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The Olin Book Talks series is part of the Cornell University Library’s “Chats in the Stacks” program. The Book Talks feature the latest in Cornell humanities and social science scholarship, as Cornell faculty members read from their recent publications and answer questions from their audience.

Stephen B. Wicker, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy (Oxford University Press, 2013)

Feb. 12, 2014, 4:30 pm
Room 106G, Olin Library

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library KF2780 .W53 2013
But first, check to see if it is currently charged out.

Prof. Stephen B. Wicker reads a selection from his new book, Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy, in the Andrew Dickson White Library (Uris Library).

Sidney Tarrow (Emeritus Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government). The Language of Contention: Revolution in Words, 1688-2012 (Cambridge University Press, August 2013)

 

March 26, 4:30 pm
Amit Bhatia Libe Cafe, Olin Library

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library:  New & Noteworthy Books JA85 .T37 2013. But first, check to see if it is currently charged out.


Gavriel Shapiro (Professor of Comparative Literature). The Tender Friendship and the Charm of Perfect Accord: Nabokov and his Father (University of Michigan Press, December 2013)

April 10, 4:45 pm
Room 106G, Olin Library

Not yet released; copy on order for Olin Library.

 

Olin Book Talks: Fall 2013

Elizabeth S. Anker (Associate Professor of English). Fictions of Dignity: Embodying Human Rights in World Literature, (Cornell University Press, November 2012)

September 11, 4:30 pm
Room 106G, Olin Library

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library: New & Noteworthy Books PN56.H79 A55 2012. But first, check to see if it is currently charged out.


Anindita Banerjee (Associate Professor of Comparative Literature). We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity (Wesleyan University Press, January 2013).

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library:  PG3098.S5 B36 2012  
But first, check to see if it is currently charged out.

Cornell Chronicle Press Review

October 1, 4:30 pm.
Room 106G, Olin Library

Prof. Anindita Banerjee reads a selection from her new book, We Modern People: Science Fiction and the Making of Russian Modernity, in the Andrew Dickson White Library (Uris Library).
Prof. Banerjee is the winner of the 2012 Science Fiction and Technoculture Studies Book Prize

Sara L. Warner (Associate Professor, Performing and Media Arts at Cornell and Faculty Fellow at Harvard University). Acts of Gaiety: LGBT Performance and the Politics of Pleasure (University of Michigan Press, October 2012).

 

October 23, 4:30 pm
Room 106G, Olin Library

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library:  PN2270.G39 W37 2012   
But first, check to see if it is currently charged out.

Prof. Warner is the winner of the ATHE award and Acts of Gaiety is a finalist for the Lambda Literary Award. Read more...


Aaron Sachs (Associate Professor, History and American Studies). Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition (Yale University Press, December 2012) 

November 12, 4:30 pm
Amit Bhatia Libe Café, Olin Library

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library:  GT3203 .S34 2013
But first, check to see if it is currently charged out.

Prof. Aaron Sachs reads from his new book, Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition, in the Andrew Dickson White Library (Uris Library).

 


Olin Book Talks: Spring 2013

Bruno Bosteels, Professor of Romance Studies. Marx and Freud in Latin America (Verso Books, 2012).
Feburary 6, 4:30 pm.
Location: Amit Bhatia Libe Café, Olin Library.

 

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library: PQ7081 .B676 2012, but first, check to see if it is currently checked out.

 

 

Fredrik Logevall, John S. Knight Professor of International Studies, History Department, and Director, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies. Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire & the Making of America's Vietnam. (Random House, 2012).

Congratulations to Prof. Logevall on winning the Pulitzer Prize for Embers of War!

February 26, 4:30 pm
Location: Amit Bhatia Libe Café, Olin Library

Find it on the shelf on Olin's New & Noteworthy shelves or in Kroch Asia DS553.1 .L64 2012, but first, check to see if it is currently checked out

See also: CBS news coverage of Prof. Logevall's book.

Shirley Samuels, ed., Professor of English and American Studies. The Cambridge Companion to Abraham Lincoln (Cambridge University Press, 2012). Cambridge Companions to American Studies series.
March 12, 4:30 pm
Location: Kroch Library 2B48

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library: E457.2 .C245 2012, but first, check to see if it is currently checked out.

 

Deborah Starr, ed., Professor of Near Eastern Studes. Mongrels or Marvels: The Levantine Writings of Jacqueline Shohet Kahanof (Stanford University Press, 2011). Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture series.
April 9, 4:30 pm
Location: Olin Library Room 106G

Find it on the shelf in Olin Library:
PJ5054.K3136 A6 2011, but first, check to see if it is currently checked out.

 

Olin Book Talks: Fall 2012

September 19, 4:30 pm: Victor Nee, Goldwin Smith Professor, Department of Sociology. Capitalism from Below: Markets and Institutional Change in China (Harvard University Press, 2012). Location: Amit Bhatia Libe Cafe.
Find it on the shelf in Kroch Library: HC427.95 .N44 2012, but first check to see if it is currently checked out.

Winner of the Academy of Management's 2013 George R. Terry Book Award

 

October 23, 4:30 pm: Kim Haines-Eitzen, Departments of Near Eastern Studies and Classics. The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2011). Location: Olin Library Room 106G
Find it on the shelf in Olin's New & Noteworthy Books section, but first check to see if it is currently checked out

 

 

November 13, 4:30 pm: Nerissa Russell. Department of Anthropology. Social Zooarchaeology: Humans and Animals in Prehistory (Cambridge University Press, 2011).
Location: Olin Library Room 106G
Find it on the shelf in Olin (7th floor): CC79.5 .A5 R87 2012, but first check to see if it is currently checked out 

 

 

Olin Book Talks: Spring 2012

May 1, 2012: Barry Strauss, Department of Classics and Chair, Department of History.  Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar and the Genius of Leadership (Simon & Schuster, released May 1, 2012)

If it isn't already checked out (find out here), find it on the shelf on Level 2, Uris Library.
Call Number: UB200 .S78 2012.

Cornell Chronicle review

 

 

 

 

 

Watch Barry Strauss discuss his book online
(video footage taken by Prof. John Weiss):

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April 18, 4:00 pm in the Amit Bhatia Libe Café: Dan Schwarz, Frederic J. Whiton Professor of English and Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow. Department of English. Endtimes?: Crises and Turmoil at the New York Times, 1999-2009. (State University of New York Press, March, 2012)

 

If it isn't already checked out (find out here), find it on the shelf in the New & Noteworthy Collection, level 1, Olin Library

Watch a video in which Prof. Schwarz discusses his new book.

April 12, 2012: Robert Ray Morgan, Kappa Alpha Professor, Department of English. Lions of the West: Heroes and Villains of the Westward Expansion (Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2011)

If it isn't already checked out (find out here), find it on the shelf on level 5, Olin Library

Read press coverage of the book talk.

March 28, 2012: Jeremy Braddock, Department of English. Collecting as Modernist Practice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2012).

If it isn't already checked out (find out here), find it on the shelf in the New & Noteworthy Collection, level 1, Olin Library

 

Please note that Kim Haines-Eitzen's book talk on her The Gendered Palimpsest: Women, Writing, and Representation in Early Christianity, has been rescheduled for Fall 2012.


 

Olin Book Talks: Fall 2011 Schedule

September 20, 2011: Ziad Fahmy, Department of Near Eastern Studies

Ordinary Egyptians, Creating the Modern Nation through Popular Culture (Stanford University Press, Fall 2011)
In Olin Library: DT70 .F225 2011 (fifth floor stacks)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


November 8, 2011: Mary Beth Norton, History Department

Separated by Their Sex: Women in Public and Private in
the Colonial Atlantic World
(Cornell University Press, 2011)
In Olin Libary: New & Noteworthy Books (non-fiction)

 

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