BOOKS RECEIVED: Tobias Menely and Jesse Oak Taylor, eds., “Anthropocene Reading: Literary History in Geologic Times” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Few terms have garnered more attention recently in the sciences, humanities, and public sphere than the Anthropocene, the proposed epoch in which a human signature appears in the lithostratigraphic record. Anthropocene Reading considers the… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Everett Hammer, “Editing the Soul: Science and Fiction in the Genome Age” (Penn State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Personal genome testing, gene editing for life-threatening diseases, synthetic life: once the stuff of science fiction, twentieth- and twenty-first-century advancements blur the lines between scientific narrative and scientific fact. This examination of bioengineering in… Read More
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
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