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In addition to the books and recordings listed here, faculty members produced journal articles, papers, visual art, scores, and scripts; they delivered lectures, exhibited art, presented recitals, and mounted theatre and dance productions.


 

Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New ProfessoriateEffective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate

Edited by William Buskist and Victor A. Benassi
Sage Publications, 2011

 

Using empirical research, this book gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants effective strategies and tactics for pursuing excellence in their teaching, be it in the classroom or online. The text provides full coverage of topics such as developing a teaching philosophy, becoming an ethical teacher, and fostering active learning in the classroom.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Conduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment FranceConduct Books for Girls in Enlightenment France

By Nadine Bérenguier
Ashgate Publishing, 2011

 

An in-depth analysis of the eighteenth-century development of a new literary genre: conduct books written specifically for girls and unmarried young women. Bérenguier relates the objectives and ideals of these books to the contemporaneous Enlightenment concerns about improving education in order to reform society.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Accountable Governance: Promises and ProblemsAccountable Governance: Promises and Problems

Edited by Melvin J. Dubnick and H. George Frederickson
M.E. Sharpe, 2010 (December)

 

Accountable Governance offers detailed consideration of accountability in both government and the contemporary world of governance. Twenty-five leading experts cover varying aspects of the accountability movement that together provide the most comprehensive consideration of accountability currently available, with a blend of theoretical, empirical, and applied approaches.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

American Government, 10th editionAmerican Government, 10th edition

By Alan R. Gitelson, Robert L. Dudley, and Melvin J. Dubnick
Wadsworth Publishing, 2011

 

Distinguished by its "myth vs. reality" framework, American Government encourages readers to confront preconceptions about American government and think critically about the U.S. political system. Up-to-date coverage and topics includes the 2010 mid-term elections and Supreme Court decisions, as well as media matters, public opinion, and domestic and international policy.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

LeonardoLeonardo

By Patricia Emison
Phaidon Press, 2011

 

The latest addition to Phaidon's Colour Library series of introductory books on the great masters and movements in art, Leonardo features a detailed introductory essay by Patricia Emison and 48 full-page colour plates accompanied by extensive notes and comparative illustrations.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

The Italian Renaissance and Cultural MemoryThe Italian Renaissance and Cultural Memory

By Patricia Emison
Cambridge University Press, 2011

 

Why did Renaissance art come to matter so much, so widely, and for so long? Patricia Emison's answer draws on a recalibrated view of the long Renaissance–from 1300 to 1600–synthesizing the considerable evolution in understanding of the epoch since the foundational nineteenth-century studies of Jacob Burckhardt and Heinrich Wölfflin.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

La Montana Plateada (Silver Mountain)La Montaña Plateada (Silver Mountain)

By Janet N. Gold, translated by Constanza Valdés
Proyecto Aldea Global (Global Village) and the Cultural Center of Santa Lucía, Honduras, 2011

 

A story for young people of all ages based on the history of an historic mining village, La Montaña Plateada (Silver Mountain) grew out of Janet Gold's participation in the Santa Lucía local history project, which included archival research as well as interviews of town residents.



 

Chick Lit and PostfeminismChick Lit and Postfeminism (Cultural Frames, Framing Culture)

By Stephanie Harzewski
University of Virginia Press, 2011

 

Stephanie Harzewski examines such bestsellers as Bridget Jones's DiaryThe Devil Wears Prada, and Sex and the City as urban appropriations of and departures from the narrative traditions of the novel of manners, the popular romance, and the bildungsroman. Further, Harzewski uses chick lit as a lens through which to view gender relations in U.S. and British society in the 1990s.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Capturing Japan in Nineteenth-Century New England Photography CollectionsCapturing Japan in Nineteenth-Century New England Photography Collections

By Eleanor M. Hight
Ashgate Publishing, 2011

 

This book examines the evidence left behind from a famous first encounter, that of prominent New England Americans with the remnants of feudal Japan in the 1870s and 1880s. The study reveals that, despite these Americans' varied reasons for traveling to Japan and studying its culture, a common desire united all of their collecting activities: to gather photographic documentation of a Japan they believed was disappearing under the pressures of trade and industrialization.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Connections: Choral Music of the Last 100 Years (CD)Connections: Choral Music of the Last 100 Years (CD)

William Kempster, conductor
Performed by University of New Hampshire Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, 2011

 

Works by Benjamin Britten, Maurice Ravel, Carl Nielson, and Sergei Rachmaninoff plus world premiere recordings of works by Christopher Kies, Clare Maclean, Graham Howard, and Ross Edwards.

 

Available at the UNH Music Department.



 

Music by Christopher Kies with Poems and Stories (CD)Music by Christopher Kies with Poems and Stories (CD)

Christopher Kies, 2011

 

Performed by Robert Stibler, Nicholas Orovich, Peggy Vagts, Arlene Kies, Christopher Kies, David Ripley, Janet Polk, Margaret Herlehy, Kendall Betts, Mark Mummé, and Amanda Allen.

Original music accompanies poetry by Ogden Nash in a sequel to Carnival of the Animals, the story Amos and Boris by William Steig, and the traditional tale of Little Red Riding Hood. Three solo ragtime pieces are also included.

 

Available at the UNH Music Department.



 

Achieving Democracy: Democratization in Theory and PracticeAchieving Democracy: Democratization in Theory and Practice

Edited by Mary Fran T. Malone
Continuum, 2011

 

Achieving Democracy analyzes why some nations become democratic while others remain authoritarian by looking at issues of democratization from a cross-national and historical perspective.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

The Rule of Law in Central America:  Citizens' Reactions to Crime and PunishmentThe Rule of Law in Central America: Citizens' Reactions to Crime and Punishment

By Mary Fran T. Malone
Continuum Books, 2011

 

An analysis of how respect for the rule of law varies across countries that share a common historical heritage and similar socio-economic challenges.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

The Oxford Handbook of Ancient AnatoliaThe Oxford Handbook of Ancient Anatolia

Edited by Sharon R. Steadman and Gregory McMahon
Oxford University Press, 2011

 

With comprehensive overviews of archaeological, philological, linguistic, and historical issues at the forefront of Anatolian scholarship in the 21st century, this volume brings to life nearly ten thousand years (ca. 10,000-323 B.C.E.) of peoples, languages, and diverse cultures who lived in or traversed Anatolia.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

>The Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for EngagementThe Art of Slow Reading: Six Time-Honored Practices for Engagement

By Thomas Newkirk
Heinemann, 2011

 

The Art of Slow Reading rests on a simple but powerful belief—that good readers practice the art of paying attention. Building on memoir, research, and many examples of classroom practice, Newkirk recuperates six time-honored practices of reading—performance, memorization, centering, problem-finding, reading like a writer, and elaboration—to help readers engage in thoughtful, attentive reading.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Otherwise, Elsewhere: PoemsOtherwise, Elsewhere: Poems

By David Rivard 
Graywolf Press, 2010 (December)

 

Rivard's collection describes the many powers—psychological and historical—that flow through people's lives in acts of faith, greed, pleasure, celebrity, gossip, and consolation.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Reforming Urban LaborEconomic Restructuring and Family Well-Being in Rural America

Edited by Kristin E. Smith and Ann B. Tickamyer
Penn State University Press, 2011

 

This book documents the intertwined changes in employment and family in recent years and explores the outcomes for family well-being in rural America. A multidisciplinary group of scholars examines the impacts of economic restructuring on rural Americans and provides policy recommendations for addressing the challenges they face.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Seneca: Phaedra and Other PlaysSeneca: Phaedra and Other Plays

Edited, translated, with introduction by R. Scott Smith
Penguin Classics, 2011

 

Seneca's shocking and bloodthirsty plays not only reflect a brutal period of history, but also show how guilt, sorrow, anger, and desire lead individuals to violence. These vivid new translations of Seneca's tragic masterpieces present both the consequences of reckless human behavior and the cruelties of fate.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Down from Cascom Mountain: A NovelDown from Cascom Mountain: A Novel

By Ann Williams 
Bloomsbury USA, 2011

 

Set in rugged New Hampshire in the aftermath of a fatal accident, this debut novel wrestles with grief and desire as a young woman finds her way over the course of one summer.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self (Feminist Philosophy Collection)Feminist Metaphysics: Explorations in the Ontology of Sex, Gender and the Self (Feminist Philosophy Collection)

Edited by Charlotte Witt
Springer, 2011

 

A new collection of original essays by outstanding feminist theorists including Sally Haslanger, Marilyn Frye and Linda Alcoff, Feminist Metaphysics is the first collection of articles addressing metaphysical issues from a feminist perspective. The essays cover central feminist topics including the ontology of sex and gender, persons, identity and subjectivity, and the relations among experience, ideology, and reality.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.



 

The Metaphysics of Gender (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)The Metaphysics of Gender (Studies in Feminist Philosophy)

By Charlotte Witt
Oxford University Press, USA, 2011

 

This book is controversial in arguing for gender essentialism and original in the way it formulates gender essentialism. In clear, concise, and teachable text, Witt provides rich material for discussions about whether or not there is an essential difference between men and women.

 

Available at the publisher's website and through major online retailers.