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STILLPOINT Archive: last updated 05/29/2012


New Faculty Books

James W. Trent (social work): The Manliest Man: Samuel G. Howe and the Contours of Nineteenth-Century American Reform focuses on Howe’s social reform efforts in antebellum America. He was a veteran of the Greek War of Independence, a fervent abolitionist, and the founder of both the Perkins School for the Blind and the Massachusetts School for Idiotic and Feeble-Minded Children.

Gregor Thuswaldner (languages and linguistics): Morbus Austriacus: Thomas Bernhard’s Critique of Austria. Written in German, Thuswaldner’s book explores the work of Thomas Bernhard (1931–1989), one of the most important and provocative European writers of the 20th century. Bernhard criticized Austria for its refusal to come to terms with its Nazi past; Thuswaldner analyzes the complexity and contradictory nature of Bernhard’s critique.

Dorothy Boorse (biology): Loving the Least of These: Addressing a Changing Environment, a report on climate change and poverty. Under the auspices of the National Association of Evangelicals, and in a collaboration with other scientists and leaders, Boorse wrote this 50-page print and online (www.nae.net/lovingtheleastofthese) publication that explores the relationship between the changing environment and poverty.

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