Thursday, June 30, 2016

New Book: In Palamedes' shadow : explorations in play, game & narrative theory by R Rawdon Wilson

New Book: New Mexico Historical Review volume 91

This journal provides high quality research on New Mexico and the south west. In this particular volume you can find information on Sophie Aberle's research in San Juan Pueblo, the Tlaxcalans, and more.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

New Book: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Great Expectations charts the progress of Pip from childhood through often painful experiences to adulthood, as he moves from the Kent marshes to busy, commercial London, encountering a variety of extraordinary characters ranging from Magwitch, the escaped convict, to Miss Havisham, locked up with her unhappy past and living with her ward, the arrogant, beautiful Estella. Pip must discover his true self, and his own set of values and priorities. Whether such values allow one to prosper in the complex world of early Victorian England is the major question posed by Great Expectations, one of Dickens's most fascinating, and disturbing, novels. This edition includes the original, discarded ending, Dickens's brief working notes, and the serial instalments and chapter divisions in different editions. It also uses the definitive Clarendon text.

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Monday, June 13, 2016

New Book: Performing hybridity by May Joseph and Jennifer Fink

Amid the modern-day complexities of migration and exile, immigration and repatriation, notions of stable national identity give way to ideas about cultural "hybridity". The authors represented in this volume use different forms of performative writing to question this process, to ask how the production of new political identities destabilizes ideas about gender, sexuality, and the nation in the public sphere.
Contributors use forms such as the essay, poem, photography, and case study to examine historically specific cases in which the notion of hybridity recasts our ideas of identity and performance: the struggle for Aboriginal land rights in Australia; Bahian carnival; the creolization and pidginization of language in the Caribbean world; queer videos; and others.

Friday, June 10, 2016

New Book: Laurence Sterne : riddles and mysteries by Valerie Grosvenor Myer

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Monday, June 6, 2016

New Book: Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bronte

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Jane Eyre is the story of a small, plain-faced, intelligent, and passionate English orphan. Jane is abused by her aunt and cousin and then attends a harsh charity school. Through it all she remains strong and determinedly refuses to allow a cruel world to crush her independence or her strength of will. A masterful story of a woman's quest for freedom and love. Jane Eyre is partly autobiographical, and Charlotte Brontë filled it with social criticism and sinister Gothic elements. A must read for anyone wishing to celebrate the indomitable strength of will or encourage it in their growing children.

Friday, June 3, 2016

New Book: When the Beat was Born written by Laban Carrick Hill, Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III.


The Texas Bluebonnet Award (TBA) is the book award selected by Texas school children.  Intended to encourage reading among 3rd to 6th grade students, the Texas Library Association selects  twenty notable books of which students must read or listen to at least fie on the list in order to be eligible to vote. Over 152,000 children voted for the award which means that the students read at least 760,000 books in order to decide on the winner!

The 2016 TBA recipient was Laban Carrick Hill and Theodore Taylor III for their book When the Beat was Born: DJ Kool Herc and the Creation of Hip Hop. This children’s book focused on a young boy who grew up to influence the development of  hip-hop and help define the hip-hop culture. Upon learning that his book won the award author Laban Carrick Hill said “I want to thank everyone down in Texas, especially the 153,000 kids who came out and read all the books on the list and voted for their favorite…” the illustrator Theodore Taylor the third, shared similar sentiments when the announcement of their success was given.

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