TTU Home Arts & Sciences Home

Books From A Dynamic Faculty

The following titles are among the most recently authored across a spectrum of disciplines in the College of Arts & Sciences.

Arts & Sciences faculty are encouraged to use the College's online form to submit announcements about books.

 


Recent Books

Jorge Iber, Book, Latino Wrestling, TTU, College of Arts & Sciences

“LATINO AMERICAN WRESTLING EXPERIENCE: OVER 100 YEARS OF WRESTLING HERITAGE IN THE UNITED STATES”
Jorge Iber, Associate Dean in the College of Arts & Sciences and Professor in the Department of History,bring a century's worth of Spanish-speaking student wrestlers and coaches--high school, collegiate, and post-graduate--into the spotlight through 60-plus stories of individual accomplishment and triumph. (Stillwater, Okla.: Latino Wrestling Hall of Fame, e-book, March 2014)


Jacqueline Kolosov, TTU, Memory of Blue

“MEMORY OF BLUE”
Jacqueline Kolosov, Professor in the Department of English, contemplates our inner lives, the connections that bind us to each other, and the joy to be found in the everyday, in “Memory of Blue." Kolosov dedicates this third poetry collection to the late Margaret Sheffield Lutherer, who served Texas Tech for many years. Kolosov will donate 50 percent of book-sale proceeds to a local charity that rescues horses. (Knockeven, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, February 2014)


Jeffrey Williams, TTU, Arts & Sciences, Linguistics, Anthropology, The Aesthetics of Grammar, Cambridge Press

"THE AESTHETICS OF GRAMMAR: SOUND AND MEANING IN THE LANGUAGES OF MAINLAND SOUTHEAST ASIA"
Jeffrey Williams, Professor of Anthropology and Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, provides, in this ground-breaking volume, a detailed comparative overview of the mechanisms by which the aesthetic qualities of speech become grammatical works of art that express and convey emotions, senses, conditions and perceptions that enrich discourse. (Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press, November 2013)


"BREAST OR BOTTLE: CONTEMPORARY CONTROVERSIES IN INFANT-FEEDING POLICY AND PRACTICE"
Amy Koerber, Associate Professor of Communication & Rhetoric in the Department of English, analyzes the changing rhetoric of infant-feeding discourse through critical examination of scientific and medical controversies and the way in which medical beliefs are communicated to the public. (Columbia, S.C.: The University of South Carolina Press, May 2013)


Connie Scarborough TTU

"INSCRIBING THE ENVIRONMENT: ECOCRITICAL APPROACHES TO MEDIEVAL SPANISH LITERATURE"
Connie L. Scarborough, Professor in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, applies the concepts of ecocriticism to key, canonical works from medieval Spain with an eye to authors’ depictions, realistic and symbolic, of their natural surroundings. Scarborough shows how descriptions of the natural world in these texts are informed by both the authors’ perceptions of the environment and established literary models. (Berlin and Boston: De Gruyter, April 2013)


Rich Rice, Texas Tech

"ePORTFOLIO PERFORMANCE SUPPORT SYSTEMS: CONSTRUCTING, PRESENTING, AND ASSESSING PORTFOLIOS"
Co-edited by Rich Rice, Associate Professor of Technical Communication and Rhetoric in the Department of English, this 12-essay collection examines the ways in which ePortfolios can facilitate sustainable and measureable writing-related student development, assessment and accountability, learning and knowledge transfer, and principles related to universal design for learning, just-in-time support, interaction design, and usability testing. (Ft. Collins, Colo.: The WAC Clearinghouse & Anderson, S.C.: Parlor Press, April 2013)


“CANINES IN CERVANTES AND VELAZQUEZ:
AN ANIMAL STUDIES READING OF EARLY MODERN SPAIN”

John Beusterien, Associate Professor and Director of the Comparative Literature Program in the Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures, studies the representation of dogs in literature and art in early modern Spain (London: Ashgate, April 2013)


"EMPIRE OF IDEAS: THE ORIGINS OF PUBLIC DIPLOMACY
AND THE TRANSFORMATION OF U.S. FOREIGN POLICY"

Justin Hart, Associate Professor of U.S. and Foreign Relations in the Department of History, explores the role of propaganda and public relations in the Roosevelt and Truman years (New York: Oxford University Press, January 2013)


"OPERATION SCREWTAPE:
THE ART OF SPIRITUAL WAR"

Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics Andrew Farley's Latest Novel Brings the Spiritual Warfare of C.S. Lewis' "The Screwtape Letters" into the Data-Driven 21st Century (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Baker Publishing Group, December 2012)


"ARCHAEOLOGY IN THE MAKING:
CONVERSATIONS THROUGH A DISCIPLINE"

Co-edited by Christopher Witmore, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Classics, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (London: Routledge, November 2012)


"ARCHAEOLOGY: THE DISCIPLINE OF THINGS"
Co-authored by Christopher Witmore, Associate Professor of Archaeology and Classics, Department of Classical & Modern Languages & Literatures (Berkeley, Calif.: University of California Press, November 2012)


"WORKING THEORIES FOR TEACHING ASSISTANT DEVELOPMENT:
TIME-TESTED AND ROBUST THEORIES, FRAMEWORKS & MODELS FOR TA AND ITA LEARNING"

Edited by Associate Professor Greta Gorsuch, Department of Classical & Modern Languages Literatures (Stillwater, Okla.: New Forums Press, October 2012)


"WORDS BEFORE DAWN"
English Professor William Wenthe's Third Book of Poetry (Baton Rouge, La.; Louisiana State University Press, October 2012)


Book: Militarizing the Border

"MILITARIZING THE BORDER:
WHEN MEXICANS BECAME THE ENEMY"

Assistant History Professor Miguel Levario's New Book Shows How the Past Influences the Present (College Station: Texas A&M University Press, September 2012)


"THE CONTINUUM COMPANION TO AESTHETICS"
Edited by Associate Philosophy Professor Anna Ribeiro (London: Continuum Books, May 2012)


Book: Militarizing the Border

"ARISTOTLE AND THE VIRTUES"
Howard J. Curzer, Professor in the Department of Philosophy, works through Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics virtue-by-virtue, explaining and generally defending Aristotle's claims. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, May 2012)


Book: Latinos in American Cinema

"LATINO AMERICAN CINEMA: AN ENCYCLOPEDIA
OF MOVIES, STARS, CONCEPTS AND TRENDS"

Associate English Professor Scott L. Baugh Specializes in Film Studies and Latin American Culture (Santa Barbara, Calif.; Greenwood, April 2012)


"WOMEN WRITERS AND THE ARTIFACTS OF CELEBRITY
IN THE LONG NINTEENTH CENTURY"

Co-edited by English Professor Ann R. Hawkins (Burlington, Vt;, Ash-gate, February 2012)


"THE ESSENTIALS OF TECHNICAL COMMUNICATION"
Second Edition, Co-edited by Outgoing English Department Chair Sam Dragga (New York; Oxford University Press, December 2011)