Feast of Words Celebrates Emory Faculty Books Published in 2017

Congratulations to the Emory authors and editors of books published in 2017, celebrated at the annual Feast of Words, held this year on February 12, 2018, in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library. 

A few facts and figures about this year’s list:
  • This year’s list totals 115 books.
  • A total of 109 faculty authors and/or volume editors are represented.
  • Eleven faculty members are listed more than once, for multiple titles published in 2017.
  • There are 69 single-author books.
  • There are 22 multi-author books.
  • There are 16 edited volumes.
  • Eight titles on the list are either academic translations of works by others or translations of works by our faculty into other languages.
  • Arts & Sciences faculty are represented on the list 55 times.
  • The School of Medicine faculty are represented 22.
  • The School of Law faculty – 17 times.
  • Candler School of Theology faculty – 12 times.
  • Oxford College faculty – 9 times
  • Rollins School of Public Health and the Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing faculty – 2 times each.
  • Emeriti faculty are on the list 10 times (this number keeps going up! It was 9 last year).
  • And three titles were brought into publication with help from the CFDE’s Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund, which provides small grants to faculty to hire an editor to help take a manuscript from one stage to the next. They are
    • Arun Jones’s Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: North American Evangelicalism in North India, 1836-1870
    • Dawn Peterson’s Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion
    • Nathan Suhr-Sytsma’s Poetry, Print, and the Making of Postcolonial Literature.

The Feast of Words is presented by the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence, together with the Emory University Bookstore and Emory Libraries and Information Technology, and sponsored by the AJC-Decatur Book Festival.


Amin, Kadji (Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies). Disturbing Attachments: Genet, Modern Pederasty, and Queer History. Duke UP.

Andrade, Tonio (History). Sea Rovers, Silver, and Samurai: Maritime East Asia in Global History, 1550-1700. U of Hawai’i P.

Ashmore, Susan Youngblood (History, Oxford) and Lisa Lindquist Dorr, eds. Alabama Women: Their Lives and Times. U of Georgia P.

Babb, Valerie (African American Studies and English). A History of the African American Novel. Cambridge UP.

Bahri, Deepika (English). Postcolonial Biology: Psyche and Flesh after Empire. U of Minnesota P.

Batterson, Steve (Mathematics and Computer Science). American Mathematics 1890-1913: Catching up to Europe. Mathematical Association of America/American Mathematical Society.

Bennington, Geoffrey (Comparative Literature). Kant on the Frontier: Philosophy, Politics, and the Ends of the Earth. Fordham UP.

Benzi, Michele (Mathematics and Computer Science). Exploiting Hidden Structure in Matrix Computations: Algorithms and Applications. Springer.

Berns, Gregory (Psychology). What it’s Like to Be a Dog: And Other Adventures in Animal Neuroscience. Basic.

Bremner, J. Douglas (Psychiatry). Guiding Clients in Recovery from Psychological Trauma. Laughing Cow.

Broyde, Michael (Law). A Concise Code of Jewish Law for Converts. Urim Publications.

Broyde, Michael (Law). Sharia Tribunals, Rabbinical Courts, and Christian Panels: Religious Arbitration in America and in the West. Oxford UP.

Bullock, Julia (Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture). Rethinking Japanese Feminisms. U of Hawai’i P.

Carter, Jimmy (University Distinguished Professor). The Craftsmanship of Jimmy Carter. Mercer UP.

Carter, Kenneth (Psychology, Oxford) and Colleen Seifert. Learn Psychology: An Introduction. Revised 1st edition. Jones and Bartlett.

Cherribi, Sam (Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and Economics). De la Tolérance à l’islamophobie: Les Imams Marocains Face au Libéralisme. Bouregreg.

Corrigan, Kevin (Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies) and John D. Turner. Plotinus, Ennead VI 8: On the Voluntary and on the Free Will of the One. Parmenides.

Crane, Jonathan K. (Center for Ethics). Eating Ethically: Religion and Science for a Better Diet. Columbia UP.

Dillman, Lisa (Spanish and Portuguese), trans. Kingdom Cons (by Yuri Herrera). And Other Stories.

Dillman, Lisa (Spanish and Portuguese), trans. Such Small Hands (by Andrés Barba). Transit (US), Portobello (UK).

Dressler, Daniel (Internal Medicine), Daniel J. Brotman, Jeffrey S. Ginsberg, Sylvia C. McKean, John J. Ross. Principles and Practice of Hospital Medicine. 2nd edition. McGraw-Hill Education.

Eagle, Chris (Center for the Study of Human Health). Beyond Reckoning: Philosophical Approaches to Cormac McCarthy. Routledge.

Eisen, Arri (Biology and Center for Ethics). The Enlightened Gene: Biology, Buddhism, and the Convergence that Explains the World. ForeEdge.

Ellison II, Gregory C. (Theology). Fearless Dialogues: A New Movement for Justice. Westminster John Knox.

El-Rayes, Bassel (Hematology and Medical Oncology) and Tanios Bekaii-Saab, eds. Current and Emerging Therapies in Pancreatic Cancer. Springer.

Epstein, Mikhail (Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture). The Irony of the Ideal: Paradoxes of Russian Literature. Academic Studies.

Epstein, Mikhail (Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture). Proektivnyĭ Slovarʹ Gumanitarnykh Nauk (The Projective Dictionary of the Humanities). Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie.

Epstein, Mikhail (Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture). Ανθρωπιστικές εφευρέσεις και ηθική της μοναδικότητας (Humanistic Inventions and The Ethics of Uniqueness). Print Roes.

Erdozain, Dominic (Theology). The Dangerous God: Christianity and the Soviet Experiment. Northern Illinois UP.

Fineman, Martha Albertson (Law), Ulrika Andersson, and Titti Mattson, eds. Privatization, Vulnerability, and Social Responsibility: A Comparative Perspective. Routledge.

Fineman, Martha Albertson (Law) and Jonathan Fineman, eds. Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work. Routledge (Taylor and Francis Group).

Franzosi, Roberto (Sociology), ed. Landmark Essays on Tropes and Figures. Routledge.

Freer, Richard (Law), Civil Procedure. 4th edition. Wolters Kluwer.

Freer, Richard (Law), Donald Doernberg, and Martin Redish. Federal Courts. 4th edition. West Academic.

Freer, Richard (Law), and Douglas Moll. Principles of Business Organizations. 2nd edition. West Academic.

Galle, Jeffery (English, Oxford) and Rebecca L. Harrison. Revitalizing Classrooms: Innovations and Inquiry Pedagogies in Practice. Rowman and Littlefield.

Galle, Jeffery (English, Oxford) and Rebecca L. Harrison. Teaching, Pedagogy, and Learning: Fertile Ground for Campus and Community Innovations. Rowman and Littlefield.

Ganji, Purnachandra Nagaraju (Hematology and Medical Oncology), and Bramha Chair, P. Veera (eds). Role of Transcription Factors in Gastrointestinal Malignancies. Springer Nature.

Goldfeder, Mark (Law). Legalizing Plural Marriage: The Next Frontier in Family Law. Brandeis UP.

Goodstein, Elizabeth (English). Georg Simmel and the Disciplinary Imaginary. Stanford UP.

Gowler, David (Religion, Oxford). The Parables after Jesus: Their Imaginative Receptions Across Two Millennia. Baker Academic.

Gullatte, Mary (Nursing). 21st Century Nursing Leadership. Oncology Nursing Society.

Hay, Peter (Law, emeritus), Patrick J. Borchers, and Freer, Richard (Law). Conflict of Laws: Private International Law. 15th edition. Foundation.

Hegtvedt, Karen (Sociology) and Cathryn Johnson (Sociology). Social Psychology: Individuals, Interaction, and Inequality. Sage.

Hershenberg, Rachel (Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences). Activating Happiness: A Jump-Start Guide to Overcoming Low Motivation, Depression, or Just Feeling Stuck. New Harbinger.

Holbrook, Timothy (Law), Kimberly A. Moore, and John F. Murphy. Patent Litigation and Strategy. 5th edition. West Academic.

Holladay, Carl R. (Theology). Introduction to the New Testament: Reference Edition. Baylor UP.

Höyng, Peter (German Studies), ed. and trans. The Blue Stain: A Novel of a Racial Outcast (by Hugo Bettauer). Camden House.

*Jones, Arun W. (Theology). Missionary Christianity and Local Religion: North American Evangelicalism in North India, 1836-1870. Baylor UP.

Joyce, Justin A. (African American Studies), Dwight A. McBride (University Provost, African American Studies), and Douglas Field, eds. James Baldwin Review, Volume 3. Manchester UP.

Judovitz, Dalia (French and Italian). Georges de La Tour and the Enigma of the Visible. Fordham UP.

Karnes, Kevin (Music). Arvo Pärt’s Tabula Rasa. Oxford UP.

Karsan, Hetal A. (Medicine) and Brennan M.R. Spiegel. Acing the Pancreaticobiliary Questions on the GI Board Exam. SLACK Incorporated.

Koposov, Nikolay (Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture). Memory Laws, Memory Wars: The Politics of the Past in Europe and Russia. Cambridge UP.

Koval, Michael (Pulmonary Medicine and Cell Biology) and Venkataramana K. Sidhaye. Lung Epithelial Biology in the Pathogenesis of Pulmonary Disease. Academic Press/Elsevier.

Krupinski, Elizabeth (Radiology) and Karen Schulder Rheuban. Understanding Telehealth. McGraw-Hill Education.

Kushner, Howard (Center for Human Health and Behavioral Sciences and Health Education, emeritus). On the Other Hand: Left Hand, Right Brain, Mental Disorder, and History. Johns Hopkins UP.

Lartey, Emmanuel Y. (Theology) and Tapiwa N. Mucherera, eds. Pastoral Care, Health, Healing, and Wholeness in African Contexts: Methodology, Context, and Issues. Wipf and Stock.

Lattouf, Omar (Surgery). Heartfelt Stories: The Life of a Heart Surgeon. Amazon.

Lechner, Frank (Sociology). The American Exception. Palgrave Macmillan.

Lee, Lisa (Art History). Isa Genzken: Sculpture as World Receiver. U of Chicago P.

Liwanga, Roger-Claude (Law). Child Mining in an Era of High-Technology: Understanding the Roots, Conditions, and Effects of Labor Exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Alpha Academic.

Lucker, Michael (Film and Media Studies). CRASH! BOOM! BANG!: How to Write Action Movies. Michael Wiese Productions.

Lysaker, John (Philosophy). After Emerson. Indiana UP.

Marder, Elissa (French and Italian and Comparative Literature). Literature and Psychoanalysis: Open Questions. Edinburgh UP.

Marquardt, Marie (Theology). The Radius of Us: A Novel. St. Martin’s Griffin.

Marshall, Jill (Anthropology). Women Praying and Prophesying in Corinth: Gender and Inspired Speech in First Corinthians. Mohr Siebeck.

Martin, Anthony (Environmental Sciences). The Evolution Underground: Burrows, Bunkers, and the Marvelous Subterranean World Beneath Our Feet. Pegasus.

Matthews, Rex (Theology). The Vocation of Theology: Inquiry, Dialogue, Adoration. General Board of Higher Education and Ministry, United Methodist Church.

McCauley, Robert N. (Center for Mind, Brain, and Culture). Philosophical Foundations of the Cognitive Science of Religion: A Head Start. Bloomsbury.

McDaniels III, Pellom (Stuart A. Rose Library). Porter, Steward, Citizen: An African American’s Memoir of World War I. Oxford UP.

Mitchell, Andrew (Philosophy) and Peter Trawny, eds. Heidegger’s “Black Notebooks”: Responses to Anti-Semitism. Columbia UP.

Ono, Ken (Mathematics and Computer Science), Kathrin Bringmann, Amanda Folsom, and Larry Rolen. Harmonic Maass Forms and Mock Modular Forms: Theory and Applications. American Mathematical Society.

Orenstein, Walter (Medicine), Kathryn M. Edwards, Paul Offit, Stanley Plotkin. Plotkin’s Vaccines. 7th edition. Elsevier.

Owen-Smith, Patricia (Psychology, Oxford). The Contemplative Mind in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning. Indiana UP.

Parker, Ruth (Medicine), Jeff Galloway, and Carmen Patrick Mohan. The Women’s Guide to Health: Run Walk Run, Eat Right, and Feel Better. Meyer & Meyer Sport.

Peletz, Michael G. (Anthropology). Gender, Sexuality, and Body Politics in Modern Asia. 2nd edition. Association for Asian Studies.

Pelletier, Stacia (Office of the President). The Half Wives. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Perry, Michael (Law). A Global Political Morality: Human Rights, Democracy, and Constitutionalism. Cambridge UP.

*Peterson, Dawn (History). Indians in the Family: Adoption and the Politics of Antebellum Expansion. Harvard UP.

Preuss, Todd (Neuroscience and Pathology, Yerkes), Theodore H. Bullock, Jon H. Kaas, Leah A. Krubitzer, John Rubenstein, and Georg F. Striedter, eds. Evolution of Nervous Systems. 2nd  Edition. Volume 4: The Evolution of the Human Brain: Apes and Other Ancestors. Academic Press.

Proskurina, Vera (Russian and East Asian Languages and Culture). Империя пера Екатерины II. Литература как политика. (The Empire of Letters of Catherine II: Literature as Politics). New Literary Observer.

Reiss, Benjamin (English). Wild Nights: How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World. Basic.

Reiter, Dan (Political Science). The Sword’s Other Edge: Trade-offs in the Pursuit of Military Effectiveness. Cambridge UP.

Robbins, Vernon K (Religion), Walter S. Melion (Art History), and Roy R. Jeal, eds. The Art of Visual Exegesis: Rhetoric, Texts, Images. Society of Biblical Literature.

Saliers, Don (Theology, emeritus), E.J. Costa, ed., and M. Pescatori, trans. Musica E Teologia. Queriniana.

Samady, Habib (Cardiology), William Fearon, Alan C. Yeung, and Spencer B. King (Cardiology, emeritus). Interventional Cardiology. 2nd edition. McGraw Hill.

Schaumann, Caroline (German Studies). German Ecocriticism in the Anthropocene. Palgrave Macmillan.

Schuchard, Ronald (English, emeritus), Iman Javadi, and Jayme Stayer, eds. The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: The Critical Edition, Volume 5: Tradition and Orthodoxy, 1934-1939. Johns Hopkins UP and Faber and Faber.

Schuchard, Ronald (English, emeritus) and David E. Chinitz, eds. The Complete Prose of T. S. Eliot: the Critical Edition, Volume 6: The War Years, 1940-1946. Johns Hopkins UP and Faber and Faber.

Shannon, Deric (Sociology, Oxford) and Jeffery Galle (English, Oxford). Interdisciplinary Approaches to Pedagogy and Place-Based Education: From Abstract to the Quotidian. Palgrave Macmillan.

Sheth, Jagdish (Marketing). Genes, Climate, and Consumption Culture: Connecting the Dots. Emerald.

Simpson, Roy L. (Nursing), Thomas R. Clancy, Connie W. Delaney, Judith J. Warren, and Charlotte A. Weaver, eds. Big Data-Enabled Nursing Education, Research and Practice. Springer.

Smith, James (Public Health). HYBRID. Braveship.

Stone, Rebecca (Art History). Threads of Time: Tradition and Change in Indigenous American Textiles. Michael C. Carlos Museum.

Strawn, Brent (Theology), ed. Jerusalem and the One God: A Religious History (by Othmar Keel). Fortress.

Strawn, Brent (Theology). The Old Testament Is Dying: A Diagnosis and Recommended Treatment (Theological Explorations for the Church Catholic). Baker Academic.

Strom, Jonathan (Theology), Mark Granquist, Mary Jane Haemig, Robert Kolb, Mark Mattes, and Timothy Wengert. Dictionary of Luther and the Lutheran Traditions. Baker Academic.

*Suhr-Sytsma, Nathan (English). Poetry, Print, and the Making of Postcolonial Literature. Cambridge UP.

Tarver, Erin (Philosophy, Oxford). The I in Team: Sports Fandom and the Reproduction of Identity. U of Chicago P.

Taulbee, James Larry (Political Science, emeritus). Genocide, Mass Atrocity and War Crimes in Modern History: Blood and Conscience, Volumes 1 and 2. Praeger.

Taulbee, James Larry (Political Science, emeritus) and Gerhard von Glahn. Law Among Nations: An Introduction to Public International Law, 11th edition. Routledge.

Varady, Tibor (Law, emeritus). Put u Juče  (Travel into Yesterday). Akademska Knjiga.

Voit, Eberhard (Biomedical Engineering). A First Course in Systems Biology. 2nd edition. Garland Science.

Wahman, Jessica (Philosophy), José M. Medina, and John J. Stuhr (Philosophy), eds. Cosmopolitanism and Place. Indiana UP.

Watson, Kevin (Theology) and Scott T. Kisker. The Band Meeting: Rediscovering Relational Discipleship in Transformational Community. Seedbed.

Witte Jr. John (Law) and Gary Hauk (Office of the President), eds. Christianity and Family Law: An Introduction. Cambridge UP.

Witte Jr., John (Law), Andrea Pin and Giada Carolina Erica Ragone, trans. Monogamia E Poligamia Nella Tradizione Giuridica Occidentale. Urbaniana UP.

Witte Jr., John (Law). Reformacja Praw (Marciej Dybowski, ed.). Wydawnictwo Naukowe PWN.

Woodbury, Anna (Anesthesiology), Boris Spektor (Anesthesiology), Vinita Singh (Anesthesiology), Brian Bobzien (Anesthesiology), Trusharth Patel (Anesthesiology), and Jerry Kalangara (Anesthesiology). Pain Medicine Board Review. Elsevier.

Xu, Bin (Sociology). The Politics of Compassion: The Sichuan Earthquake and Civic Engagement in China. Stanford UP.

Young, Kevin (University Distinguished Professor). Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News. Graywolf.

Zafari, A. Maziar (Medicine and Cardiology), Isabell Dutzmann, Stephen Dutzmann, Sonja Guthoff, Petra Harrer, Theodor Klotz, Lisa Link, Doris Oberle, Jorg W. Oestmann, Stefanie Pottgiesser, Torben Pottgieser, Marco Schupp, Andrea Vogel. Das Mündliche Examen. Innere Medizin und Chirurgie. Elsevier.

Zafari, A. Maziar (Medicine and Cardiology) and Jamshid Shirani, trans. The Pure Image: Persian Translation of Selected Poems, An Essay, and An Interview of Gottfried Benn. Ketab.

Zwier, Paul (Law). Peacemaking, Religious Belief, and the Rule of Law: The Struggle Between Dictatorship and Democracy in Syria and Beyond. Routledge.

*Supported by the Scholarly Writing and Publishing Fund of the Center for Faculty Development and Excellence

Names in boldface indicate Emory faculty in cases of multiple authors or editors.

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