BOOKS RECEIVED: Chris Mays, Nathaniel A. Rivers and Kellie Sharp-Hoskins, eds., “Kenneth Burke + The Posthuman” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley While rhetoric as a discipline is firmly planted in humanism and anthropology, posthumanism seeks to leave the human behind. This highly original examination of Kenneth Burkes thought grapples with these ostensibly contradictory concepts as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Russell Frank, “Among the Woo People: A Survival Guide for Living in a College Town” (Penn State UP, 2017)
: Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In the mid-nineties, Russell Frank left a peaceful life in rural California to raise three kids in a town saturated with fraternities, late-night undergrad fast food haunts, and rowdy football crowds. Among the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christian Wicke, “Helmut Kohl’s Quest for Normality: His Representation of the German Nation and Himself ” (Berghahn Books, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley During his political career, Helmut Kohl used his own life story to promote a normalization of German nationalism and to overcome the stigma of the Nazi period. In the context of the cold war… 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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Frederick Crews, “Freud: The Making of an Illusion” (Henry Holt, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freuds scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin;but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary discoveries of lasting value. Now, drawing on rarely consulted archives,… Read More
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