Somehow, in the midst of all of their teaching and research, professors at Bowdoin also find time to write books. Check out these recent and upcoming titles by faculty members:
Old Critiques and New Engagements
Eds. Susan E. Bell, A. Myrick Freeman Professor of Social Sciences in Sociology and Anthropology, and Anne E. Figert
February 2015 (Routledge)
Cool fact: The book is a collection of essays that builds on the symposium “Big Pharma, Big Medicine, and Technoscience,” held in 2013 at Bowdoin.
Punishment in Early Modern Spain
February 2014 (University of Toronto Press)
Cool fact: One of Boyle’s literature classes curated an exhibition called “How She Should Behave: Women’s Archetypes in Early Modern Europe” in the Bowdoin College Museum of Art.
Eds. Tess Chakkalakal, Associate Professor of Africana Studies and English, and Kenneth W. Warren.
September 2013 (University of Georgia Press)
Cool fact: Chakkalakal and her students have been examining the Civil War from all angles through “The Civil War Era” course cluster funded by a three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation.
November 2014 (Algonquin Books)
Significance of Climate Change
By David A. Collings, Professor of English
2014 (Open Humanities Press)
Cool fact: Collings’s book, part of a series on climate change at Open Humanities Press, is aimed at general readers. The book is available in printed form and as a free online resource (both through the original publisher and through the Bowdoin Digital Commons).
from the Garden of Eden to the Enlightenment
By Dallas G. Denery II, Associate Professor of History
January 2015 (Princeton University Press)
Cool fact: Denery and colleagues from across Bowdoin’s curriculum offer a Medieval and Early Modern Studies course cluster, supported by a three-year Mellon Foundation grant.
By Gustavo Faverón Patriau, Associate Professor of Romance Languages
June 2014 (Grove Atlantic)
Unfulfilled Promise of Communism in Eastern Europe
By Kristen Ghodsee, Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies
February 2015 (Duke University Press)
Cool fact: Ghodsee, whose research has been supported by a recent Guggenheim Fellowship, is currently working on a book project at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies in Germany.
Eds. Anne Collins Goodyear, co-director of the Bowdoin Museum College of Art, and James W. Mcmanus
November 2014 (Random House)
Cool fact: The Bowdoin College Museum of Art just acquired Marcel Duchamp’s Monte Carlo Bond (1924/1938) and Ai Weiwei’s Wanted (2014), which is based on Duchamp’s infamous Wanted: $2,000 Reward (1923/1963), now on view at the BCMA through February 8th.
Eds. Jen Jack Gieseking, New Media and Data Visualization Specialist, and William Mangold
May 2014 (Routledge)
Cool fact: As part of the Digital and Computation Studies Initiative, Gieseking has collaborated on an array of faculty and student projects, such as this virtual exhibition at Bowdoin’s Museum of Art. Read more about the book here.
By Crystal Hall, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Digital Humanities
January 2014 (Cambridge University Press)
Cool fact: Hall spent a decade identifying hundreds of volumes in Galileo Galilei’s library and using digital analysis to create an interactive collection revealing pathways between Galileo’s writing, his life, and the arts and sciences of the time period in which he lived.
Rewriting Oppenheimer in the Nuclear Age
By David Hecht, Assistant Professor of History
May 2015 (University of Massachusetts Press)
Cool fact: You can learn more about Hecht’s research on the history of science here.
Eds. Barbara S. Held, Barry N. Wish Professor of Psychology and Social Studies, and Lisa M. Osbeck
August 2014 (Cambridge University Press)
Cool fact: Along with professors Nancy Jennings and Paul Schaffner, Held recently taught the final class of her long Bowdoin career.
By Sarah Montross, Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow, Bowdoin Museum Of Art
March 2015 (The MIT Press)
Cool fact: This publication coincides with a major exhibition on view at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art from March 5-June 7, 2015.
Eds. Susan A. Kaplan, Professor of Anthropology, and Robert McCracken Peck
November 2013 (American Philosophical Society)
Cool fact: Kaplan directs Bowdoin’s Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum and Arctic Studies Center. Read more about the book here.
Contemporary Iterations of Hindu Deities on the Move
By Sree Padma, Research Assistant Professor of Asian Studies
July 2014 (Lexington Books)
Cool fact: Padma also directs the ISLE Program, which enables immersive academic experiences for Bowdoin students in Sri Lanka.
in the United States, 1777-1865
By Patrick Rael, Professor of History
August 2015 (University of Georgia Press)
Cool fact: You can get a sneak peek at Rael’s upcoming book here.
in the Literary Construction of Warrior Order
By Vyjayanthi R. Selinger, Associate Professor Asian Studies
August 2013 (Brill)
Cool fact: One of Selinger’s projects is to find innovative ways to give Bowdoin students opportunities to experience Japanese culture.
New German Woman, 1890–1933
By Jill Suzanne Smith, John S. Osterweis Associate Professor of German
December 2013 (Cornell University Press)
Cool fact: Smith was recently appointed to an endowed chair at Bowdoin and is now working on a project called “War Crimes: The Bosnian Crisis in Contemporary German and Austrian Literature and Film.”
By Matthew Stuart, Professor of Philosophy
September 2013 (Oxford University Press)
Cool fact: Stuart is also the editor of the upcoming “A Companion to Locke” for Wiley-Blackwell.
By Susan L. Tananbaum, Associate Professor of History
March 2014 (Pickering and Chatto Publishers)
Cool fact: Tananbaum has also written reviews of works by other authors on the Jewish diaspora.
By Tricia Welsch, Professor of Cinema Studies
August 2013 (University Press of Mississippi)
Cool fact: You can watch a video interview about Welsch’s book here.
Eds. Nathaniel T. Wheelwright, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of Natural Sciences, and Nalini M. Nadkarni
December 2014 (Bowdoin Digital Commons)
Cool fact: A guide to the biodiversity of a Costa Rican cloud forest reserve, this translation was created especially for Bowdoin’s Digital Commons, where it is available for public use free of charge (along with the English edition originally published by Oxford University Press).