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Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education
Margaret Thickstun, the Elizabeth J. McCormack Professor of English Literature, has published a book, Milton's Paradise Lost: Moral Education (Palgrave Macmillan, April 17, 2007). According to the publisher, this book "reads Milton's Paradise Lost as a poem that seeks to educate its readers by narrating the education of its main characters. Many of Milton's characters enter the action in late adolescence, newly independent and eager to test themselves, to discover who they are and their place in the world. The poem charts their progress into moral adulthood." More ...
Mexico's Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era
Professor of Sociology Dennis Gilbert is the author of a new book, Mexico's Middle Class in the Neoliberal Era (The University of Arizona Press, March, 2007). Gilbert who joined the Hamilton faculty in 1976, earned a Ph.D. in sociology from Cornell University. His primary research interests are Latin American and American class system. He is also the author of Sandinistas: the Party and the Revolution (1988) and The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality (2003). More ...
Wet Apples, White Blood
Associate Professor of English Naomi Guttman has published a book of poetry, Wet Apples, White Blood (McGill-Queen's University Press). More ...
Robert Bruce Muirhead, Prints, 1969-2006, A Catalogue Raisonne
The Amity Art Foundation of Connecticut has published a book about Professor of Art Bruce Muirhead's etchings. The book, "Robert Bruce Muirhead, Prints, 1969-2006, A Catalogue Raisonne," contains 130 illustrations of his etchings, most done while teaching at Kirkland and Hamilton. It also includes an interview with Muirhead by his colleague, Professor Bill Salzillo; an essay by his artist son and Hamilton alumnus Jake Muirhead '86; and an introduction by John Stewart, the director and founder of the Amity Art Foundation. Stewart is a 1964 Hamilton graduate. The Amity Art Foundation is an organization for the purpose of supporting the art of printmaking and its teaching. More ...
Critical Affinities
Associate Professor of Philosophy A. Todd Franklin is co-editor, with Jacqueline Scott (Loyola University of Chicago) of Critical Affinities: Nietzsche and African American Thought, published by State University of New York Press, which explores convergences between the ideas of Friedrich Nietzsche and African American thought. Franklin also cotnributed an essay to the book, titled "Kindred Spirits: Nietzsche and Locke as progenitors of Axiological Liberation." More ...
Hollywood Asian: Philip Ahn and the Politics of Cross-Ethnic Performance
From silent films to television programs, Hollywood has employed actors of various ethnicities to represent "Oriental"characters, from Caucasian stars like Loretta Young made up in yellow-face to Korean American pioneer Philip Ahn, whose more than 200 screen performances included roles as sadistic Japanese military officers in World War II movies and a wronged Chinese merchant in the TV show Bonanza. More ...
Cinematic Savior: Hollywood's Making of the American Christ
From Cecil B. DeMille's production of King of Kings in 1927, to Mel Gibson's recent The Passion of the Christ, films that discuss the meaning of Jesus have provoked interest, discussion, and reevaluation on a large scale. Hollywood films that deal with this subject have consistently managed to augment their inherent power by commenting simultaneously on political and cultural matters, and drawing from alternative cultural and mythological sources. The Greatest Story Ever Told, for instance, uses a landscape similar to that of the American West, while The Last Temptation of Christ deals with themes related to modern American notions of sexuality and sin. More ...
Green Cities: Urban Growth and the Environment
What exactly is a green city? What does it mean to say that San Francisco is greener than Houston, or that Vancouver is a green city while Beijing is not? When does urban growth lower environmental quality, and when does it produce environmental gains? These questions drive Matthew Kahn's exploration of the relationship between urban growth and sustainable development. More ...
The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America’s Most Elusive Founding Father
Douglas Ambrose, the Sidney Wertimer Associate Professor of History, and Associate Professor of Government Robert Martin co-edited a recently published book titled The Many Faces of Alexander Hamilton: The Life and Legacy of America's Most Elusive Founding Father. More ...
Encountering the Dharma
Hamilton College Associate Professor of Religious Studies Richard Hughes Seager examines Japan's Soka Gakkai Buddhism movement. Seager's research for a previous book, Buddhism in America, piqued his interest in Daisaku Ikeda, the organization's longtime president, and the history of modern Japan. More ...
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