IUPUI professor Edward Curtis to edit new book series on Africana religions

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INDIANAPOLIS — Pennsylvania State University Press has named Edward Curtis, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and professor of religious studies in the IU School of Liberal Arts at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, the co-editor of a new book series. Curtis, co-founder of the Journal of Africana Religions, says that the book series will adopt […]

Ari Kelman Speaks at Herron School of Art and Design on “Battle Lines”

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A collaboration between the award-winning historian Ari Kelman and the acclaimed graphic novelist Jonathan Fetter-Vorm, Battle Lines is a completely original graphic history of the Civil War. The novel traces an ambitious narrative that extends from the early rumblings of secession to the dark years of Reconstruction, employing bold graphic forms to illuminate the complex […]

Professor Publishes Second Volume of Authoritative Biography

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Fully established in the slick magazines, award-winning, and on the brink of placing Fahrenheit 451 in the American canon, Ray Bradbury entered the autumn of 1953 as a literary figure transcending fantasy and science fiction. In Ray Bradbury Unbound, Jonathan R. Eller continues the story begun in his acclaimed Becoming Ray Bradbury, following the beloved […]

Book by IUPUI professor puts Native American mascot imagery into historical context

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INDIANAPOLIS — Twenty-first-century efforts to legitimize Native American athletic team names and mascots miscast tribal history, argues the author of a book examining the history of Native American imagery in college sports and exposing its ties to a crisis of identity among white, middle-class men. Under pressure from the NCAA, Native Americans and others, many […]

Labor movement efforts in Indianapolis are barometer of service-sector advances nationwide

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indianapolis is a good barometer of how service-sector labor movement efforts could fair nationwide, some labor workers say. A new book by Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law professor Fran Quigley examines the rise of service-sector workers in the U.S. labor movement. “If We Can Win Here: The New Front Lines […]

Bodenhamer publishes new book on mapping and the humanities

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The Polis Center’s Executive Director David Bodenhamer shares his expertise in spatial humanities in a recently published book, Deep Maps and Spatial Humanities. Part of the IU Press Series on Spatial Humanities, the book appeared in February 2015 and features essays that investigate deep mapping and the spatial narratives that stem from it. A deep […]

“Selling Yoga” traces growing popularity of modern yoga from its counterculture roots

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In the popular imagination of yoga practice today, gone are the visions of bearded, stoic old men seeking a transcendent state detached from ordinary, everyday life. Instead, most envision a room of spandex-clad, perspiring, toned women perched atop yoga mats in the pursuit of fit, beautiful bodies. The popular “modern postural yoga” systems now practiced […]

IU School of Informatics and Computing faculty member explores story telling in e-book

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Telling stories has been an integral part of culture, history and the human experience. That’s not changing any time soon, even if technology affects the way stories reach audiences, said an Indiana University faculty member who explored storytelling in a recently published e-book, “Once Upon a Digital Story, A Modern Approach to an Ancient Art.” […]

IUPUI professor’s new book examines ‘Islam in the African Diaspora’

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A new book by Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis professor Edward Curtis examines Islam in the global African diaspora, showing the many ways Islam is practiced by people of African descent while looking at the ways those practices have been influenced by their experience and interpretation of diaspora. Bilal, whose mother was Ethiopian, is the historical […]

New book by IUPUI Shakespeare expert explores mystery of multiple Hamlets

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One of the biggest questions in Shakespeare studies is, “Why are there three different versions of ‘Hamlet,’ printed respectively in 1603, 1605 and 1623?” Are they all written by Shakespeare? And when? And why should we care? A new, heavily researched and anticipated book — “Young Shakespeare’s Young Hamlet” (Palgrave MacMillan) by Terri Bourus, associate […]