New Items to Check Out at the Nadine Vorhoff Library
The library is constantly adding new exciting books to its collection. Subjects range from the political implications of feminism to the pop-cultural fascination with Nancy Drew. With so many new titles to choose from, students and faculty alike are certain to discover a new favorite. Come check them out!
Here are just a few of the new titles:
Gender and Justice: Why Women in the Judiciary Really Matter by Sally Kenney
Intended for use in courses on law and society, as well as courses in women’s and gender studies, women and politics, and women and the law, this book explores different questions in different North American and European geographical jurisdictions and courts, demonstrating the value of a gender analysis of courts, judges, law, institutions, organizations, and, ultimately, politics. Gender and Justice argues empirically for both more women and more feminists on the bench, while demonstrating that achieving these two aims are independent projects.
Call Number: KF 8775 .K46 2012 copy 2
Hearing Sappho in New Orleans: The Call of Poetry from Congo Square to the Ninth Ward by Ruth Savaggio
Hearing Sappho in New Orleans is at once a meditation on this poetic city, its many languages and cultures, and a history of its forgotten poetry. Using Sappho's fragments as a guide, Salvaggio roams the streets and neighborhoods of the city as she explores the migrations of lyric poetry from ancient Greece through the African slave trade to indigenous America and ultimately to New Orleans.
Call Number: PS 255.N4 S35 2012
Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama by Alison Bechdel
Graphic memoir about Bechdel's troubled relationship with her distant, unhappy mother and her experiences with psychoanalysis, with particular reference to the work of Donald Winnicott.
Call Number: PN 6727 .B3757 Z46 2012
This book focuses exclusively on struggles to define the "single girl" character in TV and film during a transformative period in American society. The author has scoured a wide range of source materials, unstudied film and television scripts, magazines, novels, and advertisements to demonstrate how controversial female characters pitted fears of societal breakdown against the growing momentum of the women's rights movement. The book focuses on the "single girl", an unmarried career woman in her 20s or 30s, to show how this character type symbolized sweeping changes in women's roles. Analyzing films and programs against broader conceptions of women's sexual and social roles, she uncovers deep-seated fears in a nation accustomed to depictions of single women yearning for matrimony. Yet, as television began to reflect public acceptance of career women, series such as Police Woman and Wonder Woman proved that heroines could wield both strength and femininity, while movies like Looking for Mr. Goodbar cautioned viewers against carrying new found freedom too far. The author takes us behind the scenes in Hollywood to show us the production decisions and censorship negotiations that shaped these characters before they even made it to the screen. She includes often overlooked sources such as the TV series Get Christie Love and Ebony magazine to give us a richer understanding of how women of color negotiated urban singles life. And in television shows like Mad Men, she reveals how trailblazing characters continue to influence portrayals of single women. Call Number: PN 1995.9.S547 L45 2011
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
Being able to taste people's emotions in food may at first be horrifying. But young, unassuming Rose Edelstein grows up learning to harness her gift as she becomes aware that there are secrets even her taste buds cannot discern.
Call Number: PS 3552 .E538447 I94 2010
The Girl in the Flammable Skirt by Aimee Bender
An anthology of the bizarre. In The Rememberer, a man undergoes reverse evolution--from man to ape to salamander--at which point a friend releases him into the sea, while in another story a woman gives birth to her mother. Call Number: PS 3552 .E538447 G57 1998
An Invisible Sign of My Own by Aimee Bender
Mona Gray, the second-grade math teacher who has always specialized in quitting, has such a love for numbers and their effect on her life, and then the new science teacher threatens her "strange and tidy universe ... [with] love, the supreme disorder."--Jacket. Call Number: PS 3552 .E538447 I58 2000
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