Skip to main content

Secondary navigation:

Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences

republicofletters

Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members
file

The Bigamy Plot: Sensation and Convention in the Victorian Novel
Maia McAleavey
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Cambridge University Press, 2015

From sensational plots to “simultaneous” remarriages in such classic literature as Jane Eyre, David Copperfield and Middlemarch, bigamy in Victorian novels is a surprisingly prevalent narrative phenomenon. In the first extended study on this topic McAleavey’s book fills a key gap in the history of the Victorian novel and revises the view that links its narrative structure to courtship and marriage, which have dominated accounts of these works. 

Visit the publisher's page
Watch McAleavey discuss the book in a BC Libraries interview

More a&s faculty titles
Knowledge, Love, and Ectasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus book cover

Knowledge, Love, and Ecstasy in the Theology of Thomas Gallus
Boyd Taylor Coolman
Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Oxford University Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

Rebel Power: Why Nationalist Movements Compete, Fight, and Win
Peter Krause
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Cornell University Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

The Fragility of Consciousness: Faith, Reason, and the Human Good
Frederick G. Lawrence
Professor, Department of Theology
University of Toronto Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory
Scott D. Slotnick
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Cambridge University Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
Part-Time Faculty, Department of English
Simon & Schuster, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Read the New York Times review
Read the Boston Globe review

file

Golden Delicious
Christopher Boucher
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of English
Melville House, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page

file

The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan's Foundations for Ethics
Patrick H. Byrne
Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto Press, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page

file

Go Into the Streets! The Welcoming Church of Pope Francis
Richard J. Gaillardetz, Co-Editor
Joseph Professor of Catholic Systematic Theology
Paulist Press, 2016
Visit the publisher's page

file

Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats
David A. Hopkins
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Oxford University Press, 2016
Visit the publisher's page
Read the authors’ blog post in the Washington Post
Watch Hopkins discuss the book in a BC Libraries interview

file

Understanding and Teaching American Slavery
Cynthia Lynn Lyerly, Co-Editor
Associate Professor, Department of History
University of Wisconsin Press, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Read the Education Week review 

file

The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens
Paul Mariani
University Professor of English
Simon & Schuster, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page

file

Christianity and the Culture Machine: Media and Theology in the Age of Late Secularism
Vincent F. Rocchio
Part Time Faculty, Department of Communication
Cascade Books, 2016
Visit the publisher's page
Watch Rocchio discuss the book in a BC Libraries interview

file

The Other Air Force: U.S. Efforts to Reshape Middle Eastern Media Since 9/11
Matt Sienkiewicz
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Rutgers University Press, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Read a Q&A with Sienkiewicz

file

The River, the Plain, and the State: An Environmental Drama in Northern Song China, 1048-1128
Ling Zhang
Associate Professor, Department of History
Cambridge University Press, 2016
Visit the publisher's page
Recipient of the 2017 George Perkins Marsh Prize

file

Slow Transit
Michael C. Keith
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Communication
Cervena Barva Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

Catholics and Protestants: What Can We Learn from Each Other? 
Peter Kreeft
Professor, Department of Philosophy
Ignatius Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

The Bittersweet Science: Fifteen Writers in the Gym, in the Corner, and at Ringside
Carlo Rotella, Co-editor
Professor, Department of English
University of Chicago Press, 2017
Visit the publisher's page

file

Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates 
Robert C. Bartlett
Behrakis Professorship in Hellenic Political Science, Department of Political Science 
University of Chicago Press, 2016
Visit the publisher's page
Watch Bartlett discuss the book in a BC Libraries interview

file

Edgar and Brigitte: A German Jewish Passage to America
Rosemarie Bodenheimer
Professor Emerita, Department of English
The University of Alabama Press, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page

file

Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe
Aspen Brinton
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Watch Brinton discuss the book in a BC Libraries interview

file

Bully Nation
Charles Derber
Professor, Department of Sociology
University Press of Kansas, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page

file

Organic Futures: Struggling for Sustainability on the Small Farm
Brian J. Gareau
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
and Connor J. Fitzmaurice '10
Yale University Press, 2016
Visit the publisher's page
Read more in BC News

file

The Citizen Poets of Boston: A Collection of Forgotten Poems, 1789-1820
Paul Lewis, Editor
Professor, Department of English
University Press of New England, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Read a BC News item about the book

file

Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President
Patrick J. Maney
Professor, Department of History
University Press of Kansas, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Watch Maney discuss the book in a BC Libraries interview

file

Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland
Oliver P. Rafferty, SJ
Professor, Department of History
Four Courts Press, 2016
Visit the publisher's page
Watch a BC Libraries interview about the book

file

Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice
Sarah Gwyneth Ross
Associate Professor, Department of History
Harvard University Press, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page

file

Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
Elizabeth K. Wallace
Professor, Department of English
James D. Wallace
Associate Professor, Department of English
Beaufort Books, 2016
Visit the publisher’s page
Read a Boston Globe piece by Elizabeth Wallace 
Read a New Yorker online piece featuring the book