James Morrow, “The Asylum of Dr. Caligari” (Tachyon Publications, 2017)
The Asylum of Dr. Caligari (Tachyon Publications, 2017) is a deft little novel is a perfect fit for people who are not just interested in fantasy, but also history, art, geography and linguistics. If you are a man, and appreciate… Read More
Jenifer Fleeger, “Mismatched Women: The Siren’s Song Through the Machine” (Oxford UP, 2014)
Jenifer Fleeger‘s Mismatched Women: The Siren’s Song Through the Machine (Oxford University Press, 2014) tells the story of women in film and their representation as aberrations, but also as moments of emancipation and agency. Fleeger’s book discusses exceptional… Read More
Sarah Bond, “Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean” (U of Michigan Press, 2016)
Dominant social norms and expectations shape how individuals and their public activities are understood. In Roman antiquity, various shifts influenced the production and dissolution of prejudices towards certain types of occupations. In Trade and Taboo: Disreputable Professions in the Roman Read More
Fiona Helmsley, “Girls Gone Old” (We Heard You Like Books, 2017)
Fiona Helmsley‘s Girls Gone Old (We Heard You Like Books, 2017) is wildly honest, intense in its personal and cultural inquiry, and often brilliantly hilarious. Helmsley uses her keen eye, rich life experience, and incredible humor to get readers… Read More
Tanya Ann Kennedy, “Historicizing Post-Discourses: Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture” (SUNY Press, 2017)
Tanya Ann Kennedy‘s book, Historicizing Post-Discourses: Postfeminism and Postracialism in United States Culture (SUNY Press, 2017), is a complex and important exploration of our collective understanding of questions of racial and gender equality, or lack thereof. The text specifically… Read More
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