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What We Are Writing

What books are our colleagues in the humanities and social sciences writing and editing? LETTERS has asked Vanderbilt University's scholars to share their 2011 publications. Their answers show an active and diverse mix of scholarly interests.

Lewis V. Baldwin, editor. “Thou, Dear God”: Prayers that Open Hearts and Spirits-The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Beacon Press.

Tracy Barrett. Dark of the Moon. Harcourt Children’s Books.

Robert F. Barsky. Zellig Harris: From American Linguistics to Socialist Zionism. MIT Press.

Colin Dayan. The Law is a White Dog: How Legal Rituals Make and Unmake Persons. Princeton University Press.

Edward H. Friedman. Into the Mist. A Play Based on Miguel de Unamuno’s Niebla. Juan de la Cuesta.

Mark Jarman. Bone Fires: New and Selected Poems. Sarabande Books.

Claire Sisco King. Washed in Blood: Male Sacrifice, Trauma, and the Cinema. Rutgers University Press.

Douglas A. Knight. Law, Power, and Justice in Ancient Israel. Westminster John Knox Press.

Douglas A. Knight and Amy-Jill Levine. The Meaning of the Bible: What the Jewish Scriptures and Christian Old Testament Can Teach Us. HarperOne.

Peter Lake and Michael Questier. The Trials of Margaret Clitherow: Persecution, Martyrdom and the Politics of Sanctity in Elizabethan England. Continuum International Publishing Group.

Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler, coeditors. The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Oxford University Press.

Lorraine M. López. The Realm of Hungry Spirits. Grand Central Publishing.

Peter Lorge. Chinese Martial Arts: From Antiquity to the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge University Press.

Peter Lorge, editor. Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms. The Chinese University Press.

Wendy Martin and Cecelia Tichi, co-editors. Best of Times, Worst of Times: Contemporary American Stories from the New Gilded Age. New York University Press.

John S. McClure. Mashup Religion: Pop Music and Theological Invention. Baylor University Press.

Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore. The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Practical Theology. Wiley/Blackwell.

Betsey A. Robinson. Histories of Peirene: A Corinthian Fountain in Three Millennia. Princeton: American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Allison Schachter. Diasporic Modernisms: Hebrew and Yiddish Literature in the Twentieth Century. Oxford University Press.

Kathryn Schwarz. What You Will: Gender, Contract, and Shakespearean Social Space. University of Pennsylvania Press.

Daniel J. Sharfstein. The Invisible Line: Three American Families and the Secret Journey from Black to White. Penguin Press.

Helmut Walser Smith, editor. Oxford Handbook of Modern German History. Oxford University Press.

Holly Tucker. Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution. W. W. Norton & Company.

Martina Urban and Christian Wiese, co-editors. German-Jewish Thought Between Religion and Politics. Walter de Gruyter.

Francis W. Wcislo. Tales of Imperial Russia: The Life and Times of Sergei Witte, 1849-1915. Oxford University Press.


ERRATA: The following titles are additions to those published in the newsletter.

Jay Geller. The Other Jewish Question: Identifying the Jew and Making Sense of Modernity. Fordham University Press.

Steven J. Tepper. Not Here, Not Now, Not That!: Protest over Art and Culture in America. University Of Chicago Press.