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Tina May Hall
Tina Hall Awarded Prestigious Drue Heinz Literature Prize
Assistant Professor of English Tina May Hall has been named the 2010 winner of the Drue Heinz Literature Prize, one of the nation’ s most prestigious awards for a book of short stories. Hall’ s manuscript, The Physics of Imaginary Objects, was selected from a field of nearly 350 entries by esteemed author and film critic Renata Adler. The book will be published by the University of Pittsburgh Press this fall.
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Maurice Isserman
Fallen Giants Released in Paperback
Described by a New York Times reviewer as “the book of a lifetime... an awe-inspiring work of history and storytelling,” Fallen Giants - A History of Himalayan Mountaineering from the Age of Empire to the Age of Extremes has been released in paperback by Yale University Press. Co-authored by James L. Ferguson Professor of History Maurice Isserman and University of Rochester professor Stewart Weaver, the book was originally published in 2008 in hardback. More ...
Joseph R. Urgo
Urgo Co-Authors Guide to Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!
Dean of Faculty Joseph R. Urgo has co-authored a new book, Reading Faulkner: Absalom, Absalom! (University Press of Mississippi, March, 2010), with Noel Polk, professor emeritus of English at Mississippi State University. More ...
<em>Pindar's Verbal Art</em> by James Wells
Wells Publishes Book, Pindar's Verbal Art
James Wells, visiting assistant professor of classics, has published a book, Pindar's Verbal Art, An Ethnographic Study of Epinician Style (Harvard University Press, February, 2010). More ...
Maurice Isserman
Isserman and Grant Publish in Facts on File Series
Professor of History Maurice Isserman has authored revised versions of Across America: The Lewis & Clark Expedition and Exploring North America 1800-1900 and Associate Professor of History Kevin Grant has authored a revised version of Exploration in the Age of Empire 1750-1953. The three books are part of Facts on File's Discovery and Exploration 10-book series revised for a young adult audience. Isserman serves as the co-editor for the entire series. More ...
Richard Hughes Seager
Seager Book Published in Paperback
The World’s Parliament of Religions: The East/West Encounter, Chicago, 1893, by Richard Hughes Seager, the Bates and Benjamin Professor of Classical and Religious Studies, has been published in paperback by Indiana University Press (11/09). More ...
Adventures of Perception
MacDonald's Adventures of Perception Published
Adventures of Perception; Cinema As Exploration, a new book by Visiting Professor of Film History Scott MacDonald, has just been published by the University of California Press. Adventures includes eight essays and eight interviews. More ...
Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect
Associate Professor of Government Gary Wyckoff has written a book titled Policy and Evidence in a Partisan Age: The Great Disconnect, published in May by Urban Institute Press. Wyckoff directs Hamilton’s Public Policy Program. More ...
Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul
Professor of Economics Erol Balkan and Professor of Anthropology Emeritus Henry Rutz have co-authored “Reproducing Class: Education, Neoliberalism, and the Rise of the New Middle Class in Istanbul,” a text published in January by Berghahn Books. More ...
Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World
S. Brent Rodriguez Plate, visiting associate professor of religious studies, recently published the book, Religion and Film: Cinema and the Re-Creation of the World with the London-based film studies press, Wallflower (distributed in the US via Columbia UP). The book is one of the first truly interdisciplinary works on the topic, investigating religions via film studies, and film via religious studies. Religions and films are akin, Plate argues, in that they both create worlds for their seers, hearers, doers, believers. At the altar and before the screen, audiences are invited to become participants via myths and rituals, cinematography and editing. More ...
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