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China in the Mix: Cinema, Sound, & Popular Culture in the Age of Globalization

Ying Xiao: A study of sound in the film and media industry of China, especially its music and multilingual soundtrack, that amplifies a vibrantly changing national power and global order. Scarce attention has been paid to the dimension of sound… Continue Reading →

Dante, Columbus, and the Prophetic Tradition

Associate Dean Mary Alexandra Watt‘s new book, Dante, Columbus, and the Prophetic Tradition: Spiritual Imperialism in the Italian Imagination, considers, first, the impact of Dante’s Divine Comedy and the apocalyptic prophetic tradition that it reflects, on Columbus’s perception both of the… Continue Reading →

Encyclopedia of the Yoruba

Akintunde Akinyemi of the Center for African Studies co-edited this book. This landmark reference work emphasizes Yoruba history, geography and demography, language and linguistics, literature, philosophy, religion, and art. Publisher information Edited by:  Toyin Falola and Akintunde Akinyemi

Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXVIII

Youssef Haddad coauthored this volume, which makes important contributions to the growing body of descriptive and theoretical studies in Arabic linguistics. It focuses on the rich linguistic work being done on Arabic dialects. The book is indispensable reading for those… Continue Reading →

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