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Faculty Bookshelf

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts
Fradenburg, L.O. Aranye

Staying Alive: A Survival Manual for the Liberal Arts...

Authors in Court: Scenes from the Theater of Copyright
Rose, Mark

Through a series of vivid case studies, Authors in Court charts the 300-year-...

The Laws of Cool: Knowledge Work and the Culture of Information
Liu, Alan

“Knowledge work” is now the reigning business paradigm and affects even...

What the Fortune Teller Didn't Say
Lim, Shirley Geok-Lin

Written over the last decade, these poems include memories of the authors early childhood...

The Signifying Eye:  Seeing Faulkner's Art by Candace Waid
The Signifying Eye: Seeing Faulkner’s Art
Waid, Candace

A bold book, built of close readings,...

Cribs
Huang, Yunte

Cribs is a discrete sequence of poems probing into the manifolds of the book's title word: "crib" as a small child's bed, as literal...

Wordsworth: The Sense of History
Liu, Alan

The imaginative power of Wordsworth’s poetry stems from a denial of history so strong and precise that denial itself—the...