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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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“ISOYG’s careful research and analysis makes for an insightful and enjoyable read throughout, and Maguire’s clear-sightedness enables him to pull off the difficult feat of treating the subject matter seriously (as one would expect) without the book ever becoming dry and humourless.” ~ Jon Towlson, Starburst Magazine In conjunction with today’s release of I Spit
“Anyone who wants a better understanding of the different parts of the cryosphere, the consequences of melting ice, and this aspect of climate change will find this book an invaluable resource.” ~ Suzanne B. O’Connell, Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Wesleyan University It’s Earth Day! We’ve been featuring books about climate change and environmental
“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