Robert B. Parker ’54
Philomel Books (2008)
In this mystery novel for young readers, Parker follows the adventures of two high school students in a seaside New England town who smell something fishy about a friend’s “suicide.” The investigation soon puts the young friends in mortal danger as they move closer to the truth.
Object-Oriented Design Using Java
Dale Skrien (computer science)
McGraw Hill (2008)
Instead of just teaching students how to write correct programs, Object-Oriented Design Using Java teaches students how to design and implement software in Java that is not only correct, but also readable, maintainable, scalable, reusable, and extensible—so that it is “elegant” software.
Checkhov the Immigrant: Translating a Cultural Icon
Julie de Sherbinin (German and Russian) and Michael C. Finke, editors
This interdisciplinary collection includes articles by and interviews with some of the most renowned translators, scholars, critics, artists, and others. They ask what Chekhov and his work has meant in the American cultural context and how and why this has varied across disciplinary boundaries.
Three Kingdoms and Chinese Culture
Kimberly Besio (East Asian studies) and Constantine Tung, editors
State University of New York Press
The first book-length treatment in English of Three Kingdoms, regarded by many as China’s first great classical novel. Three Kingdoms connects history and popular tradition in an epic of heroism and political ambition. The essays here explore the connection between the novel and Chinese culture from a variety of disciplines, including literature, history, and theater.
Daughter of Zion Talks Back to the Prophets: A Dialogic Theology of the Book of Lamentations
Carleen R. Mandolfo (religious studies)
Society of Biblical Literature (2007)
In this scholarly volume, Mandolfo deconstructs the marriage metaphor in the Bible’s Book of Lamentations and several prophetic texts, taking an approach that is primarily literary but overlaying that with feminist and postcolonial perspectives. While the texts of Lamentations and the prophets construct the people of Israel as God’s adulterous wife, Mandolfo uses the give and take between God and Daughter Zion to challenge traditional, more authoritarian interpretations.