January 1, 2003
Brett H. Mandel '91 is the author of Is This Heaven? The Magic of the Field of Dreams
, about the some 75,000 people a year who make a pilgrimage to the baseball diamond carved out of a northeast Iowa cornfield for the 1989 film Field of Dreams
. Why do they do it? Mandel addresses that question by relating the stories, often poignant, of those who seek, and frequently find, comfort, fulfillment and even redemption at that make-believe place, which has somehow taken on mystical reality. More ...
University of Minnesota Press
November 1, 2002
Strengthening the voices of writers such as Jane Nardal, Paulette Nardal, and Suzanne Cesaire, -Negritude Women
delves beneath the more prominent male figures of the Negritude movement to the female contributions necessary to its development. By exploring these women's writings, they are shown to be essential to the history of the movement and the eventual representation of a new literature and philosophy of black humanism among black Francophone intellectuals. More ...
September 1, 2002
Susan Sanchez-Casal, associate professor of Spanish, is co-editor of 21st Century Feminist Classrooms: Pedagogies of Identity and Difference
(with Amie Macdonald, formerly of Hamilton's philosophy department). The book is part of the series, Comparative Feminist Studies, whose general editor is Hamilton College Professor of Women's Studies Chandra Talpade Mohanty. The volume is a tribute to the feminist legacy at Hamilton, since the book also features an important essay on queer theory by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, Margaret Bundy Scott Professor of Comparative Literature and director of the Kirkland Project. More ...
July 1, 2002
by David Toomey '78, focuses on the history of "hurricane hunters" who fly planes into hurricanes and a 1955 disaster that befell one crew.
Toomey recreates the hurricane reconnaissance flight into Hurricane Janet in September 1955 that took the lives of nine Navy crewmen and two journalists. More ...