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Table of Contents By Author

Arnett, Levinas’s Rhetorical Demand: The Unending Obligation of Communication Ethics................................................9 Baggott, Instructions, Abject & Fuming............................................................................................................................................2 Borzo, Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains................................................................................................................................................1 Dekle, Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln...................................................................................................7 Dirck, Lincoln in Indiana.........................................................................................................................................................................8 Flannery, Civil War Pharmacy: A History, second edition.............................................................................................................6 Fornieri/Gabbard, Lincoln’s America: 1809–1865.......................................................................................................................11 Glenn/Mountford, Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century: Historiography, Pedagogy, and Politics..........9 Goldthwaite, Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics.....................................................................................................................................10 Guelzo, Abraham Lincoln as a Man of Ideas...................................................................................................................................11 Harris, Lincoln and Congress...............................................................................................................................................................8 Horrell/Piper/Voigt, Land Between the Rivers: The Southern Illinois Country...................................................................12 Huntington, Terra Nova........................................................................................................................................................................3 Kokai, Swim Pretty: Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature..........................................10 Krohe, Corn Kings and One-Horse Thieves: A Plain-Spoken History of Mid-Illinois..............................................................5 Lindberg, The Gambler King of Clark Street: Michael C. McDonald and the Rise of Chicago’s Democratic

Machine......................................................................................................................................................................................................11

Mohlenbrock, Flowering Plants: Magnolias to Pitcher Plants...................................................................................................11 Rock, Nobody Calls Just to Say Hello: Reflections on Twenty-Two Years in the Illinois Senate........................................12 Shanahan, Into Each Room We Enter Without Knowing...............................................................................................................4 Snyder, The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome............................................................12

By Subject

Chicago........................................................1, 11

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CHICAGO/ARCHITECTURE

Chicago’s Fabulous Fountains Greg Borzo, Photographs by Julia Thiel

Foreword by Geoffrey Baer, Preface by Debra Shore Celebrating the panoply of fountains in the Windy City

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“As this book demonstrates, [Chicagoans] certainly have a love affair with fountains. And this is the book fountain lovers have been waiting for.” —Geoffrey Baer, Program Host and Producer, WTTW Channel 11 Chicago, from the foreword

Most people do not realize it, but Chicago

plaza fountains, and park and parkway

is home to many diverse, artistic, fascinat-

fountains. Among the iconic fountains de-

ing, and architecturally and historically im-

scribed are Buckingham (in Grant Park),

portant fountains. In this attractive volume,

Crown (in Millennium Park), Centennial

Greg Borzo reveals more than one hundred

(with its water cannonade shooting over

outdoor public fountains of Chicago with

the Chicago River), and two fountains

noteworthy, amusing, or surprising stories

designed by famed sculptor Lorado Taft

about these gems. Complementing Bor-

(Time and Great Lakes). Plazas all around

zo’s engagingly written text are around one

Chicago—in the neighborhoods as well

hundred beautiful fine-art color photos of

as downtown—have fountains that an-

the fountains, taken by photographer Julia

chor communities or enhance the sky-

Thiel for this book, and a smaller number

scrapers they adorn. Also presented are

of historical photos.

the fountains in Chicago’s parks, some

Greg Borzo begins by providing an

designed by renowned artists and many

overview of Chicago’s fountains and dis-

often overlooked or taken for granted. A

cussing the oldest ones, explaining who

beautiful photography book and a guide to

built them and why, how they survived

the city’s many fountains, Chicago’s Fab-

as long as they have, and what they tell

ulous Fountains also provides fascinating

us about early Chicago. At the heart

histories and behind-the-scenes stories

of the book are four thematic chapters

of these underappreciated artistic and

on drinking fountains, iconic fountains,

architectural treasures of the Windy City.

Greg Borzo is an award-winning journalist, an editor, and the author of The Chicago “L,” Chicago Cable Cars, and other books about Chicago, where he has lived most of his life.

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POETRY

Instructions, Abject & Fuming Poems by Julianna Baggott

A bold and unforgiving look at love, faith, and contemporary America

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—Editor’s Selection

Instructions Abject & Fuming

In this inventive collection, Julianna

poems reflect questions and consid-

Baggott invites readers to reconsider

erations of faith: the speaker ponders

basic assumptions about language,

St. Thomas in a pet store and imagines

faith, motherhood, and love. With a

Jesus explaining to God how it feels to

sharply honed voice featuring paren-

have a body.

theticals that often comment on and

Baggott’s use of obsolete Old

sometimes undercut what has come

English words subverts common lan-

before, these poems whirl through

guage and creates new ways of inter-

contemporary America, engaging with

rogating the world around us. There is

topics as diverse and timely as Russian

heartache on these pages, but Baggott

mail-order brides, Internet bullying,

also offers humor, such as a complaint

and school shootings.

about a lover’s eating habits or an ex-

Alongside her cultural commen-

tended discourse on a baby’s rattle.

tary, the speaker frankly confronts

Baggott’s latest proves to be a rollick-

love and sex, as well as the beauty and

ing book sui generis.

brutality of having children. Still other

Julianna Baggott is the author of over twenty books, three of which are

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“Julianna Baggott has always been a poet of inventiveness and sly self-appraisal, and these qualities are abundantly evident in her new collection, which is her best thus far. . . . During an era of lukewarm and tepid poetry, Baggott offers poems that sizzle— and sear.” —David Wojahn, author, World Tree

collections of poetry—This Country of Mothers, Compulsions of Silkworms and Bees, and Lizzie Borden in Love. Her poems have appeared in Best American Poetry, Poetry, Agni, and the Southern Review, and been read on NPR’s Talk of the Nation. She teaches in the Florida State University College of Motion Picture Arts and holds the Jenks Chair of Contemporary American Letters at the College of the Holy Cross.

For Furious Nursing Baby Frothy and pink as a rabid pig you— a mauler— a lunatic stricken with a madness induced by flesh— squeeze my skin until blotched, nicked. Your fingernails are jagged and mouth-slick. Pinprick scabs jewel my breasts. Your tongue, your wisest muscle, is the wet engine of discontent. It self-fastens by a purse-bead of spit

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while your elegant hands flail conducting orchestral milk and sometimes prime the pump. Nipple in mouth, nipple in hand, you have your cake and eat it too. Then when wrenched loose you’ll eat sorrow loss— one flexed hand twists as you open your mouth to eat your fist.


POETRY

Terra Nova

Poems by Cynthia Huntington

Terra Nova

Modern epic poetry of memory, history, and discovery

Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—Editor’s Selection In this bold and ambitious book-

the desert or in stories from Province-

length poem, National Book Award

town, Massachusetts, where the new

finalist Cynthia Huntington explores

world struggles into being at the edge

exile and migration—what it means to

of the sea. Yet the voices here, across

lose, seek, and find home in all its it-

many times and places, refuse to give

erations—through a polyphonic work,

in to desolation and despair.

written in multiple voices and evoking

Huntington’s approach is hybrid,

the method of Hart Crane’s The Bridge

oscillating between verse and lyrical

or the Nighttown episode in James

prose to create a work that falls some-

Joyce’s Ulysses. Yet it is also a tough

where between an epic poem and a col-

and vernacular work, owing as much

lection of lyric essays. Whether chron-

to Patti Smith and the Clash as it does

icling the creation of the world and the

to High Modernism.

first exile from the Judeo-Christian

Again and again the work shows

Garden of Eden or imagining the terror

us outsiders forced into metaphorical

and thrill of the first sea voyages, this is

and literal wildernesses, whether in a

electric poetry: challenging, startling,

retelling of the biblical Israelites lost in

and fulfilling.

poems by

Cynthia Huntington

Cynthia Huntington is the author of a prose memoir and four books of

poetry, including Heavenly Bodies (SIU Press), a finalist for the 2012 National Book Award. A Guggenheim Fellow, she has received fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Vermont Arts Council. A former poet laureate of New Hampshire, she is a professor of English and creative writing at Dartmouth College.

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Excerpt from Terra Nova 7.

harbor

From the beginning this shelter, the harbor cupping a depth that was passage and return, that was food and men’s labor. The tough boats that made a fleet: strength it gave to the town, a being. For hundreds of years the boats going out. The town to serve them then, to fit out, crew, supply, unload, pack fish in the cold storage, gut and slice, scales glittering in piles you wade through in high boots, slick underfoot. They were hard years, hard generations. Run out to the bend when sails were spotted: half-masted meant a man was lost. What was lived here can’t be bought, but what was owned is taken, what was built falls to strangers. It floods me, filling, overfilling, this grief a deepening darkening, overcome.

Still, blueberry, beach plum, cranberry, bay and sassafras, boletes in fall. And behind the close-shouldered houses kitchen gardens with shell borders, salt hay mulching kale and potatoes, tomatoes reddening, a lilac tree waving branches, this richness folded into interstices, the firmness of objects. I walk and the streets, the houses, furl within me, mapped in cells, awakened, contained and opening. The town with its stories and structures, its history and legends, is in me, as we are in our dreams even as they are inside us.

“Provincetown is the locus of this ambitious, wide-ranging, and archetypal collection, which takes up various histories of migration and exile and reimagines them for our time. Terra Nova has the feeling of a biblical prophecy, a lost book that has washed up from the sea.” —Edward Hirsch, author, Gabriel: A Poem, finalist for the National Book Award

It comes back to the harbor which is always to be beyond, to be ventured and to receive. A depth, and a surface of light, contained and limitless, against which portal we are shades.

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POETRY

Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing Poems by Charif Shanahan

A searing exploration of personal identity, intimacy, and human connection Crab Orchard Series in Poetry—First Book Award

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In this stunning poetry debut, Charif

With poems that weave from Mar-

Shanahan explores what it means to be

rakesh to Zürich to London, and through

fully human in our wounded and divided

history to the present day, this book is, on

world. Queer and light-skinned, with a

its surface, an unrelenting exploration of

Black mother from Morocco and a white

identity in personal and collective terms.

father from the United States, Shanahan’s

Yet the collection is, most deeply, about in-

speaker navigates the constructs of race

timacy and love, the inevitability of human

and gender, through the lenses of colo-

separation and the challenge of human

nialism and immigration, exposing, with

connection. Urging us to reexamine our

nuance and complexity, the instability of

own place in the broader human tapestry,

those constructs and emphasizing the di-

Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing

visiveness inherent in the naming of any

announces the arrival of a powerful and

one thing.

necessary new voice.

Charif Shanahan was born in the Bronx in 1983 to an Irish-American father and

a Moroccan mother. He holds an MFA in poetry from New York University. His poems have appeared in Boston Review, Callaloo, Literary Hub, New Republic, Poetry International, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere. He has received awards and fellowships from the Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, the Frost Place, the Fulbright Program, and Stanford University, where he is a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry.

ORIGIN That evening, while the pasta simmered, the man said to the woman

the man and the woman, turning off the stove, poured wine into goblets marked by Xs

“Let them be white. . .” And as though the earth rumbled and shook—or rather grew

and slow danced, the decision made. Now in the cloudy glass I imagine I see

from inside a slate of nothing, three gold-skinned balls spun into the air and broke open: many years later, when my arms and legs turned solid and cold,

“Shanahan is a rare kind of poet. . . . unrelenting and calm, empathetic and fiercely honest.” —Ilya Kaminsky, Whiting Award–winning author of Dancing in Odessa

empty hands filling themselves with other hands, letters I can almost decipher—yes, tell me I belong here, diving into my own center: my own self an unknowable reef—

my throat a canal, my whole body a bridge, the saltwater stilled and darkened:

“A heroic first collection. . . . We need Shanahan’s voice in this time of reckoning with ourselves as a complex nation.”

CLEAN SLATE As a very young woman, my mother drank a glass of bleach. Thinking it water, not tasting the burn, not smelling a single fume. At the hospital, after she had begun to breathe, the color returned to her face. The doctor warned, One chemical will never exit your system. It won’t ever leave you. Though she has survived, she does not know it. Yesterday, on the phone, I said, I’m beginning to understand that I am African. And she said, Now how can that be, child? How can that be?

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—Yusef Komunyakaa, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Emperor of Water Clocks


REGIONAL

Corn Kings and One-Horse Thieves A Plain-Spoken History of Mid-Illinois James Krohe Jr.

The history of an often overlooked yet fascinating region of Illinois In Corn Kings and One-Horse Thieves,

Utopian experiments, social and moral

James Krohe Jr. presents an engaging

reform movements, and innovations in

history of an often overlooked region,

transportation and food processing. It also

filled with fascinating stories and surpris-

offers fresh accounts of labor union war-

ing facts about Illinois’s midsection.

fare and social violence directed against

Krohe describes in lively prose the

Native Americans, immigrants, and Afri-

history of mid-Illinois from the Woodland

can Americans and profiles three genera-

period of prehistory up until roughly 1960,

tions of political and government leaders,

covering the settlement of the region by

sometimes extraordinary and sometimes

peoples of disparate races and religions;

corrupt (the “one-horse thieves” of the ti-

the exploitation by Euro-Americans of for-

tle). A concluding chapter examines histo-

est, fish, and waterfowl; the transforma-

ry’s roles as product, recreation, and civic

tion of farming into a high-tech industry;

bond in today’s mid-Illinois.

and the founding and deaths of towns. The

A general history of mid-Illinois for the

economic, cultural, and racial factors that

curious nonacademic reader, Corn Kings

led to antagonism and accommodation

and One-Horse Thieves draws on a wide

between various people of different back-

range of sources to explore a surprisingly

grounds are explored, as are the roles of

diverse region whose history is America

education and religion in this part of the

in microcosm.

state. The book examines remarkable

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In more than forty years as a magazine journalist, essayist, and critic, James Krohe Jr. has explored the history, politics, and culture of his native Illinois. His work has been published in more than fifty magazines and newspapers, including Illinois Issues and the Chicago Reader, and he is a longtime contributor to Springfield’s Illinois Times. He has written two popular monographs published by the Sangamon County Historical Society and edited the society’s anthology, A Springfield Reader, which in 1977 received the Illinois State Historical Society’s Award of Merit. He also is a cowinner of the Chicago Headline Club’s 1985 Peter Lisagor Award for reporting, that year’s award for editorial excellence from the American Society of Business Publications Editors, and the Illinois Press Association’s Best Column award in 1994. He lives and works in the Chicago area.

Also of Interest New in Paper!

The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History

New in Paper!

Immigrants in the Valley: Irish, Germans, and Americans in the Upper Mississippi Country, 1830–1860

Herbert K. Russell

Making the Heartland Quilt: A Geographical History of Settlement and Migration in EarlyNineteenthCentury Illinois

Mark Wyman

Douglas K. Meyer

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CIVIL WAR SECOND EDITION

CIVIL WAR

PHARMACY A HISTORY

Michael A. Flannery Foreword by

Margaret Humphreys

Civil War Pharmacy: A History Second Edition

Michael A. Flannery, Foreword by Margaret Humphreys A thorough account of the modern U.S. pharmaceutical industry’s explosive inception

When the Civil War began, the U.S.

He examines the roles of physicians,

pharmaceutical industry was con-

hospital stewards, and nurses—both

centrated almost exclusively in Phila-

male and female—and analyzes how

delphia and was dominated by just a

the blockade of Southern ports meant

few major firms; when the war ended,

fewer pharmaceutical supplies were

Union laboratories were poised to ex-

available for Confederate soldiers, re-

pand nationwide. Civil War Pharmacy

sulting in reduced Confederate troop

is the first book to delineate how the

strength. His exploration of battlefield

growing field of pharmacy gained re-

and naval military pharmacy is unique

spect and traction in, and even distinc-

and valuable. Flannery provides a thor-

tion from, the medical world because

ough overview of the professional, eco-

of the large-scale manufacture and

nomic, and military factors compris-

dispersion of drug supplies and ther-

ing pharmacy from 1861 to 1865 and

apeutics during the Civil War. Flannery

includes the long-term consequences

captures the full societal involvement

of the war for the pharmaceutical pro-

in drug provision, on both the Union

fession. This book is a complete study

and Confederate sides, and places it

of a major aspect of health care during

within the context of what was then

a pivotal moment in American history.

assumed about health and healing.

Michael A. Flannery, a professor emeritus of UAB Libraries, University

of Alabama at Birmingham, has written, cowritten, or coedited six books. He is the recipient of the Kremers Award, which honors excellence in the history of pharmacy by an American, and continues to teach for the Honors College, UAB.

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“Hailed as ‘invaluable’ and ‘a must read’ by reviewers of the first edition, a revised and expanded edition of Civil War Pharmacy has now been published. . . . Flannery’s book is a comprehensive, thoroughly documented, and extremely readable history of medicines in the Civil War.”

Winner (first edition), Archivists and Librarians in the History of the Health Sciences, Best Book Award

—John Parascandola, former U.S. Public Health Service historian

Also of Interest Battlefield Medicine: A History of the Military Ambulance from the Napoleonic Wars through World War I

Villainous Compounds: Chemical Weapons and the American Civil War

Mending Broken Soldiers: The Union and Confederate Programs to Supply Artificial Limbs

Guy R. Hasegawa

Guy R. Hasegawa

John S. Haller Jr.

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LINCOLN

Prairie Defender

The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln

PRAIRIE DEFENDER

George R. Dekle, Sr.

Reassessing Lincoln’s reputation as a criminal attorney According to conventional wisdom, Abra-

and jury. Criminal defendants who could

ham Lincoln was particularly bad at de-

retain Lincoln as a defense attorney were

fending homicide cases, and criminal law

well represented, and criminal defense

was a minor part of his caseload. In this

attorneys who sought him as co-counsel

unprecedented study of Lincoln’s criminal

were well served to have had Lincoln as

cases, George Dekle disproves these pop-

a trial partner. Providing insight into both

ular notions. Through careful examination

Lincoln’s career and the culture in which

of Lincoln’s murder cases and evaluation

he practiced law, Prairie Defender resolves

of his legal skills and abilities, Dekle con-

a major misconception concerning one of

cludes that Lincoln was a competent, dili-

our most important historical figures.

The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln

gent criminal trial lawyer who knew the law and could argue it effectively to both judge For thirty years, George R. Dekle, Sr., worked as an assistant state attorney in the Third Judicial Circuit of Florida, where he prosecuted hundreds of homicide cases, and for the past ten years he served as the director of the Prosecution Clinic at the University of Florida Law School. He is the author of The Last Murder: The Investigation, Prosecution, and Execution of Ted Bundy and Abraham Lincoln’s Most Famous Case: The Almanac Trial.

GEORGE R. DEKLE, SR.

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“With over 16,000 books published about Abraham Lincoln is there need for another? Emphatically yes! And this contribution to understanding Lincoln proves it. Lincoln’s service as president was based in large part on his experience as a lawyer as well as his first love—politics. The author describes succinctly that Lincoln was a first-rate attorney, especially in his counsel in criminal cases.” —Frank J. Williams, retired Chief Justice of Rhode Island and founding chair of the Lincoln Forum

Also of Interest Lincoln’s Ladder to the Presidency: The Eighth Judicial Circuit

Brian R. Dirck

Edited by Charles M. Hubbard

Guy C. Fraker

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Lincoln and the Constitution

Lincoln, the Law, and Presidential Leadership

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LINCOLN Dirck

Lincoln in Indiana Brian R. Dirck

B RIAN R . D I RC K

Lincoln in Indiana

Illuminating Lincoln’s formative years Lincoln in Indiana tells the story of Abraham

sources, Brian R. Dirck’s fascinating account

Lincoln’s life in Indiana, from his family’s arrival

of Lincoln’s boyhood sets what is known about

to their departure. Born in Kentucky in 1809,

the relationships, values, and environment that

Lincoln moved with his parents, Thomas and

fundamentally shaped Lincoln’s character

Nancy Lincoln, and his older sister, Sarah, to

within the context of frontier and farm life in

the Pigeon Creek area of southern Indiana in

early nineteenth-century midwestern America.

1816. There Lincoln spent more than a quarter

In a triumph of research, Dirck cuts through

of his life. It was in Indiana that he developed

the myths about Lincoln’s early life, and along

a complicated and often troubled relation-

the way he explores the social, cultural, and

ship with his father, exhibited his now-famous

economic issues of early nineteenth-century

penchant for self-education, and formed a

Indiana. The result is a realistic portrait of the

restless ambition to rise above his origins.

youthful Lincoln set against the backdrop of

Although some questions about these years

American frontier culture.

Lincoln in Indiana

are unanswerable due to a scarcity of reliable

Brian R. Dirck is a professor of history at Anderson University in Indiana. He is the author

of eight books, including Lincoln and the Constitution, another Concise Lincoln Library book, and Lincoln the Lawyer, which won the Barondess/Lincoln Award. February $24.95sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3565-7 152 pages, 5 x 8, 4 illustrations Concise Lincoln Library

Harris

Lincoln and Congress William C. Harris

WI LLIAM C. HARRI S

Lincoln and Congress

Lincoln and Congress

The first book-length study of Abraham Lincoln’s partnership with Congress In Lincoln and Congress, William C. Harris

Lincoln and Congress sheds new light

reveals that the relationship between the

on the influence of members of Congress

president and Congress, though sometimes

and their relationship with Lincoln on divisive

contentious, was cooperative rather than ad-

issues such as military affairs, finance, slav-

versarial. During his time as president, Abra-

ery, constitutional rights, reconstruction, and

ham Lincoln embodied his personal convic-

Northern political developments. Enjoyable

tion that the nation’s executive should not

both for casual Civil War readers and pro-

interfere with the work of the legislature, and

fessional historians, it provides an engaging

though often critical of him privately, in public

narrative that helps readers redefine and un-

congressional leaders compromised with and

derstand the political partnership that helped

assisted the president to unite the North and

the Union survive.

avoid opposition to the war.

William C. Harris is the author or editor of twelve books, including Lincoln and the Border States: Preserving the Union, which won the 2012 Lincoln Prize; Lincoln’s Rise to the Presidency; and a previous Concise Lincoln Library book, Lincoln and the Union Governors. He is a professor emeritus of history at North Carolina State University, Raleigh.

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RHETORIC

Levinas’s Rhetorical Demand

The Unending Obligation of Communication Ethics

RONALD C. ARNETT Foreword by Algis Mickunas

Ronald C. Arnett, Foreword by Algis Mickunas

Interpreting Levinas’s theories for scholars of communication ethics Philosopher Emmanuel Levinas’s ethics as

with examinations of social artifacts rang-

first philosophy explicates a human obliga-

ing from the Heidegger-Cassirer debate to

tion and responsibility to and for the Other

Rupert Murdoch’s News of the World story

that is an unending and imperfect commit-

concerning illicit possession of information.

ment. In Levinas’s Rhetorical Demand: The

Levinas’s Rhetorical Demand offers an

Unending Obligation of Communication

account of Levinas’s project and the prag-

Ethics, Ronald C. Arnett underscores the

matic implications of attending to a call of

profundity of Levinas’s insights for com-

responsibility to and for the Other. This book

munication ethics.

yields a rich and nuanced understanding

Arnett outlines communication ethics

of Levinas’s work, revealing the practical

as a primordial call of responsibility central

importance of his insights, and includes a

to Levinas’s writing and mission. And the

discussion of a constellation of related the-

author analyzes it through a Levinasian lens

orists and thinkers.

LEVINAS’S RHETORICAL DEMAND

Ronald C. Arnett is the chair of and a professor in the Department of Commu-

nication and Rhetorical Studies at Duquesne University and the Patricia Doherty Yoder and Ronald Wolfe Endowed Chair in Communication Ethics. He is the author or coauthor of ten books, including Communication Ethics in Dark Times: Hannah Arendt’s Rhetoric of Warning and Hope, which received the 2013 Top Book Award from the Communication Ethics Division of the National Communication Association, and Dialogic Confession: Bonhoeffer’s Rhetoric of Responsibility, which received the 2006 Everett Lee Hunt Award from the Eastern Communication Association.

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Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century Historiography, Pedagogy, and Politics

“This most impressive collection of original work addresses feminist, global, collaborative, civic, and disciplinary concerns [in] rhetoric and composition studies [and] serves as an excellent representative introduction to the field for students and scholars.” —Lynée Lewis Gaillet, coauthor, Primary Research and Writing: People, Places, and Spaces July $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3567-1 312 pages, 6 x 9, 7 illustrations

Edited by Cheryl Glenn and Roxanne Mountford Afterword by Adam J. Banks

Exploring the emerging challenges of a dynamic, expanding field Well into the second decade of the twenty-first

rhetoric, and the teaching of writing and rhet-

century, programs in rhetoric and writing as

oric, offering diverse viewpoints. Addressing

well as writing centers continue to evolve and

four major areas of research in rhetoric and

expand around the world, as do the profes-

writing studies, contributors consider author-

sional organizations and journals that help pro-

ship and audience, discuss the context and

vide the infrastructure for the field. Essays in

material conditions in which students com-

Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Cen-

pose, cover the politics of the field and the

tury point to issues and opportunities within

value of a rhetorical education, and reflect on

the field of rhetoric and writing studies—to

contemporary trends in canon diversification.

twenty-first-century questions and concerns

Providing both retrospective and prospective

with theory and praxis that drive us forward.

assessments, Rhetoric and Writing Studies in

This collection of essays investigates the his-

the New Century offers original research by

toriography of rhetoric, global perspectives on

important figures in the field.

Cheryl Glenn is the author of Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity

through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; and Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts.

Roxanne Mountford is the author of The Gendered Pulpit: Preaching in American

Protestant Spaces, and a coauthor of Women’s Ways of Making It in Rhetoric and Composition.

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RHETORIC

Food, Feminisms, rhetorics EDITED BY MELIS SA A . GOLDTHWAITE

Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics Edited by Melissa A. Goldthwaite

Feminist and rhetorical perspectives on food and food-related practices Inspired by the need for interpretations and

and political implications of cookbooks and

critiques of the varied messages surround-

recipes; explores definitions of feminist food

ing what and how we eat, Food, Feminisms,

writing; and ends with a focus on bodies

Rhetorics collects eighteen essays that

and cultures—both self-representations and

demonstrate the importance of food and

representations of others for particular rhe-

food-related practices as sites of scholarly

torical purposes. The genres, objects, and

study, particularly from feminist rhetorical

practices contributors study are varied—

perspectives.

from cookbooks to genre fiction, from blogs

Contributors analyze messages about

to food systems, from product packaging to

food and bodies from a range of sources—

paintings—but the overall message is the

mundane and literary, personal and cultural;

same: food and its associated practices are

from what a person watches and reads to

worthy of scholarly attention.

where that person shops. This collection begins with analyses of the historical, cultural,

Melissa A. Goldthwaite is a professor of English at Saint Joseph’s University. She has published six books, including The St. Martin’s Guide to Teaching Writing and Books That Cook: The Making of a Literary Meal, and numerous articles. June $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3590-9 296 pages, 6 x 9, 8 illustrations Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms

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Swim Pretty

JENNIFER A. KOKAI

Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature Jennifer A. Kokai

Exploring the impact of aquatic spectacles on our cultural perceptions of water Drawing on cultural associations with bodies

performances helps us better understand

of water, the spectacle of pretty women, and

our ever-changing relationship with the

the appeal of the concept of family-friendly

oceans and their inhabitants. Kokai sorts the

productions, performative aquatic spec-

regard for and harnessing of water in aquatic

tacles portray water as an exotic fantasy

spectacles into three categories—natural,

environment exploitable for the purpose of

tamed, and domesticated—and discusses

entertainment. In Swim Pretty, Jennifer A.

the ways in which these modes of water are

Kokai reveals the influential role of aquatic

engaged in the performances. Ultimately,

spectacles in shaping cultural perceptions

this study links the uncritical love of aquatic

of aquatic ecosystems in the United States

spectacles to a disregard for the rights of

over the past century.

marine animals and lack of concern for the

Examining dramatic works in water and

marine environment.

performances at four water parks, Kokai

m i w S etty Pr

Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature

shows that the evolution of these works and

Jennifer A. Kokai

is an assistant professor and a theatre program coordinator at Weber State University. She has published articles in the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism, Theatre History Studies, the Journal of American Drama and Theatre, and other journals and anthologies.

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braham Lincoln w cian, an inspirat man of humor many may not realize is also a man of ideas. Des ger of formal educations dous intellectual curios the circle of Enlightenm democratic political id these, Lincoln develope convictions that guided h life and his presidency. A a Man of Ideas, a compi from Lincoln scholar Al covers the sources of L examines the beliefs that and brought an end to sl War. These essays reveal L of impressive intellectua as well as a man of great was an apostle of freedo lieve in human free will; Constitution who had to order to save it; a man of m and admirers, but few f opposed slavery but also tion of it; a man of prude political risks than any o Guelzo explores the m Lincoln’s thinking, espec Fathers and the great Eu of democracy. And he president’s struggles with emancipation, religion, a the challenges these issu to Americans today. Lincoln played man lic life—lawyer, politici in each he was driven b convictions, and beliefs

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was instrumental in establishing the Department of Cinema and Photography at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. During Horrell’s lifetime, his photographs appeared in many major metropolitan newspapers and a variety of popular and specialty magazines, including Life, Pic, Youth, and Friends. He died in 1989.

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PHARMACY A HISTORY

The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln

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Poems by Julianna Baggott

JENNIFER A. KOKAI

S wim y t t e r P

Aquatic Spectacles and the Performance of Race, Gender, and Nature

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Food, Feminisms, rhetorics EDITED BY MELIS SA A . GOLDTHWAITE

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