Faculty Bookshelf

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Author TitlePub DatePublisherDepartment
Keith Wailoo
Pushing Cool: Big Tobacco, Racial Marketing, and the Untold Story of the Menthol Cigarette
forthcoming 2021U Chicago PressHistory and Public Affairs
Harriet I. FlowerEmpire and Religion in the Roman Worldforthcoming 2021CUPClassics
Spyros Papapetros and Gerd Zillner, eds.
Frederick Kiesler’s Magic Architectureforthcoming 2021MITArchitecture
Monica HuertaMagical Habitsforthcoming 2021Duke UPEnglish and American Studies
Joyce Carol OatesBreatheforthcoming 2021HarperCollinsCreative Writing
Paul MuldoonHowdie-Skelpforthcoming 2021Farrar Straus & GirouxCreative Writing
Jhumpa Lahiri, trans.Trustforthcoming 2021Europa EditionsCreative Writing
Susan WheelerPresidentsforthcoming 2021Solid Objects PressCreative Writing
A.M. HomesPhoenix; The Unfoldingforthcoming 2021Viking-Random HouseCreative Writing
Jhumpa LahiriLa raccolta di Nerinaforthcoming 2021GuandaCreative Writing
Jhumpa LahiriWhereaboutsforthcoming 2021KnopfCreative Writing
Rowan Ricardo PhillipsWhen Blackness Rhymes with Blacknessforthcoming 2021Farrar Straus & GirouxCreative Writing
Erin Besler and Ian BeslerBest Practices: A Catalog and Photo Essay About the City of Los AngelesJune 2021
Applied Research & Design/ORO
Jan-Werner MullerDemocracy RulesJune 2021Farrar Straus and GirouxPolitics and UCHV
Spyros PapapetrosPre-ArchitectureMay 2021MITArchitecture
Kirstin Valdez QuadeThe Five WoundsApril 2021NortonCreative Writing
Nehassaiu deGannesMusic for ExileFebruary 2021Tupelo PressTheater
Joyce Carol OatesAmerican Melancholy: PoemsFebruary 2021HarperCollinsCreative Writing
Joyce Carol OatesThe (Other) You: Short StoriesFebruary 2021HarperCollinsCreative Writing
Karl Kusserow, ed.Picture Ecology: Art and Ecocriticism in Planetary PerspectiveJanuary 2021Yale UPArt Museum
Ksenia ChizhovaJanuary 2021Columbia UPComparative Literature and EAS
Nicole D. LegnaniThe Business of Conquest: Empire, Love, and Law in the Atlantic WorldDecember 2020U of Notre Dame PressSpanish and Portuguese
Gaetana MarroneThe Cinema of Francesco RosiDecember 2020OUPFrench and Italian
Marc Domingo Gygax and Arjan Zuiderhoek, eds
December 2020CUPClassics
Serguei Alex. Oushakine and Marina Balina, eds.
The Pedagogy of Images: Depicting Communism for ChildrenDecember 2020U of Toronto PressAnthropology
Tracy K. Smith and Changtai Bi, trans.
My Name Will Grow Wide Like a Tree: Selected Poems of Yi LeiNovember 2020Graywolf PressCreative Writing
Roberto Abbiati and Simone Marchesi
A Proposito di Dante: Cento note illustrate alla CommediaNovember 2020Keller EditoreFrench and Italian
Daniela Mairhofer and Agata Mazurek
Der Oxforder Boethius. Studie und lateinisch-deutsche EditionNovember 2020Erich Schmidt VerlagClassics
Hal FosterBrutal Aesthetics: Dubuffet, Bataille, Jorn, Paolozzi, OldenburgNovember 2020Princeton UPArt and Archaeology
Yelena BarazReading Roman PrideOctober 2020OUPClassics
Joyce Carol OatesCardiff, by the Sea: Four NovellasOctober 2020Mysterious PressCreative Writing
Peter SingerWhy Vegan?: Eating EthicallyOctober 2020WW NortonUCHV
Carolyn Yerkes and Heather Hyde Minor
Piranesi UnboundSeptember 2020Princeton UPArt and Archaeology
Sylvia LavinArchitecture itself and Other Postmodernization EffectsSeptember 2020Spector BooksArchitecture
Stanley T. AllenSituated Objects: Buildings and Projects by Stan Allen2020Park BooksArchitecture
Dan-el Padilla PeraltaDivine Institutions: Religions and Community in the Middle Roman RepublicSeptember 2020PUPClassics
1913: The Year of French ModernismAugust 2020Manchester UPFrench and Italian
Claudia Johnson and Clara Tuite
30 Great Myths about Jane AustenJuly 2020Wiley-BlackwellEnglish
Barbara Graziosi and Alessandro Barchiesi
Ritorni difficiliforthcoming 2020
Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura
Julian E. ZelizerJuly 2020Penguin Random HouseHistory
Sheila KohlerOpen SecretsJuly 2020Penguin BooksCreative Writing
Yiyun LiMust I GoJuly 2020Random HouseCreative Writing
Eddie S. Glaude Jr.June 2020CrownAAS and Religion
Anthony T. GraftonInky Fingers: The Making of Books in Early Modern EuropeJune 2020Harvard UPHistory
Carolina MangoneBernini’s MichelangeloJune 2020Yale UPArt and Archaeology
AnneMarie Luijendijk, co-edited with Laura Nasrallah and Charalambos Bakirtzis
From Roman to Early Christian CyprusJune 2020Mohr Siebrek EkReligion
Christy WampoleDegenerative Realism: Novel and Nation in Twenty-First-Century FranceJune 2020Columbia UPFrench and Italian
András Bárány and Laura Kalin, eds.
June 2020De GruyterLinguistics
James RichardsonFor NowJune 2020Copper Canyon PressCreative Writing
Joyce Carol OatesNight. Sleep. Death. The Stars.June 2020HarperCollinsCreative Writing
Lee Clark MitchellMark My Words: Profiles of Punctuation in Modern LiteratureMay 2020BloomsburyEnglish
Theodore ZiolkowskiRoman Poets in Modern Guise: The Reception of Roman Poetry Since World War IMay 2020Boydell & BrewerComparative Literature
Jacob S. DlaminiThe Terrorist Album: Apartheid’s Insurgents, Collaborators, and the Security PoliceMay 2020Harvard UPHistory
Robert WuthnowWhat Happens When We Practice Religion? Textures of Devotion in Everyday LifeMay 2020Princeton UPSociology
Hal FosterWhat Comes After Farce?April 2020VersoArt and Archaeology
Katherine A. Bussard and Kristen Gresh, eds.
Life Magazine and the Power of PhotographyApril 2020Yale UPArt Museum
Lauren Coyle RosenFires of Gold: Law, Spirit, and Sacrificial Labor in GhanaApril 2020
University of California Press
He BianKnow Your Remedies: Pharmacy and Culture in Early Modern ChinaApril 2020Princeton UPHistory and EAS
Lara HarbArabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic LiteratureApril 2020Cambridge UPNES
D. Vance SmithArts of Dying: Literature and Finitude in Medieval EnglandApril 2020
University of Chicago Press
Jacob S. DlaminiSafari Nation: A Social History of the Kruger National ParkApril 2020Ohio UPHistory
Sean WilentzApril 2020Penguin Random HouseHistory
Christina H. Lee and Ricardo Padrón, eds.
The Spanish Pacific, 1521-1815: A Reader of Primary SourcesApril 2020
Amsterdam University Press
Spanish and Portuguese
Susanna MooreMiss AluminumApril 2020Farrar Straus & GirouxCreative Writing
Idra Novey and Ahmad Nadalizadeh, trans.
Lean Against This Late HourApril 2020Penguin PoetsCreative Writing
Robert FreidinAdventures in English SyntaxFebruary 2020Cambridge UPLinguistics
Rubén Gallo, ed.February 2020Editorial HypermediaSpanish and Portuguese
Michael GordinEinstein in BohemiaFebruary 2020Princeton UPHistory
M’hamed OualdiA Slave Between Empires: A Transimperial History of North AfricaFebruary 2020Columbia UPNES
Erin Y. HuangUrban Horror: Neoliberal Post-Socialism and the Limits of VisibilityFebruary 2020Duke UPEAS
Rowan Ricardo PhillipsLiving WeaponFebruary 2020Farrar Straus & GirouxCreative Writing
William Chester JordanServant of the Crown and Steward of the Church: The Career of Philippe of CahorsJanuary 2020U of Toronto PressHistory
The Age of HiroshimaJanuary 2020Princeton UPHistory
Marina RustowThe Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo SynagogueJanuary 2020Princeton UPNES
Atul KohliJanuary 2020Oxford UPPolitics and International Affairs
Laurence RalphTorture Letters: Reckoning with Police ViolenceJanuary 2020
University of Chicago Press
Pedro Meira Monteiro, Abel Barros Baptista, Clara Rowland, eds.
Esse Aires [That Aires, on Machado de Assis]January 2020E-galáxiaSpanish and Portuguese
Hanna GarthFood in Cuba: The Pursuit of a Decent MealJanuary 2020Stanford UPAnthropology
Michael KoortbojianJanuary 2020Princeton UPArt and Archaeology
Susan StewartThe Ruins Lesson: Meaning and Material in Western CultureJanuary 2020
University of Chicago Press
Sarah Chihaya, Merve Emre, Katherine Hill, and Jill Richards
The Ferrante Letters: An Experiment in Collective CriticismJanuary 2020Columbia UPEnglish
Peter SingerDecember 2019thelifeyoucansave.orgUCHV
Christopher Stray, Michael Clarke, Joshua T. Katz, eds.
December 2019Oxford UPClassics
Stacy WolfBeyond Broadway: The Pleasure and Promise of Musical Theatre Across AmericaDecember 2019Oxford UPTheater
Stanley CorngoldWalter Kaufmann: Philosopher, Humanist, HereticDecember 2019Princeton UPGerman
Rowan Ricardo PhillipsThe Circuit: A Tennis OdysseyDecember 2019Farrar Straus & GirouxCreative Writing
Barbara NagelNovember 2019BloomsburyGerman
Katie ChenowethThe Prosthetic Tongue: Printing Technology and the Rise of the French LanguageNovember 2019U of Pennsylvania PressFrench and Italian
Paul MuldoonFrolic and DetourNovember 2019Farrar Straus & GirouxCreative Writing
Idra NoveyThose Who KnewNovember 2019Viking/Random HouseCreative Writing
Olga Peters HastyHow Women Must Write: Inventing the Russian Woman PoetOctober 2019Northwestern UPSlavic
Keeanga-Yamahtta TaylorOctober 2019
U of North Carolina Press
African American Studies
Gayle Salamon, Ann V. Murphy, Gail Weiss, eds.
50 Concepts for a Critical PhenomenologyOctober 2019Northwestern UPEnglish and GSS
Anna StilzTerritorial Sovereignty: A Philosophical ExplorationOctober 2019OUPPolitics and UCHV
Rubén GalloProust LatinoOctober 2019Buchet ChastelSpanish and Portuguese
Jan-Werner MullerFurcht und Freiheit: Für einen anderen LiberalismusOctober 2019Suhrkamp Verlag AGPolitics
Joyce Carol Oates PursuitOctober 2019Mysterious PressCreative Writing
Philip Nord, Katya Guenther, M Weiss, eds.
Formations of Belief: Historical Approaches to Religion and the SecularSeptember 2019Princeton UPNES
Imani PerryBreathe: A Letter to my SonsSeptember 2019Beacon PressAfrican American Studies
Augustín FuentesWhy We Believe: Evolution and the Human Way of BeingSeptember 2019Yale UPAnthropology
Jhumpa Lahiri, ed.The Penguin Book of Italian Short StoriesSeptember 2019Penguin Random HouseCreative Writing
Jonathan S. Gold, Douglas S. Duckworth, eds.
Readings of Śāntideva’s Guide to Bodhisattva Practice (Bodhicaryāvtāra)August 2019Columbia UPReligion
Marina Brownlee, ed.Cervantes' Persiles and the Travails of RomanceAugust 2019U of Toronto PressSpanish and Portuguese
Yaacob DweckDissident Rabbi: The Life of Jacob SasportasAugust 2019Princeton UPHistory
Hans HalvorsonThe Logic in Philosophy of ScienceAugust 2019U of Notre Dame PressPhilosophy
Harry FrankfurtThe Reasons of LoveJuly 2019Princeton UPPhilosophy
Beatrice Kitzinger and Joshua O’Driscoll, eds.
After the Carolingians: Manuscript Illumination in the 10th-11th CenturiesJuly 2019De GruyterArt and Archaeology
Ruha BenjaminRace after TechnologyJuly 2019PolityAfrican American Studies
Paul FrymerBuilding an American Empire: The Era of Territorial and Political ExpansionJuly 2019Princeton UPPolitics
Daphne KalotayBlue HoursJuly 2019TriQuarterly BooksCreative Writing
Michael Wachtel, Lazar Fleishman and Stefan Newerkla, eds.
June 2019Peter LangSlavic
Wendy BelcherWriting Your Journal Article in Twelve Weeks, 2eJune 2019U of Chicago PressComparative Literature and AAS
Lee Clark MitchellMore Time: Contemporary Short Stories and Late StyleJune 2019Oxford UPEnglish
Ruha BenjaminJune 2019Duke UPAfrican American Studies
Aleksandar HemonMy Parents: An Introduction/This Does Not Belong to YouJune 2019Penguin Random HouseCreative Writing
Barbara GraziosiHomer: A Very Short IntroductionMay 2019OUPClassics
Andrew Chignell, ed.Evil: A HistoryMay 2019Oxford UPReligion
Tod HamiltonImmigration and the Remaking of Black AmericaMay 2019Russell SageSociology
Carles BoixMay 2019Princeton UPPolitics and Public Affairs
Michael Wachtel and Philip Gleissner, eds.
Vjačeslav Ivanov und seine deutschsprachigen Verleger: Eine Chronik in BriefenMay 2019Peter LangSlavic
Jesse Reiser, Nanako Umemoto
Projects and Their Consequences: Reiser+UmemotoMay 2019
Princeton Architectural Press
Germán Labrador Méndez and María do Cebreiro Rábade Villar, eds.
A critical edition of Rosalía de Castro. El primer loco [The first inmate]April 2019Consorcio de SantiagoSpanish and Portuguese
William Chester JordanThe Apple of His Eye: Converts from Islam in the Reign of Louis IXApril 2019Princeton UPHistory
Frederick WherryCredit Where It's Due: Rethinking Financial CitizenshipApril 2019Russell SageSociology
Johannes Haubold, John Steele, Kathryn Stevens, eds.
Keeping Watch in Babylon: The Astronomical Diaries in ContextApril 2019BrillClassics
Franz PrichardApril 2019Columbia UPEAS
Beatriz ColminaX-Ray ArchitectureApril 2019Lars MuellerArchitecture
Beatrice KitzingerThe Cross, the Gospels, and the Work of Art in the Carolingian AgeMarch 2019Cambridge UPArt and Archaeology
Gyan PrakashEmergency Chronicles: Indira Gandhi and Democracy’s Turning PointMarch 2019Princeton UPHistory
Ben Conisbee BaerIndigenous Vanguards: Education, National Liberation, and the Limits of ModernismMarch 2019Columbia UPComparative Literature
Michael OppenheimerDiscerning Experts: The Practices of Scientific Assessment for Environmental PolicyMarch 2019U of Chicago PressGeosciences and International Affairs
Michael DickmanDays & DaysMarch 2019KnopfCreative Writing
Tera W. HunterBound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth CenturyFebruary 2019Harvard UPHistory
Yiyun LiWhere Reasons End: A NovelFebruary 2019Penguin Random HouseCreative Writing
Fault Lines: A History of the United States Since 1974January 2019WW NortonHistory
Anne ChengOrnamentalismJanuary 2019Oxford UPEnglish and American Studies
Fintan O’TooleHeroic Failure: Brexit And The Politics Of PainJanuary 2019Head of ZeusLewis Center
Erika MilamCreatures of Cain: The Hunt for Human Nature in Cold War AmericaJanuary 2019Princeton UPHistory of Science
Martha FriedmanMartha Friedman: Castoffs2019Henry Art GalleryVisual Arts
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