Books by UALR Faculty
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Assistant Professor, Department of Information Science
Social Computing in Blogosphere: Challenges, Methodologies, and Opportunities
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG, 2010
Social computing refers to the endeavor to understand complex human interactions in social media like blogs, friendship networks, wikis, social bookmarks (folksonomies), and online media sharing through computational means. Research in social computing builds on participatory Web characterized by Rich Internet Applications, user generated-enriched content, user developed widgets, and collaborative environment of citizen journalism. Social computing is a vibrant and fledgling field with many research challenges including data deluge, dynamism, long tail phenomenon, sparse link structure, lack of ground truth, information quality, and data collection. This book presents research towards these challenges motivated by the need for identifying influential bloggers, extracting clusters, and searching for familiar-strangers in egocentric networks. Novel solutions using network and content information, dynamic collective wisdom, social identity based on group affiliations, and providing evaluation frameworks leveraging the power of social media are presented aiming at understanding individuals, communities and their interactions, paving the way for further research and development.
This book offers a comprehensive overview of the various concepts and research issues about blogs or weblogs. It introduces techniques and approaches, tools and applications, and evaluation methodologies with examples and case studies. Blogs allow people to express their thoughts, voice their opinions, and share their experiences and ideas. Blogs also facilitate interactions among individuals creating a network with unique characteristics. Through the interactions individuals experience a sense of community. We elaborate on approaches that extract communities and cluster blogs based on information of the bloggers. Open standards and low barrier to publication in Blogosphere have transformed information consumers to producers, generating an overwhelming amount of ever-increasing knowledge about the members, their environment and symbiosis. We elaborate on approaches that sift through humongous blog data sources to identify influential and trustworthy bloggers leveraging content and network information. Spam blogs or “splogs” are an increasing concern in Blogosphere and are discussed in detail with the approaches leveraging supervised machine learning algorithms and interaction patterns. We elaborate on data collection procedures, provide resources for blog data repositories, mention various visualization and analysis tools in Blogosphere, and explain conventional and novel evaluation methodologies, to help perform research in the Blogosphere. The book is supported by additional material, including lecture slides as well as the complete set of figures used in the book, and the reader is encouraged to visit the book website for the latest information. Table of Contents: Modeling Blogosphere / Blog Clustering and Community Discovery / Influence and Trust / Spam Filtering in Blogosphere / Data Collection and Evaluation
Charles Anderson and Marian MacCurdy, Editors
Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Department
Writing and Healing: Toward an Informed Practice
National Council of Teachers of English, 1999
In Writing and Healing, editors Charles M. Anderson and Marian M. MacCurdy compile 15 essays composed by and directed toward writing teachers and others who have experienced writing and healing in a variety of settings from classrooms to substance abuse treatment centers to AIDS support groups. The essays provide not only descriptions of particular practices but also explorations of areas of theory that support the development of techniques in healing. Writing and Healing provides a unique occasion for teachers, scholars, and other professionals to begin an open, serious conversation about the healing power of writing.
Edward M. Anson
Professor, History Department
Eumenes of Cardia: A Greek Among Macedonians
Brill Academic Publishers
Eumenes of Cardia was a royal secretary who, in the years following the death of Alexander the Great became a major contender for power. Despite his having been chiefly an administrator rather than a military or political power, Eumenes came close to securing control of the Asian remnants of Alexander’s empire. Eumenes was born in the Greek city of Cardia and lived during a period dominated by native-born Macedonians, and his defeat and death have traditionally been attributed to his having “Greek” rather than Macedonian origins. This book argues, however, that as a result of the actions of Macdonian monarchs, Macedonia was a land in which large numbers of a variety of people were successfully amalgamated into a single state.
Edward M. Anson
A Civilization Primer
This supplement for the introductory civilization course is designed to help history students develop their knowledge of core social science concepts and terminology. This text defines and clarifies the basics of history, culture, religion, government, economics, and geography.
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Professor, Bowen School of Law
Arkansas Legal Research
Carolina Academic Press 2007
Written as a “field manual” for novice or more experienced researchers working with print and online resources of Arkansas legal materials, Arkansas Legal Research is one in a series of titles focusing on the specific features of legal research in a particular jurisdiction. Beginning with an overview of the process of legal research, the book examines primary sources of law such as the Arkansas Constitution, case law, statutes, and administrative materials as well as important secondary sources. It guides researchers in learning effective and efficient ways to retrieve the information they need.
Beatrice A. Boateng & Kwasi Boateng
Assistant Professor, School of Mass Communication
Joomla ! Social Networking with JomSocial
Packt Publishing, 2010
JomSocial is a social publishing platform for Joomla! content management system. It allows you to connect with friends, integrate videos, follow users’ activity stream, share photos, create groups, and customize your brand. JomSocial is an out-of-the-box extension that enables a Joomla! website administrators to set up a social network with ease, and customize it to meet the needs of a site. By the end of the book, the reader will have built a good looking, fully functional social networking site using this hands-on guide. Social networks have become ubiquitous in the 21st Century and have changed the way we communicate. No longer used to simply keep in contact with friends, they are used by multimillion dollar businesses to promote new products, discuss the latest ideas, and receive customer feedback on a much more informal platform. This practical tutorial will guide the reader through the installation of JomSocial on a Joomla! platform, to configure it for complete integration with Joomla!, and help to walk through processes for integrating other key Joomla! plugins into JomSocial as applications for interaction in an online social networking environment. The guide wraps it all up by hooking up our JomSocial-enabled social network with Facebook and Twitter using identifiable Joomla! modules.
Joseph R. Bell
Associate Professor, Department of Management
Finding An Angel Investor In A Day
The Planning Shop
This thoroughly researched guide provides the necessary foundation and framework to help your students understand the process of raising investment capital from private investors. It’s an indispensable tool for understanding the #1 source of investment dollars for startup companies—perfect for Entrepreneurial Finance classes! The step-by-step text shows students everything in the funding process—from finding to pitching to landing an angel investment. Written by Joseph R. Bell, Professor of Angel Finance at University of Arkansas, Little Rock and former COO of the CTEK, the Colorado-based angel group. Foreword by Paul Orfalea, legendary entrepreneur and founder of Kinkos.
Professor, Department of English
Oberlin College Press, 2000
In his deeply innovative and beautifully human Ghost Notes, Ralph Burns explores the vivid relation between American jazz and American poetry. His book embodies the movement of jazz. In the long title poem he plays wide open, without a mute, as Red Allen advises. The result is inclusive and exhilarating, a structure that keeps on opening and opening.
Ralph Burns’ first book, Us,won the Great Lakes Colleges Award (1983). His second book, Any Given Day,was published by The University of Alabama Press in 1985. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic, The Ohio Review, Field,and many other publications.
“I believe it was Albert Camus who praised Henry Fonda for his Americanness. I’d like to praise Ralph Burns’ poetry for the same quality, but I lack the Frenchman’s distance and disinterest. Still, if Albert Camus wanted to know what was American in our poetry right now, what showed the breadth of our language and the honesty of its utterance, what was the best of American language et parole, I’d show him Ralph Burns’s poems and especially the ones in this book. They are the genuine article.” –Mark Jarman
“Ralph Burns writes: ‘And when has happiness/explained its own dark birth,/or sadness its borrowed nest?’ Clarity, directness, the eloquence of poetic sound and rhythm, qualities I sometimes think have passed out of American writing. Then here comes Burns, so reassuringly. He is a fine, fine poet, and his . . . book is an event of real importance.” –Hayden Carruth
Winner of the 1995 Iowa Poetry Prize
“In his new book, Ralph Burns fuses the two major strands in American poetry. His spare images dazzle us with their precision, while his colloquial voice moves us with its vital rhythms and deep emotions.”—Maura Stanton, author of Life Among the Trolls
“These poems combine emotional and intellectual depth with great melodic beauty. They shine with ferocious clarity.”—Pam Durban, author of The Laughing Place
In his convincing and highly accomplished fifth book, Ralph Burns draws on his deep practice and experience. His tones, forms, and subjects are various and striking, and the work of a poet mature and courageous enough to range through the full spectrum of his emotions.
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Professor, Department of Systems Engineering
Location, Transport and Land-use: Modeling Spatial-Temporal Information
Written with the professionals and graduate students in mind, this book identifies the underlying principles that govern siting, community development, and product/service delivery. Included in this volume are step-by-step procedures to perform: site location, land-use planning, location-routing, competitive allocation of products & services, and spatial forecasting. The treatment goes well beyond the state-of-the-art, suggesting emerging techniques that are able to address the following sample problems (listed in alphabetical order): emergency-response to natural and manmade hazards, environmental planning, infrastructure management, intelligent transportation systems, real-estate development, satellite remote-sensing, supply-chain management, and urban land-use plans. Mindful of the cross-disciplinary nature of today’s practice, this book equips the professionals with the necessary techniques and software to work effectively with other members of the team from a different background. Replete with numerical examples and case studies, the book is supplemented by a Solution Manual documenting additional examples and studies not covered in the text.
Recognizing the continuing-education needs of the practicing professional and the occasional desire of a graduate student to review selective fundamental-concepts, a companion volume entitled Location Theory and Decision Analysis (2001, Thomson/South-Western) was co-produced with this book. Should there be a desire to review certain basic-concepts, the reader can easily refer to the companion volume (or an equivalent book). To serve as a desk reference, liberal use of illustrations, extensive cross referencing, a complete glossary and a comprehensive list of symbols allow each technical concept to be explained in plain language to the reader irrespective of his/her background and discipline.
Location Theory and Decision Analysis
This is a textbook introducing the basic concepts used in facility siting, community development, and product/service delivery. The techniques covered include economic constructs, geographic information systems, multi-criteria decision-making procedures, management and public-policy sciences. Emphasis is placed on how to extract useful geographic intelligence from the plethora of data that accompanies today’s information revolution. The text comes complete with self-contained software and a Solution Manual. Distinctly interdisciplinary in flavor, it is ideal for the following curricula (listed in alphabetical order): Civil & Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Geography, Management Science, Operations Research, Public Policy Sciences, Production Management, Real Estate, Transportation, and Urban & Regional Planning. Together with its companion volume, Location, Transport and Land Use, it covers the field comprehensively and pedagogically. The instructor can select from the companion volume the pertinent specialized topics and case studies to supplement the general concepts covered in the text. For each of the academic programs listed above, the instructor has complete freedom to tailor make the course to his/her liking. Extensive numerical examples, liberal use of illustrations, extensive cross references and a complete glossary allow each technical concept to be explained in plain language to the student irrespective of his/her academic discipline.
S Easa and Yupo Chan, Editors
Urban Planning and Development Applications of GIS
American Society of Civil Engineers, 2000
This book presents the state-of-the-art in urban planning and development applications of geographic information systems (GIS). The book consists of two sections: GIS methodologies and GIS applications. The methodologies section is intended to provide the reader with GIS concepts and techniques, including GIS technology implementation, remote sensing, trends in spatial databases, and linear referencing systems. The applications section is intended to illustrate the capabilities of GIS and related technologies in urban planning and development. The applications cover a wide range of topics, including regional planning, transportation, public utilities, stormwater and waste management, cultural and resources management, environmental assessment, program evaluation and policy analysis, and education. These methodologies and applications have great potential to assist practicing professionals with new ideas to solve the continually challenging problems in planning and development. The book concludes with some observations on technology and database issues facing the profession.
Yupo Chan, John Talburt, and Terry M. Talley, Editors
Data Engineering: Mining, Information and Intelligence
Data Engineering: Mining, Information, and Intelligence describes applied research aimed at the task of collecting data and distilling useful information from that data. Most of the work presented emanates from research completed through collaborations between Acxiom Corporation and its academic research partners under the aegis of the Acxiom Laboratory for Applied Research (ALAR). Chapters are roughly ordered to follow the logical sequence of the transformation of data from raw input data streams to refined information. Four discrete sections cover Data Integration and Information Quality; Grid Computing; Data Mining; and Visualization. Additionally, there are exercises at the end of each chapter.
The primary audience for this book is the broad base of anyone interested in data engineering, whether from academia, market research firms, or business-intelligence companies. The volume is ideally suited for researchers, practitioners, and postgraduate students alike. With its focus on problems arising from industry rather than a basic research perspective, combined with its intelligent organization, extensive references, and subject and author indices, it can serve the academic, research, and industrial audiences.
Jeanette Clausen, Translator
Chair, Division of International and Second Language Studies
The Life Adventures of Troabora Beatrice
University of Nebraska Press, 2000
Set in the German Democratic Republic of the early 1970s, The Life and Adventures of Trobadora Beatrice—a landmark novel now translated into English for the first time—is a highly entertaining adventure story as well as a feminist critique of GDR socialism, science, history, and aesthetic theory.
In May 1968, after an eight-hundred-year sleep, Beatrice awakens in her Provence château. Looking for work, she makes her way to Paris in the aftermath of the student uprisings, then to the GDR (recommended to her as the “promised land for women”), where she meets Laura Salman, socialist trolley driver, writer, and single mother, who becomes her minstrel and alter ego. Their exploits—Beatrice on a quest to find the unicorn, Laura on maternity leave in Berlin—often require black-magic interventions by the Beautiful Melusine, who is half dragon and half woman.
Creating a montage of genres and text types, including documentary material, poems, fairy tales, interviews, letters, newspaper reports, theoretical texts, excerpts from earlier books of her own, pieces by other writers, and parodies of typical GDR genres, Irmtraud Morgner attempts to write women into history and retell our great myths from a feminist perspective.
Sally Crisp, Sharon Trusty, and Barry M. Corkern
Director, Little Rock Writing Project and Instructor, Rhetoric and Writing Department
Widowed: Beginning Again Personally and Financially
August Home Publishing Company, 1999
Part self-help, part narrative exploration, this book is the result of an unusual collaboration between a widow and her financial planner. When Trusty’s husband died unexpectedly in his forties, she was left to tend the embers of a busy life. Although financially secure, the Trustys had not prepared for sudden death; decisions were thus left in an unfinished state. After two years of grieving and confusion, Trusty found Barry M. Corkern, a certified financial planner. In the first half of the book, Trusty offers a hopeful account of how she learned to deal with grief and financial difficulty after her husband’s death. But Corkern’s advice, found in the latter half of the book, is uneven: although he presents solid information about the financial consultant’s role, it is unclear whether his advice is aimed at widows, married couples, or perspective financial consultants. Other books, clearly aimed at widows and offering valuable financial advice, include Julie A. Calligaro’s The Widow’s Resource (Women’s Source Bks., 1997) and Kerry Hannon’s Suddenly Single: Money Skills for Divorcees and Widows (Wiley, 1998).
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Robert F. Cochran, John M. A. Dipippa, Martha M. Peters
Dean, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law
The Counselor-at-Law: a Collaborative Approach to Client Interviewing and Counseling
Lexis Nexis, 2006
This book takes a collaborative approach to legal interviewing and counseling. It suggests that clients will be best served when lawyers and clients work together to resolve problems. Under a collaborative decision-making model, the client controls most decisions, but the lawyer structures the process and provides advice in a manner that is likely to yield wise decisions. The Counselor-at-Law explores the major approaches to legal interviewing and counseling and outlines the available research on the psychology and the sociology of clients and lawyers. This book explores communication and decision-making theory, memory and recall, power and submission, personality types, and ethics. From this base, the authors construct a model of interviewing and counseling based on the techniques that are effective in real-life encounters. They also include psychological type theory and explain how it can be used to improve a lawyer’s communication, interviewing, and counseling skills.
Linda Dorn, Cathy French, and Tammy Jones
Professor, Department of Teacher Education
Apprenticeship in Literacy: Transitions Across Reading and Writing.
Stenhouse Publishers, 1998
An apprenticeship approach to literacy emphasizes the role of the teacher in providing demonstrations, engaging children, monitoring their understanding, providing timely support and, ultimately, withdrawing that support as the child gains independence. As children become more competent readers and writers, the instructional interactions are adjusted to accommodate their higher-level learning. Drawing from authentic classroom examples—student writing samples, class schedules, photographs, and rich transcriptions of teaching and learning interactions—the authors illustrate instruction that is aimed at children’s learning zones. The authors also cover such practical matters as establishing routines and organizing the classroom environment, including rotation schedules for meeting with small groups of children, lists of materials for establishing literacy corners, and literacy corner activities designed to provide the children with opportunities for independent practice. With Apprenticeship in Literacy you can achieve a balanced literacy program that works for all your students.
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
Shaping Literate Minds: Developing Self-Regulated Learners
Stenhouse Publishers, 2001
In Shaping Literate Minds, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos illustrate how processing theory can be applied to the everyday practices of classroom teaching. An emphasis is placed on the development of self-regulated learners, including the transfer of cognitive strategies across reading and writing contexts. This is a book about problem solving–an internal tool that shapes the cognitive development of young readers and writers. At the same time, it is a book about the role of the teacher and the curriculum in structuring problem-solving opportunities. The authors provide teachers with clear and practical examples for implementing a learning curriculum that is based on Vygotskian theory.
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
Scafffolding Young Writers: A Writers’ Workshop Approach
Stenhouse Publishers, 2001
In Scaffolding Young Writers: A Writers’ Workshop Approach, Linda J. Dorn and Carla Soffos present a clear road map for implementing a writing’ workshop in the primary grades. Adopting an apprenticeship approach, the authors show how explicit teaching, good models, clear demonstrations, established routines, assisted teaching followed by independent practice, and self-regulated learning are all fundamental in establishing a successful writing workshop. There is a detailed chapter on organizing for writing workshop, including materials, components, routines, and procedures. Other chapters provide explicit guidelines for designing productive mini-lessons and student conferences.
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
Teaching for Deep Comprehension: A Reading Workshop Approach
Stenhouse Publishers, 2005
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos describe the process of comprehension as a reflection of the mind—a window into the reader’s thoughts. In Teaching for Deep Comprehension they discuss comprehension from a socio-cognitive perspective — specifically, how teachers can use the social context of reading workshop to promote deep comprehension. They mesh complex theories of comprehension with everyday practical examples in such a way as to help teachers develop a better understanding of what it means to comprehend while reading. The book’s appendix contains a wealth of reproducible materials, including text maps, graphic organizers, book lists, and resource charts. Supporting the text is a DVD containing eighty-five minutes of video from a first-grade reading workshop (shared reading, author studies, share time), an adult book discussion, a fourth-grade reading workshop (mini-lesson and literature discussion groups), and other settings.
Linda Dorn and Carla Soffos
Stenhouse Publishers, 2007
During collaborative conferences, teachers observe a lesson or conference and provide explicit feedback on the teaching and learning interaction. Collaborative conferences use a team approach (with two or more teachers) to support student learning. During the pre-conference, the student’s teacher identifies the instructional goal and asks the observing teachers to notice specific writing behaviors. After the lesson, the teachers engage in purposeful dialogue that aligns with the observation focus.
Gerald Driskill and Angie Brenton
Gerald Driskill, Associate Professor, Speech Communication Department and Angie Brenton, Dean of the College of Professional Studies
Organizational Culture in Action: A Cultural Analysis Workbook
Sage Publications, 2005
This workbook was written to aid students and practitioners in the cultural analysis process. Their students often complained of finding organizational culture material too abstract and “jargon” filled. They often ask the “so what?” question as they searched for implications for their organizations. Gerald Driskill surveyed graduate student alumni concerning the cultural analysis process and they indicated the value and need for a practical treatment of the topic. Angie and Gerald responded to their feedback by developing a book that
- provides guides on identifying, collecting, and then interpreting and applying cultural data.
- includes chapter-by-chapter activities and mini-case studies.
- draws implications of culture for current topics such as ethics and diversity.
- fosters application of analysis to organizational change, making leadership more dynamic through symbolic methods, and making organizations more effective overall.
- develops links between national and corporate culture to aid in application to multinationals.
The workbook, grew from 20 years of combined experience in teaching professionals to use and access organizational culture material and consulting with over 150 organizations, including multinationals.
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As our global awareness of religious diversity has expanded dramatically in recent years, the traditional boundaries of philosophy of religion have begun to broaden. To help foster this trend, Readings in Philosophy of Religion: East Meets West offers an enlightening array of reflection on religious thought. Combining key readings by contemporary philosophers with pivotal historical texts, this broad anthology brings together some of the best work in both Western philosophy of religion and Eastern thought – including selections on Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism.
With a third of the text devoted to non-Western viewpoints, the collection offers a refreshing new perspective on contemporary philosophy of religion. Selections on non-Western religious philosophy have been carefully chosen to supplement or challenge important presuppositions of Western reflection. Readings in Philosophy of Religion is a welcome bridge to an improved understanding of religion and its complex role in the twenty-first century world.
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Michael Flannery, Author
Distinguished Professor of Law
The Prudent Investing of Trusts and Estates
This book seeks to provide historical grounding, analysis, and multiple examples of prudent investing of trusts. Specific topics covered in the materials include a description of the evolution of portfolio management, changes in the concept of loyalty, the utility of exculpatory clauses, the uniqueness of charitable trusts, ERISA standards, social investing, and the statutes promoting compliance with fiduciary responsibility. Prudent Investment of Trusts offers a timely response to the Wall Street Crisis of 2008, the enactment of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, and the federal legislation and the additional federal remedial measures that followed. This book, up to the date of publication, seeks to incorporate all of these challenges and government responses. But as the media preoccupies itself with falling stock prices and the dilemma of foreclosures, there are legal disputes being initiated or contemplated against trustees by private and charitable beneficiaries who have seen assets decrease significantly. This book describes the parameters of legal causes of action when settlors and beneficiaries currently contemplate legal action to rectify the harm that they are experiencing. It also describes and illustrates whether the trustee who manages these affected trusts prudently.
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Jeff Gaffney and Nancy Marley
Jeff Gaffney is the Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Nancy Marley an Instructor in the Department of Chemistry
Urban Aerosols and Their Impacts Lessons Learned from the World Trade Center Tragedy
Oxford University Press, 2005
Urban aerosols have been identified as important species of concern due to their potential health and environmental impacts. This symposium series book will describe the basic chemistry and physics determining the impacts of aerosol species and will highlight the research results from the measurements that were taken following the collapse of the World Trade Center (WTC) on 9/11/01. The WTC tragedy led to the release of millions of pounds of debris aside from the structural steel, part of which was widely dissipated as aerosols and particulates in the debris cloud over lower Manhattan. Additionally, continuing fires under the debris led to the release of fine combustion related aerosols for a considerable time period in this urban environment. Held during the week of the second anniversary of the WTC tragedy in NYC, the symposium book will describe various aspects of the event, aerosol and gas exposures, and the related impacts of these aerosols. The book contributions will highlight efforts work from atmospheric chemists, meteorologists, health workers, and biologists for a timely compilation of what is known and not known about the composition and transport of tropospheric aerosols in urban environs, particularly those from the WTC collapse. Particular interest is in the acute and chronic environmental effects of these aerosols as they impact human health. Chapters included in the book will also address aerosol lifetimes, aerosol transport and removal processes, acute and chronic health effects to fine aerosol and particulate exposures, and the environmental impacts of aerosols.
This book fills a major gap in the scholarly literature concerning international criminal law, comparative criminal law, and human rights law. The principle of legality (non-retroactivity of crimes and punishments and related doctrines) is fundamental to criminal law and human rights law. Yet this is the first book-length study of the status of legality in international law - in international criminal law, international human rights law, and international humanitarian law. This is also the first book to survey legality/non-retroactivity in all national constitutions, developing the patterns of implementation of legality in the various legal systems (e.g., Common Law, Civil Law, Islamic Law, Asian Law) around the world. This is a necessary book for any scholar, practitioner, and library in the area of international, criminal, comparative, human rights, or international humanitarian law.
Susan Goldner and Jessie Burchfield, Authors Professor/Information Systems Librarian, Law Library and Professor/Circulation and Reference Librarian, Law Library
AALL Annual Meetings: an Annotated Index of the Recordings
W.H. Hein, 1989- (updated annually)
Responding to the need for permanent access to the 50+ programs presented at AALL Annual Meetings each year, this publication abstracts the programs and indexes them by subject, speaker, title and sponsoring section. In earlier years, these program proceedings were published in Law Library Journal, but now they are only available in audio format. The index is published in loose-leaf format and updated annually.
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William H. Jacobson
Professor, Couseling, Adult and Rehabilitation Education
The Art and Science of Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Persons with Visual Impairments
AFB Press, 1993
An updated and comprehensive description of the techniques of teaching orientation and mobility, presented along with strategies for sensitive and effective teaching. Such factors as individual needs, environmental features, and ethical issues are also discussed in this important text.
Professor, English Department
Alone With All That Could Happen
Writer’s Digest Books, 2008
A collection of essays on the craft fiction.
Professor, English Department
University of Massachusetts Press, 1996
A collection of short stories, winner of the Association of Writers & Writing Programs Award for Short Fiction.
Professor, English Department
You Are Not Here
Writer’s Digest Books, 2008
A collection of poems, winner of the Fleur-de-Lis Poetry Prize.
Professor, English Department
A Crack in Everything
Haystack Mountain Press, 2009
A monograph on closure in literature and the arts.
Professor, English Department
Cleveland State University Press, 1995
A collection of poems.
Professor, English Department
Crimes of Passion
Story Press, 1984
A collection of short fiction.
Professor, English Department
Strong Measures: Contemporary American Poetry in Traditional Forms
HarperCollins, 1986; Longman, 2004
An anthology of contemporary American poetry.
Professor, English Department
The Best of Crazyhorse: Thirty Years of Poetry and Fiction
University of Arkansas Press, 1990
An anthology of poetry and fiction from a distinguished literary journal.
Professor, English Department
Words Overflown By Stars
Writer’s Digest Books, 2008
A collection of essays on the craft of fiction, poetry, and creative nonfiction.
Steven Jauss, with Ronald M. Green (1st editor) and Aine Donvan, Editors
Assistant Professor, Philosophy & Liberal Studies Department
Oxford University Press, 2008
Until very recently, the field of biomedical ethics has focused almost exclusively on questions that have practical significance mainly for medical care and medical research in resource-rich nations. This volume collects the efforts of more than a dozen leading figures in biomedical ethics (including, for example, Brock, Wikler, Emanuel, John Harris, Ronald M. Green, Baylis, Singer, Meslin, Macklin, van Delden, and Battin) to break away from this traditional emphasis. Among the topics covered are the impact of globalization on the norms of medical ethics, the conduct of international research, the ethics of international collaborations, challenges to medical professionalism in the international setting, and the relation of religion to global bioethics.
How you write - what works for you and what makes sense to you - depends on who you are, your personality, your preferences, your style of thinking and feeling. If you’re extraverted and grounded in your senses, your natural writing style will be far different from the person who tends to be introverted and intuitive. Not only that, how you learn to write will be different as well. Here’s a book that taps into the natural strengths of your personality and helps you use those strengths in your writing. Whether you’re a student, businessperson, or professional writer, this book will help you: engage your natural writing voice; adapt to styles that are less natural; overcome writer’s block; find the right words for communicating effectively, whatever your assignment.
James S. Baumlin, Tita French Baumlin, and George Jensen, Editors
Post-Jungian Criticism: Theory and Practice
Albany: State University of New York U P, 2004
This groundbreaking collection brings the range and diversity of post-Jungian thought into the realm of contemporary literary and cultural criticism. These essays explore, expand, critique, and apply post-Jungian critical theory as they revisit and reread Jung’s own writings from numerous perspectives. No longer treated as a source of clear, unequivocal, authoritative pronouncement, Jung’s writings are themselves subjected to critical, deconstructive readings, and several of the essays confront head-on Jung’s evident racism, antifeminism, anti-Semitism, and political conservatism. While not downplaying such charges, the contributors outline an alternative, post-Jungian theory responsive to contemporary feminist, postcolonial, and poststructural concerns. The result is not just a critical reinterpretation but, more important, a regeneration of Jungian thought.
George Jensen and John DiTeberio
Personality and the Teaching of Composition
Researchers seem to have made little progress toward better understanding the nature and importance of individual differences. The authors present a paradigm to explain such differences so that researchers will be better able to study the wide variety of approaches that students employ. The volume synthesizes and expands the large body of research on individual differences, and shows how personality theory can explain the kinds of individual differences found in writing processes, written products, teaching styles, and other areas. The authors discuss how personality theory can be used to help students develop their writing skills in a process more suited to their personality type, and demonstrate how teachers’ responses to student writing is to some extent a reflection of their personality type.
Arthur Miller: A Bibliographical Checklist
J. Faust, 1976
Jensen’s bibliographical check-list, in form and direction a midpoint between enumerative and descriptive bibliography. Number 1 of the Bibliographical Checklist series by General Editor Joseph Katz. An essential book for the Arthur Miller collector.
Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous: A Rhetorical Analysis
Southern Illinois University Press, 2000
Based on an ethnographic study spanning four years, George H. Jensen’s Storytelling in Alcoholics Anonymous: A Rhetorical Analysis calls upon Bakhtinian theory to analyze storytelling in AA.
Jensen introduces his study with an analysis of “Bill W.’s Story” as it appears in the first chapter of AA’s central text, Alcoholics Anonymous. Drawing on Walter Ong’s work on orality and literacy, he argues that “Bill W.’s Story” as it appears in print cannot fully capture the oral tradition of storytelling as it occurs in AA meetings.
In his first section, Jensen discusses storytelling as practiced by the Washingtonians, a temperance organization much like AA. He also discusses the influence of the Oxford Group’s (an international and interdenominational religious movement seeking to recapture the enthusiasm and dedication of first-century Christianity) spiritual program to the development of AA’s Twelve Steps. The remainder of the first section serves as an introduction of the culture of AA to outsiders.
In the second section, Jensen covers Bakhtin’s theory of the relationship between the author and the hero of a text, using Lillian Roth’s autobiographies as counterexamples of AA talks. He devotes an entire chapter in this section to explaining how AA meetings provide an example of what Bakhtin meant by carnival, a process through which humor, irony, and parody supply a mechanism for questioning commonly held beliefs. He shows how newcomers to AA move away from their egocentric personae as practicing alcoholics to adopt a new identity within AA. Drawing further on Bakhtin, he examines the autobiographical moments of AA talks, stressing that these moments never become fully autobiographical. AA talks, Jensen argues, are fragmented, yet achieve coherence through the interweaving of two important chronotopes. Finally, using Bakhtin’s discussion of heroes in autobiography, Jensen discusses the kinds of heroes one typically finds in AA talks.
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Thomas E. Kaiser, Peter R. Campbell, and Marisa Linton, Editors
Professor, Department of History
Conspiracy in the French Revolution
Manchester University Press, 2007
In this collection of essays, nine experts on the French Revolution explain why conspiracy belef was central to the politics of this period. Far from indicating aberrant or “primitive” thinking, argue the contributors, conspiratorial belief and organizaition were endemic to eighteenth-century politics and played a critical role in the emergence of liberty and democracy as political ideals in a French context.
John A. Kirk
Donaghey Professor of History
Redefining the Color Line: Black Activism in Little Rock, Arkansas, 1940-1970
University Press of Florida
Abstract or Summary: One of the most significant events in the struggle for black civil rights in America was the integration in 1957 of Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas. In 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregation was unconstitutional. The South’s campaign of massive resistance against this ruling culminated in a showdown at Little Rock’s Central High School, where President Dwight Eisenhower sent federal troops to protect nine black students as they entered the school. Although numerous studies have analyzed the Little Rock school crisis from a variety of perspectives, one striking omission in existing accounts is the role played by local black activists who were at the very center of events. This is the first book to contextualize the events in Little Rock within the unfolding struggle for black rights at local, state, regional, and national levels between 1940 and 1970.
Combining the latest insights from King biographies and movement histories, this book provides an up-to-date analysis of the relationship between the “man and the movement.” No one book offers such a succinct yet critically engaged analysis of King and his relationship to the rest of the civil rights movement. Most studies offer straightforward biographies of King or histories of the movement: this book is distinctive in placing King’s leadership within the wider scholarship. As well as a reliable biography, it also offers a synthesis and assessment of both scholarly and popular literature on King and the civil rights movement.
Combining the latest scholarship with John Kirk’s informed commentary, this sourcebook throws a powerful light on the civil rights movement and its most influential leader. Debates that until now have been carried out across a range of books and journals are here brought together for the first time in a clear, helpful volume which introduces readers to key topics, debates and scholars in the field. Essential reading for all those with an interest in the man and the movement.
Based on extensive archival work, private paper collections, and oral history, this book includes eight of John Kirk’s essays, two of which have never been published before. Together, these essays locate the dramatic events of the crisis within the larger story of the African American struggle for freedom and equality in Arkansas, in the South, and in the nation.
John A. Kirk
An Epitaph for Little Rock: A Fiftieth Anniversary Retrospective on the Central High Crisis
University of Arkansas Press, 2008
This collection of essays mines the Arkansas Historical Quarterly from the 1960s to the present to form a body of work that represents some of the finest scholarship on the crisis, from distinguished southern historians Numan V. Bartley, Neil R. McMillen, Tony A. Freyer, Roy Reed, David L. Chappell, Lorraine Gates Schuyler, John A. Kirk, Azza Salama Layton, and Ben F. Johnson, III. A comprehensive array of topics are explored, including the state, regional, national, and international dimensions of the crisis as well as local white and black responses to events, gender issues, politics, and law. Introduced with an informative historiographical essay from Kirk, An Epitaph for Little Rock is essential reading on this defining moment in America’s civil rights struggle.
Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Department
Searching for Latini
Parlor Press, 2006
In Searching for Latini, Michael Kleine recounts the quest of a rhetorician and writing teacher to discover and celebrate the significance of a thirteenth-century rhetorician who has been excluded from American versions of rhetorical history—Brunetto Latini, the teacher of Dante. Kleine argues that Latini should be rescued from obscurity, not only because of the literary status of his student but also because of Latini’s promotion of Ciceronian rhetoric during the dawn of the Renaissance and the relevance of his work to contemporary teachers of writing. Kleine writes of his pilgrimage reflectively and poignantly. His search reminds us all that, in rescuing others from obscurity, we might even rescue ourselves.
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Nancy E. Landrum and Sandra Edwards
Associate Professor, Management Department
Sustainable Business: An Executive’s Primer
Business Expert Press, 2009
Sustainable (and green) business seems to have become mainstream practically overnight. This growth in interest in sustainable business practices stems from changing societal expectations and a growing awareness that sustainability creates a win-win situation for the business and humanity alike. Sustainable Business: An Executive’s Primer is a brief introduction to sustainability as it applies to business. This book will offer an overview of how sustainability is applied throughout the organization. We offer chapters organized by familiar departments or functions of the business and cover the applications and terminology of sustainability throughout each area. Whether you are an executive, an entrepreneur, an employee, or a business student, this book will help you understand the big picture of what it means to be a sustainable business and will give you the information you need to begin your journey toward sustainability.
Barb L’Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo, Editors
Associate Professor, Rhetoric and Writing Department
Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline
Parlor Press, 2004
Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration: Individuals, Communities, and the Formation of a Discipline collects essays that shine new light on the early history of writing program administration. Broad in scope, the book illuminates the development of the profession in the narratives of the individuals who helped form the discipline prior to the emergence of the Council of Writing Program Administrators in 1976, including those narratives of Gertrude Buck and Laura J. Wylie, Edwin Hopkins, Regina Crandall, Rose Colby, George Jardine, Clara Stevens, Stith Thompson, and George Wykoff. Drawing from deep archival work, these narratives offer rare glimpses into writing program administration and the development of composition as a college requirement.
In addition to eleven chapters from contributors, Historical Studies of Writing Program Administration includes a preface by Edward M. White, a concluding essay by Jeanne Gunner, interviews with Erika Lindemann and Kenneth Bruffee, and a detailed introduction by the editors, Barbara L’Eplattenier and Lisa Mastrangelo.
“It is a marvelous, ground-breaking book . . . an important contribution to an important field. Everyone interested in composition and rhetoric will read and cite this book. It is quite alone in its focus on the pre-history of the WPA function.” — Edward M. White
Johanna Miller Lewis
Professor and Coordinator, Public History Graduate Program
Artisans in the North Carolina Backcountry
Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 1995
As Johanna Miller Lewis shows in this pivotal study of colonial history and material culture, the growing population of Rowan County required not only blacksmiths, saddlers, and tanners but also a great variety of skilled craftsmen to help raise the standard of living. Rowan County’s rapid expansion was in part the result of the planned settlements of the Moravian Church. Because the Moravians maintained careful records, historians have previously credited church artisans with greater skill and more economic awareness than non-church craftsmen. Through meticulous attention to court and private records, deeds, wills, and other sources, Lewis reveals the Moravian failure to keep up with the pace of development occurring elsewhere in the country. Challenging the traditional belief that southern backcountry life was primitive, Lewis shows that many artisans held public office and wielded power in the public sphere. She also examines women weavings and spinsters as an integral part of the population. All artisans—Moravian and non-Moravian, male and female—helped the local market economy expand to include coastal and trans-Atlantic trade. Lewis’s book contributes meaningfully to the debate over self-sufficiency and capitalism in rural America.
“A shrewd and insightful book that overturns previous misconceptions about the absence of artisans in the backcountry, settlers ’self-sufficiency,’ and the growth of capitalism in agrarian America.”—Jeffrey J. Crow
“Breaks new ground on several scores.”—Journal of American History
“Miller’s book provides fresh insight into the workings of consumer culture and the market economy in a region of colonial America we are beginning to understand better.”—Arkansas Historical Quarterly
“Lewis has broadened our perception of backcountry life by providing a great deal of useful information on a previously neglected topic.”—Journal of Appalachian Studies
“Weds several themes in the historiography of colonial America by examining artisans on the colonial North Carolina frontier and by infusing these men and women into the emerging frontier market to investigate self-sufficiency and capitalism in rural America.”—Labor History
Daniel F. Littlefield and James W. Parins
Director, Sequoyah National Research Center, Professor of English
Encyclopedia of Indian Removal, 1830-1860
Greenwood Press, 2010
The Indian Removal Act of 1830 provided for the forced removal of Native peoples from the eastern United States to west of the Mississippi River. This vast upheaval of human beings and their cultures was carried out over a period of years and involved great suffering and loss of life. This encyclopedia reflects the latest research into this process attempts to put to rest many mistaken ideas that have germinated over the years.
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Associate Professor, History Department
Precarious Childhood in Post Independence Ireland
Manchester University Press, 2009
This fascinating study reveals the desperate plight of the poor, neglected, illegitimate, and abused children in an Irish society that claimed to “cherish” and hold them sacred, but in fact marginalized and ignored them. This is the first book to examine the history of childhood in post-independence Ireland, and it breaks new ground in examining the role of the state in caring for its most vulnerable citizens. This book will be important for those interested in the history of family and childhood, and twentieth century Irish social history. In foregrounding policy and practise as it related to poor, illegitimate, and abused children this book gives voice to historical actors who formed a significant proportion of the Irish population but who have been ignored and marginalized in the historical record. More importantly, this book uses the experiences of those children as lenses through which to re-evaluate Catholic influence in post-independence Irish society. The historiography on church and state in modern Ireland tends to emphasise the formal means through which the church sought to ensure that Irish social policy was infused with Catholic principles. While it is almost cliché to suggest that the Catholic Church exerted influence over many aspects of Irish life, there have been few attempts to examine what this meant in practical terms. This book is an essential and timely work, offering a different interpretation of the relationship between and among the Catholic Church, the political establishment, and Irish people.
Kristin Dutcher Mann
Professor, History Department
The Power of Song: Music and Dance in the Mission Communities of Northern New Spain, 1590-1810
Stanford University Press, 2010
The Power of Song explores the music and dance of Franciscan and Jesuit mission communities throughout the entire northern frontier of New Spain. Its purpose is to examine the roles music played: in teaching, evangelization, celebration, and the formation of group identities. There is no other work which looks comprehensively at the music of this region and time period, or which utilizes music as a way to study the cultural interactions between Indians and missionaries.
Professor, Art Department
A Visual Guide to Classical Art Theory for Drawing and Painting Students
Parkhurst Brothers Publishers Inc., 2009
Copy taken from back cover: A Visual Guide to Classical Art Theory for Drawing and Painting Students explains the complexities of perspective, color theory, and light and shade, and will enable the artist to create the illusions of volume and depth on a two-dimensional surface. “As an art student,” says author Eric Mantle, “I was always frustrated by instructional books that introduced visual concepts primarily as verbal descriptions accompanied by unclear diagrams. I have written (drawn) a book that explains visual art principles in a primarily visual manner with a minimal amount of copy.” The book is divided into four sections: linear perspective, color theory, light and shade, and atmospheric perspective. Professor Mantle has taught at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock since 1978 where he has created and developed 15 art courses and taught a total of 36 different art courses.
Graduate Coordinator, Division of International and Second Language Studies
Para Empezar (For Starters) is an exciting new first year Spanish program which consists of two companion volumes. The main text, Interacciones (Interactions), contains all the material and activities to be done in class. It is filled with very lively but very focused activities, with basic grammar concepts and with colorful cultural information. The companion text, Exploraciones (Explorations), can also be used in class, if time permits, or be assigned to students to complete for homework. Exploraciones expands on the material presented in Interacciones and contains detailed grammar explanations and grammar practice along with reading, writing, and listening exercises. Para Empezar has a greatly reduced grammar syllabus from most other introductory Spanish texts, to the benefit of both student and instructor. With Para Empezar, instructors can easily complete the text in one year and students can truly master the most important basic grammar structures, giving them a stronger foundation for upper level courses. Para Empezar provides students with unique cultural coverage as well, as the text tells the story of a trip through Mexico. Additional cultural material includes Faceta cultural (Cultural Facet) sections to provide general cultural information, Otros mundos (Other Worlds) sections which look at specific countries in the Hispanic world, and a brand new video which is tied to the text.
Carl H. Moneyhon
Professor, History Department
Republicanism in Reconstruction Texas
Austin: University of Texas Press, 1980
The years following the Civil War in Texas brought turmoil, economic hardship, freedom for former slaves, Reconstruction policies, and Republican party rule. For better or worse, depending on one’s perspective, the world had turned upside down. This classic study of post-Civil War Texas gives a thorough account of the rise and functioning of the Republican party until its defeat by resurgent Democrats in 1874. This monograph will long be accepted as the definitive study of the early history of the Republican party in Texas. – Journal of American History
Arkansas has traditionally been overlooked by historians of the South, but Carl H. Moneyhon brings the state to the fore in this study. Examining the social history of Arkansas and focusing on changes brought by the Civil War’s devastation and political aftermath, Moneyhon presents a highly readable history of this turbulent time. Contributing to the historical debate over continuity and change in the Old South and New South, Moneyhon persuasively argues in favor of continuity. In the years after Reconstruction, the antebellum elite ruled a society that resisted modernization. As a result, the lives of most Arkansans in 1900 were not greatly different from what they had been half a century before - the state was overwhelmingly rural and beset by poverty, racism, poor education, and economic backwardness. The most profound effects of war, Moneyhon explains, were on white yeoman farmers and the lower classes, both black and white. The l arge landowners, with their political connections, felt the war much less than the working class. Their survival led to the most important aspect of post-Civil War society in Arkansas: the elite maintained or soon regained their positions of power, thus preserving the status quo. Divided into three parts, this work first treats Arkansas in the decade before the war, with comprehensive chapters on the economy, white society, slavery, and the political system. The second part deals with the war years, with one chapter focusing on the areas that remained under Confederate control and another on areas in which military operations occurred; two other chapters describe the emancipation of the slaves and efforts during the war to institute a Unionist government. The third section is a masterly examination of the politics of Reconstruction and Redemption in Arkansas, the state’s postwar economy, and the experience of the former slaves. Prodigiously researched and gracefully written, The Impact of the Civil War and Reconstruction on Arkansas. “This is a nicely nuanced argument that deserves to be tested elsewhere, and in the meantime, makes The Impact of the Civil War important reading for all specialists in the nineteenth- century South.” – Journal of Southern History “. . . a major contribution to nineteenth century historiography.” – American Historical Review
In Arkansas and the New South Carl Moneyhon examines the struggle of Arkansas’s people to enter the economic and social mainstreams of the nation in the years from the end of Reconstruction to the beginning of the Great Depression. Economic changes brought about by development of the timber industry, exploitation of the rich coal fields in the western part of the state, discovery of petroleum, and building of manufacturing industries transformed social institutions and fostered a demographic shift from rural to urban settings. Arkansans were notably successful in bringing the New South to their state, relying on individual enterprise and activist government as they integrated more fully into the national economy and society. But by 1929 persistent problems in the still dominant agricultural sector, the onset of the depression, and heightening social tensions arrested progress and dealt the state a major economic setback that would o nly be overcome in the years following World War II. “Moneyhon, like Woodward, opens new vistas for the study of regionalism in the half-century after Reconstruction.” – Arkansas Historical Quarterly
At the end of the Civil War Texans existed in a world with an uncertain future. The south—and especially Texas, which had escaped the military ravages of war—stood poised on the brink of a new social, economic, and political order. Congressional Reconstruction, the Freedmen’s Bureau, the U. S. Army, and a Republican state administration all presaged change. Nonetheless, Texas in 1874 more closely resembled the Texas of 1861 than anyone might have predicted at war’s end. Reconstruction had remade little. Texas after the Civil War reconsiders the reasons Reconstruction failed to live up to its promise. Moneyhon shows that the period was not one of corruption and irresponsible government, as earlier studies have argued, was the Republican regime of Edmund J. Davis devoid of accomplishments. Rather, the fact that the Civil War had shaken but not destroyed the antebellum community made the resistance to change in government and soc iety even greater than elsewhere in the South. This book will stand as the definitive synthesis and interpretation of Reconstruction in Texas for years to come. “This is a splendid volume that should be the first work individuals consult when trying to understand Reconstruction in Texas.” Western Historical Quarterly
This is the first biography of Edmund J. Davis, a controversial figure in Texas history. Davis was a Unionist in Texas before and during the Civil War. He fought on the side of the Union and after the war dedicated his life to eradicating the influence of Secessionists in Texas politics. Elected governor of Texas during the Reconstruction period, Davis avidly supported the political rights of African Americans and advocated equal opportunities in education for all citizens. When the Democratic Party regained power, Davis’s reputation in Texas grew tarnished, but now we can finally understand his rightful place in Texas history.
The American Civil War presented the first major opportunity to photograph fighting men and the places where they fought, and so to create an extensive visual record of war. However, most research into these photographic records have focused on the eastern fronts and treated the images only as illustrations for traditional narratives. In Portraits of Conflict, what Matthew Brady called the “eye of history” moves west to Arkansas to leave us one state’s family album of the war years. With over two hundred photographs and related documents the authors make indelibly real the physical and spiritual suffering of the ordinary soldier and his love for his country and its land. Portraits of Conflict is a marvelous window into the past, possibly the most interesting informative book published to date on Arkansas history. – Arkansas Historical Quarterly
Centering on the common soldier, this photojournalistic album tells the stories of individuals–their heroics, fear, boredom–with some 250 photographs, five maps, and related documents. It also documents, by-the-by, the rise of field photography. “A large and highly detailed picture of the Civil War and its impact on the men and women of Louisiana.”—Journal of Southern History
Texans fought in every theater of the Civil War, from Gettysburg to Shiloh to Pea Ridge and Glorieta Pass, and also helped prevent Federal invasion of their home state. The Civil War presented the first major opportunity for Americans to photograph these fighting men and the places they battled and to create an extensive visual record of war. By carefully matching available written sources to the 250 photographs, the authors have created a unique opportunity for the reader to see the war on a very human scale. Centering on the common soldier, Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Texas in the Civil War, tells the stories of the actual people, rich and poor, whose lives were changed forever by the nation’s great drama. “The valuable volume of time-frozen portraits expands our emotional understanding of Texas in the Civil War era.” – Journal of Southern History
Centering on the common soldier, Portraits of Conflict: A Photographic History of Mississippi in the Civil War, the third volume in the University of Arkansas press’s award-wining series, tells the stories of the individuals—the heroism and the fear, the boredom and the misery. With over 280 photographs, six maps, and related documents, Roberts and Moneyhon depict the physical and spiritual suffering of the ordinary recruit in his fight for his country and his land. By carefully matching available written sources to photographs, Roberts and Moneyhon have provided a unique opportunity for the reader to see the war on a human scale that may always elude conventional narratives.
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Philip D. Oliver
Bryon M. Eiseman Distinguished Professor of Tax Law, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law
Tax Policy: Readings and Materials
Foundation Press (2nd ed 2004) [first ed 1996]
Textbook for study of policy aspects of tax law. Covers aspects of federal income taxation of individuals, including implementation of fiscal policy, tax accounting, progressive tax rates, and problems concerning the tax as applied to families as distinct from individuals; proposals to enact a consumption tax in place of, or in addition to, the income tax; estate and gift tax and other aspects of tax law as applied to death; various aspects of tax law implementing non-tax goals; business and investment tax issues; and issues relating to political enactment of tax law. 1145 pages divided into seventeen chapters. Teachers manual.
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Richard J. Peltz and Marshall S. Shapo
Associate Professor, William H. Bowen School of Law
Tort and Injury Law
Carolina Academic Press, 2006
The third edition of Tort and Injury Law is a casebook in Tort law featuring provocative problems and pithy topic outlines. The cases, selected for intrinsic interest and teachability, are interspersed with materials on law and economics, behavioral data, and legal philosophy. The text employ motifs that introduce basic techniques of judicial analysis and modes of judicial administration. After building a backbone for the book out of fundamental concepts pivotal to the beginning lawyer, the authors weave threads of law and economics, moral philosophy, and feminist jurisprudence around that spine. The casebook is accompanied by a comprehensive teacher’s manual with exam problems and up-to-date references for case law, scholarly articles, and the Third Restatement of Torts.
John J. Watkins and Richard J. Peltz
The Arkansas Freedom of Information Act
M&M Press, 2004
This treatise is a comprehensive guide to the Arkansas FOIA, including information on access to records, open meetings, enforcement, and the use of FOI requests in discovery. The book cites and discusses all cases and hundreds of attorney general opinions. Where Arkansas law is silent, the authors discuss relevant examples from other jurisdictions and from federal law. A chapter is devoted to special problems of electronic record access. The appendices include sample pleadings and forms.
Professor and Chair, English Department
The Companion to Little Dorrit
Helm Information, Ltd., 2003
The Companion to ‘Little Dorrit’ provides the most extensive information yet available on the political, cultural, and personal backgrounds of a novel that today is considered a central text of Dickens’s ‘dark’ period, and a major work of nineteenth-century literature. The Companion emphasizes the importance of the Crimean War through both the complex political rhetorical surrounding the Circumlocution Office, and Dickens’s depiction of Daniel Doyce, as well as through many other textual details. The Companion also makes important distinctions between administrative reform and civil service reform, and points to differences between boards of inquiry, committees and reports that conventional wisdom has frequently confused. Of special interest are the notes on the political figures of the day—Lord Palmerston, Lord Aberdeen, Sir Charles Treveylan and Austen Henry Layard, among many others—and on the debates in the House o f Commons that were reported by The Times and that eventually found expression in Little Dorrit.
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Margaret E. Scranton
Professor, Political Science
The Noriega Years: US-Panamanian Relations, 1981-1990
Lynne Reinner, 1991
In December 1989, the United States launched an invasion of Panama designed to decapitate the Panama Defense Force (PDF), install a civilian government, and apprehend General Manuel Noriega. A masterful bargainer, Noriega had managed to endure and outwit each attempt, short of the use of military force, that the US had made to remove him from power. Once the bedrock of his power base, the PDF, was immobilized by the invasion, he turned himself in and began a new power game, this time in the US federal courts. Against this backdrop, the author analyzes the evolution of US-Panamanian relations during the past decade in terms of international dynamics, developments within Panama, and decision-making players and processes. She explains why the US for so long adopted a “live and let live” policy toward Panama - why it overlooked increasing military repression and corruption, electoral fraud, and a thriving international narcotics network - and also explores the development of a viable opposition movement in Panama, its strategies and objectives, and the 1989 election that it “won” but could not parley into victory. She addresses the reasons for the repeated failure of US attempts to remove Noriega from power, as well as the changes that led finally to a decision in Washington to place the military option on the table. The book closes with a look at prospects for US-Panamanian relations in the coming years.
History, Prophecy, and the Stars tells the story of the medieval French cardinal and theologian Pierre d’Ailly’s obsession with astrology. D’Ailly’s writings on the stars, the focus of the book, illustrate the complex relationships among astrology, science, and Christian thinking in the later Middle Ages and had a major impact on Christopher Columbus. For d’Ailly, astrology’s appeal was as a scientific means to interpret history and prophecy, and not as a magical way to forecast and manipulate one’s own fate. The French cardinal’s most intriguing prediction was for the advent of Antichrist in 1789, one that stemmed from his deep concern over the Great Schism (1378-1414). Smoller contends that the division in the church led d’Ailly to fear the imminence of the apocalypse, and that he eventually turned to astrology to quell his apocalyptic fears, thereby gaining confidence that a church council could heal the Schism. In elucidating the place of astrology in medieval society, this book also affords a personal glimpse of a man facing a profound personal, political, and religious crisis.
This casebook addresses a broad range of realistic management situations and problems encountered in nonprofit organizations. In addition to a collection of lively and challenging cases, it includes a substantial introduction on using cases in the classroom, plus exercises and questions that help students delineate some of the unique issues facing nonprofit managers today.
Jerry Stevenson, Robert T. Golembiewski, and Robert F. Muzenrider
Stress in Organizations
Greenwood Publishing Group, 1985
Stress in Organizations represents evidence that burn-out is epidemic in all organizations, not just people-oriented ones, and simple solutions, such as stress management workshops, aren’t always the answer. The book develops a model of burn-out based upon extensive research and organizational case studies. In addition to identifying the phases of burn-out, personality, and organizational factors in its development, the authors suggest treatment and policy implications. Human resources managers, in fact managers at all levels, will find the book useful and eye-opening.
Jerry Stevenson, Robert T. Golembiewski, and Robert F. Muzenrider
Cases in Public Management
Thomson Custom Publishing, 2004
This casebook covers a broad range of situations that managers are likely to encounter in public settings. The cases are fully detailed, based on real events, and edited for instructional purposes. They are applicable in introductory public administration courses as well as courses in organizational behavior, human resources, and public personnel management. A substantial introduction explains how to use the cases in the classroom.
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian, Editor
Director, William G. Cooper, Jr., Honors Program in English and Professor, Department of English
The Journal and Occasional Writings of Sarah Wister
Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1987
Edition of the Civil War journal and other occasional writings (including a devotional journal, poetry, and correspondence) of an eighteenth-century Quaker woman writer, Sarah Wister, who lived in Philadelphia.
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, Editor
Early American Literature and Culture: Essays Honoring Harrison T. Meserole
University of Delaware Press, 1992
Essay collection on topics in early American literature and culture by ex-students of bibliographer and early American scholar Harrison T. Meserole. Early American authors covered include Jonathan Edwards, Sarah Knight, John Smith, Mercy Warren, and Benjamin Franklin.
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola and James A. Levernier
The Indian Captivity Narrative, 1550-1900
One of the earliest comprehensive critical monographs on the history and evolution of the Indian captivity narrative. The book pays particular attention to expanding the genre’s canon, chronology, and complexity and examining its mythology, its representation of Native Americans, its role in early American women’s literary history, and its cultural work in American society from earliest times to the present.
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola
Professor, English Department
The War in Words: Reading the Dakota Conflict through the Captivity Literature
University of Nebraska Press, 2009
The War in Words is the first book to study the captivity and confinement narratives generated by a single American war as it traces the development and variety of the captivity narrative genre. Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola examines the complex 1862 Dakota Conflict (also called the Dakota War) by focussing on twenty-four of the dozens of narratives that European Americans and Native Americans wrote about it. This six-week war was the deadliest confrontation between whites and Dakotas in Minnesota’s history. Conducted at the same time as the Civil War, it is sometimes called Minnesota’s Civil War because it was–and continues to be–so divisive. In 2010, the University of Nebraska Press nominated this book for five awards: the Jacques Barzun Prize (American Philosophical Society), the John Hope Franklin Prize (American Studies Association), the Christian Gauss Award (Phi Beta Kappa), the Chicago Folklore Prize (American Folklore Society), and the Thomas J. Lyon Book Award in Western American Literary Studies. Results will be announced later in 2010.
Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola, Editor
Women’s Indian Captivity Narratives
Penguin Group, 1998
Enthralling generations of readers, the narrative of capture by Native Americans is arguably the first American literary form dominated by women’s experiences. Many such captivity narratives were fact-based but often transformed by authors or editors into spellbinding adventure stories, sentimental tales, spiritual autobiographies, or anti-Indian propaganda. For this pioneering collection, Kathryn Zabelle Derounian-Stodola has selected ten complete narratives that span two hundred years (1682-1892) and show literary as well as geographical diversity. From Mary Rowlandson’s famous account and Hannah Dustan’s infamous escape (after she scalped her captors), to Sarah Wakefield’s passionate critique of white society and Mary Jemison’s permanent transculturation to Indian life, a variety of experiences is represented here. Derounian-Stodola’s fascinating introduction to the history and influence of the genre shows it to be a foundation text of American culture with enduring popular appeal.
W. Newton Suter
Professor, Department of Educational Leadership
Introduction to Educational Research: A Critical Thinking Approach
Sage Publications, 2006
Students using this book will learn to think like researchers and understand why research is important to their classroom. Includes Instructor’s Resource CD and Web-based Student Study Site.
W. Newton Suter
Primer of Educational Research
Allyn and Bacon, 1998
It is essential for new teachers need to be able to understand and evaluate the published research in their field. This book lessens the anxiety around understanding educational research from a new-teacher perspective. Numerous interesting and detailed examples offer clear explanations of confusing topics.
W. Newton Suter and Henry Clay Lindgren
Experimentation in Psychology: A Guided Tour
Allyn and Bacon, 1989
The ultimate goal of this student-oriented book is to involve students in their own research as undergraduates. Learning about proper research methodology and how to read original research is one huge step in that direction.
Henry Clay Lindgren and W. Newton Suter
Educational Psychology in the Classroom
A text full of practical wisdom, well-chosen examples, analyses, comments, and anecdotes that capture the essence of what it takes to be an effective teacher in today’s classrooms.
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In discussion-style format, this work locates and annotates according to the variety of scholarship employed critical studies of Nathanael West’s fiction.
H. E. Bates
Twayne Publishers, 1983
This work is a critical study of the British writer H. E. Bates’ writing career, focusing especially on his short stories and novels.
The English Short Story, 1945-1980: A Critical History
Twayne Publishers, 1985
This work, edited and with an introduction by Vannatta, contains a series of long essays addressing the development of the English short story in the post-World war II years.
Tennessee Williams: A Study of the Short Fiction
Twayne Publishers, 1988
Although often ignored by critics and the reading public, Tennessee Williams’ short fiction is a fine accomplishment and by themselves would be enough to make him an important literary figure. This study explores Williams’ development as a short-fiction writer from his earliest days through his maturity.
This Time, This Place: Stories
White Pine Press, 1991
Vannatta’s first short fiction collection, this book presents a potpourri of styles and subjects.
Prayers for the Dead: Stories
White Pine Press, 1994
Vannatta’s second collection of stories all concern a fictional area in the Missouri Ozarks, “Sunday’s Hollow.” The story of the Workman family comes to life in ten interlocking stories covering three generations.
“The clarity and purity of Dennis Vannatta’s Prayers for the Dead stems from his deep awareness that local history is always the secret history - and perhaps most telling portrait - of any era. In creating Sunday’s Hollow, Missouri, he aligns himself with the great tradition of rich fictional microcosms, with Winesburg, Spoon River, and Yoknapatawpha, and Vannatta serves his legendary forebears with distinction.”- David Wojahn
Lives of the Artists
Livingston Press, 2003
Vannatta’s third collection of short stories are all inspired by and in some way address works of art, from cave drawings to modern abstract impressionism. Throughout this collection, Dennis Vannatta combines artwork and storytelling to distill them into a core matter—the human comedy. He also peppers in his authorial persona by inserting anachronistic forays into the Vietnam War, thus pushing storytelling’s envelope a step further. His stories run from the first cave artist and cave storyteller (who must tell a captivating tale or be killed by hunters), through a modern aluminum siding salesman whose amorous obsession for an art historian traps him on an academic panel discussing the Mona Lisa. This salesman must also weave a story before the panel of strangers or lose—not his life certainly, but all self-respect. Both caveman and salesman inject emotion into their stories, to find redemption. Just so, Vannatta’s authorial persona injects Vietnam throughout the collection as if to say that story-telling can heal even the grossest of wounds: war.
The Care and Feeding of the True Duffer: A Guide to Golf in the Real World
Old Sport Publishing, 2006
Every golfer’s bookshelf contains at least one—and usually many more—of the countless instructional tomes that have been published about the game. Additional instructional material, including more tips than most waiters realize in a fortnight, are available in magazines. Tens of thousands of professionals are ready and willing to teach the game. All of those instructional materials, however, share two common elements that The Care and Feeding of the True Duffer: A Guide to Golf in the Real World does not. First, they are written by those who play or teach the game for a living. Second, they are not packed with uproariously hilarious anecdotes with which duffers readily can identify, which The Care and Feeding of the True Duffer most decidedly is. Here Vannatta offers a light-hearted guide to golf for those who most need it: the “true duffer.”
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Susanne M. Wagner
Assistant Professor of German Studies, Department of International & Second Language Studies
Bühne frei für die Verschwörer: Der 20. Juli 1944 im deutschen Drama
VDM Verlag, 2010
Die Untersuchung widmet sich der Darstellung der Ereignisse des 20. Juli 1944 im deutschen Drama. Bei der Analyse von Karl Michels “Stauffenberg”, Walter Erich Schäfers “Die Verschwörung”, Walter Löwens “Stauffenberg. Tragödie”, Peter Lotars “Das Bild des Menschen”, Wolfgang Graetz’ “Die Verschwörer”, Hans Hellmut Kirsts “Aufstand der Offiziere” und Günther Weisenborns “Walküre -44″ wird Wert auf die Repräsentation des historischen Stoffes im dramatischen Text und dessen Rezeption gelegt. Die Autorin stellt diverse Stufen und Methoden der Bearbeitung, Darbietung und Manipulation historischer Ereignisse in literarisch-szenischer Form gegenüber. Gleichzeitig werden die Juli-Dramen in den Kontext des Geschichtsdramas eingeordnet. Das verbindende Element zwischen dem klassischen historischen Drama und den behandelten Doku-Dramen ist die historische Thematik, die durch das Spiel mit der Weltgeschichte charakterisiert ist. Die sieb en Dramen, aus deren Rezeption sich gesellschaftspolitische Entwicklungen der frühen Nachkriegszeit erkennen lassen, werden im sozio-politischen und historischen Kontext als Beitrag zur kulturellen Erinnerung an den deutschen Widerstand gegen Hitler diskutiert.
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R. Paul YoderAssociate Professor, Department of English
The Narrative Structure of William Blake’s Poem Jerusalem: A Revisionist InterpretationEdwin Mellen Press, 2010
This book argues that William Blake’s last major poem, Jerusalem, possesses a narrative structure. This argument runs contrary to the critical consensus that sees the poem as possessing a “synchronic” structure in which the events of the poem all occur simultaneously rather than sequentially. After tracing the development of the synchronic approach, the book addresses the arguments of Morton Paley and Vincent de Luca that provide the most important foundation of the synchronic readings. The study then offers one possible outline for a narrative reading of the poem, together with a narrative explanation for the poem’s most vexing structural problem – the two versions of Chapter 2. Having shown the possibility and value of a narrative reading, the study examines Blake’s “rhetoric of discontinuity,” the particular techniques Blake uses to obscure the narrative in ways that force the reader to confront issues of charac ter, identity, setting and continuity. Finally, the book argues that the issues that drive the narrative’s conflict are in fact the same issues that divide the synchronic reading from the narrative reading, and that Blake was made acutely aware of these issues by his experience of patronage under William Hayley during his three-year stay in Felpham.
Like other books in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series, this one is divided into two parts. The first part, “Materials,” features a survey of useful reference materials as well as recommendations on available editions and anthologies. The essays in the second part, “Approaches,” discuss Pope’s wit and use of satire, his debt to Horace, and his relationship with the Scriblerians; present Pope’s poetry alongside verse and parodies by his contemporaries; and share strategies for teaching individual poems in a variety of courses. Several essays discuss Pope’s influence on the English Romantics, especially Byron and Wordsworth.
R. Paul Yoder and Wallace Jackson, Editors
Associate Professor, English Department
Critical Essays on Alexander Pope# Publisher and Date: G. K. Hall, 1993
This book comprises a collection of previously published essays and excerpts on Alexander Pope. The first section is a “Cento of Excerpts,” a selection of relatively brief excerpts arranged to create a sort of extended essay on the state of Pope studies. The second section includes 7 essays (or substantial excerpts) on Pope’s historical, political, artistic and philosophical contexts.
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Dale E. Zacher
Assistant Professor, School of Mass Communication
The Scripps Newspapers Go to War, 1914-1918
University of Illinois Press, 2008
In an age before radio and television, E. W. Scripps’s twenty-one newspapers, major newswire service, and prominent news syndication service composed the first truly national media organization in the United States. In The Scripps Newspapers Go to War, Dale Zacher details the scope, organization, and character of the Scripps empire during World War I and reveals how the pressures of the market, government censorship, propaganda, and progressivism transformed its news coverage. This book presents the first systematic examination of a major newspaper operation during World War I and examines the Scripps chain’s struggles with competition, patriotic pressure, family quarrels, and internal editorial dissent. The book also considers the newspapers’ relationship with President Woodrow Wilson, American neutrality, the move to join the war, and fallout from disillusionment during the war. Ultimately, Zacher shows how the progressive spirit and political independence at the Scripps newspapers came under attack and was changed during the era.
Dan Boone, Stephen McFarlane, Shelley Von Berg and Richard Zraick
Associate Professor, Audiology and Speech Pathology
The Voice and Voice Therapy - 8th Edition
Pearson Higher Education
The best-selling voice therapy text on the market, The Voice and Voice Therapy enters its eighth edition with extensive revisions, including thoroughly expanded content, updated pictures and figures, and improved teaching pedagogy elements. In addition, the new edition includes an updated DVD that brings voice problems and therapy to life for students. Still the most complete voice treatment textbook available, The Voice and Voice Therapy boasts the most up-to-date evidence-based practice and outcomes assessment and voice therapy facilitation techniques available today, while the comprehensive companion DVD illustrates voice problems in children and adults, as well as methods of relevant therapy, enabling students to see and hear what they are reading about.