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Faculty Book Spotlight

Adaption TheorySujata Iyengar’s Shakespeare and Adaptation Theory, appearing from Bloomsbury in December 2022, reconsiders the theory and practice of adapting Shakespeare to different genres and media. Organized around clusters of key metaphors, the book explicates the principal theories informing the field of Shakespearean adaptation and surveys the growing field of case studies by Shakespeare scholars. Focusing each chapter around a different play, the book contrasts comic, tragic, and tragicomic modes in Shakespeare's oeuvre within the major genres of adaptation (e.g., film, stage-production, novel and digital media). Each chapter seasons its theoretical discussions with a lively sprinkling of allusions to Shakespeare - ranging from TikTok to tissue-boxes, from folios and fine arts to fan work. To conclude each chapter, the author provides a case-study of three or four significant and interesting adaptations from different genres or media. A glossary of terms compiled by Philip Gilreath and the author completes the book.



Éric Morales-Franceschini’s The Epic of Cuba Libre: The Mambí, Mythopoetics, and Liberation was published by the University of Virginia Press in 2022.

In an interview with UVA in which he was asked what readers might take away from his book, Dr. Morales-Franceschini responded, “I trust readers will come away with a greater appreciation for just how indebted Cubans are to their nineteenth century wars for independence and the heroic mambí. But more fundamentally, I hope they’ll learn, as I did, that our (post)modern jadedness about the epic—not the genre per se, but what that genre says about human possibility—is either misplaced or overwrought. No doubt, it’s a precarious affair, always haunted by the tragic. But that alone doesn’t suffice to disavow the validity (maybe even indispensability?) of an epic disposition, least of all as a “revolutionary” or “decolonial” variant.” 


Disrupting the CenterRebecca Hallman Martini’s book Disrupting the Center: A Partnership Approach to Writing Across the University was published in April 2022.

"Disrupting the Center is an important book that has come along just when it is needed most. As writing centers and composition programs face the challenges brought by institutional policies of austerity and neoliberal systems of management and planning, Rebecca Hallman Martini illustrates how writing centers can draw on their own innovative practices to create collaborative partnerships within institutions that work toward creative and sustainable change. This book offers teachers and administrators innovative theoretical and practical ideas for how to advocate for ethical pedagogical practices across campus.”

—Bronwyn T. Williams, University of Louisville


Call it in the airEd Pavlić’s Call It in the Air: Poems was published by Milkweed in October 2022.

In Publishers Weekly, the collection is cited as an “elegiac, genre-bending work considers the life and death of his elder sister, Kate, questions whether individuals can ever understand each other, and writes into and against the stronghold of personal loss and grief” (Popa). A review of Call It in the Air: Poems  by Joanna Acevedo can be enjoyed here.


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