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DISTRIBUTED TITLES Spring 2017

Art • Humanities • Philosophy Film & Visual Culture • Sociology • Politics & Economics Fiction • Poetry • Nature


Welcome to the Spring 2017 Catalogue from Oxbow Books We are delighted to present to you our distributed books for Spring 2017 in the subject areas of the humanities and social sciences. Covering a wide range of topics, from art, music and film, to philosophy and literature, this selection includes books from The University Press of New England and their partner presses, Mimesis International, the British Museum Press and Windgather Press. To receive email updates on new books visit our website at www.oxbowbooks.com and sign up to our email mailing list. Our Spring 2017 Archaeology and Ancient History catalogue can also be found online alongside advanced information sheets and a complete listing of our distributed publishers and their backlists.

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A New Look at the Waddesdon Bequest in the British Museum Edited by Pippa Shirley and Dora Thornton In 1898, Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bequeathed to the British Museum a collection of nearly 300 objects to be known as the Waddesdon Bequest. The Bequest contains some of the most beautiful examples of medieval and Renaissance craftsmanship, including jewellery, silver plate, and microcarvings in boxwood. This book presents these findings and positions the Waddesdon Bequest within a wider intellectual and historical context.

ART & ANTIQUES

A ROTHSCHILD RENAISSANCE

British Museum Press • 9780861592128 • Paperback 200 pages • June 2017 • 230 illus. • £40.00 • British Museum Research Publication series

SACRED AND SECULAR IN VENETIAN ART FROM PAOLO DA VENEZIA TO TITIAN By Rona Goffen The twenty papers published here include several which have previously appeared only in Italian. The essays deal with a broad range of subjects including Paolo da Venezia’s altarpiece for San Marco, Giovanni Bellini’s religious and secular works, portraits by such masters as Carpaccio and Lotto, and Madonna paintings and nudes by Titian.

Pindar Press • 9781899828944 • Hardback 560 pages • June 2017 • 343 illus. • £150.00

HORACE VERNET AND THE THRESHOLDS OF NINETEENTHCENTURY VISUAL CULTURE Edited by Daniel Harkett and Katie Hornstein This collection reconsiders the life and work of Emile Jean-Horace Vernet (1789–1863), presenting him as a crucial figure for understanding the visual culture of modernity. The book shows that Vernet was a multifaceted artist who moved with ease across the thresholds of genre and media to cultivate an image of himself as the embodiment of modern France.

9781512600414 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600421 • Paperback • £33.00

Dartmouth College Press • 280 pages • April 2017 • 40 illus. Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture

AS WE SEE IT

The Collection of Gail and Ernst von Metzsch Edited by Arthur Dion and By Min Jung Kim, Gail von Metzsch, Ernst von Metzsch and Katherine French Since their 1983 marriage, Ernst and Gail von Metzsch have developed a relaxed and unselfconscious art-collecting partnership. Sparked by the 2016 exhibition of works from their collection at the New Britain Museum of American Art, this volume presents 121 of the paintings they treasure most, along with their reminiscences about the artists who made them and the evolution of their collecting taste. New Britain Museum of American Art • 9780997669107 • Hardback 172 pages • November 2016 • 123 illus. • £25.00

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ART & ANTIQUES

CERAMICS IN AMERICA 2016 Edited by Robert Hunter A diverse range of essays, new discoveries, and book reviews on the latest research of interest to ceramics scholars. Now in its sixteenth year of publication, Ceramics in America is considered the journal of record for historical ceramics scholarship in the American context and is intended for collectors, historical archaeologists, curators, decorative arts students, social historians, and contemporary potters.

Chipstone Foundation • 9780982772287 • Hardback 232 pages • January 2017 • 280 colour illus. • £54.00 • Ceramics in America Annual

BEAUPORT

The Sleeper McCann House By Nancy Curtis and Richard C. Nylander Beauport is the tantalising personal statement of interior designer Henry Davis Sleeper. Built as a summer home, each room presents a theme that showcases Sleeper’s amazing collection of thousands of decorative arts objects. This dazzling book of photographs and text offers an intriguing window on decorative art traditions of the past.

Historic New England • 9780879238766 • Paperback 112 pages • March 1990 • 102 illus. (81 colour). End-paper illus. • £25.00

WINDOWS ON THE PAST

Four Centuries of New England Homes By Jane C. Nylander, Diane L. Viera and David Bohl With new and richly illustrated chapters, Windows on the Past will take you on a tour of four centuries of home building, with fascinating interiors and furnishings; family ties to a wide variety of homes; advances in cooking, heating, plumbing, and lighting; the evolution of dining rituals, and classic landscapes, flower and kitchen gardens, and working farms.

Historic New England • 9780615298139 • Hardback 240 pages • January 2010 • £37.00

CHERISHED POSSESSIONS A New England Legacy By Nancy Carlisle

This work marks a new direction in the study of decorative arts and belongs in every collector’s library. In a lively and readable text Nancy Carlisle, a nationally recognised expert in the study of American material culture, offers poignant stories of both famous and forgotten players in New England’s story. She presents more than 175 visually stunning objects, examines their roles as beloved treasures in peoples’ lives, and shows how they give us a nuanced perspective on the past. Historic New England • 9780970639486 • Hardback 448 pages • August 2006 • £41.00

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Artist, Musician, Framemaker, 1891–1961 By Albert D. Quigley Albert Duvall Quigley spent most of his life painting the people and landscapes of the Monadnock region. A self-taught musician, he built and repaired fiddles, wrote dance tunes, and played at local dances. He also made frames known for their beautiful workmanship and originality, and prized by many Monadnock artists. This catalogue has been compiled for an exhibition that will open at the Historical Society of Cheshire County (NH) in May 2017.

ART & ANTIQUES

ALBERT DUVALL QUIGLEY

Bauhan Publishing • 9780872332423 • Paperback 192 pages • June 2017 • 180 illus. • £25.00

WALLPAPER IN NEW ENGLAND

Selections from the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities By Richard C. Nylander, Elizabeth Redmond and Penny J. Sander A publication highlighting Historic New England’s collection of historic wallpapers, this volume contains essays on the use and manufacture of wallpaper in New England. A catalogue section features seventy-nine entries that discuss three hundred and thirty-six wallpapers and borders. Captions provide information such as name, date and place of manufacture, identifying marks, print techniques, colours, measurements, and type of paper stock. Historic New England • 9781584650690 • Paperback 293 pages • December 1986 • 327 illus. (52 colour) 2 figs. • £25.00

SARGENT TO BASQUIAT

University of Vermont Alumni Collections By Anthony E. Grudin, Alexander Nemerov, Charles Russell, Thomas Sullivan and Janie Cohen On the occasion of the University of Vermont’s 225th anniversary, the Fleming Museum of Art presents an exhibition and accompanying catalogue featuring works from the outstanding art collections of the University’s alumni. Highlights include painting, sculpture and works on paper by a wide range of artists, as well as prints and photographs, essays and other short contributions. Robert Hull Fleming Museum • 9780934658140 • Hardback 172 pages • October 2016 • 54 colour illus. • £29.00

FROM POINT TO PIXEL

A Genealogy of Digital Aesthetics By Meredith Anne Hoy In this fiercely ambitious study, Meredith Anne Hoy seeks to reestablish the very definitions of digital art and aesthetics in art history. Through a series of case studies, Hoy questions the separation between analogue and digital art and finds that while there may be sensual and experiential differences, they fall within the same technological categories.

9781512600216 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600223 • Paperback • £33.00

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Dartmouth College Press • 264 pages • February 2017 • 20 illus. Interfaces: Studies in Visual Culture

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MUSIC

THEORIZING SOUND WRITING Edited by Deborah Kapchan The study of listening – aurality – and its relation to writing is the subject of this eclectic edited volume. It explores the relationship between sound, theory, language, and inscription. This volume contains an impressive lineup of scholars from anthropology, ethnomusicology, musicology, performance, and sound studies. The contributors write about sound in their ongoing work, while also making an intervention into the ethics of academic knowledge.

9780819576644 • Hardback • £74.00 9780819576651 • Paperback • £24.00

Wesleyan University Press • 336 pages • April 2017 • 23 illus.

THE DECIBEL DIARIES

A Journey through Rock in 50 Concerts By Carter Alan Carter Alan, longtime DJ and music director, chronicles a lifetime in rock with a tour through fifty concerts that were defining moments. For each event Alan shows us what it was like to be there and how it fitted into the artist’s career, the artist’s place in music, and the music’s place in the wider world.

University Press of New England • 9781611687927 • Paperback 328 pages • May 2017 • 50 illus. • £17.00

MAGIC CITY NIGHTS

Birmingham’s Rock ’n’ Roll Years By Andre Millard This exploration of rock ’n’ roll music and culture in Birmingham, Alabama, is based on the oral histories of musicians, their fans and professionals. Collected over a twenty-year period, their stories describe the coming of rock ’n’ roll in the 1950s, the rise of the garage bands in the 1960s, of southern rock in the 1970s, and of alternative music in the 1980s and 1990s. “With a wealth of recollections and insights from the musicians themselves, Magic City Nights is an engaging work that uncovers an important part of American musical history.” – Charles L. Hughes 9780819576972 • Hardback • £74.00 9780819576989 • Paperback • £24.00

Wesleyan University Press • 328 pages • May 2017

I GOT A SONG

A History of the Newport Folk Festival By Rick Massimo This volume documents the trajectory of an American musical institution that began more than a half-century ago and continues to influence our understanding of folk music today. Rick Massimo’s research is complemented by extensive interviews with the people who were there and who made it all happen: the festival’s producers, some of its biggest stars, and people who huddled in the fields.

9780819577023 • Hardback • £66.00 9780819577030 • Paperback • £21.00

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Wesleyan University Press • 248 pages • June 2017 • 20 illus.

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American Science Fiction Film, 1950–1982 By Bradley Schauer A cultural and economic history of science fiction cinema, from B-movies to blockbusters. When the science fiction film genre first emerged in the 1950s, it was represented largely by exploitation horror films – lurid, culturally disreputable, and appealing to a niche audience of children and sci-fi buffs. How did the genre evolve from B-movie to blockbuster? This volume charts the historical trajectory of American science fiction cinema, drawing on primary sources such as internal studio documents, promotional materials, and film reviews to explain the process of cultural, aesthetic, and economic legitimation that occurred between the 1950s and 1980s. 9780819576583 • Hardback • £66.00 9780819576590 • Paperback • £22.00

Wesleyan University Press • 264 pages • February 2017 • 25 illus Wesleyan Film

SHIFTING LAYERS

New Perspectives in Media Archaeology across Digital Media and Audiovisual Arts Edited by Miriam De Rosa and Ludovica Fales

FILM, TELEVISION & VISUAL CULTURE

ESCAPE VELOCITY

Aims to focus on the potentiality of media archaeology to open up new areas of inquiry. This volume proposes an overview of the possible research perspectives stemming from the archaeological methods applied to the study of digital audiovisual media and arts. This book offers a wide collection of chapters tackling, through innovative contributions of young scholars and practitioners, the challenges posed by digitisation in terms of research methods in the realm of Film and Media Studies; new epistemological tools to study cinematic and new media forms, new practice-based perspectives to understand digital cinema and audiovisual arts. Mimesis International • 9788869770258 • Paperback 195 pages • March 2017 • £12.00

CINÉMA&CIE. INTERNATIONAL FILM STUDIES JOURNAL VOL. XV, NO. 26 SPRING 2016

Post-what? Post-when? Thinking Moving Images Beyond the Post-Medium/Post-Cinema Condition Edited by Miriam De Rosa and Vinzenz Hediger Envisages the next steps of film theory in the realm of post-cinema media. This volume attempts to provide a set of perspectives that stem from theory, close analysis, pragmatics (spectatorship) and technical protocols and production (preservation, as well as colour design, editing) in order to offer a toolkit to think moving images beyond the post-medium/post-cinema condition.

Mimesis International • 9788869770555 • Paperback 124 pages • April 2017 • 10 illus. • £12.00

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FILM, TELEVISION & VISUAL CULTURE

CATHOLICISM AND CINEMA

Between Sexual and Devotional Excitement By Tomaso Subini and Della Maggiore Gianluca The book addresses the Catholic Church’s cinema-related activity, focusing on the Italian case between the 1930s and the 1960s, when the publication of the encyclical Vigilanti Cura (1936), in which Pope Pius XI invited Catholics to influence film production not just through censorship, but also by becoming directly involved in the field of cinema, led to the polarisation of the Church’s approach to cinema.

Mimesis International • 9788869770760 • Paperback February 2017 • £10.00 • 120 pages • Italian Frame

THE BAD MAESTRO

Tinto Brass and the Eroticisation of (Film) History By Alberto Zambenedetti Often referred to as a master of erotica, Venetian director Tinto Brass is a deeply political man who has made no mystery of his anarchic inclinations. The focus of this book are the films that return to the events of World War II, beginning with his nazisploitation milestone Salon Kitty (1976) and ending with his 2003 “return to form” Senso ’45.

Mimesis International • 9788869770845 • Paperback June 2017 • £8.00 • 80 pages • Italian Frame

THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS By Alan O’Leary Commissioned by Algerians and made by Italians, with dialogue in Arabic and French, The Battle of Algiers (Gillo Pontecorvo, 1966) is a classic of political cinema. It is one of the most discussed films in the history of cinema, but scholarship has tended to festishize its ‘realism’: this book presents The Battle of Algiers instead as a ‘birth of a nation’ melodrama.

Mimesis International • 9788869770791 • Paperback 120 pages • January 2017 • £10.00 • Italian Frame

REMEMBERING REDIFFUSION IN MALTA A history without future? By Toni Sant

Rediffusion started operating a cable radio relay service in Malta in 1935. Over the following decades the company lead the development of broadcasting in the country, introducing regular Maltese language programmes in the years immediately after World War II and television in the early 1960s. This volume offers an initial critical analysis of the unprocessed archival resources that have accidentally survived over the years.

Midsea Books • 9789993275688 • Paperback 256 pages • May 2016 • b/w illus. • £17.00

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A Life in Scenes By Philip Baruth

Having vaulted to a position in the United States Senate at the age of thirty-four, Patrick Leahy now claims the longest tenure of any member of that institution still serving. Few recent American lawmakers have watched history unfold at such close range; fewer still have influenced it so powerfully. Here, Philip Baruth brings a thriller-like intensity to the most spectacular of those scenes.

AMERICAN HISTORY

SENATOR LEAHY

University Press of New England • 9781512600568 • Hardback 344 pages • June 2017 • 19 illus. • £29.00

A CRITICAL HISTORY OF THE NEW AMERICAN STUDIES, 1970–1990 By Günter H. Lenz and Edited by Reinhard Isensee, Klaus Milich, Donald E. Pease and John Carlos Rowe Starting in 2005, Günter H. Lenz began preparing a book-length exploration of the transformation of the field of American Studies in the crucial years between 1970 and 1990. Lenz’s friends and colleagues, now his editors, present here his final backward glance at a critical period in American Studies and the birth of the Transnational.

9781512600025 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600032 • Paperback • £33.00

Dartmouth College Press • 248 pages • January 2017 Re-Mapping the Transnational

SEVEN MILLION

A Cop, a Priest, a Soldier for the IRA, and the Still-Unsolved Rochester Brink’s Heist By Gary Craig Seven Million is a meticulous re-creation of a complicated heist executed by a variegated and unsavory crew, and of its many repercussions. Some of the suspects are now dead, some went to jail; none of them are talking about the robbery or what really happened. And the money? Only a fraction was recovered, meaning that most of the $7 million is still out there somewhere. University Press of New England • 9781611688917 • Paperback 296 pages • June 2017 • 24 illus. • £17.00

MAXIMUM HARM

The Tsarnaev Brothers, the FBI, and the Road to the Marathon Bombing By Michele R. McPhee Veteran investigative journalist Michele R. McPhee unravels the complex story behind the public facts of the Boston Marathon bombing. She examines the bombers’ roots in Dagestan and Chechnya, their struggle to assimilate in America, and their growing hatred of the United States. McPhee untangles the many threads of circumstance, coincidence, collusion, motive, and opportunity that resulted in the deadly Boston Marathon bombing.

University Press of New England • 9781611688498 • Hardback 320 pages • May 2017 • 34 illus. • £25.00

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JEWISH STUDIES

JEWISH FAMILIES IN EUROPE, 1939–PRESENT History, Representation, and Memory Edited by Joanna Beata Michlic

Examining World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath through the lens of Central and Eastern European Jewish families. This book offers perspectives on how World War II, the Holocaust, and their aftermath affected Jewish families and Jewish communities. Focusing on Eastern and Central Europe, themes explored include: how Jewish parents handled the Nazi threat; rescue and resistance within the Jewish family unit; the transformation of gender roles under duress; youth’s wartime and early postwar experiences; postwar reconstruction of the Jewish family; rehabilitation of Jewish children and youth, and the role of Zionism in shaping the present and future of young survivors. 9781512600094 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600100 • Paperback • £33.00

Brandeis University Press • 304 pages • February 2017 HBI Series on Jewish Women

INSIDE THE ANTISEMITIC MIND

The Language of Jew-Hatred in Contemporary Germany By Monika Schwarz-Friesel and Jehuda Reinharz Exploring expressions of antisemitism in Germany today. Antisemitism never disappeared in Europe. In fact, there is substantial evidence that it is again on the rise, manifest in violent acts against Jews in some quarters, but more commonly noticeable in everyday discourse in mainstream European society. This innovative empirical study examines written examples of antisemitism in contemporary Germany. It demonstrates that hostility against Jews is not just a right-wing phenomenon or a phenomenon among the uneducated, but is manifest among all social classes, including intellectuals.

Brandeis University Press • 408 pages • February 2017 • 2 tables The Tauber Institute Series for the Study of European Jewry

9781611689839 • Hardback • £79.00 9781611689846 • Paperback • £33.00

ORIENTAL NEIGHBORS

Middle Eastern Jews and Arabs in Mandatory Palestine By Abigail Jacobson and Moshe Naor A fresh look at Jewish-Arab relations in Palestine under the British Mandate. Focusing on Oriental Jews and their relations with their Arab neighbors in Mandatory Palestine, this book analyses the meaning of the hybrid ArabJewish identity that existed among Oriental Jews, and discusses their unique role as political, social, and cultural mediators between Jews and Arabs. Integrating Mandatory Palestine and its inhabitants into the contemporary Semitic-Levantine surroundings, Oriental Neighbors illuminates broad areas of cooperation and coexistence, which coincided with conflict and friction, between Oriental and Sephardi Jews and their Arab neighbors. 9781512600056 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600063 • Paperback • £29.00

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Brandeis University Press • 288 pages • January 2017 The Schusterman Series in Israel Studies

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Edited by Carmelina Concilio Investigates the multiple interactions between literary works and images with a comparative approach. This publication investigates the multiple interactions between the written word and images. Fiction, poetry, essays, films, photography and the fine arts are studied with a comparative approach. The interrelationship between word and image is analysed according to the various types of occurrences, from imagology (stereotypical images, orientalism, exoticism) and symbolic constructs to adaptations and mixed-media works. The volume also touches on the digital world, including e-archives, blogs, and web- and twitter-literature.

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

WORD AND IMAGE IN LITERATURE AND THE FIGURATIVE ART

Mimesis International • 9788869770838 • Paperback 130 pages • March 2017 • £10.00

CELESTIAL EMPIRE

The Emergence of Chinese Science Fiction By Nathaniel Isaacson Explores how colonialism profoundly influenced the emergence of Chinese science fiction. Challenging assumptions about science fiction’s Western origins, Nathaniel Isaacson traces the development of the genre in China, from the late Qing Dynasty through the New Culture Movement. Through careful examination of a wide range of visual and print media – including historical accounts of the institutionalisation of science, pictorial representations of technological innovations, and a number of novels and short stories – Isaacson makes a case for understanding Chinese science fiction as a product of colonial modernity.

9780819576675 • Hardback • £66.00 9780819576682 • Paperback • £21.00

Wesleyan University Press • 240 pages • March 2017 • 8 illus. Early Classics of Science Fiction

SCIENCE FICTION AND THE MASS CULTURAL GENRE SYSTEM By John Rieder A fresh approach to the history and shape of science fiction. John Rieder asks literary scholars to consider what shape literary history takes when based on a historical, rather than formalist, genre theory. Rieder starts from the premise that science fiction and the other genres usually associated with so-called genre fiction comprise a system of genres entirely distinct from the pre-existing classical and academic genre. Although the careful reading of individual texts forms an important part of this study, the systemic approach provides a fundamental challenge to literary methodologies that foreground individual innovation.

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Wesleyan University Press • 216 pages • April 2017 • 2 illus.

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LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

ENEMIES OF ALL HUMANKIND Fictions of Legitimate Violence By Sonja Schillings

Explores the legal justifications and narrative of state-sanctioned violence in U.S. history. Sonja Schillings argues that the legal fiction designating certain persons as enemies of all humankind does more than characterise them as inherently hostile: it supplies a narrative basis for legitimating violence in the name of the state. The book draws attention to a century-old narrative pattern that not only underlies the legal category of enemies of the people, but more generally informs interpretations of imperial expansion, protest against structural oppression, and the transformation of institutions as “legitimate” interventions on behalf of civilised society. 9781512600155 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600162 • Paperback • £33.00

Dartmouth College Press • 304 pages • January 2017 Re-Mapping the Transnational

IN THE NAME OF THE MOTHER

Italian Americans, African Americans, and Modernity from Booker T. Washington to Bruce Springsteen By Samuele F. S. Pardini A bracingly original dialogue on modernity, class, and difference in 20th century America. Examines the cultural relationship between African American intellectuals and Italian American writers and artists, and how it relates to American blackness in the twentieth century. Samuele Pardini links African American literature to the Mediterranean tradition of the Italian immigrants and examines both against the white intellectual discourse that defines modernism in the West. This previously unexamined encounter offers a hybrid, transnational model of modernity capable of producing democratic forms of aesthetics, social consciousness, and political economy. Dartmouth College Press • 296 pages • February 2017 • 10 illus. Re-Mapping the Transnational

9781512600186 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600193 • Paperback • £33.00

TRANSATLANTIC CONVERSATIONS

Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World Edited by Beth L. Lueck, Sirpa Salenius and Nancy Lusignan Schultz Interactions of 19th century American women as writers and activists in Europe and the Caribbean. This essay collection offers fresh perspective on the active involvement of American women authors in the nineteenth-century transatlantic world. Internationally diverse contributors explore topics ranging from women’s social and political mobility to their authorship and activism. While some essays focus on such well-known writers as Margaret Fuller, Catharine Maria Sedgwick, Harriet Beecher Stowe, George Eliot, and Louisa May Alcott, other, lesserknown authors are also included, such as E. D. E. N. Southworth, Elizabeth Stuart Phelps, Elizabeth Peabody, Jeannette Hart, and Laura Richards. 9781512600261 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600278 • Paperback • £37.00

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University of New Hampshire Press • 320 pages • January 2017 Becoming Modern: New Nineteenth-Century Studies

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Reflections on How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier By Joni B. Cole A practical, humorous guide to improving your writing and your life. Acclaimed author Joni B. Cole shows readers how to make the writing process not only more productive, but less maddening, more inviting, and even joyful, at least a good part of the time. She explains how sharing early drafts is “good naked” – you’re exposing your creative process in all its glory. Through a mix of engaging stories and practical wisdom, all delivered with sheer good humour, Cole addresses the most common challenges writers confront and offers disarmingly simple but effective solutions.

LANGUAGE & LITERATURE

GOOD NAKED

University Press of New England • 9781611689112 • Paperback 232 pages • May 2017 • £17.00

HEMISPHERIC IMAGINATIONS

North American Fictions of Latin America By Helmbrecht Breinig An extensive study of fictional representations of Latin America in North American literature. What image of Latin America have North American fiction writers created, found, or echoed, and how has the prevailing discourse about the region shaped their work? How have their writings contributed to the discursive construction of our southern neighbours, and how has the literature undermined this construction and added layers of complexity that subvert any approach based on stereotypes? Combining American Studies, Canadian Studies, Latin American Studies, and Cultural Theory, Breinig relies on long scholarly experience to answer these and other questions. Dartmouth College Press • 400 pages • January 2017 Re-Mapping the Transnational

9781611689723 • Hardback • £79.00 9781611689907 • Paperback • £37.00

WRITERS WHO LOVE TOO MUCH

New Narrative Writing 1977–1997 Edited by Dodie Bellamy and Kevin Killian Explores the reformation of narrative writing in America from 1977–1997. In the twenty years that followed America’s bicentennial, narrative writing was re-formed, reflecting new political and sexual realities. With the publication of this anthology, the New Narrative era bounds back to life, ripe with dramatic propulsion and infused with the twin strains of poetry and Continental theory. Arranged chronologically, the reader will discover classic texts of New Narrative from Bob Gluck to Kathy Acker, and rare materials including period interviews, reviews, essays, and talks combined to form a new map of late twentiethcentury creative rebellion. Nightboat Books • 9781937658656 • Paperback 600 pages • May 2017 • £21.00

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HOW TO LEARN?

Nippon/Japan as Object, Nippon/Japan as Method Edited by Enrico Fongaro and Akihiro Ozaki A multidisciplinary and intercultural approach to Japanese Studies. How to learn in a time of globalisation? And in particular: how to learn if the research “object” is a non-European culture, such as a Japanese one? What are the methodologies appropriate for working in the field “Nippon/Japan” in a “double-direction”, from West to East and from East to West? Based on an interdisciplinary and intercultural approach, specialists from Europe and Japan analyse topics focusing on History, Philosophy, Aesthetics, Literature, Linguistics, Sociology, Economics and Religious Studies.

Mimesis International • 9788869770524 • Paperback 200 pages • January 2017 • £13.00

LINGUISTIC AND DISCURSIVE ASPECTS OF TRANSLATION CRITICISM

The Italian Translations of Joseph Conrad’s The Secret Sharer By Daniel Russo Tests a model of metalanguage for critical discussion about translations as texts. This study is led by the overarching idea that a precise metalanguage should be required when intending to critically talk about translations as texts. Due to the lack of communication between the translation industry and academic research, notions heralded by Translation Studies are regarded as “too technical” by professionals. On the other hand, scholars sometimes fail to make their findings accessible to whole community of practitioners. This book intends to provide a practical, flexible and accurate model to be used when discussing translations. Mimesis International • 9788869770777 • Paperback 180 pages • April 2017 • £14.00

IN SEARCH OF SILENCE

The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume I, 1957–1969 By Samuel R. Delany and Edited by Kenneth R. James The private journals of renowned novelist and critic Samuel R. Delany. For fifty years Samuel Delany has cultivated a special relationship with language in works of fiction, criticism, and memoir that have garnered critical praise and legions of fans. This volume presents over a decade’s worth of Delany’s private journals, commencing in 1957 when he was still a student at the Bronx High School of Science, and ending in 1969 when he was living in San Francisco and on the verge of reconceiving the novel that would become Dhalgren.

Wesleyan University Press • 9780819570895 • Hardback 512 pages • January 2017 • £33.00 • 25 illus. • The Journals of Samuel R. Delany

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Edited by Luca Taddio and Kevin William Molìn A collection of writings offering multiple perspectives on the question of realism. This is a collection of writings, each offering their own novel perspective regarding the question of realism. It offers a contribution to some of the many discussions on the subject without entirely departing from the “old” realism and without treating its object of study as something that can be created ex nihilo. It is based on the broadly shared conviction that a certain historicism cannot be left out of the picture if we are to reposition realism.

PHILOSOPHY & RELIGION

NEW PERSPECTIVES ON REALISM

Mimesis International • 9788869770272 • Paperback 236 pages • January 2017 • £14.00

EXILES AND EXPATRIATES IN THE HISTORY OF KNOWLEDGE, 1500–2000 By Peter Burke Examining the impact of intellectual diasporas. In this wide-ranging consideration of intellectual diasporas, historian Peter Burke questions what distinctive contribution to knowledge exiles and expatriates have made. The answer may be summed up in one word: deprovincialisation. This timely appraisal is brimming with anecdotes and fascinating findings about the intellectual assets that exiles and immigrants bring to their new country, even in the shadow of personal loss.

Brandeis University Press • 280 pages • April 2017 The Menahem Stern Jerusalem Lectures

9781512600384 • Paperback • £33.00 9781512600322 • Hardback • £79.00

SABBATIAN HERESY

Writings on Mysticism, Messianism, and the Origins of Jewish Modernity Edited by Pawel Maciejko Key writings on Sabbatianism and its legacy and afterlife in Jewish culture, memory, and religion. This volume provides a selection of the most original and influential texts composed by Sabbatai Tsevi and his followers, complemented by fragments of the works of their rabbinic opponents and contemporary observers and some literary works inspired by Sabbatianism. An introduction and annotations by Pawe Maciejko provide historical, political, and social context for the documents.

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THE COMPASS AND THE COUCH By Mariano Horenstein Explores the idea of space and its implication in the theory and practice of psychoanalysis. The book explores the core of the subject implied in a series like Geographies of Psychoanalysis, from different point of views: that is, the idea of “place”. The idea of space, and its implications in the theory and practice of Psychoanalysis, are explored from different angles: topology, architecture, geography, archaeology.

Mimesis International • 9788869770852 • Paperback 120 pages • June 2017 • £10.00 • Geographies of Psychoanalysis

REPRESENTING THE OTHER AND INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCIES IN A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE XVIth–XXth Centuries Edited by Niccolò Guasti

Examines the history of the multicultural approach to ‘otherness’. The cohabitation of different cultures and the rise of new cultural and social clashes in more or less wide contexts (Nation-States, Macro-areas, Civilisations) has pushed human sciences to examine themselves, through an interdisciplinary point of view, and to develop new categories in order to define the Other. Since the development of a multicultural approach to the otherness was born in Early Modern culture, the book researches this historical process, beginning from the specific point of view developed by Jesuits between 17th and 18th centuries. Mimesis International • 9788869770821 • Paperback 135 pages • March 2017 • £12.00

GRAMSCI ON RELIGION Text and Context Edited by Cosimo Zene

Wide-ranging presentation and analysis of Gramsci’s writings on religion. This edited volume aims to provide a wide-ranging presentation and analysis of Gramsci’s writings on religion for the Anglophone world. While some articles concentrate mainly on the Prison Notebooks, others also refer to Gramsci’s pre-prison writings, thus offering a broad contribution of his thought on the subject. Three of the ten articles are purposely dedicated to a discussion of Gramsci’s theories on religion as applied to the specific contexts of Africa, Latin America and Asia/India, thus highlighting the diverse relevance of his concepts. Mimesis International • 9788869770784 • Paperback 240 pages • February 2017 • £15.00 • SOAS Study in Religions Series (SIRS)

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By Frederik Nielsen and translated by Torben Hutchings Famine moves a Greenlandic family into a new settlement in the 1850’s. Tuumarsi is a realistic depiction of the struggle for survival in the 1850s. A famine causes a family to pick up and relocate to fairer hunting grounds, and the joys and tragedies of pre-Christian times are explored through their experiences. The psyche and humour of the people is reflected through Nielsen’s own experiences with them.

ANTHROPOLOGY & CULTURE

TUUMARSI

International Polar Institute • 9780996193832 • Paperback 128 pages • January 2017 • £17.00

THE FOOD AND COOKERY OF MALTA AND GOZO By Helen Caruana Galizia Examines traditions and new trends in Maltese cuisine, along with their ensuing ecological issues. This volume is not simply ‘another’ cookery book of Maltese dishes, but also a vivid description of the rapid changes in nutrition and food fashions. Touching on traditional Maltese dishes that valued meat-eating, and which Maltese migrants took with them, it also does not shy away from more recent trends and developments, including vegetarian recipes. The impact of food trends is also considered in discussions on the transport and exploitation of certain resources.

Midsea Books • 9789993275572 • Paperback 320 pages • June 2016 • £19.50 • colour illus.

ON CULTURE

Mapping Valletta 2018 Edited by Vicki-Ann Cremona Presents a multidisciplinary perspective on the use of cultural spaces for different types of cultural interactions. A policy document that studies the use of space – public, private and communal – for cultural activity and expression is of primary importance to any city that aspires to engage its citizens in processes of civic and artistic creativity. This collection of essays presents a multidisciplinary perspective on these issues, exploring the use of cultural spaces for different types of cultural interaction. This analysis is carried out in light of the Malta’s ever-changing cultural sector, both in terms of cultural infrastructure and cultural policy.

Midsea Books • 9789993275640 • Paperback 120 pages • June 2016 • £19.50 • full colour throughout

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SOCIOLOGY & SOCIAL WORK

SITUATIONS AND ATMOSPHERES IN ORGANIZATIONS A (new) phenomenology of being-in-the-organization By Christian Julmi

Social life in organisations significantly relies on situations and atmospheres. Despite the high practical relevance, so far no attempts have been made to theoretically capture situations and atmospheres in organisations in a systematic manner. Against this background, this book examines social dynamics in formation of situations and atmospheres. Theoretically, it is primarily based on the phenomenological works of Hermann Schmitz and Guido Rappe. Mimesis International • 9788869770814 • Paperback 140 pages • March 2017 • £12.00 • Atmospheric Spaces

EMPOWERMENT SKILLS FOR FAMILY WORKERS: INSTRUCTOR’S MANUAL

The Comprehensive Curriculum of the National Family Development Credential Program By Claire Forest 90 hours of experiential activities to develop workers’ skills in helping families set and reach goals based on their strengths.

Family Development Press • 9780997377514 • Paperback 524 pages • September 2015 • 3 illus. • £54.00

EMPOWERMENT SKILLS FOR FAMILY WORKERS: PORTFOLIO ADVISOR’S MANUAL

The Comprehensive Curriculum of the National Family Development Credential Program By Claire Forest Helps advisors guide worker as they practice skills and prepare credentialing portfolio; contains all portfolio forms and handouts.

Family Development Press • 9780997377521 • Paperback 104 pages • April 2015 • £33.00

EMPOWERMENT SKILLS FOR FAMILY WORKERS

The Comprehensive Curriculum of the National Family Development Credential Program: A Worker Handbook By Claire Forest The worker handbook, highly readable, including questions and activities to extend learning.

Family Development Press • 9780997377507 • Paperback 286 pages • April 2015 • 21 illus. • £54.00

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Women, Mediation, and Religious Arbitration Edited by Samia Bano

How mediation and religious dispute-resolution mechanisms operate within diverse communities. This volume offers insights into how women’s autonomy and personal decisionmaking capabilities are expressed via multiple formal and non-formal disputeresolution mechanisms, and as part of their social and legal lived realities. It analyses the specific ways in which both mediation and religious arbitration take shape in contemporary and comparative family law across jurisdictions. Demarcating lines between contemporary family mediation and new forms of religious arbitration, Bano illuminates the complexities of these processes across multiple national contexts. 9781512600346 • Hardback • £79.00 9781512600353 • Paperback • £37.00

Brandeis University Press •304 pages • June 2017 Brandeis Series on Gender, Culture, Religion, and Law

POLITICS, ECONOMICS & LAW

GENDER AND JUSTICE IN FAMILY LAW DISPUTES

ESCAPE FROM DANNEMORA

Richard Matt, David Sweat, and the Great Adirondack Manhunt By Michael Benson The complete story of the prison break and manhunt that kept America spellbound. It was one of the biggest crime stories of the decade – two deadly killers, desperate and on the run. After months of planning, Ricky Matt and David Sweat cut, chopped, coerced, and connived their way out of a maximumsecurity prison in upstate New York and managed to elude police for three weeks. This volume examines the escape, and ends with a close look at the Clinton Correctional Facility in Dannemora, now under investigation for charges of drug trafficking and brutality.

University Press of New England • 9781611689761 • Paperback 256 pages • May 2017 • £17.00 • 28 illus.

THE ART OF GOVERNING By Judd Gregg An essential read for anyone with an interest in the demands of leadership in America. The complex art of governing is explored through Judd Gregg’s words of wisdom, developed during more than thirty years in politics. Gregg covers everything from the essentials of defining your political identity when first setting out to govern, to what you can hope to find when you look back on your political career. He offers guidance on communicating and engaging with the public and opponents, as well as for navigating the sometimes-thorny relationships with lobbyists and special interest groups.

Flat Rock Books • 9780997580105 • Paperback 68 pages • August 2016 • £8.00

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POLITICS, ECONOMICS & LAW

THE CONNECTICUT PRISON ASSOCIATION AND THE SEARCH FOR REFORMATORY JUSTICE By Gordon S. Bates Examines the role of the Connecticut Prison Association in the state’s criminal justice system. Now organised under the name Community Partners in Action (CPA), the Connecticut Prison Association was formed to ameliorate the conditions of criminal defendants and people in prison, improve the discipline and administration of local jails and state prisons, and furnish assistance and encouragement to people returning to their communities after incarceration. This volume offers a detailed history of this and similar voluntary associations and their role in fostering a rehabilitative, rather than a retributive, approach to criminal justice. Wesleyan University Press • 9780819576767 • Hardback 22 illus. • 560 pages • February 2017 • £31.00 • The Driftless Connecticut Series & Garnet Books

JEWISH JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT From Brandeis to Kagan By David G. Dalin

The first history of the eight Jewish Supreme Court Justices. Jewish Justices of the Supreme Court examines the lives, legal careers, and legacies of the eight Jews who have served or who currently serve as justices of the U.S. Supreme Court. David Dalin discusses the relationship that these Jewish justices have had with the presidents who appointed them, and investigates the antisemitism encountered in their ascent within the legal profession before their appointment, as well as the role that antisemitism played in the attendant political debates and Senate confirmation battles.

Brandeis University Press • 9781611682380 • Hardback 384 pages • May 2017 • £29.00 • 24 illus. • Brandeis Series in American Jewish History, Culture, and Life

LEGALIZING PLURAL MARRIAGE The Next Frontier in Family Law By Mark Goldfeder

Offers a legal and historical context for reforming family law and legalizing plural marriage. Polygamous marriages are currently recognised in nearly fifty countries worldwide. Although Mark Goldfeder does not argue the right or wrong of plural marriage, he maintains that polygamy is the next step – after same-sex marriage – in the development of U.S. family law. Providing a road map to show how such legalisation could be handled, he explores the legislative and administrative arguments which demonstrate that plural marriage is not as farfetched – or as far off – as we might think.

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How and Why Smart Cities Are Passing on the Torch By Chris Dempsey and Andrew Zimbalist

SPORTS

NO BOSTON OLYMPICS

A play-by-play account of how No Boston Olympics rallied to reject an Olympic bid. In 2013 and 2014, some of Massachusetts’ wealthiest and most powerful individuals hatched an audacious plan to bring the 2024 Summer Olympics to Boston. Boston’s Olympic boosters promised political leaders, taxpayers, and the media that the Games would deliver incalculable benefits and require little financial support from the public. They only grudgingly admitted, when pressed, that their plan called for billions of dollars in construction. The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) chose Boston 2024’s bid in January 2015 and for a time it seemed inevitable that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) would award the Games to Boston 2024. This is the story of how an ad hoc, underfunded group of diverse and engaged citizens joined together to challenge and ultimately derail Boston’s boosters, the USOC, and the IOC.

University Press of New England • 9781512600582 • Hardback 232 pages • June 2017 • £23.00 • 9 illus., 2 graphs, 4 tables

HOT HANDS, DRAFT HYPE, AND DIMAGGIO’S STREAK

Debunking America’s Favorite Sports Myths By Sheldon Hirsch Proof that everything you thought you knew about sports is wrong. In sports there are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Joe DiMaggio’s fifty-six-game hitting streak was magical. The three-point shot is an essential part of NBA basketball. Babe Ruth shouldn’t have attempted to steal second base in the ninth inning of the 1926 World Series. Scientist and researcher Sheldon Hirsch has taken a decidedly unorthodox approach to sports history. He looks at myths, legends, conventional wisdom, shibboleths, and firm convictions of all kinds that sports lovers hold to be true, and demonstrates how analysis of facts and figures disproves what tradition and sportswriters would have us believe. Divided into three parts, on baseball, basketball, and football, Hot Hands, Draft Hype, and DiMaggio’s Streak contains enough clear-sightedness and shocking conclusions to delight any sports lover. University Press of New England • 9781512600636 Paperback • 240 pages • May 2017 • £15.00

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FICTION

THE EXIT COACH Novella & Stories By Megan Staffel

How do we find the courage to change? In this collection, the characters arrive at an impasse that requires them to step out of the wreckage of their habituated lives. It is the entrance of an unexpected voice – a visitor from France, a retired talent scout, an invisible friend, a midnight phone call, or even a wild animal – that disrupts their patterns of behaviour and illuminates the possibilities they’ve been blind to, pointing the way to an exit they’ve dreamt of, but lacked the courage to enter.

University Press of New England • 9781935536802 • Paperback 106 pages • November 2016 • £15.00

BULL

And Other Stories By Kathy Anderson Winner of the 2015 Autumn House Press Fiction Prize, selected by Sharon Dilworth. This is the debut collection of short stories by Kathy Anderson. Darkly funny, these stories explore gender, sexuality, and family dynamics in a bold and eclectic mix of characters, from a son who can’t stand that his father is transgender, to ordinary lesbians living in Delaware. These stories feature everyday men and women, playing out their disappointments up against a stubborn belief in the existence of perfection.

Autumn House Press • 9781938769115 • Paperback 136 pages • February 2016 • £15.00

HISTORY’S CHILD

A Novel By Charles M. Boyer and with a Foreword by Mary Gaitskill A touching story of one man’s lifetime. Tadek Gradinski grows up witnessing the multiple invasions and crimes of World War II sweep over his village. At fourteen, he begins to run messages and guns for the anti-Stalin diehards still hiding in the woods. At seventeen he’s leading a double life, dreaming about marriage and a job while spying on NKVD agents at night. But someone betrays the partisans: their camp is destroyed; Tadek is arrested, tortured, and swept away into the Gulag with a twenty-five year sentence.

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970391 • Paperback 590 pages • March 2017 • £15.00

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Best American Experimental Writing Edited by Seth Abramson, Charles Bernstein, Tracie Morris and Jesse Damiani

FICTION

BAX 2016

Third volume of this annual literary anthology, guest-edited by Charles Bernstein and Tracie Morris. This is the third volume of this annual literary anthology compiling the best experimental writing in poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. This year’s volume features seventy-five works by some of the most exciting American poets and writers today, including established authors – like Sina Queyras, Tan Lin, Christian Bök, Myung Mi Kim, Juliana Spahr, Samuel R. Delany, and even Barack Obama – as well as emerging voices. Intended to provoke lively conversation and debate, it is an ideal literary anthology for contemporary classroom settings. Wesleyan University Press • 9780819576743 • Paperback 275 pages • February 2017 • £17.00 • Best American Experimental Writing

BARREN ISLAND By Carol Zoref A remarkable and beautiful debut novel. This remarkable debut novel is a tale of a squalid, hard life on the sand bar of Barren Shoal, where a family render animal carcasses into glue. The author introduces a world most readers will never have been aware of, and which is rich with family, friendship and romance despite its hardships. These secret, grim lives are brought to life with beautiful honesty. “Big-hearted, generous, and fascinating.” – Paul Harding, Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Tinkers “Barren Island ... does what only fiction can do – it presents the human intricacies we could hardly guess. An amazing piece of work.” – Joan Silber, National Book Award Finalist for Ideas of Heaven: A Ring of Stories New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970445 • Hardback 409 pages • March 2017 • £22.00 • AWP Award for the Novel

VIEW

By Glen Pourciau Each story in this collection expresses the way a person experiences everyday situations and encounters. These new stories from Iowa Short Fiction Award–winner Pourciau reveal the day-to-day drama of various characters through their interior monologues. As readers become engaged in a character’s viewpoint and voice, they may begin to see the story from a different perspective than the narrator’s. The ground shifts as the reader questions the reliability of the narrator’s single point of view.

Four Way Books • 9781935536895 • Paperback 200 pages • April 2017 • £15.00

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POETRY

THE SEA IS A CONTINUAL MIRACLE

PRESENTIMIENTO

Sea Poems and Other Writings by Walt Whitman By Walt Whitman and Edited by Jeffrey Yang

A Life in Dreams By Harrison Candelaria Fletcher

In The Sea Is a Continual Miracle, poet and editor Miracle Jeffrey Yang has compiled a n i nva l u a b l e re s o u rce for readers, students, and scholars of Whitman, and demonstrates how seeing him through sea glass shows America’s best-loved poet in a new light.

Fletcher’s first memoir recalls his childhood in New Mexico explores the feelings and echoes that surround events, objects, and people.

University Press of New England • 288 pages • May 2017 • 2 illus. • 9781611689228 • Paperback • £17.00 9781512600599 • Hardback • £41.00

Autumn House Press • 9781938769139 Paperback • 272 pages • February 2016 £15.00

ENGLISH KILLS

A DOUBTFUL HOUSE

By Monica Wendel Wendel’s chapbook, English Kills, is a beatiful and haunting collection of poems. The line between dreams and life are blurry in these poems and Wendel leaves it up to the reader to decide. Her images are astounding in their originality and intensity.

Coal Hill Review • 9781938769153 Paperback • 24 pages • April 2016 £8.00

Alice B. Fogel’s new collection explores what happens to boundaries psychological, emotional, physical, formal, even syntactical when people live together for a long time in one house. The house itself has the main point of view, and addresses all its inhabitants as you. Bauhan Publishing • 9780872332324 Paperback • 128 pages • May 2017 £14.00

ON THE EDGE OF NO ANSWER

AS DOES NEW HAMPSHIRE

Prose Poems By Joal Hetherington

By May Sarton Joal Hetherington’s prose poems reveal fractal complexities and glimpses of the rich weave of emotion and experience that inhabit even the most innocuous words and gestures.

Bauhan Publishing • 9780872332386 Paperback • 128 pages • June 2017 £14.00

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Written in honor of the town’s bicentennial, As Does New Hampshire follows Hampshire the course of a year in this rural hamlet. Sarton gracefully describes the ever-present role of nature, which always reminds humans that their presence on earth is temporary. 

Bauhan Publishing • 9780872332362 Paperback • 96 pages • May 2017 £13.00

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ARSONVILLE

By Claire Bateman

By David Blair

The collection is a playful (but not unserious) exploration of the mysteries of being and non-being, as well as of threshold states between them and the places where they overlap.

Poems about contemporary life, from the public beaches north of Boston all the way down to South Jersey Cape, the birth of children, deaths of parents, with some terrorism in between, and the parking lots of supermarkets in a rapidly gentrifying city.

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970421 Paperback • 91 pages • November 2016 £13.00 • Green Rose Prize

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970438 Paperback • 79 pages • November 2016 £13.00 • Green Rose Prize

IN ONE VERSION OF THE STORY

LITTLE ARIAS

By Chuck Carlise

By Kristen Case

A lyric exploration of the ways human beings confront desire, loss and absence by creating stories. The book encompasses a personal loss, a history of photography, a study of the mechanics of breathing, and a solo climb to the rim of a volcano.

Divided into six dissimilar but related sections, this volume simultaneously draws on and problematizes the linguistic roots of aria. The arias enter into conversation with philosophers, writers, children, and most often, memory.

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970452 Paperback • 120 pages • November 2016 £13.00 • First Book

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970377 Paperback • 81 pages • May 2016 £12.00 • First Book

IMMINENT DISAPPEARANCE, IMPOSSIBLE NUMBERS, & PANORAMIC X-RAYS

A PASSION ACCORDING TO GREEN

By Bruce Cohen

Mark Irwin’s poetry and essays have appeared widely in many literary magazines. The author of five previous collections of poetry, and recognition for his work includes The Nation/Discovery Award, four Pushcart Prizes, and National Endowment for the Arts and Ohio Art Council Fellowships.

The speaker of these poems is a man overwhelmed by the multiple lives he must juggle, but he chooses to live as deliberately as possible, inundated with an influx of information and conflicting gravities.

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970407 Paperback • 67 pages • May 2016 £12.00 • Green Rose Prize

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POETRY

SCAPE

By Mark Irwin

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970490 Paperback • 66 pages • May 2017 £13.00 • Green Rose Prize

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CHRYSANTHEMUM, CHRYSANTHEMUM

OUR LADY OF NOT ASKING WHY

By Nadine Sabra Meyer

Winner of the 2016 New Issues Prize

By Courtney Kampa

Nadine Sabra Meyer ’s new book of poems,  Chrysanthemum, Chrysanthemum, is winner of the Green Rose prize.

A new collection from New Issues Prize winner Courtney Kampa.

“Lushly stark and beautifully forbidding. There’s bravery here and lasting wisdom. We may want such gifts from our poetry, though we seldom get them.” – Philip Schultz

“These poems explore how we understand ourselves in proximity to our myths, vocabularies, desires, and most importantly, to one another… This is beautiful, sensual work, rich with precision and pose.” – Mary Szybist

“Meyer’s poems are at once intimate and complex, lyrically taut and narratively captivating.” – Eric Pankey

New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970469 Paperback • 68 pages • May 2017 £13.00 • Green Rose Prize

THE TORNADO IS THE WORLD

TELEPATHOLOGIES

By Catherine Pierce

By Cortney Lamar Charleston

In this volume a powerful tornado spins out poems of disaster and love, sirens and wrecked landscapes, warnings heeded and not. These poems stare down fear, and ask what it means to walk straight into a splintering world both profane and sacred.

This collection looks unflinchingly at the state of race in twenty-first-century America. Today, the black body is the battleground on which war is being waged in America’s inner cities, and Charleston bears witness with fear, anger, and glimpses of hope.

Saturnalia Books • 9780996220668 Paperback • 80 pages • January 2017 £13.00

Saturnalia Books • 978099805344 Paperback • 80 pages • April 2017 £13.00

SWEET INSURGENT

THE TRUE BOOK OF ANIMAL HOMES

By Elyse Fenton

By Allison Titus

From intimate meditations on birthing, motherhood, and parenting in a time of war to its explorations of the frank and grave matters surrounding a life lived while a lover is off fighting a war, these poems always put themselves in harm’s way.

Considers animal and human alike, and how each one of us makes our home in the stations we hold – from the wilds of southern brambles to an office desk. How much wildness are we allowed in this life, and how do we claim it?

Saturnalia Books • 9780998053400 Paperback • 80 pages • April 2017 £13.00

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New Issues Poetry & Prose • 9781936970483 Paperback • 48 pages • May 2017 £13.00

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FIVE BOOKS

By Lucia Cherciu

By John Fuller

A collection of poems that reveals the singular experience of what it is like to live in Romania under a communist dictatorship and to somehow fight your way into teaching English at an American university.

Explores what it is like to be alive in Oxford, UK, for eighty years and to find your heart is beating fifteen beats per minute. And to survive with the help of a pacemaker, the love of a beautiful wife, and England.

Sheep Meadow Press • 9781937679699 Paperback • 225 pages • May 2017 £17.00

Sheep Meadow Press • 9781937679705 Paperback • 422 pages • May 2017 £21.00

PERHAPS BAG

CUSTODY OF THE EYES

By Carol Rumens

By Kimberly Burwick

Perhaps Bag is about what it feels like to think. Carol Rumens is a kind of old woman who lives in a shoe with too many children that includes me, you, Russians, Englishmen, and children, and animals. And somehow she knew what to do.

These tightly wound lyrics examine the dark history of a dictatorship through the lens of motherhood while invoking the pastoral as a metaphor for loss, and the overwhelming human will to survive what has scarified us.

Sheep Meadow Press • 9781937679712 Paperback • 350 pages • May 2017 £17.00

Carnegie Mellon University Press • 9780887486173 Paperback • 64 pages • April 2017 £13.00 • Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

DREAM OF THE GONE-FROM CITY

WINDTHROW

By Barbara Edelman

By K. A. Hays

These poems tread the fault lines between worlds: internal and external, natural and constructed, past and present. They travel from Malibu to the Adirondacks to Bordeaux, France weaving disco, Shakespeare, and nursery rhymes into their exquisitely crafted lyric narratives.

Windthrow: a forestry term for the uprooting or breaking of trees by wind. This poetry speaks of nature’s violent transformations. At turns self-effacing and empathic, fearful and accepting, these are poems of heat: the heat of new motherhood, of uncertainty, and of grief.

Carnegie Mellon University Press • 9780887486180 Paperback • 88 pages • March 2017 £13.00 • Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

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POETRY

TRAIN RIDE TO BUCHAREST

Carnegie Mellon University Press • 9780887486197 Paperback • 64 pages • March 2017 £13.00 • Carnegie Mellon Poetry Series

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WE WERE ONCE HERE

THE HISTORIES

By Michael McFee

By Jason Whitmarsh

Michael McFee continues to write inventive appreciations of often-overlooked subjects, pa r ti c u l a r l y th e peo pl e and language of his native Appalachia. This collection contains thoughtful and playful celebrations of such things as snoring, a wall telephone from the 1960s, ya rd s t i c k s , t h e S u n d ay newspaper, and Fats Waller.

The Histories is an extravagantly funny and deeply a f f e c t i n g wo r k o f t h e imagination. With an obsessive precision, Whitmarsh catalogues our m i s u n d e r st a n d i n g s , o u r absurdities, our joys, and, above all, our sorrows in a world of stunning invention and lyric beauty.

Carnegie Mellon University Press • 9780887486203 Paperback • 88 pages • March 2017 £13.00

MISS AUGUST

A CAR STOPS A DOOR OPENS

By Nin Andrews

By Christopher Bursk

In the voice of three characters, Miss August tells the story of two friends growing up in Virginia during a time when massive resistance to integration causes public schools to close and private white-only academies to open.

Poetry grounded in both childhood and adulthood, for anyone who remembers being a kid and longing for something you can’t put a name to. Not afraid to be naked and laugh at this nakedness, it knows the sublime and the ridiculous and embraces both.

Cavankerry Press • 9781933880624 Paperback • 80 pages • June 2017 £13.00

Cavankerry Press • 9781933880600 Paperback • 80 pages • April 2017 £13.00

ABLOOM & AWRY

SACRUM

By Tina Kelley

By Bruce Bond

With the eye of a journalist and the heart of a caretaker, Kelley shares her love of words, fireworks, kites, sea-salt caramels, metaphor, and humans. Her poems pay close attention to the dark, moving through it with wit and affirmation.

Distinctive in their lyric beauty, imaginative daring, distilled emotion, and ceaseless questioning, Bond’s poems explore the mysteries of the flesh in terms both surreal and philosophical, scientific and metaphysical, personal and broadly cultural

Cavankerry Press • 9781933880617 Paperback • 80 pages • May 2017 £13.00

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By Andrea Cohen An exploration of the ancient human struggle to find meaning in loss.

POETRY

UNFATHOMING

Andrea Cohen’s poems search the shadow regions of yearning and grief, engaging in the human struggle to find meaning in the wake of loss, but they take surprising, sometimes meteoric leaps, landing in a place where brightness reigns. The voice in Unfathoming strives to upend the title: to both acknowledge mystery, and with wile and grace, comprehend it. These poems attempt to get to the heart of the matter as quickly or directly as possible, through narrative, expansive means.

Four Way Books • 9781935536840 • Paperback 100 pages • April 2017 • £13.00

LATE IN THE EMPIRE OF MEN By Christopher Kempf A powerful debut collection looking forward to a time when “the idea of people/is over”. This debut collection reads the author’s coming-of-age in Ohio and California against the westward trajectory of American history, which he simultaneously situates in the larger context of empire by looking back to Rome and Carthage and by glancing forward to a time when “the idea of people/is over.” Employing a baroque layering of image and allusion and post-narrative self-consciousness, Kempf reveals how commonplace rhetorical practices work to conscript young American men, in particular, into patterns of thought and behaviour constitutive of an imperialist state.

Four Way Books • 9781935536871 • Paperback 80 pages • April 2017 • £13.00

EVENT BOUNDARIES By April Ossmann Poems on relationships, faith, fear, love, mortality – and how these are shaped by environment. Event Boundaries considers conscious and unconscious desires and motivations to explore the ways our relationships and growth as individuals are interdependent, whether it’s possible to consider any relationship (including with ourselves) independent of the culture and environment it exists in; whether we create our culture and environment in part through the way we enact our relationships, to what degree reality is objective or a matter of perception, and how we come to terms with our and others’ mortality.

Four Way Books • 9781935536857 • Paperback 100 pages • April 2017 • £13.00

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POETRY

SCALE

PERCEPTION

By Nathan McClain

By Christina Pugh

These poems dig deeply into the past and show us what is unearthed, and the effect these discoveries have.

Perception consists of short poems rooted in observed objects. Using metaphoric description as well as association, the poems inhabit the objects or entities that they contemplate – ranging from paintings and shop signs to wallpaper and flower species.

Four Way Books • 9781935536901 Paperback • 80 pages • April 2017 £13.00

Four Way Books • 9781935536888 Paperback • 112 pages • April 2017 £13.00

PLEASE BURY ME IN THIS

FIELD THEORIES

By Allison Benis White

By Samiya Bashir

The speaker in Please Bury Me in This grieves the death of her father and the loss of several women to suicide while contemplating her own death and the nature of language as a means of human connection that transcends our temporal lives.

Field Theories wends its way through quantum mechanics, chicken wings, and love. Woven through experimental lyrics is a heroic crown of sonnets that wonders about love, intent, identity, hybridity, and how we embody these interstices.

Four Way Books • 9781935536833 Paperback • 72 pages • April 2017 £13.00

NO DICTIONARY OF A LIVING TONGUE

ROCK | SALT | STONE

By Duriel Harris

By Rosamond King

Formidable explorations of art, citizenship, and life as a body amid the social, political, and electronic networks that define us. The poems here take many forms – prose, lyric, epigram, narrative, dialogue fragment, song, musical score, fairy tale, and dictionary entry.

These poems centre the experience of the outsider, whether she is an immigrant, a woman, or queer. Sometimes direct, sometimes abstract, these poems engage different s t r u c t u re s , f o r m s , a n d experiences while addressing the sharp realities of family, sexuality, and immigration.

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ON WALKING ON

By Jared Stanley

By Cole Swensen

These poems crackle with aplomb and verve as they try to measure the distance between the ear, an organ of touch, and the often chaotic a n d s o m e t i m e s o rd e r l y vibrations the ears permit the body to receive.

On Walking On looks outward onto – or rather, walks through – the work of various writers for whom walking was or is an important element of daily life. The number of writers who were or are serious walkers is striking, and the connection goes back to antiquity, more recently including Woolf, Nerval, Sand, Debord, Sebald, and many others.

POETRY

EARS

“Swensen’s exquisitely rendered images, unexpected syntax, and surprising line breaks give us the feeling of something ‘delicate falling to pieces’ while at the same time, in its falling, ‘perfecting the scene’.” – Rover Fernandez Nightboat Books • 9781937658625 Paperback • 72 pages • April 2017 £13.00

Nightboat Books • 9781937658663 Paperback • 104 pages • May 2017 £13.00

I LOVE IT THOUGH

SAPPHO’S GYMNASIUM

By Alli Warren

By Olga Broumas, T Begley and Kazim Ali

This collection  looks hard at the material world we’ve inherited, including the ordinariness of the sublime and the sublimity and transcendence of what’s most ordinary.

Olga Broumas and T Begley include new collaborations in this reprint of a long o u t- o f- p r i nt e ro t i c a n d phosphorescent collaborative work. Written and arranged in an experimental mode akin to music or choreography, these fragmented lyrics create space and resonance honouring the physical splendour of both the body and the poem.

Nightboat Books • 9781937658601 Paperback • 72 pages • April 2017 £13.00

Nightboat Books • 9781937658595 Paperback • 120 pages • February 2017 £14.00

CHANCE DIVINE

FOLLOWING THE DOG DOWN

By Jeffrey Skinner

By John Liles

Chance Divine explores the broadest territory possible, from the origins of the universe to the speculative, precarious future. Visionary, wildly unpredictable, and often unsettlingly funny, this is a book that matters.

This is a study of parasitic intimacy, of unregressable cohabitation – when an animal finds its one true other and survives consuming them. This is poetry founded in the biological study of parasitic roundworms and the language through which we have come to understand them.

Oberlin College Press • 9780997335514 Paperback • 68 pages • May 2017 £14.00

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Omnidawn Publishing • 9781632430366 Paperback • 48 pages • May 2017 £10.00 • The Omnidawn Poetry Chapbook Prize

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POETRY

ADAM CANNOT BE ADAM

THE POLICE

By Kelli Anne Noftle

By Daniel Poppick

A text of constantly refracting mirrors providing us with insights beyond mere duality. These deft, inquisitive poems portray two Adams as external characters in an ever-shifting mythos while examining the inner double personae locked in self-confrontation.

These poems ask: How do we navigate the miasma that we call a common language? And what is the clumsy, mythic force dictating our movement and relations? Who granted it this power?

Omnidawn Publishing • 9781632430335 Paperback • 96 pages • May 2017 £15.00

Omnidawn Publishing • 9781632430342 Paperback • 136 pages • May 2017 £15.00

THE ROOM IN WHICH I WORK

GAVE

By Andrew Seguin

By Cole Swensen

Evoking the life of Nicéphore Niépce, one of the pioneers of photography, this volume investigates how photography has provided lasting metaphors for how we think, write, and talk about what we see. Combining original photographs with poems that range through history, chemistry, collage, dialogue and lyric, it is a singular meditation on language and image.

A river is a rift that joins what it divides, and so, logically, mythically, it’s a river that cuts this life off from every other. This is a poetry-essay meditation on the cultural and physical forces of these rivers.

Omnidawn Publishing • 9781632430359 Paperback • 96 pages • May 2017 £15.00 • The Omnidawn Open (Poetry Book Prize)

IN THE LANGUAGE OF MY CAPTOR

THE WORK-SHY

By Shane McCrae

Blunt Research Group

Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae’s latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the centre of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans.

The Work-Shy documents a secret network of overlooked communities that work in ways that defy work as we know it. Its poetic assemblages offer direct testimony from the first youth prison in California and from asylums for the chronically insane.

Wesleyan University Press • 9780819577115 Hardback • 88 pages • March 2017 £21.00

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Wesleyan University Press • 9780819576781 Hardback • 120 pages • January 2017 • 3 illus. £21.00

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Haiti, me, & THE WORLD By Gina Athena Ulysse

POETRY

BECAUSE WHEN GOD IS TOO BUSY

A lyrically vivid, meditative journey that is unapologetic in its determination to name, embrace and reclaim a revolutionary Blackness that has been historically stigmatised and denied. Crafting experiments with “ethnographic collectibles” of word, performative sounds, and imagery to blur genres and the lines between the geopolitical and the personal, this collection is a testament to postcolonial inheritances.

Wesleyan University Press • 9780819577351 • Paperback. 112 pages • March 2017 • 31 illus • £12.00

TROPHIC CASCADE By Camille T. Dungy Dungy writes positioned at a fulcrum, bringing new life into the world even as her elders are passing on. In a time of massive environmental degradation, violence and abuse of power, these poems resonate within and beyond the scope of the human realms

Wesleyan University Press • 9780819577191 • Hardback 112 pages • March 2017 • £21.00 • Wesleyan Poetry Series

THE LAZARUS POEMS

Selected Poetry of Erín Moure By Kamau Brathwaite These poems speak of appropriation, theft, isolation, and exploitation in a context of American hegemony that intensifies the racial politics and ageism underlying the events described. Filled with longing, rage, nostalgia, impotence, wisdom, and love, it is moving in every sense of the word.

Wesleyan University Press • 9780819576873 • Hardback 120 pages • March 2017 • 8 illus. • £21.00 • Wesleyan Poetry Series

PLANETARY NOISE

Selected Poetry of Erín Moure By Erín Moure and Edited by Shannon Maguire Gathers four decades of poetry from a celebrated Canadian poet and translator who has persistently reconfigured the linguistic and material relations of English. Also features an extensive introduction to Moure’s poetry, and a section of poetry by others translated by Moure.

9780819576941 • Hardback • £46.00 9780819576958 • Paperback • £17.00s

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Wesleyan University Press • 192 pages • March 2017 Wesleyan Poetry Series

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LANDSCAPE & NATURE

BUYING TIME

Environmental Collapse and the Future of Energy By Kaz Makabe We know, from repeated failures to predict and prevent catastrophes, that complex adaptive systems, such as those found in nature or in economies, are actually very hard to predict, much less alter. Buying Time applies lessons learned the hard way from the global economic crisis of the past decade, to offer an overview of the state of the environment and our energy future.

University Press of New England • 9781611689310 • Hardback 296 pages • April 2017 • £23.00 • 8 illus., 3 graphs, 5 figures

IN PURSUIT OF GIANTS

One Man’s Global Search for the Last of the Great Fish By Matt Rigney For millennia the great fish – marlin, bluefin tuna, and swordfish – have reigned over the world’s oceans and awed human beings. But like much other marine life today, these fish face perilous reductions in their populations. This volume is a moving elegy and a call to arms for the protection of these creatures.

University Press of New England • 9781512600674 • Paperback 336 pages • May 2017 • £17.00 • 1 map, 20 photos • Seafaring America

GRANITE, FIRE, AND FOG

The Natural and Cultural History of Acadia By Tom Wessels In this beautifully illustrated book, Wessels invites readers to investigate the remarkable natural history of Acadia National Park, along with the unique cultural story it gave rise to. This account of nature, terrain, and human interaction with the landscape will delight those who like to hike these bald summits, ride along the carriage roads, or explore the island’s rugged shoreline.

University Press of New England • 9781512600087 • Paperback 168 pages • June 2017 • 48 colour illus. • £17.00

VOLCANO

An A to Z and Other Essays about Geology, Geography, and Geo-Travel in the American West By Neil Mathison Neil Mathison’s writing explores the many ways in which the physical world influences our lives. He muses on heritage, boats, and the sea; ponders how living in the shadow of a volcano shapes a person, and ties the physical world to deeper themes of human life, such as relationships and personal tragedies.

Bauhan Publishing • 9780872332294 • Paperback 128 pages • April 2017 • £17.00

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BIRDWATCHING IN MAINE

The Complete Guide to Connecticut’s BlueBlazed Hiking Trails

A Site Guide Edited by Derek J. Lovitch

The official complete guide to the Blue Blazed Hiking Trail system in Connecticut. This 19th Edition celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the Trail system, and includes 380 pages with clear Maps and trail descriptions.

Offers comprehensive entries detailing the best locations for finding birds throughout the state for enthusiasts of all levels of skill and interest. Lavishly illustrated in colour throughout, it is the best available resource for finding birds in Maine.

Wesleyan University Press • 9780819577146 Paperback • 384 pages • June 2017 122 colour maps; 5 ads; 1 legend; 1 blazes • £25.00

University Press of New England • 9781611687224 Paperback • 472 pages • May 2017 35 maps, 33 colour photos • £25.00

VULTURE

YORKSHIRE LANDSCAPES

A Photographic Tour of England’s Largest and Most Varied County By Doug Kennedy

The Private Life of an Unloved Bird By Katie Fallon By incorporating information from scientific papers and articles, as well as interviews with world-renowned vulture experts, author Katie Fallon examines all aspects of the vulture’s natural history: breeding, incubating eggs, raising chicks, migrating, and roosting.

A stunning depiction of Yorkshire, containing over 100 pages of colour photography capturing classic Yorkshire landscapes, villages and towns, along with text illuminating the history, geography and ecology of the areas depicted.

University Press of New England • 9781611689716 Hardback • 248 pages • April 2017 24 illus. • £23.00

Windgather Press • 9781909686977 Hardback • 112 pages • March 2017 £16.99

HISTORIC GARDENS AND PARKS OF DERBYSHIRE

NEW FOREST

The Forging of a Landscape By Hadrian Cook

Challenging Landscapes, 1570–1920 By Dianne Barre

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ISBN

Windgather Press • 9781911188049 Paperback • 272 pages • April 2017 b/w and colour illus. • £18.75

NEW FO REST THE FORGING OF A LANDSCAPE

Provides an interdisciplinary historical narrative of the occupation and use of the New Forest.

Hadrian Cook

This illustrated study of nearly 100 gardens in Derbyshire considers the importance of gardens in Derbyshire Spa towns and discusses the role of inherited and new wealth of the industrial revolution on the design of both private estates and public gardens. www.windgatherpress.co.uk

LANDSCAPE & NATURE

CONNECTICUT WALK BOOK

Hadrian Cook

Windgather Press • 9781911188193 Paperback • 232 pages • April 2017 b/w and colour illus. • £26.25

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HIGHTLIGHTS PARVIZ TANAVOLI This is the groundbreaking book of Tanavoli’s first solo exhibition in the US for 40 years.

Davis Museum 9780985824938 £46.00 • Hardback

NAKED TRUTH

Approaches to the body in Early Twentieth-Century Austrian-German Art An inquiry into conceptions of the human body in Austria and Germany before and after WW1. Middlebury College Museum of Art 9781928825104 £25.00 • Paperback

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MATISSE DRAWINGS An insightful reflection on Henri Matisse’s drawings from the perspective of modernist Ellsworth Kelly.

Mount Holyoke 9780989083522 £29.00 • Hardback

EL ANATSUI New Worlds

A sumptuously illustrated testimony of one college community’s engagement w i t h t h e a r t wo r k o f Ghanaian El Anatsui.

Mount Holyoke 9780989083515 £33.00 • Hardback

THE POSTER

A r t , A d ve r t i s i n g , Design and Collecting, 1860s–1900s A landmark study of posters as art, design, and advertising in the 19th Century.

Dartmouth College Press 9781611686166 £20.00 • Paperback

ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF INSECTS Discover the hidden beauty of insect anatomy.

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611685329 £21.00 • Paperback

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HIGHTLIGHTS

WORLD ENOUGH & TIME

On Creativity and Slowing Down Christian McEwen gives beautiful insight on how slowness can allow sustained creativity.

Transcending arguments over the definition of fantasy literature, this book explores how writers construct fantastic worlds.

Wesleyan University Press 9780819568687 £24.00 • Paperback

Bauhan Publishing 9780872331464 £13.00 • Paperback

HOME TO HARLEM

A BLAKE DICTIONARY

The Ideas and Symbols of William Blake The requisite guide to Blake’s ideas and symbols.

Dartmouth College Press 9781611684438 £29.00 • Paperback

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RHETORICS OF FANTASY

A novel that describes the frustration of urban blacks during an era when Harlem was in vogue.

Northeastern University Press 9781555530242 £19.00 • Paperback

NOTEBOOK OF A RETURN TO THE NATIVE LAND These writers achieve a laudable adaptation of Césaire’s work while remaining remarkably true to the French text. Wesleyan University Press 9780819564528 £15.00 • Paperback

POCKET BOOK OF PROMPTS A pocketful of opportunities to jumpstart the writing process, make meaning, and reflect in imaginative ways.

Bauhan Publishing 9780872332003 £5.00 • Paperback

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HIGHTLIGHTS HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

YEAR ZERO OF THE ARAB-ISRAELI CONFLICT 1929

Georg G. Iggers examines the profound changes in ideas about the nature of history and historiography.

A new and provocative reassessment of the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Wesleyan University Press 9780819567666 £18.00 • Paperback

Brandeis University Press 9781611688115 £20.00 • Paperback

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611687651 £25.00 • Hardback

SEEING THE WAR

CONVICT VOICES

ICE SHIP

The Epic Voyages of the Polar Adventurer Fram The thrilling journeys of the Fram through the ice and to the poles.

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611683967 £20.00 • Hardback

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The Stories Behind the Famous Photographs of World War II Th e d ra m at i c sto r i e s behind some of the war’s best-known photos.

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611687262 £21.00 • Paperback

THE GREAT SIEGE OF MALTA The Epic Battle Between the Ottoman Empire and the Knights of St John The definitive battle in the clash of empires that has defined Europe for 500 years.

Women, Class and Writing About Prison in Nineteenth-Century England Sensitive interdisciplinary reading of texts concerning female prison experience in 19th Century England. University of New Hampsure Press 9781611686722 £37.00 • Paperback

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HIGHTLIGHTS

FEARLESS

OPERATION WHISPER

The Capture of Soviet Spies Morris and Lona Cohen The story of Morris and Lona Cohen, the most effective Soviet spy couple in America.

THE STRANGERS WE BECAME

AMERICAN LUTHIER Presenting Carleen Maley Hutchins – the genius who altered everything when nothing had changed in three centuries.

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Fearless is based on research of hitherto unpublished documents and war journals, with photographs by Dorothie Feilding.

Academia 9789038224824 £20.00 • Paperback

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611688092 £25.00 • Hardback

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611685923 £20.00 • Hardback

Dorothie Fielding’s War in Flanders 1914–1917

Lessons in Exile from one of Iraq’s Last Jews

MALEVOLENT MUSE

The Life of Alma Mahler Biography of Alma Mahler, the twentieth-century socialite.

Northeastern University Press 9781555537890 £33.00 • Hardback

AN ACCIDENTAL MANAGER

Ta l e s f ro m t h e Corporate Jungle

A superb memoir of an Iraqi Jewish girl’s experiences in five countries before settling in the US.

Humorous commentary on the worlds of advertising, marketing, and business travel.

Brandeis University Press 9781611688054 £20.00 • Hardback

Bauhan Publishing 9781941934005 £15.00 • Paperback

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HIGHTLIGHTS THE SOUND OF THE NORTH

The Norwegian Jazz Scene This is the first monograph dedicated to the extremely lively Norwegian jazz scene.

Michael Benson argues that the Grateful Dead aren’t simply a successful band, but part of American culture.

Mimesis International 9788898599530 £18.00 • Paperback

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611688511 £13.00 • Paperback

JAZZ AND CULTURE IN A GLOBAL AGE

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WHY THE GRATEFUL DEAD MATTER

RADICALISM AND MUSIC

Noted jazz scholar, biographer and critic Stuart Nicholson explores the past, present, and future of jazz in a global context.

An Introduction to the Music Cultures of Al-Qa’ida, Racist Skinheads, ChristianAffiliated Radicals, and Eco-Animal Rights Militancy

Northeastern University Press 9781555538446 £25.00 • Paperback

Wesleyan University Press 9780819575845 £20.00 • Paperback

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FLOATING TOMB Black Metal Theory

Collects together previously published and new work on BMT (Black Metal Theory).

Mimesis International 9788869770081 £19.00 • Paperback

PUNK ETHNOGRAPHY The Sublime Frequencies Companion

A critical companion to the radical DIY record label.

9780819576538 £23.00 • Paperback 9780819576521 £70.00 • Hardback

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HIGHTLIGHTS

HEALING CORRECTIONS

The Future Imprisonment

SEX AND RACE of

An innovative approach to transforming correctional cultures, based on the practice of “Dialogue”. Northeastern University Press 9781555538477 £29.00 • Paperback

I HEART OBAMA An unapologetic appreciation of the first African American president.

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611685367 £19.00 • Hardback

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Volume 1

Provides detailed historicobiographical surveys of black history.

INFERNO IN CHECHNYA

The Russian-Chechan Wars, the Al-Qaeda Myth, and the Boston Marathon Bombers The history of the Chechen wars and terrorism in Russia and beyond.

Helga M. Rogers 9780819575074 £15.00 • Paperback

SPEECHES THAT CHANGED BRITAIN Oratory in Birmingham

ForeEdge from UPNE 9781611687378 £20.00 • Hardback

EUROPE AND CAPITALISM

Regaining the Future

Explores ten speeches given in Birmingham which challenged the rest of Britain to embrace change.

Looks at the realities behind the European Union alongside a critique of the euro and contemporary finance.

West Midlands History 9781905036233 £14.99 • Paperback

Mimesis International 9788857526607 £10.00 • Paperback

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HIGHTLIGHTS THE PLACE OF DANCE This workbook integrates experiential anatomy with the process of moving and dancing; suitable for general readers.

Wesleyan University Press 9780819574053 £25.00 • Paperback

CINEMA AND ART AS ARCHIVE

Form, Medium, Memory ‘Archive’ is a broad term. This book investigates what the archive isn’t, or doesn’t seem to be. Mimesis International 9788857523552 £18.00 • Paperback

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BODY AND EARTH

An Experimental Guide

ENGAGING BODIES

The Politics and Poetics of Corporeality

A synthesis of scientific detail and creative perception offering insights i n to t h e re l at i o n s h i p between body and earth.

Critical and performative writings from a well-known dance scholar.

Middlebury College Museum of Art 9781584650102 £25.00 • Paperback

Wesleyan University Press 9780819574114 £25.00 • Paperback

CINÉMA&CIE

N e u r o f i l m o l o g y. Audiovisual Studies and the Challenge of Neuroscience Focuses on the arguments arising from the dialogue b e t we e n a u d i ov i s u a l studies and neurosciences. Mimesis International 9788869770227 £15.00 • Paperback

LOCAL CINEMA

Sardinia & European Periphery This book explores cinema’s role in the negotiation of local culture between national and transnational realities.

Mimesis International 9788869770654 £25.00 • Paperback

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