Tragic Effects: Ethics and Tragedy in the Age of Translation
Therese Augst, assistant professor of German studies, confronts the peculiar fascination with Greek tragedy as it shapes the German intellectual tradition, with particular focus on the often controversial practice of translating the Greeks.
Ohio State University Press, 2012. 312 pages.
From Kant to Croce: Modern Philosophy in Italy, 1800–1950
Rebecca “Becko” Copenhaver, associate professor of philosophy, and Brian Copenhaver, Udvar-Hazy Chair of Philosophy and History at UCLA (and Becko’s father), coauthor this highly readable introduction to Italy’s leading modern philosophers by translating and analyzing rare and original texts and by chronicling their lives and times.
University of Toronto Press, 2012. 832 pages.
Reservation “Capitalism”: Economic Development in Indian Country
Robert Miller, professor of law, discusses the history, present-day circumstances, and potential future of Indian communities and economics. The book focuses on strategies for establishing privately and publicly owned economic activities on reservations to enable complete tribal self-sufficiency and self-determination.
Praeger, 2012. 208 pages.
Nicholas Smith, James F. Miller Professor of Humanities, and Ian Evans B.A. ’06, a Ph.D. student at the University of Arizona, coauthor a book that guides readers through the standard theories of knowledge while simultaneously using these as a springboard to introduce current debates. Each chapter concludes with a “Current Trends” section pointing the reader to the best literature dominating current philosophical discussion.
Polity, 2012. 224 pages.
Insincere Commitments: Human Rights Treaties, Abusive States, and Citizen Activism
Heather Smith-Cannoy, assistant professor of international affairs, uses both quantitative and qualitative analysis to examine the factors contributing to commitment and compliance involving human rights treaties among post-Soviet states such as Slovakia, Hungary, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Georgetown University Press, 2012. 192 pages.
At Home on the Range: George R. McIntosh, Western Everyman
Robin Priebe Branstator B.A. ’69 examines the life of a pioneer who defied the odds to become a prominent rancher/farmer in Colorado.
Dog Ear Publishing, 2011. 257 pages.
Essay Writing Made Easy With the Hourglass Organizer
Beth Elliot B.A. ’89, M.A.T. ’96 coauthors a student-focused writing guide for teachers (grades 5 and up). The book provides guidance on how to help emerging to advanced writers create ￼￼￼thoughtful, well-structured essays using a simple but effective graphic organizer.
Scholastic Teaching Resources, 2011. 112 pages.
Lynda Barry: Girlhood Through the Looking Glass
Susan Kirtley B.A. ’95, assistant professor of English at Portland State University, traces Barry’s aesthetic and intellectual development, revealing her groundbreaking understanding of femininity and feminism.
University Press of Mississippi, 2012. 208 pages.
Great From the Start: How Conscious Corporations Attract Success
John Montgomery J.D. ’84 suggests how to build corporations that answer the fundamental philosophical question, “What are the rights and moral responsibilities of our corporations?” Montgomery applies the business secrets of Silicon Valley to show how to build companies that awaken a planetary conscience that protects not only their shareholders but also society and the environment.
Morgan James Publishing, 2012. 298 pages.
An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus
Todd Schultz B.A. ’85, professor of psychology at Pacific University, writes a psychobiography of Diane Arbus, a gifted American photographer who committed suicide at age 48.
Bloomsbury USA, 2011. 256 pages.
Teaching the Literature of Today’s Middle East
Allen Webb M.A.T. ’85 introduces teachers to the rich diversity of teachable texts by Middle Eastern writers. He also provides examples of how to teach these materials using contemporary teaching methods.
Routledge, 2011. 240 pages.
Adventuring to Princess Louisa Inlet
Betty Wright M.A.T. ’70 authors a book that features a wealth of information for those interested in cruising from Anacortes, Washington, to Princess Louisa Inlet on the coast of British Columbia.
Outskirts Press, 2011. 144 pages.