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Bains, Christopher

Bains, Christopher. De l’esthétisme au modernisme: Théophile Gautier, Ezra Pound. Paris :Champion, 2012. Print.

Dr. Christopher Bains, Assistant Professor of French, published his monograph, De l’esthétisme au modernisme (From Aestheticism to Modernism), with French publisher Honoré Champion. This comparative study examines the dominant features of French aestheticism and describes their continuation, transformation, and death with regard to the emergence of Anglo-American modernism. It focuses on the critical writings, poetry, and prose of French writer Théophile Gautier (1811-1872) and American poet Ezra Pound (1885-1972).

Gorsuch, Greta

Gorsuch, Greta, Ed. Working Theories for Teaching Assistant Development. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press, 2012. Print.

Working Theories is a collected volume showcasing established and emerging scholars in the field of Teaching Assistant (TA) and International Teaching Assistant (ITA) education. Working Theories places time-tested, robust theories, frameworks, and models of TA and ITA learning and development at the center of graduate student education by providing a scholarly venue for description, explication, and application of these theories. 702 pages, 20 chapters, 35 contributors.

Griffee, Dale

Griffee, Dale. An Introduction to Second Language Research Methods: Design and Data. Ed. M. E. Sokolik. Berkeley: TESL-EJ Publications, 2012. Print.

Pereira-Muro, Carmen

Pereira-Muro, Carmen. Género, Nación Y Literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán En La Literatura Gallega Y Española. West Lafayette, Ind: Purdue University Press, 2012. Print.

Emilia Pardo Bazán’s place in Spanish and Galician literatures has been hard won, and she has yet to receive the recognition she deserves. In Género, nación y literatura: Emilia Pardo Bazán en la literatura gallega y española, Carmen Pereira-Muro studies the work and persona of this fascinating author in the context of Spanish and Galician competing nationalisms. She rereads the literary histories and national canons of Spain and Galicia as patriarchal master narratives that struggle to assimilate or silence Pardo Bazán’s alternative national project.

This book questions the naturalization of national canons by uncovering the gender politics behind what is cast as naturally determined by language and geography. Doing this also exposes the parallel gender strictures at work behind seemingly opposed central (Spanish) and peripheral (Galician) national projects.

Pérez, Genaro

Pérez, Genaro J. Rabelais, Bajtin Y Formalismo En La Narrativa De Sergio Pitol. Newark, DE: Juan de la Cuesta, 2011. Print.

Pérez, Genaro J. Ortodoxia Y Heterodoxia De La Novela Policíaca Hispana: Variaciones Sobre El Género Negro. Newark, Del: Juan de la Cuesta [imprint of University of Delaware, Dept. of Languages and Literature], 2002. Print.

Pérez, Genaro J. La Narrativa De Concha Alós: Texto, Pretexto Y Contexto. Madrid: Támesis, 1993. Print.

Pérez, Genaro J. La Novela Como Burla/juego: Siete Experimentos Novelescos De Gonzalo Torrente Ballester. Valencia: Albatros Ediciones, 1989. Print.

Pérez, Genaro J. La Novelística De J. Leyva. Madrid: J. Porrúa Turanzas, 1985. Print.

Pérez, Genaro J. Formalist Elements in the Novels of Juan Goytisolo. Potomac, Md: J. Porrúa Turanzas, North American Division, 1979. Print.

Scarborough, Connie

Classen, Albrecht and Connie Scarborough,eds. Crime and Punishment in the Middle Ages and Early Modern Age. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter, 2012. Print.

602 pages. ISBN: 978-3-11-029458-3.

All societies are constructed, based on specific rules, norms, and laws. Hence, all ethics and morality are predicated on perceived right or wrong behavior, and much of human culture proves to be the result of a larger discourse on vices and virtues, transgression and ideals, right and wrong. The topics covered in this volume, addressing fundamental concerns of the pre-modern world, and deal with allegedly criminal or simply wrong behavior which demanded punishment. Sometimes this affected whole groups of people, such as the innocently persecuted Jews, sometimes individuals, such as violent and evil princes. The issue at stake here embraces all of society since it can only survive if a general framework is observed that is based in some way on justice and peace. But literature and the visual arts provide many examples of open and public protests against wrongdoings, ill-conceived ideas and concepts, and stark crimes, such as theft, rape, and murder. In fact, poetic statements or paintings could carry significant potentials against those who deliberately transgressed moral and ethical norms, or who even targeted themselves.

Witmore, Christopher

Olsen, Bjørnar, Michael Shanks, Timothy Webmoor, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology: The Discipline of Things. Berkley: University of California Press, 2012. Print.

Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives or practices, they find common ground in their concern for objects monumental and mundane. This book considers the myriad ways that archaeologists engage with things in order to craft stories, both big and small, concerning our relations with materials and the nature of the past.

Literally the "science of old things," archaeology does not discover the past as it was but must work with what remains. Such work involves the tangible mediation of past and present, of people and their cultural fabric, for things cannot be separated from society. Things are us. This book does not set forth a sweeping new theory. It does not seek to transform the discipline of archaeology. Rather, it aims to understand precisely what archaeologists do and to urge practitioners toward a renewed focus on and care for things.

Rathje, William L, Michael Shanks, and Christopher Witmore. Archaeology in the Making: Conversations Through a Discipline. London: Routledge, 2012. Print.

Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than ever. This book comprises conversations about archaeology among some of its notable contemporary figures. They delve deeply into the questions that have come to fascinate archaeologists over the last forty years or so, those that concern major events in human history such as the origins of agriculture and the state, and questions about the way archaeologists go about their work. Many of the conversations highlight quite intensely held personal insight into what motivates us to pursue archaeology; some may even be termed outrageous in the light they shed on the way archaeological institutions operate - excavation teams, professional associations, university departments. Archaeology in the Making is a unique document detailing the history of archaeology in second half of the 20th century to the present day through the words of some of its key proponents. It will be invaluable for anybody who wants to understand the theory and practice of this ever developing discipline.