BOOKS RECEIVED: MK Czerwiec, “Taking Turns: Stories from HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In 1994, at the height of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, MK Czerwiec took her first nursing job, at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, as part of the caregiving staff of HIV/AIDS Care Unit 371. Taking Turns… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Allison Morehead, “Nature’s 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: Nationalism and the Cinema in France: Political Mythologies and Film Events, 1945-1995 (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books It is often taken for granted that French cinema is intimately connected to the nation’s sense of identity and self-confidence. But what do we really know about that relationship? What are the nuances, insider codes,… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Malte Hagener, “The Emergence of Film Culture: Knowledge Production, Institution Building, and the Fate of the Avant-garde in Europe, 1919-1945” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books Between the two world wars, a distinct and vibrant film culture emerged in Europe. Film festivals and schools were established; film theory and history was written that took cinema seriously as an art form; and… Read More
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