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: Flore Chevaillier, “Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers”  (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Divergent Trajectories: Interviews with Innovative Fiction Writers by Flore Chevaillier examines the aesthetic, political, philosophical, and cultural dimensions of contemporary fiction through a series of interviews with some of todays most cutting-edge fiction writers.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Danila Sokolov,”Renaissance Texts Medieval Subjectivities: Rethinking Petrarchan Desire from Wyatt to Shakespeare” (Duquesne UP, 2017)
Buy from University Press Books In a major contribution to the burgeoning area of study that crosses between early modern texts and premodern cultures, Danila Sokolov argues for the necessity of reading the work of English Petrarchan writers in light… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Mari Lee Mifsud, “Rhetoric and the Gift: Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Contemporary Communication” (Duquesne UP, 2015)
Rhetoric and the Gift, taking as its starting point the Homeric idea of the gift and Aristotles related rhetorical theory, explores rhetoric not only at the level of the artful response but at the level of the call and response.… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Dwight W. Reed, “How Culture Makes Us Human: Primate Social Evolution and the Formation of Human Societies” (Left Coast Press, 2011)
What separates modern humans from our primate cousins―are we a mere blink in the march of evolution, or does human culture represent the definitive evolutionary turn? Dwight Read explores the dilemma in this engaging, thought-provoking book, taking readers through an… Read More
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