Kirk Ormand Publishes Second Edition of Book

January 18, 2018

Professor of Classics Kirk Ormand recently published a second edition of his book on ancient Greek and Roman sexual life, Controlling Desires: Sexuality in Ancient Greece and Rome.  In addition to revising the previously published chapters, Ormand has added two new chapters to the book, one on the evidence of Greek vase painting, and another on Roman sculpture and wall painting.  The second edition is available in paperback from the University of Texas Press.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Publishes Non-Fiction Essay

January 3, 2018

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, published a non-fiction story in Clarín, Argentina's largest newspaper. In the essay, Gutiérrez Negrón narrates his time as a tele-marketer in order to reflect on youth and the exploitative nature of work.

Shelley Lee, Yveline Alexis, Meredith Gadsby, and Gina Perez Co-Author Op-Ed

January 3, 2018

Shelley Lee, associate professor of history and comparative American studies, Yveline Alexis, assistant professor of Africana studies, Meredith Gadsby, associate professor of Africana studies, and Gina Perez, professor of comparative American studies, co-authored the op-ed “Selective Compassion: The US Approach to Haitians Hasn’t Changed in Hundreds of Years” in Truthout.

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón Reviews Books

December 21, 2017

Sergio Gutiérrez Negrón, assistant professor of Hispanic studies, reviewed three academic books on Latin American literature: Héctor Hoyos' Beyond Bolaño: The Global Latin American Novel; Brian Price, et al's TransLatin Joyce: Global Transmissions in Ibero-American Literature; and, Benigno Trigo's Malady and Genius: Self-Sacrifice in Puerto Rican Literature. The three book reviews appeared in the Revista de Estudios Hispánicos.

Charmaine Chua Gives Talk at Princeton Asian-American Speaker Series

December 18, 2017

Assistant Professor of Politics Charmaine Chua presented a talk on her current book project Logistics Leviathan: Containment, Mobility, and the Ship of State on December 7, 2017 at Princeton University as part of its Asian-American Speaker Series.

Sebastiaan Faber Writes Book on the Spanish Civil War

December 13, 2017

Professor and Chair of Hispanic Studies Sebastiaan Faber wrote Memory Battles of the Spanish Civil War: History, Fiction, Photography, published by Vanderbilt University Press.

The book traces the trajectories of iconic Spanish Civil War photographs by Robert Capa, Gerda Taro, and David Seymour; critically reads Spanish novels and essays; interrogates basic scholarly assumptions about history, memory, and literature; and interviews nine scholars, activists, and documentarians who have helped redefine Spain's relationship to its past.

Kazim Ali Releases Book

December 11, 2017

Associate Professor of Creative Writing and Comparative Literature Kazim Ali will release in January 2018 a new book, Silver Road: Essays, Maps, and Calligraphies, published by Tupelo Press. The cross-genre book includes diary fragments, essays, lyric prose "maps," and verse fragments, in which Ali explores quantum physics, sixth-century Chola Empire sculptures, the challenges of literary translation and of climate change, and destruction of a priceless set of handmade flutes by airport security. The book has received acclaim from Publishers Weekly.