Bryn Mawr Authors

Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir

Launching the Navy Family Support Program: A Heartfelt Blend of History and Memoir
$13.95

by Anne O'Keefe BMC '56

 A collection of facts and memories, Launching the Navy Family Support Program details the events of 40 years in an interwoven, multi-layered perspective. By curating her own memories and documents alongside key stories from the professionals who surrounded her, Dr. O'Keefe has brought readers an authentic telling of the men and women who built this program, and their often intermingled lives. Part historical account, part memoir, Dr. O'Keefe has crafted nonfiction that grabs your attention and keeps the pages turning.

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9781670059611

Reimagining Nabokov

Reimagining Nabokov
$21.99

Edited by José Vergara

In Reimagining Nabokov: Pedagogies for the 21st Century, eleven teachers of Vladimir Nabokov describe how and why they teach this notoriously difficult, even problematic, writer to the next generations of students. Contributors offer fresh perspectives and embrace emergent pedagogical methods, detailing how developments in technology, translation and archival studies, and new interpretative models have helped them to address urgent questions of power, authority, and identity. Practical and insightful, this volume features exciting methods through which to reimagine the literature classroom as one of shared agency between students, instructors, and the authors they read together.

 

"It is both timely and refreshing to have an influx of teacher-scholars who engage Nabokov from a variety of perspectives... this volume does justice to the breadth of Nabokov's literary achievements, and it does so with both pedagogical creativity and scholarly integrity"
- Dana Dragunoiu, Carleton University

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9781943208500
Publication Date: 
February 3, 2023
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Adaptations

Adaptations
$12.00

by Emily Pinkerton BMC '07

ADAPTATIONS is an exercise in envisioning the worst case scenario and asking, What next? It explores concepts of alienation and survival in a world that's largely inhospitable, and what it means to be human once traditional mechanisms of control and safety cease to exist.

Poetry.

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9781732334045
Publication Date: 
September 22, 2018
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Russian through Film

Russian through Film
$42.95

by Irina Walsh

Russian through Film: For Intermediate to Advanced Students is a multi-level textbook for learners of Russian that targets contemporary films in Russian. These films will deepen learners' understanding of today's lifestyles in the post-Soviet space as well as add to their understanding of Soviet and Russian history and culture. They represent a variety of genres ranging from romantic comedy to art-house cinema. These films present standard Russian and are appropriate for various audiences.

Russian through Film builds on students' listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills while also expanding their cultural literacy. The textbook aims at improving learners' ability to analyze films by carefully investigating the films' plot, structure, conflicts, and main characters. Through task-based, inquiry-based, and project-based activities, the textbook focuses on developing learners' skills in various modes of discourse (narration, description, comparison, explanation, and summary).

The textbook can serve as a primary text for a course on contemporary Russian films or a supplementary textbook in intermediate and advanced level classes. Separate chapters may be included in thematic classes on youth culture, Soviet history, sports, geography, folklore, contemporary social issues, and the arts.

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9780367896119
Publication Date: 
October 31, 2022
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Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance

Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance
$26.95

by Nahma Sandrow BMC '61

Yiddish theater was first and foremost fine theater, with varied repertory and actors of high quality. The three stage-ready plays and nine individual scenes collected here, most of them well-known in Yiddish repertory but never before translated, offer an introduction to the full range of Yiddish theater. Fresh, lively, and accurate, these translations have been prepared for reading or performance by award-winning playwright and scholar Nahma Sandrow. They come with useful stage directions, notes, and playing histories, as well as comments by directors who have worked in both English and Yiddish theater. In the three full-length plays, a matriarch battles for control of her business and her family (Mirele Efros; or, The Jewish Queen Lear); two desperate women struggle over a man, who himself is struggling to change his life (Yankl the Blacksmith); and, in a charming fantasy village, a poetic village fiddler gambles on romance (Yoshke the Musician). The nine scenes from selected other plays are shaped to stand alone and range in genre from symbolist to naturalist, operetta to vaudeville, domestic to romantic to avant-garde. In her preface, Sandrow contextualizes the plays in modern Western theater history from the nineteenth century to the present. Yiddish Plays for Reading and Performance is not nostalgia--just a collection of good plays that also serves as an informed introduction to Yiddish theater at its liveliest.
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9781438481906
Publication Date: 
July 2, 2021

Eleanor's Wars

Eleanor's Wars
$18.95

by Ames Sheldon BMC '70

2016 Benjamin Franklin Gold Award for Best New Voice: Fiction It's 1942 and the globe is aflame. Eleanor Sutton, matriarch of a prosperous New Jersey family, struggles to fight the war on the home front. But then long-buried memories rooted in Eleanor's service in the Great War come to light. These decades-old secrets threaten her marriage to George--and bring his own carefully guarded secrets to the surface. As the relative peace of the Sutton household is upended, son Edward leaves for the front lines. Younger brother Nat wrestles with shocking revelations while trying to find his way at boarding school. Putting her own future aside to oversee the family Victory farm, daughter Harriet faces the secrets that challenge all her assumptions about family and love. Set against the historical backdrop of World War II, ''Eleanor's Wars' chronicles the personal battles of one heroic woman in a rapidly changing world.
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9781592988617
Publication Date: 
November 16, 2015
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Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy

Transforming the Education of Lawyers: The Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy
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by Ann Shalleck BMC '71

This book focuses on what and how to teach students about being a lawyer as they take responsibility for clients in a clinical course. The book identifies learning and lawyering theories as well as practical approaches to planning and teaching; it highlights how the four clinical methodologies-seminar, rounds, supervision, and fieldwork-reinforce and complement each other. The book illustrates clinical education's transformative potential to create ethical, skilled, thoughtful practitioners imbued with professional values of justice and service. With contributions by both seasoned and newer clinical educators, the book addresses issues faced by all who teach in experiential lawyering courses.
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9781611634594
Publication Date: 
May 1, 2014
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All Future Plunges to the Past

All Future Plunges to the Past
$54.95

by José Vergara, Assistant Professor, Department of Russian

 

All Future Plunges to the Past explores how Russian writers from the mid-1920s on have read and responded to Joyce's work. Through contextually rich close readings, José Vergara uncovers the many roles Joyce has occupied in Russia over the last century, demonstrating how the writers Yury Olesha, Vladimir Nabokov, Andrei Bitov, Sasha Sokolov, and Mikhail Shishkin draw from Joyce's texts, particularly Ulysses and Finnegans Wake, to address the volatile questions of lineages in their respective Soviet, émigré, and post-Soviet contexts. Interviews with contemporary Russian writers, critics, and readers of Joyce extend the conversation to the present day, showing how the debates regarding the Irish writer's place in the Russian pantheon are no less settled one hundred years after Ulysses.

The creative reworkings, or translations, of Joycean themes, ideas, characters, plots, and styles made by the five writers Vergara examines speak to shifting cultural norms, understandings of intertextuality, and the polarity between Russia and the West. Vergara illuminates how Russian writers have used Joyce's ideas as a critical lens to shape, prod, and constantly redefine their own place in literary history.

All Future Plunges to the Past offers one overarching approach to the general narrative of Joyce's reception in Russian literature. While each of the writers examined responded to Joyce in an individual manner, the sum of their methods reveals common concerns. This subject raises the issue of cultural values and, more importantly, how they changed throughout the twentieth century in the Soviet Union, Russian emigration, and the post-Soviet Russian environment.

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9781501759901
Publication Date: 
October 15, 2021

Hamilton Versus Wall Street

Hamilton Versus Wall Street
$13.99

by Nancy Spannaus BMC ’65

Hamilton: An American Musical has captured the imagination of millions. As a result, the nation now has a shot at educating these fans on his core ideas-the American system of economics. "In our time of crumbling infrastructure, anemic economic growth, and dysfunctional government, Spannaus points to a better path, the American System of economic policy initiated by Alexander Hamilton more than two centuries ago. Hamilton encouraged long-term investment and productivity growth, and discouraged short-term speculation and financial instability. His policies made America great, and a return to them can make America great again." --Richard Sylla, author of Alexander Hamilton: The Illustrated Biography It was Hamilton's concept of public credit, devoted to building the productive powers of labor, that the Washington, Lincoln, and Franklin Roosevelt administrations used to bring prosperity to our nation. His system remains the chief challenge to the Wall Street/City of London methods that dominate economic thinking today. Therein lies the timeliness of this book.
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9781532067549
Publication Date: 
February 16, 2019
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Routledge Companion to Ecstatic Experience in the Ancient World

Routledge Companion to Ecstatic Experience in the Ancient World
$250.00

by Diana Stein BMC '77

For millennia, people have universally engaged in ecstatic experience as an essential element in ritual practice, spiritual belief and cultural identification. This volume offers the first systematic investigation of its myriad roles and manifestations in the ancient Mediterranean and Near East.

The twenty-nine contributors represent a broad range of scholarly disciplines, seeking answers to fundamental questions regarding the patterns and commonalities of this vital aspect of the past. How was the experience construed and by what means was it achieved? Who was involved? Where and when were rites carried out? How was it reflected in pictorial arts and written records? What was its relation to other components of the sociocultural compact? In proposing responses, the authors draw upon a wealth of original research in many fields, generating new perspectives and thought-provoking, often surprising, conclusions. With their abundant cross-cultural and cross-temporal references, the chapters mutually enrich each other and collectively deepen our understanding of ecstatic phenomena thousands of years ago. Another noteworthy feature of the book is its illustrative content, including commissioned reconstructions of ecstatic scenarios and pairings of works of Bronze Age and modern psychedelic art.

Scholars, students and other readers interested in antiquity, comparative religion and the social and cognitive sciences will find much to explore in the fascinating realm of ecstatic experience in the ancient world.

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9780367480325
Publication Date: 
December 31, 2021
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