Isobel O’Hare, “all this can be yours” (University of Hell Press, 2019)
Isobel O’Hare’s all this can be yours (University of Hell Press, 2019) presents a series of erasures crafted from celebrity sexual assault apologies. These poems offer fierce explorations of the truth hidden behind apologies intended to explain away or dilute culpability, rather than accept responsibility. The result is a powerful... Read More
Elizabeth Todd-Breland, “A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s” (UNC Press, 2018)
Elizabeth Todd-Breland’s new book A Political Education: Black Politics and Education Reform in Chicago since the 1960s (University of North Carolina Press, 2018) tells the story of the struggle for educational reform in one of America’s biggest and most segregated cities. By highlighting the activism of local Black women and Black... Read More
Susan Carlile, “Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind” (U Toronto Press, 2018)
Though not as well known today as some of her literary contemporaries, Charlotte Lennox wrote numerous works during the mid-18th century that won her critical acclaim and influenced subsequent generations of authors. In Charlotte Lennox: An Independent Mind (University of Toronto Press, 2018), Susan Carlile draws upon Lennox’s published works,... Read More
Joyce Antler, “Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement” (NYU Press, 2018)
Joyce Antler is the Samuel J. Lane Professor Emerita of American Jewish history and culture at Brandeis University. Jewish Radical Feminism: Voices from the Women’s Liberation Movement (New York University Press, 2018) provides richly detailed biographies of known and unknown Jewish women from Shulamith Firestone to Aviva Cantor, who were the... Read More
Maggie Hennefeld, “Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes” (Columbia UP, 2018)
In the early days of film, female comedians appeared in short movies that included both strange activities and slapstick pranks. In her new book Specters of Slapstick and Silent Film Comediennes  (Columbia University Press, 2018), Maggie Hennefeld (Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities) explores the... Read More