Entertaining Uncertainty in the Early Modern Theater
Stage Spectacle and Audience Response
Lauren Robertson’s original study shows that the theater of Shakespeare and his contemporaries responded to the crises of knowledge that roiled through early modern England by rendering them spectacular. Revealing the radical, exciting instability of the early modern theater’s representational practices, Robertson uncovers the uncertainty that went to the heart of playgoing experience in this period.
The Last Sanctuary
“The Last Sanctuary” is a story of devastation, survival, and hope. Set in the near future, devastation occurs when climate-change-induced disasters trigger a nuclear war that kills most of the Earth’s population. A small group of survivors, having planned for the possibility of such an event by building an ark as a mobile repository housing the DNA of the world’s plant and animal species, searches for a new home in a world that has been nearly destroyed.
Genevra Sforza and the Bentivoglio
Family, Politics, Gender and Reputation in (and beyond) Renaissance Bologna
Genevra Sforza (ca. 1441-1507) lived her long life near the apex of Italian Renaissance society, as wife of two successive de facto rulers of Bologna: Sante Bentivoglio then Giovanni II Bentivoglio. This book explores both her life story and misogynistic legends about the supposed destruction of Bologna and the Bentivoglio.
This Is Not My Home is the first children’s book from Eugenia Yoh, BFA ’22, and Vivienne Chang, an economics and strategy student at Olin Business School. It’s a story of a young girl coming to grips with a family’s move from Taiwan.
Jane Eyre in German Lands
The Import of Romance, 1848–1918
Engaging with scholarship on the romance novel, Lynne Tatlock examines the transmission, diffusion, and literary survival of “Jane Eyre” in the German-speaking territories and the significance and effects thereof, 1848-1918.
Two best friends sign two-book deal
Vivienne Chang and Eugenia Yoh met back in 2018 at a Washington University hotpot party hosted by the Taiwanese Students Organization. The two students soon learned, not surprisingly, they both loved the food, culture and people of Taiwan, where they both had family. They also discovered another, more unusual passion – children’s books. Their debut book, “This is Not My Home,” was released in January.
Colonies of Paradise
The first book of poetry by Matthias Göritz to be available in English, in a translation by a renowned writer Very few books of poetry by contemporary German writers are available to English-speaking readers. In “Colonies of Paradise,” acclaimed poet and translator Mary Jo Bang introduces the poems of novelist, poet and translator Matthias Göritz, […]
Taking on censorship
Mary Bartling’s website on banned books aims to help us become better readers and better global citizens.
Griswold book ‘The Age of Clear Profit’ published
John Griswold, a staff writer at the Common Reader, a publication of Washington University, has published a new book, “The Age of Clear Profit: Essays on Home and the Narrow Road.” He will have an event at Left Bank Books Oct. 10.
The Age of Clear Profit
Essays on Home and the Narrow Road
Unique essays that look for stillness at the center of a life while confronting chaos in our era at home and abroad At age fifty, when many hope to slow down, and what’s left, as the poet Kobayashi Issa once wrote, is “clear profit,” John Griswold was starting over–again–in a position he had worked decades […]