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Age of Shojo
Age of Shojo (May 2019)
The Emergence, Evolution, and Power of Japanese Girls' Magazine Fiction
Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase - Author

Examines the role that Japanese girls’ magazine culture played during the twentieth century in the creation and use of the notion of shōjo, the cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls.

Hiromi Tsuchiya Dollase examines the role that magazines have played in the creation and development of the concept of shōjo, the modern cultural identity of adolescent Japanese girls. Cloaking their ideas in the ...(Read More)
 
 
Beyond Bergson
Beyond Bergson (May 2019)
Examining Race and Colonialism through the Writings of Henri Bergson
Andrea J. Pitts - Editor
Mark William Westmoreland - Editor
Leonard Lawlor - Foreword by

Examines Bergson’s work from the perspectives of critical philosophy of race and decolonial theory, placing it in conversation with theorists from Africa, the African Diaspora, and Latin America.

Building upon recent interest in Henri Bergson’s social and political philosophy, this volume offers a series of fresh and novel perspectives on Bergson’s writings through the lenses of critical philosophy of race and...(Read More)
 
 
Face to Face with Animals
Face to Face with Animals (May 2019)
Levinas and the Animal Question
Peter Atterton - Editor
Tamra Wright - Editor

Explores Levinas’s approach to animal ethics from a range of perspectives.

This is the first volume of primary and secondary source material dedicated solely to the animal question in Levinas. Drawing on previously unpublished material, including the recent discovery and digitization of the original French recording of an interview with Levinas that took place in 1986, it seeks to give fresh impetus to the debate surround...(Read More)
 
 
Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki
Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki (May 2019)
Avram Alpert - Author

Explores how writers across five continents and four centuries have debated ideas about what it means to be an individual, and shows that the modern self is an ongoing project of global history.

In Global Origins of the Modern Self, from Montaigne to Suzuki, Avram Alpert contends that scholars have yet to fully grasp the constitutive force of global connections in the making of modern selfhood. Alpert argues that canonic...(Read More)
 
 
I'll Be Home
I'll Be Home (May 2019)
The Writings of Jim McGrath
Jim McGrath - Author
Darryl McGrath - Editor
Howard Healy - Editor

Editorials, op-eds, and other writings by a memorable newspaperman.

The winner of more awards than any editorial writer in the Albany Times Union’s history, Jim McGrath was both an Albany institution and a keen observer of the world beyond his beloved adopted city. When he died in 2013 at the age of fifty-six, the newspaper lost a writer who combined a passionate advocacy for society’s most vulnerable people ...(Read More)
 
 
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy
Inside North Korea’s Theocracy (May 2019)
The Rise and Sudden Fall of Jang Song-thaek
Ra Jong-yil - Author
Jinna Park - Translator

Offers biographical accounts of several of North Korea’s leaders to illuminate the inner workings of its government.

First published in Korean in 2016, Inside North Korea’s Theocracy offers a fascinating and rare look at the lives of several of the regime’s key leaders. Its primary focus is Jang Song-thaek, a talented and reform-minded member of the political ruling class who was executed in 2013. J...(Read More)
 
 
Legacies of the Sublime
Legacies of the Sublime (May 2019)
Literature, Aesthetics, and Freedom from Kant to Joyce
Christopher Kitson - Author

Pairs literary works with philosophical and theoretical texts to examine how the Kantian sublime influenced authors in their treatments of freedom and subjectivity throughout the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Legacies of the Sublime offers a highly original, subtle, and persuasive account of the aesthetics of the sublime in late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature, philosophy, and science...(Read More)
 
 
Life as Insinuation
Life as Insinuation (May 2019)
George Santayana's Hermeneutics of Finite Life and Human Self
Katarzyna Kremplewska - Author

A holistic reinterpretation of Santayana’s thought in terms of a dramatic philosophy of life.

In this book, Katarzyna Kremplewska offers a thorough analysis of Santayana’s conception of human self, viewed as part of his larger philosophy of life. Santayana emerges as an author of a provocative philosophy of drama, in which human life is acted out. Kremplewska demonstrates how his thought addresses the dynamics of hum...(Read More)
 
 
Literate Community in Early Imperial China
Literate Community in Early Imperial China (May 2019)
The Northwestern Frontier in Han Times
Charles Sanft - Author

Through an examination of archaeologically recovered texts from China’s northwestern border regions, argues for widespread interaction with texts in the Han period.

This book examines ancient written materials from China’s northwestern border regions to offer fresh insights into the role of text in shaping society and culture during the Han period (206/2 BCE–220 CE). Left behind by military installations, these...(Read More)
 
 
Mediaevalia Volume #40
Mediaevalia Volume #40, (05/2019)
Olivia Holmes - Editor

 
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