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Recent books by Arts & Sciences faculty members
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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. 

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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
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Philosophy and Dissidence in Cold War Europe
Aspen Brinton
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Palgrave Macmillan, 2016
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Golden Delicious
Christopher Boucher
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of English
Melville House, 2016
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Bully Nation
Charles Derber
Professor, Department of Sociology
University Press of Kansas, 2016
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Asymmetric Politics: Ideological Republicans and Group Interest Democrats
David A. Hopkins
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Oxford University Press, 2016
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Understanding and Teaching American Slavery
Cynthia Lynn Lyerly, Co-Editor
Associate Professor, Department of History
University of Wisconsin Press, 2016
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The Whole Harmonium: The Life of Wallace Stevens
Paul Mariani
University Professor of English
Simon & Schuster, 2016
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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
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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
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Puzzled?!: An Introduction to Philosophizing 
Richard Kenneth Atkins
Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., 2015
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Shakespeare, Not Stirred: Cocktails for Your Everyday Dramas
Caroline Bicks 
Associate Professor, Department of English
Perigee Books, 2015
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Imperium: A Fiction of the South Seas
Translated by Daniel Bowles
Assistant Professor, Department of German Studies
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2015
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Documenting Gendered Violence: Representations, Collaborations, and Movements
Lisa Cuklanz, Co-Editor
Professor, Department of Communication
Bloomsbury, 2015
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The Wilding of America: Money, Mayhem, and the New American Dream (6th) 
Charles Derber
Professor, Department of Sociology
Macmillan Publishers, 2015
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Drones and the Ethics of Targeted Killing
Kenneth R. Himes, OFM
Associate Professor, Department of Theology
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2015
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Reimagining the Sacred
Richard Kearney
Charles B. Seelig Chair, Department of Philosophy
Columbia University Press, 2015
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Bits, Specks, Crumbs, Flecks
Michael C. Keith
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Communication
Vraeyda Literary, 2015
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The Bigamy Plot: Sensation and Convention in the Victorian Novel
Maia McAleavey
Assistant Professor, Department of English
Cambridge University Press, 2015
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To Save the Children of Korea 
Arissa Oh
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Stanford University Press, 2015
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Women of Will
Tina Packer
J. Donald Monan, S.J., Professor in Theatre Arts
Knopf Doubleday, 2015
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Read a New York Times article about Packer's performance piece on which the book is based

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Thinking Prayer: Theology and Spirituality amid the Crisis of Modernity
Andrew Prevot
Assistant Professor, Department of Theology
University of Notre Dame Press, 2015
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Klee's Mirror
John Sallis
Professor, Frederick J. Adelmann, S.J. Chair, Department of Philosophy
State University of New York Press, 2015
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Child Psychopathology: From Infancy to Adolescence
Barry Schneider
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
Cambridge University Press, 2015
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Understanding Israel/Palestine: Race, Nation, and Human Rights in the Conflict
Eve Spangler
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Sense Publishers, 2015
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The Dogs of Littlefield
Suzanne Berne
Part-Time Faculty, Department of English
Simon & Schuster, 2016
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Edgar and Brigitte: A German Jewish Passage to America
Rosemarie Bodenheimer
Professor Emerita, Department of English
The University of Alabama Press, 2016
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The Ethics of Discernment: Lonergan's Foundations for Ethics
Patrick H. Byrne
Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto Press, 2016
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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
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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
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Bill Clinton: New Gilded Age President
Patrick J. Maney
Professor, Department of History
University Press of Kansas, 2016
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Violence, Politics and Catholicism in Ireland
Oliver P. Rafferty, SJ
Professor, Department of History
Four Courts Press, 2016
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Everyday Renaissances: The Quest for Cultural Legitimacy in Venice
Sarah Gwyneth Ross
Associate Professor, Department of History
Harvard University Press, 2016
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Garth Williams, American Illustrator: A Life
Elizabeth K. Wallace
Professor, Department of English
James D. Wallace
Associate Professor, Department of English
Beaufort Books, 2016
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Work from Two Bodies
Karl Baden
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Department of Fine Arts
Blue Sky Books, 2015
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Phenomenology in a New Key: Between Analysis and History
Jeffrey Bloechl, Editor
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
Springer, 2015
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Modern Macroeconomics
Sanjay Chugh
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
MIT Press, 2015
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The Disinherited Majority: Capital Questions—Piketty and Beyond
Charles Derber
Professor, Department of Sociology
Routledge, 2015
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Environments, Natures and a Social Theory
Brian Gareau
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Palgrave MacMillan, 2015
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The New Bostonians: How Immigrants Have Transformed the Metro Area since the 1960s
Marilynn Johnson
Professor, Department of History
University of Massachusetts Press, 2015
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University Ethics: How Colleges Can Build and Benefit from a Culture of Ethics
James F. Keenan, SJ
Canisius Professor of Theology
Rowman & Littlefield, 2015
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African Socialism in Postcolonial Tanzania
Priya Lal
Assistant Professor, Department of History
Cambridge University Press, 2015
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The Catholic Church and Argentina's Dirty War
Gustavo Morello, SJ
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Oxford University Press, 2015
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Dead Letters Sent: Queer Literary Transmission
Kevin Ohi
Professor, Department of English
University of Minnesota Press, 2015
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A Step Along the Way: Models of Christian Service
Stephen Pope
Professor, Department of Theology
Orbis, 2015
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Charles Corm: An Intellectual Biography of a Twentieth-Century Lebanese "Young Phoenician"
Franck Salameh
Associate Professor, Department of Slavic & Eastern Languages and Literatures
Lexington Books, 2015
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The BBC's Irish Troubles: Television, Conflict and Northern Ireland
Robert Savage
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of History
Manchester University Press, 2015
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Children, Childhood and Irish Society: 1500 to the Present
James M. Smith, Editor
Associate Professor, Department of English
Four Courts Press, 2015
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Naturalizing Heidegger: His Confrontation with Nietzsche, His Contributions to Environmental Philosophy 
David Storey 
Associate Professor of the Practice, Department of Philosophy
State University of New York Press, 2015
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