James Turner, “Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities” (Princeton University Press, 2014)
James Turner is Cavanaugh Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at Notre Dame University. His book Philology: The Forgotten Origins of the Modern Humanities (Princeton University Press, 2014) recovers the significance of philology, the study of language, that for centuries was synonymous… Read More
Mia E. Bay, et al., “Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women” (UNC Press, 2015)
Mia Bay is a professor of history at Rutgers University, and Director of the Center for Race and Ethnicity. She is co-editor of Toward an Intellectual History of Black Women (University of North Carolina, 2015). Bay and her co-authors have… Read More
Emran El-Badawi, “The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions” (Routledge, 2013)
The Qur’an and the Aramaic Gospel Traditions (Routledge, 2013) written by Emran El-Badawi, professor and director of the Arab Studies program at the University of Houston, is a recent addition to the field of research on the Qur’an and… Read More
Barry Allen, “Vanishing into Things: Knowledge in Chinese Tradition” (Harvard University Press, 2015)
What is knowledge, why is it valuable, and how might it be cultivated? Barry Allen‘s new book carefully considers the problem of knowledge in a range of Chinese philosophical discourses, creating a stimulating cross-disciplinary dialogue that’s as much of… Read More
Nancy Fraser, “Transnationalizing the Public Sphere” (Polity, 2014)
How is “the public sphere” best conceptualized on a transnational scale? Nancy Fraser (The New School for Social Research) explores this pressing question in her book Transnationalizing the Public Sphere (Polity, 2014). Opening with Fraser’s foundational essay, “Transnationalizing the Public… Read More
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