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Other and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape book coverOther and Brother: Jesus in the 20th-Century Jewish Literary Landscape

Oxford University Press, 2013
By Neta Stahl
Assistant Professor, Humanities Center and the Jewish Studies Program
Stahl analyzes the work of several Jewish writers beginning in the early 20th century and ending with contemporary Israeli literature. She explores the changes in Jewish life leading to the formation of the state of Israel and how the events that occurred brought about a transformation in the Jewish attitude toward Jesus.

Marginal Modernity book coverMarginal Modernity: The Aesthetics of Dependency from Kierkegaard to Joyce
Fordham University Press, 2013
By Leonardo F. Lisi
Assistant Professor, Humanities Center

Lisi argues that the aesthetics of autonomy, associated with the self-sufficient work of art, and the aesthetics of fragmentation, which was practiced by the avant-gardes, rest on assumptions about the nature of truth and existence that cannot be treated as exhaustive of modernist form.

What Remains: Coming to Terms With Civil War in 19th Century China book coverWhat Remains: Coming to Terms with Civil War in 19th-Century China
Stanford University Press, 2013
By Tobie Meyer-Fong
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History

The Taiping Rebellion was one of the costliest civil wars in history, and while it has been intensely studied, what still remains in question is the effect it had on survivors. Meyer-Fong examines an array of chilling accounts from survivors and the lasting impact the Rebellion had on them.

Pilgrimage and Pogrom book coverPilgrimage and Pogrom: Violence, Memory, and Visual Culture at the Host-Miracle Shrines
of Germany and Austria

University of Chicago Press, 2012
By Mitchell B. Merback
Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, History of Art

Exploring the legends, cult forms, imagery, and architecture of these host-miracle shrines, Merback reveals how they not only reflected but also actively shaped Christian anti-Judaism in the two centuries prior to the Reformation.

Understanding Cognitive Development: Approaches From Mind and Brain book coverUnderstanding Cognitive Development: Approaches From Mind and Brain

Oxford University Press, 2013
Edited by Barbara Landau
Dick and Lynda Todd Professor, Cognitive Science

Landau expands on a number of domains and mechanisms in cognition, such as language, faces, memory, and attention, and represents the wealth of approaches that can be used to give a better understanding on the nature of cognitive development.

The Oldest Word for Dawn book coverThe Oldest Word for Dawn

Knopf, 2013
By Brad Leithauser
Director of Graduate Studies, Writing Seminars

This compilation of new poems and excerpts from previous collections spans almost 30 years. His work displays a wide variety of poetic rhythm and other devices.

Imperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions book coverImperial Portugal in the Age of Atlantic Revolutions: The Luso-Brazilian World, c. 1770-1850
Cambridge University Press, 2013
By Gabriel Paquette
Assistant Professor, History

Paquette explores how Portugal was affected by, and responded to, the experience of imperial dismemberment, focusing on the Portuguese Civil War and the new imperial projects for Southern Africa launched after 1830.

Informal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India book coverInformal Labor, Formal Politics, and Dignified Discontent in India

Cambridge University Press, 2013
By Rina Agarwala
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Agarwala offers a theoretical approach to understanding contemporary state-society relations and explains the informal workers’ social movements and the conditions that drive them toward success or failure.