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Automatic
By Timothy Wientzen My scholarship focuses on literature of the early twentieth century, a period that scholars generally refer to as the “modernist” period. This era is so named because it was defined by the rapid and novel transformations of everyday life...
Making Liberalism New
By Ian Afflerbach Literary scholars pride ourselves on wrangling with words. We stop and isolate them, pick them apart, flip through historical records to uncover their prior meanings. I always find it interesting, then, when certain words slip out from this...
Mennonite Farmers
by Royden Loewen Mennonite Farmers is an environmental history that juxtaposes life in the twentieth century in starkly diverse contexts. Its main contribution to global environmental history lies in a comparison of micro-histories of seven distinctive places...
New Designs for Old Educational Traditions of Change
by José Antonio Bowen My new book, Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection, argues that education needs to change, in part to reflect new technological and economic realities as well as new cognitive...
Becoming a Scholar: The Story Behind Becoming T. S. Eliot
By Jayme Stayer In the prettified TED talks that make achievements accessible to a wide audience, the casually-but-impeccably dressed presenter explains the “wow” moment that jump-started their project. In the narrative that follows—if the presenters are...
University Press Week 2021 Blog Tour : A #KeepUp Top Ten List
University Presses are a force to #KeepUP with! 2021 marks the 10th anniversary of University Press Week and we’re celebrating how we’ve all evolved over 10 years. We are joined today by our many colleagues on the Association for University Presses blog tour...
American Public School Librarianship: A History
By Wayne Weigand Over the past 120 years, millions of American K-12 public school students have used their school libraries billions of times, yet we still know very little about the history of these ubiquitous educational institutions that over the decades...
Freedom and Responsibilities
By Henry Reichman With freedom comes responsibility. That old maxim is frequently heard in controversies involving academic freedom. Too often it is taken simply to suggest that such freedom carries with it the responsibility to limit the degree to which...
Critiquing Citation: An Interview with Annabel L. Kim
The latest issue of Diacritics, "Citation, Otherwise" is a special issue exploring and questioning of the concept of scholarly citation through many lenses. The issue explores ideas of intellectual property, intellectual economy, and the politics of citation...
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