Literary Information in China: A History

Across thee millennia of China’s literary history, the textual tradition has been supported by a framework of information processing, encoding, sorting and more—all marks of what today we consider information. Essays from contributors provide close examinations of the forms that make up the scales of information management and how they… Continue reading »

The Latin American Ecocultural Reader

This collection of texts from the early colonial period to the present is centered on the natural world of Spanish-speaking countries and Brazil, featuring prominent authors from the canon—such as poets Rubén Darío, Alfonsina Storni and Pablo Neruda—and modern voices writing for marginalized communities within the environmental cultures, including Chico Mendes… Continue reading »

Alan Brinkley: A Life in History

Edited by Mason B. Williams, Assistant Professor Leadership Studies, et al. Columbia University Press, January 2019. Available on Amazon. A longtime professor at Harvard University and Columbia University, Alan Brinkley has shaped the field of U.S. history for generations of students through his textbooks and his… Continue reading »

Lady Gregory’s Early Irish Writings 1882-1893

James Pethica, Senior Lecturer in English and Theatre. Colin Smythe Ltd, 2018. Available on Amazon. This sixteenth volume of the Coole Edition contains Lady Gregory’s first writings on Ireland. They include the two surviving versions of her unpublished first attempt at autobiography, ‘An Emigrant’s Note Book’ (1883); three… Continue reading »

A Political Companion to Frederick Douglass

Edited by Neil Roberts, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and Faculty Affiliate in Political Science. University Press of Kentucky, 2018. Available on Amazon. Frederick Douglass (1818–1895) was a prolific writer and public speaker whose impact on American literature and history has been long studied by historians and literary critics. Continue reading »

Benford’s Law: Theory & Applications

Edited by Steven J. Miller, Associate Professor of Mathematics. Princeton University Press. 2015. The world’s leading experts on Benford’s Law combine their knowledge to discuss general theory as well as prevalence in real-world behavior. Continue reading »

The Oxford Companion to Sugar and Sweets

Edited by Darra Goldstein, Willcox B. and Harriet M. Adsit Professor of Russian. This comprehensive reference contains entries on all aspects of sweetness, including chemical, technical, social, cultural, and linguistic. These topics are explored through the collective knowledge of 265 contributors, from food historians to chemists, restaurateurs to cookbook writers,… Continue reading »

Creolizing Rousseau

Edited by Neil Roberts, associate professor of Africana Studies and faculty affiliate in political science, and Jane Anna Gordon. Rowman & Littlefield International. December 2014. Afro-Trinidadian Marxist C.L.R. James was struck by the the strong resonance of Rousseau’s work in Caribbean thought and politics. This volume illuminates these resonances… Continue reading »

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