BOOKS RECEIVED:  Barbara McManus, “The Drunken Duchess of Vassar: Grace Harriet Macurdy, Pioneering Feminist Classical Scholar” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
In this biography, Barbara McManus recovers the intriguing life story of Grace Harriet Macurdy (18661946), Professor of Greek at Vassar College and the first woman classicist to focus her scholarship on the lives of ancient Greco-Roman women. Fondly known as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Adrianna M. Paliyenko, “Genius Envy: Women Shaping French Poetic History, 1801-1900” (Penn State UP, 2016)
In Genius Envy, Adrianna M. Paliyenko uncovers a forgotten history: the multiplicity and diversity of nineteenth-century French womens poetic voices. Conservative critics of the time attributed the phenomenon of genius to masculinity and dismissed the work of female authors as… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: M. Inhorn, W. Chavkin, and J. Navarro, eds., “Globalized Fatherhood” (Berghahn Books, 2016)
Using an entirely new conceptual vocabulary through which to understand men’s experiences and expectations at the dawn of the twenty-first century, this path-breaking volume focuses on fatherhood around the globe, including transformations in fathering, fatherhood, and family life. It includes… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robin E. Jensen, “Infertility: Tracing the History of a Transformative Term” (Penn State UP, 2016)
This book explores the arguments, appeals, and narratives that have defined the meaning of infertility in the modern history of the United States and Europe. Throughout the last century, the inability of women to conceive children has been explained by… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Hubbard and Verstraete, eds.,”Censoring Sex Research: The Debate over Male Intergenerational Relations”  (Left Coast Press, 2013)
This volume sheds light on one of the most explosive episodes of censure of academic scholarship in recent decades. Bruce Rind, a former psychology professor at Temple University, investigated sexual relations between male adults and adolescents through history and across… Read More
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