Welcome to the March issue of Bluelines!
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“Cayley convincingly illuminates how Illich’s thought developed and how it revolves around certain central insights: complementarity, the vernacular, incarnation, and a reading of history that sees the West as a deviation from the Gospel. In so doing, Cayley reconnects Illich with the work of important contemporary social theorists—Latour, Agamben, Milbank, and others—and shows how Illich anticipated their work in many ways. This book is unique, much needed, and masterfully executed.”
—William Cavanaugh, author of Field Hospital: The Church's Engagement with a Wounded World
“Consuming Painting offers an impressive new take on the history of late nineteenth-century French art, one that makes clear for the first time the sensorial range in the historical reception of modern painting. In her reevaluation and retranslation of art criticism, combined with her highly persuasive descriptions of a range of paintings, Deutsch shows the sustained discourse of desire and disgust built into the deeply gendered metaphorics of painting as culinary consumption.”—Marnin Young, author of Realism in the Age of Impressionism: Painting and the Politics of Time
“This is a highly original study. There is no other comparative treatment of the development of art museums in the major cities of the Habsburg monarchy, and only such a study can address effectively the analytic questions about the development and functions of the art museums in a changing public sphere that are raised here.”—Gary B. Cohen, author of Education and Middle-Class Society in Imperial Austria, 1848–1918
“With an impressive diversity of both topics and authors, Rhetorics of Democracy in the Americas invites readers to consider the structural determinants as well as living habits of twenty-first-century politics. Angel, Butterworth, and Gómez demonstrate leadership in intellectual and disciplinary ways, bringing scholars together and suggesting with notable hope the future of international collaborations. This rich and deeply grounded collection courageously directs attention to the racial and class-based struggles that continue to challenge the Americas.”—E. Johanna Hartelius, editor of The Rhetorics of US Immigration: Identity, Community, Otherness
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: Reconstructing Woman.
Reconstructing Woman explores a scenario common to the works of four major French novelists of the nineteenth century: Balzac, Flaubert, Zola, and Villiers. In the texts of each author, a “new Pygmalion” (as Balzac calls one of his characters) turns away from a real woman he has loved or desired and prefers instead his artificial re-creation of her.
Master the 40: The Stories of F. Scott Fitzgerald is a podcast of The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. Each episode, a random title is drawn from a hat to explore its place in Fitzgerald’s career, in the magazines where it may have appeared, and in the overall development of the American short story. The F. Scott Fitzgerald Review is published on behalf of The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
Written by a diverse array of international scholars, the contributions to this book explore laws and legal practices in the Ur III, Old Babylonian, Middle Assyrian, and Neo-Assyrian periods in Mesopotamia, as well as in Nuzi and the Hebrew Bible.
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