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“[A] rambunctious homage, which retells famous episodes from the Spanish classic but sets them alongside capsule histories of Miguel de Cervantes’s life and the novel’s reception, as well as fourth wall-crashing ruminations on its outsized cultural influence. If you’ve ever wondered what Don Quixote would say if he saw ‘Man of La Mancha’ on Broadway, this is the book for you.”
—Wall Street Journal
Also available in Spanglish!
“A hard-headed, level-headed corrective to politicized accounts that pit one form of aesthetic practice against another.”
—Richard Shiff, author of Between Sense and De Kooning
“Eminently readable, Study in Black and White is both appealing and illuminating.”
—Henry Louis Gates Jr.
“Brilliantly complicates and expands our largely secular, future-oriented understanding of Russian modernism by revealing the myriad affinities that bound avant-garde artists and critics to the values of the Russo-Byzantine revival.”
—Wendy Salmond, author of Konstantin Makovsky: The Tsar's Painter in America and Paris
This month marks the 175th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol. Edward Guiliano, co-editor of Dickens Studies Annual: Essays on Victorian Fiction, explains how A Christmas Carol was received by its Victorian audience, and its lasting influence today on Tumblr:
“Dickens’s contemporaries were remarkably prompt in recognizing its [A Christmas Carol’s] outstanding merits and reviewers were making extraordinarily high claims for it. This was a carol that would be ‘heard and remembered a hundred Christmases to come,’ one reviewer rightly foretold. . .” (more)
The Other American Moderns: Matsura, Ishigaki, Nada, Hayakawa by ShiPu Wang is the winner of the2018 Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Book Prize
The New York Review of Books calls Escaping Wars and Waves by Olivier Kugler “Artistically masterful. . . . Sketchbooks like Kugler’s make readers feel as if they are sitting beside the artist—watching the refugees climb onto the beach of the Greek island of Kos after crossing the Aegean from Turkey, or smelling the tea sold by a vendor in an Iraqi refugee camp.”
The Wall Street Journal calls Don Quixote of la Mancha by Ilan Stavans and Roberto Weil a “rambunctious homage.”
Free Reads from Dickens Studies Annual
Are you interested in Christmas Hauntings, Victorian Spectacle, and Dickens’ Christmas Books? You’re in luck! We’ve ungated a few Dickens Studies Annual articles to read and share on JSTOR through the end of December. Check them outhere!
Journal of Africana Religions gains a new co-sponsor
The African Association for the Study of Religions (AASR) has become a co-sponsor of the Journal of Africana Religions! This new multifaceted partnership will advance the global study of Africana religions.View the full announcement here. JOAR is also co-sponsored by the Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora (ASWAD.)
The face of Pentateuch scholarship has shifted dramatically in the last forty years, resulting in a host of new, renewed, and often competing methodologies. The present study sits at the intersection of these recent interpretive trends. G. Geoffrey Harper uses insights from the fields of intertextuality, rhetorical criticism, and speech act theory to create a. . . (more)
Sepphoris was a major settlement in the Roman and Byzantine periods, with its earliest inhabitants stretching back to at least the Persian period. It has been intensively excavated by a several teams, including Duke University in the 1980s and 1990s. The present report brings to a close a series of. . . (more)
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