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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 December 2019
ISBN: 9780814346129
eBOOK
Available December 2019
ISBN: 9780814346136

Cinemagritte

René Magritte within the Frame of Film History, Theory, and Practice

Lucy Fischer

Examines the fascinating ties between Surrealist artist René Magritte and the cinema.

Printed Paper Cased
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346365
Paperback
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346372
eBOOK
Available November 2019
ISBN: 9780814346389

The Power of a Tale

Stories from the Israel Folktale Archives

Edited by Haya Bar-Itzhak and Idit Pintel-Ginsberg

English translations of over fifty stories from the Israel Folktale Archives.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342084
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814342091

Justice on Demand

True Crime in the Digital Streaming Era

Tanya Horeck

Explores the proliferation of true crime audiovisual texts across multiple media platforms.

Printed Paper Cased
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814347201
Paperback
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340639
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814340646

Treme

Jaimey Fisher

Explores the urban context of post-Katrina New Orleans with which the TV show engages.

Paperback
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341513
eBOOK
Published: November 2019
ISBN: 9780814341520

The Shape of Regret

Poems by Herbert Woodward Martin

An authentic voice that is reflective of the author’s sincere appreciation for poetry.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347249
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347256

The Queen Next Door

Aretha Franklin, An Intimate Portrait

Linda Solomon
With a Foreword by Burt Bacharach and Afterword by Sabrina Vonne' Owens

Reflections on the life of Aretha Franklin captured in exclusive photographs by her friend, photojournalist Linda Solomon.

Hardback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347287
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814347294

The Comedian as Confidence Man

Studies in Irony Fatigue

Will Kaufman

In this lively and fascinating analysis of humorists and their work, Will Kaufman breaks new ground with his irony fatigue theory.

Paperback
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346792
eBOOK
Published: October 2019
ISBN: 9780814346808

These are Love(d) Letters

Ames Hawkins

Intimate and unwavering exploration of love, loss, and the queer possibilities inherent in artistic aspiration.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347263
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347270

come see about me, marvin

poems by brian g. gilmore

An imagined personal exchange with Marvin Gaye, in verse, on life in Michigan.

Paperback
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347225
eBOOK
Published: September 2019
ISBN: 9780814347232

Teacher/Pizza Guy

Poems by Jeff Kass

Explores the emotional and physical labor necessary to work nights as a pizza delivery driver and days as a high school English teacher.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347157
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814347164

Black Indian

A Memoir by Shonda Buchanan

A moving memoir exploring one family’s legacy of African Americans with American Indian roots.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345801
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814345818

Shades

Detroit Love Stories

Esperanza Cintrón

Interconnected stories exploring life, love, and passion in an ever-changing community.

Paperback
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346884
eBOOK
Published: August 2019
ISBN: 9780814346891

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