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Feb. 28, 2005
Contact: Victor Bailey, Hall Center for the Humanities, (785) 864-7822.

Hall Center honors KU's humanities faculty authors

LAWRENCE -- The Hall Center for the Humanities at the University of Kansas announces the third annual Celebration of Books in honor of KU humanities faculty. The event will take place from 4 to 5:30 p.m. March 3 in the conference hall at the Hall Center for the Humanities. The event is free and open to the public.

Over the past few years, KU has rewarded teaching excellence, courtesy of the William T. Kemper Foundation. By contrast, there are fewer plaudits for research excellence. To enhance the recognition of research successes, each year the Hall Center organizes the Celebration of Books Published by Humanities Faculty.

In the past year, 27 members of the humanities, social sciences and fine arts faculties published 30 books on varying topics ranging from Hausa songs to cities on the plains. Many of these books will be on display during the reception that will begin the event.

The event also will feature a short program during which faculty authors Jonathan Earle, associate professor of history; Beverly Mack, associate professor of African/African-American studies; and Donald Worster, Hall distinguished professor of American history, will discuss their books and take audience questions.

For more information please contact the Hall Center at hallcenter@ku.edu or call (785) 864-7822.

Books Published by Humanities, Social Science and Fine Arts Faculty in 2004

Barnard, Philip, Mark L. Kamrath, Stephen Shapiro, eds. Revising Charles Brockden Brown: Culture, Politics, and Sexuality in the Early Republic. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2004.

Bhana, Surenda and Kusum K. Bhoola, translators. Introducing South Africa or Dialogue of Two Friends (Dakshin Afrika Darshan yane Be Mitre-no Samvaad). By An Indian (Ek Hindi), 1911. Durban: eThekwini Libraries and Heritage, 2004.

Caminero-Santangelo, Byron. African Fiction and Joseph Conrad: Reading Postcolonial Intertextuality. Albany: State University of New York Press, 2005.

Clowes, E.W. Fiction's Overcoat: Russian Literary Culture and the Question of Philosophy. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2004.

Conrad, Kathryn. Locked in the Family Cell: Gender, Sexuality, and Political Agency in Irish National Discourse. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2004.

Devitt, Amy J. Writing Genres. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.

Earle, Jonathan. Jacksonian Antislavery and the Politics of Free Soil. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2004.

Eldredge, Charles C. Tales from the Easel: American Narrative Paintings from Southeastern Museums, circa 1800-1950. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2004.

Frederickson, H. George, Gary Alan Johnson and Curtis H. Wood. The Adapted City: Institutional Dynamics and Structural Change. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004.

Graham, Maryemma, ed. Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Hall, Mike. Arcangelo Corelli Solo Chamber Sonatas Opus 5. CD. With Rebecca Bell and Larry Rice. Best Classical Recording, KUCS1207, 2004.

Johnson, Wallace and Irina F. Popova, eds. Central Asian Law: An Historical Overview. Lawrence, KS: Society for Asian Legal History, 2004.

Keel, William D. ed. The Volga Germans of West Central Kansas in collaboration with James L. Forsythe, Francis Schippers and Helmut J. Schmeller. Lawrence, KS: Max Kade Center for German-American Studies, 2004.

Kozma, Jan, translator. Grazia Deledda's Ashes. Madison, NJ: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 2004.

Kuhnheim, Jill. Spanish American Poetry at the End of the Twentieth Century: Textual Disruptions. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2004.

Laird, Paul R. The Baroque Cello Revival: An Oral History. Lanham, Maryland, Toronto, and Oxford: Scarecrow Press, 2004.

Lotz, Christian, Thomas Wolf and Walther Zimmerli, eds. Erinnerung. Philosophische Positionen und Probleme. Munich: Fink Verlag, 2004.

Mack, Beverly. Muslim Women Sing: Hausa Popular Song. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2004.

Ohle, David. The Age of Sinatra. Brooklyn: Soft Skull Press, 2004.

Ohle, David. Motorman. Re-issue of 1972 edition with an introduction by Ben Marcus. Providence, RI: Bed Press, 2004.

Rath, Eric. The Ethos of Noh: Actors and Their Art. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Asia Center Press, 2004.

Shortridge, James R. Cities on the Plains: Evolution of Urban Kansas. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas, 2004.

Sivan, Hagith. Between Woman, Man and God: A New Interpretation of the Ten Commandments. New York: Continuum Intl. Pub. Group, 2004.

Stokstad, Marilyn. Art: A Brief History, 2nd ed. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, Inc., 2004.

Stokstad, Marilyn. Art History, Revised 2nd ed. in collaboration with David Cateforis, with chapters by Stephen Addiss, Chu-tsing Li, Marilyn Rhie, and Christopher Roy. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, Pearson Education, Inc., 2005.

Stokstad, Marilyn. Medieval Art, 2nd ed. Boulder, Co: Westview Press, Perseus Books Group, 2004.

Thomas, Gregory. How to Design Logos, Symbols and Icons. Cincinnati: F&W Publishing, 2003.

Tsutsui, William M. Godzilla on My Mind: Fifty Years of the King of Monsters. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.

Tuttle, William and David M. Katzman. A People & A Nation: A History of the United States. 7th ed. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.

Worster, Donald. Dust Bowl: The Southern Plains in the 1930s. 25th Anniversary Edition. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Younger, John G. Sex in the Ancient World from A-Z. London: Routledge, 2004.

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