BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld, eds., “Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley From bears on the Renaissance stage to the equine pageantry of the nineteenth-century hunt, animals have been used in human-orchestrated entertainments throughout history. The essays in this volume present an array of case studies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: James Phelan, “Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)\
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Somebody Telling Somebody Else, James Phelan proposes a paradigm shift for narrative theory, a turn from viewing narrative as a structure to viewing it as a rhetorical action in which a teller selectively… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Bissera V. Pentcheva, “Hagia Sophia: Sound, Space, and Spirit in Byzantium” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Experiencing the resonant acoustics of the church of Hagia Sophia allowed the Byzantine participants in its liturgical rituals to be filled with the Spirit of God, and even to become his image on earth.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jesus Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca. eds., “Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In their comprehensive study Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays, editors Jess Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca provide a fresh set of perspectives on the field of Chicano literary and cultural studies.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Flore Chevaillier, “Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers”  (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers by Flore Chevaillier examines the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction through a series of interviews with some of todays most cutting-edge fiction writers.… Read More
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