The following is an excerpt from Brand Jamaica edited by Hume Johnson and Kamille Gentles-Peart (December 2019). Chapter 1 Between Fame and Infamy: The Dialetical Tension in Jamaica’s Nation Brand Jamaica’s “Claim to Fame”—An Overview Despite its inescapable status as … Continue reading Excerpt: Brand Jamaica
The following is an excerpt from Chaucer’s Losers, Nintendo’s Children, and Other Forays in Queer Ludonarratology by Tison Pugh (Nebraska, 2019), the latest book in the Frontiers of Narrative Series. From Chapter 6: Rules Pregame: May the Better Player Lose! … Continue reading Excerpt: Chaucer’s Loser’s, Nintendo’s Children, & Other Forays in Queer Ludonarratology
The following is by Hal Elliott Wert, author of George McGovern and the Democratic Insurgents (Nebraska, 2015). Wert is a professor emeritus of history at the Kansas City Art Institute. Posters Galore, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again! You have likely … Continue reading From the Desk of Hal Elliot Wert: Posters Galore, Mamma Mia, Here We Go Again!
The following is an excerpt from Great Plains Birds by Larkin Powell (November 2019), the newest addition of the series, Discover the Great Plains. Chapter 1 The Birds: Symbols of the Great Plains You may consider it an unfortunate fact that … Continue reading Excerpt: Great Plains Birds
Since 2006, the University of Nebraska Press has worked to publish The Complete Letters of Henry James, an acclaimed series that fills a crucial gap in modern literary studies by presenting in a scholarly edition the complete letters of one of … Continue reading From the Desk of Henry James: November 20, 1879
Abraham Joshua Heschel (1907–72) was a rabbi, scholar, and philosopher. In 1937 Martin Buber appointed him as his successor at the central organization for Jewish adult education in Frankfurt am Main. In time he became one of the most influential modern … Continue reading History is a Call and Response: New Books on Abraham Joshua Heschel
The following is an excerpt from Franz Boas: The Emergence of the Anthropologist by Rosemary Lévy Zumwalt (November 2019). Introduction Franz Boas was born in Minden, Westphalia, on July 9, 1858. He was directed on the path from his birthplace … Continue reading Excerpt: Franz Boas
The following is an excerpt from Starring Red Wing! by Linda M. Waggoner (November 2019). She is also the author of Fire Light: The Life of Angel De Cora, Winnebago Artist. From Chapter 2: Ochsegahonegah at the Lincoln Institute It was a … Continue reading Excerpt: Starring Red Wing!
Happy University Press Week! Today the UP Week Blog Tour’s theme is “How to Practice Compassion.” The following is an excerpt from Rabbi Shai Held’s The Heart of Torah, Volume 2: Essays on the Weekly Torah Portion, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy (Jewish … Continue reading University Press Week: Practicing Compassion
The following is an excerpt from Hell with the Lid Off: Inside the Fierce Rivalry between the 1970s Oakland Raiders and Pittsburgh Steelers by Ed Gruver and Jim Campbell (October 2019). Chapter 2: Darth Raider and the Mad Bomber If the Dallas … Continue reading Excerpt: Hell with the Lid Off