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“Close to the bone and out on a limb, Daniel Cruz asks what Mennonite and queer have in common. The answer is traumatic bodily memories, dissent, and dreams of just and loving relationships. Critical necessity and personal urgency compel his readings of nine authors to demonstrate that ‘Mennonitism is queer,’ and prophetic provocations speak from the intersection of these minoritized identities.”
—Julia Spicher Kasdorf, author of The Body and the Book: Writing from a Mennonite Life
“This comprehensive investigation of criminal women restores their agency and recovers the choices and strategies that were often hidden beneath official accounts of their deeds.”
—Susan Branson, author of Dangerous to Know: Women, Class and Crime in the Early Republic
“Through careful attention to an impressive array of sources, Orgelfinger offers to medieval studies and medievalism alike a not-to-be-missed book about how gender, national rivalries, temporal distance, fantasy, and historical fact enmesh over the centuries to keep the past alive in surprising new forms.”
—Jeffrey J. Cohen, author of Medieval Identity Machines
“A very welcome English translation of the Latin version that was read by Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola, and Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa. Porreca and Attrell have made the text a pleasure to read and have provided useful notes to explain everything that is obscure or exotic.”
—Charles Burnett, Professor of Arabic/Islamic Influences in Europe, Warburg Institute
Hear Picatrix coeditor Dan Attrell discuss the book on The Glitch Bottle Podcast:
“Dan Attrell (The Modern Hermeticist) is a Canadian-born intellectual historian, classicist, philosopher, psychonaut, and musician. Dan also is known online as the Modern Hermeticist, and has a blog, YouTube channel and Twitter presence under the same name. Dan shares about a new edition of the Picatrix translated with an introduction by himself and David Porreca, specifically from Latin sources. We also discuss time, platonic metaphysics, the Renaissance, language acquisition and so much more.”
CAA reviews calls Exiled in Modernity: Delacroix, Civilization, and Barbarism by David O’Brien “a timely addition to Delacroix literature at a significant moment when the great Romantic painter is once again in the limelight.”
Learn about Shakespeare’s Mediterranean in the latest issue of Mediterranean Studies.
Announcing Transportation Journal’s 2017–18 Best Paper Award Winner!
“The Impact of Out-of-Stocks and Supply Chain Design on Manufacturers: Insights from an Agent-Based Model” by Claudia Rosales (Michigan State University), Judith M. Whipple (Michigan State University), and Jennifer Blackhurst (University of Iowa) from Transportation Journal 57.2 (Spring 2018) has won the Best Paper Award.The article is free to read on JSTOR through 4 February 2019.
Each month we’re highlighting a book available through PSU Press Unlocked, an open-access initiative featuring scholarly digital books and journals in the humanities and social sciences. This month’s pick: The Indian Steps Steps and Other Pennsylvania Mountain Stories, part of our Metalmark series.
“Originally published in 1912 by the Bright Printing Company, The Indian Steps belongs to Henry Shoemaker’s robust corpus of tales and legends based on the folklore of Pennsylvania. This early Shoemaker collection of literary folklore paints a colorful picture of the natural landscape, folklore, and society of Central Pennsylvania, which Henry Shoemaker held dear. Beginning with. . . ” (more)
The Monumental Reliefs of the Elamite Highlands documents and analyzes for the first time a corpus of eighteen monumental highland reliefs from the Elamite civilization in ancient Iran, which—hitherto preserved by their remote location and anonymous existence—have recently become imperiled by an influx of tourists and the development of the surrounding landscapes. With this book, Javier Álvarez-Mon aims to. . . (more)
Compiled in honor of esteemed teacher and scholar Ben. C. Ollenburger, The Earth Is the Lord’s brings together a diverse group of scholars with specializations across the Christian canon to address creation in the Bible, God as Creator, and God’s relationship with creation.
The essays in this volume cover topics ranging from. . . (more)
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