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: Christine K. Lemley, “Practicing Critical Oral History: Connecting School and Community” (Routledge, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Practicing Critical Oral History: Connecting School and Community provides ways and words for educators to use critical oral history in their classroom and communities in order to put their students and the voices of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Everett Hammer, “Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Personal genome testing, gene editing for life-threatening diseases, synthetic life: once the stuff of science fiction, twentieth- and twenty-first-century advancements blur the lines between scientific narrative and scientific fact. This examination of bioengineering in… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Karen Raber and Monica Mattfeld, eds., “Performing Animals: History, Agency, Theater” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley From bears on the Renaissance stage to the equine pageantry of the nineteenth-century hunt, animals have been used in human-orchestrated entertainments throughout history. The essays in this volume present an array of case studies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: James Phelan, “Somebody Telling Somebody Else: A Rhetorical Poetics of Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)\
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In Somebody Telling Somebody Else, James Phelan proposes a paradigm shift for narrative theory, a turn from viewing narrative as a structure to viewing it as a rhetorical action in which a teller selectively… Read More
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