Faculty members in English have been busy, as the number of new titles on the faculty bookshelf attests!
Professor Sarah Brouillette’s book UNESCO and the Fate of the Literary was published in the fall of 2019 by Stanford University Press. A case study of one of the most important global institutions of cultural policy formation, UNESCO and the Fate of the Literary is about how cultural policymaking relates to deeper transformations in the global economy.
Professor Paul Keen’s new book, a co-edited collection of essays on Mary Wollstonecraft, has just been published by Cambridge University Press. Co-edited with Nancy Johnson, Mary Wollstonecraft in Context examines Mary Wollstonecraft (1759–1797), one of the most influential and controversial women of her age.
Literature, literacy, and citizenship took on new and contested meanings in early twentieth-century Canada, particularly in frontier work camps. In Home Feelings: Liberal Citizenship and the Canadian Reading Camp Movement, published this fall by McGill Queen’s University Press, Professor Jody Mason examines the role that print culture played in early twentieth-century ideas of liberal individualism.
Professor Franny Nudelman’s Fighting Sleep: The War for the Mind and the U.S. Military was published this fall by Verso. It recounts the struggle over sleep in the postwar world, revealing that the subject was instrumental to the development of military science, professional psychiatry, and antiwar activism. Prof. Nudelman has recently published essays related to the book in Literary Hub and Science Focus. You can find a review in the LA Review of Books.