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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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New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

New book explores images of world cultures in Western music

June 29, 2015

In his just-published book Music and the Exotic from the Renaissance to Mozart, musicologist Ralph P. Locke explores how peoples who were considered different from “us” (Europeans) were characterized in popular songs, instrumental works, oratorios, ballets, and operas.

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Book looks at civil rights through Poitier’s films

Book looks at civil rights through Poitier’s films

April 18, 2015

At a time when the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s changed the face of America, Sidney Poitier was probably the most visible black actor in the movie industry. In a new book, The Poitier Effect: The Melodrama and Fantasies of Reconciliation, University of Rochester professor Sharon Willis maintains that while Poitier’s films provide a lens for viewing the possibilities of improved race relations, this perspective doesn’t tell the whole story.

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<i>The Poitier Effect</i>: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

The Poitier Effect: New book by film scholar examines ‘change without change’

April 6, 2015

Sir Sidney Poitier became a cultural icon in the 1950s as the first black actor to break racial barriers in film. But as art and art history professor Sharon Willis argues in her new book, his image on screen creates a false sense of equality that continues to appear in the popular media and remains damaging to race relations today.

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