BOOKS RECEIVED:  Olga Demetriou, “Capricious Borders: Minority, Population, and Counter-Conduct Between Greece and Turkey” (Berghahn Books, 2018)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Borders of states, borders of citizenship, borders of exclusion. As the lines drawn on international treaty maps become ditches in the ground and roaming barriers in the air, a complex state apparatus is set… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Alexa Weik von Mossner, “Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Affective Ecologies: Empathy, Emotion, and Environmental Narrative explores our emotional engagement with environmental narrative. Focusing on the American cultural context, Alexa Weik von Mossner develops an ecocritical approach that draws on the insights of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: J. William Thompson, “From Memory to Memorial: Shanksville, America and Flight 93” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books On September 11, 2001, Shanksville, Pennsylvania, became a center of national attention when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed into a former strip mine in sleepy Somerset County, killing all forty passengers and crew aboard. This… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Girolamo Benzoni, “The History of the New World” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The History of the New World is an abridged, unique English translation of sixteenth-century Italian merchant Girolamo Benzonis popular account of his adventures in the Americas and the Spanish colonies. First published in Venice in 1565, Benzonis book was an… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Alan C. Braddock and Laura Turner Igoe, eds., “A Greene Country Towne: Philadelphias Ecology in the Cultural Imagination” (Penn State UP, 2016)
Buy from University Press Books An unconventional history of Philadelphia that operates at the threshold of cultural and environmental studies, A Greene Country Towne expands the meaning of community beyond people to encompass nonhuman beings, things, and forces. By examining… Read More
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