John Bonin, the Chester D. Hubbard Professor of Economics and Social Science, tutor in the College of Social Studies, is the author of two book reviews. The first review is of Malcolm Cook’s “ Banking in Southeast Asia: The Region’s Decisive Decade,” Pacific Affairs, Vol. 83, No. 3 (Fall) 2009, pp. 555 – 557.
The other review is of Janos Kornai’s “From Socialism to Capitalism: Eight Essays,” Journal of Economic Literature, Vol. XLVII, No. 3 (September) 2009, pp. 853 – 856. The journal is published by the American Economics Association.
Daniela Ivanova ’10, a CSS senior, has published an article on “Velvet cinema” in the web-based publication Transitions Online, for their 20 years after the Berlin wall special.
Ernest Heau P’12 and his son, Noah Heau ’12, are the authors of a novel-length fantasy adventure for young teens called The Lost Rubies of Fennwann. Ernest and Noah wrote the book together while Noah was in middle and high school.
The father and son self-published the 268-page book through iUniverse, Inc. in 2009.
According to the website, “Co-authors Ernest and Noah Heau are father and son. Their story-telling career began when Noah was 4, when they made up stories on the spot. Over the years they created many hand-written and hand-illustrated stories. The Lost Rubies of Fennwann is their first collaboration on a novel-length fantasy adventure. Ernest is a retired software engineer, and an editor of book on Buddhism. Noah graduated from the Waldorf School of Garden City, New York. He attends Wesleyan University in Connecticut. He plays the cello, keeps a journal, and is ‘interested in things surreal and ethereal.'”
They’re also featured on the Waldorf School of Garden City website.
Norm Shapiro, professor of romance languages and literatures, is the author and translator of the book Labiche & Co: Fourteen One-Acts by a French Comic Master, published by Performing Books.
The book will be released in December 2009. Among the plays included are Bosom Friends, The Brat, A Bee or Not a Bee, It’s All Relative, The Unshakeable Suitor, A Nest-Egg Well Scrambled, and A Slap in the Farce, which is currently being performed at Harvard University.
In addition, Yale University Press has accepted Shapiro’s recent collection of translations from the poetry of French Romantic poet Théophile Gautier to appear in their prestigious Megellos World Republic of Letters series. It is expected to appear in 2010.
Book translated by Krishna Winston.
Krishna Winston, the Marcus L. Taft Professor of German Language and Literature, dean of the Arts and Humanities and coordinator of the Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship, translated the new book, Don Juan: His Own Version, written by Peter Handke.
The 128-paged book is published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. It will be released in February.
This photograpy book was published by Wesleyan University Press in October 2009.
Wesleyan University Press published a photographic book about the Connecticut River Oct. 23. The photographs in The Connecticut River: A Photographic Journey Through the Heart of New England follow this major waterway for 410 miles, from its origin near the Canadian border to its wide mouth on Long Island Sound, giving readers a vivid portrait of a living artery of the New England landscape. Middletown is featured in the book.
Author and photographer Al Braden opens the book with an essay introducing important aspects of the river, and Chelsea Reiff Gwyther, executive director of the Connecticut River Watershed Council, closes with an essay that succinctly highlights the environmental pressures that the river faces.
The book has 136 full-page color photos, ranging from close-ups to dramatic aerials, to reveal the river as few people are privileged to experience it. Readers will see and learn about many facets of the river, including its landscape, history, development, conservation, geologic formations, flora and fauna, and, of course, the moods of the water, sky, and riverbank. Informative captions provide a wealth of information about the images, which depict every¬thing from pristine misted mornings to rich valley farmlands and modern hydroelectric turbines. The Wesleyan University Press book is $35 and available online.
Alex Dupuy, the Class of 1958 Distinguished Professor of Sociology, is the author of “Indefensible: On Aristide, Violence, and Democracy,” published in the November issue of Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism 30, pages 161-173. The article is edited by David Scott.
Magda Teter, associate professor of history, associate professor of medieval studies, associate professor of feminist, gender and sexuality studies, is the co-author of “Out of the (Historiographic) Ghetto: Jews and the Reformation,” published in Sixteenth Century Journal 40 No. 2, pages 365-393 in 2009.
The exhibit catalog for “Pearl of the Snowlands: Buddhist Printing from the Derge Parkhang” is now available. The catalog contains essays by Patrick Dowdey, Curator of Freeman Center for East Asian Studies, Clifton Meador, and Yudru Tsomu as well as an extended photo essay by Clifton Meador who is a noted book artist.
Laurie Nussdorfers’ book Brokers of Public Trust: Notaries in Early Modern Rome was published by The Johns Hopkins University Press in October 2009. Nussdorfer is is a Professor of History, Medieval Studies, and of Letters.
Joel Pfister’s book The Yale Indian: The Education of Henry Roe Cloud was published by Duke University Press in June 2009. Pfister is the chair of the English Department and the Kenan Professor of the Humanities, along with being professor of American studies.