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Argentina Noir: New Millenium Crime Novels in Buenos Aireshttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Argentina Noir-New Millenium Crime Novels in Buenos Aires.jpg9Argentina Noir: New Millenium Crime Novels in Buenos AiresSchmidt-Cruz, CynthiaSuny Press: SUNY series in Latin American and Iberian Thought and CultureAlbany2019http://www.sunypress.edu/p-6709-argentina-noir.aspx<p>​<em>An engaging and insightful guide to Argentine crime fiction since 2000. </em></p><p><em>Argentina Noir</em> offers a guide to Argentine crime fiction, with a focus on works published since the year 2000. It argues that the novela negra, or crime novel, has become the favored genre for many writers to address the social malaise brought about by changes linked to globalization and market-driven economic policies. Cynthia Schmidt-Cruz presents close readings and original interpretations of eleven novels, all set in or around Buenos Aires, and explores the ways these texts adapt major motifs, figures, and literary techniques in Hispanic crime fiction in order to give voice to wide-ranging social critiques. Schmidt-Cruz addresses such topics as organized crime and institutional complicity, corruption during the presidency of Carlos Menem (1989–1999), terrorist attacks on Jewish institutions in Buenos Aires and the mysterious death of Alberto Nisman, and the winners and the losers of neoliberal structural changes. With a solid underpinning in sociological studies and criticism of the genre and its historical context, <em>Argentina Noir</em> reveals how these novels are renovating the genre to engage pressing issues confronting not only Argentina but also countries throughout Latin America and around the globe.</p><p>“This is a very significant contribution to the field. It is a full and illustrative, as well as authoritative, guide to crime fiction and the novela negra in Argentina in the twenty-first century, with a particular focus on the literature’s social and political thematics.” — Philip Swanson, author of <em>The New Novel in Latin America: Politics and Popular Culture after the Boom</em><br></p>csc
Grammar of Tamazight: Central Atlas of Morocco: A Functional Approachhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Grammar of Tamazight.jpg44Grammar of Tamazight: Central Atlas of Morocco: A Functional ApproachAlalou, AliLINCOM:München2019http://lincom-shop.eu/epages/57709feb-b889-4707-b2ce-c666fc88085d.sf/de_DE/?ObjectPath=/Shops/57709feb-b889-4707-b2ce-c666fc88085d/Products/%22ISBN%209783862889457%22<p>​This reference grammar contributes to the various works on Tamazight (<em>tamaziɣt</em>) or Berber linguistics. It provides an overview of the structure of Tamaziɣt language by describing its sounds (phonology), its morphology (how its words are formed and classified), its syntax (the distribution of its lexical units to form phrases and sentences), and how the meaning of words (semantics) is constructed and conveyed. The grammar goes into some details in some areas and could serve as a pedagogical tool for teachers of Tamaziɣt (or Berber) and/or for linguists who work in comparative studies.<br></p>alalou
Anxious Journeys: Twenty-First Century Travel Writing in Germanhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Anxious Journeys.jpg6Anxious Journeys: Twenty-First Century Travel Writing in GermanShafi, MonikaDr. Karin BaumgartnerCamden HouseRochester2019https://boydellandbrewer.com/anxious-journeys-hb.html<p>​The rich contemporary literature of travel has been the focus of numerous recent publications in English that seek to understand how travel narratives, with their distinctive representations of identities, places, and cultures, respond to today's globalized, high-speed world characterized by the dual mass movements of tourism and migration. Yet a corresponding cutting-edge discussion of twenty-first-century travel writing in German has until now been missing. The fourteen essays in Anxious Journeys redress this situation. They analyze texts by leading authors such as Felicitas Hoppe, Christoph Ransmayr, Julie Zeh, Navid Kermani, Judith Schalansky, Ilija Trojanow, and others, as well as topics such as Turkish-German travelogues and the relationship of comics to travel writing. The volume examines how writers engage with classic tropes of travel writing and how they react to the current sense of crisis and belatedness. It also links travel to ongoing debates about the role of the nation, mass migration, and the European project, as well as to Germany's place in the larger world order. <br></p>mshafi
Video Games and the Global Southhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Video Games and the Global South.jpg93Video Games and the Global SouthPenix-Tadsen, Phillip2019http://press.etc.cmu.edu/index.php/product/video-games-and-the-global-south/ptpt
De La Celestina a la Farsa de la Costanza: La auto-modelación como lugar común (From La Celestina to Farsa de la Costanza: Self-fashioning as Commonplace)https://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/De La Celestina a la Farsa de la Costanza.png27De La Celestina a la Farsa de la Costanza: La auto-modelación como lugar común (From La Celestina to Farsa de la Costanza: Self-fashioning as Commonplace)Verbum PressMadrid2019https://editorialverbum.es/producto/de-la-celestina-a-la-farsa-de-la-costanza-la-auto-modelacion-como-lugar-comun<p>​This book examines Stephen Greenblatt's concept of self-fashioning in Fernando de Rojas <em>Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea</em> and Cristóbal de Castillejo’s recently discovered <em>Farsa de la Costanza.</em> Dr. Rio connects self-fashioning with the studies of performance and grotesque realism in order to explore how identity formation influenced the works of Rojas and Castillejo. Themes studied include: the establishment of the Inquisition on the lives of converts, the role played by Rojas' Jewish ancestry in his social self-configuration, and Castillejo's court life and identity as a monk<em>.</em> Dr. Rio argues that the concomitances between <em>La Celestina</em> and <em>La Farsa de la Costanza</em> constitute fundamental elements that enable the examination of the various social and historical aspects of these works through the prism of self-fashioning, performance, and grotesque realism. <br></p>
Desafío y otros poemas (The Challenge and Other Poems)https://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Desafio.jpg29Desafío y otros poemas (The Challenge and Other Poems)Selimov, Alexander Ibero-American Literary SocietyHockessin2019https://iberoamericanliterarysociety.com/?p=325<p>​<em>Desafío y otros poemas</em> is a book of anti-war poems that merited the 2018 Victoria Urbano Poetry Prize Honorable Mention. Some of the poems also appeared in a peer-reviewed academic journal: <em>Revista de Estudios de Género y Sexualidades</em> (formerly <em>LETRAS FEMENINAS</em>), Vol 44, No 1 (2018): REGS 44.1 Summer-Fall 2018. In April and May of 2019, <em>Desafío </em> was the  #1 best-selling new release in Hispanic American poetry.<br></p>selimov
Video Games and the Global Southhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen.jpg33Video Games and the Global SouthPenix-Tadsen, PhillipETC Press at Carnegie Mellon UniversityPittsburgh2019http://press.etc.cmu.edu/index.php/product/video-games-and-the-global-south/<p>Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen. <em>Video Games and the Global South</em> (ETC Press at Carnegie Mellon University, 2019). This new edited anthology aims to redefine games and game culture, from south to north. While video games are a quintessentially global technology, with game consumption, production and related practices taking place in virtually every country in the world today, players in different regions have received, created and even played video games differently, because cultural and national context impact the circulation and meaning of games in countless ways. Many geographical locales once considered part of the high-tech "periphery" are in fact home to longstanding and widespread technocultures with their own unique characteristics. This is readily evident in the contributions to this anthology, which examine the cultural impact of video games in regions including Africa, the Middle East, Central and South America, the Indian subcontinent, Oceania and Asia.</p><p><em>Video Games and the Global South</em> came together through a series of panels and workshops Dr. Penix-Tadsen organized for conferences including Society for Film and Media Studies in Chicago; Latin American Studies Association in Lima, Peru and Digital Games Research Association in Melbourne, Australia. Its eighteen chapters from thirty contributing scholars bring together perspectives from a range of disciplines, critical methodologies and theoretical approaches. Together, the anthology's contributors offer a clear view of how global technologies become locally situated, helping redefine how we look at games and game culture, from south to north.</p><p><em>Video Games and the Global South</em> is available <a href="http://press.etc.cmu.edu/index.php/product/video-games-and-the-global-south/">through ETC Press</a> for purchase in print and as an ePublication, as well in a free, downloadable open-access edition.<br></p>ptpt
Machiavelli: Political, Historical and Literary Writingshttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Machiavelli Ray.jpg62Machiavelli: Political, Historical and Literary WritingsRay, Meredith K.UPENN2019https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/15950.htmlmkray
Japanese Culture Through Videogameshttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Japanese Culture Through Videogames.jpg51Japanese Culture Through VideogamesHutchinson, RachaelRoutledgeNew York2019https://www.routledge.com/Japanese-Culture-Through-Videogames/Hutchinson/p/book/9780367111380<p>Examining a wide range of Japanese videogames, including arcade fighting games, PC-based strategy games and console JRPGs, this book assesses their cultural significance and shows how gameplay and context can be analysed together to understand videogames as a dynamic mode of artistic expression.</p><p>Well-known titles such as <em>Final Fantasy, Metal Gear Solid, Street Fighter </em>and <em>Katamari Damacy </em>are evaluated in detail, showing how ideology and critique are conveyed through game narrative and character design as well as user interface, cabinet art, and peripherals. This book also considers how ‘Japan’ has been packaged for domestic and overseas consumers, and how Japanese designers have used the medium to express ideas about home and nation, nuclear energy, war and historical memory, social breakdown and bioethics. Placing each title in its historical context, Dr. Hutchinson ultimately shows that videogames are a relatively recent but significant site where cultural identity is played out in modern Japan.</p><p>Comparing Japanese videogames with its American counterparts, as well as other media forms, such as film, manga and anime, <em>Japanese Culture Through Videogames</em> will be useful to students and scholars of Japanese culture and society, as well as Game Studies, Media Studies and Japanese Studies more generally.<br></p>rhutch
El hombre que amaba los sueños: Leonardo Padura entre Cuba y España (The Man that Loved Dreams: Leonardo Padura Between Cuba and Spain)https://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/El hombre que.jpg37El hombre que amaba los sueños: Leonardo Padura entre Cuba y España (The Man that Loved Dreams: Leonardo Padura Between Cuba and Spain)Peter LangBrussels2018http://www.casamerica.es/literatura/el-hombre-que-amaba-los-suenos<p>This book studies the works of Padura in the context of Transatlantic Studies, that, since the first babblings of this century, have begun to construct a useful and fertile way to connect literature to the culture on both sides of the ocean. The book begins by situating the Cuban narrator within the Peninsular context, as he began to travel to Spain in the mid-nineties and became well-known after winning the Premio Gafé Gijón and publishing his works through the Editorial Tusquets. Next, the study examines how his works have evolved in the new millennium toward a progressive internationalization of his themes, combining the clearly insular universe of the first Mario Conde, police officer during the "Special Period in Time of Peace" of Cuba, with elements that refer time and again to Spain and Europe, such as the Spanish Civil War, the boom of Fascism and Stalinism in the mid-twentieth century, and the exile of Cubans to Spain and the United States. The book ends with an examination of how film and literature come together as the transatlantic continues to be one of Padura's central concepts. The context of globalization has left its mark on an island that still looks inward but that, at the same time, is anxious to unburden itself from the destiny that Virgilio Piñera defined as "the aggravating circumstance of being surrounded by water."</p><p>This study represents the first approach to the complete works of the Cuban narrator that examines not only the technical devices and thematic elements that populate his fiction, but also the journey of the reception of the works of Padura outside of the borders of the island.  <br></p>
Post-factumhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Post-factum.jpg72Post-factumSelimov, AlexanderLegados EdicionesMadrid2018https://www.legadosediciones.com/producto/post-factum/<p>Gaining awareness or remembering the national past is a part of nation building process. Historical narratives function as a tool to legitimize communities as nations and states through myths of origins. However, the act of remembering is not necessarily a recovery of actual historical events. It involves a process of interpretation, manipulation, and ideological construction with the aim of fixing a hegemonic version of the past in the collective memory of people. This book explores the foundational myth of "the loss and restoration of Spain" focusing on its main characters, including Egilona, the widow of King Roderick, and Pelayo, the first King of Asturias.<br></p>selimov
Derroteros de la memoria: Egilona y Pelayo en el teatro ilustrado y romántico. (The Paths of Memory’s Conquest: Egilona and Pelayo in Enlightenment and Romantic Theater)https://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Derroteros de la memoria.jpg28Derroteros de la memoria: Egilona y Pelayo en el teatro ilustrado y romántico. (The Paths of Memory’s Conquest: Egilona and Pelayo in Enlightenment and Romantic Theater)Selimov, AlexanderAlmenara PressLeiden2018https://almenarapress.com/2018/05/22/selimov-alexander-2018-derroteros-de-la-memoria-pelayo-y-egilona-en-el-teatro-ilustrado-y-romantico-leiden-almenara/<p>​Gaining awareness or remembering the national past is a part of nation building process. Historical narratives function as a tool to legitimize communities as nations and states through myths of origins. However, the act of remembering is not necessarily a recovery of actual historical events. It involves a process of interpretation, manipulation, and ideological construction with the aim of fixing a hegemonic version of the past in the collective memory of people. This book explores the foundational myth of "the loss and restoration of Spain" focusing on its main characters, including Egilona, the widow of King Roderick, and Pelayo, the first King of Asturias.<br></p>selimov
Donde se escucha el marhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Donde-se-escucha-el-mar.jpg30Donde se escucha el marÁngel Esteban, Yannelys AparicioEditorial VerbumMadrid2018https://editorialverbum.es/producto/donde-se-escucha-mar<p>“El amor -asegura Luis García Montero- es un territorio importantísimo para la poesía, porque uno de los caminos más fértiles de la poesía del siglo XX ha sido la toma de conciencia de que la emancipación y la libertad pasan también por una transformación de la vida cotidiana. El amor, más que cerrar los ojos, los abre al mundo y a la reflexión de la realidad”. El problema es que hay mucha gente que muere sin saber lo que es. “Quien lo probó, lo sabe”, apostilla el autor de <em>Completamente viernes</em>, convencido de que, a pesar de los vaivenes de la vida pública y las crisis continuas de la sociedad contemporánea, “la ética de la felicidad es una manera de estar en el mundo”.</p><p>Si detrás del mar no está la tierra sino el olvido, si detrás del monte que amanece no está la ciudad dormida, si no está el azul, sino el mundo encerrado en una cárcel, puede parecer que no hay salida, no hay luz, no hay esperanza. Sin embargo, el amor puede darle la vuelta al panorama, como por arte de magia, como esclarece el final del poema “Geografías”: “Detrás de mí/ no están las caracolas./ Detrás del mar no está la tierra,/ sino el amor donde se escucha el mar”.<br></p>
Danièle Sallenave: une écriture impliquéehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Dr. Bruno Thibault.png31Danièle Sallenave: une écriture impliquéeThibault, BrunoSabrinelle Bedrane, Bruno BlanckemanSorbonne Nouvelle PressParis2018http://psn.univ-paris3.fr/ouvrage/daniele-sallenave-une-ecriture-impliquee<p>Danièle Sallenave is a contemporary French novelist, essayist and playwright. The essays in this edited volume focus on Danièle Sallenave's ethics, politics and poetics.</p><p><em>Ce volume d'articles vise à mettre en lumière l’implication intellectuelle, morale et civique de Danièle Sallenave, tant dans son œuvre fictionnelle que critique, et étudie les diverses façons dont elle établit un véritable « pacte mémoriel » avec son lecteur. La littérature, par sa fonction de désaliénation ou d’« irrésignation », vise selon elle à développer les potentialités du sujet et notamment à former son jugement politique. On trouvera également en fin de volume les actes inédits de la Table ronde qui eut lieu à l’Académie française le 14 janvier 2015, une semaine après l’attentat contre Charlie Hebdo. Danièle Sallenave, Chantal Thomas, Camille Laurens et Adrien Bosc s’y interrogent sur la liberté de penser et la notion d’implication chez les écrivains d’aujourd’hui.</em></p>thibault
Resistance, Heroism, Loss: World War II in Italian Literature and Filmhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Resistance, Heroism, Loss.png75Resistance, Heroism, Loss: World War II in Italian Literature and FilmSalsini, LauraThomas CraginDickinson University PressVancouver2018https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781683931379/Resistance-Heroism-Loss-World-War-II-in-Italian-Literature-and-Film<p>​This volume, co-edited with Dr. Thomas Cragin, examines how film and literature have addressed and shaped political, social and cultural imperatives regarding World War II. These articles expand our understanding of the shifting phases in national memory by highlighting significant features of each era's portrayal of the war. Contributions come from scholars working in film genre studies, cultural history, gender studies, Holocaust studies, and the very new fields of emotion studies, shame theory, and environmental studies. <br></p>lsalsini
Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, 3rd editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, 3rd edition.png46Guide to Successful Short-Term Programs Abroad, 3rd editionDr. Lisa Chieffo and Dr. Catherine Spaeth NAFSAWashington, D.C:2017https://shop.nafsa.org/detail.aspx?id=2066K<p>​This new edition of NAFSA’s best-selling book is designed primarily for staff and faculty working in higher education in the United States (or with such institutions) who are responsible for developing, leading, or managing short-term education abroad programs. It is also useful for those in upper administration trying to gain a better understanding of the nuts and bolts of undertaking short-term programs. Others involved with educational travel, such as alumni or secondary school programs, or community service experiences, will find much of the content relevant as well.<br></p>
A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctivehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/A Complete Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive.jpg8A Complete Guide to the Spanish SubjunctiveBusch, Hans-JorgRoutledgeNew York2017https://www.routledge.com/A-Complete-Guide-to-the-Spanish-Subjunctive/Busch/p/book/9781138963146<p>​This text is the most complete reference guide to the use of the subjunctive in Spanish. After an exhaustive review of published literature on the subjunctive, and a thorough discussion of all the uses of the subjunctive, including those that have generated much discussion, for example after 'el hecho de que,' causative predicates and verbs of emotion, as well as after certain conjunctions, such as 'aunque' and 'después de que,' the book presents a comprehensive theory of the subjunctive and provides practical rules for understanding, teaching, and acquiring this linguistic structure. The book contains a wealth of authentic examples throughout drawn from linguistic corpora such as the Corpus de Referencia del Español Actual (CREA) and the Corpus del Español del Siglo XXI (CORPES XXI), large databases compiled by the Royal Spanish Language Academy and available on-line at http://www.rae.es/.<br></p>leipzig
El libro de las Heridas: De Sor Juana al Narco. (The Book of Wounds: From Sor Juana to the Narco)/Bilingual Editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/El libro de las Heridas.GIF38El libro de las Heridas: De Sor Juana al Narco. (The Book of Wounds: From Sor Juana to the Narco)/Bilingual EditionIlarregui, GladysBenemerita Universidad Autónoma de PueblaPuebla, Mexico2017https://www.latinamericanbooks.com/pages/books/64037/gladys-ilarregui-argentina/el-libro-de-las-heridas-de-sor-juana-al-narco-the-book-of-wounds-from-sor-juana-to-the-narco-edicion<p>​Dr. Gladys Ilarregui’s book is a poetic attempt to register the violence of Mexico, departing from the phrase of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, “The world alight, and I awake,” that positions the author as a witness of Latin American violence in the seventeenth century. From the beginning, it is an attempt to travel through the mystical and conventual language of the colonial period into the world of women as victims of different types of prohibitions and violence, as well as the creators of rich symbolic universes and habits of great intimacy. The poems can be read individually but they form a whole textual landscape utilizing very well-known Mexican icons and literary authors to enter into the commonality of crimes, disappearances and persecution of normal citizens. Dr. América Martínez’s translation brought to this work the excellence of her biculturalism and bilingualism in a remarkable collaborative work.<br></p>gladys
Un Jésus postmoderne: Les recritures romanesques contemporaines del Évangileshttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Un Jésus postmoderne Les recritures romanesques contemporaines del Évangiles.jpg91Un Jésus postmoderne: Les recritures romanesques contemporaines del ÉvangilesThibault, BrunoBrill RodopiLeiden2017https://brill.com/view/title/33610<p>​<em>Un Jésus postmoderne</em> offers a discussion of some forty contemporary French novels depicting the life of Jesus within the framework of today's debate on fundamentalism and secularism. Focusing on the interplay of narrative viewpoints and (anti)theological perspectives, this study scrutinizes the postmodern representation of Jesus for contemporary readers. Drawing on Marcel Gauchet and Julia Kristeva, as well as René Girard's 'scapegoat theory,' among many others, this study examines Jesus as a 'problematic hero' and a 'conceptual character' on the threshold of the new millennium. It shows how these novels reflect recent advances in biblical exegesis, religious anthropology, psychoanalysis, and theology.<br></p>thibault
Ventanas a otros cuerpos (Windows to Other Bodies)https://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Ventanas a otros cuerpos.jpg92Ventanas a otros cuerpos (Windows to Other Bodies)Selimov, AlexanderEditorial VerbumMadrid2017https://editorialverbum.es/producto/ventanas-otros-cuerpos<p>​"Dr. Alexander Selimov's poetry oscillates, in this book, between crisis and the recovery of intimacy, between absence and presence, between the past and the present, between the "you" and the self, and between companionship and loneliness. We are in the presence of one of the most authentic voices in the panorama of contemporary poetry in Spanish which, as an added merit, has fully integrated into a linguistic community and a cultural identity far removed from its origins."  —<em>Ángel</em> <em>Esteban, University of Granada.</em></p>selimov
Women’s Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial Chinahttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Women’s Poetry and Poetics.jpg97Women’s Poetry and Poetics in Late Imperial ChinaYang, HaihongLexington BooksLanham, MD2017https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781498537872/Women%27s-Poetry-and-Poetics-in-Late-Imperial-China-A-Dialogic-Engagement<p>​This book explores poetic forms in which women wrote and investigates poetic devices which women innovatively employed to create agency and negotiate their literary, social, and political concerns. It recognizes the contributions of women-authored poems and criticism to the construction and evolution of a distinct women’s poetic tradition in dynastic China. It argues that gentry-class women used lyric poetry and poetic criticism as an important venue to engage themselves in the construction and modification of important discourses, be they cultural, social, or political. The tension between women’s act of writing and self-reinscription on one hand, and the cultural and social limitations on their writing contexts on the other, results in a discernible women’s writing tradition, a heterogeneous and protein process of construction instead of a stable and static “being.”<br></p>hyang
Writing and Performing Female Identity in Italian Culturehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Writing and Performing Female Identity.jfif98Writing and Performing Female Identity in Italian CultureSalsini, LauraVirginia PicchiettiPalgrave MacmillanLondon2017https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9783319408347<p>​This volume investigates the ways in which Italian women writers, filmmakers, and performers have represented female identity across genres from the immediate post-World War II period to the turn of the twenty-first century. Considering genres such as prose, poetry, drama, and film, these essays examine the vision of female agency and self-actualization arising from women artists' critique of female identity.<br></p>lsalsini
Remembering East Germanyhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Dr. Richard Zipser.jpg34Remembering East GermanyZipser, Richard2017www.richard-zipser.com<p>​In January 2017, Prof. Emeritus of German Richard Zipser completed a translation into English of his documentary memoir <em>Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin</em> (From Oberlin to East Berlin), which was published in 2013 by Ch. Links Verlag in Germany. The English version, entitled <em>Remembering East Germany</em>, has a substantial amount of new material and is available online: <a href="http://www.richard-zipser.com/">www.richard-zipser.com</a>. This highly personal book is based on experiences he had with writers and the secret police (<em>Stasi</em>) while doing research and travelling in communist East Germany during the 1970s and 1980s. The memoir draws heavily on a 340-page file the secret police compiled on him with the help of informants, sections of which are incorporated into the book with appropriate commentary. It is an unusual Cold War spy story.<br></p>zipser
Cultural Code: Video Games and Latin Americahttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Cultural Code.jpg26Cultural Code: Video Games and Latin AmericaPenix-Tadsen, PhillipMIT PressCambridge2016https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/cultural-code<p>​Video games are becoming an ever more ubiquitous element of daily life, played by millions on devices that range from smart phones to desktop computers. An examination of this phenomenon reveals that video games are increasingly being converted into cultural currency. For video game designers, culture is a resource that can be incorporated into games; for players, local gaming practices and specific social contexts can affect their playing experiences. In <em>Cultural Code</em>, Dr. Phillip Penix-Tadsen shows how culture uses games and how games use culture, looking at examples related to Latin America. Both static code and subjective play have been shown to contribute to the meaning of games; Dr. Penix-Tadsen introduces culture as a third level of creating meaning. <em>Cultural Code </em>brings together the critical vocabularies of game studies and Latin American studies to offer a synthetic theorization of the relationship between video games and culture, based on analysis of both in-game cultural representation and the real-life economic, political, and social impact of games.<br></p>ptpt
The Buddhist Voyage Beyond Death: Living Nirvana: translation and critical editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Buddhist Voyage Beyond Death.jpg15The Buddhist Voyage Beyond Death: Living Nirvana: translation and critical editionTu, Chungmin MariaVenerable Dharma Master Hsin TaoCambridge Scholars PublishingUK2016https://www.cambridgescholars.com/the-buddhist-voyage-beyond-deathc<p>​<em>The Buddhist Voyage Beyond Death </em>comprehensively but concisely recapitulates the Three Turnings of the Dharma-Wheel—the central teachings of Buddha, of the Mahayana and of the Vajrayana—and in particular of the Mind-only tradition in relation to Buddhist cosmology, karma, and transmigration. With a foreword by Robert Magliola, specialist in comparative religion (Buddhism/Deconstruction and Buddhism/Christianity, author of <em>Derrida on the Mend</em>, <em>On Deconstructing Life-Worlds: Buddhism, Christianity, Culture</em>, and <em>Facing Up to Real Doctrinal Difference</em>)<em>,</em> the book incorporates a modern scientific sensibility focusing on memory, time and space, matter and energy—using metaphors drawn from science and technology to illustrate spiritual concepts—and it provides an answer to those grappling with life difficulties amid emotions of fear, anxiety, anger, and insecurity.<br></p>mariatu
Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Orohttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro.jpg16Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de OroBotello, JesusIberoamericana VervuertMadrid2016https://www.iberoamericana-vervuert.es/NuestraEditorial.aspx<p>​In his monograph, Dr. Botello examines how Philip II's strategic priorities and his decision-making style influenced Cervantes's <em>Don Quijote</em> in concrete and meaningful ways. The monarch's emphasis on written communication, the messianic character of his kingship, and his obsession with collecting (particularly relics) serve to critically reevaluate Cervantes's masterpiece. Botello argues that Don Quixote's obsession with books of chivalry and his faith in the written word can be read as a subtle criticism towards the process of bureaucratization of Spain that peaked during the reign of "The Prudent King." Botello also studies the opposing way of communication in <em>Don Quijote</em>, through the spoken word. He examines how the illiterate Sancho Panza and his good judgment in Barataria represent Cervantes's idealization of the spoken word, and his desire to return to a utopian Golden Age based on orality. Finally, Dr. Botello compares the space of the cave of Montesinos in the second part of the novel and the monastery of the Escorial. He suggests that in this episode Cervantes is parodying Philip II's vast collection of relics in the Escorial, as well as creating his own literary <em>Wunderkammer</em> (cabinet of curiosities), as an attempt to emulate and compete with the royal collections installed by Philip II in the Escorial. <em>Cervantes, Felipe II y la España del Siglo de Oro</em> is the first book that studies the impact of Philip II's policies on Cervantes' novel.<br></p>jbotello
From Amazons to Zombies: Monsters in Latin Americahttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/From Monsters to Zombies.jpg42From Amazons to Zombies: Monsters in Latin AmericaBraham, PersephoneBucknell Studies in Latin American Literature and TheoryLewisburg2016https://www.bucknell.edu/script/upress/book.asp?id=3482<p>​How did it happen that whole regions of Latin America —Amazonia, Patagonia, the Caribbean —are named for monstrous races of women warriors, big-footed giants and cannibals? Through history, monsters inhabit human imaginings of discovery and creation, and also degeneration, chaos, and death. Latin America's most dynamic monsters can be traced to archetypes that are found in virtually all of the world's sacred traditions, but only in Latin America did Amazons, cannibals, zombies, and other monsters become enduring symbols of regional history, character, and identity. <em>From Amazons to Zombies</em> presents a comprehensive account of the qualities of monstrosity, the ways in which monsters function within and among cultures, and theories and genres of the monstrous. It describes the genesis and evolution of monsters in the construction and representation of Latin America from the Ancient world and early modern Iberia to the present.<br></p>braham
Amadís de Gaula, Libro Primero: critical editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Amadis de Gaula.jpg10Amadís de Gaula, Libro Primero: critical editionBotello, Jesus;Guardiola-Griffiths, CristinaJuan de la CuestaNewark2016https://www.amazon.com/Amadis-Gaula-Libro-Primero-Spanish/dp/158977115X<p>​<em>Amadís de Gaula </em>is a beautiful tale of the chivalric exploits of the legendary knight of the same name. It is also the most famous example of the literary genre of the <em>Libros de caballerías </em>(books of chivalry) in Spain. It would be difficult to exaggerate the popularity and diffusion of <em>Amadís de Gaula</em>. An authentic Golden Age best-seller (it had at least nineteen editions in Spanish), this work was read by all social classes, from aristocrats and kings to peasants without any formal education at all. Its protagonist soon inspired the creation of ballads, romances, and plays, and it was translated into French, English, Italian, German, Dutch, and Hebrew, demonstrating an unprecedented editorial success in the panorama of European literature. Amadís was the principal model upon which Don Quijote built his identity in Cervantes’ <em>Don Quijote de la Mancha</em>, and various adventures of the protagonist are burlesque rewritings of specific episodes of <em>Amadís. </em>Cervantes was right: without any doubt, <em>Amadís the Gaula</em> is a timeless masterpiece of chivalric literature. <br></p>jbotello;cmgm
The Analects of Confucius Revisited: translation and critical editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Analects of Confucius.jpg5The Analects of Confucius Revisited: translation and critical editionChen, Jianguo;Tu, Chungmin MariaShangong Friendship Publishing House China via its international branch-Nishan PressShandong Province2016http://www.chinabookinternational.org/2018/0225/178285_en.shtml<p>​The <em>Analects</em> of Confucius, consisting of twenty chapters with a total of more than 15,000 characters, is unique in that it was written exclusively in the form of dialogue. The enthusiasm over this canonical text has reached its peak in recent years, yielding an unprecedented number of scholarly studies. While Drs. Chen and Tu are delighted with the reemergence of interest in the book, they also realize the need to clarify misunderstandings about the interpretation of this classic text and to provide a historical context that would enable us to account for some of the inconsistencies in the work. The objective of their study is three-fold. First, to introduce a real Confucius to English-language readers, particularly young readers who have no previous knowledge of the Confucian tradition that has profoundly shaped Chinese culture. To help these readers better understand this canonical Confucian text, they provide the original Chinese text with a well-informed English translation. Additionally, they also provide analytical commentaries and critical readings, thus presenting Confucius, the humanist thinker, both in his historical context and in his contemporary relevance. Secondly, by preparing a new translation and critical connotation, Chen and Tu wish to bring Confucius into American classrooms and share with American students the profound wisdom and insights of Confucius with regard not only to philosophy and the art of governance, but to everyday life and happiness that relate to all of us as human beings. Most important, studying Confucianism helps make sense of daily routine activities and may help one to think of ways of dealing with whatever social and moral predicaments one experiences in life.<br></p>chenjia;mariatu
Récits de vie au Burkina Faso: Enjeux, rhétorique, réceptionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Récits de vie au Burkina Faso Enjeux, rhétorique, réception.jpg73Récits de vie au Burkina Faso: Enjeux, rhétorique, réceptionSankara, EdgardL'HarmattanParis2016http://www.editions-harmattan.fr/index.asp?navig=catalogue&obj=livre&no=51315<p>​<strong>Dr. Edgard Sankara</strong>. <em>Récits de vie au Burkina Faso: Enjeux, rhétorique, réception </em>(Paris: L'Harmattan, 2016). This book is the first comprehensive study of life narratives from or about the Francophone West African country, Burkina Faso. It covers a variety of authors: colonial African civil servants, politicians, scholars, religious leaders, and everyday citizens. The study explores the rhetorical aspects and reception of selected autobiographies: how a Burkina Faso national living in the US writes a book (<em>Of Water and the Spirit</em>) and rhetorically uses traditional African knowledge as a substitute to Western knowledge in order to successfully conquer the American public; how the life story of a Burkina Faso prostitute is used by an American anthropologist in order to debunk Western stereotypes of misery about Africa (<em>Hustling is not Stealing</em>/<em>Exchange is not Robbery</em>), and how this rhetorical intention may deprive a female storyteller of authorship and thus challenge collaborative autobiography. The study also looks at the relevance of written life narratives as archives and as an alternative version of Burkina Faso history. In that vein, the author advocates that life narratives by other Africans who worked in Burkina Faso (as civil servants in the French administration) in colonial times should also be counted as part of the national archive for the history of that country. <br></p>esankara
Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo: Astronomy, Astrology and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy: translation and critical editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Margherita Sarrocchi’s Letters to Galileo Astronomy, Astrology and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy.jfif64Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo: Astronomy, Astrology and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy: translation and critical editionRay, Meredith K.Margherita SarrocchiPalgrave MacmillanLondon2016https://www.palgrave.com/us/book/9781137597694<p><em>Margherita Sarrocchi's Letters to Galileo: Astronomy, Astrology and Poetics in Seventeenth-Century Italy </em>examines a pivotal moment in the history of science and women's place in it. Ray offers the first in-depth study and complete English translation of this fascinating correspondence, which reveals the complex intersections of scientific and literary concerns among early modern intellectual communities. Sarrocchi (1560-1617), a polymath and author of the epic poem <em>Scanderbeide</em>, was also a natural philosopher, a member of a well-known salon in Rome, and an important ally of Galileo at the dawn of the Scientific Revolution. Their correspondence, undertaken soon after the publication of Galileo's <em>Starry Messenger, </em>reveals how Sarrocchi approached Galileo for his help revising her poem; offering, in return, her endorsement of his recent telescopic discoveries. Situated against the vibrant and often contentious backdrop of early modern intellectual and academic culture, their letters illustrate, in miniature, that the Scientific Revolution was, in fact, the product of a long evolution with roots in the deep connections between literary and scientific exchanges.<br></p>mkray
La estirpe de Babelhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/La estirpe de Babel.jpg52La estirpe de BabelÁngel EstebanEditorial VerbumMadrid2016https://editorialverbum.es/producto/la-estirpe-de-babel<p>​On the same day that Palim VI turns fifteen, there is a universal upset of the languages in Babel's Tower. The young man, attracted by the musicality of the languages, tries to interpret what his own father and many others involved in the chaos are vocalizing. When he discovers that he is immortal during the fire of the Library of Babylon, he infers that his destiny will be tied to literature. He will travel with Virgil from Naples to Rome; will run into Cervantes in a Sevillian prison the year that the author conceives the idea for the <em>Quixote</em>; he will teach Hebrew to Kafka just as Hitler begins his political career; and he will come to the aid of a drunken, depressed, and irresponsible Faulkner after he has finished writing <em>The Sound and the Fury</em>. Thirteen encounters with thirteen great geniuses cause Palim VI to feel richer each day even though he lacks stable relationships, roots, and material possessions.<br></p>
Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literaturehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature.jpg76Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese LiteratureHutchinson, RachaelLeith MortonRoutledgeLondon2016https://www.routledge.com/Routledge-Handbook-of-Modern-Japanese-Literature/Hutchinson-Morton/p/book/9781138792296<p>​The <em>Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature</em> provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining the ways in which it is possible to read modern Japanese literature and situate it in relation to critical theory. The <em>Handbook</em> examines various modes of literary production (such as fiction, poetry, and critical essays) as distinct forms of expression that nonetheless are closely interrelated. Attention is drawn to the idea of the <em>bunjin</em><em> </em>as a 'person of letters' and a more realistic assessment is provided of how writers have engaged with ideas—not labelled a 'novelist' or 'poet,' but a 'writer' who may at one time or another choose to write in various forms. The book provides an overview of major authors and genres by situating them within broader themes that have defined the way writers have produced literature in modern Japan, as well as how those works have been read and understood by different readers in different time periods.<br></p>rhutch
Conversaciones creadoras: Mastering Spanish Conversation, fourth edition with Premium Website and Instructor Companion Websitehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Conversaciones creadoras.jpg20Conversaciones creadoras: Mastering Spanish Conversation, fourth edition with Premium Website and Instructor Companion WebsiteBrown, JoanCarmen Martín GaiteCengageBoston2015https://www.cengage.com/c/conversaciones-creadoras-4e-brown/9781285733845<p>This textbook implements a dynamic, learner-centered approach that encourages students to resolve meaningful and emotionally charged conflicts. Through action learning, students have the same kinds of experiences that they might have while living abroad. Chapters are set in many different countries and their practical themes include travel, relationships, food, housing, entertainment, and employment. The central mini-dramas for the textbook were written by renowned Spanish novelist Carmen Martín Gaite. New to the fourth edition is a Student Premium Website that extends each chapter with vocabulary flashcards and games, an award-winning short film, pronunciation practice, interviews with young people from throughout the Spanish-speaking world, and web links for cultural research. <br></p>jlbrown
Charlemos: Conversaciones prácticashttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Charlemos.jpg17Charlemos: Conversaciones prácticasCubillos, JorgePearsonNew York2015https://www.pearson.com/us/higher-education/product/Cubillos-Charlemos-Conversaciones-pr%C3%A1cticas/9780205203178.html<p>​This technology-rich, content-oriented Spanish conversation program has been designed to help students reach the Intermediate-High level of oral proficiency as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). Appropriate for one semester courses taught at most colleges and universities, <em>Charlemos: Conversaciones prácticas</em> consolidates Intermediate-level communication skills and introduces students to the features of the Advanced level through input processing and abundant contextualized speaking practice. The program makes extensive use of multi-media and web technologies to deliver a dynamic and up-to-date learning experience that fosters language acquisition and oral skill development.<br></p>cubillos
Civic Monuments and the Augustales in Roman Italyhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Civic Monuments.jpg18Civic Monuments and the Augustales in Roman ItalyLaird, MargaretCambridge University PressCambridge2015https://www.amazon.com/Civic-Monuments-Augustales-Roman-Italy/dp/1107008220<p>​The combination of portrait statue, monumental support, and public lettering was considered emblematic of Roman public space even in antiquity. This book examines ancient Roman statues and their bases, tombs, dedicatory altars, and panels commemorating gifts of civic beneficence made by the Augustales, civic groups composed primarily of wealthy ex-slaves. Margaret L. Laird examines how these monuments functioned as protagonists in their built and social environments by focusing on archaeologically attested commissions made by the Augustales in Roman Italian towns. Integrating methodologies from art history, architectural history, social history, and epigraphy with archaeological and sociological theories of community, she considers how dedications and their accompanying inscriptions created webs of association and transformed places of display into sites of local history. Understanding how these objects functioned in ancient cities, the book argues, illuminates how ordinary Romans combined public lettering, honorific portraits, emperor worship, and civic philanthropy to express their communal identities.<br></p>mlaird
Easy Italian Reader; Premium Second Edition: A Three-Part Text for Beginning Readershttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Easy Italian Reader.jpg36Easy Italian Reader; Premium Second Edition: A Three-Part Text for Beginning ReadersSaggese, RiccardaMcGraw-HillNew York2015https://www.amazon.com/Easy-Italian-Reader-Premium-2nd/dp/0071849831<p><em>Easy Italian Reader </em>begins with the story of Christine, an American girl whose family moves to Italy.  She acclimates to her new home with help from a Roman friend, Antonio. As students reads about her experiences, they discover the nuances of language and culture right along with Christine. The second section provides a colorful history of Italy, from the founding of Rome to the present. The third section contains materials from contemporary literature, giving learners the thrill of reading authentic Italian. The Bonus App that accompanies this book provides:</p><p>-       Flashcards to aid memorization of all vocabulary terms.</p><p>-       Audio recording of 35 passages and numerous exercises</p><p>-       Auto-fill glossary for quick reference</p><p>-       Progress tracker to assess learner's progress<br></p>rsaggese
Encuentros: Spanish for Advanced Beginnershttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Encuentros.jpg39Encuentros: Spanish for Advanced BeginnersCubillos, Jorge;Marin, Dora Lucy;Delgado, Rafael Alberto ;Johnson, CristaJavier Cabezas Zapata, Darío Lizancos Robles, with Martha Black, Denise Pérez and Darling SánchezPearsonNew York2015http://www.mypearsonstore.com/bookstore/encuentros-spanish-for-advanced-beginners-1323754903<p>This book was designed by a UD team of professors, instructors and teaching assistants, specifically for the third semester of the basic Spanish sequence (SPAN107). The goal of this book is to help students reach the Intermediate-Low level of proficiency as defined by ACTFL (the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages). Culminating tasks in <em>Encuentros</em> (such as videos, personal websites, blogs, etc.) follow a process approach (one that is implemented in stages, with multiple opportunities for feedback and improvement). These real-life tasks provide an innovative multimedia platform for students to document their progress throughout the course. This textbook also has an online supplement powered by Pearson's <em>MySpanishLab</em> which allows students to take advantage of state-of-the-art language learning resources. <br></p>cubillos;dmarin;adelgado;cristaj
The Good Gardener?: Nature, Humanity and the Gardenhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/The Good Gardener.jpg88The Good Gardener?: Nature, Humanity and the GardenNaomi JacobsArtifice Books on ArchitectureLondon2015https://www.amazon.com/Good-Gardener-Nature-Humanity-Garden/dp/1908967455<p>​The Good Gardener? Nature, Humanity, and the Garden illuminates both the foundations and after-effects of humanity's deep-rooted impulse to manipulate the natural environment and create garden spaces of diverse kinds. Gardens range from subsistence plots to sites of philosophical speculation, refuge, and self-expression. Gardens may serve as projections of personal or national identity. They may result from individual or collective enterprises. They may shape the fabric of the dwelling house or city. They may be real or imagined, literary constructs or visions of paradise rendered in paint. Some result from a delicate negotiation between creator and medium. Others, in turn, readily reveal the underlying paradox of every garden's creation: the garden, so often viewed as a kinder, gentler, 'second nature,' results from violence done to what was once wilderness. Designed as a companion volume to Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia, and the Garden, this richly illustrated collection of provocative essays is edited by Annette Giesecke, Professor of Classics at the University of Delaware, and Naomi Jacobs, Professor of English at the University of Maine. Contributors to this wide-ranging volume include photographer Margaret Morton, landscape ethicist Rick Darke, philosopher David Cooper, environmental journalist Emma Marris, and food historian William Rubel.<br></p>
War and Occupation in Iraqi Fictionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Screams by Syrian artist Wissam al-Jazairy.jpg77War and Occupation in Iraqi FictionMasmoudi, IkramEdinburgh University PressEdinburgh2015https://www.amazon.com/Occupation-Fiction-Edinburgh-Studies-Literature/dp/0748696555<p>The last three decades in Iraqi history can be summarized in these words: dictatorship, war and occupation. After the fall of Saddam’s regime, Iraqi novelists are not only writing about the occupation and current disintegration of Iraq but are also revisiting previous wars that devastated their lives. Ikram Masmoudi examines how recent Iraqi fiction about war depicts the Iraqi subject in its relation to war, coercion, subjugation and occupation. The theoretical concept of the <em>Homo Sacer</em>, the killable, as defined by Giorgio Agamben, is used to explore the lives and the experiences of different war actors such as the soldier, the war deserter, the camp detainee and the suicide bomber depicted in in their ‘bare life’ as sacred men doomed to death in the necropolitical context.<br></p>masmoudi
Shandong the Magnificenthttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Shandong the Magnificent.JPG79Shandong the MagnificentChen, Jianguo;Tu, Chungmin MariaShandong Friendship PressShandong Province2015http://en.sdcbcm.com/html/Images/ContentImages/sdcbcm_en/201804/Original/Catalogue-Shandong%20Publishing%20%20media.pdf<p>​People may not know a lot about China, but many have heard the name of Confucius, the greatest Chinese philosopher and educator. <em>Shandong the Magnificent</em> is about the rich cultural and philosophical tradition of the province of Shandong, which is the birthplace of Chinese civilization. It also is the location of the hometown of Confucius, Qufu, which has become a kind of "Mecca" for Chinese specialists, Chinese studies scholars, and study abroad students. It is among the most visited places in China. This book was written with students in mind and can be used as a resource book for study abroad programs in China. It focuses on the cultural traditions of Shandong, Confucius and his major ideas, as well as some of his most important successors and disciples. <br></p>chenjia;mariatu
African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United Stateshttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/African Diaspora.jpg7African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America, the Caribbean, and the United StatesBraham, PersephoneUniversity of Delaware PressNewark2014https://library.udel.edu/udpress/titles/africandiaspora/<p>​Developed from “The African Americas Project,” a symposium Dr. Braham organized with colleagues Dr. Carole Henderson and Dr. Julie McGee at UD in fall 2011, <em>African Diaspora in the Cultures of Latin America</em> is an edited volume on the cultural expressions of African diasporic experience in the Americas. The object of the volume is to communicate—and override—the limitations imposed by specific disciplinary approaches, which themselves reflect divisions arising from linguistic, geographical, and economic diversity. Presenting art, music, and other cultural production through multiple disciplinary lenses, the volume insists on the interconnectedness of histories, stories, and cultural and disciplinary expression, and the centrality of the Middle Passage in connecting Harlem and Brooklyn to Havana, Kingston, and Rio de Janeiro. This framework urges the reader to consider the Americas as a locus of African encounters that contain and regulate “white” history.<br></p>braham
The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and Romehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/The Mythology of Plants.jpg89The Mythology of Plants: Botanical Lore from Ancient Greece and RomeJ. Paul Getty MuseumLos Angeles2014https://shop.getty.edu/products/the-mythology-of-plants-botanical-lore-from-ancient-greece-and-rome-978-1606063217<p>​<em>The Mythology of Plants</em> focuses on the fascinating topic of plants in Greek and Roman myth. The author, an authority on the gardens, art, and literature of the classical world, introduces the book's main themes with a discussion of gods and heroes in ancient Greek and Roman gardens. The following chapters recount the everyday uses and broader cultural meaning of plants with particularly strong mythological associations. These include common garden plants such as narcissus and hyacinth; pomegranate and apple, which were potent symbols of fertility; and sources of precious incense including frankincense and myrrh. Following the sweeping botanical commentary are the myths themselves, told in the original voice of Ovid, classical antiquity's most colorful mythographer.<br></p>
Italian Reading and Comprehensionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Italian Reading and Comprehension.jpg50Italian Reading and ComprehensionSaggese, RiccardaMcGraw-HillNew York2014https://www.amazon.com/Practice-Perfect-Italian-Reading-Comprehension/dp/0071798951<p>This textbook is a great tool to introduce students to Italian life, festivities, traditions, and contemporary literature. It enables them to enhance their reading and comprehension skills while enriching their vocabulary with hundreds of new terms and expressions. Each unit features authentic Italian-language material, giving a real taste of how the language is used, as well as insights into Italian culture. Word lists and grammar sections specific to the readings support the process of language acquisition along the way.  </p>rsaggese
Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín Gaitehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Approaches to Teaching.jpg11Approaches to Teaching the Works of Carmen Martín GaiteBrown, JoanModern Language Association of AmericaNew York2013https://www.mla.org/Publications/Bookstore/Approaches-to-Teaching-World-Literature/Approaches-to-Teaching-the-Works-of-Carmen-Martn-Gaite<p>​This MLA volume is a guide to the multifaceted works of Spain's celebrated author Carmen Martín Gaite, whose life spanned the Spanish Civil War, Franco's dictatorship, and the nation's transition to democracy. Part I is by Brown; Part II includes essays by her and by scholars from the United States, Spain, England, Ireland, and Puerto Rico. <br></p>jlbrown
Negotiating Censorship in Modern Japanhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Negotiating Censorship.jpg69Negotiating Censorship in Modern JapanHutchinson, RachaelRoutledge: Routledge Contemporary Japan series no. 45London2013https://www.routledge.com/Negotiating-Censorship-in-Modern-Japan-1st-Edition/Hutchinson/p/book/9780415520782<p>​ This book revisits the question of censorship in Japan's tumultuous modern period. By exploring censorship in a number of different art forms – from popular music and kabuki performance through fiction, poetry, and film – the book provides a striking picture of the pervasiveness and continuity of censorship regulations across different periods of time; the similar tactics used by artists of different media to negotiate censorship boundaries; and how censors from different systems and time periods faced many of the same problems and questions in their work. <br></p>rhutch
Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin. Als Amerikaner unterwegs in der DDR-Literaturszenehttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin.jpg94Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin. Als Amerikaner unterwegs in der DDR-LiteraturszeneZipser, RichardCh. LinksBerlin2013https://www.amazon.com/Oberlin-nach-Ostberlin-DDR-Literaturszene-DDR-Geschichte-ebook/dp/B00FDPKXPY<p> <em>Von Oberlin nach Ostberlin. Als Amerikaner unterwegs in der DDR-Literaturszene</em> is a documentary memoir based on experiences the author had with writers and the secret police (<em>Stasi</em>) while doing research and travelling in communist East Germany in the 1970s and 1980s. The memoir draws heavily on a 344-page file the secret police compiled on Dr. Zipser with the help of informants, sections of which are incorporated into the book with appropriate commentary.<br></p>zipser
Beyond Love: translation and critical editionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/beyond-love240.jpg13Beyond Love: translation and critical editionHadiya HusseinSyracuse University PressSyracuse2012http://www.syracuseuniversitypress.syr.edu/spring-2012/beyond-love.html<p>​Originally published in Arabic in 2003, Hadiya Hussein's <em>Beyond Love</em> is a powerful novel about the 1991 Gulf War and its aftermath exposing both the American-led war and the dictatorship of Saddam Hussein. It is a portrait of life in sanctioned Iraq.<br></p>
Housebound—Selfhood and Domestic Space in Contemporary German Fictionhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Housebound.jpg47Housebound—Selfhood and Domestic Space in Contemporary German FictionShafi, MonikaBoydell and BrewerSuffolk2012https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/housebound/2D17D90635F60BFEBA523BBC850E11A2<p>​<em>Housebound</em> offers interpretations of works by contemporary German and Austrian authors that focus on the topic of the house. It argues that domestic space is emerging in this recent literature as an important site of identity, powerfully registering conditions of contemporary life. These are explored in both local and global environments along with the imprint of national traditions and transnational contexts.<br></p>mshafi
Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the Gardenhttps://www.dllc.udel.edu/Bookshelf/Earth Perfect.jpg35Earth Perfect? Nature, Utopia and the GardenNaomi JacobsBlack Dog PublishingLondon2012https://www.amazon.com/Earth-Perfect-Nature-Utopia-Garden/dp/1907317759<p>​ <em>Earth Perfect?</em> is a lushly illustrated, 303-page volume that brings together essays from writers and experts across disciplines to study the relationship—historical, present and future—between humanity and the garden. Through joined voices from the fields of architecture, history, geography, literature, law, and other areas, the garden emerges as a site of contestation and a repository for symbolic, spiritual, social, political, and ecological meaning. The book raises numerous issues, including "What is the role of the garden in defining humanity's ideal relationship with nature?" and "How should we garden in the face of catastrophic ecological decline?" Such topics are covered through wide-ranging case studies, including ancient Roman gardens in Pompeii, Hieronymus Bosch's Garden of Earthly Delights, the gardens of Versailles, organic farming in New England, Bohemia's secret gardens and landscape in contemporary architecture. The book also serves as the basis for a four-day symposium in partnership with area gardens and museums held in June 2013. <br></p>

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