More Faculty Books

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Scientific Cosmology and International Orders
By Bentley Allen
Political Science
Shows how scientific ideas have transformed international politics since 1550.


Sound and the Ancient Senses
Edited by Shane Butler
Classics
Explores ancient culture and the relation of oral performance and transmission to the circulation and uses of written texts.


There’s No Such Thing as “The Economy”: Essays on Capitalist Value
By Samuel Chambers
Political Science
Provides an understanding of the basic logic of capital by exploring the link between economics and value.


The Road to Universal Health Coverage: Innovation, Equity, and the New Health Economy
Co-edited by Louis Galambos and Jeffrey Sturchio
History
Examines the work of the private sector to help countries achieve universal health coverage.


The Life of Imagination: Revealing and Making the World
By Jennifer Gosetti-Ferencei
German and Romance Languages and Literatures
Delivers a new conception of imagination that places it at the heart of our engagement with the world.


The Personalization of Democratic Politics and the Challenge for Political Parties
Co-edited by Richard Katz
Political Science
Documents the extent of personalization in politics and addresses questions about its nature, how it is manifested, and consequences for political parties, governance, and democracy.


Sculptural Seeing: Relief, Optics, and the Rise of Perspective in Medieval Italy
By Christopher Lakey
History of Art
Reveals that the concepts that informed the codification of perspective by Renaissance painters were already being employed by sculptors centuries earlier.


The Promise of Elsewhere
By Brad Leithauser
The Writing Seminars
A comic novel about a Midwestern professor who tries to prop up his failing prospects for happiness by setting out on the journey of a lifetime.


The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon
Co-edited by Yitzhak Melamed
Philosophy
The first complete and annotated English translation of philosopher Solomon Maimon’s memoir.


Essex Clay
By Sir Andrew Motion
The Writing Seminars
Rekindles, expands, and gives a tragic resonance to subjects that have haunted the poet throughout his writing life.


The Art of Being: The Poetics of the Novel and Existentialist Philosophy
By Yi-Ping Ong
Comparative Thought and Literature
Examines issues of authority, freedom, and self-knowledge in the poetics of the 19th- and 20th-century realist novel.


Anthropocene Unseen: A Lexicon
Co-edited by Anand Pandian
Anthropology
Catalogs ways to pluralize and radicalize our picture of the Anthropocene, to make it speak more effectively to a wider range of contemporary societies and circumstances.


The Spanish Disquiet: The Biblical Natural Philosophy of Benito Arias Montano
By María Portuondo
History of Science and Technology
Shows the influence Benito Arias Montano had on early modern science through his approach to the study of nature.


Literary Forgery in Early Modern Europe, 1450–1800
Co-edited by Walter Stephens and Earle Havens
German and Romance Languages and Literatures
Explores the prevalence of forgery in early modern Europe and its connections to politics, religion, philosophy, and literature.


Schnauzer: A Play in One Act
By David Yezzi
The Writing Seminars
One critic described Schnauzer as “a bold play-in-verse about our feral need for love untethered.”