BOOKS RECEIVED:  J. Hillis Miller and John G. Peters, eds., “Reading Conrad” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley For half a century, J. Hillis Miller has been a premier figure in English and comparative literature, influencing and leading the direction of literary studies. What is less well-known is that he has been… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Robert Patrick Newcomb and Richard A. Gordon, eds., “Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley Beyond Tordesillas: New Approaches to Comparative Luso-Hispanic Studies is the first volume of its kind to be published in English. Bringing together young and established scholars, it seeks to consolidate the vital work being… Read More
BOOKS RECEIVED: Christopher Gonzalez, “Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature” (Ohio State UP, 2017)
Buy from NBN/University Press Books, Berkeley In his groundbreaking new study, Permissible Narratives: The Promise of Latino/a Literature, Christopher Gonzlez examines the difficulties Latina/o writers face in writing beyond the narrow expectations of U.S. readership in the stories they tell.… Read More
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
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