BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Flynn Johnson, “Contemplating Character: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud” (Wilsted and Taylor, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley CONTEMPLATING CHARACTER: Portrait Drawings and Oil Sketches from Jacques-Louis David to Lucian Freud explores the evolution of portraiture from the end of the 18th century until the present. In contrast to portraiture as the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Aaron Kashtan, “Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Between Pen and Pixel: Comics, Materiality, and the Book of the Future, Aaron Kashtan argues that paying attention to comics helps us understand the future of the book. Debates over the future of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Morten Levin and Davydd J. Greenwood, “Creating a New Public University and Reviving Democracy: Action Research in Higher Education”
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Public universities are in crisis, waning in their role as central institutions within democratic societies. Denunciations are abundant, but analyses of the causes and proposals to re-create public universities are not. Based on extensive… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Valerio Simoni, “Tourism and Informal Encounters in Cuba” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Based on a detailed ethnography, this book explores the promises and expectations of tourism in Cuba, drawing attention to the challenges that tourists and local people face in establishing meaningful connections with each other.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Sheila Mernaghan and Ralph Rosen, eds., “Hip Sublime: Beat Writers and the Classical Tradition” (Ohio State UP, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Despite their self-presentation as iconoclasts, the writers of the Beat Generation were deeply engaged with the classical tradition. Many of them were university-trained and highly conscious of their literary forebears, and they frequently incorporated… Read More
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