Thursday, April 15, 2010

Winter Post 1: December 19, 2009

African Culture and Melville’s Art: The Creative Process in Benito Cereno and Moby Dick

by Sterling Stuckey

review by Babacar M’Baye, Kent State University

listed in: Literature, African

Attack Politics: Negativity in Presidential Campaigns Since 1960

by Emmett H. Buell, Jr. and Lee Sigelman

review by Derek Charles Catsam, University of Texas of the Permian Basin

listed in: Social Custom

Bite Me: Food in Popular Culture

by Fabio Parasecoli

review by Rossella Ceccarini, Sophia University, Japan

listed in: Material Custom and Social Custom

Cruel and Unsual: The Culture of Punishment in America

by Anne-Marie Cusac

review by Henrike Lehnguth, University of Maryland

listed in: Social Custom

Cuttin’ Up: How Early Jazz Got America’s Ear

by Court Carney

review by Reba Wissner, Brandeis University

listed in: Music and Preforming Arts

Literature and Dance in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Jane Austen to the New Woman

by Cheryl A. Wilson

review by Luca Caddia, Independent Scholar

listed in: Literature and Gender

The Lottery Wars: Long Odds, Fast Money, and the Battle Over an American Institution

by Matthew Sweeney

review by Amanda Harmon Cooley, North Carolina A&T State University

listed in: Material Culture and Social Custom

Shakespeare’s Opposites: The Admiral’s Company 1594-1625

by Andrew Gurr

review by Suanna H. Davis, Houston Baptist University

listed in: Literature and Performing Arts

The Tactile Eye: Touch and the Cinematic Experience

by Jennifer M. Barker

review by Henrike Lehnguth, University of Maryland

listed in: Cinema

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