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Mikkel Borch-Jacobsen

Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression book cover
Making Minds and Madness: From Hysteria to Depression (Cambridge, 2009)
Wednesday, February 24, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Why do “maladies of the soul” such as hysteria, anxiety disorders, or depression wax and wane over time?

Gillian Harkins

Everybody’s Family Romance: Reading Incest in Neoliberal America book cover
Everybody’s Family Romance: Reading Incest in Neoliberal America (University of Minnesota Press, 2009)
Thursday, March 11, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

More than just a portrait of their author, memoirs and autobiographical novels offer insight into the political, economic, and social climates of t

Zev Handel

Old Chinese Medials and their Sino-Tibetan Origins: A Comparative Study book cover
Old Chinese Medials and their Sino-Tibetan Origins: A Comparative Study (Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica, 2009)
Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Working to redefine our understanding of the pronunciation of Old Chinese, Zev Handel’s newest work, Old Chinese Medials and their Sino-Tibetan

Kathleen Blake

The Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy book cover
The Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy (Oxford University Press, 2009)
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Often misunderstood, the study of utilitarianism and political economy in the context of Victorian literature has long been neglected in the field

Stephen Majeski

U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective: Clients, Enemies, and Empire book cover
U.S. Foreign Policy in Perspective: Clients, Enemies, and Empire (Routledge, 2009)
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

What is the long-term nature of American foreign policy? U.S.

Trevor Griffey

Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry book cover
Black Power at Work: Community Control, Affirmative Action, and the Construction Industry (Cornell University Press, 2010)
Tuesday, November 16, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Trevor Griffey, the book’s co-editor, will describe a previously overlooked but important part of Black Power  movement history: how the demand for

Ted Mack

Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature: Publishing, Prizes, and the Ascription of Literary Value book cover
Manufacturing Modern Japanese Literature: Publishing, Prizes, and the Ascription of Literary Value (Duke University Press, 2010)
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Emphasizing how modes of book production, promotion, and consumption shape ideas of literary value, Ted Mack examines the role of Japan’s publishin

Simon Werrett

Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History book cover
Fireworks: Pyrotechnic Arts and Sciences in European History (University of Chicago Press, 2010)
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Fireworks are synonymous with celebration in the twenty-first century.

Philip Howard

The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam book cover
The Digital Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy: Information Technology and Political Islam (Oxford University Press, 2010)
Monday, March 1, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

Around the developing world, political leaders face a dilemma: the very information and communication technologies that boost economic fortunes als

Juliet Shields

Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745–1820 book cover
Sentimental Literature and Anglo-Scottish Identity, 1745–1820 (Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Monday, February 15, 2010 - 4:00pm
Communications 202

What did it mean to be British, and more specifically to feel British, in the century following the parliamentary union of Scotland and England?

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