Bryan A. Bank and Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University1-2021
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-edited Selected Papers of the Consortium on the Revolutionary Era, 2020.
Summary: This volume comprises selected papers delivered at the 50th Annual Meeting of the Consortium of the Revolutionary Era, 1750-1850, in convened in Tallahassee, Florida from 27-29 February 2020 under the sponsorship of the College of Arts and Sciences, and of the Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, at Florida State University, with additional sponsorship by the Leon County Tourism Board and the Weider Family. All contributions published herein have undergone the peer-review process. The 2020 edition of the Selected ... Read more
Mary E. Beadle, John Carroll University; Reed Smith, Georgia Southern University; and Alan R. Stephenson, John Carroll University5-14-2020
Broadcast Announcing Worktext, now in its fifth edition, remains one of the best resources for those looking to gain the skills, techniques, and procedures necessary to enter the competitive field of broadcast performance.
Written accessibly, with easy-to-digest modules and practice projects, this book encourages active participation from readers to help develop their talent on air. In addition to the principles of good performance, the book addresses the importance of the audience and how to communicate effectively to diverse groups. The book combines traditional teaching with practical experience, and includes sample scripts and self-study exercises to allow for a practical, hands-on ... Read more
Gregory Jerome Hampton and Kendra R. Parker, Georgia Southern University2-20-2020
Georgia Southern Faculty member Kendra R. Parker and Gregory Jerome Hampton edited The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler.
Octavia E. Butler is widely recognized today as one of the most important figures in contemporary science fiction. Bringing together leading and emerging scholars and covering Butler's complete works from the bestselling novel Kindred, to her short stories and major novel sequences Patternmaster, Xenogenesis and The Parables, this is the most comprehensive Companion to Butler scholarship available today.
The Bloomsbury Handbook to Octavia E. Butler covers the full range of contemporary scholarly themes and approaches to the author's work, including:
· Cyborgs and ... Read more
Juan Juan Peng, Georgia Southern University3-4-2020
By tracing the history of Yudahua from the late nineteenth century to the middle of the twentieth century, this study analyzes a successful inland business model among textile companies in modern China. The steady growth of this enterprise relied primarily on its strategy to focus on low-end markets and to locate new mills in underdeveloped interior regions. This strategy further allowed the enterprise to pioneer industrialization in its host localities, demonstrating a major social and economic impact on the local societies. At the same time, Yudahua’s unique team leadership pattern—five leading families shared its ownership and management—made the business an ... Read more
Laura Valeri, Georgia Southern University11-1-2020
Located off of Florida's Forgotten Coast, Dog Island is a wild twin of St. George Island, a popular resort destination. Unlike St. George, however, Dog Island hosts less than 100 residents and a large nature preserve. Accessible only by boat or airplane, the island's pristine state attracts those who seek reprieve from the noise of modern life and those drawn to an ancient paradise untouched by commercial enterprises. Yet, with sea-level rising, industrial spills poisoning the wildlife, and climate change increasing the frequency of hurricanes, Dog Island is swiftly becoming a paradise lost, another casualty of humanity's reluctance to acknowledge ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University5-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson wrote Culture of Enlightening: Abbé Claude Yvon and the Entangled Emergence of the Enlightenment.
Recent scholarly and popular attempts to define the Enlightenment, account for its diversity, and evaluate its historical significance suffer from a surprising lack of consensus at a time when the social and political challenges of today cry out for a more comprehensive and serviceable understanding of its importance. This book argues that regnant notions of the Enlightenment, the Radical Enlightenment, and the multitude of regional and religious enlightenments proposed by scholars all share an entangled intellectual genealogy rooted ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson edited Volume 6 ( 2019): Issue 3 (Aug 2019): The Culture of Jesuit Erudition in an Age of Enlightenment.
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University and Anton M. Matytsin, Kenyon College5-1-2019
Georgia Southern faculty member Jefferey D. Burson co-edited this book with Anton M. Matytsin.
Although many historical narratives often describe the eighteenth century as an unalloyed 'Age of Reason', Enlightenment thinkers continued to grapple with the challenges posed by the revival and spread of philosophical skepticism. The imperative to overcome doubt and uncertainty informed some of the most innovative characteristics of eighteenth-century intellectual culture, including not only debates about epistemology and metaphysics but also matters of jurisprudence, theology, history, moral philosophy, and politics. Thinkers of this period debated about, established, and productively worked for progress within the parameters of the ... Read more
Lisa L. Denmark, Georgia Southern University2019
Savannah's Midnight Hour argues that Savannah's development is best understood within the larger history of municipal finance, public policy, and judicial readjustment in an urbanizing nation. In providing such context, Lisa Denmark adds constructive complexity to the conventional Old South/New South dichotomous narrative, in which the politics of slavery, secession, Civil War, and Reconstruction dominate the analysis of economic development. Denmark shows us that Savannah's fiscal experience in the antebellum and postbellum years, while exhibiting some distinctively southern characteristics, also echoes a larger national experience. Her broad account of municipal decision making about improvement investment throughout the nineteenth century offers ... Read more
Amanda Konkle, Georgia Southern University2-4-2019
Georgia Southern University faculty member Amanda Konkle authored Some Kind of Mirror: Creating Marilyn Monroe.
Although she remains one of the all-time most recognizable Hollywood icons, Marilyn Monroe has seldom been ranked among the greatest actors of her generation. Critics have typically viewed her film roles as mere extensions of her sexpot star persona. Yet this ignores both the subtle variations between these roles and the acting skill that went into the creation of Monroe’s public persona.
Some Kind of Mirror offers the first extended scholarly analysis of Marilyn Monroe’s film performances, examining how they united the contradictory ... Read more
Laura Valeri, Georgia Southern University2019
Non occorre spostarsi troppo per viaggiare molto. Sette miglia, appena, nelle acque verdeazzurre del Golfo del Messico, a bordo di un traghetto che fa la spola tra il villaggio costiero di Carrabelle e la sottile striscia di terra di Dog Island. In questo lembo quasi intatto della Florida meridionale, battuto da ricorrenti uragani, privo di negozi, refrattario a connessioni internet e abitato da un centinaio di coraggiosi residenti, approdano una scrittrice americana di antica stirpe mediterranea e il suo compagno fotografo. È il contesto ideale per lasciarsi alle spalle l’esasperato efficientismo del Sogno Americano e ascoltare il silenzio, scoprendo quel ... Read more
Vernon O. Egger, Georgia Southern University2018
A History of the Muslim World since 1260 continues the narrative begun by A History of the Muslim World to 1750 by tracing the development of Muslim societies, institutions, and doctrines from the time of the Mongol conquests through to the present day. It offers students a balanced coverage of Muslim societies that extend from Western Europe to Southeast Asia. Whereas it presents a multifaceted examination of Muslim cultures, it focuses on analysing the interaction between the expression of faith and contemporary social conditions.
This extensively updated second edition is now in full colour, and the chronology of the book ... Read more
Carol Parrish Jamison, Georgia Southern University2018
George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire has sparked a renewed interest in things medieval. The pseudo-historical world of Westeros delights casual fans while offering a rich new perspective for medievalists and scholars. This study explores how Martin crafts a chivalric code that intersects with and illuminates well known medieval texts, including both romance and heroic epics. Through characters such as Brienne of Tarth, Sandor Clegane and Jaime Lannister, Martin variously challenges, upholds and deconstructs chivalry as depicted in the literature of the Middle Ages.
Laura E. Valeri, Georgia Southern University6-5-2018
Georgia Southern faculty member Laura E. Valeri authored The Dead Still Here.
Book Summary: Mapping stories set in Europe and America, The Dead Still Here skillfully paces through eleven short stories about friends-with-benefits typed relationships, vicious divorces and thievery, the loss of a child, the loss of a mother, and the Coast Guard and the Navy rescuing refugees from a bad storm at sea. Laura Valeri writes one single breathtaking sentence about sex, Dear John emails, and Christmas presents in “Liabilities of a Love Misguided” and displays a sharp sense of paranoia based on everyone looking at the narrator, laughing, ... Read more
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University; Gary W. Jenkins, Eastern University; and Torrance Kirby, McGill University2-20-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford co-edited From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli: Essays in honor of John Patrick Donnelly, S.J. alongside non-faculty members Gary W. Jenkins and Torrance Kelly.
Book Summary: From Rome to Zurich, between Ignatius and Vermigli brings notable scholars from the fields of Reformation and Early Modern studies to honor their friend, mentor, and colleague, John Patrick Donnelly with essays commensurate with his own broad interests and scholarship. Touching Protestant scholasticism, Reformation era life writing, Reformation polemics – both Protestant and Catholic – and with several on theology proper, inter alia, the ... Read more
Elizabeth Desnoyers-Colas, Georgia Southern University5-25-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Elizabeth F. Desnoyers-Colas authored Raising Our Voices, Communicating Our Existence.
Book Summary: Raising Our Voices provides complete and thorough coverage of the study and practice of public speaking, the seventh edition offers students theory and practical skills, presenting public speaking as an art form for transactional communication between speaker and audience.
The goal of this text is to make it one that will prepare students to become effective public speakers in any of the various speaking situations they may encounter in their lives. Whether they are presenting in a professional capacity, speaking as a community ... Read more
Vernon O. Egger, Georgia Southern University2017
A History of the Muslim World to 1750 traces the development of Islamic civilization from the career of the Prophet Muhammad to the mid-eighteenth century. Encompassing a wide range of significant events within the period, its coverage includes the creation of the Dar al-Islam (the territory ruled by Muslims), the fragmentation of society into various religious and political groups including the Shi'ites and Sunnis, the series of catastrophes in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries that threatened to destroy the civilization, and the rise of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal empires.
Including the latest research from the last ten years, this ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University8-15-2017
"An impressionistic and often disturbing account of the 2016 presidential race . . . Sexton grapples with the Trump campaign from the perspective of the crowds reveling in the candidate's presence and message. It is a useful vantage point given the increasingly blatant bigotry in the months since the election . . . This book reveals the incremental nature of public displays of hatred, growing from harsh chants and bumper stickers to, say, an open and unmasked gathering of white supremacists in Charlottesville . . . His] dispatches are bracing." --The Washington Post
When he agreed to cover the 2016 ... Read more
Reed W. Smith, Georgia Southern University12-5-2017
Georgia Southern University faculty member Reed W. Smith authored Cecil Brown: The Murrow Boy Who Became Broadcasting's Crusader for Truth.
Book Summary: The son of Jewish immigrants, war correspondent Cecil Brown (1907–1987) was a member of CBS’ esteemed Murrow Boys. Expelled from Italy and Singapore for reporting the facts, he witnessed the Nazi invasion of Yugoslavia and the war in North Africa, and survived the sinking of the British battleship HMS Repulse by a Japanese submarine. Back in the U.S., he became an influential commentator during the years when Americans sought a dispassionate voice to make sense of complex developments. ... Read more
Tonio Andrade, Emory University and Xing Hang, Brandeis University2-29-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Robert K. Batchelor authored "Maps, Calendars and Diagrams: Space and Time in Seventeenth-Century Maritime East Asia” in the publication Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samuri: Maritime East Asia in Global Hsitory, 1550-1700.
Book Summary: Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai traces the roots of modern global East Asia by focusing on the fascinating history of its seaways. The East Asian maritime realm, from the Straits of Malacca to the Sea of Japan, has been a core region of international trade for millennia, but during the long seventeenth century (1550 to 1700), the velocity and scale of commerce ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson edited Eighteenth-Century Thought.
Kathleen M. Comerford, Georgia Southern University10-13-2016
Georgia Southern University faculty member Kathleen M. Comerford authored Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621.
Book Summary: Jesuit Foundations and Medici Power, 1532-1621 focuses on the cooperation between two new foundations, the last Medici state and the Society of Jesus, spanning nearly a century, concentrating on the Jesuit foundations in Florence, Siena, and Montepulciano. As the Medici built and centralized their power in the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, they sought to control both the civic and religious behavior of their citizens. They found partners in the Jesuits, whose educational program helped establish social order and maintain religious orthodoxy. Via a ... Read more
Jared Yates Sexton, Georgia Southern University2-23-2016
Narcissism. Sexism. Consumerism and technological fetishism. The cult of media and the rot of war. In his third collection of stories, Jared Yates Sexton turns his eye to the ravages of the American Disease with twenty-five of his wildest and most experimental pieces. Told in raving mad prose fit for these savage times, Sexton skewers every sacred cow in an attempt to diagnose the sickness of Now.
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University2-28-2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson edited Eighteenth-Century Thought.
Book Summary: Eighteenth-Century Thought is an international, interdisciplinary annual founded for the purpose of advancing the study of the long eighteenth century from c. 1650 to the end of the Atlantic and European Revolutionary Era (c. 1750–1850). The annual publishes research pertinent to the fields of Revolutionary Europe, the history of the Atlantic world, the Enlightenment, the globalization of thought and culture between c. 1650–1850, the history of political thought and philosophy, eighteenth-century cultural and literary studies, history of science, legal history, the intersection of Enlightenment and religion, as ... Read more
Jeffrey D. Burson, Georgia Southern University; Karl Roider; Suzanne Marchand; and Alexander Mikaberidze2015
Georgia Southern University faculty member Jeffrey D. Burson co-edited Eighteenth-Century Thought.