"Literary Learning offers valuable resources for the literature instructor. It is easily manageable as a theoretical tool when developing a literature class, and it has a number of classroom-ready resources." —Teacher-Scholar
"The author's portrait of her mentor, Hans-Georg Gadamer, offers English readers a masterful but intimate tour through the sprawling museum of Gadamer's work with a guide who is an artist in her own right. ... Recomended."
"States of Emergency is a masterful series of excursions into contemporary crises ... The essays both display the deep value the capacity of cultural studies to come terms with contemporary issues and reveal how understanding the Victorian roots of today’s culture can illuminate our present conditions. Deeply researched (with full footnotes and bibliography), carefully thought out, and eloquently argued, they offer a refreshing relief from the babble of mainstream social and political commentary, and a source of hopeful vision against the varied voices of apocalypse." —The Ryder
"The principal aim of the book is to explain what Heschel means by his constant call to human (and even divine) self-transcendence. Gems of compressed thought stud the text, as when Held explains that Heschel urges us to confront the world not as 'a thing I own' but rather as 'a mystery I face.' He explores Heschel’s power and points to flaws, such as Heschel’s tendency to substitute intuition for argument. Shai Held’s book is a master class in one of the most significant Jewish voices of our time." —Tablet
"I take to heart and soul the Indiana University Press books created by the Indiana Plein Air Painters Association. ... Here we witness the interplay of natural and built environments throughout all four seasons, thus bringing us to contemplate changes of light, color, texture, inviting us to travel throughout all of Indiana and seek out its bridges, cabins, pioneer farmsteads, formal gardens, church yards, monuments, fountains, marsh lands, waterfronts, springs and valleys." —NUVO
"[R]equired reading for anyone directly concerned with Jewish survival, and for everyone interested in the state of institutional religion and personal spirituality in the US today. ...Highly recommended."
"Thompson analyzes identity discourses through cinematic arts—films, documentaries, television programs, videos—consumed (whether or not produced) in Zimbabwe. ... Beside bringing issues of race, financing, ethnicity, and language to the discussion, she also considers the 2001 Broadcasting Services Act, which was meant to liberalize the field and stem Western influence. ...Recommended."
"The author shows how competing historical narratives have been invoked in contemporary struggles over resources; she highlights growing conflicts over who belongs and who is stranger in the current climate of economic scarcity. This significant study enhances understanding of the dynamics of rural societies across the continent. ...Highly recommended."
"[A] convincing case for re-introducing the concept of friendship into the currency of current political philosophy. ... Mongoven show[s] the significance of political friendship for a just society of equals, where the civic virtues of ordinary moral heroes are finally rendered visible." —Res Publica