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The Afterlife of al-Andalus
The Afterlife of al-Andalus (November 2017)
Muslim Iberia in Contemporary Arab and Hispanic Narratives
Christina Civantos - Author

The first study to undertake a wide-ranging comparison of invocations of al-Andalus across the Arab and Hispanic worlds.

Around the globe, concerns about interfaith relations have led to efforts to find earlier models in Muslim Iberia (al-Andalus). This book examines how Muslim Iberia operates as an icon or symbol of identity in twentieth and twenty-first century narrative, drama, television, and film from the...(Read More)
Unruly Catholic Nuns
Unruly Catholic Nuns (October 2017)
Sisters' Stories
Jeana DelRosso - Editor
Leigh Eicke - Editor
Ana Kothe - Editor

Explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns as they share their lived experiences with Catholicism, both in accordance and in conflict with the institutional Church.

Unruly Catholic Nuns explores the voices of current and former Catholic nuns and, by doing so, contributes to the global conversation about the role of women in the Catholic Church today. Through autobiography, fiction, poetry, and prose, Sister...(Read More)
Between History and Philosophy
Between History and Philosophy (September 2017)
Anecdotes in Early China
Paul van Els - Editor
Sarah A. Queen - Editor

Analyzes the use of anecdotes as an essential rhetorical tool and form of persuasion in various literary genres in early China.

Between History and Philosophy is the first book-length study in English to focus on the rhetorical functions and forms of anecdotal narratives in early China. Edited by Paul van Els and Sarah A. Queen, this volume advances the thesis that anecdotes—brief, freestanding acc...(Read More)
Hindu Pasts
Hindu Pasts (September 2017)
Women, Religion, Histories
Vasudha Dalmia - Author

Challenges the monolithic view of Hindusim in the nineteenth century, and instead offers a vision of India that contains a rich multiplicity of Hinduisms, women’s stories, and cultural histories.

In her introduction to Hindu Pasts—which showcases her work as a scholar of social, literary, and religious history—Vasudha Dalmia outlines the central ideas which thread her writings: first, to understand in g...(Read More)
Invisible Hosts
Invisible Hosts (September 2017)
Performing the Nineteenth-Century Spirit Medium's Autobiography
Elizabeth Schleber Lowry - Author

Provides a rhetorical analysis of female spirit mediums’ autobiographies in the historical and social contexts of Victorian-era America.

Invisible Hosts explores how the central tenets of Spiritualism influenced ways in which women conceived of their bodies and their civic responsibilities, arguing that Spiritualist ideologies helped to lay the foundation for the social and political advances made b...(Read More)
Loving Violet
Loving Violet (August 2017)
A Novel
Steven Lewis - Author

A love story told against the backdrop of “the writing life.”

Loving Violet is a tight cinematic narrative about conflicting dimensions of love, romantic as well as familial, told against a backdrop of the pleasures and frustrations of “the writing life.” A generational sequel to Lewis’s Take This, the book follows the late Robert Tevis’s grandson Aaron through his entry into a g...(Read More)
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth
Mountains, Rivers, and the Great Earth (July 2017)
Reading Gary Snyder and Dogen in an Age of Ecological Crisis
Jason M. Wirth - Author

Engages the global ecological crisis through a radical rethinking of what it means to inhabit the earth.

Meditating on the work of American poet and environmental activist Gary Snyder and thirteenth-century Japanese Zen Master Eihei Dōgen, Jason M. Wirth draws out insights for understanding our relation to the planet’s ongoing ecological crisis. He discusses what Dōgen calls “the Great Earth” and what...(Read More)
Text and Tradition in South India
Text and Tradition in South India (July 2017)
Velcheru Narayana Rao - Author
Sanjay Subrahmanyam - Introduction

Essays on Telugu and South Indian literature and culture by distinguished Telugu scholar Narayana Rao.

Velcheru Narayana Rao’s contribution to understanding Indian cultural history, literary production, and intellectual life—specifically from the vantage of the Andhra region—has few parallels. He is one of the very rare scholars to be able to reflect magisterially on the precolonial and colonial periods. He mo...(Read More)
Witnessing beyond the Human
Witnessing beyond the Human (May 2017)
Addressing the Alterity of the Other in Post-coup Chile and Argentina
Kate Jenckes - Author

Provides an innovative and theoretically rigorous approach to the subject of testimony in Latin America.

This book rethinks the nature of testimony beyond the ground of the human in works produced in Chile and Argentina from the 1970s to the present. Focusing on literature by Juan Gelman, Sergio Chejfec, and Roberto Bolaño, as well as art by Eugenio Dittborn, Kate Jenckes argues that these works represen...(Read More)
Diasporic Blackness
Diasporic Blackness (April 2017)
The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg
Vanessa K. Valdés - Author

Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.

A Black Puerto Rican–born scholar, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) was a well-known collector and archivist whose personal library was the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He was an autodidact who matched wits with university-educated men and wo...(Read More)
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