Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith L. Goldsmith, “American Literary History and the Turn toward Modernity” (UP of Florida, 2018)
As scholars and readers, we often view literary history in rigid, simplistic terms. We imagine that nineteenth-century aesthetic and thematic preoccupations withered away as 1899 became 1900, only to be replaced immediately by a new literature of the twentieth century. In their dynamic, wide-ranging collection Melanie V. Dawson and Meredith... Read More
Robert C. Trumpbour and Kenneth Womack, “The Eighth Wonder of the World: The Life of Houston’s Iconic Astrodome” (U Nebraska Press, 2016)
It rose against the Texas sun in all its architectural audacity: a domed stadium big enough to cover a baseball field. When it opened in 1965, the Houston Astrodome defied engineering precedent and forever changed professional sports. Today, its legacy today is complicated, and its future remains uncertain. Robert Trumpbour and... Read More
Dany Christopher, “The Appropriation of Passover in Luke-Acts” (Mohr Siebeck, 2018)
Most studies on the theme of Passover in the Gospel of Luke have been confined to the story of the Last Supper (Luke 22:1-20). Dany Christopher, on the contrary, seeks to show where, how, and why Luke uses the theme of Passover throughout his two writings (Luke-Acts). Join us we... Read More
Sarah Banet-Weiser, “Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny” (Duke UP, 2018)
What is the relationship between popular misogyny and popular feminism? In Empowered: Popular Feminism and Popular Misogyny (Duke University Press, 2018), Sarah Banet-Weiser, Professor of Media and Communications and Head of Department at the LSE’s Department of Media and Communications, explores these two interrelated ideas in order to analyse a range of examples including... Read More
Laurie Frankel, “This is How it Always Is” (Flatiron Books, 2017)
In her new novel This is How it Always Is (Flatiron Books, 2017), Laurie Frankel tells the story of the Walsh-Adams family and how they grapple with the youngest child, the fifth son, who announces at age three that he wants to be a girl. While his four older brothers... Read More
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