What are you reading this summer? Need a suggestion? How about a portrait of Vietnam War soldiers, an exploration of fly-fishing and physics, or an account of labor conditions of low-wage workers worldwide? A study of a 50-year research project in a New Hampshire forest, a history of the Hebrew language, or a guide to help conquer your migraines, once and for all? The Summer 2018 display of New Books by Dartmouth Authors is now up in the King Arthur Flour Café, showcasing a fascinating array of research and scholarship from members of the Dartmouth community.
Want more? Check out “Holding Court,” a series of short interviews with the authors, appearing Mondays throughout the term. And I hope you can come to this summer’s book talk, on July 18 at 4:30 PM in the East Reading Room of Baker-Berry, with Marcelo Gleiser, professor of physics and astronomy at Dartmouth. Author of The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything, Gleiser’s lyrical prose explores the physics – and bigger philosophical questions – pertaining to fly-fishing, a hobby he picked up after watching a class on the Dartmouth Green.
Next time you’re in line at the KAF (which, by the way, reopens on June 21), take a look at this summer’s selection. The Dartmouth Library has a copy of each one of these books for check-out, or, look for them in a library or bookstore near you:
- We Are All Fast Food Workers Now: The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages (Annelise Orleck, History)
- The Story of Hebrew (Lewis Glinert, Middle Eastern Studies)
- DOMUS: ficción y mundo doméstico en el Barroco español (Noelia Cirnigliaro, Spanish & Portuguese)
- Enduring Vietnam: An American Generation and Its War (James Wright, History, President Emeritus)
- The Simple Beauty of the Unexpected: A Natural Philosopher's Quest for Trout and the Meaning of Everything (Marcelo Gleiser, Physics & Astronomy)
- A Global History of Sexual Science (Veronika Fuechtner, German Studies and Geisel School of Medicine; Douglas Haynes, History)
- Hubbard Brook: The Story of a Forest Ecosystem (Richard Holmes, Biological Sciences)
- Understanding your Migraines: A Guide for Patients and Families (Morris Levin and Thomas Ward, Geisel School of Medicine)
- Unfortunate Destiny: Animals in the Indian Buddhist Imagination (Reiko Ohnuma, Religion)
- Democracy in Iran: Why It Failed and How It Might Succeed (Misagh Parsa, Sociology)
Spring is here! And with it a new line-up of books by Dartmouth authors in the King Arthur Flour Café. Next time you are in Baker-Berry, check out the newly redesigned display, which offers a powerful visual “read” on Dartmouth’s intellectual talent. Its location in the King Arthur Flour Café is no accident; the Library serves as an incubator for much of the research and writing activities of Dartmouth authors, providing necessary services, staff expertise, and spaces for work.
The Spring 2018 cohort of ten authors includes both faculty and students, in the humanities and social sciences, and includes single-authored monographs, edited volumes, a translation, and an edition of Renaissance Latin text. One new feature of the display is a series of interviews with the authors, editors, and translators, to be published throughout the term right here on Library Muse. The Library will also be hosting a book talk each term featuring one of the books on display. On Thursday, April 26 at 4:30 PM, in the East Reading Room, we will have Matt Garcia, co-editor of Food Across Borders (Rutgers, 2017) in dialogue with co-editor E. Melanie Dupuis and contributor Teresa Mares.
These books are now part of the Library's collections and are available for check out. For more information, click on any of the links (below) or check out this guide to new books by Dartmouth authors:
- Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook (Mark Bray, History)
- Reading Lessons in Seeing: Mirrors, Masks, and Mazes in the Autobiographical Graphic Novel (Michael Chaney, English & Creative Writing)
- Food Across Borders (Matt Garcia, LALACS and History)
- Picturing War in France, 1792–1856 and Horace Vernet and the Thresholds of Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture (Katie Hornstein, Art History)
- Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy (Douglas Irwin, Economics)
Slavery's Metropolis: Unfree Labor in New Orleans during the Age of Revolutions (Rashauna Johnson, History and AAAS)
- "Andando se hace el camino" : calle y subjetividades marginales en la España del XIX (Sara Muñoz, Spanish & Portuguese)
- Migrant writers and urban space in Italy : proximities and affect in literature and film (Graziella Parati, Leslie Center for the Humanities and French & Italian)
- Maryam, Keeper of Stories by Alawiyya Subuh (Nirvana Tanoukhi, English & Creative Writing)
- Bartolomeo Platina: Lives of the Popes, Paul II (Thomas G. Hendrickson; Alexandra B. Berman '16; Pascal Croak '16; Daniel Gridley '19; Sebastian Herrera '17; Jin Lee '16; Graham Rigby '17; John Robinson '17; Gabriela C. Sommer '19; Kent Ueno '18; James Whittemore '17, Classics)