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Brothers from Afar

Rabbinic Approaches to Apostasy and Reversion in Medieval Europe

Ephraim Kanarfogel

Revisionist approach to a status of apostates in medieval European rabbinic thought.

Printed Paper Cased
Available December 2020
ISBN: 9780814340288
Paperback
Available December 2020
ISBN: 9780814348246
eBOOK
Available December 2020
ISBN: 9780814340295

I Hope This Reaches You

An American Soldier’s Account of World War I

Hilary Connor

A medic’s account of life during World War I.

Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814347072
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814347089

New Approaches to Contemporary Adaptation

Edited by Betty Kaklamanidou

An innovative collection that emphasizes the relevance of adaptation studies in the current transmedia climate.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346242
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346259
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346266

Authentically Orthodox

A Tradition-Bound Faith in American Life

Zev Eleff

Explores religious change in Orthodox Judaism, specifically the indigenous American religious culture.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814344804
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814344811
eBOOK
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814344828

V. F. Perkins on Movies

Collected Shorter Film Criticism

Edited by Douglas Pye

The collected shorter film criticism of one of the most brilliant English-language film critics.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346426
Paperback
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346433
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346440

Jews and Crime in Medieval Europe

Ephraim Shoham-Steiner

Explores Jewish criminals—alleged and actual—in Medieval Europe and how they’ve been shaped by society.

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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814345597
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814348239
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814345603

Archaic Modernism

Queer Poetics in the Cinema of Pier Paolo Pasolini

Daniel Humphrey

Detailed textual readings evoking the archaic sensibility and modernist style of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346068
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814343104
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814343111

The Yiddish Historians and the Struggle for a Jewish History of the Holocaust

Mark L. Smith

Holocaust history written and researched by the Yiddish scholars who lived it.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346129
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814348413
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346136

Heirs of Yesterday

Emma Wolf
Edited with an Introduction by Barbara Cantalupo and Lori Harrison-Kahan

A reissue of the controversial novel about middle-class Jewish life in Old San Francisco.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346679
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346686
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Available November 2020
ISBN: 9780814346693

Chilean Cinema in the Twenty-First-Century World

Edited by Vania Barraza and Carl Fischer

Explores the global dimension and local identity of Chile’s vibrant contemporary cinema.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346815
Paperback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346822
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346839

Stars and Silhouettes

The History of the Cameo Role in Hollywood

Joceline Andersen

Extensive account of the cameo’s production history and how audiences affirm their mastery of celebrity culture.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346907
Paperback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346914
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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814346921

Reality, Magic, and Other Lies

Fairy-Tale Film Truths

Pauline Greenhill

Exploration of fairy-tale movies that blur the line between reality and magic.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347829
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Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814342220
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814342237

A Lincoln Legacy

The History of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan

David Gardner Chardavoyne
with Hugh W. Brenneman, Jr.

Examines the history of the federal trial courts in Western Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.

Hardback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348048
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348055

Communings of the Spirit, Volume III

The Journals of Mordecai M. Kaplan, 1942-1951

Edited by Mel Scult

Mordecai Kaplan’s personal reactions to the events of the 1940s.

Printed Paper Cased
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347676
Paperback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348253
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814347683

You Are My Joy and Pain

Love Poems

Naomi Long Madgett

A collection of lyrical love poems showing Detroit’s poet laureate at the peak of her career.

Paperback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348017
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348024

A Fine Canopy

Poems by Alison Swan

A collection that focuses on the natural world, these are poems of wilderness and of wildness.

Paperback
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348062
eBOOK
Available October 2020
ISBN: 9780814348079

We Are Woodbridge

Photography by Elene Usdin
With an introduction by Sarah Rose Sharp

A collective portrait of Detroit’s eclectic Woodbridge neighborhood, through the eyes of a Parisian photographer.

Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780578644042

What the Chickadee Knows

Poems in Anishinaabemowin and English by Margaret Noodin

Modern poems conceived first in Anishinaabemowin and then in English.

Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347508
eBOOK
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347515

You're in the Wrong Place

Stories by Joseph Harris

A lyrical deconstruction of postindustrial American life.

Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348086
eBOOK
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814348093

Charles Godfrey Leland and His Magical Tales

Edited by Jack Zipes

A lively selection of Charles Godfrey Leland’s unique nineteenth-century tales.

Printed Paper Cased
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347867
Paperback
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347850
eBOOK
Available September 2020
ISBN: 9780814347874

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