College of Liberal Arts

University of Mississippi

Faculty Books 2013

 
The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics
The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics
Editors: Neil A. Manson, associate professor of philosophy, and Robert W. Barnard The Continuum Companion to Metaphysics offers the definitive guide to a key area of contemporary philosophy. The book covers all the fundamental questions asked in metaphysics—areas that have continued to attract interest historically as well as topics that ...
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Receives Special Achievement Award
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture Receives Special Achievement Award
The Mississippi Institutes of Arts and Letters is honoring the Center for the Study of Southern Culture’s 24-volume New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture with a 2014 Special Achievement Award. “It is fitting that The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture was chosen, as it is the seminal publication on everything MIAL ...
From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom
From Selma to Montgomery: The Long March to Freedom
By Barbara Harris Combs, assistant professor of sociology and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi Routledge, 228 pages Publication Date: November 2013 On March 7, 1965, a peaceful voting rights demonstration in Selma, Alabama, was met with an unprovoked attack of shocking violence that riveted the attention of the ...
Southern Studies Director Ted Ownby Edits Book on the Civil Rights Movement
Southern Studies Director Ted Ownby Edits Book on the Civil Rights Movement
DECEMBER 20, 2013 | BY REBECCA LAUCK CLEARY A symposium at the University of Mississippi has culminated in a book of essays about the civil rights movement. “The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi,” edited by Center for the Study of Southern Culture director Ted Ownby, is based on new research and combines multiple ...
Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue
Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue
By Eric Thomas Weber, associate professor of public policy leadership Lexington Books, 2013 Democracy and Leadership: On Pragmatism and Virtue presents a theory of leadership drawing on insights from Plato’s Republic, while abandoning his authoritarianism in favor of John Dewey’s democratic thought. The book continues the democratic turn for the study of ...
English Historical Review: At Home and Under Fire
English Historical Review: At Home and Under Fire
Cambridge University Press, 2012 By Susan R. Grayzel, professor of history and director of the Sarah Isom Center for Women and Gender Studies “By restoring the significance of the air raid in the Great War…Grayzel has further embellished her deserved reputation as one of the most imaginative and respected authorities on the First World ...
The Ecopoetry Anthology
The Ecopoetry Anthology
Edited by Ann Fisher-Wirth, professor of English and poet, and Laura-Gray Street Trinity University Press, 2012 Fisher-Wirth and Laura-Gray Street, assistant professor of English at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Va., co-edited the critically acclaimed anthology, which was released in February and is considered the most extensive compilation of ecopoetry ...
WSJ Book Review:
WSJ Book Review: ‘A Short Bright Flash’
by Theresa H. Levitt, associate professor of history W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., 2013 Their faint beams made lighthouses largely useless until the 1819 invention of a lens that vastly improved safety for sailors near shore. Book review By HENRY PETROSKI, courtesy of The Wall Street Journal To maintain infrastructure and ...
The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South
The Larder: Food Studies Methods from the American South
Edited by John T. Edge, Elizabeth Engelhardt, and Ted Ownby The University of Georgia Press A showcase of interdisciplinary methodologies in the study of food and culture REVIEWS “Edge, Engelhardt, Ownby, and their contributors touch on issues familiar in southern studies—especially the roles of race, class, and gender—and do so ...
Conversations With Natasha Trethewey
Conversations With Natasha Trethewey
United States Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey (b. 1966) describes her mode as elegiac. Although the loss of her murdered mother informs each book, Trethewey's range of forms and subjects is wide. In compact sonnets, elegant villanelles, ballad stanzas, and free verse, she creates monuments to mixed-race children of colonial Mexico, ...
The Tilted World: A Novel
The Tilted World: A Novel
By Tom Franklin, associate professor of fiction writing, and Beth Ann Fennelly, associate professor of English and director of the M.F.A. Program in Creative Writing Set against the backdrop of the historic flooding of the Mississippi River, The Tilted World is an extraordinary tale of murder and moonshine, sandbagging and saboteurs, ...
Subcultures: The Basics
Subcultures: The Basics
Subcultures: The Basics is an accessible, engaging introduction to youth cultures in a global context. Blending theory and practice to examine a range of subcultural movements including hip hop in Japan, global graffiti writing crews, heavy metal in Europe and straight edge movements in the USA, this text answers the ...
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture
University of North Carolina Press, 2006-2013 Series Editor, Charles Reagan Wilson, Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair of History and professor of Southern Studies Beginning with Religion in 2006 and concluding with Folk Art and Race in May, this 24-volume update of the original Encyclopedia of Southern Culture reflects the newest ...
Small Town South
Small Town South
George F. Thompson Publishing, 2012 By David Wharton, director of documentary studies and assistant professor of Southern Studies Winner of the 2013 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Photography, Wharton’s book is described as “a slow, winding, visual delight of detail and uniqueness, stitched together by the region’s undying ...
Reading for the Body
Reading for the Body
Reading for the Body: The Recalcitrant Materiality of Southern Fiction, 1893-1985 University of Georgia Press, 2012 By Jay Watson, Howry Professor of Faulkner Studies “A visceral and invigorating study that takes us on a fantastic voyage through southern bodies and narratives, providing superb and often startling readings of texts we thought we ...
The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit
The Making of a Patriot: Benjamin Franklin at the Cockpit
Oxford University Press, 2012 By Shelia Skemp, Clare Leslie Marquette Professor of American History An insightful, lively narrative that goes beyond the traditional Franklin biography—and behind the common myths—to demonstrate how Franklin’s ultimate decision to support the colonists was by no means a foregone conclusion.
Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture
Animal Bodies, Renaissance Culture
 University of Pennsylvania Press, 2013 By Karen Raber, professor of English “Materialist scholarship has been fascinated by bodies in recent decades, yet has neglected to consider embodiment exactly where it seems likely to be especially helpful: in the ecocritical study of our connections with other animals. Karen Raber resolves that ...
A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse
A Short Bright Flash: Augustin Fresnel and the Birth of the Modern Lighthouse
W. W. Norton & Company, 2013 By Theresa Levitt, associate professor of history “Levitt interweaves the personal triumph of the French physicist…with his pathbreaking work on the nature of light in her fascinating recounting of how the coasts of the world were made safe for the world’s seafaring vessels through ...
Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America
Middlebrow Queer: Christopher Isherwood in America
University of Minnesota Press, 2013 By Jaime Harker, associate professor of English “Harker’s approach to Isherwood’s American work—his Cold War novels, as she calls them—is a welcome fresh perspective on a neglected topic.”—James J. Berg, editor of Isherwood on Writing