John Desmond, Mary A. Denny professor emeritus of English, had two of his books released in paperback for the first time (University of Georgia Press, November 2010). “Risen Sons: Flannery O’Connor’s Vision of History” was first published in 1987; “Walker Percy’s Search for Community” in 2004.
Patrick Henry, Cushing Eells professor emeritus of philosophy, literature and foreign languages, reports that his latest book has been translated into French, and two articles have been published in journals. “We Only Know Men: The Rescue of Jews in France during the Holocaust” (Catholic University Press, 2007) has been translated into French (Editions Privat in Toulouse). The book appears with the title “La Montagne des Justes” (“The Mountain of the Righteous”).
For Gaurav Majumdar, assistant professor of English, playing with language can mean challenging an empire. Majumdar finds that one of the most powerful ways to criticize colonialism is not outright dissent but a subtler subversion in aesthetics. More...
In 1999, 1,400 immigrant meatpacking workers walked out of an IBP Inc. beef plant in Pasco, Washington, and didn’t come back for six weeks. It was the largest strike in the meatpacking industry in 25 years. The workers who waged the wildcat strike soon took control of their local union, Teamsters Local 556. As this labor movement grew, so too did the interest of Associate Professor of Politics Paul Apostolidis, teaching 38 miles to the east at Whitman College. More...