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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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“Well-researched and written in an accessible style, it [Hollywood’s Dirtiest Secret] is a thought-provoking alternative history of Hollywood, delving into the disconnect between our enjoyment of screen culture and concern for its environmental impact. It will be of interest to scholars and students in a range of fields including cultural studies, communication, social science, and
“The work of Taiwanese poet Yang Mu brings vivid and playful pastoral imagery. He examines both Chinese and Western literary and cultural traditions through his personal lens, and his writing retains its beautifully lyrical nature through the translation.” ~ Yang Mu, World Literature Today Our Poetry Month celebration continues today with this book excerpt and
“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