BOOKS RECEIVED: Johari Jabie, “Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil Wars ‘Gospel Army'” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Conjuring Freedom: Music and Masculinity in the Civil Wars Gospel Army analyzes the songs of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, a regiment of Black soldiers who met nightly in the performance of the ring shout. In this study, acknowledging the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Allison Morehead, “Natures Experiments and the Search for Symbolist Form” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books/Berkeley This provocative study argues that some of the most inventive artwork of the 1890s was strongly influenced by the methods of experimental science and ultimately foreshadowed twentieth-century modernist practices. Looking at avant-garde figures such as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Kim Grant, “All About Process: The Theory and Discourse of Modern Artistic Labor” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In recent years, many prominent and successful artists have claimed that their primary concern is not the artwork they produce but the artistic process itself. In this volume, Kim Grant analyzes this idea and traces… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Patrick J. Murphy, “Medieval Studies and the Ghost Stories of M. R. James” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Montague Rhodes James authored some of the most highly regarded ghost stories of all timeclassics such as Oh, Whistle, and Ill Come to You, My Lad that have been adapted many times over for radio… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jennifer Garrison, “Challenging Communion: The Eucharist and Middle English Literature” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In this book, Jennifer Garrison examines literary representations of the central symbol of later medieval religious culture: the Eucharist. In contrast to scholarship that depicts mainstream believers as enthusiastically and simplistically embracing the Eucharist, Challenging… Read More
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