Beyond Pages: A SUNY Press Podcast

Beyond Pages: A SUNY Press Podcast

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Adi Mahalel, "The Radical Isaac: I. L. Peretz and the Rise of Jewish Socialism" (SUNY Press, 2023)

May 26, 2024

The Radical Isaac: I. L. Peretz and the Rise of Jewish Socialism

Adi Mahalel

In The Radical Isaac: I. L. Peretz and the Rise of Jewish Socialism (SUNY Press, 2023), Adi Mahalel presents Yiddish and Hebrew writer I. L. Peretz (1…

Christine Abigail L. Tan, "Freedom's Frailty: Self-Realization in the Neo-Daoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang's Zhuangzhi" (SUNY Press, 2024)

May 21, 2024

Freedom's Frailty

Christine Abigail L. Tan
Hosted by Malcolm Keating

Christine Tan argues that the most fruitful way to read the Zhuangzi, if one is seeking political and ethical insight, is through the Jin Dynasty comm…

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner, "The Chosen We: Black Women's Empowerment in Higher Education" (SUNY Press, 2023)

May 12, 2024

The Chosen We

Rachelle Winkle-Wagner
Hosted by Deidre Tyler

The Chosen We: Black Women's Empowerment in Higher Education (SUNY Press, 2023) elevates the oral histories of 105 accomplished, college-educated Blac…

Richard Olsen-Harbich, "Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine: Winemaking on the North Fork of Long Island" (SUNY Press, 2024)

April 17, 2024

Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine

Richard Olsen-Harbich
Hosted by Laura Goldberg

With his new book Sun, Sea, Soil, Wine: Winemaking on the North Fork of Long Island (SUNY Press, 2024), Richard Olsen-Harbich, Long Island's longest-t…

Paul Hansen, "Hokkaido Dairy Farm: Cosmopolitics of Otherness and Security on the Frontiers of Japan" (SUNY Press, 2024)

April 3, 2024

Hokkaido Dairy Farm

Paul Hansen
Hosted by Yadong Li

As an ethnography of a Japanese dairy farm while having theoretical values going beyond the specific context, Hokkaido Dairy Farm: Cosmopolitics of Ot…

Kimberly Meltzer, “From News to Talk: The Expansion of Opinion and Commentary in U.S. Journalism” (SUNY Press, 2019)

February 14, 2024

From News to Talk

Kimberly Meltzer
Hosted by Jenna Spinelle

From talking heads on cable news to hot takes online, there seems to be more opinion than ever in journalism these days. There’s an entire body of res…

Tulasi Srinivas, "Wonder in South Asia: Histories, Aesthetics, Ethics" (SUNY Press, 2023)

January 11, 2024

Wonder in South Asia

Tulasi Srinivas
Hosted by Raj Balkaran

Tulasi Srinivas' edited volume Wonder in South Asia: Histories, Aesthetics, Ethics (SUNY Press, 2023) brings together historians and ethnographers of …

Jennifer Cazenave, "An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah" (SUNY Press, 2019)

January 8, 2024

An Archive of the Catastrophe

Jennifer Cazenave
Hosted by Roxanne Panchasi

Jennifer Cazenave’s An Archive of the Catastrophe: The Unused Footage of Claude Lanzmann’s Shoah (SUNY Press, 2019) is a fascinating analysis of the 2…

M. Sheehy and K-D Mathes, "The Other Emptiness: Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet" (SUNY Press, 2019)

January 5, 2024

The Other Emptiness

Michael R. Sheehy  and Klaus-Dieter Mathes

Michael R. Sheehy and Klaus-Dieter Mathes's edited collection The Other Emptiness: Rethinking the Zhentong Buddhist Discourse in Tibet (SUNY Press, 2…

Steven E. Lindquist, "The Literary Life of Yājñavalkya" (SUNY Press, 2023)

November 9, 2023

The Literary Life of Yājñavalkya

Steven E. Lindquist
Hosted by Raj Balkaran
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In The Literary Life of Yājñavalkya (SUNY Press, 2023), Steven E. Lindquist investigates the intersections between historical context and literary pro…

Albert Welter, "The Future of China's Past: Reflections on the Meaning of China's Rise" (SUNY Press, 2023)

October 3, 2023

The Future of China's Past

Albert Welter
Hosted by Shu Wan
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Albert Welter's book The Future of China's Past: Reflections on the Meaning of China's Rise (SUNY Press, 2023) examines how China's traditional cultur…

Michael Baltutis, "The Festival of Indra: Innovation, Archaism, and Revival in a South Asian Performance" (SUNY Press, 2023)

August 3, 2023

The Festival of Indra

Michael Baltutis
Hosted by Raj Balkaran
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Michael Baltutis' book The Festival of Indra: Innovation, Archaism, and Revival in a South Asian Performance (SUNY Press, 2023) details the textual an…

Nayanjot Lahiri, "Searching for Ashoka: Questing for a Buddhist King from India to Thailand" (SUNY Press, 2023)

June 29, 2023

Searching for Ashoka

Nayanjot Lahiri
Hosted by Raj Balkaran
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Blending travelogue, history, and archaeology, Searching for Ashoka: Questing for a Buddhist King from India to Thailand (SUNY Press, 2023) unravels t…

Nancy K. Miller and Tahneer Oksman. "Feminists Reclaim Mentorship" (SUNY Press, 2023)

April 26, 2023

Feminists Reclaim Mentorship

Nancy K. Miller, Tahneer Oksman, and Elizabeth Alsop
Hosted by Annie Berke

Mentorship continues to loom large in stories about women's work and personal lives-- sometimes for the better, but often for the worse. If mentors ca…

Ângela Barreto Xavier, "Religion and Empire in Portuguese India: Conversion, Resistance, and the Making of Goa" (SUNY Press, 2022)

April 20, 2023

Religion and Empire in Portuguese India: Conversion, Resistance, and the Making of Goa

Ângela Barreto Xavier
Hosted by Raj Balkaran

How did the colonization of Goa in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries take place? How was it related to projects for the conversion of Goan colon…

Corey Lee Wrenn, "Animals in Irish Society: Interspecies Oppression and Vegan Liberation in Britain's First Colony" (SUNY Press, 2021)

January 28, 2023

Animals in Irish Society

Corey Lee Wrenn
Hosted by Kyle Johannsen

Irish vegan studies are poised for increasing relevance as climate change threatens the legitimacy and longevity of animal agriculture and widespread …

Dick Weissman, "Bob Dylan's New York: A Historic Guide" (SUNY Press, 2022)

January 22, 2023

Bob Dylan's New York

Dick Weissman
Hosted by Robert Snyder

New York has long been a city where people go to reinvent themselves. And since the dawn of the twentieth century, New York City’s Green…

Bruce W. Dearstyne, "The Crucible of Public Policy: New York Courts in the Progressive Era" (SUNY Press, 2022)

November 11, 2022

The Crucible of Public Policy

Bruce W. Dearstyne
Hosted by Robert Snyder

During the early twentieth century New York State, with its settlement houses, muckraking journalists, labor unions and national political leaders lik…

Timothy W. Burns, "Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education" (SUNY Press, 2021)

November 3, 2022

Leo Strauss on Democracy, Technology, and Liberal Education

Timothy W. Burns
Hosted by Hope J. Leman

There are few thinkers who engender as much debate about their legacy as Leo Strauss (1899 –1973). His critics and biographers often don’t even agree …

Alexander Sergeant, "Encountering the Impossible: The Fantastic in Hollywood Fantasy Cinema" (SUNY Press, 2021)

October 14, 2022

Encountering the Impossible

Alexander Sergeant
Hosted by Christian Long

Hollywood fantasy cinema is responsible for some of the most lucrative franchises produced over the past two decades, yet it remains difficult to find…