Category Archives: In the News

April 28

News and Reviews

Books   American English, Italian Chocolate Rick Bailey Starred review from Publishers Weekly: “The essays read like the best of short stories: their significance extends beyond what is on the page.” The Blind Man and the Loon Craig Mishler Praise from Cultural Analysis: “A significant example of what twenty-first century folklorists do… yet another contribution of the press […]

April 20

ICYMI: William Daniels has been talking about his memoir

William Daniels is no stranger to the public eye: he’s an Emmy-winning actor, former Screen Actors Guild president, and a certain generation’s favorite on-screen teacher. Mr. Daniels is making the publicity rounds for his new book There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others (March 2017). […]

April 14

News and Reviews

Books   Intersectionality Anna Carastathis Review from American Quarterly: “Her commitment to close reading is manifested in a rejection of both intersectionality’s skeptics and its fervent supporters… Instead, the book champions ‘analytic clarity, contextual rigor, and a politicized historicized understanding of the trajectory of this concept’ (5).” Tarnished George E. Reed Praise from H-Net: “I have served in […]

April 13

Excerpt: Making My Pitch

The following is an excerpt from Making My Pitch: A Woman’s Baseball Odyssey (Nebraska, 2017) by Ila Jane Borders with Jean Hastings Ardell. Ila Jane Borders is the first woman to win a men’s professional baseball game. She has been honored twice at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and was inducted in 2003 into the Baseball Reliquary’s Shrine […]

April 12

From the desk of Jennifer Ring: Not Softball

Jennifer Ring is a professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Reno. She is the author of Stolen Bases: Why American Girls Don’t Play Baseball and A Game of Their Own: Voices of Contemporary Women in Baseball (Nebraska, 2015).  “It’s a great age for girls to be excited about baseball!” proclaimed Tamara Holmes, […]

March 31

News and Reviews

Awards   Cannibal Safiya Sinclair Shortlisted for the 2017 BOCAS Award for Caribbean Literature: “Sinclair manages to imbue her writing with such strength and spirit that it gives her poems a disturbing and provocative edge — sometimes shocking, and at other times soft and sensual.” Books Pain Woman Takes Your Keys, and Other Essays From […]

March 27

MLA Approves Henry James

The Modern Language Association has worked since 1883 to “strengthen the study and teaching of languages and literatures.” That effort is continued in the Committee on Scholarly Editions, which edits, critiques, awards, and promotes excellent scholarly works. One way the CSE recognizes such excellent works is through their “Approved Editions” seal. Each seal represents approval […]

March 17

News and Reviews

Books   The Turtle’s Beating Heart Denise Low Praise from Foreword Reviews: “An accomplished poet, Low’s well-honed prose flows with lyric intensity.” There I Go Again William Daniels Book feature in People.   American Journalists in the Great War Chris Dubbs Review in Library Journal: “The correspondents sought to tell the story of the massive and destructive nature of […]

March 07

Lester Tenney, 1920-2017

Lester Tenney, World War II veteran and author of My Hitch in Hell, passed away the last week of February at the age of ninety-six. In 2000, Potomac Books published My Hitch in Hell: The Battan Death March, Tenney’s account of life as a POW during World War II, in the Memories of War series. Captured by […]

March 03

News and Reviews

Books   Cannibal Safiya Sinclair One of Literary Hub‘s “Oscar nominees” for best book of poetry. Before Boas by Han F. Vermeulen Praise from American Anthropologist: “To use words such as ‘magisterial’ and ‘compendious’ about this book may understate the case.” Beyond the Fruited Plain Kathryn Cornell Dolan Review in Great Plains Quarterly: “Dolan beautifully defines the […]