rarely studied together by exposing their shared counternarratives to germ theory’s implicit suggestion of protection in isolation.

Kept from All Contagion explores the surprising social effects of germ theory in the late nineteenth century. Connecting groups of authors rarely studied in tandem by highlighting their shared interest in changing interpersonal relationships in the...(Read More)
 
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