Languages


Becoming T. S. Eliot

Jayme Stayer
T. S. Eliot's juvenilia were written by an adolescent who showed little inclination to question the social, cultural, religious, or domestic values he had inherited. By contrast, the poems of his early maturity were written by a roiling, divided self—enraged and poised, sarcastic and self-conscious, urbane and anguished. How did a young man who wrote uninspired doggerel about wilting flowers transform himself—in a mere twenty months—into the...

Restoring the Balance

John A. Vucetich
For more than a quarter century, celebrated biologist John Vucetich has studied the wolves, and the moose that sustain them, of the boreal forest of Isle Royale National Park, an island in the northwest corner of Lake Superior. During this time, he has witnessed both the near extinction of the local wolf population, driven largely by climate change, and the intensely debated relocation of other wolves to the island in an effort to stabilize and...

Approaches to Teaching the Works of Karen Tei Yamashita

edited by Ruth Y. Hsu, Pamela Thoma
Structurally innovative and culturally expansive, the works of Karen Tei Yamashita invite readers to rethink conventional paradigms of genres and national traditions. Her novels, plays, and other texts refashion forms like the immigrant tale, the postmodern novel, magical realism, apocalyptic literature, and the picaresque and suggest new transnational, hemispheric, and global frameworks for interpreting Asian American literature. Addressing...

Words in Space and Time

Tomasz Kamusella
With forty-two extensively annotated maps, this atlas offers novel insights into the history and mechanics of how Central Europe's languages have been made, unmade, and deployed for political action. The innovative combination of linguistics, history, and cartography makes a wealth of hard-to-reach knowledge readily available to both specialist and general readers. It combines information on languages, dialects, alphabets, religions,...

American Public School Librarianship

Wayne A. Wiegand
"Can I get a library pass?" Over the past 120 years, millions of American K–12 public school students have asked that question. Still, we know little about the history of public school libraries, which over the decades were pulled together and managed by hundreds of thousands of school librarians. In American Public School Librarianship, Wayne A. Wiegand recounts the unseen history of both school libraries and their librarians. Why, Wiegand asks, did school librarianship turn out...

Teaching French Neoclassical Tragedy

edited by Hélène Bilis, Ellen McClure
Tragedy has been reborn many times since antiquity. Seventeenth-century French playwrights composed tragedies marked by neoclassical aesthetics and the divine-right absolutism of the grand siècle. But their works also speak to the modern imagination, inspiring reactions from Barthes, Derrida, and Foucault, adaptations and reworkings by Césaire and Kushner, and new productions by francophone and anglophone directors. This volume addresses both the history of French...

Ossa Ostensa

Laura Pooley
OSSA OSTENSA is the world's first comprehensive example of how to teach and learn the Latin language using the unique teaching system of the internationally recognized authority Reginald Foster. Laura Pooley – prize-winning graduate of the University of Oxford and currently a supervisor at the University of Cambridge, brings to life the year she spent in Rome studying Latin with Reginaldus. His inspiring and transformative method of teaching combines with Laura's twenty...

Stories Are What Save Us

David Chrisinger
foreword by Brian Turner, author of My Life as a Foreign Country
afterword by Angela Ricketts, author of No Man’s War
Since 2013, David Chrisinger has taught military veterans, their families, and other trauma survivors how to make sense of and recount their stories of loss and transformation. The lessons he imparts can be used by anyone who has ever experienced trauma, particularly people with a deep need to share that experience in a way...

Immigration as a Process

Barbara Frank-Job
In their weblogs, immigrants from Latin America to Quebéc discuss the migration process in narrative reconstructions of personal experiences with the blogger community. During this collective work of meaning construction, various concepts of temporality play an essential role. Based on a large corpus of weblog posts and discussions and within the methodological frameworks of discourse analysis and interactional linguistics, this...

MLA Handbook, ninth edition

The Modern Language Association of America
Relied on by generations of writers, the MLA Handbook is published by the Modern Language Association and is the only official, authorized book on MLA style. The new, ninth edition builds on the MLA's unique approach to documenting sources using a template of core elements—facts, common to most sources, like author, title, and publication date—that allows writers to cite any type of work, from books, e-books, and journal articles in databases to song lyrics, online images, social media posts,...

On Fire

edited by Sean Patrick O'Rourke
The social, political, and legal struggles that made up the American civil rights movement of the mid-twentieth century produced and refined a wide range of rhetorical strategies and tactics. Arguably the most astonishing and certainly the least understood are the sit-in protests that swept the nation at the beginning of the 1960s. A companion to Like Wildfire: The Rhetoric of the Civil Rights Sit-Ins, this concentrated collection of essays examines the...

Ossium Carnes Multae e Marci Tullii Ciceronis epistulis

Reginald Foster, Daniel P. McCarthy
Beginners and experts alike will find a complete immersion into the workings and nature of the Latin language embodied in the incomparable, insuperable epistles of the great Marcus Tullius Cicero, something which other commentators pass over or scorn. This second volume puts "meat on the bones" of the Latin language presented in the first volume: Ossa Latinitatis Sola: The...

Affaires globales

Deborah S. Reisinger, Mary Beth Raycraft, Nathalie Dieu-Porter
Develop language skills and cultural knowledge essential for a career in the francophone world Affaires globales' broad scope of disciplines and cultural content will appeal to students interested in a wide variety of careers while giving them the skills needed to pursue them. This intermediate-high to advanced-level French textbook is designed for French for specific purposes courses such as...

Al-'Arabiyya

edited by Mohammad T. Alhawary, with contributions bySaeed Al Alaslaa, Mohammad T. Alhawary, Brahim Chakrani, Abdelaadim Bidaoui, Tarek Hermessi, Roberta Morano, Sara Al Tubuly, Youness Mountaki, Archana Prakash, Wanis H. Shalaby, Mbarek Sryfi, Mohamed El-Madkoury Maataoui, Mohamed El-Madkouri Maataoui
Al-'Arabiyya Volume 53 features five articles and six book reviews. Three of the articles contribute in many meaningful ways to Arabic sociolinguistics, one to Arabic second...

Cold War Correspondents

Dina Fainberg
In an age of mutual acrimony and closed borders, journalists were among the few individuals who crossed the Iron Curtain. Their reporting strongly influenced the ways that policy makers, pundits, and ordinary people came to understand the American or the Soviet "other." In Cold War Correspondents, Dina Fainberg examines how Soviet and American journalists covered the rival superpower and how two distinctive sets of truth systems, professional...

The Art of Teaching Russian

edited by Evgeny Dengub, Irina Dubinina, Jason Merrill, with contributions byEvgeny Dengub, Irina Dubinina, Aline Germain-Rutherford, Cynthia Lee Martin, Angelika Kraemer, Jason Merrill, David Kirk Prestel, Julia Mikhailova, Anna Tumarkin, Thomas Jesus Garza, Dianna Murphy, Narek Sahakyan, Sally Sieloff Magnan, Betty Lou Leaver, Christine M. Campbell, William J. Comer, Lynne DeBenedette, Benjamin Jens, Coleen Lucey, Benjamin Rifkin, Karen Evans-Romaine, Stuart H. Goldberg, Susan C. Kresin, Vicki...
A comprehensive guide to...

Improving Outcomes

edited by Diane Kelly-Riley, Norbert Elliot
Students thrive when they are exposed to a variety of disciplinary genres, and their lives—and our institutions—are enriched by improving their writing outcomes. Taking account of evolving research, writing in the disciplines, and demographic and institutional shifts in higher education, this volume imagines new ways to improve writing outcomes by broadening the focus of assessment to wider issues of humanity and...

An Introduction to Old English

Jonathan Evans
This unique textbook teaches the Old English language, pairing grammatical instruction with Old English passages from historical and literary documents in chronological order and providing a summary of major events. Fifty lessons present translation passages from the Peterborough manuscript of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People, the Alfredian translation of the Universal History of Paulus Orosius, and other prose and poetic texts. Supplementary sections in each...