BOOKS RECEIVED: Susanna Fein and David Raybin eds., “Chaucer: Visual Approaches” (Penn State UP, 2016)
This collection looks beyond the literary, religious, and philosophical aspects of Chaucers texts to a new mode of interdisciplinary scholarship: one that celebrates the richness of Chaucers visual poetics. The twelve illustrated essays make connections between Chaucers texts and various… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Georges Didi-Huberman, “The Surviving Image: Phantoms of Time and Time of Phantoms: Aby Warburg’s History of Art” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Limage survivante, originally published in French in 2002, is the result of Georges Didi-Hubermans extensive research into the life and work of foundational art historian Aby Warburg. Warburg envisioned an art history that drew from anthropology, psychoanalysis, and philosophy in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Eric C. Brown, “Milton on Film” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
In January 2012, shooting was set to begin in Sydney, Australia, on the Hollywood-backed production of Miltons Paradise Lost, with Oscar nominee Bradley Cooper cast as Satan. Yet just two weeks before the start of production, Legendary Pictures delayed the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell, “Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers: A Visual History of Pennsylvania’s Railroad Lumbering Communities; The Photographic Legacy of William T. Clarke” (Penn State UP, 2016)
In Wood Hicks and Bark Peelers, Ronald E. Ostman and Harry Littell draw on the stunning documentary photography of William T. Clarke to tell the story of Pennsylvanias lumber heyday, a time when loggers serving the needs of a rapidly… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Stephen Gundle, “Mussolini’s Dream Factory: Film Stardom in Fascist Italy” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
The intersection between film stardom and politics is an understudied phenomenon of Fascist Italy, despite the fact that the Mussolini regime deemed stardom important enough to warrant sustained attention and interference. Focused on the period from the start of sound… Read More
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