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Congratulations to professor Haruo Shirane for his book Japan and the Culture of The Four Seasons, which was awarded the 2019 Yamagata Banto Prize given by the city of Osaka, Japan!


It’s National Poetry Month, and we’re celebrating by running a month-long raffle!  and featured titles about poetry.  In honor of Earth Day, we’ll also be offering you a chance to win a copy of one of our most recent releases in environmental studies. Check our blog each day for guest posts from authors, book excerpts, or media roundups!

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“Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret is an important new book that exposes the hidden environmental costs of how we make, watch, and dispose of movies.” ~ Alison Anderson, author of Media, Environment and the Network Society Our week-long feature on Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret: The Hidden Environmental Costs of the Movies continues today with this excerpt to the book’s introduction. In
“In Vaughan’s deft readings of multiple films and their production apparatuses, film theory and analysis also become “updated” into a cutting-edge discipline. Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret is an essential book in ecocinema and ecomedia studies and an important contribution to ecomaterialism within cultural studies more broadly.” ~ Adrian Ivakhiv, author of Ecologies of the Moving Image: Cinema, Affect,
“Logan’s ear can be superb, and when he’s on charitable form, he can teach any reader to hear better.” ~ Cal Revely-Calder, Times Literary Supplement An Excerpt From Chapter 8: Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods Our celebration of National Poetry Month continues today with this book excerpt and media roundup from William Logan’s Dickinson’s Nerves, Frost’s Woods: Poetry
Our list of new books is now available! Nikolai Nikolaevich and Camouflage Two Novels by Yuz Aleshkovsky, translated by Duffield White, edited by Susanne Fusso City of Workers, City of Struggle How Labor Movements Changed New York Edited by Joshua B. Freeman The Empires of the Near East and India Source Studies of the Safavid,
“Hunter Vaughan’s forensic accounting uncovers Hollywood’s secretly unpaid debts to the environment, demonstrating ecocriticism’s power to connect political economy to movies’ themes and styles, for analysis and for future makers. More than compelling: entertaining and inspiring.” ~ Sean Cubitt, author of Finite Media: Environmental Implications of Digital Technologies Our Earth Day awareness campaign continues this