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Contents By Author Berlin, Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live...................................................................................................................5 Dionne, Project Planning for the Stage: Tools and Techniques for Managing Extraordinary Performances ..................10 Ferdman, Off Sites: Contemporary Performance beyond Site-Specific...............................................................................10 Glenn, Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope....................................................................................................11 Harrison, Fight Like a Tiger: Conway Barbour and the Challenges of the Black Middle Class in NineteenthCentury...... America...............................................................................................................................................................2 Henning, View from True North....................................................................................................................................................4 Holst, Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois...........................................................................3 Leichtle and Carveth, Crusade Against Slavery: Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom................................................9 Logan & Slater, Academic and Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability...............................................................11 Russell, Fluorspar Mining: Photos from Illinois and Kentucky, 1905–1995........................................................................8 Scott, A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State: Readings from the “Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society”.............................................................................................................................................................9 Stockwell, Interrupted Odyssey: Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians..................................................................1 Tackach, Lincoln and the Natural Environment........................................................................................................................6

By Subject

American History......................................... 2, 9 Grant.................................................................. 1 Lincoln......................................................3, 6, 7, 12 Poetry..................................................................4, 5

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Interrupted Odyssey

Ulysses S. Grant and the American Indians Mary Stockwell

A bold reappraisal of Grant’s goal to save American Indians In this first book devoted to the genesis,

rescue the tribes from certain destruction.

Grant’s comprehensive American Indian

mination by moving them to reservations,

failure, and lasting legacy of Ulysses S. policy, Mary Stockwell shows Grant as an

essential bridge between Andrew Jack-

son’s pushing Indians out of the American experience and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s

Grant hoped to save the Indians from exterwhere they would be guarded by the U.S. Army, and welcoming them into the nation as American citizens.

Though his dreams were interrupted

welcoming them back in. Situating Grant

through the opposition of Congress, re-

after the Civil War, Interrupted Odyssey

set his country firmly toward making Indians

at the center of Indian policy development

reveals the bravery and foresight of the

eighteenth president in saying that Indians must be saved and woven into the fabric of American life.

In the late 1860s, before becoming pres-

ident, Grant collaborated with Ely Parker, a

Seneca Indian who became his first commissioner of Indian affairs, on a plan to

formers, and the tribes themselves, Grant

full participants in the national experience. In setting Grant’s contributions against the

wider story of the American Indians, Stock-

well’s bold, thoughtful reappraisal reverses

the general dismissal of Grant’s approach to the Indians as a complete failure and

highlights the courage of his policies during a time of great prejudice.

Mary Stockwell, a retired professor of history at Lourdes University, is the author of Unlikely General: “Mad” Anthony Wayne and the Battle for America; The Other Trail of Tears: The Removal of the Ohio Indians; Woodrow Wilson: The Last Romantic; and several educational books for young people.

September $34.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3670-8 272 pages, 6 x 9, 20 illustrations World of Ulysses S. Grant

“Taking a cue from Homer’s ancient epic, Mary Stockwell’s Interrupted Odyssey takes us on a heart-wrenching journey through hope, despair, and finally faith in a better future for all American citizens, including the tribes of the Far West.” —William D. Pederson, coeditor, James Madison: Philosopher, Founder, and Statesman

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Also of Interest

The Decision Was Always My Own: Ulysses S. Grant and the Vicksburg Campaign Timothy B. Smith

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Citizen of a Wider Commonwealth: Ulysses S. Grant’s Postpresidential Diplomacy

Edited by John F. Marszalek

Edwina S. Campbell

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The Best Writings of Ulysses S. Grant

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Fight Like a Tiger

Conway Barbour and the Challenges of the Black Middle Class in Nineteenth-Century America Victoria L. Harrison

Examining a fascinating and unconventional life of upward mobility Born a slave in western Virginia about

was simultaneously married to two women.

1840s. His adventurous life took him

found in each place he lived that he was

1815, Barbour was a free man by the late

through Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky; Cleveland, Ohio; Alton, Illinois; and Little Rock and Lake Village, Arkansas.

In search of upward mobility, he worked

Despite an unconventional life, Barbour

one of many free black people who fought

to better themselves alongside their white countrymen.

Victoria L. Harrison argues that the idea

as a steamboat steward, tried his hand at

of a black middle class traced its origins to

politics. He sought, but was denied, a Civil

teenth century and developed alongside

several commercial ventures, and entered War military appointment that would have provided financial stability.

Blessed with intelligence, competence,

and energy, Barbour was quick to identify opportunities as they appeared in business,

politics, and personal relationships—he

the free black population of the mid-ninethe idea of a white middle class. Although

slavery and racism meant that the definition of middle class was not identical for white people and free people of color, they shared similar desires for advancement.

Victoria L. Harrison

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is an instructor in the department of historical studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has published essays in the Journal of the Cover art may change Illinois State Historical Society and Ohio Valley History.

“Victoria L. Harrison tells the interesting and complicated story of ambitious former slave Conway Barbour. Harrison carefully places this story within the contexts of racial mores, section politics, and gender roles in nineteenth-century America. She blends a sophisticated understanding of Barbour’s multifaceted character with a portrayal of an emerging black middle class.” —Stanley Harrold, author of Lincoln and the Abolitionists

“In Fight Like a Tiger, Victorian L. Harrison brings to light the singular Conway Barbour, a mid-nineteenth-century man on the move. Her meticulous research and lucid prose lead scholars into Barbour’s previously hidden life; in the process she challenges how historians think about class, race, and place.” —Dana Elizabeth Weiner, author of Race and Rights: Fighting Slavery and Prejudice in the Old Northwest, 1830–1870

Also of Interest Black Legislators in Louisiana during Reconstruction

Lincoln and the U.S. Colored Troops John David Smith

Charles Vincent

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Black Troops, White Commanders, and Freedmen during the Civil War Howard C. Westwood

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois Historic Houses of Lincoln’s Illinois Erika Holst

A unique look into Lincoln’s world The Illinois Abraham Lincoln lived in—a

era and legacy in central Illinois. Along with

railroads, log cabins, and rural county

and historical photographs, entries con-

place of unbroken prairie, steamboats, seats—long ago gave way to the modern

world of interstate highways, commercial farmland, and cities. Yet houses and inns

from Lincoln’s time survive, providing a physical connection to the past.

This richly illustrated compendium of

twenty-two historic buildings in the Abra-

dozens of modern full-color photographs

tain explorations of historical connections to Lincoln and detailed information about

exceptional features and artifacts. Complete with maps, the book is a handy guide for day trips, extended tours, or armchair adventures.

A showcase of Illinois heritage, this en-

ham Lincoln National Heritage Area in-

lightening guide promotes a new under-

all of which are open to the public. Each site

family, friends, colleagues, and political

cludes houses, a hotel, and an art center, links today’s visitors with a place Lincoln

lived, a home of a Lincoln friend or a colleague, or a spot that illuminates Lincoln’s

standing of Lincoln’s relationships with allies and inspires readers to visit these historic treasures in person.

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“If a picture is worth a thousand words, this book is priceless. Learned, informative, and intriguing, Looking for Lincoln in Illinois proudly showcases a new social history that brings historic sites alive. I warmly recommend it for all Americans who have rediscovered Lincoln in a troubled era.”

October $21.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3696-8 136 pages, 6 x 9, 114 illustrations Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

—Charles B. Strozier, author of Your Friend Forever: The Enduring Friendship of Abraham Lincoln and Joshua Speed

See more books in the Looking for Lincoln in Illinois series at www.siupress.com/lookingforlincoln. Also of Interest Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincoln’s Springfield Bryon C. Andreasen

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: Lincon and Mormon County Bryon C. Andreasen

$19.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3384-4 136 pages, 6 x 9,115 illustrations Looking for Lincoln in Illinois

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Looking for Lincoln in Illinois: A Guide to Lincoln’s Eighth Judicial Circuit Guy C. Fraker

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View from True North Poems by Sara Henning

Testifying to the impact of alcoholism, abuse, and sexual repression In these edgy poems of witness, Sara

epiphanic. And yet these feverish lyric po-

and curator of the destructive legacies of

where Rolling Stone covers and hidden

Henning’s speaker serves as both conduit alcoholism and multigenerational closeting. Considering the impact of addiction

and sexual repression in the family and on

its individual members, Henning explores with deft compassion the psychological ramifications of traumas across multiple generations.

With the starling as an unspoken trope

for victims who later perpetuate the cycle

of abuse, suffering and shame become

ems find a sharp beauty in their grieving, erotic photographs turn into talismans of regret and empathy. After the revelation that

her deceased grandfather was a closeted homosexual “who lived two lives,” Henning

considers the lasting effects of shame in regard to the silence, oppression, and

erasure of sexual identity, issues that are

of contemporary concern to the LGBTQIA community.

Part eyewitness testimony, part autoeth-

forces dangerous enough to down airliners.

nography, this book of memory and history,

lationships, the destructive effects of long-

poems “too brutal and strange to suffer /

The strands Henning weaves—violent reterm closeting, and the pall that shame

casts over entire lives—are hauntingly

constantly seeking and yearning, is full of [their] way anywhere but home.”

Sara Henning is the author of one other poetry book, A Sweeter Water. Her po-

ems have appeared in Quarterly West, Witness, Passages North, RHINO, Meridian, and the Cincinnati Review. In 2015 she won the Crazyhorse Lynda Hull Memorial Poetry Prize. She is a visiting assistant professor of English and creative writing at Stephen F. Austin State University.

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“The impeccable crafting, formal mastery, and literary intelligence of View from True North all function as a brave counterbalance to the harrowing material at its core. . . . Henning’s ravishing music is in revolt against the trauma of the book’s narrative, just as her sonnet sequences provide the ballast of history, of virtuosity. Sara Henning, a ‘trickster,’ ‘an heiress of disaster,’ has composed a radical masterpiece.” —Diane Seuss, author of Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl 

When I say a son broken open by his father

by his father, I mean a son, not a sweat-split Eden

is becoming a starling, I mean feathers are unfurling from his skin, and confused

where no only means he’s rising through fog, not a sheen of danger,

as he is by his wrists uncoiling, by his thumbs

a canopy of trees silking the soles of his

angling into a dirt -flushed twosome of bastard alulae, he imagines

pollen-luscious feet. When I say a son broken open, I mean

he’s only a boy unhitching the day

a son shape-shifting past the velvet scrim

from his shoulders, boy rushing through a whole fruit orchard of minor

of orchard and ether, a son who learns to leave his body

grievances, the sun -bruised flesh of the fallen

at the first slow pierce of his father’s song.

scenting the backs of his knees. When I say a son broken open

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Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live Poems by Monica Berlin

Poems of resilience and intimacy in uncertain times Monica Berlin’s Nostalgia for a World

weather lays claim to its own field of vi-

confluence of relentless news cycles and

after. Berlin reminds us we are at the

Where We Can Live resides at the turbulent the repeated rending of our interior lives. In

Berlin’s poetry sorrow makes its own landscape—solitary, intimate, forward-looking. Whether we attempt to traverse it or choose

bypass, her poems show us where we live, how we carry on.

These poems notice the day in the wind,

the night tucked up to the train tracks, and

sion. Here, too, devastation: what’s left

mercy of rivers, oceans, earth, wind, rain, blizzard, drought, and each other.

“Maybe what I mean / to say is that I’ve

come to see all the names we might / recognize destruction by,” Berlin’s speaker

discovers. “We might / sometimes, stupidly, call it love.”

On her familiar prairie of lyricism and tu-

a slipping-in of yesterday, memory-laden,

mult, beauty and ruin, Berlin’s poems insist,

tomorrow. Here is the Midwest, vibrant and

both mournful and urgent, both a “little book

alongside the promise of a more hopeful

relic, in the ongoing years of collapse and recovery.

Here the constant companionship of

plead, and seek to reassure. In a collection of days” and a song, this poet meditates on

loss, wonder, and always the consolations of language.


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surface. Like how, years ago, a young woman held open a datebook scribbled over & said, All my days look like car accidents. I hadn’t thought to look at the pages. Or how, lately, my son remakes the world every time he doesn’t know the word spoken, repeating back what he thinks he heard—quad becoming cloud, noose into news. Don’t stop me if I’ve told you any of this before.

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Monica Berlin is a professor of English at Knox College in Illinois. She is the coauthor of No Shape Bends the River So Long, winner of the 2013 New Measure Poetry Prize, and the chapbooks Your Small Towns of Adult Sorrow & Melancholy and From Maybe to Region. Her poems have appeared in many journals, including Kenyon Review, Cincinnati Review, Colorado Review, The Journal, Ecotone, and DIAGRAM.

He had one tense for a whole year. Twelve months of the present verb might almost explain the sound my mother’s shoulders still make in the thirty-year dark, darker, where she cries for my dead father long before he dies. Day after car accident-ridden day. It wouldn’t matter if we wanted to, we can’t forget everything, & I’m pretty sure we don’t get to choose. Once, as a very cold & drowsy child, I adjusted the thermostat as far as it would go. I awoke certain the house was on fire. I laugh to tell it now, but sometimes even that heat comes back. Today I tell my son the way to make a thing not scary is to look completely at the thing itself. When someone touches my hair I turn to find a woman I’ve never seen before. I just want to feel

“In Nostalgia for a World Where We Can Live, Monica Berlin asks essential questions about the world we live in, a world defined by disaster, in which the speaker finds herself ‘stunned silent or stunned angry / or just stunned.’ There is a beloved child, who a mother realizes will ‘go on without us.’ There is a dead father who haunts every landscape. Most of all, there is the news—towns are swallowed by floods, levees are breached, cities burn, and earthquakes wreck the earth. And yet there is not only grief but vivid joy. This is a book about how to navigate a life and how to raise a child in a world that is both brutal and beautiful.” —Nicole Cooley, author of Breach

something real again, she says, sorry, quickly passing.

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Lincoln and the Natural Environment James Tackach

Tracing Lincoln’s place in the natural world from the farm to Reconstruction Lincoln was born in a generation that grew

But he and his party failed to take steps to

industrialization transformed the American

the destruction of the environment in the

up on farms but began to move to cities as

economy. Turning away from the outdoor, manual labor of his youth, he chose careers

in law and politics but always found solace

outside, first on the prairies of Illinois and, later, at the woodsy presidential retreat. As

Tackach shows, Lincoln relied on examples and metaphors from the natural world in his

mid-nineteenth century, Tackach outlines

how some American writers, the first voices for protection and conservation, began to

call attention to the results of deforestation

and the overhunting of animals during Lincoln’s lifetime.

In this groundbreaking environmental

speeches and writings.

biography of Abraham Lincoln, James

endorsed the Industrial Revolution, which

ship with the natural world from his birth and

As a member of the Whig Party Lincoln

transformed the nation’s economy and its

physical, social, and cultural landscapes, and advocated for the creation of rail-

roads, canals, roads, and bridges to facilitate growth and the distribution of products.

December $24.95sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3698-2 152 pages, 5 x 8, 8 illustrations Concise Lincoln Library

protect the natural environment. Surveying

Tackach maps Lincoln’s lifelong relationboyhood on Midwestern farms through his political career and presidency dealing with

the effects of the Industrial Revolution and the Civil War.

James Tackach is a professor of English at Roger Williams University and the president of the Lincoln Group of Boston. He is the author of Lincoln’s Moral Vision: The Second Inaugural Address and numerous articles on Abraham Lincoln.

“In this groundbreaking work James Tackach provides unique insight into the life and career of Abraham Lincoln. While Lincoln can’t really be labeled ‘green’ in the modern sense, as a young man he unavoidably interacted with his rural environment and, though later in life abandoning the frontier, as president he signed legislation setting aside Yosemite. A must-read for any Lincoln enthusiast.” —Thomas Reed Turner, author of Beware the People Weeping: Public Opinion and the Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

“Agrarian, industrialist, inventor—Abraham Lincoln was all of these as well as a politician and lawyer. The real beauty of James Tackach’s very original book is how he connects Lincoln to his environment in a most meaningful way. Despite civil war, America was  in the midst of its own Industrial Revolution and “Age of Enlightenment.” Abraham Lincoln was in the middle of both. He was the only president to obtain a patent to assist in river navigation. He signed the bill for the transcontinental railroad and supported internal improvements for his state and the nation. As president, he created the National Academy of Science.” —Frank J. Williams, founding Chair of The Lincoln Forum and retired Chief Justice of the RI Supreme Court

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Also in the Concise Lincoln Library

See more books in the Concise Lincoln Library at www.conciselincolnlibrary.com. “Southern Illinois University Press’s Concise Lincoln Library series . . . is an excellent series of compact books. The premise of the series is to give readers the opportunity to quickly engage at a sophisticated level with selected Lincoln topics by noted Lincoln scholars. I own all volumes and haven’t been disappointed by a single one of them.” —Tom Peet, author of Reading Lincoln

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Fluorspar Mining

Photos from Illinois and Kentucky, 1905–1995 Herbert K. Russell

The rich history of a once-vital industry This first-ever pictorial record of the men

and appeal to collectors, Russell pro-

Fluorspar District from the 1900s to the

uses, from metal work by ancient Ro-

and methods of the Illinois-Kentucky 1990s covers early and modern methods

of extracting, hoisting, processing, and

transporting fluorspar from mine mouth

to end user. Nearly one hundred images

carefully selected by author Herbert K.

Russell show early pick-and-shovel extraction and open-flame lighting as well

as primitive drilling methods and trans-

portation by barrels, buckets, barges, mule teams, and trams, in addition to

mans to the processing of uranium by scientists seeking to perfect the atomic

bomb. Illinois made fluorspar its state

mineral in 1965, but there was little federal effort to protect the industry from for-

eign imports. Fluorspar mining ended in Kentucky in 1985 and in Illinois in 1995, though the district still contains substantial reserves.

Preserving what is known about the

modern equipment and sophisticated

industry by miners, managers, and mu-


torial history looks both above and below

refinement procedures such as froth Besides illustrating fluorspar’s beauty

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vides an overview of its many industrial

seums, this detailed and fascinating picground at fluorspar mining.

Herbert K. Russell, retired director of college relations at John A. Logan College, is a literary scholar and Illinois historian who has been a college teacher, editor, and writer. The author of several encyclopedia articles and books, including The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History, he is the editor of Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio and A Southern Illinois Album: Farm Security Administration Photographs, 1936–1943.

Also of Interest Southern Illinois Coal: A Portfolio William C. Horrell

$24.95t Paper 978-0-8093-3599-2 130 pages, 83⁄4 x 81⁄2, 78 illustrations Shawnee Books

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The State of Southern Illinois: An Illustrated History

Death Underground: The Centralia and West Frankfort Mine Disasters

Herbert K. Russell

$39.95t Cloth 978-0-8093-3056-0 232 pages, 81⁄2 x 11, 262 illustrations Shawnee Books

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Robert E. Hartley and David Kenney

$22.95t Paper 978-0-8093-2706-5 250 pages, 6 x 9, 30 illustrations

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A Bicentennial Commemorative of the Prairie State “As Illinois celebrates its bicentennial in 2018, it is important to know our history. The Illinois State Historical Society is to be commended for putting together this selection of articles from its 110-year-old Journal to help tell the story of Illinois. This state has a great story filled with fascinating people, ideas, places, and events, and this book provides a wonderful starting point for exploring them all.” —Jesse White, Illinois Secretary of State and state archivist

Readings from the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

Edited by David W. Scott, with a foreword by Leah Joy Axelrod Culled from the Journal of the Illinois

the Underground Railroad to the Lincoln

of scholarship, this curated volume of more

Women’s Suffrage amendment, and from

State Historical Society’s 110-year archive than thirty articles offers insights into the

colorful episodes, meaningful events, and

significant characters in the rich history of

Illinois. Edited by David W. Scott and selected by committee, this book celebrates

the state’s two-hundred-year history with a broad scope of voices and perspectives.

Organized chronologically, with a short

summary introducing each article, this compendium of Illinois lore covers the

story, from the Columbian Exposition to the education reformers to civil rights activists in Chicago. Also among the pages of the

book are Civil War soldiers, politicians, entrepreneurs, musicians, clergymen, civic

leaders, farmers, and union members. Major themes include achievements and breakthroughs, setbacks and tragedies,

conflict and cooperation, and cases of the shameful and heroic.

In commemorating the Prairie State’s two

early 1800s to the modern era. Localities

hundred years in one volume, this collection

from Quincy to Urbana. Topics range from

as they anticipate its future.

covered range from Chicago to Cairo and

will guide readers to explore the state’s past

David W. Scott is chairman of the publications committee of the Board of the Illinois

August $29.50sp Cloth 978-0-8093-3688-3 432 pages, 6 x 9, 18 illustrations

State Historical Society and a past president of the organization. His work has appeared in several historical journals, including Illinois Heritage and the Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society.


Crusade Against Slavery Edward Coles, Pioneer of Freedom Kurt E. Leichtle and Bruce G. Carveth

Edward Coles was a wealthy heir to a central

his moral and legal battles against slavery

second governor of Illinois, the loyal personal

that was strongly ingrained in the business in-

Virginia plantation, an ardent emancipator, the

secretary to President James Madison, and a close antislavery associate of Thomas Jeffer-

son. Rejecting slavery from a young age, Coles emancipated his slaves and provided them with their own plots of land in Illinois, where a

surprise political run led to his governorship. At great personal cost, Coles led the effort to block the constitutional convention that would

have legalized slavery in Illinois. The story of

unearths new perspectives on an institution

terests at the economic base of the fledgling state. Coles lived the remainder of his life in

Philadelphia, continuing the crusade against slavery and keeping in touch with the men and

women he had freed. This book traces the lives

of many of his former slaves and shows how Coles struggled to accept Madison’s inability

to live up to the ideals of freedom both men shared.

Kurt E. Leichtle is a professor emeritus of history at the University of Wisconsin, River

Falls. His articles have been published in the Magazine of History, The Historical Encyclopedia, and The Encyclopedia of War.

Bruce G. Carveth is a writer and former editor for business publications. “This book recognizes a man who did great things in Madison County, and I highly recommend it.”

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Project Planning for the Stage Tools and Techniques for Managing Extraordinary Performances Rich Dionne

Dionne reframes the theatre production as a project and provides essential tools for

“Dionne has taken the science of project management and translated it into the art of theatre. By distilling foundational concepts into practical examples, Dionne takes the reader on a journey to improve both their personal practices and their production outcomes.” —Mark Shanda, coauthor of Drafting for the Theatre

understanding and managing it efficiently.

including opera and dance, to illustrate these processes in clear and concise language.

This book is a valuable addition to the libraries

Project Planning for the Stage is organized

of technical managers in live entertainment.

cycle of a theatre production: defining the goals

master electricians, properties masters, and

into four sections corresponding to the life and scope of the production and assembling

the crew; planning, estimating, and scheduling;

executing and managing; and closing and

strike. Each section focuses on relevant concepts and skills and outlines the application

of effective project-planning procedures and

techniques—including critical path analysis. Dionne provides essential tools for tracking

and monitoring a project’s progress and

uses examples from different theatre genres,

Technical directors, costume shop managers, video supervisors—anyone managing even part of a production—needs to understand

project-planning concepts such as knowing

the boundaries of authority and responsibility, parametric and bottom-up estimates, and precedence diagrams. The incredibly useful

and powerful tools outlined allow any technical manager to deliver the best possible outcome for a production.

Rich Dionne is an assistant professor and a faculty technical director in the Patti and Rusty Rueff School of Visual and Performing Arts at Purdue University. He has published articles in TD&T and Stage Directions. He has served as the production manager at the Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey and as the technical director for the Berkshire Theatre Festival, Alpine Theatre Project, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, and Dorset Theatre Festival.

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Off Sites

Contemporary Performance beyond Site-Specific Bertie Ferdman

Originally used for experimental staging prac-

Ferdman outlines the theoretical ground-

tices and then later also for engaged situational

work for her study in the introduction. Individual

the many contemporary variations of site spe-

the interdisciplinary discourse of disciplinary

events, site-specific is no longer sufficient for cific performance.

Using the term off-site, Ferdman illustrates

five distinct ways artists have challenged the disciplinary framework of site-specific theatre: blurring the traditional boundaries between

chapters focus on distinct types of off sites— sites; the spaces of audience engagement with

spectator sites; the dislocation of time for temporal sites; and the historiographical spaces of mapping for urban sites.

Ferdman examines site-based work being

the fictional and the real; changing how the

done in the Americas by contemporary com-

and whether they are physically together or

forms and practices for site-driven theatre.

audience and actor interact with each other

apart; fabricating sites from physically bound,

conceptually constructed, or virtual spaces;

staging live situations in real/nonreal and often mediated encounters; and challenging our preconceived notions of time and space.

panies and artists experimenting with new

Key productions discussed include Private

Moment by David Levine, Geyser Land by Mary Ellen Strom and Ann Carlson, Dream of the Red Chamber by Jim Findlay, and Mi Vida Después by Lola Arias.

Bertie Ferdman is an associate professor at Borough of Manhattan Community College at the City University of New York, where she teaches theater studies and public speaking. Her essays have appeared in the Drama Review, Theater, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Theatre Journal, Theatre Survey, and Performance Research.

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Rhetorical Feminism and This Thing Called Hope


Cheryl Glenn

Rhetoric and feminism have yet to coalesce into

rhetorical practices, and greater appreciation

advances the feminist rhetorical project by

silence and listening.

a singular recognizable field, but Cheryl Glenn

introducing a new theory of rhetorical feminism.

for alternative means of delivery, including

Threaded throughout are discussions of

Clarifying how feminist rhetorical practices have

the key features of rhetorical feminism that

equips the field with tools for a more expansive

understandings, inform rhetorical theories,

given rise to this innovative approach, this book

and productive dialogue and offers an alternative to hegemonic rhetorical histories, theories, and practices articulated in Western

culture. This alternative theory engages, addresses, and supports feminist rhetorical practices that include openness, authentic

dialogue and deliberation, interrogation of the status quo, collaboration, respect, and

progress. Rhetorical feminists establish greater representation and inclusivity of everyday

rhetors, disidentification with traditional

can be used to negotiate cross-boundary mis/ advance feminist rhetorical research methods and methodologies, and energize feminist

practices within the university. Glenn discusses the power of rhetorical feminism when applied

in classrooms, the specific ways it inspires and sustains mentoring, and the ways it

supports administrators, especially directors

of writing programs. Thus, the innovative theory of rhetorical feminismopens up a new

field of research, theory, and practice at the intersection of rhetoric and feminism.

Cheryl Glenn is the Distinguished Professor of English at the Pennsylvania State University, the director of the Program in Writing and Rhetoric there, and a coeditor of the Studies in Rhetoric and Feminisms series. Her publications include Rhetoric Retold: Regendering the Tradition from Antiquity through the Renaissance; Unspoken: A Rhetoric of Silence; Silence and Listening as Rhetorical Arts; and Rhetoric and Writing Studies in the New Century: Historiography, Pedagogy, and Politics.

November $40.00s Paper 978-0-8093-3694-4 288 pages, 6 x 9 Studies in Rhetorics and Feminisms

Academic and Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability Edited by Shirley Wilson Logan and Wayne H. Slater

Editors Shirley Wilson Logan and Wayne H.

This collection takes stock of the historical,

Slater bring together leading scholars in rhet-

rhetorical, linguistic, digital, and evaluative as-

trends, and future of academic and profes-

cation. Among the critical issues addressed

oric and composition to consider the history, sional writing in higher education through the lens of five central questions.

Essays explore successes and challenges

in the establishment and development of writing programs at four major institutions, identify the features of language that facilitate

academic and professional communication, look at the ways digital practices in academic and professional writing have shaped how

writers compose and respond to texts, and examine the role of assessment in curriculum

pects of the teaching of writing in higher edu-

are how university writing programs were first established and what early challenges they faced, where writing programs were housed

and who administered them, how the language backgrounds of composition students

inform the way writing is taught, the ways in which current writing technologies create new

digital environments, and how student learning and programmatic outcomes should be assessed.

and pedagogy.

Shirley Wilson Logan is a professor emerita of English at the University of Maryland and the author of With Pen and Voice: A Critical Anthology of Nineteenth-Century African-American Women and We Are Coming: The Persuasive Discourse of Nineteenth-Century Black Women, among others. Wayne H. Slater is an associate professor in the College of Education at the University of

Maryland. His research articles have appeared in the Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, and Reading and Writing Quarterly.

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Fashioning Lives Black Queers and the Politics of Literacy

“Fashioning Lives brings to visibility and critical attention thought-provoking literacy histories of African Americans who identify as LGBTQ and underscores literacy as a tool not only for surveillance and censorship but also for salvation and restoration.” —Jacqueline Jones Royster, coauthor, Feminist Rhetorical Practices: New Horizons for Rhetoric, Composition, and Literacy Studies

Eric Darnell Pritchard

$45.00 Paper 978-0-8093-3554-1 320 pages, 6 x 9

2018 CCCC Lavender Rhetorics Award for Excellence in Queer Scholarship 2018 CCCC Advancement of Knowledge Award 2017 Outstanding Book Award from the Conference on Community Writing

Cosmopolitan English and Transliteracy

“You contributes to recent challenges to English monolingualism in composition, comparative rhetorics, comparative literature, second language writing, and world Englishes.”

Xiaoye You

—Bruce Horner, endowed chair in rhetoric and composition, University of Louisville

$40.00 Paper 978-0-8093-3524-4 300 pages, 6 x 9, 5 illustrations

2018 CCCC Research Impact Award

Rhetorics of Whiteness Postracial Hauntings in Popular Culture, Social Media, and Education

“The caliber of the scholars who contribute to Rhetorics of Whiteness, the issues these scholars address, and the manner in which they tackle these issues are provocative, bold, and interesting.” —Vorris Nunley, author, Keepin’ It Hushed: The Barbershop and African American Hush Harbor Rhetoric

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The Homesick Phone Book

Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict Cynthia Haynes

2018 CCCC Outstanding Book Award in the Edited Collection Category “This book is a game changer—a profoundly original work of post-criticism that performs the innovations for which it argues. Haynes goes beyond the conventions not just of argumentation but of English as a discipline, proposing convincingly that rhetoric as education concerns apparatus (social machine) in general, not only alphabetic writing but also digital media.” —Gregory Ulmer, professor of English and media studies, University of Florida

2017 RSA Book Award

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Lincoln’s Sense of Humor Richard Carwardine

$24.95 Cloth 978-0-8093-3614-2 184 pages, 5 x 8, 10 illustrations Concise Lincoln Library

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“Ridiculed by political enemies and unappreciated by many allies, Lincoln’s sense of humor and bountiful fund of funny stories get a fresh and trenchant analysis in this important study. Richard Carwardine shows how Lincoln’s anecdotes not only served a therapeutic function to counter his melancholy but also helped him drive home important points of policy and strategy.” —James McPherson, author of The War That Forged a Nation: Why the Civil War Still Matters

2018 Abraham Lincoln Institute Book Prize

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