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New book brings shadow into the light

New book brings shadow into the light

July 22, 2016

A new book, edited by Kenneth Gross and compiled from lectures by the late John Hollander, traces shadow’s literary history from ancient to modern times.

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In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

In Goethe’s novel families, love is all that matters

July 22, 2016

Susan Gustafson’s recently published book examines Johann Goethe’s depiction of family in his literary works, which were cutting-edge compared to the actual state of marriage and family in early 19th-century Germany.

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Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

Three things you didn’t know about the American Revolution

July 1, 2016

America typically celebrates the 4th of July as a unifying victory for the country, but the road to independence was more divisive and violent than most people realize, according to historian Thomas Slaughter.

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Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

Laura Ackerman Smoller wins La Corónica International Book Award

May 23, 2016

The professor of history was honored by the largest gathering of medievalist scholars in North America for her book The Saint and the Chopped-Up Baby: The Cult of Vincent Ferrer in Medieval and Early Modern Europe.

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2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

2016 Best Translated Book Award finalists announced

April 20, 2016

Ten works of fiction and six poetry collections remain in the running for this year’s Best Translated Book Awards following the announcement of the two shortlists yesterday by Three Percent, the University’s translation-centric literary website.

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Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, <em>Letter from a Young Poet</em>

Thoughts on Hyam Plutzik, Letter from a Young Poet

April 20, 2016

In the posthumously published memoir Letter from a Young Poet, University poet Hyam Plutzik, describes early aspects of his efforts to become a poet.

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Book focuses on role of school districts in leading reform

Book focuses on role of school districts in leading reform

March 21, 2016

Kara Finnigan, associate professor of educational policy at the Warner School of Education, has coedited a book about the important role of central district offices in turning around the nation’s lowest performing schools.

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From <em>Uncle Tom</em> to <em>Aunt Phillis</em>: Professor sheds new light on race, slavery in American literature

From Uncle Tom to Aunt Phillis: Professor sheds new light on race, slavery in American literature

February 25, 2016

Ezra Tawil has edited a new collection of essays that show how the complex legacies of race and slavery have been addressed in American culture from the 18th century to the present day.

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Eastman professor celebrates glee club that changed his life

Eastman professor celebrates glee club that changed his life

February 11, 2016

Michael Alan Anderson’s usual field of research is medieval sacred music. But for his latest book he turned his attention to the Notre Dame Glee club, one of the oldest in the country and one that changed how he saw music as a student there in the 1990s.

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New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

New book examines rise of religious intolerance in medieval Spain

December 14, 2015

Staged events—similar to this “Game of Stickes” played in Valladolid in honor of Philip the Fair—helped harden Christian attitudes toward Muslims in medieval Spain, argues historian Thomas Devaney in his new book Enemies in the Plaza: Urban Spectacle and the End of Spanish Frontier Culture, 1460–1492.

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