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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 2012 publications. Their answers show an active and diverse mix of scholarly interests on our campus.


Laura M. Carpenter and John DeLamater, co-editors. Sex for Life: From Virginity to Viagra, How Sexuality Changes Throughout Our Lives. New York University Press.

Nancy Chick, Regan A. R. Gurung, and Aeron Haynie, co- editors. Exploring More Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind. Stylus Publishing.

Larry R. Churchill and David Schenck. Healers: Extraordinary Clinicians at Work. Oxford University Press.

Lynn Enterline. Shakespeare's Schoolroom: Rhetoric, Discipline, Emotion. University of Pennsylvania Press.

James A. Epstein. Scandal of Colonial Rule: Power and Subversion in the British Atlantic during the Age of Revolution. Cambridge University Press.

Christin Essin. Stage Designers in Early Twentieth-Century America: Artists, Activists, Critics. Palgrave Macmillan.

Gerald Figal. Beachheads: War, Peace, and Tourism in Postwar Okinawa. Rowman & Littlefield.

Elsa Filosa and Michael Papio, co-editors. Boccaccio in America. Proceedings of the 2010 International Boccaccio Conference at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Ravena: Longo.

Leonard Folgarait, Alejandro Anreus, and Robin Greeley, co-editors. Mexican Muralism: A Critical History. University of California Press.

William Franke. Dante and the Sense of Transgression: "The Trespass of the Sign." Bloomsbury Publishing.

Edward H. Friedman. Crossing the Line: A Quixotic Adventure in Two Acts. Juan de la Cuesta.

Rick Hilles. A Map of the Lost World. University of Pittsburgh Press.

Robin M. Jensen. Baptismal Imagery in Early Christianity: Ritual, Visual, and Theological Dimensions. Baker Academic.

Cathy L. Jrade. Delmira Agustini, Sexual Seduction, and Vampiric Conquest. Yale University Press.

Vera Kutzinski, Ottmmar Ette, and Laura Dassow Walls, co-editors. Alexander von Humboldt and the Americas. Edition tranvia, Verlag Walter Frey.

Vera Kutzinski, editor. Alexander von Humboldt's Transatlantic Personae. Routledge.

Vera Kutzinski. The Worlds of Langston Hughes: Modernism and Translation in the Americas. Cornell University Press.

Paul C. H. Lim. Mystery Unveiled: The Crisis of the Trinity in Early Modern England. Oxford University Press.

Lorraine M. López and Margaret Crumpton Winter, co-editors. Rituals of Movement in the Poetry and Prose of Judith Ortiz Cofer. Caribbean Studies Press.

Larry May. After War Ends: A Philosophical Perspective. Cambridge University Press.

Larry May and Andrew Forcehimes, co-editors. Morality, Jus Post Bellum, and International Law. Cambridge University Press.

Larry May and Paul Morrow, co-editors. Procedural Justice. Ashgate Publishing.

José Medina. The Epistemology of Resistance: Gender and Racial Oppression, Epistemic Injustice, and Resistant Imaginations. Oxford University Press.

Holly J. McCammon. The U.S. Women's Jury Movements and Strategic Adaptation: A More Just Verdict. Cambridge University Press.

Thomas A. J. McGinn, editor. Obligations in Roman Law: Past, Present, and Future. University of Michigan Press.

Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore. Christian Theology in Practice: Discovering a Discipline. Eerdmans.

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

Catherine Molineux. Faces of Perfect Ebony: Encountering Atlantic Slavery in Imperial Britain. Harvard University Press.

Elizabeth J. Moodey. Illuminated Crusader Histories for Philip the Good of Burgundy. Brepols Publishers.

Bruce T. Morrill. Encountering Christ in the Eucharist: The Paschal Mystery in People, Word, and Sacrament. Paulist Press.

Kelly Oliver. Knock Me Up, Knock Me Down: Images of Pregnancy in Hollywood Film. Columbia University Press.

Charlotte Pierce-Baker. This Fragile Life: A Mother's Story of a Bipolar Son. Lawrence Hill Books.

Jemima Pierre. The Predicament of Blackness: Postcolonial Ghana and the Politics of Race. University of Chicago Press.

Richard N. Pitt. Divine Callings: Understanding the Call to Ministry in Black Pentecostalism. New York University Press.

Joseph L. Rife. Isthmia IX: The Roman and Byzantine Graves and Human Remains. American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Helena Simonett, editor. The Accordion in the Americas. University of Illinois Press.

Martina Urban. Theodicy of Culture and the Jewish Ethos: David Koigen's Contribution to the Sociology of Religion. Walter de Gruyter.

Mark Wollaeger, editor, with Matt Eatough. The Oxford Handbook of Global Modernisms. Oxford University Press.