BOOKS RECEIVED: ShiPu Wang, “The Other American Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Noda, Hayakawa” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In The Other American Moderns, ShiPu Wang analyzes the works of four early twentieth-century American artists who engaged with the concept of Americanness: Frank Matsura, Ishigaki, Hideo Noda, and Miki Hayakawa. In so doing, he… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Riccardo Bavaj and Martina Steber, eds., “Germany and ‘The West’: The History of a Modern Concept” (Berghahn, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books “The West” is a central idea in German public discourse, yet historians know surprisingly little about the evolution of the concept. Contrary to common assumptions, this volume argues that the German concept of the West… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Keridiana W. Chez, “Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Victorian Dogs, Victorian Men: Affect and Animals in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture by Keridiana W. Chez is the first monograph located at the intersection of animal and affect studies to examine how gender is produced via the regulation of interspecies… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Gifford Pinchot, “Gifford Pinchot: Selected Writings” (Penn State UP, 2017)
The founding chief of the U.S. Forest Service and twice governor of Pennsylvania, Gifford Pinchot was central to the early twentieth-century conservation movement in the United States and the political history and evolution of the Keystone State. This collection of… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Monica Mattfeld, “Becoming Centaur: Eighteenth-Century Masculinity and English Horsemanship” (Penn State UP, 2017)
In this study of the relationship between men and their horses in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century England, Monica Mattfeld explores the experience of horsemanship and how it defined ones gendered and political positions within society. Men of the period used horses… Read More
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