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
BOOKS RECEIVED: Jesus Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca. eds., “Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In their comprehensive study Spanish Perspectives on Chicano Literature: Literary and Cultural Essays, editors Jess Rosales and Vanessa Fonseca provide a fresh set of perspectives on the field of Chicano literary and cultural studies.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED:  Steven Mailloux, “Rhetoric’s Pragmatism: Essays in Rhetorical Hermeneutics” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For over thirty years, Steven Mailloux has championed and advanced the field of rhetorical hermeneutics, a historically and theoretically informed approach to textual interpretation. This volume collects fourteen of his most recent influential essays… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Catherine Chalier, “Reading the Torah: Beyond the Fundamentalist and Scientific Approaches” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Fundamentalist readings of sacred texts of major world religions are often regarded as an ever-increasing threat to personal and democratic freedoms. Historical and critical readings, alternatively, purport to be objective and teach us to… Read More
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