The following is an excerpt from The Supernatural Sublime: The Wondrous Ineffability of the Everyday in Films from Mexico and Spain by Raúl Rodríguez-Hernández and Claudia Schaefer. It is part of the New Hispanisms series, which publishes innovative studies that … Continue reading Excerpt: The Supernatural Sublime
Professional sports are a celebrated American tradition. As a result, professional athletes are often held up as heroes and role models, idolized for their actions in the game and held to certain standards in their outside lives. This treatment of … Continue reading Facing Race in the NBA and NFL
The following is an excerpt from Late Westerns: The Persistence of a Genre (December 2018) by Lee Clark Mitchell. From the Introduction Consider a handful of scenarios recently set in the American West: a corpse repeatedly buried and disinterred on its journey … Continue reading Excerpt: Late Westerns
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to There I Go Again: How I Came to Be Mr. Feeny, John Adams, Dr. Craig, KITT, and Many Others … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to There I Go Again!
Lt. Col. Erica Iverson and Maj. ML Cavanaugh are US Army Strategists; this essay was adapted from a chapter in their forthcoming book, co-edited by Max Brooks, Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict (Potomac Books, May 2018). Originally published by the Modern … Continue reading From Princesses to Generals: Leia and and the Evolution of Women at War
The following has been excerpted from Morta Las Vegas: CSI and the Problem of the West by Nathaniel Lewis and Stephen Tatum (November 2017). Morta Las Vegas is the latest book in the Postwestern Horizons series. From Chapter 1: The Problem … Continue reading Excerpt: Morta Las Vegas
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or caffeinated beverages, for that matter). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Equine Soldiers, A Gilded Age Campaign, and other November Books
The following contribution comes from Charles Russo, author of Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America (Nebraska, 2016). Silver Screen Mythology A few months back, I was explaining the content of my book to a small group … Continue reading From the Desk of Charles Russo: Silver Screen Mythology
Summer is almost in full swing and these books are now all available in paperback editions. “This is an engaging, well-researched, often-original study of violent female speech in early modern English culture.”—Deborah Willis, Renaissance Quarterly “In his ground breaking … Continue reading Now available in paperback!
The following is a contribution from Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal, author of Indigenous Media and Political Imaginaries in Contemporary Bolivia (July 2017). Zamorano Villarreal is a professor-researcher at El Colegio de Michoacán, Centro de Estudios Antropológicos in Zamora, Michoacán, México. She is the coeditor … Continue reading From the Desk of Gabriela Zamorano Villarreal: Politics and Media Practices