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Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
Fictions of Youth: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Adolescence, Fascisms
By Simona Bondavalli

Fictions of Youth is a comprehensive examination of adolescence as an aesthetic, sociological, and ideological category in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s prose, poetry, and cinema.

Available Aug 2015
Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture
Beastly Possessions: Animals in Victorian Consumer Culture
By Sarah Amato

In Beastly Possessions, Sarah Amato chronicles the unusual ways in which Victorians of every social class brought animals into their daily lives.

Available Jul 2015
The Pope's Dilemma: Pius XII Faces Atrocities and Genocide in the Second World War
The Pope's Dilemma: Pius XII Faces Atrocities and Genocide in the Second World War

By Jacques Kornberg

A meticulous and careful analysis of the career of the twentieth century’s most controversial pope, The Pope’s Dilemma argues that Pius XII’s refusal to condemn Nazi Germany and its allies was driven by the desire to keep Catholics within the Church.

Available Jul 2015
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
Constance Maynard's Passions: Religion, Sexuality, and an English Educational Pioneer, 1849-1935
By Pauline A. Phipps

Using Maynard’s extensive personal papers, especially her diaries and autobiography, Constance Maynard’s Passions is the fascinating account of a life which confounds the usual categories of faith, gender, and sexuality.

Available Jun 2015
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Exhibiting the German Past: Museums, Film, and Musealization
Edited by Peter M. McIsaac and Gabriele Mueller

Featuring a wide range of valuable case studies, Exhibiting the German Past offers a unique perspective on the developing relationship between museums and visual media.

Available Jun 2015
On the Defensive: Reading the Ethical in Nazi Camp Testimonies
On the Defensive: Reading the Ethical in Nazi Camp Testimonies
By Sharon Marquart

On the Defensive considers how our ethical responses to the Nazi camps have unintentionally repressed and denied the experiences of their victims.

Available Jun 2015
The Edwardses of Halifax: The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826
The Edwardses of Halifax: The Making and Selling of Beautiful Books in London and Halifax, 1749-1826
By G.E. Bentley Jr.

The Edwardses of Halifax is the definitive account of a family of Britain’s leading bookbinders, publishers, and antiquarian booksellers.

Available Jun 2015
Automatic for the Masses: The Death of the Author and the Birth of Socialist Realism
Automatic for the Masses: The Death of the Author and the Birth of Socialist Realism
By Petre M. Petrov

In Automatic for the Masses, Petre M. Petrov offers a novel, theoretically informed account of the transition from modernism to Socialist Realism, tracing their connections through Modernist notions of agency and authorship.

Available Apr 2015
More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics
More than Just Games: Canada and the 1936 Olympics
By Richard Menkis and Harold Troper

More than Just Games brings to life the collision of politics, patriotism, and the passion of sport on the eve of the Second World War.

Available Apr 2015
Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants
Swedes in Canada: Invisible Immigrants
By Elinor Barr

Using extensive archival and demographic research, Barr explores both the impressive Swedish legacy in Canada and the reasons for their invisibility as an immigrant community.

Available Apr 2015