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  • Faculty member edits book on Pope Francis

    Faculty member edits book on Pope Francis

    ​"New World Pope" book explores how Jorge Mario Bergoglio became Pope Francis - the ideas, experiences, influences, and passions that have formed this pastor who has inspired, challenged, encouraged, and angered people worldwide. 
  • Philosophy professor examines the aesthetics and life of art

    Philosophy professor examines the aesthetics and life of art

    ​Through an analysis of concrete examples taken from everyday experience and culture, “Beautiful, Bright, and Blinding” develops an aesthetic methodology founded on a phenomenological approach to experience. Refusing hierarchical distinctions between high and low art, the book argues that we must conceptualize the whole of human experience as aesthetic: art is lived and living is an art.
  • Faculty members offer new translation of Rousseau writings

    Faculty members offer new translation of Rousseau writings

    ​This classroom edition of Jean-Jacques Rousseau’s political writings includes new translations of On the Social Contract, the Discourse on the Sciences and the Arts, the Discourse on the Origins of Inequality, and the Preface to Narcissus.​
  • Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children

    Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children's Literature

    ​In "Beasts at Bedtime," scientist and father Liam Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children's stories. From "Beatrix Potter" to "Harry Potter," Heneghan unearths the universal insights into our inextricable relationship with nature that underlie so many classic children's stories.​
  • Apocalypse, Darling

    Apocalypse, Darling

    ​A nonfiction narrative by the Department of English's Barrie Jean Borch, "Apocalypse, Darling" centers on the author's return to a decimated landscape for a misbegotten wedding. As concise as a poem and as sweeping as an epic novel, "Apocalypse, Darling" explores the intersection of American traditional and self-invented social identities, and the destruction and re-greening of industrial cityscapes. ​
  • Assistant professor analyzes communications on fossil fuel divestment

    Assistant professor analyzes communications on fossil fuel divestment

    ​"Communicating about Fossil Fuel Divestment" analyzes how divestment is a socially responsible investing tactic to remove assets from a sector or industry based on moral objections to its business practices, with historical roots in the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa. ​
  • Associate professor explores comic book movies in upcoming book

    Associate professor explores comic book movies in upcoming book

    ​Movies based on comic books and their characters have inspired many innovations to Hollywood's business model, with film franchises and transmedia storytelling helping to ensure the genre will continue its reign over popular culture for years to come. "Comic Book Movies" explores how this genre of film offers audiences modern-day myths, sometimes even incorporating ancient mythic figures while also engaging with the questions that haunt a post-9/11 world.​
  • Catechisms and women

    Catechisms and women's writing and seventeenth-century England

    ​"Catechisms and Women's Writing" examines original works composed by female catechists - both in manuscript and print - and the construction of these materials from other sources.​
  • Public relations faculty share advice for strategic communicators

    Public relations faculty share advice for strategic communicators

    ​"Mastering Business for Strategic Communicators" provides strategic communications and public relations students and professionals with expert insights and advice into the various major business functions and departments. The authors also will host a book signing in the Loop Campus Barnes & Noble on Thursday, Jan. 18. ​
  • Adjunct instructor explores urban emergency management

    Adjunct instructor explores urban emergency management

    ​Fifty-five percent of the world's population - and growing - now lives in cities. "Urban Emergency Management: Planning and Response for the 21st Century" examines the concepts and practices of emergency management in the context of the complex challenges faced by the contemporary city. ​
  • Professor examines Earth

    Professor examines Earth's essential life forms

    ​Take a journey through the curious and wonderful science of Earth's smallest life forms, from the mammalian gut to the ocean floor, in "Planet of Microbes: The Perils and Potential of Earth's Essential Life Forms."​
  • Adjunct faculty member explores coexistence of humans and animals

    Adjunct faculty member explores coexistence of humans and animals

    ​Did you know cockroaches care for their young? "Humans and Animals: A Geography of Coexistence" features short essays, packed with interesting information about the ways human and animal lives intersect. ​
  • Communication professor explores the relationship between humor, identity and offense

    Communication professor explores the relationship between humor, identity and offense

    ​"Comic Performativities: Identity, Internet Outrage, and the Aesthetics of Communication" highlights patterns of criticism and public debate in the relationship between humor, identity and offense.​