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Arts and Sciences: The Year in Books

The topics range from philosophy to fiction, plus music

The wide range of research and scholarship pursued by faculty in the School of Arts and Sciences was on display at the Dean’s Annual Publication Party, hosted on April 11 in the Coolidge Room on the Medford/Somerville campus.

The event honors A&S faculty authors who have published in the past two years. This year’s event also featured new musical recordings and video installations.

Jody Azzouni. The Rule-Following Paradox and Its Implications for Metaphysics. Springer, 2017.

Kenneth Janda, Jeffrey Berry, Jerry Goldman, Deborah Schildkraut and Paul Manna. The Challenge of Democracy: American Government in Global Politics, 14th edition. Cengage Learning, 2016.

Daniel C. Dennett. From Bacteria to Bach and Back: The Evolution of Minds. Norton and Penguin Publishers, 2017.

Thomas W. Zeiler, David K. Ekbladh and Benjamin Montoya, editors. Beyond 1917: The United States and the Global Legacies of the Great War. Oxford University Press, 2017.

Paul Joseph, editor. The SAGE Encyclopedia of War: Social Science Perspectives. SAGE Publications, 2016.

Robert Crosnoe and Tama Leventhal. Debating Early Child Care: The Relationship Between Developmental Science and the Media. Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Sara Lewis. Silent Sparks: The Wondrous World of Fireflies. Princeton University Press, 2016.

John Lurz. The Death of the Book: Modernist Novels and the Time of Reading. Fordham University Press, 2016.

Ning Ma. The Age of Silver: The Rise of the Novel East and West. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Mike Mandel. Boardwalk Minus Forty. TBW Books, 2017.

Nimah Mazaheri. Oil Booms and Business Busts: Why Resource Wealth Hurts Entrepreneurs in the Developing World. Oxford University Press, 2016.

José Antonio Mazzotti. Lima fundida: épica y nación criolla en el Perú. Iberoamericana/Vervuert, 2016.

José Antonio Mazzotti. Revista de Crítica Literaria Latinomericana 84. Department of Romance Languages, Tufts University, 2016.

Heather Nathans. Hideous Characters and Beautiful Pagans: Performing Jewish Identity on the Antebellum American Stage. University of Michigan Press, 2017.

Pedro Ángel Palou. Mestizo Failure(s): Race, Film and Literature in Twentieth-Century Mexico. Boston Arts Lab, 2016.

Pedro Ángel Palou. Paraíso Clausurado. Planeta, 2016.

Pedro Ángel Palou. Tierra Roja: La Novela De Lázaro Gárdenas. Planeta, 2016.

Maria González-Aguila and Marta Rosso-O’Laughlin. Atando Cabos: Curso intermedio de español, 5th edition. Pearson, 2017.

Modhumita Roy. “Brutalised Lives and Brutalist Realism: Black British Urban Fiction (1990s-2000s)” in The Cambridge Companion to Black British and Asian Literature (1945-2010). Cambridge University Press, 2016.

June A. Sekera. The Public Economy in Crisis: A Call for a New Public Economics. Springer International Publishing, 2016.

Laurence Senelick. Oedipus the King by Sophocles, translated from the Greek. Broadway Play Publishers, 2017.

Natalie Shapero. Hard Child. Copper Canyon Press, 2017.

Christina Sharpe. In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Duke University Press, 2016.

Sumie Jones and Charles Shirō Inouye, editors. A Tokyo Anthology:  Literature from Japan’s Modern Capital, 1850-1920. University of Hawaii Press, 2017.

Tony Smith. Why Wilson Matters: The Origin of American Liberal Internationalism and Its Crisis Today. Princeton University Press, 2017.

Jonathan Strong. Quit the Race. Pressed Wafer, 2017.

Sabrina Vaught. Compulsory: Education and the Dispossession of Youth in a Prison School. University of Minnesota Press, 2017.

Jill D. Weinberg. Consensual Violence: Sex, Sports and the Politics of Injury. University of California Press, 2016.

Maryanne Wolf. Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century. Oxford University Press, 2016.

Man Xu. Crossing the Gate: Everyday Lives of Women in Song Fujian (960-1279). State University of New York Press, 2016.


Music, Video and other Media

Mike Mandel and Chantal Zakari. Lockdown Archive poster, 2016.

Christina Sharpe. Love is the Message, the Message is Death. In Arthur Jafa’s video installation Love is the Message, The Message is Death. Gavin Brown Enterprise, 2016.

Thomas Stumpf, pianist. Reflections on Time and Mortality: Piano Music by Bach, Bartok, Beethoven, Biggs, Brown, Chopin, Debussy, Enescu, Janacek, Joplin, John McDonald, Mozart, Rakhmaninov, Sacks, Schubert, Stumpf and Wyner. Albany Records, 2017.

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