Image: Three Inquiries in Technology and Imagination

Images and newer technologies that allow us to create and display images have shaped the modern world. Taylor, Rubenstein and Carlson, all philosophers of religion, explore the culture of the image, addressing Heidegger’s claim that the most important event of modern society is “the conquest of the world as a… Continue reading »

Metamodernism: The Future of Theory

Rather than deconstructing defined autonomous categories until we are left with questions about the possibility of progress and knowledge, Storm proposes a way of grouping social kinds that goes beyond human language—and postmodern theory—and is more akin to plant and animal communication. Metamodernism makes room for progress in the human… Continue reading »

Phase Six

When an 11-year-old boy named Aleq breathes in long-buried molecules that have just been exposed by mining, he becomes the first victim of an epidemic outbreak. Yet, unlike many others from his tiny Greenland settlement, he survives the illness. As the disease spreads around the world, CDC investigators rush to… Continue reading »

The Intellectual Lives of Children

What are children thinking as they encounter the world around them? How do they solve problems and explain new concepts? Are adults harming children’s propensity to learn by emphasizing good behavior over inquiry? Drawing from extensive research, Engel focuses on toddlers, preschoolers and elementary-age children to show parents and teachers… Continue reading »

Madrid Again: A Novel

As a student, Odilia is swept away by one of her professors from Madrid to the United States, but he soon disappears. Left behind with her baby, Lola, Odilia chooses to stay in New England. Lola is torn between two worlds: the life that her mother knew growing up in… Continue reading »

The Jetsetters

By Amanda Eyre Ward ’94. Can four lost adults find the peace they’ve been seeking by reconciling their childhood aches and coming back together? The Jetsetters is an intelligent novel about the courage it takes to reveal our true selves, the pleasures and perils of family, and how we navigate… Continue reading »

Beyond the North Wind: Russia in Recipes and Lore

By Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian, Emerita. Ten Speed Press, February 2020. Available on Amazon. Through recipes, photos and essays, Professor Goldstein explores the heart of Russian food, and brings to life a portrait of the country’s people and its… Continue reading »